RACE RECAP | Houston Supercross rounds 1 and 2!
The 2021 Season of Monster Energy Supercross had a not so familiar start, as round one and two kicked off in Houston, Texas at the NRG Stadium rather thank the familiar start we’ve become accustom to in Anaheim California. The 450 class had familiar faces at the top of the podium with Justin Barcia now having three consecutive season opener race wins. Seeing the veteran and OGIO supported racer, Marvin Musquin back behind the gate was something the fans not only cheered, but we’re extremely excited to see him get another podium in his long and illustrious career. OGIO racers rounded out the evening with 7 out of the 10 positions. Great work by all!
With the first round questions now answered , and the quick turnaround for the Tuesday night race, everyone was excited to see who would manage to stay upfront and stay consistent. OGIO's Chase Sexton came out with the holeshot and led early laps before crashing and was unfortunately knocked out of the race. From there, it came down to who was going to put themselves in the best position for the race win. Eli Tomac managed the race well to finish on the top step. 8 of the top 10 positions were filled with OGIO racers and one in particular was rookie 450 class racer, Dylan Ferrandis. Dylan charged the full 20 minutes to finish second place in front of an absolute legend, and veteran of the class, Justin Brayton. Justin not only managed to put another OGIO rider on the podium, but he was also able to give his new team, Muc-Off Honda, their first podium! With only two years of racing in America, it’s great to see their early success 2021. Congrats to not only Justin, but also to Team Owner Yarrive and the Muc-Off Honda team out of Australia. We’re proud to have them on our program in 2021 and beyond!
The 250 class is known as more of a feeder class but let’s be honest, with lap times rivaling the larger displacement premier class, these guys are absolutely charging and exciting to watch. Round 1 saw Christian Craig get his first win in over five years and his emotions took over as the crowd were all on their feet as the checkers flew. We here at OGIO could not be more proud of Christian and are honored to support a hard-working family man and ambassador for Supercross. After a bit of injuries to both Forkner and Colt Nichols prematurely ending their 2020 Supercross season, they both bounced back at round one with Forkner in the number two position and Colt Nichols rounding out third, for an OGIO Podium sweep! OGIO racers at Round 1 finished in 9 of the top 10 positions!
Round 2 definitely saw fireworks in the 250 class with the young gun Jett Lawrence, finishing on the top step of the podium with a wire to wire victory! We’re happy to have supported Jett for his entire professional career and to see him get that first SX victory, that we all knew would be here soon, was so much fun to witness! This podium was nearly identical as the round 1 podium with Colt stepping up one spot to the second position, and Christian dropping a couple spots down to the third and final podium position. Once again, OGIO racers finished with 8 riders in the top 10!
With the racers and teams now doing weeklong trips on the road, we’re happy to support them in getting them to and from the races and essentially, living out of there ONU-29‘s and ONU 22s for 2021!