PHOTOS: San Diego 2 Supercross 2016

Some cool moments captured by Pete Peterson during San Diego 2 Supercross 2016 at Petco Park.

Round Six of the 2016 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series was in San Diego for the second time this year, and the track was much tighter than at the previous round in Glendale (Phoenix) the weekend before. The conditions suited Ryan Dungey and Joey Savatgy both just fine, as they has smooth rides on the tricky track and each left San Diego with the big trophy every rider is gunning for. Here’s a look at some of the action from last Saturday night.

Joey Savatgy at San Diego 2 Supercross
Joey Savatgy didn’t let early pressure from Cooper Webb disrupt his pace and had an unchallenged second half for his second victory of the year, and to become the point leader (he was tied with Webb going into San Diego).Photo by Pete Peterson
Cooper Webb at San Diego 2 Supercross
After working quickly from fifth to second, Cooper Webb pressured Savatgy hard in the early laps but slid out in the first turn, a flat sweeper, that re-started his Fifth-to-Second drive for a second time. Webb finished in second place.Photo by Pete Peterson
Zach Osborne at San Diego 2 Supercross
What looks like dirt on the camera lens is actually San Diego soil that took flight with Zach Osborne. Zach pressured Webb for the heat race win, but in the main he finished in fifth.Photo by Pete Peterson
Christian Craig at San Diego 2 Supercross
Christian Craig finished on the podium in third place.Photo by Pete Peterson
Davi Millsaps during opening ceremonies at San Diego 2 Supercross
Our military was honored during the opening ceremonies. The fans and riders were into it. Here Davi Millsaps gives some high fives to our fighting men. He got a souvenir medal from a Marine during his quick loop around the track. It was cool to see a top racer excited to get a momento after spending the day giving out autographs himself.Photo by Pete Peterson
Zach Osborne and Cooper Webb at San Diego 2 Supercross
Zach Osborne and Cooper Webb made the first heat race exciting. Webb came out ahead, Osborne in second.Photo by Pete Peterson
Ken Roczen at San Diego 2 Supercross
Ken Rozcen looked to get a boost of speed after being challenged for fourth by Eli Tomac. After that he pushed past Canard for third and stayed there until the checkered flag.Photo by Pete Peterson
Trey Canard at San Diego 2 Supercross
Trey Canard was coming back to racing after missing a two rounds due to an injured right hand he hurt at Anaheim 2. Here, in their heat race, Blake Baggett says, “Welcome back! How’s the hand?!” Trey answered in the main, “Good enough for fifth.”Photo by Pete Peterson
Ryan Dungey at San Diego 2 Supercross
Ryan Dungey feels the pyrotechnics as he takes his fourth win of 2016.Photo by Pete Peterson
Eli Tomac at San Diego 2 Supercross
Eli Tomac looked fast but frustrated he couldn’t seem to make a pass in the main. He dropped one position to Jason Anderson and Eli finished the night in sixth.Photo by Pete Peterson
San Diego 2 Supercross
The battle for third was this close for several laps before Rozcen pushed past, and later Jason Anderson came through to get as far as fourth place by the end of the race.Photo by Pete Peterson
Christophe Pourcel at San Diego 2 Supercross
Christophe Pourcel skies the triple into the sand. It was a huge leap off of a short take off. None of the early front pack was tripling into the sand.Photo by Pete Peterson
Jason Anderson at San Diego 2 Supercross
Jason Anderson’s landing after tripling into the sand partially explains why the front pack was only doubling in. The time saved charging into the jump was mostly lost recovering from the landing and getting drive through the sand section. That, and it was a risky, blind-landing launch.Photo by Pete Peterson
Fly Racing riders at San Diego 2 Supercross
Fly created some cool Limited Edition, Red White and Blue gear and the BTO boys were kind enough to do a little mid-race formation flying to show it off.Photo by Pete Peterson
250 Class podium at San Diego 2 Supercross
Your San Diego 2 250F podium: Joey Savatgy, Cooper Webb, and Christian Craig.Photo by Pete Peterson
450 Class podium at San Diego 2 Supercross
Your San Diego 2 450 podium: Ryan Dungey, Cole Seely, and Ken Roczen.Photo by Pete Peterson