Friday Quick Peek: Vancouver Supercross

Fridays are the casual day of Supercross. When we stopped by BC Place late this afternoon, finishing touches were being put on bikes, as well as on the track.

Once again, the team semis are clustered together in tight formation just outside the stadium…no open pits for this race. While strolling around, we stopped to talk to the Kawasaki crew, were just wrapping up the last of their work for the day, including stickering up the frames on James Stewart's KX450F.

We haven't yet received final confirmation about the fines levied by the FIM on James from a pair of protest filed last weekend in Toronto, though the gang at Racer X is reporting that he'll be fined $2,000 for his tangle with Ivan Tedesco, and an additional $4,000 for his tangle with Travis Preston after an off-track excursion and re-entry. Actually, the good news is that he's racing at all. While his ankle was quite swollen earlier in the week, he's received word from doctors that there's little risk of further damage by racing the weekend. After that, he'll have additional recovery time before the start of the AMA series at Anaheim in January.

As far aas the track, the race terrain itself features the same unusual glacial till that they've used in the past. It's an odd neutral gray color, which caused Speed TV's Jeff Emig to joke, "Hey, who painted the track?" Just for fun, we looked up glacial till in Wikipedia, and found this passage…

"Glacial till is that part of glacial drift which was deposited directly by the glacier. It may vary from clays to mixtures of clay, sand, gravel and boulders."

That's it for now, but be sure to stop back throughout the weekend for more on


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