Social Spot: Glendale

The best from social media

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Social media came alight on Saturday night, as riders and industry personnel shared countless posts from the fourth round of Monster Energy Supercross that was held in Arizona. It is most likely that you missed something, especially if you are dealing with a difference in time zones, hence why collected the best posts from some poignant names for this feature.

Yewww great night to light candles!!! Thank you Phoenix!!!✊#4cornershometowncrowd

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Eli Tomac showed more personality than ever before in this social media post. This has been quite the turnaround for Tomac and those in his corner, hence the post-race enthusiasm. With thirty-six points between him and the series lead, there is no doubt that he is firmly in this title fight. It is going to be one of the greatest comebacks ever if he pulls this thing off.

Ken Roczen silenced some critics at the fourth round of Monster Energy Supercross and then took to social media to remind fans that everything is good at the moment. Third may not seem too spectacular, on paper at least, but there is no doubt that he had the speed to win on Saturday night. The focus is on starts now.

Is there a hidden meaning behind this post that Malcolm Stewart shared? The final part of his message may be a reference to the fact that his deal with Autotrader Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing will extend further than round four. Rumours in the paddock suggest that both parties are attempting to pull strings so that they can stay together.

Marvin Musquin made significant improvements at round four and served notice that he is going to be in this thing until the end. The injury is still not one hundred percent, as he stated in the post above, so finishing fifth was a great ride with that in mind. However, those whoops continue to cost him dearly each week. The issue has been exposed for all to see now.

Sunday and I’m back at it. Making up for lost time. Don’t lose sight of the goal.

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Another positive message from Dean Wilson. The fact that he can jump back on his steed the day after a race is a great sign that the shoulder injury is firmly in the past. Although the end result in Glendale was not what he would have wanted, he managed to complete the entire night show and that is the first step to getting back to where he needs to be.

Chad Reed is typically the best on social media, but his wife has been providing the most intriguing updates this season. Ellie posted an extensive report on her account on Sunday that included a rundown of everything that is going on with their effort currently. How long will it be before Reed returns to the top ten? There is quite far to go currently.

A profound post from Adam Cianciarulo. Of all the riders on the starting line, Cianciarulo is arguably the biggest fan of the sport and most appreciative of the spot that he has found himself in. There is not really much else to say about this post, other than that it is a great one. Count on the five-time winner landing on the top step sooner rather than later.

The way that this photo has been edited must reflect the way that Joey Savatgy felt after that digger in the heat race. Savatgy rebounded in the best possible way with a holeshot all the way from outside, thanks to the lengthy start straight, and then ended fourth in the main. It is not a spectacular result, but things could have been so much worse.

The Monster Energy Supercross series has been extremely entertaining thus far, despite the fact that some of the greatest talents have been missing from the front of the field. Christian Craig will battle for a win soon, one would presume, especially seeing as he left Glendale will some fire in his stomach. It was a difficult night for the GEICO Honda star.

The nets work! Colton Aeck was the first rider to test the new system, which has been pushed by our American correspondent, Steve Matthes, for quite some time. Now it will be intriguing to see how they hold up in a high-speed situation. Aeck did not register a time good enough to make the night show in Glendale, as he ended forty-fifth in the daytime qualifying session.

Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Husqvarna/Simon Cudby

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