CHINO, CA | Round five of the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship took place in Oakland, Calif., at Oakland Alameda County Coliseum. Fox Sports Two carried the live broadcast and 47,061 fans were in attendance.
As reported earlier, Weston Peick suffered a hard crash in the first practice session in Phoenix lacerating his kidney and breaking his wrist. Peick underwent successful wrist surgery and is in the process of healing, he is expected to miss at least several weeks of racing. Jake Weimer continues to substitute for Justin Barcia, also recovering from a wrist injury sustained just before the opening round of the series. With Barcia’s return expected very soon the team will not hire a substitute for Peick, however Weimer will continue as a replacement rider, this time for Peick until he returns to competition.
Weimer transferred to the Main Event from Semi Two. When the gate fell for the Main Event Weimer found himself crowded at the rear of the field in 17 th position. Over the ensuing 20 minutes plus one lap he steadily advanced to finish 13 th for the night.
Contesting the 250SX West Class, Phillip Nicoletti transferred directly to the Main Event through Heat Race Two. He began the Main Event inside the top-10 and was fifth by lap three. The 250SX Class races 15 minutes plus one lap, and when the checkers flew Nicoletti claimed fifth place, his best finish of the season so far. AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tex. will host round six of the series on Feb. 11. Fox Sports One will broadcast the race live starting at 10:00 p.m. (EST).