The opening round of 2021 Supercross was nothing short of exciting. We saw battling to get into the night show. We saw battling to get through the heat races. And we say battling to get through the LCQs. This year's field is stacked with competition and it's going to be a solid fight until the end!
In the heat races we saw almost every factory and factory-supported rider advance to the main. This left only four spots from the LCQ open for the taking in order to advance into the main event, with every privateer that qualified into the night show battling it out. Kyle Chisholm and Alex Ray were the only two privateers to advance, sitting alongside Adam Enticknap and Brandon Hartranft as the last four riders to go into main event.
The main event showed how stacked this year's field is, with top contenders and previous champions like Jason Anderson and Eli Tomac finishing outside of the top ten. There was battling everywhere and this race was one for the record books, with Justin Barcia taking his third opening round win in a row, something that hasn't been done in 25 years!
Kyle Chisholm would earn a respective 19th place and Alex Ray would land the first round in 22nd. Coincidentally, Kyle Chisholm also finished 19th at the first round of the 2020 season, meaning no points difference to be made after round one. Alex Ray on the other hand had zero points after the first round of the 2020 season, giving him a one point advantage, and making him the current leader of the PRVTR Party Fund for the 2021 Supercross season.
Below you will find the current standings for the PRVTR Party Fund, including every eligible privateer who earned at least one point in the 2020 AMA Supercross series. For those who don't know, the PRVTR Party Fund rewards the most improved top five riders at the end of the season based on the points earned for the current compared to the points earned from the previous season. The winner will receive 50% of the pot with the other 50% being distributed equally the rest of the riders in the top five.
We want to congratulate Kyle Chisholm and Alex Ray for starting off the season with a solid first round, and we can't wait to see what these guys have in store for the next round in Houston on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.
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