Round three of Monster Energy AMA Supercross continues to further shake things up at Anaheim 2. Last year’s outdoor champion finally takes an overall win and Jason Anderson extends his points lead. Cole Seely had an awesome breakout performance, ultimately landing on the second step and Weston Peick continues to crush it. The rest of the 450SX pack was completely jumbled up with big-timers Barcia, Roczen and Musquin finishing eighth, ninth and thirteenth overall, respectively.
The 250SX class proved to be more consistent with Joey Savatgy taking the overall, followed by Shane McElrath and Christian Craig rounding out the podium. AC92 just missed the podium in fourth, Aaron Plessinger lost his red plate and rookie Chase Sexton had another great run, leading most of the the third main event.
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ANAHEIM, CA – January 21, 2018 – In front of a sell-out crowd of 45,050 fans inside Angel Stadium, Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM World Championship, hosted the historical first-ever Triple Crown Event in Anaheim on January 20 for Round 3 of the 2018 season.
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac captured the overall event win at Round 3 of the series. The Triple Crown, which was introduced in 2018, is a three-city showdown starting at Anaheim 2 where both the 250SX and 450SX Classes compete in three Main Events.
In the first 8-minute 450SX Class Main Event, Team Honda HRC’s Cole Seely captured the lead on the first lap ahead of Smartop/MotoConcepts Racing’s Justin Brayton while the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC/KTM/WPS ride of Blake Baggett climbed up to third and Tomac was fifth. In the second 12-lap Main Event, Tomac captured his first lead and win ahead of Seely and Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jason Anderson. In the third 15-minute Main Event, Anderson ran away with the win, holding on to his points lead, with Tomac in second and Brayton in third. Tomac, who finished 5-1-2, was awarded the overall win with the lowest combined score.
In the first 6-minute 250SX Class Main Event, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy lead from the start ahead of GEICO Honda’s Christian Craig while the Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha of Mitchell Oldenburg passed up to third by the checkers. In the second 10-minute Main Event, the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM ride of Shane McElrath stayed wide open out front ahead of Savatgy and Craig. In the third 12-minute Main Event, Savatgy remained up front while Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo held onto second ahead of GEICO Honda’s Chase Sexton in third. Savatgy’s 1-2-1 was good enough for the overall win.
Official race highlights and photos will be posted, here:
Monster Energy Supercross Anaheim 2 Highlights – Photos
Monster Energy Supercross Anaheim 2 Highlights – Video
For official race results, please visit results.amasupercross.com.
Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha (10-7-11)
Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha (37)
Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Suzuki (11-9-9)
Hayden Mellross, Clermont, Fla., Yamaha (34)
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