Eli Tomac is working his way back up the point standings after now winning two rounds in a row, however he only sits in 10th place overall, 36 points shy of Jason Anderson who’s got the red plate. But the bigger story in Glendale, AZ this weekend was Justin Barcia, who took second place in the race as well as second place in the overall points standings. This is big news because Barcia was initially only hired to be a fill-in rider for Davi Millsaps on Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing. Now that he’s a main championship contender, Barcia is certainly earning his keep. Ken Roczen also found himself on the podium a second time after four rounds of racing.

In the 250SX class, Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha’s Aaron Plessinger took the win and the red plate back from Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy and Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Shane McElrath, who shared the points lead coming into round four. Things continue to get shaken up during this year’s Monster Energy AMA Supercross season. We’re looking forward to see what happens in Oakland next.

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GLENDALE, AZ – January 28, 2018 –  Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM World Championship, hosted Round 4 of the 2018 season inside the University of Phoenix Stadium in front of 54,623 fans.

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac scored his second consecutive overall event win in Glendale. In the 450SX Class Main Event, Tomac captured the lead from the start and ran away with the win, leading all 23 laps ahead of Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Justin Barcia.

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The 450SX Class podium at Round 4 of the Monster Energy Supercross in Glendale, Arizona. | Photo credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.

“That was a big, big push,” Tomac said on the podium. “The pressure behind me was there the entire time; you couldn’t miss a line. I nailed everything … That was just awesome. We put in a big effort all day and to go out on top was the best.”

Barcia earned his third podium with a second-place finish from the start, ahead of the battle for third. By the checkered flag, Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen captured third and his second podium of the season ahead of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jason Anderson. Team Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin found a much-needed top five finish as he recovers from injury.

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Aaron Plessinger celebrates his second Western Regional 250SX Class win on the podium with Shane McElrath and Adam Cianciarulo. | Photo credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.

In the 250SX Class Main Event, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy and the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM ride of Shane McElrath, who both came into the race with red number plates and tied in points, ran wheel-to-wheel ahead of the Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Aaron Plessinger after the start. McElrath found an inside line on Savatgy and caught the lead until Plessinger found a way around both of them for the win and regained the points lead.

Official race highlights and photos will be posted, here:

Monster Energy Supercross Glendale Highlights – Photos

Monster Energy Supercross Glendale Highlights – Video

For official race results, please visit results.amasupercross.com.

450SX Class Results

  1. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki
  2. Justin Barcia, Greenville, Fla., Yamaha
  3. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Honda
  4. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., Husqvarna
  5. Marvin Musquin, Clermont, Fla., KTM
  6. Weston Peick, Menifee, Calif., Suzuki
  7. Justin Brayton, Mint Hill, N.C., Honda
  8. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha
  9. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrance, Calif., KTM
  10. Joshua Grant, Wildomar, Calif., Kawasaki

450SX Class Championship Standings

  1. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., Husqvarna (89)
  2. Justin Barcia, Greenville, Fla., Yamaha (80)
  3. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Honda (77)
  4. Weston Peick, Menifee, Calif., Suzuki (71)
  5. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda (70)
  6. Justin Brayton, Mint Hill, N.C., Honda (68)
  7. Joshua Grant, Wildomar, Calif., Kawasaki (58)
  8. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrance, Calif., KTM (57)
  9. Marvin Musquin, Clermont, Fla., KTM (54)
  10. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Co., Kawasaki (53)

Western Regional 250SX Class Results

  1. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha
  2. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM
  3. Adam Cianciarulo, New Smyrna, Fla., Kawasaki
  4. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki
  5. Chase Sexton, Clermont, Fla., Honda
  6. Bradley Taft, Nixo, MO, Yamaha
  7. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Suzuki
  8. Mitchell Harrison, Tallahassee, Fla., Husqvarna
  9. Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Yamaha
  10. Christian Craig, Orange, Calif. Honda

Western Regional 250SX Class Championship Standings

  1. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha (92)
  2. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM (91)
  3. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki (87)
  4. Adam Cianciarulo, New Smyrna, Fla., Kawasaki (77)
  5. Christian Craig, Orange, Calif. Honda (70)
  6. Chase Sexton, Clermont, Fla., Honda (69)
  7. Mitchell Oldenburg, Alvord, Texas, Yamaha (58)
  8. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Suzuki (58)
  9. Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Yamaha (53)
  10. Bradley Taft, Nixo, Mo., Yamaha (51)

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