News 11 Feb 2018

Anderson extends supercross advantage in San Diego

Autotrader Yoshimura Suzuki's Hill delivers first 250SX win of 2018.

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Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Jason Anderson has taken back-to-back victories in the San Diego round of 2018 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, building upon his points lead in the process.

A drama-packed main event saw Cole Seely (Team Honda HRC) lead the opening 12 laps, before Anderson worked his way to the front and won by 3.944s over Marvin Musquin (Red Bull KTM) and Blake Baggett (Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM).

Anderson’s win on a night that saw his main challengers falter resulted in him extending his advantage to 28 points in the championship. Justin Barcia (Monster Energy Knich Yamaha) was eighth, while Ken Roczen (Team Honda HRC) went out with an arm injury after clashing with Cooper Webb (Monster Energy Knich Yamaha).

The disastrous season of Eli Tomac (Monster Energy Kawasaki) continued, going down with multiple riders in the first turn and also being forced out of the race.

Australian Chad Reed (Team CR22 Husqvarna) has a strong start to the main event inside the top three, eventually dropping down the order to claim a season-best of 13th. He’s on course to tie for the most supercross main event starts in history next weekend.

In the 250SX West final it was defending champion Justin Hill who broke through with Autotrader Yoshimura Suzuki, charging to victory ahead of Adam Cianciarulo (Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki) and Chase Sexton (Geico Honda).

It was Joey Savatgy (Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki) who led the opening lap, before Cianciarulo took charge at the front, leading until lap 13 when a composed Hill made his way to the front. The pair traded places until Hill asserted himself at the front, going on to win by 4.952s.

The standings are still being led by Aaron Plessinger (Monster Energy Yamalube Yamaha) after he took seventh tonight, five ahead of Savatgy. Australian Hayden Mellross (51Fifty Energy Drink Yamaha) sits P10 after scoring 12th in the final race before the series heads east next weekend.

Round seven of the 2018 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship will be held in Arlington, Texas, next Saturday night, 17 February.

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