2017 A2 Anaheim Supercross Race Results

2017 A2 Anaheim – Round 3 – Supercross Race Results

Round 3 of the Monster Energy AMA Pro Supercross series was held in Anaheim for the 2nd time this season.

The track crew did their best to keep the track safe and race ready, but it was no doubt a challenge for all of the riders as it appeared to be only a matter of time until it would produce an injury.

Ken Roczen got hurt as he badly injured his left arm sustaining a compound fracture during the 450 Main Event in Anaheim.  Details to follow below.  Ken is pushing the limits of the supercross pace, but lacks the patience of Dungey at this point in his career to settle with a second place.  It is hard to blame him though, the mind of a racer is to win.  Ken Roczen has been looking outstanding on his new Honda ride and the chemistry has been great with his new team.  Unfortunately, this is a part of our sport and all of us here are going to say a prayer this week for Roczen for good medical guidance and for a full recovery.  Stay strong, Ken!

Malcom Stewart showed up for his Rookie Debut in A2.  Anaheim supercross would prove to be a great stage for him to kick off his rookie season in the 450 class.  Malcom Stewart aboard his Suzuki Ride 365 / Seven racing team looked comfortable and ready to go after it.  No signs of James Stewart, not sure what the timing is of his return as nobody seems to know or is talking about it.  All of the emphasis right now appears to be on Malcom Stewart in the 450 class.

450 Class Main Event Story –

Dungey got a great start with a commanding lead, Roczen started off at about 7th.  Roczen would pick his way through the pack to achieve 3rd place by about the half-way point.  Seely was running in 2nd and Cooper Webb was running about 4th place when the horrific crash occurred.  The Ken Roczen crash happened right in the middle of a fast rhythm section while he was following Cole Seely.  Roczen’s bike kicked while he was wide open launching him straight into the air (think Chad Reed outdoor table top crash a few years ago).  Roczen’s arms and body were fully extended away from his bike while he tried to brace himself for a massive impact.  Ultimately, his body would crash into the back side of a jump leaving him just to lay there motionless in a heap as other riders went by.  It would take many laps before the medical crew could get him off the track because he was right in the center of the track.  Eventually, they would get him off the track as he was holding his arm in great pain.  Later that night we learned that he suffered a compound fracture to his left forearm.  Thank god that was all he suffered because it looked as if he could have had a head injury with the way in which his head hit the ground.

Dungey would finish first and even if Rozcen would not have gotten hurt he still looked like he had an honest shot at a victory over Ken during this round.  Dungey collided with another bike in the 1st qualifying race breaking what looked to be like his throttle and forced him to go to Heat 2.

Cooper Webb had his best ride of the season.  This rookie in the 450 class had the 3rd best qualifying time going into the evening and looked the most comfortable that he has been this season on his factory Yamaha.

Chad Reed looked good finishing within the top 10.  He also looked comfortable this evening, riding his own race but seems to be getting ready to put a push on at some point in time.

Maclom Steward looked strong in his qualifier, very very comfortable on his new Suzuki and has the potential to be a real contender going forward.  Wondering where his brother James is though?

Marvin rode a great race for 2nd place.  He is another young racer that will no doubt be a win contender.

With Roczen out, this could make for a lackluster 2017 season.  Ken and Ryan are at a different level above the rest of the field.  Someone will have to step up to make a challenge, otherwise these races will be 20 – 30 second wins for Dungey.

250 Class Main Event Story –

Justin Hill would trail the 18 year old rookie sensation Austin Forkner briefly, then take the lead and check out.  Aaron Plessinger would also take over Austin Forkner and settle into 2nd for the remainder of the main.  Shane Mcelrath would take over Austin Forkner as well and settle into 3rd place.

The industry has high hopes for the young and talented Austin Forkner after winning monster energy cups in the Super Mini class, etc.  This farm kid is still maturing and will no doubt get after it soon and it is good to see him focusing on staying healthy.  His wins will come with time.

Thanks for reading!

Next weekend, Arizona and the race is on at 9pm EST!

2017 Monster Energy AMA 450 Class Supercross Results – Round 3 – Anaheim 2

  1. Ryan Dungey – KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition
  2. Marvin Musquin – KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition
  3. Cole Seely – Honda CRF450R
  4. Cooper Webb – Yamaha YZ450F
  5. Weston Peick – Suzuki RM-Z450
  6. Josh Grant – Kawasaki KX450F
  7. Chad Reed – Yamaha YZ450F
  8. Eli Tomac – Kawasaki KX450F
  9. Davi Millsaps – KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition
  10. Blake Baggett – KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition
  11. Dean Wilson – Yamaha YZ450F
  12. Broc Tickle – Suzuki RM-Z450
  13. Justin Brayton – Honda CRF450R
  14. Christophe Pourcel – Husqvarna FC450
  15. Jake Weimer – Suzuki RM-Z450
  16. Vince Friese – Honda CRF450R
  17. Tommy Hahn – Yamaha YZ450F
  18. Malcolm Stewart – Suzuki RM-Z450
  19. Nick Schmidt – Suzuki RM-Z450
  20. Ronnie Stewart – Suzuki RM-Z450
  21. Adam Enticknap – Honda CRF450R
  22. Ken Roczen – Honda CRF450R

2017 Monster Energy AMA 450 Class Supercross Series Point Standings (after 3 of 17 rounds)

  1. Ryan Dungey, 69 points (1 win)
  2. Marvin Musquin, 62 points
  3. Ken Roczen, 51 (2 wins)
  4. Cole Seely, 51 points
  5. Eli Tomac, 44 points
  6. Weston Peick, 43 points
  7. Davi Millsaps, 39 points
  8. Josh Grant, 37 points
  9. Jason Anderson, 36 points
  10. Cooper Webb, 36 points
2017 Monster Energy AMA 250 Class Supercross Results – Round 3 – Anaheim 2

  1. Justin Hill
  2. Aaron Plessinger
  3. Shane Mcelrath
  4. Austin Forkner
  5. Martin Davalos
  6. James Decotis
  7. Dan Reardon
  8. Tyler Bowers
  9. Josh Hansen
  10. Jeremy Martin

2017 Monster Energy AMA 250 Class Supercross Series Point Standings (after 3 of 17 rounds)

  1. Shane Mcelrath, 70 points
  2. Aaron Plessinger, 64 points
  3. Justin Hill, 63 points
  4. Martin Davalos, 54 points
  5. Austin Forkner, 47 points
  6. James Decotis, 42 points
  7. Jeremy Martin, 40 points
  8. Tyler Bowers, 33 points
  9. Dan Reardon, 32 points
  10. Phillip Nicollleti, 28 points

 

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