2017 Anaheim 1 Supercross Race Results

2017 Anaheim 1 Supercross Race Results

The opening round of AMA Monster Energy Supercross was no doubt a fresh start for many, including us race fans!  The track was well taken care of, covered during the rain leading up to the race and traction seemed to be primo minus a corner slide out from Trey Canard.  A sold out crowd of over 45,000 fans at Angel Stadium provided for a good action packed arena for our sport.

James Stewart, as you probably already know, failed to land a ride deal that he was happy with so he and his little brother Malcom Stewart will start their own team and be at a race TBD.

Chad Reed is back, healthy and ready to pay off some bills.

Justin Barcia is out for awhile, hurt practicing leading up to the season and Jake Weimer would saddle up in reserve in his spot.

Mr GQ, Ken Roczen, who was the only pro at the interview to show up in a suit and tie while stepping out of a sweet looking Acura NSX made some bold statements and had to be ready to back them all up during the main event.

Ryan Dungey, Mr Consistent, didn’t seem to have any special news or drama following him.  Just ready to sneak up on the competition as usual and steal a victory when they crash out.

I have been looking forward to Anaheim 1 for many months, Supercross is a favorite event for my son and I to put our goggles on and nerd out in front of the T.V. until the darkest hours of the night here on the east coast.2017-anaheim-1-supercross-watching

The night started out with some good heat battles in the 250 Lites class.  A couple of the 250 young bucks are already flyin’, namely Austin Forkner and Aaron Plessinger.  No surprise that a few of the other studs would be rockin up front, McElrath and Decotis.  The track seemed to be fairly easy for the riders (straight out of the mouth of a couch jockey) so bike and rider had a chance to prove their worth.

The 450 class heats were fun to watch, Chad Reed seemed to show signs of greatness as did Eli Tomac.  Trey Canard had to go all the way to the LCQ .

250 Main Event – Shane McElrath would start out with an early lead and blow the competition away.  Aaron Plessinger would keep him honest in 2nd place, but Austin Forkner pulled a few rookie style moves and ended up way off the podium.

450 Main Event – Not much to write about here.  Ken Roczen grabbed the hole shot and checked out.  Ended up with a 15 second lead over Dungey that ended up in 2nd.  Eli Tomac put some pressure on Roczen early, but then just flat out faded and would be passed by Dungey, Musquin and Anderson.  Not sure what happened to Eli, he had the speed but faded hardcore.  Dungey looked good once he made it past Tomac and was keeping in sync with Roczen but it was impossible for him to gain ground at the speed Roczen was going.

Chad Reed lost coolant after a colliding with another rider and Cooper Webb just didn’t look comfortable all night long.  We will see what round 2 brings next weekend in San Diego.

Looking forward to next weekend.  Check back for more stories, thanks for reading folks!

Monster Energy Supercross
Angel Stadium – Anaheim, California
January 7, 2017

450SX Class Results

  1. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Honda
  2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
  3. Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM
  4. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., Husqvarna
  5. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki
  6. Cole Seely, Sherman Oaks, Calif., Honda
  7. Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., KTM
  8. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki
  9. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Kawasaki
  10. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha

450SX Class Championship Standings

  1. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Honda – 25
  2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM – 22
  3. Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM – 20
  4. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., Husqvarna – 18
  5. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki – 16
  6. Cole Seely, Sherman Oaks, Calif., Honda – 15
  7. Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., KTM – 14
  8. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki – 13
  9. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Kawasaki – 12
  10. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha – 11

Western Regional 250SX Class Results

  1. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM
  2. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha
  3. Martin Davalos, Clermont, Fla., Husqvarna
  4. Mitchell Oldenburg, Alvord, Texas, KTM
  5. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Kawasaki
  6. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda
  7. Dan Reardon, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha
  8. Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Kawasaki
  9. Jimmy Decotis, Peabody, Mass., Honda
  10. Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Honda

Western Regional 250SX Class Championship Standings

  1. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM – 25
  2. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha – 22
  3. Martin Davalos, Clermont, Fla., Husqvarna – 20
  4. Mitchell Oldenburg, Alvord, Texas, KTM – 18
  5. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Kawasaki – 16
  6. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda – 15
  7. Dan Reardon, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha – 14
  8. Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Kawasaki – 13
  9. Jimmy Decotis, Peabody, Mass., Honda – 12
  10. Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Honda – 11

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