2017 San Diego – Round 2 – Supercross Race Results
Round 2 of the Monster Energy AMA Pro Supercross series was held in San Diego and revolved around supporting our troops.
Still no signs of James and Malcom Stewart at the races.
Lots of rain in California, but the track remained in primo condition relative to traction. Kudos to the dirt works crew for preparing the track and keeping it race ready. The track was a challenge for the riders. Many of the racers were making comments throughout the evening about how technical it was and that they were just happy to still be on two wheels at the end of the race.
450 Class – An epic battle between Roczen and Dungey. Dungey had an early lead in the main event, only to be overtaken by Roczen and would never regain the lead. Dungey did hang tough though, as he trailed Roczen by only 1 second for all of the remaining laps. At one point at the very end of the race, Dungey tried to pull a move to pass, but made a mistake and Roczen checked out. These guys are at an entirely different level than the rest of the field as 3rd place was 20 seconds behind!
Chad Reed was never a contender and Cooper Webb still just didn’t look good at all. Cooper is struggling as a rookie in the 450 class, riding tight and without his typical charging style. I haven’t heard word about what is going on in his camp, but hope to see him get back after it.
Eli Tomac suffered with severe arm pump last week falling way off the pace, but looked better here in San Diego. He just can’t seem to put it all together yet to run with Dungey and Roczen.
250 Class – Some people were calling Mcelrath’s victory last weekend lucky, but he worked hard to prove them wrong with 2 wins in a row. Jimmy Decotis put on an awesome ride leading for a big part of the race, but fell off the pace at the end.
Justin Hill would crank out some hot laps to catch up to Shane at the last lap literally on his rear fender over the finish line. Just one more lap to the race could have made an entirely different outcome possibly.
Rookie sensation, 18 year old Austin Forkner is still learning. Finished pretty solid, but definately has his work cut out for him if he wants to win this competitive class.
Aaron Plessinger rode a better race than his place shows. He moved up from a bad start in the field to pressure the leaders at the end as well. He will be a force to be reckoned with in the future, no doubt.
Next weekend, Anaheim 2!
2017 Monster Energy AMA 450 Class Supercross Results San Diego
- Ken Roczen – Honda CRF450R
- Ryan Dungey – KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition
- Marvin Musquin – KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition
- Jason Anderson – Husqvarna FC 450
- Cole Seely – Honda CRF450R
- Eli Tomac – Kawasaki KX450F
- Weston Peick – Suzuki RM-Z450
- Davi Millsaps – KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition
- Chad Reed – Yamaha YZ450F
- Justin Bogle – Suzuki RM-Z450
- Josh Grant – Kawasaki KX450F
- Dean Wilson – Yamaha YZ450F
- Broc Tickle – Suzuki RM-Z450
- Cooper Webb – Yamaha YZ450F
- Vince Friese – Honda CRF450R
- Jake Weimer – Suzuki RM-Z450
- Justin Brayton – Honda CRF450R
- Tommy Hahn – Yamaha YZ450F
- Fredrik Noren – Honda CRF250R
- Blake Baggett – KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition
- Cade Clason – Honda CRF450R
- Alex Ray – Husqvarna FC450
2017 Monster Energy AMA 450 Class Supercross Standings (after two rounds of 17)
- Ken Roczen, 50 points (2 wins)
- Ryan Dungey, 44
- Marvin Musquin, 40
- Jason Anderson, 36
- Eli Tomac Cortez, 31
- Cole Seely, 31
- David Millsaps, 27
- Weston Peick, 27
- Josh Grant, 22
- Justin Bogle, 20
2017 Monster Energy AMA 250 Lites Class Supercross Results – Round 2 – San Diego
- Shane Mcelrath –
- Justin Hill–
- Aaron Plessinger –
- Martin Davalos –
- Austin Forkner –
- James Decotis –
- Jeremy Martin –
- Phillip Nicoletti –
- Hayden Melross
- Josh Hansen
- Tyler Bowers
- Cole Martinez
- Chase Marquier
- Justin Starling
- Scott Champion
- Kyle Chisholm
- Dan Reardon
- Killian Auberson
- Zachary Commans
- AJ Catanzaro
- Bradley Taft
- Jon Ames
2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Standings (after two rounds of 17)
- Shane Mcelrath, 50 Points, 2 wins.
- Aaron Plessinger, 42 Points
- Justin Hill, 38 points
- Martin Davalos, 38 points
- Austin Forkner, 29 points
- Jeremy Martin, 29 points
- James Decotis, 27 points
- Tyler Bowers, 20 points
- Mitchell Oldenburg, 18 points
- Dan Reardon, 18 points