Anaheim, Calif., (January 28, 2023) Workforce Honda HRC’s Chase Sexton took the win at spherical 4 of the 2023 Monster Vitality AMA Supercross at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The primary of three Triple Crown occasions in 2023 delivered night-long racing thrills with three Important Occasions in every class. Important Occasion ending positions mix to earn occasion factors towards the 17-round Monster Vitality AMA Supercross season in addition to the inaugural 31-round SuperMotocross World Championship sequence.
Monster Vitality Kawasaki’s Jason Anderson, the 2018 Supercross Champion, earned the runner-up spot on the second race held on the Anaheim venue this yr. Progressive Insurance coverage ECSTAR Suzuki’s Ken Roczen nabbed the ultimate spot on the rostrum and was essentially the most constant of the highest racers. The Western Regional 250SX Class delivered a first-time winner when Monster Vitality Yamaha Star Racing’s Levi Kitchen earned the 250SX Class win in solely his fifth Supercross race.
Chase Sexton grabbed the lead of 450SX Class Important Occasion 1 forward of Monster Vitality Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo, Ken Roczen, and Monster Vitality Yamaha Star Racing’s Dylan Ferrandis. Roczen was rapidly into second place. Sexton and Roczen put a cushty hole on the remainder of the sector early within the 12-minute plus one lap race. Monster Vitality Yamaha Star Racing’s Eli Tomac was in sixth firstly and shifting ahead. It took him 5 and a half minutes to achieve then move Cianciarulo; Tomac held the third place spot to the end. There was an thrilling battle round Crimson Bull KTM’s Cooper Webb by way of a lot of the first race. As he and Ferrandis caught and handed Cianciarulo, Jason Anderson reached the pack. On the ultimate lap Anderson contacted Webb within the nook after the whoops. Webb went down and Anderson rode off to seize fifth place. Cianciarulo took sixth forward of Webb in seventh.
In 450SX Class Important Occasion 2 Tomac and Webb bumped simply out of the gate. Anderson took the holeshot forward of Roczen, Cianciarulo, and Sexton. Sexton was the rider on the transfer however an early mistake dropped him from fourth to eighth. Three and a half minutes into the race the highest three, Anderson, Roczen, and Crimson Bull KTM’s Aaron Plessinger had been packed collectively and had pulled a niche on the remainder of the sector. Plessinger moved into second however Roczen instantly counter attacked and took again the spot. A half lap later Plessinger crashed and Tomac took over the third place spot and shortly utilized strain on Roczen for second. Roczen held robust till he slid out exiting a flip, giving a simple move for Tomac. The highest three appeared set till Cooper Webb reached Roczen’s rear fender. The Suzuki rider had his third intense battle of the race, efficiently holding off Webb to the tip. The ending order was Anderson, Tomac, Roczen, and Webb. With one 450SX Class race to go, Tomac and Roczen had been tied for the general lead with 5 factors. Anderson and Sexton every held six factors. The occasion win was there for the taking to any of the 4 racers.
Jason Anderson grabbed the Important Occasion 3 holeshot forward of Webb, Sexton, and Tomac. Roczen was in ninth on the holeshot stripe. Sexton was rapidly into second place and the win for the night time’s total appeared to be between Anderson and Sexton. Two and a half minutes into the race Tomac made a surge to get round Webb however a Tomac mistake in one of many observe’s primary rhythm sections allowed Webb to carry the place. Two laps later Tomac jumped off line and crashed exhausting in the identical rhythm part. He remounted in fourteenth however was clearly not charging. Additional up the observe, Sexton and Anderson traded the lead forwards and backwards with Sexton lastly making a move stick. Anderson would face Webb within the closing laps, surrendering the second place spot to the KTM rider after practically crashing on the slick grime. Sexton received the Important Occasion and took the general victory for the night time. It was Sexton’s first Triple Crown win and his second 450SX Class win.
Important Occasion 1 of the Western Regional 250SX Class kicked off the stadium occasion when Rockstar Vitality Husqvarna Manufacturing facility Racing’s RJ Hampshire emerged from the primary nook with the holeshot. Levi Kitchen, Monster Vitality Yamaha Star Racing’s Stilez Robertson, and Smartop MotoConcepts Racing Honda’s Mitchell Oldenburg had been proper behind. Midway by way of the opening lap of the 10-minute plus one lap race Workforce Honda HRC’s Jett Lawrence was into third and pushing to catch Hampshire and Kitchen. Lower than two minutes in Lawrence obtained round Kitchen. A battle for the lead was growing when Lawrence immediately high-sided exiting a flip and was flicked off his bike. He remounted in eighth place and was in a position to move his means again to 3rd behind Troy Lee Designs Crimson Bull GASGAS Manufacturing facility Racing’s Pierce Brown. Title-contender Monster Vitality Professional Circuit Kawasaki’s Cameron McAdoo completed the primary race in eighth, using barely off the tempo after a troublesome crash in qualifying.
Important Occasion 2 within the 250SX Class was full of drama. Proper on the drop of the gate Lawrence moved over on Hampshire, placing the Important Occasion 1 winner into practically lifeless final coming into the primary nook. Muc-Off FXR ClubMX Yamaha’s Phil Nicoletti grabbed the holeshot and put down a quick tempo. Lawrence went down on the opening lap and Hampshire obtained caught up within the crash, dropping again a number of locations he’d made early. Nicoletti lead Kitchen, Robertson and Crimson Bull KTM’s Max Vohland whereas Hampshire fought again from sixteenth and Lawrence from twenty second. Three minutes into the race Nicoletti held a 5.6 second lead. Then Hampshire went down exhausting when his hand got here off the handlebars whereas blasting by way of the sand part. Hampshire was again up however using slowly and he finally pulled out of the race. Shortly after, Pierce Brown crashed within the whoops. He was gradual to remount however re-joined the racing to complete thirteenth. With three minutes left on the race clock Lawrence had reached tenth place. With two laps to go Lawrence contacted McAdoo in a decent bowl flip. Lawrence bobbled and misplaced a place. On the checkers Robertson took the win adopted by his teammate Levi Kitchen with Nicoletti in third. Lawrence crossed the road in sixth place. After two races the general positions had Kitchen within the lead forward of Robertson, with Oldenburg and Lawrence tied for third with one closing race to find out the ultimate order.
Jett Lawrence grabbed a giant holeshot in Important Occasion 3 with Kitchen tucking into second place. Kitchen wanted solely to remain in second place to take his first Supercross victory. By the midpoint Lawrence nonetheless led and Kitchen remained in second with a cushty hole on third place. Kitchen saved a gradual tempo and introduced residence second place within the race to earn the win on the Anaheim occasion. Lawrence earned second place factors and Stilez Robertson took residence third total.
The racers line up once more subsequent Saturday night time at spherical 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The Western Regional 250SX Class now takes a two-weekend break as Houston marks spherical one of many Jap Regional 250SX Class. The Houston race pays factors for that regional sequence in addition to for the SuperMotocross World Championship 250 class.
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450SX Class Outcomes
- Chase Sexton, Clermont, Fla., Honda
- Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.Mex., Kawasaki
- Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Suzuki
- Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., KTM
- Dylan Ferrandis, Tallahassee, Fla., Yamaha
- Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Yamaha
- Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, KTM
- Justin Barcia, Greenville, Fla., GASGAS
- Adam Cianciarulo, New Smyrna Seashore, Fla., Kawasaki
- Joey Savatgy, Clermont, Fla., Kawasaki
450SX Class Championship Standings
- Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Yamaha (69)
- Chase Sexton, Clermont, Fla., Honda (65)
- Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., KTM (65)
- Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Suzuki (58)
- Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.Mex., Kawasaki (55)
- Dylan Ferrandis, Tallahassee, Fla., Yamaha (54)
- Justin Barcia, Greenville, Fla., GASGAS (48)
- Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, KTM (45)
- Adam Cianciarulo, New Smyrna Seashore, Fla., Kawasaki (43)
- Colt Nichols, Murrieta, Calif., Honda (39)
Western Regional 250SX Class Outcomes
- Levi Kitchen, Havana, Fla., Yamaha
- Jett Lawrence, Zephyrhills, Fla., Honda
- Stilez Robertson, Bakersfield, Calif., Yamaha
- Mitchell Oldenburg, Godley, Tex., Honda
- Max Vohland, Granite Bay, Calif., KTM
- Cameron McAdoo, Sioux Metropolis, Iowa, Kawasaki
- Derek Kelley, Riverside, Calif., KTM
- Pierce Brown, Sandy, Utah, GASGAS
- Phillip Nicoletti, Bethel, N.Y., Yamaha
- Dylan Walsh, Wildomar, Calif., Kawasaki
Western Regional 250SX Class Championship Standings
- Jett Lawrence, Zephyrhills, Fla., Honda (75)
- Cameron McAdoo, Sioux Metropolis, Iowa, Kawasaki (59)
- RJ Hampshire, Minneola, Fla., Husqvarna (58)
- Mitchell Oldenburg, Godley, Tex., Honda (54)
- Stilez Robertson, Bakersfield, Calif., Yamaha (52)
- Enzo Lopes, Chesterfield, S.C., Yamaha (46)
- Levi Kitchen, Havana, Fla., Yamaha (44)
- Phillip Nicoletti, Bethel, N.Y., Yamaha (44)
- Derek Kelley, Riverside, Calif., KTM (43)
- Dylan Walsh, Wildomar, Calif., Kawasaki (37)