Steve Matthes Observations from 2023 San Diego Supercross



Justin Barcia did Justin Barcia issues in San Diego, knocking Chase Sexton down, in addition to being taken down by Jason Anderson in the identical flip. I’m effective with all of these items taking place. I’m certain Sexton’s pissed and possibly he can take out some frontier justice out on the #51 in some unspecified time in the future, however to me, SX is usually a contact sport and wanting T-bones or dudes aiming for the entrance wheel popping out of a flip, I’m good with some aggressive using. The AMA didn’t even bat a watch at Justin’s transfer (nor Jason’s transfer) and once more, if I’m Sexton I could need to mark that one right down to get even later, however then once more, possibly not as a result of Barcia is DGAF, he won’t ever not cease making an attempt to get even with Sexton, and Sexton has a title to win.

Talking of Barcia, are we sleeping on him a bit? I’ll admit he’s not on my checklist of race winners and he’s not somebody who I feel will likely be within the title struggle. I used to be to see what he considered the brand new (for him) KTM chassis, however that appears to be working okay. With the situations of the monitor at A1, one would assume that if he didn’t crash whereas main, possibly he will get a podium there? Then he received one this weekend in an awesome journey. Perhaps we’ve received one thing right here? I do know a lot of the prime guys hope I’m fallacious as a result of coping with Justin is like making an attempt to place a honey badger right into a cat provider.

Jason Anderson crashed once more whereas third and that’s unhealthy. He’s 20 factors down on Eli after two races. He’s been quick for certain however errors on his personal finish are hurting him.

Talking of quick, Malcolm Stewart is the quickest rider in SX historical past to be 15th in factors after two rounds. We noticed him lead at A1 and crash whereas in third, this weekend he certified quickest, completely ripped by the pack to win the warmth, after which regarded set to at the least podium, if not win, his first ever 450SX major occasion. Sadly, that’s the place the good day and evening ended for Malcolm as he didn’t get the beginning after which went down twice. HEAT RACE MOOKIE was again of us! Thus far, Stewart appears to be like nice to begin the 12 months. Simply ignore the factors.