Eli Tomac took Round 3 of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross season grabbing his first win of the year, getting back into the Championship talk and capturing the inaugural Triple Crown format race on Saturday at Anaheim Stadium.
Tomac, who did not finish the Main for Round 1 after a crash and did not race Round 2, followed his fifth-place finish in the first of three Triple Crown races with a first and second to beat Cole Seely by two points. Seely got his first podium of the year with a 1-2 start in the Triple Crown format but got hung up at the start for Race 3 and never made up enough ground to get the win finishing seventh and second overall. Jason Anderson continued his podium streak with a third-place finish on the heels of a 7-3-1 night.
Anderson extended his points lead in the standings to 11 now over Seely who jumps from fourth to second. Ken Roczen returned to A2 the site of his season-ending crash last year, with a ninth-place finishing out of the Top 10 for two of the Triple Crown races. Justin Barcia remains in third-place for points despite finishing eighth overall for Round 3.
In the 250SX West class, Joey Savatgy went 1-2-1 for a resounding win in the only Triple Crown format race for the West. Shane McElrath took second and Christian Craig grabbed his first podium of the year in third. Savatgy moves into first-place in the standings, tied in points with McElrath. Aaron Plessinger, who rode the Red Plate, drops to third thanks to a seventh-place performance at A2.
Check out all the action from Anaheim. Photos by Ryne Swanberg.