The 2018 Monster Energy Supercross series held Round 7 on Saturday in Arlington, TX as the 250SX East class began its season and 450 class points leader Jason Anderson extended his points lead without even touching the podium.
Instead, Eli Tomac continued his roller coaster year of either not finishing or winning, this time the latter, by taking the holeshot and fully checking out for his third win of the season which comes a week after a crash in San Diego that sent him to the pits. Tomac's win ties him for most on the season with Anderson and the victory moves him into 10th place in the standings still a long 70 points from the Red Plate.
Marvin Musquin finished second for the second straight week moving him into fourth-place just a point behind Blake Baggett who took third for the third straight week. Anderson finished fourth, just his second time off the podium this year, but increased his lead to 36, now over Cole Seely, as a career season for Justin Barcia came to a halt after a run-in with Tyler Bowers resulted in a broken hand. Ken Roczen also nurses a broken hand from a crash in San Diego and Josh Grant reportedly suffered a broken leg on Saturday.
In the 250SX East class, defending champion Zach Osborne picked up as expected with a win taking the lead from RJ Hampshire after 13 laps and leading the rest of the way. Colt Nichols, who broke his arm in December and still feeling the effects, finished second while Jimmy Decotis celebrated his first career podium in third.
Check out all the action from Arlington. Photos by Ryne Swanberg.