As we predicted, Jason Anderson got his first 450 class win of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross season on Saturday in Houston passing Ken Roczen and leading the final nine laps to the checkers. The victory moves Anderson into first-place in the Championship race with 49 points. Roczen resumed an already remarkable comeback from last year's season-ending arm injury with a second-place finish and Justin Barcia continues to prove himself as a fill-in on the Factory Yamaha Team with his second straight podium in third. Roczen is in second-place on the season tied in points with Barcia.
The Top 2 Championship contenders to start the season have significant hills to climb as Eli Tomac, who did not finish last week after a crash resulted in a bruised shoulder, sat out the second round and has one point on the season. His status remains uncertain. Marvin Musquin, who won the opening round, crashed in his Heat race on Saturday also suffering a shoulder injury and did not return. He drops from first-place to 10th. His status remains unclear though he is hopeful for Round 3 in Anaheim.
In the 250SX West class, Shane McElrath was unable to make it two straight falling off the podium with a fourth-place finish. Aaron Plessinger got the win and the points lead with 49. Joey Savatgy bounced back from last week's fourth-place season start with a second-place and Chase Sexton grabbed his first career podium in third. McElrath drops to second in points and Savatgy moves into third.
Check out all the action from Houston. Photos by Ryne Swanberg.