Marvin Musquin edged closer to Jason Anderson with a wire-to-wire performance on Saturday for Round 12 of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross series in Indianapolis and his first win since the opening round.
Musquin finally made some significant inroads to Anderson shaving seven points off his lead but remains 35 back from the 450 class leader. For his part, Anderson quite possibly saved a season he's led the entire way after salvaging fourth-place coming from 21st after getting hung up in a first turn wreck that claimed multiple riders. Dean Wilson grabbed a career-first podium with second-place and Justin Brayton returned to the podium in third.
Brayton, who won his first career Supercross race at Daytona, becoming the oldest winner ever, also added some distance on fourth-place Eli Tomac and now holds a 16 point advantage for third in the standings. Tomac went down hard after dueling with Musquin for nearly half the race and all but officially ended any chance of a late season surge to fight for the Championship. He finished 15th and sits 71 points from first-place.
In the 250 class, East met West for the first of two combined battles this year resulting in none of the points leaders in either class stepping on the podium. Instead Jeremy Martin got his first win of the year in the East class but got docked seven points for jumping on a Red Cross flag. He keeps the win but tied in points with Jordon Smith who he is chasing for third-place in the East standings. Points leader Zach Osborne finished seventh after a rough start and lost just a point to rival Austin Forkner who finished sixth and remains in second-place now seven points back of Osborne. Luke Renzland took third, his first career podium.
The 250 West class raced for the first time in six rounds and Adam Ciancirulo showed up with a second-place finish the only West rider on the podium. He closed to within three points of second-place in the West standings as Joey Savatgy crashed and finished a season worst 10th-place. Points leader Aaron Plessinger grabbed fifth and extended his lead over Savatgy to nine points.
Supercross takes a break this weekend for Easter and returns in two weeks in Seattle. Check out all the action from Indianapolis. Photos by Ryne Swanberg.