Jason Anderson continues to roll taking the Round 6 checkers of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross series on Saturday at Petco Park in San Diego, CA. The win marked a 450 career-first two straight and three this season as Anderson increased his Championship points lead to 28 over Justin Barcia.
Marvin Musquin kept his championship hopes alive with a second-place performance, his best finish since his season opening win. Since a Heat race injury that left him out of competing in Round 2, Musquin has slowly regained traction besting his results every weekend after placing 13th for Round 3. Blake Baggett rounded out the 450 class podium with his second straight third-place finish.
Eli Tomac, a pre-season favorite for the title, did not finish the Main after a first lap crash and dropped 77 points back from first. And, Ken Roczen is out for a while with a broken right hand after tangling with Cooper Webb and getting his arm stuck in Webb's rear wheel. His surgically repaired left arm did not suffer any structural damage.
In the 250SX West class, defending Champion Justin Hill finally showed last year's form with his first win of the season. After starting the season without a Top 5 in the first four rounds Hill landed in third at Oakland and finally the checkers in San Diego. He still has a ways to go sitting in seventh-place 27 points behind Aaron Plessinger with four rounds remaining.
Adam Cianciarulo took second, his best result of the season, and rookie Chase Sexton finished third, for his second podium of the year. Plessinger had his worst result of the series finishing seventh but got docked a spot for cutting the track and officially lands in eighth. The 250SX West class gets a break as the seasons starts for the 250SX East class on Saturday in Arlington, TX.
Check out all the action from San Diego. Photos by Ryne Swanberg.