Seattle lived up to the pre-race hype on Saturday as Round 13 of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross series turned into a mud show with riders covered from head to toe in muck, bikes slipping and sliding, engines dying but the usual suspects left standing in the end.
The intense rain and wind storm that drenched the Pacific Northwest also resulted in shortened Mains as the 450 class ended after 11 laps and the 250SX West class finished after eight laps.
In the 450 class, Eli Tomac won for the sixth time, the most of any rider this year, putting him into third-place in the standings still 68 points and well behind leader Jason Anderson who took second. Marvin Musquin finished third, losing two points on Anderson and now sits 37 points back from first with four races remaining. It was the fourth-time this year Tomac, Anderson and Musquin finished on the podium together and continued a season long streak of at least one of them finishing third or higher.
In the 250SX West class, Aaron Plessinger grabbed the holeshot and led the entire race extending his lead to 17, now over Adam Cianciarulo who steps into second-place in the standings after finishing third. Chase Sexton took second his third podium of the year. Joey Savatgy, who entered the round just nine points behind Plessinger, slips to third in the standings 24 points out of first place after finishing a season worst 12th place.
Check out all the action from Seattle. Photos by Ryne Swanberg.