Roczen Finishes 2nd at Anaheim II Supercross

Roczen Finishes 2nd at Anaheim II Supercross

Anaheim, CA – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ken Roczen finished 2nd overall at the third round of the Monster Energy Supercross season in the 250SX class at Angel Stadium. Now three rounds into the series, Roczen sits 2nd overall in the class point standings.

Ken Roczen was up in the second 250SX heat where he earned a 2nd place start off the line. He wasted no time moving his KTM into the lead position after overtaking the number one spot a few corners into the race. Roczen went on to lead all six laps of the heat to claim his third consecutive heat race win of the season.

In the main event, Roczen had a great start and was sitting in 2nd position as the bikes rounded the first corner. He maintained that position staying on the rear wheel of the 1st place rider, Cole Seely, for the first half of the race. On lap nine, Roczen made a mistake allowing Eli Tomac to make a pass into 2nd place. Two laps later, Roczen was able to reel in Cole Seely and make the pass back into the runner-up position. With three laps remaining, Roczen maintained his pace and rode a strong race to take home 2nd place.

After the race, Roczen commented, “I’m happy to finish 2nd today after suffering a hard crash in practice. I am a bit banged up but I feel better knowing that I am riding stronger each week. I was able to get another podium finish and my third heat win. I hope to continue to make progress over the next week to work toward a win.”

Next Event: Oakland, CA – January 26, 2013

Overall 250SX Class Results:
1. Eli Tomac
2. Ken Roczen – KTM
3. Cole Seely
4. Zach Osborne
5. Jake Canada
6. Christian Craig
7. Jason Anderson
8. Tyla Rattray
9. Kyle Cunningham
10. Jessy Nelson
11. Malcolm Stewart – KTM
12. Martin Davalos
13. Travis Baker
14. Dakota Tedder
15. Scott Champion
16. Dillan Epstien
17. Max Anstie
18. Michael Leib
19. Ryan Sipes
20. Joey Savatgy – KTM

Overall Point Standings 250SX Class:
1. Eli Tomac – 75
2. Ken Roczen – 66
3. Cole Seely – 58

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