Angels Stadium in Anaheim, California again played host to the Monster Energy Supercross Series on Saturday night. Southern California fans had the opportunity to witness exceptional racing for the second time this season.
TwoTwo Motorsports/Bel-Ray Racing’s Chad Reed has been a favorite for each main event. Reed had an excellent choice of starting gate position after he finished second in his heat race. When the gate dropped he was in second place on the first lap. Reed slipped back into third place just before the half way point, a position he would hold until the end of the event. His third place finish moves him back into second place for the series, just three points out of the lead.
Dodge/Hart & Huntington/Sycuan Casino/Bel-Ray Racing’s Josh Hansen and Kyle Partridge both qualified well in their heat races, with Hansen taking a fourth place finish and Partridge taking sixth. Hansen experienced technical issues in the main event and was forced out of the race. Teammate, Partridge, started near the middle of the pack, and rode a consistent race to finish in sixteenth place. Both riders are in the Top 20 in points, with Hansen in twelfth and Partridge in eighteenth place.
This season has had its share of ups and downs for Team Rockstar Energy Racing Suzuki. Both Martin Davalos and Jason Anderson qualified directly for the main event from their heat races, with Davalos scoring third place in heat race #1 and Anderson scoring ninth place in heat race #2. The main event began with both riders just outside the Top 10 on the first lap. Anderson went down in a high speed corner, and Davalos went down just behind him. Davalos was quick to recover and finished in tenth place. Slower to make a recovery, Anderson finished in twentieth place. Anderson sits tenth in the series’ points standings, while Davalos is currently sixteenth place.
The series continues at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California this Saturday night.
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