The lone Timed Qualifying session at the 2018 Seattle Supercross, round thirteen of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross Series, has just come to a close. As expected, riders were forced to struggle through the slop after days of rain soaked the course at CenturyLink Field and the pace was much slower and lower-flying than what most are accustomed to. With only thirty-nine riders in the 250 class and thirty-seven riders in the 450 class, each person that entered this weekend’s event is seeded into the night’s race.
250 CLASS TIMED QUALIFYING
– For once being in the first practice session paid off for a competitor because riders in the 250 B Group were able to ride the track when it was at its best. This allowed Brandan Leith to post the fastest lap of the 250 class at 1:08.115, Jess Pettis the second-fastest at 1:08.352, and Dylan Merriam the third-fastest at 1:09.597.
– Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo was the fastest rider in the A Group, as a 1:09.628 lap time put him in fourth overall of the 250 class.
450 CLASS TIMED QUALIFYING
– Jason Anderson clocked the best lap of the 450 division, a 1:13.203, on his Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna. Anderson and AutoTrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing’s Malcolm Stewart were the only riders in the 450 class to post 1:13 lap times.
– After three years away from professional Supercross, Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing’s Josh Hill was ranked twelfth in the final results with a 1:20.046.
– Nick Schmidt was the fastest rider of the 450 B Group session at 1:27.629, and was placed twenty-first in the combined results.