ANAHEIM, Calif. — In front of a sell-out crowd of 45,050 fans inside Angel Stadium, Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM World Championship, hosted the historical first Triple Crown event Saturday night.
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac captured the overall event win during round three of the series. The Triple Crown, which was introduced in 2018, is a three-city showdown starting at Anaheim 2 where both the 250SX and 450SX Classes compete in three main events.
In the first eight-minute 450SX Class Main Event, Team Honda HRC’s Cole Seely captured the lead on the first lap ahead of Smartop/MotoConcepts Racing’s Justin Brayton while the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC/KTM/WPS ride of Blake Baggett climbed up to third and Tomac was fifth.
In the second 12-lap event, Tomac captured his first lead and win ahead of Seely and Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jason Anderson. In the third 15-minute race, Anderson ran away with the win, holding on to his point lead, with Tomac in second and Brayton in third.
Tomac, who finished 5-1-2, was awarded the overall win with the lowest combined score.
In the first six-minute 250SX cass event, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy lead from the start ahead of GEICO Honda’s Christian Craig while the Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha of Mitchell Oldenburg passed up to third by the checkers.
In the second 10-minute event, the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM ride of Shane McElrath stayed wide open out front ahead of Savatgy and Craig.
In the third 12-minute event, Savatgy remained up front, while Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo held onto second ahead of GEICO Honda’s Chase Sexton in third.
Savatgy’s 1-2-1 was good enough for the overall win.
CREDIT: Feld Entertainment