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KEN ROCZEN TAKES THE 450 POINTS LEAD

KEN ROCZEN TAKES THE 450 POINTS LEAD

On the heels of his 450 Supercross victory last week in St. Louis, Ken Roczen put together another strong performance. The German took 2nd, giving him enough points to take the points lead, and the famed "red plate." In addition to a heated 450 Main Event, there was plenty of action at the Big A including an intense 250 Main Event battle, Stacyc youth racing, and Chad Reed's final go-round at his beloved Angel Stadium.

 

A2 Supercross Qualifying

Adam Cianciarulo continued his streak of earning the top qualifying spot in the 450 Class during Saturday's qualifying sessions. Ken Roczen was just behind him in 3rd.

In the 250 Class, Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Austin Forkner grabbed the second fastest time while Geico Honda's Jett Lawrence was an impressive 3rd.

 

The Fox family tailgating at A2 Supercross

Home Dirt

Angel Stadium is just down the road from Fox Headquarter, making Anaheim races a great opportunity for us to celebrate racing together. The Fox family got together for good old fashioned "Chill & Grill," and the whole crew was fired up to head into the stadium as the sun set in the distance.

 

Chad Reed waving to the crowd at this last ride in Anaheim Supercross

Chad Reed’s #OneLastRide

Chad Reed's #OneLastRide farewell tour continued at A2, but this stop was extra special for the Australian veteran. Reed has been very vocal about his love for Anaheim races. He's clocked eight total wins at the Big A and will walk away from his racing career having participated in 47 of 75 races held there thus far. The local fans gave him a farewell cheer worthy of a legend. Cheers Reedy!

 

Carey Hart and Pink with their kid Jameson Hart at A2

Stacyc Holeshot Challenge

The next generation of Supercross stars got a chance to shine on the floor of Angel Stadium as a Stacyc holeshot challenge was held for a group of lucky youngsters. Participants from the Fox family included Jameson Hart, Jagger Craig, and Parks Perebijnos. It was great to see the kids having some fun and experiencing riding under the stadium lights.

 

Adam Cianciarulo and Ken Roczen battle in A2 heat races

A2 Supercross Heat Races

Pro Circuit's Austin Forkner was able to take the win in 250 Heat #1, and Geico Honda's Christian Craig earned the Heat #2 victory. Jett Lawrence was just behind Craig in second, and there was a sense of intensity in the 250 Class that was bubbling up for what would become a wild main event later in the evening.

Supercross's favorite training partners, Ken Roczen and Adam Cianciarulo battled it out in 450 Heat #2 and diced back and forth before Roczen eventually took the win. The boys were smiling and laughing as usual as they pulled off the track in 1st and 2nd.

 

Jett Lawrence at the starting gate at A2

A2 Supercross Main Event

The 250 Main Event was arguably the most exciting race of the night. It began lap two as Geico Honda's Jett Lawrence passing his teammate Christian Craig for the lead. The 16-year-old Lawrence led the field as drama ensued behind him. First, it was Austin Forkner going down in a heap while running 3rd, then Christian Craig got taken out during a controversial move by Dylan Ferrandis. Lawrence looked to be on his way to his first main event win but a tricky whoop section took him down on the final lap. Forkner and Craig walked away unscathed, but Lawrence suffered a broken collarbone that will eliminate him from action for at least a couple weeks. It was a tough night for our guys in the 250 Class. Get well soon Jettson!

The 450 Main Event got off to a great start with Ken Roczen grabbing the holeshot and the early lead. Adam Cianciarulo didn't fare as well. He started just outside the top 10 and had to cut through the pack to get back into the mix. Roczen conceded the lead on lap 7, settled into second, and eventually finished second. This podium gave him enough points to pass the series points leader, Justin Barcia, and take control of the coveted red plate. AC finished in 6th and was notably frustrated with himself. Overall, it was a positive night, and Roczen heads into Round 4 next week in Glendale, Arizona.

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250 SX West Round 2 Results - A2

  1. Dylan Ferrandis
  2. Justin Cooper
  3. Brandon Hartranft
  4. Michael Mosiman
  5. Alex Martin
  6. Luke Clout
  7. Mitchell Oldenburg
  8. Jacob Hayes
  9. Jett Lawrence
  10. Killian Auberson

250 SX West Season Point Standings

  1. Justin Cooper - 72 Points
  2. Dylan Ferrandis - 60 Points
  3. Brandon Hartranft - 58 Points
  4. Austin Forkner - 50 Points
  5. Alex Martin - 50 Points
  6. Jett Lawrence - 46 Points
  7. Jacob Hayes - 44 Points
  8. Michael Mosiman - 41 Points
  9. Mitchell Oldenburg - 38 Points
  10. Luke Clout - 35 Points

 

450 SX Round 2 Results - A2

  1. Eli Tomac
  2. Ken Roczen
  3. Cooper Webb
  4. Zach Osborne
  5. Jason Anderson
  6. Adam Cianciarulo
  7. Justin Brayton
  8. Malcolm Stewart
  9. Blake Barcia
  10. Dean Wilson

450 SX Season Points Standings

  1. Ken Roczen - 66 Points
  2. Justin Barcia - 63 Points
  3. Eli Tomac - 61 Points
  4. Jason Anderson - 57 Points
  5. Adam Cianciarulo - 56 Points
  6. Cooper Webb - 53 Points
  7. Zach Osborne - 46 Points
  8. Malcolm Stewart - 46 Points
  9. Justin Brayton - 46 Points
  10. Blake Baggett - 42 Points

 

Adam Cianciarulo and Ken Roczen at the starting gate of A2

 

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