2016 Anaheim 2 Supercross Preview
Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, returns to Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., for the second and final time this season on Saturday night.
Round two at Petco Park in downtown San Diego last week hosted 36,825 fans and proved to be a game of cat and mouse between Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey and Monster Energy/Chapparal/360Fly/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Chad Reed.
Dungey got a great start and quickly moved into the lead at 2016 San Diego Supercross. Reed got a quick start as well and trailed Dungey for the entire race, but was unable to come close enough to attempt to make a pass. Dungey’s win was his first of the year and earned him the red plate leading into round three in Anaheim.
“It was a good night. I got off to decent start and as able to pick my way up to front. Chad [Reed] was on my heels the whole time, so I couldn’t make a big mistake, although I made a few little ones. It feels good to get the win and move back into the points lead. That’s the plan [coming into the season] and it’s working [so far].”
Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha’s Cooper Webb won his second consecutive Western Regional 250SX Class race and now has a 14-point lead in the championship standings.
“I got another bad start unfortunately, but it was awesome to come through pack like that,” said Webb, who has won six straight Main Events dating back to last season. “I had great battle with all the top guys since they were up front. I hope all the fans enjoyed that battle. It was a great night. I’m glad to be back up here and I’m looking forward to the rest of the year.”
Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy finished second and GEICO Honda’s Jordon Smith finished third for his first career podium and the best result of his young career. Smith trails Savatgy for second in the championships standings by just one point.
2016 Anaheim 2 Supercross Preview – What ifs & Quick Facts
- Dungey now has 18 consecutive podiums dating back to last season. Can he make it 19 in Anaheim?
- Chad Reed is now one start away from tying Larry Ward for third on the all-time 450SX Class starts list with 188.
- Can Anaheim Opener winner Jason Anderson take the red plate back from Dungey?
- Can Eli Tomac earn his 20th top-five finish?
- Cooper Webb is three victories away from breaking into the top-10 on the all-time 250SX Class win list.
- Riders to win the first two Western Regional 250SX Class races have gone onto win the championship in eight of the 10 seasons it happened. Riders to win the first three Western Regional races are a perfect six for six in winning the championship. Webb could become the seventh rider to win the first three races in a Western Regional championship.
- Webb can become the first 250SX Class rider to win Anaheim in four consecutive races.
- Can Zach Osborne earn the 30th top-10 finish of his career?
San Diego 450SX Class Results
- Ryan Dungey – Belle Plaine, MN – KTM
- Chad Reed – Dade City, FL – Yamaha
- Cole Seely – Sherman Oaks, CA – Honda
- Eli Tomac – Cortez, CO – Kawasaki
- Jason Anderson – Rio Rancho, NM – Husqvarna
- Ken Roczen – Clermont, FL – Suzuki
- Trey Canard – Edmond, OK – Honda
- Jake Weimer – Wildomar, CA – Kawasaki
- Marvin Musquin – Corona, CA – KTM
- Justin Brayton – Mint Hill, NC – KTM
450SX Class Championship Standings
- Ryan Dungey – Belle Plaine, MN – KTM – 47
- Jason Anderson – Rio Rancho, NM – Husqvarna – 41
- Cole Seely – Sherman Oaks, CA – Honda – 40
- Chad Reed – Dade City, FL – Yamaha – 37
- Eli Tomac – Cortez, CO – Kawasaki – 36
- Ken Roczen – Clermont, FL – Suzuki – 31
- Trey Canard – Edmond, OK – Honda – 28
- Jake Weimer – Wildomar, CA – Kawasaki – 22
- Davi Millsaps – Murrieta, CA – KTM – 22
- Justin Brayton – Mint Hill, NC – KTM – 22
San Diego Western Regional 250SX Class Results
- Cooper Webb – Newport, NC – Yamaha
- Joey Savatgy – Thomasville, GA – Kawasaki
- Jordon Smith – Belmont, NC – Honda
- Christian Craig – Corona, CA – Honda
- Colt Nichols – Muskogee, OK – Yamaha
- Zach Osborne – Lake Elsinore, CA – Husqvarna
- Kyle Peters – Greensboro, NC – Honda
- Jimmy Decotis – Peabody, MA – Honda
- Kyle Cunningham – Willow Park, TX – Suzuki
- Chris Alldredge – Powell Butte, OR – Kawaski
Western Regional 250SX Class Championship Standings
- Cooper Webb – Newport, NC – Yamaha – 50
- Jordon Smith – Belmont, NC – Honda – 36
- Joey Savatgy – Thomasville, GA – Kawasaki – 35
- Zach Osborne – Lake Elsinore, CA – Husqvarna – 35
- Jimmy DeCotis – Peabody, MA – Honda – 31
- Colt Nichols – Muskogee, OK – Yamaha – 30
- Alex Martin – Millville, MN – Yamaha – 25
- Kyle Peters – Greensboro, NC – Honda – 25
- Jessy Nelson – Paso Robles, CA – KTM – 22
- Christian Craig – Corona, CA – KTM – 22