2023 ANAHEIM 2 SUPERCROSS PRE-RACE REPORT: TV SCHEDULE, INJURED LIST & TRACK MAP

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2023 ANAHEIM 2 SUPERCROSS PRE-RACE REPORT: TV SCHEDULE, INJURED LIST & TRACK MAP

The 2023 Anaheim 2 Supercross is right around the corner, marking the second and final time that the series will compete in Angel Stadium this year. In the past, Anaheim has held up to three races, but for 2023, two events was deemed enough. After two races we’ve seen a plethora of drama, but fairly consistent results at the front of the pack. Eli Tomac and Jett Lawrence are two-time winners, Cooper Webb and RJ Hampshire are two-time runner-ups and Cameron McAdoo is a two-time third place finisher so far. The only podium flip flop was with third place in the 450SX class with Justin Barcia and Chase Sexton taking the honors at the first two races.

Motocross Action will be on hand at the Anaheim 2 race, be sure to click the link below for more of our coverage from the A2 Supercross.

2023 ANAHEIM 2 SUPERCROSS // FULL COVERAGE


INJURY REPORT:

MALCOLM STEWART 

Malcolm Stewart 2023 San Diego Supercross-0495Malcolm Stewart will miss A2 after a practice crash, but his injury hasn’t been disclosed yet. 

JO SHIMODA – COLLARBONE

Jo Shimoda 2022 Anaheim 3 Supercross Press-5431Jo Shimoda was slated to race 250 East Coast, starting next weekend in Houston, but he broke his collarbone this week and will miss the 250 East region opener. 

MARVIN MUSQUIN – WRIST

Marvin Musquin 2023 Anaheim 1 Supercross-4500KTM press release: The 33-year-old unfortunately sustained the injury while practicing and, as a result of that incident, will also sit out this Saturday’s first Triple Crown event of the season at Anaheim 2 on January 28.

It is expected that Musquin – who finished fourth in last year’s series – will at least miss the next few rounds of the season at this point, as he awaits further confirmation on the extent of the injury to his left wrist.

Marvin Musquin:“To have this injury that happened last Wednesday practicing this early in the season is not ideal. You prepare yourself for three months and to only race one race at Anaheim and get hurt is obviously disappointing. Right now all that I can do is wait and do everything I can to heal. There’s bone bruising and a bad sprain, but the time that I will be out for is a little bit unknown. I’ll go by feeling, day after day, week after week, and see how it goes. That’s all I can do right now.”


LEVI KITCHEN – DNF AT SAN DIEGO, IS RACING ANAHEIM 2 (NOT INJURED)

2023 SAN DIEGO Supercross 250 Main Event crash start RIKER-458-1Levi Kitchen walked off the track without his bike after this first turn crash at San Diego. He was holding his wrist and in pain. Whether he’s totally healthy, or just riding through the pain, Levi is lining up this weekend at A2. He posted via instagram: “Tough night in San Diego. Looking forward to Anaheim! Thanks @starracingyamaha”


SETH HAMMAKER (250 EAST CLASS) – WRIST

Seth HammakerKawasaki press release: Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider Seth Hammaker will miss the opening round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Eastern Regional Championship in Houston, Texas on February 4th following a wrist injury sustained in a crash while practicing. Hammaker was on form to contend for the 250SX Eastern Regional Championship when a crash during a routine practice session resulted in an injury to his wrist. Hammaker consulted medical professionals and it was determined that the injury will force him to miss the opening rounds of the 2023 Monster Energy Supercross Eastern Regional Championship.

Hammaker, the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross ‘Rookie Of The Year’ award winner, claimed two consecutive podium finishes at the start of the 2022 Western Regional Championship and secured eight top-10 overall finishes in the AMA Pro Motocross season. The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider carried that momentum into what had been a productive off-season of preparation prior to this set back which will delay him from his goal to once again challenge for race wins.

“It’s of course frustrating to have an injury right before the start of the season,” said Hammaker. “My training has been going really well recently and I feel that my speed and fitness are up to the level needed to race for wins. This injury will set me back a bit, but my full focus is on mending the injury and getting back out there on the track to compete at the highest level.”


DEREK DRAKE – SHOULDER

Derek Drake posted via instagram: “Not the news I wanted to share regarding my heat race crash in San Diego, turns out I have a fracture to my left humeral head/neck in my shoulder. Huge thanks to @drfeelgoodmx for getting me straight so quickly so I can be on the mend. Won’t be long I’ll be back!”


AUSTIN FORKNER – KNEE

Austin-Forkner 2023 Anaheim 1 SupercrossKawasaki press release: Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider Austin Forkner will be sidelined for the remainder of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship following a collision at Anaheim 1 on January 7thForkner was on track to battle for the 250SX Western Regional Championship when a collision during the start of the Main Event at Anaheim 1, resulted in an injury to his right knee. After consultation with medical professionals, it was determined that the injury will force an early conclusion to Forkner’s 2023 Monster Energy Supercross efforts.

Forkner was off to an impressive start in the 2023 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship with the fastest 250SX qualification time and a come-from-behind podium performance in his heat race. After a full off-season of preparation with his team, Forkner was equipped to contend for the 250SX Western Regional Championship in 2023.

“I felt great going into this year and was ready to challenge for the championship,” said Forkner. “I think my qualifying and heat race speed proved that the preparation from the whole team was on par to win races. Unfortunately, I was involved in a racing incident during the start of the Main Event and injured my knee. This is definitely a frustrating situation, but I’m extremely motivated to focus on my recovery and I will get back to work with the team.”

“As we’ve seen from Austin throughout his career, he has the speed and mindset to compete at the highest level,” said Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki Team Owner, Mitch Payton. Austin came into the season with the ultimate goal of winning a championship and we feel he had done the right work to make that a reality. This injury will delay that goal until Austin is healed up and ready to return to competition, but he has our continued support through this time and we look forward to going racing with him in the future.”


TV SCHEDULE: 2023 ANAHEIM 2 SUPERCROSS

Peacock Supercross Motocross

The Peacock premium streaming service costs $4.99 per month and it provides LIVE coverage of the daytime qualifying sessions at each Round and live coverage of each Supercross race. International Supercross fans can now watch LIVE using the SuperMotocross Video Pass streaming service (Supermotocross.tv) which costs $129.95 for a one-year subscription.

New for 2023, Race Day Live will expand in 2023 to cover all 31 races of the SuperMotocross World Championship series. The program will feature 2.5-hours of coverage for each Supercross event, 1-hour for each Pro Motocross event, and 2.5-hours for both SuperMotocross Playoff events and the SuperMotocross World Championship Final.

Anaheim 2 Qualifying Show – 1:30pm (pacific) – Peacock

Anaheim 2 Night Show – 7:00pm (pacific) – Peacock/USA Network

Anaheim 2 (re-air) – Monday Jan. 30th – 10:00pm (pacific) – CNBC Channel


THIS WEEK IN MXA: 2023 ANAHEIM 2 PREVIEW


ANAHEIM 2 SUPERCROSS – RACE DAY SCHEDULE

11:00 am – 11:08 am 250SX Futures Free Practice
11:10 am – 11:18 am 250SX Group C Free Practice
11:20 am – 11:28 am 250SX Group B Free Practice
11:30 am – 11:38 am 250SX Group A Free Practice
11:40 am – 11:48 am 450SX Group A Free Practice
11:50 am – 11:58 am 450SX Group B Free Practice
12:00 pm – 12:08 pm 450SX Group C Free Practice 

12:35 pm – 12:45 pm 250SX Futures Qualifying
12:50 pm – 1:00 pm 250SX Group C Qualifying
1:05 pm – 1:15 pm 250SX Group B Qualifying
1:20 pm – 1:30 pm 250SX Group A Qualifying
1:35 pm – 1:45 pm 450SX Group A Qualifying
1:50 pm – 2:00 pm 450SX Group B Qualifying
2:05 pm – 2:15 pm 450SX Group C Qualifying 

2:40 pm – 2:50 pm 250SX Group C Qualifying
2:55 pm – 3:05 pm 250SX Group B Qualifying
3:10 pm – 3:20 pm 250SX Group A Qualifying
3:25 pm – 3:35 pm 450SX Group A Qualifying
3:40 pm – 3:50 pm 450SX Group B Qualifying
3:55 pm – 4:05 pm 450SX Group C Qualifying
4:10 pm – 4:20 pm 250SX Futures Qualifying 

The top 18 times from Qualifying Practice in both classes transfer directly to the Races 

4:55 pm – 5:02 pm 250SX Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) – 5 Minutes/Plus 1 Lap – 22 Riders (Top 4 into the Races)
5:05 pm – 5:12 pm 450SX Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) – 5 Minutes/Plus 1 Lap – 22 Riders (Top 4 into the Races) 

Evening Program 

6:30 pm – 7:01 pm Opening Ceremonies 

7:06 pm – 7:18 pm 250SX Race #1 – 10 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders
7:31 pm – 7:45 pm 450SX Race #1 – 12 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders 

7:55 pm – 8:01 pm KTM Junior Racing Main Event – 3 laps – 15 riders 

8:11 pm – 8:23 pm 250SX Race #2 – 10 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders
8:29 pm – 8:43 pm 450SX Race #2 – 12 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders 

8:49 pm – 8:57 pm 250SX Futures Main Event – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders 

9:09 pm – 9:21 pm 250SX Race #3 – 10 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 Riders – Points awarded for overall combined score. Olympic Scoring.
9:36 pm – 9:50 pm 450SX Race #3 – 12 Minutes/Plus – Points awarded for overall combined score. Olympic Scoring. 


450 CLASS POINT STANDINGS (AFTER ROUND 2 OF 17)

Cooper Webb 2023 San Diego Supercross-2793Cooper Webb looked exceptional in San Diego, but it just wasn’t quite enough to best Tomac. 

POS. # NAME POINTS
1 1 Eli Tomac 52
2 2 Cooper Webb 46
3 23 Chase Sexton 39
4 94 Ken Roczen 37
5 14 Dylan Ferrandis 36
6 51 Justin Barcia 33
7 21 Jason Anderson 32
8 9 Adam Cianciarulo 29
9 7 Aaron Plessinger 29
10 45 Colt Nichols 28

250 WEST COAST POINT STANDINGS (AFTER ROUND 2 OF 9)

Jett Lawrence 2023 San Diego Supercross-7252Jett Lawrence rode a smooth and consistent race. He didn’t have a big lead at the finish line, but his pay check is still the same if he has a 5-second lead or a 50-second lead. 

POS. # NAME POINTS
1 18 Jett Lawrence 52
2 24 Rj Hampshire 46
3 48 Cameron Mcadoo 42
4 56 Enzo Lopes 36
5 49 Mitchell Oldenburg 35
6 40 Stilez Robertson 31
7 69 Phillip Nicoletti 30
8 41 Derek Kelley 27
9 79 Dylan Walsh 24
10 83 Cole Thompson 23

2023 ANAHEIM 2 SUPERCROSS // FULL COVERAGE

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