450 OVERALL QUALIFYING RESULTS // 2023 SAN DIEGO SUPERCROSS (UPDATED)

Eli Tomac 2023 San Diego Supercross-1499

450 OVERALL QUALIFYING RESULTS // 2023 SAN DIEGO SUPERCROSS

The 2023 San Diego Supercross is set to go inside of the brand new SnapDragon Stadium, just a few miles north of downtown San Diego, California. If you know you’re Supercross history, you might remember the now demolished Qualcomm Stadium which was erected in 1967 and was demolished in December of 2020. Supercross raced in the Qualcomm Stadium a total of 31 times (from 1980-2014) before the series moved it’s San Diego venue downtown to Petco Park for the 2015 through 2022 seasons. Now, the brand new SnapDragon stadium is ready to host Supercross and it’s actually located on the other end of the parking lot from where Qualcomm previously sat. The 2023 race marks the 40th time that Supercross races in San Diego and coming into today, it’s Eli Tomac with the red plate and points lead after winning Round 1 at Anaheim.

Scroll below to see the qualifying results, presented by FXR Racing, from the 450 class at San Diego as they are updated throughout the day.

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450 OVERALL QUALIFYING RESULTS

Malcolm Stewart 2023 San Diego Supercross-2471Malcolm Stewart scores the fastest qualifying time in the 450 class. 

The riders did a practice start to get into the second 450 qualifying session and Jason Anderson was up front, but the way the turn is laid out, it rises over the backside of a berm and then drops the riders straight into a rhythm section. Jason slid out going up the berm and caused him and Cooper Webb to brake and go to the back of the pack. The good thing about practice starts during qualifying is that it gets the riders prepared for the night show so hopefully they won’t make the same mistakes.

The track was much faster for the second qualifying session after the Dirt Wurx crew groomed it between sessions. Cooper Webb sat quickest with 1:30 left on the clock, but everyone else was still charging hard. It was Chase Sexton, with just over 1-minute to go, who knocked Webb off the top spot. Then, with less than a minute to go, it was Malcolm Stewart who put in a heater lap, catching Eli Tomac, to get the fastest time of the day!

1 27 Malcolm Stewart 50.008
2 23 Chase Sexton 50.108
3 2 Cooper Webb 50.118
4 1 Eli Tomac 50.473
5 14 Dylan Ferrandis 50.544
6 21 Jason Anderson 50.587
7 9 Adam Cianciarulo 50.821
8 45 Colt Nichols 50.952
9 94 Ken Roczen 51.079
10 51 Justin Barcia 51.206
11 17 Joey Savatgy 51.248
12 28 Christian Craig 51.417
13 46 Justin Hill 51.844
14 7 Aaron Plessinger 51.963
15 15 Dean Wilson 52.180
16 47 Fredrik Noren 52.861
17 751 Josh Hill 53.022
18 12 Shane McElrath 53.032
19 60 Justin Starling 53.048
20 410 Brandon Scharer 53.310
21 68 Cade Clason 53.765
22 140 Alex Ray 53.932
23 11 Kyle Chisholm 54.059
24 519 Joshua Cartwright 54.100
25 73 John Short 54.153
26 90 Tristan Lane 54.320
27 848 Joan Cros 54.370
28 837 Bryson Gardner 54.479
29 412 Jared Lesher 54.484
30 74 Logan Karnow 54.524
31 219 Chase Marquier 54.635
32 78 Grant Harlan 54.763
33 952 Ludovic Macler 54.820
34 80 Kevin Moranz 54.912
35 66 Henry Miller 54.942
36 726 Gared Steinke 55.148
37 597 Mason Kerr 55.325
38 509 Alexander Nagy 55.602
39 637 Bobby Piazza 55.697
40 208 Logan Leitzel 55.741

The Top 40 Qualify

41 129 Lane Shaw 55.769
42 447 Deven Raper 56.096
43 501 Scotty Wennerstrom 56.171
44 282 Theodore Pauli 56.259
45 119 Logan Boye 56.900
46 191 Curren Thurman 56.943
47 141 Richard Taylor 56.972
48 512 Austin Cozadd 57.371
49 146 Brandon Marley 57.750
50 195 Blake Ashley 58.909
51 770 Doug Manhire 1:13.821

Justin Hill 2023 San Diego Supercross-2706Justin Hill was 13th quickest, 1.8-seconds off Malcolm Stewart. 

Ken Roczen 2023 San Diego Supercross-2561Ken Roczen goes into the night show ninth fastest. He was 1-second off Malcolm Stewart. 

Aaron Plessinger 2023 San Diego Supercross-2736Aaron Plessinger was 14th.


450 QUALIFYING RESULTS (SESSION 1 OF 2)

Jason Anderson 2023 San Diego Supercross-1412Jason Anderson was the fastest rider in the first 450 qualifying session. 

The 2023 San Diego Supercross wasn’t an easy track build for the Dirt Wurx crew. It started out wet and muddy inside of the Snapdragon Stadium early in the week and they worked hard to build a dry race track for FELD Entertainment. They also decided to cancel press day to give the track more time to “air out.” Now, the conditions look great, the traction is plentiful and there are ruts in each turn, which makes for a challenging and technical track.

With 5-mins on the clock, Cooper Webb laid down a heater lap, moving to the top of the leaderboard. Ken Roczen has been testing different suspension settings this past week, going between factory Showa and Factory Connection-built suspension. He sat 9th quickest with 3-mins left. Aaron Plessinger was lucky to ride away from a sketchy incident on the north end of the stadium when he landed on a tough block and both Dean Wilson and Joey Savatgy made mistakes in the same rhythm lane.

POS. # RIDER BEST TIME
1 21 Jason Anderson 50.639
2 1 Eli Tomac 51.043
3 23 Chase Sexton 51.097
4 14 Dylan Ferrandis 51.112
5 27 Malcolm Stewart 51.168
6 2 Cooper Webb 51.241
7 9 Adam Cianciarulo 51.723
8 94 Ken Roczen 51.994
9 45 Colt Nichols 52.045
10 17 Joey Savatgy 52.295
11 15 Dean Wilson 52.377
12 28 Christian Craig 52.451
13 7 Aaron Plessinger 52.798
14 51 Justin Barcia 52.935
15 46 Justin Hill 53.084
16 68 Cade Clason 54.592
17 60 Justin Starling 54.634
18 751 Josh Hill 54.641
19 47 Fredrik Noren 54.767
20 78 Grant Harlan 55.251
21 73 John Short 56.155
22 80 Kevin Moranz 56.464

Cooper Webb 2023 San Diego Supercross-1558Cooper Webb looks sharp and motivated today at San Diego. He was charging hard in the first qualifying session. 

Eli Tomac 2023 San Diego Supercross-0758Eli Tomac is also looking spunky on the bike today. It’s going to be hard to beat him tonight. 

DYLAN FERRANDIS 2023 San Diego Supercross-1686Dylan Ferrandis finished fourth in the Anaheim 1 Main Event and he was fourth quickest in the first qualifying session. 

Dean Wilson 2023 San Diego Supercross-1829Dean Wilson aboard his new FirePower Honda CRF450.

Jason Anderson 2023 San Diego Supercross-0777Jason Anderson, Christian Craig and Adam Cianciarulo waiting for their turn to ride. 

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