450 MAIN EVENT RESULTS // 2023 ANAHEIM 1 SUPERCROSS (UPDATED)
450 RACE RESULTS // 2023 ANAHEIM 1 SUPERCROSS
The 2023 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season has officially kicked off and all eyes are on Anaheim 1. Coming into the season opener, defending Champion Eli Tomac is lining up with the red plated number 1 on his Star Racing Yamaha YZ450F and he has an impressive list of high caliber riders right behind him, chomping at the bit. Two-time Champion Cooper Webb is looking for redemption this year after a tough go in ’22, watch our pre-season interview with Webb here. Chase Sexton is coming into the ’23 season with a lot of potential, he won his first 450SX Main Event at San Diego last season and took the 450 Outdoor National Championship down to the wire, ultimately finishing second to Eli Tomac.
Coming into the 2023 Anaheim 1 Supercross, the points are reset to zero and all eyes are on Angel Stadium to see who can come out swinging and score the first win of the season. See below for 450 race results as they are updated throughout the night at Angel stadium.
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450 MAIN EVENT RESULTS
Justin Barcia led early in the 450 Main Event and he was doing a great job of holding off Eli Tomac. However, Justin crashed all by himself at the end of a rhythm lane. He shot off the track, hit a tough block and went down. Eli Tomac assumed the lead and looked like he would easily take the win. Malcolm Stewart passed Ken Roczen for second place and while out front, Eli Tomac slid out on the tabletop that goes over the start straight and he went down. He dropped back a ways, getting up right in front of Cooper Webb. Then, Jason Anderson was pressuring Ken Roczen for third place and he went down, as he was trying to make the pass. With 6-minutes left in the race, Chase Sexton block passed Malcolm Stewart and pushed him off the track. Malcolm assumed second, but he was a few seconds behind Sexton. Then, Eli Tomac passed Roczen and got into third, making a great charge to the front. With three-minutes to go, Eli Tomac came up the inside of Stewart and Malcolm didn’t put up a fight. Then, with 2-minutes left, Sexton made a big mistake and Eli Tomac caught him and passed him a few corners later. Malcolm Stewart was close in third, and then went down hard. Ferrandis had third, but then made a mistake and Webb passed him for the podium spot. Thankfully, Malcolm Stewart got back on the bike and was ok. With just over one lap to go, Cooper Webb made the pass on Chase Sexton to take second place.
Ken Roczen and Cooper Webb sharing air space.
450 HEAT RACE 2 RESULTS
Chase Sexton lead the second 450 heat race from front to back, but he wasn’t too far ahead of Roczen and Webb at the checkers.
Off the start it was HRC Honda rider, Chase Sexton, who grabbed the early lead and the momentum to start the race. Behind him were battles between Roczen, Musquin, Stewart and Webb. Cooper Webb was able to make his way forward, passing his teammate Marvin Musquin and getting close to Ken Roczen at the finish. A mistake on the last lap let Roczen get some extra breathing room, but Webb somehow made up ground on him again and made it close at the finish, however, Roczen was able to hold Webb off and finish second.
Cooper Webb charged hard for third.
Ken Roczen held strong to finish second on his Suzuki.
450 HEAT RACE 1 RESULTS
Eli Tomac easily wins the first Heat.
Eli Tomac shot out of the gate quicker than everyone else and easily secured the holeshot in 450 Heat race one. His teammate, Dylan Ferrandis, was second, with Adam Cianciarulo, Joey Savatgy and Jason Anderson behind. Aaron Plessinger passed Christian Craig making his way into seventh on lap two, and Colt Nichols, the HRC Honda 45p0 rookie, was sixth. Plessinger quickly made his way by Nichols and then started to pressure Savatgy who was just passed by Anderson. Long story short, the 450 riders were going fast and lots of passes were made early on.
Wow! Aaron Plessinger rode amazing and was able to pass Jason Anderson to place fourth in 450 Heat 1, while Eli Tomac cruised to an easy heat race win.
450 LCQ RESULTS
Freddie Noren grabs the holeshot and takes the win in the 450 LCQ with Kevin Moranz close behind in second.
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