Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Others...Houston.

Houston, we’re back! Monster Energy Supercross made its way back inside the NRG Stadium of Houston, Texas for round two of the 450 and 250 West Championships. Fans who’d been waiting two years to have the race back got a race worth the wait.

With lap times in the low 53 second range, Adam Cianciarulo and Jason Anderson would respectively top the 250 and 450 class qualifying. Although the top 5 of the 450 class were all within a second of each other, the 250 class would have the faster cutoff time of a 1:01.224 compared to the 450 class 1:02.617 that’d get you in the night show.

Photo: Eric Phalin

Heat races, Main events, Chaos. Battling injury from last weeks crash, Eli Tomac pulled out of the nights program. Points leader Marvin Musquin hit the deck hard in his heat race and would sit out the remainder of the night. Geico Honda rookie, Chase Sexton looked good all night. Adam Cianciarulo didn’t. I really want AC to keep it on two wheels. He is the fastest guy out there! Ken Roczen got his first heat win but may have had his fitness tested in the main. I’m impressed with his speed this early in the season. When the dust settled the 250 podium would see Yamaha rider Aaron Plessinger on the top step with Joey Savatgy and Chase Sexton in tow. Jason Anderson came out with the win and the red plate as the new 450 class points leader. Roczen put his Honda on the second step and Justin Barcia continued to show his determination on board his Yamaha fill in ride. He’d finish third and proved to be a championship threat.

Getting the win in the LCQ ( Last Chance Qualifier) takes you to the Main Event with confidence. Justin Hoeft put his Racetrack Supercross/IB Corp Yamaha out front and took the 250 class win. Austin Politelli put his TXS Productions/U of MX Honda in the 450 main event with his LCQ win.

Racetrack Supercross/IB Corp rider Justin Hoeft took the 250 LCQ win. | Photo: Eric Phalin

250 Top Privateer: 11 Kyle Chisholm.
For the second week in a row, Kyle found himself in the top 10 of the 250 class. He’d better last weeks position with a 9th overall aboard his 51 Fifty Energy Drink Yamaha.

450 Top Privateer: 907 Ben Lamay.
The Alaska native pits with the TPJ crew (The Privateer Journey). He’d transfer directly to the Main from his heat race and go on to a 15th place finish.

Two in a row. We’ve got to give a big shoutout to some 450 guys. Alex Ray, Dakota Tedder, Adam Enticknap and Austin Politelli are 2 for 2 on the season for main events. Keep it up boys.

And now...The Others

  1. 81 Cahse Marquier 
  2. 138 Blake Lilly 
  3. 388 Brandan Leith
  4. 141 Robbie Wageman
  5. 150 Austin Walton
  6. 383 Casey Brennan 
  7. 497 Brock Leitner
  8. 240 Bryce Stewart 
  9. 217 Ryan Breece 
  10. 321 Bradley Lionnet 
  11. 715 Kele Russell
  12. 124 Robert Fitch
  13. 246 Chance Blackburn 
  14. 122 Chris Howell 
  15. 448 Broc Shoemaker 
  16. 792 Bracken Hall
  17. 149 Tallon Lafountaine 
  18. 425 Tyler Custer

  1. 723 Tyler Enticknap
  2. 282 Bubba Pauli
  3. 73 Brandon Scharer
  4. 447 Deven Raper
  5. 509 Alex Nagy
  6. 918 Michael Akaydin 
  7. 914 Brice Klippel 
  8. 645 Cheyenne Harmon 
  9. 214 Vann Martin
  10. 501 Scotty Wennerstrom
  11. 976 Josh Greco
  12. 120 Todd Bannister 
  13. 713 Chad Cook
  14. 523 Miles Daniele
  15. 181 Dustin Pipes
  16. 58 Matt Bisceglia 
  17. 526 Colton Aeck
  18. 25 Marvin Musquin 

It’s back to Anaheim for round 3 and for the first time we will see a 3 main event format with the beginning of the Triple Crown.

-Kyle Pesci

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