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2018 AMA SX Highlights: Seattle

2 weeks ago | Words: Field Entertainment | Photos: Field Entertainment, KTM Images/Simon Cudby

Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, hosted what was the muddiest rounds of the 2018 season so far at Round 13 in Seattle, Washinton.

450SX

The Monster Energy Kawasaki of Eli Tomac found its way to a third-place start, battling back and forth with Team Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin for second with Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jason Anderson out front for the first five laps. After Tomac passed Musquin, a mistake by Anderson handed Tomac the lead for the remaining six laps of the 11-lap race. Anderson held on to second ahead of Musquin who rounded out the podium with a third-place finish.
Eli Tomac: “It’s just one of those tracks where you just have to either ride it and have fun or you’re just in misery, and today we were having fun,” Tomac said after the race. “That was, by far, the craziest Supercross moments I’ve ever been in. It felt like I was in the backyard just having fun and riding in the mud, and that’s how you had to treat it.”

250SX

Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Aaron Plessinger ran away with the 250SX Class win, leading from the start of the eight-lap Main Event. GEICO Honda’s Chase Sexton earned a career-best second-place finish ahead of Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo in third.
Aaron Plessinger: “That was fun,” Plessinger said on the podium. “That was a sick race; it reminded me of a lot of GNCCs, so it was good to get out there and have some fun and rip some ruts. There were sometimes where the ruts were two feet deep, and you just had to pick a good line … I knew I could do it here. I love Seattle. I love all these fans here; they make it exciting.”

450SX Class Results
1. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki
2. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., Husqvarna
3. Marvin Musquin, Clermont, Fla., KTM
4. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., KTM
5. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha
6. Tyler Bowers, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Kawasaki
7. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Husqvarna
8. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrance, Calif., KTM
9. Dean Wilson, Clermont, Fla., Husqvarna
10. Weston Peick, Menifee, Calif., Suzuki
450SX Class Championship Standings
1. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., Husqvarna (288)
2. Marvin Musquin, Clermont, Fla., KTM (251)
3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki (220)
4. Justin Brayton, Mint Hill, N.C., Honda (213)
5. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrance, Calif., KTM (209)
6. Weston Peick, Menifee, Calif., Suzuki (185)
7. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., KTM (184)
8. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha (180)
9. Dean Wilson, Clermont, Fla., Husqvarna (152)
10. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki (125)
Western Regional 250SX Class Results
1. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha
2. Chase Sexton, Clermont, Fla., Honda
3. Adam Cianciarulo, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Kawasaki
4. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM
5. Justin Starling, Deland, Fla., Husqvarna
6. Mitchell Oldenburg, Alvord, Texas, Yamaha
7. Mitchell Harrison, Tallahassee, Fla., Husqvarna
8. Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Yamaha
9. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Suzuki
10. Hayden Mellross, Clermont, Fla., Yamaha
Western Regional 250SX Class Championship Standings
1. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha (177)
2. Adam Cianciarulo, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Kawasaki (160)
3. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki (153)
4. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM (146)
5. Chase Sexton, Clermont, Fla., Honda (132)
6. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Suzuki (119)
7. Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Yamaha (110)
8. Christian Craig, Orange, Calif. Honda (106)
9. Mitchell Harrison, Tallahassee, Fla., Husqvarna (100)
10. Hayden Mellross, Clermont, Fla., Yamaha (81)

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