Ken Roczen Wins Supercross Season Opener

Ken Roczen Wins Supercross Season Opener

Ken Roczen made a statement in front of a packed crowed at Anaheim Stadium Saturday night. Winning his heat race, Roczen went onto win the main event. It was Chase Sexton who had the holeshot when the gate dropped. Sexton had also won his heat race. Roczen was quickly there to steal away the lead.

As the race went on, Sexton nearly contacted one of his Honda teammates, Adam Cianciarulo and in mid-air getting out of shape and crashing in a turn. Sexton crashed again half a lap later. Late in the race, Cooper Webb made a hard charge, taking second in attempt to chase down Roczen.

The Western Regional 250 class started with injuries and riders going down in their heat races including Colt Nichols, Jalek Swoll and Carson Brown. When it came down to the main event, Seth Hammaker had the holeshot, but Vince Friese moved in early to get out front. Friese later had to deal with Christian Craig who made a hard charge to take the lead. When the checkered flag flew, Craig had won the opening round with Seth Hammaker and Hunter Lawrence rounding out the final two podium positions.

Photos courtesy of Feld Entertainment

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