A win at Anaheim has eluded Eli Tomac. It almost didn’t happen for Tomac. Within a minute of the 450SX main starting, Tomac had found his way to the lead and was flying over the jumps with his updated 2023 Star Racing Yamaha YZ450F. Halfway through the race, Tomac crashed on the bridge jump and lost the lead along with several positions. Malcolm Stewart moved into position to take the lead. Chase Sexton pushed past Stewart as the crowd went wild inside the stadium. As the clock ticked down Tomac was working his way back to the front. With just a couple minutes to go in the moto, Sexton made a mistake, allowing Tomac to capitalize on the opportunity to re-gain the lead. Tomac made a clean pass around Sexton and brought home the victory. Cooper Webb and Chase Sexton finished second and third.
In the Western Regional 250SX class, Austin Forkner went down in crash right after the gate dropped. Out front Jett Lawrence was doing what he does best, leading the race. Lawrence remained unchallenged throughout the entire 20-minute moto. RJ Hampshire and Cameron McAdoo joined Lawrence on the podium.
Round 2 of Supercross will be held January 14th at RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland. The Supercross series is now part of a new Super Motocross World Championship. The series announced there will be a total of 31 rounds that include both Supercross and Outdoor Motocross with two playoff rounds held in the fall and a final event at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
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