2023 Anaheim Two Supercross | Qualifying Report & Times
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We are back in Anaheim, CA, as the Monster Energy Supercross Series visits Angel Stadium one last time in 2023. The fastest riders in the world spent Saturday afternoon learning the unique track that fills the floor of Angel Stadium, and to no surprise, the lap times are incredibly close. Just fractions of a second split the front-runners in the 250 West Coast and 450 Class on the qualifying sheets, which ratcheted up the anticipation for tonight’s triple crown event even more.
Here’s a look at the fastest lap times and results…
Jett Lawrence topped the charts again in Anaheim, as he laid down a blistering fast 57.998 in the final session of qualifying. The current 250SX West Coast championship points leader looked on form throughout the day, as he clocked the fastest lap time in each session of riding.
Rj Hampshire was just behind, as the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna rider clocked the next fastest time in the field. Hampshire’s 58.784, logged in the first timed-qualifying session, was just under a second off of Jett’s best time.
Enzo Lopes is beginning to become a regular at the top of the qualifying sheets, as the ClubMX Yamaha rider logged a 58.842 in the final session of riding to secure third place on the time sheets.
250SX West Coast title contender Cameron McAdoo went down hard in the first session of timed-qualifying, after loosing grip of his bike in the whoops. The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider attempted to ride in the next session of qualifying, but was ultimately sidelined with a possible shoulder injury.
Joshua Varize held the early lead in the 250SX last chance qualifier, just ahead of Mitchell Harrison and Brandon Scharer. Brandon Ray held the final transfer position but then went down in the whoops, allowing Austin Politelli to advance. However, Austin missed a crucial double on the final lap and allowed Brandon Ray to retake the transfer position.
Chase Sexton topped the charts in the 450SX class timed-qualifying, as he laid down a 57.564 in the final session of riding before the night show. Sexton seemed to be flowing with the unique Anaheim Two race course, as he also held the fastest lap time in the first session of qualifying and was the only rider in the class to dip below a 58-second lap time.
Jason Anderson was just behind, as he logged a 58.283 in the final session of timed qualifying. The Monster Energy Kawasaki rider improved his lap time each time he hit the track and ultimately secured his second place spot on the time sheets.
Ken Roczen looked to be enjoying this weekend’s race course, as he logged a 58.371 in the final session of qualifying and locked down the third fastest lap time in the 450SX class.
Justin Barcia had a scary one in timed-qualifying, after overshooting the finish line jump and rolling into the next lane of traffic. Dylan Ferrandis clipped Justin mid-air, but fortunately remained on his bike. Luckily, Justin remounted quickly after processing the incident.
Logan Krakow was off to a solid start, but got tangled with a down rider after the first turn. Chase Marquier was off to the early lead after a great start. Kevin Moranz sat just behind, and Justin Starling trailed him. Grant Harlan was in fourth place but had a second lap crash before the whoops. Kevin Moranz then made a pass on Chase for the lead, as Shane McElrath made his way up to the front of the pack.
Justin Starling then passed Chase, just before Freddie Noren and McElrath followed into transfer positions. Alex Ray trailed just outside of a transfer position but was unable to make a pass before taking the checkered flag.