2023 Anaheim Two Supercross | Race Report & Results
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2023 ANAHEIM TWO SUPERCROSS | COMPLETE COVERAGE
The Monster Energy Supercross Championship completed its stay in Southern California with the 2023 Anaheim Two Supercross. The return to Angel Stadium was the third round of the year and the first to run the exciting Triple Crown format, which brought the usual parity to the results in the 250 West Coast Region and 450 Class and tightened up the point standings in both divisions.
250 Main Event One
The first main event of the night is off, as Rj Hampshire took to the early race lead after an excellent start. Levi Kitchen sat in second place and had Jett Lawrence trailing as they exited the second corner. Mitchell Oldenburg sat just ahead of Pierce Brown on the first lap to round out the top-5. On the second lao, Pierce Brown dove inside of Oldenburg to advance up to fourth place.
Jett Lawrence then jumped past Kitchen and into second place through the long rhythm lane. Stilez Robertson moved into sixth place after a few early passes. Back up front, Jett was in pursuit of Rj and made a big mistake after the finish line, dropping him back to ninth place.
Pierce Brown was now on the hunt, as he jumped inside of Levi Kitchen to pick up second place. Just a few laps after loosing his balance and falling over, Jett Lawrence was back inside of the top-5 and giving chase to Oldenburg. Mitchell Harrison had a big one and was slow to remount, putting him in dead last.
Jett Lawrence continued to charge back to the front, as he made the pass on Mitchell Oldenburg to secure fourth place. A lap after passing Mitchell, Jett jumped alongside Levi and advanced into third place. Jett closed within a few bike lengths of Pierce on the final lap but was unable to complete a pass. Rj Hampshire collected the first Main Event win just head of the battle for second.
250 Main Event Two
The gate was down for the second 250SX Main Event and Cameron McAdoo was off to the early lead, but Phil Nicoletti just edged him out going into the third corner. After a bad start, Jett Lawrence went down in the third corner, dropping him to dead last. Rj Hampshire got collected by Jett’s down bike, placing him back in the pack.
On the second lap, Cameron McAdoo went down while in second place and collected Pierce Brown. Phil Nicoletti continued to lead and had a massive gap on Stilez Robertson, Maximus Vohland, and Levi Kitchen after the chaos. While coming through the pack, Rj Hampshire lost his front end exiting the sand and collected Joshua Varize. Rj Hampshire was slow to remount.
Pierce Brown then went down again, this time at the end of the whoops. Back up front, Maximus Vohland passed Robertson and took over second place, as Nicoletti continued to lead. Rj Hampshire pulled off after riding around for a few laps, he looked to be holding his arm.
Maximus Vohland tucked the front-end and went down, dropping him from second place to seventh. Vohland’s mistake put Robertson in second place and Kitchen in third. Meanwhile, Jett Lawrence had climbed up to 10th place after his crash on the first lap.
With less than two-minutes on the clock, Stilez Robertson has caught Phil Nicoletti and began pressuring for the lead. A lap later, Stilez dove inside of Phil after the straight away to take over the race lead. Levi Kitchen then made the pass on Phil a few sections later, dropping Nicoletti to third place with one lap to go.
On the final lap, Jett Lawrence made another small mistake that allowed McAdoo and Vohland back by. Though, Jett passed both riders back before the end of the lap. Stilez Robertson crossed the checkered flag and collected the second Main Event win ahead of Levi Kitchen.
250 Main Event Three
The final 250SX Main Event was off as Jett Lawrence rounded the first turn in the early race lead. Levi Kitchen trailed Jett into the second corner with Joshua Varize just behind. Stilez Robertson sat in fourth place and had Maximus Vohland pressuring early-on.
Stilez and then a few more riders made passes on Varize, dropping Joshua back to seventh. Cameron McAdoo was now challenging Maximus for fourth place. Enzo Lopes went down at the end of the whoops, putting him in last place. Meanwhile, Rj Hampshire sat mid-pack and was slow to make moves toward the front.
Cameron McAdoo and Maximus Vohland continued to battle over fourth place, while Pierce Brown lurked behind. Maximus jumped to the inside of Cameron to take over the position, just before Pierce Brown stalled in the same corner. Pierce dropped outside of the top-10 before his bike re-fired.
Up front, Jett Lawrence continued to led and had built a comfortable cushion on Levi Kitchen. Rj Hampshire went down in the whoops late in the race, dropping back to 15th. Jett Lawrence crossed the finish line to take the third Main Event win. Though, it was Levi Kitchen who was rewarded with the overall victory in Anaheim Two after consistent finishes in all three mains.
450 Main Event One
The first 450SX Main Event was off, as Chase Sexton led the field into the second corner with Ken Roczen and Adam Cianciarulo trailing. Dylan Ferrandis sat in fourth place and Eli Tomac was just behind him at the end of the first lap. Jason Anderson and Cooper Webb made early race passes on Christian Craig to advance into seventh and eighth.
Eli Tomac made the pass on his teammate just before the whoops to pick up fourth place. Moments later, Cooper Webb passed Anderson, just before the pair passed Justin Barcia; who had gone down after the dragons-back. Justin Barcia remounted quickly, but still fell back to eleventh place.
Back towards the front, Eli Tomac was in pursuit of Adam Cianciarulo for third place, as Ken Roczen continued to trail Chase Sexton. Eli Tomac railed an inside rut before the whoops to pass Adam for third place. Laps later, both Dylan Ferrandis and Cooper Webb had reeled in Cianciarulo. Ferrandis was the first to advance, as he jumped inside before the pair of double-jumps. Cooper Webb followed just a section later and picked up fifth place from Adam.
Jason Anderson then passed Cianciarulo, as he was trying to latch on to Webb and Ferrandis. On the final lap, Jason Anderson took Cooper Webb out in the corner after the whoops to pick up fifth place. Chase Sexton took the first Main Event victory ahead of Ken Roczen and Eli Tomac.
450 Main Event Two
As the second 450SX Main Event left the gate, Jason Anderson was off to the early lead with Ken Roczen and Aaron Plessinger in tail. Adam Cianciarulo sat just ahead of Chase Sexton early in the first lap, but Sexton made a quick pass for fourth. Colt Nichols was off the track on the first lap after an incident over the set of doubles.
Chase Sexton lost his front-end after the finish line and dropped back to eighth. Eli Tomac then passed Cianciarulo to pick up fourth place. Aaron Plessinger made the pass on Roczen for second place after a great run through the whoops. However, Roczen responded at the end of the next section and jumped to the inside to take second back. A few sections later, Aaron tucked the front-end, dropping him back to eighth.
Eli Tomac was now in pursuit of Ken Roczen and second place. Eli looked inside a few times before going inside after the whoops. The two swapped positions multiple times throughout the rest of that lap, but ended the lap in the same order they started it in. A lap later, Ken Roczen made a small mistake and slid-out in the corner before the finish, allowing Tomac to finally pick up the second place position.
Cooper Webb was now hunting Roczen for third place, but only had two laps left in the Main Event. Cooper Webb looked inside before the triple but wasn’t close enough and was forced to double after losing momentum. Jason Anderson crossed the finish line just in front of Eli Tomac to collect the second Main Event win.
450 Main Event Three
As the final Main Event of the night left the gate, Jason Anderson led the field into the second corner with Chase Sexton and Cooper Webb trailing. Eli Tomac sat just behind Webb in fourth place, while Dylan Ferrandis and Adam Cianciarulo lurked. Eli Tomac jumped alongside Webb in the long rhythm lane, but was forced to double the triple and settle with fourth for the time being.
Eli continued to pressure Webb, while Anderson and Sexton sat just ahead of them. Eli had a massive crash while jumping a large rhythm that no one else was attempting. Eli remounted well outside of the top-10. Just after Tomac’s crash, Chase Sexton made the pass on Jason Anderson for the race lead.
Cooper Webb was now in pursuit of Anderson for second place, but Chase Sexton wasn’t too far ahead. Laps later, Jason Anderson got loose after the long rhythm lane and nearly slid-out. This mistake allowed Cooper Webb to advance into second place. Late in the race, Justin Barcia took Aaron Plessinger wide to takeover sixth place.
Cooper Webb closed-in on Chase Sexton late in the race, but Chase crossed the finish line first to take the third Main Event win and the overall victory at Anaheim Two.