2024 Anaheim Two Supercross | Qualifying Report & Results
Round four of the 2024 Monster Energy Supercross Championship is officially underway in Anaheim, CA, as this morning’s timed qualifying sessions just wrapped up. Riders took to the well-prepped course that fills Angel Stadium just a few moments ago for their practice sessions. Just hundredths of a second split the front-runners in both the 250SX West and 450SX classes. Here’s a look at the fastest qualifiers and some information on how their qualifying sessions went in Anaheim Two!
250 WEST REGION | REPORT & RESULTS
Rj Hampshire topped the charts in the 250SX class and held the early advantage heading into the night show. The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider logged a 59.058 in the first session of timed-qualifying, when the course was fastest. Rj also topped the leaderboard in the second and final session of practice.
Levi Kitchen was next on the time sheets, as the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki racer laid down a heater in the first timed-qualifying session that held up throughout the remainder of the morning. His 59.190 was just a few thousandths off of the best lap time in the class.
Jo Shimoda’s 59.404 that came from the first session of timed-qualifying landed him in third place on the time sheets. The Team Honda HRC racer is one of many looking to rebound here in Anaheim.
450 CLASS | REPORT & RESULTS
Justin Cooper set the pace in Anaheim, as he topped the charts late in the final session of timed-qualifying. After logging a blistering fast 57.933, the Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamaha rider was one of the few racers to better their time in the final session and was the only one to dip below the 58s.
Chase Sexton was next on the leaderboard, as the RedBull KTM Factory Racing rider laid down a 58.271 in the final session of timed-qualifying to better his previous best lap.
After busting out two triple-in lines that few attempted, Jason Anderson was looking comfortable in Anaheim. The Monster Energy Kawasaki rider’s speed showed on the leaderboards, as his 58.322 placed him in third place overall in timed-qualifying.
Adam Cianciarulo looked to be nursing an issue, as the Monster Energy Kawasaki rider was off pace in the opening session of timed-qualifying and did not participate in the second practice. Our suspicions were proved right after timed-qualifying concluded, as a press release emerged stating Adam will sit out tonight’s race.
Seven riders went down in the second corner after a pile-up unfolded that began in the rythym lane previous. That incident took out favorites Tj Albright, Lance Kobusch, Geran Stapleton, and more. Max Sanford had a brief battle with Varola and Jorgensen, but ultimately found his way to the race lead before securing the LCQ victory. Billy Laninovich collected the final transfer position and secured a ticket into his first main event of the year.
Dean Wilson was running in fifth place early on lap one but then went down with Cade Clason after colliding with Benny Bloss before the second set of whoops. Freddie Noren then went down and threw away a transfer position on the third lap. Meanwhile, Derek Drake raced his way to a 8-second cushion over second place. On the final lap, Justin Rodbell went for the pass on John Short which put himself on the ground and Short off track. That allowed Freddie Noren to take over the final transfer position, as Derek Drake collected the LCQ win.