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AMA Supercross Salt Lake City race report and results

Marvin Musquin Salt Lake City AMA Supercross 2018

Marvin Musquin Salt Lake City AMA Supercross 2018

Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, made its return to “The State of Sport” in front of 43,849 fans at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.

In the 450SX Class Main Event, the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC WPS KTM of Blake Baggett grabbed the holeshot ahead of Team Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin and Team Honda HRC’s Christian Craig, while points leader Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jason Anderson got caught up in a first turn crash that sent him to the mechanics area for a tyre change.

As Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing’s Eli Tomac battled from a 10th place start, Musquin made the pass on Baggett for the lead after three laps. Tomac found his groove and worked up to second over Baggett by the chequers while Anderson finished 17th after going two laps down and holds a 14-point lead over Musquin heading into the season finale in Las Vegas.

“Sometimes it’s not the fastest guy that wins the race,” Musquin said after the finish. “You’ve got to be very consistent. The whoops are really, really tough and you know I was just trying to be safe and get it done. I was happy to win here. It’s definitely not a track that suits me. It’s hard and slippery, but the bike was working good. It was a tough day for me, but that made me stronger.”

250SX Western Regional

In the penultimate round of the Western Regional 250SX Class Championship, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy grabbed the holeshot while Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Aaron Plessinger battled into second after the start with Troy Lee Designs Red Bull KTM’s Shane McElrath in third.

Savatgy lead eight laps until McElrath charged from third to first through the whoops while Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo found second over Savatgy, Plessinger and Sexton rounded out the top five, and McElrath led 11 laps to the checkered flag.

Plessinger holds a 13-point lead heading into the season finale at the Dave Coombs Sr. 250SX East-West Showdown in Las Vegas.

“It feels good to do it in front of Utah today,” McElrath said on the podium. “Man, God is good. We got a beautiful day today.”

450SX Class Results

  1. Marvin Musquin, Clermont, Fla., KTM
  2. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki
  3. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrance, Calif., KTM
  4. Christian Craig, Orange, Calif., Honda
  5. Justin Barcia, Greenville, Fla., Yamaha
  6. Justin Brayton, Mint Hill, N.C., Honda
  7. Weston Peick, Menifee, Calif., Suzuki
  8. Benny Bloss, Oak Grove, Mo., KTM
  9. Vince Friese, Cape Girardeau, Honda
  10. Tyler Bowers, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Kawasaki

450SX Class Championship Standings

  1. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., Husqvarna (338)
  2. Marvin Musquin, Clermont, Fla., KTM (324)
  3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki (292)
  4. Justin Brayton, Mint Hill, N.C., Honda (264)
  5. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrance, Calif., KTM (264)
  6. Weston Peick, Menifee, Calif., Suzuki (235)
  7. Dean Wilson, Clermont, Fla., Husqvarna (193)
  8. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., KTM (184)
  9. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha (181)
  10. Justin Barcia, Greenville, Fla., Yamaha (163)

Western Regional 250SX Class Results

  1. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM
  2. Adam Cianciarulo, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Kawasaki
  3. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki
  4. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha
  5. Chase Sexton, Clermont, Fla., Honda
  6. Phillip Nicoletti, Bethel, N.Y., Suzuki
  7. Dakota Alix, Jay. Vt., KTM
  8. Mitchell Harrison, Tallahassee, Fla., Husqvarna
  9. Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Yamaha
  10. Martin Castelo, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha

Western Regional 250SX Class Championship Standings

  1. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha (196)
  2. Adam Cianciarulo, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Kawasaki (183)
  3. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki (174)
  4. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM (172)
  5. Chase Sexton, Clermont, Fla., Honda (150)
  6. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Suzuki (128)
  7. Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Yamaha (124)
  8. Mitchell Harrison, Tallahassee, Fla., Husqvarna (115)
  9. Christian Craig, Orange, Calif. Honda (106)
  10. Phillip Nicoletti, Bethel, N.Y., Suzuki (94)

2018 Supercross schedule

RoundDateDivisionCityVenue450SX Winner250SX Winner
Rd 1January 6WestAnaheim, Calif.Angel StadiumMarvin MusquinShane McElrath
Rd 2January 13WestHouston, TexasNRG StadiumJason AndersonAaron Plessinger
Rd 3January 20WestAnaheim, Calif.Angel StadiumEli TomacJoey Savatgy
Rd 4January 27WestGlendale, Ariz.University of Phoenix StadiumEli TomacAaron Plessinger
Rd 5February 3WestOakland, Calif.Oakland-Alameda ColiseumJason AndersonAaron Plessinger
Rd 6February 10WestSan Diego, Calif.Petco ParkJason AndersonJustin Hill
Rd 7February 17EastArlington, TexasAT&T StadiumEli TomacZach Osborne
Rd 8February 24EastTampa, Fla.Raymond James StadiumEli TomacAustin Forkner
Rd 9March 3EastAtlanta, Ga.Mercedes-Benz StadiumJason AndersonAustin Forkner
Rd 10March 10EastDaytona Beach, Fla.Daytona International SpeedwayJustin BraytonJordon Smith
Rd 11March 17EastSt. Louis, Mo.The Dome at America's CenterEli TomacZach Osborne
Rd 12March 24EastIndianapolis, Ind.Lucas Oil StadiumMarvin MusquinJeremy Martin (East-West Showdown)
Rd 13April 7WestSeattle, Wash.CenturyLink FieldEli TomacAaron Plessinger
Rd 14April 14EastMinneapolis, Minn.U.S. Bank StadiumEli TomacJeremy Martin
Rd 15April 21EastFoxboro, Mass.Gillette StadiumMarvin MusquinZach Osborne
Rd 16April 28WestSalt Lake City, UtahRice-Eccles StadiumMarvin MusquinShane McElrath
Rd 17May 5East/WestLas Vegas, Nev.Sam Boyd StadiumEli TomacAdam Cianciarulo (East-West Showdown)