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This Week in Monster Energy Supercross: Round 3 in Anaheim, CA

Round 3:  Angel Stadium
Anaheim, California
January 21, 2017

450SX Class

  • Seeing Red: For just the second time in his career Ken Roczen has earned back-to-back wins. The last time Honda won consecutive races was in 2011 with Trey Canard and Chad Reed. The brand last won the opening two rounds in 1999 with Ezra Lusk.
  • Rivalry Renewed: The first showdown of the season between Roczen & Ryan Dungey renewed their longstanding rivalry. They’ve now finished 1-2 in a total of 10 races since 2014, including five of the last eight races dating back to last season.
  • Mirror Images: The finishing order of the top four through the first two rounds has been identical, with Roczen, Dungey, Marvin Musquin, and Jason Anderson. Eli Tomac and Cole Seely have rounded out the top six each time, but alternated top-five finishes.
  • New Territory: Under the new timed Main Event format, the 450SX Class surpassed the 20-lap mark for the first time ever, logging a record 24 laps in San Diego.
  • No Quit: Despite a starting average of just 8.5, Jason Anderson has been the most dynamic passer of the top 10 riders in the championship, improving an average of 4.5 positions through the first two rounds.
  • Out of the Norm: Following a 14th-place finish by Cooper Webb in San Diego, Yamaha does not have a single rider inside the top 10 of the 450SX Class standings for the first time since 1976. Webb (11th), Dean Wilson (12th), and Chad Reed (14th) are all currently within seven points of 10th place.

Manufacturer Wins

Honda – 2

Manufacturer Point Standings

  1. Honda – 50
  2. KTM – 44
  3. Husqvarna – 36
  4. Kawasaki – 31
  5. Suzuki – 27
  6. Yamaha – 23

Highest Standing Championship Rider by Manufacturer

Honda – Ken Roczen, 1st

KTM – Ryan Dungey, 2nd

Husqvarna – Jason Anderson, 4th

Kawasaki – Eli Tomac, 5th

Suzuki – Weston Peick, 8th

Yamaha – Cooper Webb, 11th

450SX Class Championship Standings

  1. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Honda – 50
  2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM – 44
  3. Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM – 40
  4. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., Husqvarna – 36
  5. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki – 31
  6. Cole Seely, Sherman Oaks, Calif., Honda – 31
  7. Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., KTM – 27
  8. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki – 27
  9. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Kawasaki – 22
  10. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Suzuki – 20

Main Event Wins (Total)

Ken Roczen – 2

Main Event Wins (By Race)

Anaheim: Ken Roczen

San Diego: Ken Roczen

Podium Finishes

Ryan Dungey – 2

Marvin Musquin – 2

Ken Roczen – 2

Average Finish (Top 10)

Ken Roczen  1.0

Ryan Dungey  2.0

Marvin Musquin  3.0

Jason Anderson  4.0

Eli Tomac  5.5

Cole Seely  5.5

Davi Millsaps  7.5

Weston Peick  7.5

Josh Grant  10.0

Justin Bogle  11.0

Average Start (Top 10)

Ken Roczen  1.5

Ryan Dungey  2.5

Marvin Musquin  2.5

Jason Anderson  8.5

Eli Tomac  5.5

Cole Seely  6.5

Davi Millsaps  4.5

Weston Peick  8.0

Josh Grant  13.0

Justin Bogle  14.0

Start/Finish Ratio (Top 10)

Ken Roczen  +0.5

Ryan Dungey  +0.5

Marvin Musquin  -0.5

Jason Anderson  +4.5

Eli Tomac  +/-0

Cole Seely  +1.0

Davi Millsaps  -3.0

Weston Peick  +0.5

Josh Grant  +3.0

Justin Bogle  +3.0

Main Event Laps Completed (By Race)

Anaheim: 20 Laps

San Diego: 24 Laps

Laps Led

Ken Roczen – 37

Ryan Dungey – 7

SupercrossLive.com Holeshots (Total)

Ryan Dungey – 1

Ken Roczen – 1

SupercrossLive.com Holeshots (By Race)

Anaheim: Ken Roczen

San Diego: Ryan Dungey

Heat Race Wins (Total)

Ken Roczen – 2

Jason Anderson – 1

Eli Tomac – 1

Heat Race Wins (By Race)

Anaheim: Ken Roczen & Eli Tomac

San Diego: Jason Anderson & Ken Roczen

Heat Race Main Event Transfers

Jason Anderson – 2

Ryan Dungey – 2

Marvin Musquin – 2

Chad Reed – 2

Ken Roczen – 2

Eli Tomac – 2

Blake Baggett – 1

Justin Bogle – 1

Cole Seely – 1

Broc Tickle – 1

Fastest Qualifiers (Total)

Ryan Dungey – 1

Ken Roczen – 1

Fastest Qualifier (By Race)

Anaheim: Ken Roczen

San Diego: Ryan Dungey

Qualifying Average (Top 10)

Ken Roczen  2.0

Ryan Dungey  2.0

Marvin Musquin  5.0

Jason Anderson  5.0

Eli Tomac  3.0

Cole Seely  8.0

Davi Millsaps  11.0

Weston Peick  15.0

Josh Grant  16.0

Justin Bogle  10.0

Western Regional 250SX Class

  • Late Surge: Shane McElrath’s two laps led in San Diego is the least a rider has been out front en route to victory since Cooper Webb led just one lap at Anaheim 2 during the 2015 season.
  • Valuable Experience: Jimmy Decotis’ time out front in San Diego was the most of his career, leading 10 laps before ultimately finishing sixth. It was the most laps a rider has led without winning the Main Event since Zach Osborne led 11 laps in Santa Clara in 2016.
  • True Grit: Bad starts have marred the start of Jeremy Martin’s 2017 season, but despite a 17th-place starting average, he still boasts a finishing average of 6.5. He’s improving 10.5 positions a race, the most of any rider in the championship, in either class.
  • Flying By: The new timed Main Event format resulted in a record 18 laps of 250SX Class action in San Diego. Under the old 15-lap format, Martin Davalos would have emerged victorious, but instead lost the top spot to McElrath on Lap 16.

Manufacturer Wins

KTM – 2

Manufacturer Point Standings (Combined Regions)

  1. KTM – 50
  2. Yamaha – 42
  3. Kawasaki – 38
  4. Husqvarna – 38
  5. Honda – 30
  6. Suzuki – 17

Highest Standing Championship Rider by Manufacturer

KTM – Shane McElrath, 1st

Yamaha – Aaron Plessinger, 2nd

Kawasaki – Justin Hill, 3rd

Husqvarna – Martin Davalos, 4th

Honda – Jeremy Martin, 6th

Suzuki – Phil Nicoletti, 11th

Western Regional 250SX Class Championship Standings

  1. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM – 50
  2. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha – 42
  3. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Kawasaki – 38
  4. Martin Davalos, Clermont, Fla., Husqvarna – 38
  5. Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Kawasaki – 29
  6. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda – 29
  7. Jimmy Decotis, Peabody, Mass., Honda – 27
  8. Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ky., Yamaha – 20
  9. Mitchell Oldenburg, Alvord, Texas, KTM – 18
  10. Dan Reardon, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha – 18

Main Event Wins

Shane McElrath – 2

Main Event Wins (By Race)

Anaheim: Shane McElrath

San Diego: Shane McElrath

Podium Finishes

Shane McElrath – 2

Aaron Plessinger – 2

Martin Davalos – 1

Justin Hill – 1

Average Finish (Top 10)

Shane McElrath  1.0

Aaron Plessinger  2.5

Justin Hill  3.5

Martin Davalos  3.5

Austin Forkner  6.5

Jeremy Martin  6.5

Jimmy Decotis  7.5

Tyler Bowers  11.0

Mitchell Oldenburg  4.0 (1 Race)

Dan Reardon  12.0

Average Start (Top 10)

Shane McElrath  3.0

Aaron Plessinger  7.0

Justin Hill  8.5

Martin Davalos  2.5

Austin Forkner  5.5

Jeremy Martin  17.0

Jimmy Decotis  7.5

Tyler Bowers  9.5

Mitchell Oldenburg  6.0 (1 Race)

Dan Reardon  3.5

Start/Finish Ratio (Top 10)

Shane McElrath  +2.0

Aaron Plessinger  +4.5

Justin Hill  +5.0

Martin Davalos  -1.0

Austin Forkner  -1.0

Jeremy Martin  +10.5

Jimmy Decotis  +/-0

Tyler Bowers  -1.5

Mitchell Oldenburg  +2.0 (1 Race)

Dan Reardon  -8.5

Main Event Laps Completed (By Race)

Anaheim: 15 Laps

San Diego: 18 Laps

Laps Led

Shane McElrath – 17

Jimmy Decotis – 10

Martin Davalos – 6

SupercrossLive.com Holeshots

Jimmy Decotis – 1

Shane McElrath – 1

SupercrossLive.com Holeshots (By Race)

Anaheim: Shane McElrath

San Diego: Jimmy Decotis

Heat Race Wins

Shane McElrath – 2

Martin Davalos – 1

Justin Hill – 1

Heat Race Wins (By Race)

Anaheim: Martin Davalos & Shane McElrath

San Diego: Justin Hill & Shane McElrath

Fastest Qualifiers

Martin Davalos – 1

Justin Hill – 1

Fastest Qualifier (By Race)

Anaheim: Martin Davalos

San Diego: Justin Hill

Qualifying Average (Top 10)

Shane McElrath  2.0

Aaron Plessinger  6.5

Justin Hill  3.0

Martin Davalos  2.5

Austin Forkner  4.0

Jeremy Martin  3.5

Jimmy Decotis  13.0

Tyler Bowers  12.0

Mitchell Oldenburg  20.0

Dan Reardon  8.5