4 rounds of the 2018 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship are already over. Glendale Supercross wrapped up last night at the University of Phoenix Stadium, and the racing was phenomenal!
Eli Tomac got off to the quick lead and never looked back. The riders behind him were struggling to get around Weston Peick in 2nd, and by the time Justin Barcia had moved into 2nd, Tomac already had opened up a 4-5 second lead. Peick continued to hold off other riders, and by the time Ken Roczen was able to get around him, Roczen was a full 10 seconds back from Tomac.
However, at that point the racing was just getting underway. Roczen was catching Barcia in front of him, who in turn was catching Tomac for the lead. This would continue until the very end, with all 3 riders pushing one another. Despite this, no passes happened, and Tomac held on for the win (his second win in a row).
Points leader Jason Anderson had a rough night. He was in the top 5 at the beginning of the race, but he got passed by a few riders, which seemed to fluster him. He stayed outside the top 5 for a large part of the race, but eventually gathered himself and moved up past Marvin Musquin late in the race for 4th place.
In the 250 class, Aaron Plessinger got a top 3 start for the first time all year. He was then able to work his way around both Joey Savatgy and Shane McElrath, after which he pulled away and went on for the win. No one was able to match Plessinger’s pace, and he now regains the point lead.
Joey Savatgy was lucky to even be in the main event. He crashed hard in the the whoops during his heat race, and looked to be shook up. He rebounded for the LCQ win, and then holeshot the main event to get out front. After getting passed by Shane McElrath and Aaron Plessinger, he then had another small crash which allowed his teammate Adam Cianciarulo to get around him. Cianciarulo would finish in 3rd, whereas Savatgy would end up 4th.
Here are the official results:
Cover photo from Supercross LIVE