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Eli Tomac Takes Inaugural Monster Energy Supercross Triple Crown Win in Anaheim

Joey Savatgy Captures Triple Crown Western Regional 250SX Class Win

ANAHEIM, CA – January 21, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – In front of a sell-out crowd of 45,050 fans inside Angel Stadium, Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM World Championship, hosted the historical first-ever Triple Crown Event in Anaheim on January 20 for Round 3 of the 2018 season.

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac captured the overall event win at Round 3 of the series. The Triple Crown, which was introduced in 2018, is a three-city showdown starting at Anaheim 2 where both the 250SX and 450SX Classes compete in three Main Events.

Eli Tomac takes the overall win in the first-ever Monster Energy Supercross Triple Crown at Angel Stadium on January 20. Photo credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc. Eli Tomac takes the overall win in the first-ever Monster Energy Supercross Triple Crown at Angel Stadium on January 20. | Photo credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.

In the first 8-minute 450SX Class Main Event, Team Honda HRC’s Cole Seely captured the lead on the first lap ahead of Smartop/MotoConcepts Racing’s Justin Brayton while the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC/KTM/WPS ride of Blake Baggett climbed up to third and Tomac was fifth. In the second 12-lap Main Event, Tomac captured his first lead and win ahead of Seely and Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jason Anderson. In the third 15-minute Main Event, Anderson ran away with the win, holding on to his points lead, with Tomac in second and Brayton in third. Tomac, who finished 5-1-2, was awarded the overall win with the lowest combined score.

Joey Savatgy takes his first overall Main Event win and overall victory win at the first-ever Triple Crown. Photo credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.Joey Savatgy takes his first overall Main Event win and overall victory win at the first-ever Triple Crown. | Photo credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.

In the first 6-minute 250SX Class Main Event, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy lead from the start ahead of GEICO Honda’s Christian Craig while the Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha of Mitchell Oldenburg passed up to third by the checkers. In the second 10-minute Main Event, the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM ride of Shane McElrath stayed wide open out front ahead of Savatgy and Craig. In the third 12-minute Main Event, Savatgy remained up front while Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo held onto second ahead of GEICO Honda’s Chase Sexton in third. Savatgy’s 1-2-1 was good enough for the overall win.

Official race highlights and photos will be posted, here:

Monster Energy Supercross Anaheim 2 Highlights – Photos

Monster Energy Supercross Anaheim 2 Highlights – Video

For official race results, please visit results.amasupercross.com.

450SX Class Results

  1. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki (5-1-2)
  2. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda (1-2-7)
  3. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., Husqvarna (7-3-1)
  4. Justin Brayton, Mint Hill, N.C., Honda (2-6-3)
  5. Weston Peick, Menifee, Calif., Suzuki (4-9-5)
  6. Joshua Grant, Wildomar, Calif., Kawasaki (6-4-8)
  7. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrance, Calif., KTM (3-10-6)
  8. Justin Barcia, Greenville, Fla., Yamaha (8-5-9)
  9. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Honda (11-12-4)
  10. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha (10-7-11)

450SX Class Championship Standings

  1. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., Husqvarna (70)
  2. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda (59)
  3. Justin Barcia, Greenville, Fla., Yamaha (57)
  4. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Honda (56)
  5. Weston Peick, Menifee, Calif., Suzuki (54)
  6. Justin Brayton, Mint Hill, N.C., Honda (52)
  7. Joshua Grant, Wildomar, Calif., Kawasaki (45)
  8. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrance, Calif., KTM (43)
  9. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., KTM (37)
  10. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha (37)

Western Regional 250SX Class Results

  1. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki (1-2-1)
  2. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM (5-1-4)
  3. Christian Craig, Orange, Calif. Honda (2-3-5)
  4. Adam Cianciarulo, New Smyrna, Fla., Kawasaki (4-5-2)
  5. Mitchell Oldenburg, Alvord, Texas, Yamaha (3-6-6)
  6. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha (6-4-7)
  7. Hayden Mellross, Clermont, Fla., Yamaha (7-10-8)
  8. Chase Sexton, Clermont, Fla., Honda (15-8-3)
  9. Phillip Nicoletti, Bethel, N.Y., Suzuki (8-7-11)
  10. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Suzuki (11-9-9)

Western Regional 250SX Class Championship Standings

  1. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki (68)
  2. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM (68)
  3. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha (66)
  4. Christian Craig, Orange, Calif. Honda (57)
  5. Adam Cianciarulo, New Smyrna, Fla., Kawasaki (56)
  6. Mitchell Oldenburg, Alvord, Texas, Yamaha (34)
  7. Chase Sexton, Clermont, Fla., Honda (51)
  8. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Suzuki (42)
  9. Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Yamaha (39)
  10. Hayden Mellross, Clermont, Fla., Yamaha (34)

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About Feld Entertainment

Feld Entertainment® is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that uplift the human spirit and bring people together. Properties include Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, AMSOIL Arenacross, Disney On Ice, Disney Live!, Sesame Street Live! and Marvel Universe LIVE! Across the brand portfolio, Feld Entertainment has entertained millions of families in more than 75 countries and on six continents. Visit feldentertainment.com for more information.

About the American Motorcyclist Association

Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.

Source: Feld Entertainment, Inc.

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