The 2015 Monster Energy Supercross
series made its third and final visit to Angel Stadium this past weekend and did so in dramatic fashion! With tension and tight points races in both classes, it didn’t take very long for drama to unfold LIVE on Fox Sports 1.
Cooper Webb has grabbed much of the attention during the first month of the 250SX West
series engaging in a number of heated battles with anyone in his way. Most notable has been his verbal and at times physical battles with former Arenacross Champion, Tyler Bowers. And while most of Angel Stadium was waiting for the Webb-Bowers battle to create the drama, it was a faulty gate drop and red flag five laps into the main event that stirred up the controversy in Anaheim.
Once the gate was “re-dropped”…Webb made some quick moves to the front and cruised home for his third win of the year. After Chad Reed’s black flag incident, the last thing the AMA wanted to do was make a call that could change the outcome of a race and ultimately the series. But is was Zach Osbourne’s gate not dropping caused his team to protest and after the AMA officials reviewed the incident in question, a red flag restart was enforced and riders started the 15 lap main event over.
One rider who benefitted from the restart was Josh Hansen. After a solid start to the main, the 100 was locked in a battle up toward the front when a collision with Zach Bell sent Hansen to the ground almost simultaneously the red flag being. At the restart, Hansen nailed another good start and the ONEiD rider rode solid to another 7th place finish giving the stylish veteran sole possession of 9th place in the overall standings.
Broc Shoemaker set the 38th fastest qualifying time during the day to secure his spot in the night show. Shoemaker got off to an ok start in his heat and was on a charge but ran out of laps, another bad start and not enough time to make up positions had the 448 missing the main by a few spots.
Topping the board in both B qualifying sessions, Kevin Weisbruch
had a lap time that matched some of the top 20’s second range and it looked like A3 was going to be a good night. But in his heat and LCQ, Weisbruch couldn’t buy a start and like Shoemaker, his heat and LCQ didn’t have enough laps for him to make up the positions lost off the starts.
The 250 guys have one more chance to put it in the night show before the series heads East.
It was a little less interesting in the big class. Ken Roczen was all set to sweep the three Anaheim rounds and Chad Reed had the opportunity to become Anaheim’s all-time win leader in the 450SX class, but Ryan Dungey had other plans taking his first win of the 2015 season.
Mafia Moto Crew rider Nick Wey
raced what he says was his last ever race at Angel Stadium. And although Nick didn’t get the result he may have wanted, there is still a ton of racing left for the veteran to put his ONEiD backed #27 toward the front of the pack.
The tough luck continued for Josh Grant
, but unlike some of the past weekends...it wasn't all that bad. Josh looked good all day and a solid qualifying effort looked like it was going translate into the main event after Grant pulled off an impressive holeshot and semi win. But a chain roller issue forced JG out of the main event just as the Two Two Motorsports rider was knocking on the door of a top 10 finish.
After a top 20 qualifying effort, Kyle Partridge
was looking on point LIVE on Fox Sports 1 debuting our Pocho jersey! Unfortunately, Partridge missed his only second main of the season after almost qualifying thru the semi. It is only a matter of time before the 199 starts putting in top 15 rides in the main!
The series now heads to San Diego for the last West coast round before the series starts it’s Eastern swing where Vicki Golden, Kyle Cunningham, and Kyle Peters will make their 2015 season debuts. Check out the track layout for SD!
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