MotoGP wasn’t the only race this weekend with drama. Monster Energy Supercross Round 13 in Seattle was a slop fest mud bog. Some riders could barely even finish a lap it was so slimy and muddy. One of the few riders who actually made his way around the track decently was Aaron Plessinger, an Ohio native with a lot of muddy GNCC experience. He led the 250 SX race from start to finish and somehow managed to stay pretty clean! Most other riders ended up stuck in the mud at one point or another, and many smoked their clutches and overheated their motors.
SEATTLE, WA – April 8, 2018 – Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, hosted Round 13 in front of 55,407 fans inside CenturyLink Field in Seattle for one of the slimiest, slickest races in history.
The Monster Energy Kawasaki of Eli Tomac found its way to a third-place start, battling back and forth with Team Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin for second with Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jason Anderson out front for the first five laps. After Tomac passed Musquin, a mistake by Anderson handed Tomac the lead for the remaining six laps of the 11-lap race. Anderson held on to second ahead of Musquin who rounded out the podium with a third-place finish.
“It’s just one of those tracks where you just have to either ride it and have fun or you’re just in misery, and today we were having fun,” Tomac said after the race. “That was, by far, the craziest Supercross moments I’ve ever been in. It felt like I was in the backyard just having fun and riding in the mud, and that’s how you had to treat it.”
Tomac captures his sixth 450SX Class win of the 2018 season at Round 13 in Seattle. | Photo credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.
Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Aaron Plessinger ran away with the 250SX Class win, leading from the start of the 8-lap Main Event. GEICO Honda’s Chase Sexton earned a career-best second-place finish ahead of Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo in third.
“That was fun,” Plessinger said on the podium. “That was a sick race; it reminded me of a lot of GNCCs, so it was good to get out there and have some fun and rip some ruts. There were sometimes where the ruts were two feet deep, and you just had to pick a good line … I knew I could do it here. I love Seattle. I love all these fans here; they make it exciting.”
Aaron Plessinger extends his Western Regional 250SX Class points lead with his fourth win of the season in Seattle. | Photo credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.
For official race results, please visit results.amasupercross.com.
450SX Class Results
Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki
Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., Husqvarna
Marvin Musquin, Clermont, Fla., KTM
Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., KTM
Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha
Tyler Bowers, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Kawasaki
Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Husqvarna
Blake Baggett, Grand Terrance, Calif., KTM
Dean Wilson, Clermont, Fla., Husqvarna
Weston Peick, Menifee, Calif., Suzuki
450SX Class Championship Standings
Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., Husqvarna (288)
Marvin Musquin, Clermont, Fla., KTM (251)
Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki (220)
Justin Brayton, Mint Hill, N.C., Honda (213)
Blake Baggett, Grand Terrance, Calif., KTM (209)
Weston Peick, Menifee, Calif., Suzuki (185)
Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., KTM (184)
Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha (180)
Dean Wilson, Clermont, Fla., Husqvarna (152)
Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki (125)
Western Regional 250SX Class Results
Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha
Chase Sexton, Clermont, Fla., Honda
Adam Cianciarulo, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Kawasaki
Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM
Justin Starling, Deland, Fla., Husqvarna
Mitchell Oldenburg, Alvord, Texas, Yamaha
Mitchell Harrison, Tallahassee, Fla., Husqvarna
Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Yamaha
Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Suzuki
Hayden Mellross, Clermont, Fla., Yamaha
Western Regional 250SX Class Championship Standings
Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha (177)
Adam Cianciarulo, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Kawasaki (160)
Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki (153)
Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM (146)
Chase Sexton, Clermont, Fla., Honda (132)
Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Suzuki (119)
Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Yamaha (110)
Christian Craig, Orange, Calif. Honda (106)
Mitchell Harrison, Tallahassee, Fla., Husqvarna (100)
Hayden Mellross, Clermont, Fla., Yamaha (81)
The 2018 Monster Energy Supercross season continues April 14 with Round 14 inside U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Watch the action on FS1 at 10 p.m. ET.
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