News 17 Jun 2020

Anderson fastest in tight 450SX qualifying at SLC6

Defending champion Sexton leads the way as 250SX East series resumes.

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Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Jason Anderson qualified quickest in 450SX and Chase Sexton top of 250SX East this afternoon in Utah for the penultimate stop of 2020 Monster Energy Supercross.

Anderson recorded a 43.246s in session two on a drying track surface following overnight rain, going three-tenths faster than Eli Tomac (Monster Energy Kawasaki).

It was Tomac who topped the times earlier and he’s in a strong position to clinch the title tonight at Rice-Eccles Stadium with one round to spare. Third overall this afternoon, however, was Sunday winner Ken Roczen (Team Honda HRC).

Anderson’s teammate Dean Wilson was again on-pace for P4, followed by defending champion Cooper Webb (Red Bull KTM), Aaron Plessinger (Monster Energy Yamaha) and Benny Bloss (Rocky Mountain KTM WPS) – the leadings seven riders all within the 43s.

Next was Zach Osborne (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna), with the top 10 completed by Justin Brayton (Team Honda HRC) and Martin Davalos (Monster Energy Team Tedder KTM).

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The return of 250SX East saw defending champion and points-leader Sexton ride his Geico Honda to the top of the time-sheets at 43.673s.

Sexton was over half a second clear of title rival Shane McElrath (Monster Energy Star Yamaha), the duo split by just three points entering tonight.

Third on the charts was McElrath’s teammate Colt Nichols, as rookie Jo Shimoda (Geico Honda) slotted into fourth, but crashed heavily in the second session this afternoon. The top five was filled by fellow newcomer Pierce Brown (TLD Red Bull KTM).

Detailed results