News 27 Jan 2024

Kitchen edges to Anaheim 2 Triple Crown 250SX overall

Race wins split between Kitchen, Hampshire and Thrasher

Image: Octopi Media.

Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Levi Kitchen edged to his first win of Monster Energy Supercross 2024 in an action-packed 250SX Triple Crown main event at Anaheim 2.

Kitchen won the opening race of the night ahead of RJ Hampshire (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) and Nate Thrasher, before it was Hampshire who turned the tables in a tight second encounter, edging Kitchen and Jo Shimoda (Team Honda HRC).

The decider was Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing rider Thrasher’s turn to take charge, however, it was Kitchen behind him whose second-place result was enough to seal the overall – his first on the KX250 since switching to Pro Circuit.

With Kitchen, Hampshire – despite going down in race three – and Thrasher filling the podium, it was Shimoda and red plate-holder Jordon Smith (Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing) who completed the top five.

Positions six through 10 included Anthony Bourdon (BarX Suzuki), Ryder DiFrancesco (TLD Red Bull GasGas), Garrett Marchbanks and his Muc-Off FXR ClubMX Yamaha teammate Phil Nicoletti.

With the series heading to Detroit next Saturday, 3 February, for the first 250SX East round of the 2024 Monster Energy Supercross season, it will be both Kitchen and Smith holding the red plate into the western regional break.

Detailed results