As the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross Series made its way to Angel Stadium for the final time this year, everyone was still excited over Ken Roczen’s big win the week before. Many wondered in fact if his St. Louis win was just the tip of the iceberg and would Roczen be able to keep winning? With this being the third round of the series, the riders who perhaps came into the 2020 series still searching for the proper bike set-up, now had everything sorted out. One of those riders who didn’t look comfortable at the opening round was Eli Tomac, but with two races under his belt he looked primed and ready to win Round 3 in Anaheim. Another rider who had yet found success in 2020 was defending 250SX West Champion Dylan Ferrnadis. The Star Racing Yamaha rider had suffered some bad luck throughout the opening two rounds and with only a handful of races remaining in this short series, it was time for him to start winning. Well both of these riders rode aggressive throughout the day and night at A2 and when it was all said and done, they ended up standing on top of their respective podiums. It was an exciting evening of racing and James Lissimore was once again on hand to capture it all.
The two Geico Honda riders grabbed the early lead in the 250SX West main event.
Just like last weekend, Ken Roczen got out front early in the Anaheim 2 450 main event.
Angel Stadium is definitely the cathedral of Supercross.
Jason Anderson has been sneaky good so far in 2020. Look for him to take a win very soon.
By the time the main events came around the Anaheim 2 track had some nasty ruts.
Blake Baggett struggled all day at Round 3 and could only manage a 14th in the main event.
After two weekends of running up front in the 450SX class, Justin Barcia finished 9th at Anaheim 2 and lost the red plate.
The last lap battle between these two was incredible to watch.
Justin Brayton rode well in the main event and ended up finishing in 7th.
Chris Blose looked good on the technical Anaheim 2 track and ended up in 19th in the 450SX main event.
Adam Cianciarulo was fast all day in qualifying but could not duplicate that speed in the main event. However, after three rounds the rookie sits 5th overall in the 450SX standings.
Even though he didn’t win in Anaheim, 250SX West points leader Justin Cooper rode smart in the main event and ended up second overall.
We all know what happened to Christian Craig in the main event, but before that he was riding better than he ever has.
Whether he deserves it or not, Dylan Ferrandis is now the most hated rider in the 250SX West class.
We all love aggressive riding and in SX it’s a must if you want to win, but Ferrandis was a little reckless in the 250SX West main event on Saturday night.
After taking the win last weekend, Austin Forkner was a mess during the Anaheim 2 main event.
The 450 riders await the start of their main event.
Jacob Hayes had another good night in the 250SX West class and ended up in 8th.
Logan Karnow rode well at Anaheim 2 and ended up in 15th in the main event.
With Chad Reed racing the final SX series of his career, Jett Lawrence is the new win at all costs Australian hero.
At just 16 years of age. Lawrence is young and most certainly aggressive.
Zach Osbourne rode to a very quiet but impressive 4th overall at Anaheim 2.
Racing in his final Anaheim SX, Chad Reed rode well all day long.
Thanks for the memories Chad!
The heat race battle between these two friends was very impressive.
It’s great when two champions can talk about their race on the podium.
Angel Stadium was in fine form for the second and final Anaheim SX of the season.
After struggling through the opening two rounds, Eli Tomac was on another level at A2.
Just before the opening round of the series Cooper Webb got really sick and it’s taken him a few weeks to recover. At Round 3 he looked more like himself and ended up finishing in a very impressive third overall.
Dean Wilson is slowly getting back up to speed after his Vegas crash in October. At Anaheim 2 he looked more like himself and rode great all day long.