The 2017 Monster Energy Supercross Series marks Justin Hill’s fifth in the 250SX Regional Supercross division. And while there have been flash-bright moments of excellence – wins in San Diego and the East/West Shootout in 2014 as well as a triumph at Toronto in 2016 come straight to mind –as you’re about to read, it’s not really where the 21 year-old from Yoncalla, Oregon wants to be. Like his older brother Josh was from 2008 through 2015, Justin Hill wants to be a 450cc competitor. To get there, at least to his way of seeing things, Hill needs to not only be consistent winner in the 250cc classification, but a champion as well. And so far, so good. After placing a somewhat blasé fifth at the curtain-raising round at Angel Stadium, Hill stormed back from an off-song start at Petco Park in San Diego to nearly pop Shane McElrath at the finish line. Then on Saturday night before a packed house at 2000 E Gene Autry Way in Anaheim, California, it all came right for the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider stamped his authority on things by winning convincingly over title antagonists Aaron Plessinger and McElrath. The day after what was a 17-lap race, Hill spoke about the win and immediate and not too distant future. Take it away Justin.