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Monster athletes at the 2017 Supercross in Anaheim, California Stop 2

Hill punches in with first 250SX win of the year

Jan 242017

There were several narratives that marked the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross series’ return to the Angel Stadium and the second visit to Anaheim for round three of seventeen in the trail around North America but the impressive triumph notched by Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Justin Hill lodged highly in the headline list.

The new recruit to Mitch Payton’s fabled Corona-based team – a short freeway hop from the Angel ‘diamond’ arena floor east of Los Angeles – was the chief pacesetter in the 250SX West Coast competition and backed-up his podium result seven days earlier in San Diego by ending Shane McElrath’s mini win-streak.

"It’s funny because I started the day feeling ‘off’, but when the Main comes around and there’s points on the line, it’s ‘go’ time," Hill said. "I let it all hang out on the track and I was able to do it confidently. When I took over the lead I didn’t expect to get it at that time, it came faster than I thought and I just went with it. I’m excited about the rest of the season and about right now."