Notes & Quotes
“Gets the holeshot, checks out, wins the race – no issues,” NBC TV announcer Daniel Blair on Sexton’s opening (of three) Triple Crown motos.
Sexton would also be the fast 450 qualifier at Anaheim 2, with a 57.5 best lap – topping 2nd fastest Anderson and 3rd fastest Roczen.
In the opening 250 qualifying session at Anaheim 2, McAdoo suffered a big get off and, feeling the effects, failed to improve his lap times in the second qualifying session. He did manage to rally and his 59.708 was less than a second off the third-best time, which got him to the main.
And speaking of crashes, Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamaha’s Haiden Deegan had a pretty spectacular get-off in his debut SX Futures main event, though he was able to remount and finish in 5th place.
Bennick would win the SX Futures by 7.5 seconds over Casey Cochran (Husqvarna). Other racers running the Monster Energy/Monster Army colors in the SX Futures main event included Slade Varola, Dylan Cunha, Parker Ross, Jaxon Pascal and Nate Freehill. Nice work, boys!
Obviously, we all want to be where Chase (Sexton) is right now. So we’ll keep working hard to get there.” – Anderson on his 2nd place Triple Crown event finish at Anaheim 2.
“Got a great start when he needed to. Followed Jett Lawrence and put a gap between him and his teammate (Robertson) and rode it home to the finish,” NBC TV announcer Ricky Carmichael on Kitchen’s first-ever 250 WSX career victory.
Interesting AMA rule for the Triple Crown events… racers are allowed to have a duplicate back up bike ready-to-go in case one gets torn up in the first two races. This would benefit a number of the factory-backed racers who crashed in Races #1 for #2.
“Honestly, it was kind of cool because all of us (four racers) were within one point of each other heading into the last race – so it was all or nothing,” said Sexton on his win.