Supercross Results: Anaheim 3

This was what we wanted. Jason Anderson v Eli Tomac for the win. The two brst guys in the seriess so far went at it with Tomac making the pass early, only to be passed back immediately by Anderson.

Tomac then made a mistake in the whoops giving Anderson some breathing room but a couple of unsteady runs by Anderson through the long, treacherous whoops himself, allowed Tomac some hope.

Five minutes to go and Tomac had Anderson in his sights but Anderson got his rhythm back in the whoops and pulled back away to take a huge win and get the points gap down to eight – it would have been 14 if Tomac had made the pass!

A back marker cost Marvin Musquin a podium with Justin Barcia taking advantage but it was anither bad day for Cooper Webb in eighth and even worse for Ken Roczen who got punted off the track by Stewart in turn one and came back to eleventh. Dylan Ferrandis took sixth after starting outside the top ten following a bad gate pick thanks to having to go to the LCQ following a heavy first turn crash in the heat.

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Anderson said: ”I think between me and we weren’t giving an inch and for me that was a battle. I had him breathing down my neck from the start. its exactly what the fans want but it makes it stressful for us!”

In the 250 class Christian Craig took the lead quickly but Hunter Lawrence was right there and trying to keep the pressure on with a title on the line. Craig would inch away on the whoops and it was the whoops that eventually caught Lawerence out as he went over the bars and hit the deck hard with a costly DNF to give Craig a huge lead in the series of 28 points.

Michael Mosiman went down early got back to second then crashed in the whoops at the end of the main to throw away second but hang on for third! Amazingly, after the incident last week it was Vince Friese who took second leaving Craig and Friese 1-2 on the podium!Jo Shimoda had a big crash in the heat and was out for the night in class severely lacking in the depth right now.

Report: Jonathan McCready