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San Diego Supercross Coming Up This Saturday!

| 8 February 2018 9:17 am

Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series
Round 6: Petco Park

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SAN DIEGO, CA, FEB. 7, 2018

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This Saturday, February 10, the sixth round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series will be held in Petco Park in San Diego, California.

Photo by Hoppenworld.com

Photo by Hoppenworld.com

THEN

450SX Class
The first 450SX-class race held in San Diego was on October 25, 2980. Mike Bell rung it in with a win on his Yamaha.

The San Diego Supercross was always held in Jack Murphy Stadium (later Qualcomm Stadium) from 1980 to 2014, until it moved to Petco Park for the 2015 season, and that is where it has stayed since, including two races in 2016.

Jeremy McGrath, James Stewart, Chad Reed and Davi Millsaps have all won in San Diego on two brands of bike. Stewart is the only rider from that group to have scored a victory in San Diego on three brands – Kawasaki, Yamaha and Suzuki.

Trey Canard, Ryan Dungey, Ryan Villopoto, McGrath and Stewart are the only five riders to have scored a victory in both classes in San Diego. Cooper Webb or Eli Tomac could join this elite group with a victory this weekend.

San Diego is considered to be Reed’s most successful Supercross venue. He has garnered six wins across his career in San Diego, including Honda’s 200th 450SX-class victory there in 2011.

Photo by Hoppenworld.com

Photo by Hoppenworld.com

250SX Class
The first 250SX-class race held in San Diego was on January 26, 1985. Todd Campbell won it on a Kawasaki. This was also the first-ever 250SX-class race.

Since that first-ever 250SX-class race in 1985, San Diego has hosted a 250SX-class race in every season except for 1988 and 1997. This year will be the 33rd time the gate will drop for a 250SX-class race in San Diego.

Shane McElrath could join Stewart, McGrath and Webb as the only riders to win in San Diego back to back in the 250SX class.

The winner of the San Diego round has won the Western Regional 250SX-class championship in six of the past 12 seasons.

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Jason Anderson.

Jason Anderson.

NOW

450SX Class
Jason Anderson earned his second win of the season and the fifth of his career last week in Oakland, California, after rallying from a sixth-place start, making a last-lap pass for the lead. Anderson is the only rider with four podium finishes in the first five races.

Ken Roczen rode to his 30th career podium finish with a second-place performance in Oakland after leading 12 laps. In San Diego, he will be looking to earn his 50th career top-10 finish out of 55 career starts, and he is currently second in the points chase, behind Anderson.

After starting fourth, Blake Baggett enjoyed his first podium finish since Atlanta, Georgia, in 2017. Baggett now sits in seventh in the points chase heading into San Diego.

Since his rookie 450SX-class season in 2013, Justin Barcia had never started a season with more than two top-10 finishes in a row. This season, he has already had five consecutive top-10 finishes to start, including a fifth-place finish in Oakland, and he now sits only 17 points out of first place in the points standings.

Aaron Plessinger.

Aaron Plessinger.

250SX Class
Aaron Plessinger enjoyed his fifth career 250SX-class victory and his third of the season in Oakland. He is the only rider in the class to maintain the points lead for two consecutive weeks.

In his first race since the season opener, Alex Martin nabbed his first top-five finish of the season. It was his 51st career start and his seventh career top-five finish.

Justin Hill earned his first podium of the season with a third-place finish. His previous best finish of the season was a seventh.

Joey Savatgy earned his third straight podium finish of the season after a tight battle with Hill, He now sits in second place in the points going into San Diego.

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