Anaheim 1 Super Spoiler ReportSunday, January 6, 2013 | 1:20 AM
The 250SX class is expected by many to be an Eli Tomac show, and he did not dissapoint with a big win. Off the start, Lucas Oil TLD Honda's Jesse Nelson grabbed the holeshot but then endoed on the first jump and went down in scary fashion. Tomac emerged with the lead over Ken Roczen and pulled away from there. Roczen rode a solid race for second. Malcolm Stewart held third early, but the battle was on between Cole Seely and Jason Anderson, and they both moved past Stewart. Anderson was fourth and made a run at Seely for a bit, but Seely pulled away as the race went on. That made for a Tomac, Roczen, Seely podium.
Then came the 450SX main which no one on Earth expected to see. No one. No one. Ryan Villopoto grabbed a terrible start on the inside and was nearly last. James Stewart was hobbled by a knee injury from practice. Davi Millsaps, flying all day, grabbed the holeshot. Trey Canard, Justin Barcia and Chad Reed were right there. The top four pulled Reed and it was a waiting game to see who would charge. Then all hell broke loose. Villopoto crashed twice, and finished 16th. Then Dungey went down. Barcia went down. This left Canard and Millsaps to battle and they went at it! Canard took the lead late, and held it as the white flag came out, but Millsaps saved something for the end, charged, and got Canard back with a half lap to go. Millsaps took the win over Canard, and Dungey recovered for third ahead of Reed and Jake Weimer. Look for more later tonight.
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