The checkers have flown here in Anaheim, and what a night it was. Jason Anderson kicked off the 250SX race with a holeshot, with Cole Seely, Dean Wilson, Zach Osborne and Malcolm Stewart in tow. Stewart quickly started making moves and it wasn’t long before he was knocking on the door for battle for the lead. Wilson and Osborne came back and passed him a few laps later though, and late in the race Stewart went down after hitting a lapper’s downed bike. Seely caught Anderson and was gapping him, but Anderson put on a charge and passed Seely two turns from the end to take the win. Wilson had third seemingly on lock, but Osborne caught him at the end for the final podium spot.
The action in the 450SX race was crazy too. Ryan Villopoto nabbed the holeshot with Ken Roczen, Grant and Reed in tow. Reed moved into third quickly while Villopoto continued to lead. Villopoto wasn’t checking out as expected, then a few laps in he went down in a turn, handing Roczen the lead. Stewart, meanwhile, was putting on a charge and with about seven laps remaining was showing Roczen a wheel. The win for Stewart seemed inevitable, but then a big crash in the whoops took him out of the race. Dungey took over second from Reed and took runner-up behind Roczen.
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