Monster Energy A.M.A. Supercross – Glendale, AZTomac & Plessinger fly high in Phoenix
“Wait…you guys cover Supercross events, too?!? I thought this was strictly an automotive publication?” I’m sure you are all wondering why CSJ is covering a supercross event, which is a fair question. However, with a new year upon us why not branch out a little bit here and there and explore the various other forms of motorsport and culture that happen here in the valley of the sun? I mean, variety is the spice of life isn’t it? Anyway, enjoy the highlights from Monster Energy’s AMA Supercross event that took place at University of Phoenix Stadium.
This event was the 19th time Supercross took place at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ. With a packed house of 54,623 people, riders in both the 250SX and 450SX class tackled timed qualifying, heat races, and the much anticipated main event.
Fan favorite Eli Tomac (Kawasaki) came into Phoenix having already won the first ever 450SX Triple Crown Championship, which consisted of 3 main event races, the previous week in Anaheim CA. Other 450SX class riders to watch out for this season are Cole Seely (Honda), Jason Anderson (Husqvarna), Justin Barcia (Yamaha), and young German rider Ken Roczen (Honda). Tomac took the start of the race with a sizeable gap and ended up staying in front the whole race to take the 450SX Main Event win. The 250SX class of riders consisted of top level talent such as Joey Savatgy, Shane McElrath, and also Aaron Plessinger, who ended up taking the win in the 250SX Main Event.
The 2018 Supercross season is only 4 races in, and already looks to be an exciting season. The Supercross season includes 17 races up to the season the Championship finale at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas on May 5th. Are you a fan of Supercross? What are your thoughts so far on the season, and what are your predictions for what lie ahead? Keep following us for more!
Lastly, how do you feel about us branching out into other forms of motorsport (such as Supercross) that aren’t just on four wheels? We will never stop covering our typical forms of motorsport, car shows, and industry happenings, but we are looking to explore more forms of motorsports and culture that keep us on the edge of our seats!