Richmond, Calif. – January 22, 2013 – The 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series made a U-turn and headed right back to Anaheim, California, for round three of racing this past weekend. With a talented field of Supercross warriors, LeoVince-backed riders were poised and ready to do battle on the most technical track of the series thus far.
Matt Goerke continues to impress on his BTOSports.com KTM 450cc as he was fast all day, earning a direct transfer to the main event via a seventh-place heat race finish. Once in the main event, Goerke focused and went to work, riding his LeoVince X3 “Works” Carbon Fiber-equipped KTM with heart to secure a season-best ninth-place main event finish.
Motoconcepts Racing/Smartop pilot Mike Alessi was hopeful to avoid the unfortunate luck that has plagued him in the first two events of the 2013. Alessi raced his way to a sixth-place finish in his heat race to secure his position in the main event. When the gate dropped for the big show, Alessi was caught up in first-turn chaos, but he battled his way to 14th position for his best result of the series so far.
BTOSports.com KTM replacement rider Les Smith was looking great at Anaheim and hoping to ride his 450cc machine into his first main event of 2013. Despite a great effort, Smith fell just short of getting the nod.
The first two rounds of the 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series were stacked with unfortunate events for Jake Canada. Canada was determined to show his fans and competitors that he is a force to be reckoned with this season, and he wasted little time. Canada finished an impressive fourth in his heat race and then backed up that performance with a flawless ride in the main event to capture fifth place.
Scott Champion rode his 51Fifty Energy Honda into the main event this weekend with a ninth-place heat race finish. Champion turned his heat race success into a 15th-place main event finish, his best result of 2013.
Other notable 250cc class performances at Anaheim 2 were turned in by LeoVince’s privateer contingent. Killian “Killy” Rusk and Chris Plouffe narrowly missed out on main event qualification and are excited to return to action next weekend in Oakland, CA.