2019 Anaheim 1 Supercross 250 Class Photo Finish

The top 10, in photos, from the 2019 Anaheim 1 Supercross

Colt Nichols
Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Colt Nichols achieved his first 250SX class main event win of his career at Anaheim 1.Brown Dog Wilson

Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Colt Nichols led every lap of the 2019 AMA Supercross season opener inside Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, to grab his first 250SX class main event win of his career. Nichols heads into the second round with the point leader’s red plate.

“It’s really an indescribable feeling to win at A1,” Nichols said. “The conditions were far from perfect, but I was able to stay focused and ride my laps to take the win. [It felt like] the longest race of my life. My mechanic gave me five to go, four to go, three to go. You’re kind of talking to yourself a little bit to get through it. I just tried to stay consistent. I really didn’t know how big of a lead I had and who was in second at the time, so just tried to keep the focus forward. I knew if I tried to relax a little too much, I’d probably make a big mistake and crash. So I just kind of tried to keep it moving and it ended up working out for me.”

Dylan Ferrandis
Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Dylan Ferrandis finished in the runner-up spot.Brown Dog Wilson

Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Dylan Ferrandis finished in the runner-up spot in the 16-lap feature race.

“The track was difficult with the rain, but I got a good start and tried not to make many mistakes,” Ferrandis said. “I was able to come back for a good result, some good championship points, and leave Anaheim healthy.”

Shane McElrath
Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Shane McElrath grabbed the final step on the podium.Brown Dog Wilson

Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Shane McElrath ran in second place for a majority of the race, but was passed by Ferrandis with three laps to go and finished third. Geico Honda’s RJ Hampshire and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo rounded out the top five, respectively.

RJ Hampshire
Geico Honda’s RJ Hampshire finished in fourth.Brown Dog Wilson
Adam Cianciarulo
Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo rounded out the top five.Brown Dog Wilson
Garrett Marchbanks
Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Garrett Marchbanks finished sixth in his first 250SX class race.Brown Dog Wilson
Jimmy Decotis
JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing’s Jimmy Decotis secured seventh place on his RM-Z250.Brown Dog Wilson
Jacob Hayes
Cycle Trader/Rock River/Yamaha’s Jacob Hayes crossed the line in eighth.Brown Dog Wilson
Chris Blose
Gas Monkey Energy/AJE Motorsports/Husqvarna’s Chris Blose finished in ninth.Brown Dog Wilson
Jess Pettis
Red Bull/Thor/KTM Canada’s Jess Pettis rounded out the top 10 on his 250 SX-F.Brown Dog Wilson

2019 Western Regional 250SX Class Championship Standings

Position Rider Brand Points
1 Colt Nichols Yamaha 26
2 Dylan Ferrandis Yamaha 23
3 Shane Mcelrath KTM 21
4 RJ Hampshire Honda 19
5 Adam Cianciarulo Kawasaki 18
6 Garrett Marchbanks Kawasaki 17
7 Jimmy Decotis Suzuki 16
8 Jacob Hayes Yamaha 15
9 Chris Blose Husqvarna 14
10 Jess Pettis KTM 13