2019 Anaheim 1 Supercross 450 Class Photo Finish

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

Justin Barcia
Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Justin Barcia took the victory at the opening round of the 2019 AMA Supercross season, his first 450SX class main event win since the Seattle Supercross in 2013.Brown Dog Wilson

Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Justin Barcia took the victory at the opening round of the 2019 AMA Supercross season at Anaheim 1. Barcia’s performance at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, marks his first 450SX class main event win since the Seattle Supercross in 2013 and the first win for Yamaha in the class since 2012, 93 races ago.

“Anaheim 1 was an awesome day,” Barcia said. “I had a lot of fun in practice. Then going into the heat race, it started sprinkling a little. I didn’t get the best start but made some good passes, got into the lead, and won my heat race, which was awesome. [The rain] was really pouring down in the main event. I got off to a pretty decent start and worked my way up to third by a little over half the race. I played it smart and tried to make no mistakes. One of the guys went down in front of me and then I was able to charge harder, catch the leader, make the pass, and ride a smooth race to the win. This is incredible for me. I haven’t won a 450 [Supercross main event] in over six years, so it’s a pretty awesome feeling. I couldn’t be much happier. I’m really excited to go to Phoenix. I just want to stay smart, smooth, fast, consistent, and focus on the championship plate.”

Ken Roczen
Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen grabbed the runner-up spot in his first Supercross race since injuring his arm at the San Diego round last February.Brown Dog Wilson

Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen finished in the runner-up spot in his first Supercross race since injuring his arm at the San Diego round last February.

“All in all, this is like a win to me,” Roczen said. “I mean, my first race back after my injury and I got a second here. I had to make a couple passes happen. [It’s] good to get out of here on the podium. We’re in a solid spot because for these kind of conditions a lot can go wrong.”

Eli Tomac
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac came back from a 10th place start to finish on the final step of the podium.Brown Dog Wilson

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac came back from a 10th place start to take the final step of the podium.

“[At the] first round, there’s always the nerves and just the hype from the race, so it was like a double whammy there [combined with the mud],” Tomac said. “I didn’t get the greatest start but just kind of relaxed, kept my vision clear, and was able to make the moves.”

Dean Wilson
Rockstar Energy/AGL/Ignite/Husqvarna’s Dean Wilson ended up fourth after leading the first 14 laps.Brown Dog Wilson

Rockstar Energy/AGL/Ignite/Husqvarna’s Dean Wilson ended up fourth after leading the first 14 laps. Finishing in fifth place was Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb, who went down in the first corner and came back from 20th to round out the top five.

Cooper Webb
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb went down in the first corner and came back from 20th to round out the top five.Brown Dog Wilson
Aaron Plessinger
Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Aaron Plessinger finished in sixth place in his debut 450SX class race.Brown Dog Wilson
Malcolm Stewart
Smartop/Bullfrog Spas/MotoConcepts/Honda’s Malcolm Stewart maintained second place for most of the race until he fell while trying to make a pass for the lead. Stewart remounted his CRF450R to grab seventh.Brown Dog Wilson
Marvin Musquin
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin put his 450 SX-F in eighth place at the opening round.Brown Dog Wilson
Chad Reed
JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing’s Chad Reed transferred to the main event through the LCQ and finished ninth in the feature race.Brown Dog Wilson
Cole Seely
Team Honda HRC’s Cole Seely rounded out the top 10 on his CRF450R.Brown Dog Wilson

2019 450SX Class Championship Point Standings

Position Rider Brand Points
1 Justin Barcia Yamaha 26
2 Ken Roczen Honda 23
3 Eli Tomac Kawasaki 21 |  
4 Dean Wilson Husqvarna 19
5 Cooper Webb KTM 18
6 Aaron Plessinger Yamaha 17
7 Malcolm Stewart Honda 16
8 Marvin Musquin KTM 15
9 Chad Reed Suzuki 14
10 Cole Seely Honda 13