2019 Anaheim 2 Supercross 250 Class Photo Finish

The top 10, in photos, from the 2019 Anaheim 2 Supercross

Shane McElrath
Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Shane McElrath achieved his first 250SX class victory of the 2019 AMA Supercross season at Anaheim 2.Brown Dog Wilson

Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM's Shane McElrath won the 250SX class overall at the first Triple Crown race of the 2019 AMA Supercross series at Anaheim 2. McElrath steadily progressed throughout the night with 3-2-1 main event finishes to take the overall win, his first victory of the season.

“We’ve been learning a lot throughout the season so far,” McElrath said. “I mean, we had a really good off-season, but you can’t really do bike setup without going to the races and that’s my comfort—that’s really what we’ve been searching for. The last two weekends have been upsetting because of the way I’ve been riding, but we’ve just kept pushing—perseverance produces hope, so this is good for us.”

Dylan Ferrandis
Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Dylan Ferrandis went 2-1-3 for second overall at Angel Stadium.Brown Dog Wilson

Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Dylan Ferrandis matched his Anaheim 1 finish with a second-place result at Anaheim 2. The French rider now sits third place in the championship point standings.

“The short amount of time between each main event made it physically demanding, but I felt good and strong all night,” Ferrandis said. “All the rain from the week made for really technical rhythm sections, but the bike was awesome. My teammate and I were able to put the bike up front at every start. I’m a bit disappointed to finished second again, but [my team and I] are going to analyze our race and work on what we need for the win.”

Colt Nichols
Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Colt Nichols leads McElrath by two points in the series standings heading into round 4.Brown Dog Wilson

Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Colt Nichols’ 1-3-4 main event finishes put him in third overall on the night. Nichols has finished on the podium in every round so far this season and has a two-point advantage in the point standings over McElrath leading into round 4 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.

“The track was very difficult,” Nichols said. “It got really rutty and soft during the third main event, so made it very hard to continue to jump the rhythm sections and keep everything consistent. The bike was incredible [and helped me get] off to three really great starts. I’m a little bummed with the way I rode in the last main event after getting the holeshot, but overall it was a good night. [I] still came out with a podium [and] can’t be mad at that. It was also pretty tough to bounce back in between each race with there being a short time in between each one of the main events. [That] made it physically demanding, but [I’m] happy with the way I rode. [I] just have to get a little bit better.” 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 for the third weekend in a row.Brown Dog Wilson
Adam Cianciarulo
Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo (92) crashed in the second main event, which held him back in the overall standings. He finished in fifth place and now sits fourth in the point standings.Brown Dog Wilson
Cameron McAdoo
Geico Honda’s Cameron McAdoo’s sixth-place finish is the best for him so far this season.Brown Dog Wilson
Jacob Hayes
Cycle Trader/Rock River/Yamaha’s Jacob Hayes carded a seventh-place result with 6-7-9 main event finishes.Brown Dog Wilson
Michael Mosiman
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Michael Mosiman put his FC 250 in eighth place at Anaheim. “I was looking to flip the switch this week,” Mosiman said. “I haven’t been myself the past two weeks. I was feeling really good after practice. I ripped the start in the first moto, but got pushed wide and didn’t ride aggressively enough. I think I have the speed, so it’s just a matter of putting it together. It’s insane how fast these guys go, but I’m able to do it.”Brown Dog Wilson
Chris Blose
Gas Monkey Energy/AJE Motorsports/Husqvarna’s Chris Blose put his FC 250 inside the top 10 for the third week in a row.Brown Dog Wilson
Mitchell Harrison
Rockwell/ Nuclear Blast/Yamaha’s Mitchell Harrison rounded out the top 10.Brown Dog Wilson

2019 Western Regional 250SX Class Championship Standings

Position Rider Brand Points
1 Colt Nichols Yamaha 70
2 Shane McElrath KTM 68
3 Dylan Ferrandis Yamaha 63
4 Adam Cianciarulo Kawasaki 62
5 RJ Hampshire Honda 57
6 Jimmy Decotis Suzuki 44
Chris Blose Husqvarna 44
8 Cameron McAdoo Honda 41
9 Michael Mosiman Husqvarna 39
10 Jacob Hayes KTM 37