Seattle Supercross 450 Class Photo Finish

The top 10, in photos, from the 2018 Seattle Supercross

Eli Tomac
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac captured his sixth win of the season in the muddy conditions of Seattle.Brown Dog Wilson

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac grabbed his sixth 450SX class main-event victory of the 2018 AMA Supercross season at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field on a muddy and treacherous track. Tomac began the night winning his heat race by a 39-second margin over his nearest competitor, and in the shortened 12-minute-plus-one-lap main event, Tomac came around the first corner in third place. Shortly after, the Kawasaki rider moved into the lead on lap six when Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jason Anderson made a small mistake and went down. Tomac would go on to take the checkered flag and achieve his sixth victory of the season.

“Today couldn’t have gone any better for us,” Tomac said. “This is motorcycle racing and we have to deal with the cards we’re given. Tonight were some of the craziest conditions I’ve had to race in, but I had a blast. I am pumped to get another win and now sit third in the points. I am looking forward to keeping the ball rolling into Minneapolis.”

Jason Anderson
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jason Anderson led the opening laps of the race but dropped to second after a minor mistake.Brown Dog Wilson

Anderson began his day by clocking the fastest lap in the afternoon’s one-and-only qualifying practice and finished second in his heat race. Anderson led part of the main event before going down in the slick conditions. He remounted his FC 450 Rockstar Edition machine to finish second and maintain a 37-point lead in the championship standings over his nearest rival.

“The whole day was a little weird due to the delayed program,” Anderson said. “Practice went as well as it could have in the mud and I qualified first. I was up front in the heat race but was pushing too hard, so I pulled back. I ended up coming back to second. I was out front and riding awesome in the main, but had a bit of a hiccup. All in all, I did what I needed to do tonight, so it was good.”

Marvin Musquin
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin got the holeshot and rounded out the podium on his 450 SX-F Factory Edition machine.Brown Dog Wilson

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin was credited with the holeshot in the main event and rode a consistent race to finish third and round out the podium at CenturyLink Field.

“It’s not often that we have a muddy race like that in Supercross, but we have no choice,” Musquin said. “We have to go out and give our best. The conditions were pretty tough and the mud was pretty sticky for the main event. Honestly, I’m a little disappointed. I got a great start but the speed wasn’t there. I was too timid and too cautious. I should have taken more risks, but I was just trying to be consistent and stay on two wheels, and the other guys were just faster.”

Broc Tickle
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Broc Tickle worked his way into fourth place by lap two and held the position for the remainder of the mud race.Brown Dog Wilson
Cooper Webb
Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb fell back to ninth place on the opening lap after getting a good start, but made his way to fifth by the time the checkered flag flew.Brown Dog Wilson
Tyler Bowers
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Tyler Bowers put in a career-best sixth-place finish on his KX450F.Brown Dog Wilson
Chad Reed
Boost Mobile/Speedzone Motorsports/Husqvarna’s Chad Reed was running in sixth until the last turn when his bike began having problems and he was forced to push it to the finish line for seventh.Brown Dog Wilson
Blake Baggett
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS’s Blake Baggett finished in eighth place and is ranked fifth in the championship standings.Brown Dog Wilson
Dean Wilson
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Dean Wilson put in a ninth-place finish aboard his FC 450 Rockstar Edition machine.Brown Dog Wilson
Weston Peick
Autotrader/Yoshimura/JGR/Suzuki Factory Racing’s Weston Peick rounded out the top 10.Brown Dog Wilson

2018 450SX Class Championship Point Standings

Position Rider Brand Points
1 Jason Anderson Husqvarna 288
2 Marvin Musquin KTM 251
3 Eli Tomac Kawasaki 220 |  
4 Justin Brayton Honda 213
5 Blake Baggett KTM 209
6 Weston Peick Suzuki 185
7 Broc Tickle KTM 184
8 Cooper Webb Yamaha 180
9 Dean Wilson Husqvarna 152
10 Malcolm Stewart Suzuki 125