Monster Energy Supercross made it debut at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta for the second Triple crown and round 9 of the championship.
Monster Energy Husqvarna's Jason Anderson took out the 450SX class while Monster Energy Kawasaki's Austin Forkner took home the silverware in the 250SX class,
The opening race of the 450SX class saw HRC fill in rider Christian Craig take the holeshot with Blake Baggett, Chad Reed and Jason Anderson close by while fastest qualifier Marvin Musquin was back in mid field. Craig and Baggett lead the early laps until Anderson started to mix it up with Baggett and the duo went bar to bar for a few laps until Anderson got the upper hand.
Australian Supercross Champion Justin Brayton was a surprise packet when he snuck through and passed Anderson for the lead. With one lap to go the top 5 where all in close quarters with Anderson hounding Brayton for the lead, Tomac and Musquin had entered the fray also and had their own battle. Brayton stayed strong though and took his first triple crown heat win. Anderson held on for second ahead of Baggett while Tomac finished 4th just ahead of early race leader Christian Craig.
In race two it was championship leader Anderson who, surprisingly, pulled his first holeshot of the season ahead of Cooper Webb, Baggett and Eli Tomac with race one winner Brayton in 5th. Things where sedate for the first five minutes with the only action being Tomac slipping past Baggett for third. By the chequered flag it was Anderson ahead of Webb with Tomac third. Baggett was 4th and Musquin got the better of race one winner Brayton to claim 5th.