Rockstar Husqvarna‰Ûªs Jason Anderson has once again extended his Championship lead with back to back wins at the sixth round of the 2018 AMA Supercross Championship in San Diego.
Carnage ensued at the start of the 450 main event with a first turn pile up claiming Factory Honda‰Ûªs Ken Roczen, the Kawasaki pairing of Eli Tomac and Josh Grant along with Facotry Yamaha‰Ûªs Cooper Webb.
The crash seen Tomac pull out of the race, while Webb and Roczen remounted and quickly became entangled in a battle that would see the two riders coming together heavily, forcing both out of the race, Webb with bike issues and Roczen nursing an injured right arm.
Out front it was Cole Seely leading the way with CR22‰Ûªs Chad Reed moving into second ahead of Factory KTM‰Ûªs Marvin Musquin and Monster Energy Yamaha‰Ûªs Justin Barcia and Anderson.
Anderson quickly made his way into second position and worked on closing in on Seely.
With Seven minutes left in the race, Anderson made his move, capturing the race lead and powering away to his 3rd round win of 2018.
Behind him, both Barcia and Seely moved backwards through the field, while the KTM duo of Musquin and Blake Bagget moved forward, with the Frenchman crossing the line in second position and Bagget in third.
Seely held on to finish fourth, with Factory KTM‰Ûªs Broc Tickle had his best result of the year in 5th.
Chad Reed who continues to recover from a press season injury rounded out the night with his best result of the year in 13th.
In the Championship standings, Jason Anderson now holds a 28 point lead over Barcia who finished tonight way back down in 8th after running in second position early in the race.
Cole Seely moved back into third position, seven points down on Barcia and four ahead of teammate Ken Roczen in 4th.