Lumen Field, Seattle, WA — March 25, 2025
The 2023 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season makes a visit back to the west coast for Round 11 from Lumen Field in Seattle. After an interesting Saturday night in Detroit last week, there are several storylines for fans to follow.
After coming within yards of his first 450SX win, Aaron Plessinger will be out to prove his ride at Ford Field was no fluke. Chase Sexton, the benefactor of Plessinger coming off his bike within sight of the finish line, picked up the win. Then, Sexton was penalized. He had seven points deducted from his season total for jumping when the red cross flag was displayed for a down rider. He was allowed to keep the win.
Cooper Webb held onto the red plate as the points leader and added another point to his lead over Eli Tomac after finishing one position ahead of the defending champion in the Detroit 450SX Main Event.
The 250SX West riders get back on track at Seattle, and Jett Lawrence will be looking to continue his dominance of the smaller bike class.
What will things look like at the end of a night of racing in the Northwest? We can’t wait to find out.
250SX West Heats
The big surprise in Heat One of the 250SX West riders was how bad a start RJ Hampshire(24) got at the gate drop. Mired back in 13th place, he had to work his way past several riders to get into the top nine.
Pierce Brown(33) and Carson Mumford(52) put on a good battle for the lead, with Brown taking the win. Hampshire fought his way up to third but was well off the pace of the two leaders.
In Heat Two, Levi Kitchen(43) earned the hole shot, Cameron McAdoo(48) and Jett Lawrence(18) put on a classic back-and-forth battle for second as Kitchen built almost a three-second lead.
With just over a minute to go, McAdoo and Lawrence got together, and both hit the dirt. The crash allowed Kitchen to check out and take the win easily. Stilez Robertson(40) moved into second while the two downed riders separated their bikes and got back in the race. Lawrence recovered to pass Robertson for second, and McAdoo finished in the fourth position.
Christian Craig(28) surged to the lead in Heat One of the 450SX riders. Aaron Plessinger(7) was fourth across the holeshot line but quickly moved up to second. He was the only rider to stay within shouting distance of the leader. Adam Cianciarulo(9) and Justin Barcia(51) easily held third and fourth.
In the final laps, Plesssinger closed to the rear wheel of Craig but could not make the pass for the heat win.
The top five in 450SX points were all lumped together in Heat Two. Cooper Webb(2), Jason Anderson(21), and Chase Sexton(23) ran one-two-three early. Eli Tomac(1) and Ken Roczen had to pass a couple of riders to move into fourth and fifth.
Sexton was the only rider of the group putting pressure on the man ahead of him. He and Anderson got together, with Jason going down. Everyone moved up a position, with Anderson dropping to fifth.
A late run by Sexton pulled him within a bike length of Webb. However, Cooper managed to hold on for the win.
250SX West Main Event
Stilez Robertson and Hunter Yoder(508) led the pack out of turn one after the gate drop of the 250SX West Main Event. Jett Lawrence and Cameron McAdoo followed close behind. As Yoder began to fall down the leaderboard, Lawrence patiently worked his way around Robertson to take over the top spot.
Robertson crashed hard and was unable to continue. Lawrence, Hampshire, McAdoo, and Kitchen separated themselves from the remainder of the pack. Will any of the chasers have anything to make a run at Lawrence?
Kitchen faded in the second half of the race. McAdoo and Hampshire swapped positions. But, it was Lawrence that continued to stretch his advantage.
Hampshire passed for the second spot as they came to the white flag. Lawrence stayed out front for the win, and McAdoo was unchallenged for the final podium spot in third.
250SX West Main Event Results
|1||18||Jett Lawrence||Honda CRF250R||Team Honda HRC|
|2||24||RJ Hampshire||Husqvarna FC 250 RE||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing|
|3||48||Cameron Mcadoo||Kawasaki KX250||Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki|
|4||56||Enzo Lopes||Yamaha YZ250F||Muc-Off FXR ClubMX Yamaha|
|5||34||Max Vohland||KTM 250 SX-F FE||Red Bull KTM|
|6||43||Levi Kitchen||Yamaha YZ250F||Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing|
|7||33||Pierce Brown||GASGAS MC 250F||Troy Lee Designs Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing|
|8||52||Carson Mumford||Kawasaki KX250||Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki|
|9||49||Mitchell Oldenburg||Honda CRF250R||Smartop MotoConcepts Racing Honda|
|10||83||Cole Thompson||Yamaha YZ250F||Team Solitaire Heartbeat Hot Sauce Yamaha|
|11||59||Robbie Wageman||Suzuki RM-Z250||BarX Suzuki, R-Jerky, Grindstone|
|12||42||Joshua Varize||KTM 250 SX-F||AEO Powersports|
|13||53||Derek Drake||Suzuki RM-Z250||BarX Suzuki|
|14||508||Hunter Yoder||Kawasaki KX250||Partzilla Prmx Racing, SOBMX, OGS, RynoPower, Ogio|
|15||41||Derek Kelley||KTM 250 SX-F||AEO Powersports KTM Racing|
|16||604||Max Miller||KTM 250 SX-F||Rides Unlimited, Bell, FMF, Scott, Factory Connection|
|17||981||Austin Politelli||GASGAS MC 250F||Aje Motorsports, Overstock Vehicles, GasGas, Ellison Earthworks, HRT, Burk Mechanical, CCP|
|18||111||Anthony Rodriguez||Honda CRF250R||Smartop MotoConcepts Racing Honda|
|19||84||Mitchell Harrison||GASGAS MC 250F||AJE Motorsport Overstock Vehicles.com GAS GAS|
|20||89||Kaeden Amerine||KTM 250 SX-F||Rocky Mountain ATV MC, Rides Unlimited Racing, Seven MX|
|21||173||Hunter Schlosser||Yamaha YZ250F||BRS, Next Level,FXR,SC Service,Lenco,White Sand Const|
|22||40||Stilez Robertson||Yamaha YZ250F||Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing|
250SX West Points Standings
|1||18||Jett Lawrence||Zephyrhills, FL||127|
|2||24||RJ Hampshire||Minneola, FL||104|
|3||48||Cameron Mcadoo||Sioux City, IA||101|
|4||49||Mitchell Oldenburg||Godley, TX||83|
|5||56||Enzo Lopes||Chesterfield, SC||82|
|6||43||Levi Kitchen||Washougal, WA||80|
|7||34||Max Vohland||Granite Bay, CA||70|
|8||33||Pierce Brown||Sandy, UT||67|
|9||83||Cole Thompson||Brigden, ON||59|
|10||40||Stilez Robertson||Bakersfield, CA||53|
|11||41||Derek Kelley||Riverside, CA||53|
|12||79||Dylan Walsh||Wildomar, CA||49|
|13||69||Phillip Nicoletti||Bethel, NY||44|
|14||59||Robbie Wageman||Newhall, CA||41|
|15||111||Anthony Rodriguez||Tallahassee, FL||40|
|16||508||Hunter Yoder||Menifee, CA||40|
|17||53||Derek Drake||Lake Elsinore, CA||30|
|18||84||Mitchell Harrison||Leesburg, FL||24|
|19||42||Joshua Varize||Perris, CA||24|
|20||85||Dilan Schwartz||Alpine, CA||22|
|21||52||Carson Mumford||Simi Valley, CA||15|
|22||93||Jerry Robin||Hamel, MN||12|
|23||162||Maxwell Sanford||Pasadena, MD||12|
|24||981||Austin Politelli||Murrieta, CA||12|
|25||604||Max Miller||Springfield, OR||10|
450SX Main Event
Kevin Moranz(80) was the surprise early leader in the 450SX Main Event. Chase Sexton pressured him, and Moranz went off course, getting stuck on top of a tuff block. Eli Tomac ran third, with Ken Roczen fourth, and Cooper Webb sat fifth. The guy on the move was Adam Cianciarulo(9), making a run to the front.
Riders swapped places at the front of the pack. Roczen, Cianciarulo, and Webb all passed Tomac. The defending champion could see his repeat title run slipping away and refused to concede.
Tomac passed Webb, then Cianciarulo, and got around Roczen. Running second to Sexton, Tomac caught a break as the leader clipped a tuff block on a wide turn and went down. Riders continued to change positions as time wound down. Webb moved into second and briefly began to close on Tomac. Eli would have none of it. He seemed to catch a second wind and pulled away to over a five-second advantage.
Justin Barcia made a run up the leaderboard, moving into third. Jason Anderson, Sexton, Roczen, and Plessinger rounded out the lead group. Tomac held on for his 50th career win, and the 450SX points race is knotted together, with Webb and Tomac sharing the red plate.
Next week the series takes a break before starting up again in Glendale, Arizona, with another triple-crown event on April 8th.
450SX Main Event Results
|1||1||Eli Tomac||Yamaha YZ450F||Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing|
|2||2||Cooper Webb||KTM 450 SX-F FE||Red Bull KTM|
|3||51||Justin Barcia||GASGAS MC 450F||Troy Lee Designs Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing|
|4||21||Jason Anderson||Kawasaki KX450SR||Monster Energy Kawasaki|
|5||23||Chase Sexton||Honda CRF450R||Team Honda HRC|
|6||94||Ken Roczen||Suzuki RM-Z450||Progressive Insurance Ecstar Suzuki|
|7||7||Aaron Plessinger||KTM 450 SX-F FE||Red Bull KTM|
|8||9||Adam Cianciarulo||Kawasaki KX450SR||Monster Energy Kawasaki|
|9||28||Christian Craig||Husqvarna FC 450 RE||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing|
|10||46||Justin Hill||KTM 450 SX-F||Team Tedder Monster Energy Mountain Motorsports|
|11||15||Dean Wilson||Honda CRF450R||Fire Power Honda|
|12||751||Josh Hill||KTM 450 SX-F||Team Tedder Monster Energy Mountain Motorsports|
|13||78||Grant Harlan||Yamaha YZ450F||Rock River Yamaha|
|14||47||Fredrik Noren||Kawasaki KX450SR||MaddParts.com, Big Buildings Direct, Ronnie Prado Company|
|15||44||Benny Bloss||Yamaha YZ450F||Yamaha,Truck Central LLC, FXR, Arai, Alpinestars, Pod|
|16||12||Shane McElrath||Suzuki RM-Z450||Twisted Tea Suzuki Progressive Insurance|
|17||519||Joshua Cartwright||Kawasaki KX450||Psychic Motorsports/T3 Civil/Ronnie Prado Company, Cardinal|
|18||11||Kyle Chisholm||Suzuki RM-Z450||Twisted Tea Suzuki Progressive Insurance|
|19||60||Justin Starling||GASGAS MC 450F||FXR, General Grind & Machine, JSR Motorsports|
|20||80||Kevin Moranz||KTM 450 SX-F||Tank Masters, Red Line Oil, Next Level KTM|
|21||160||Cole Seely||Honda CRF450R||Motoconcepts Racing, Troy Lee Designs, 100%, Alpinestars|
|22||68||Cade Clason||Kawasaki KX450||Partzilla Prmx Racing|
450SX Points Standings
|1||1||Eli Tomac||Cortez, CO||248|
|2||2||Cooper Webb||Newport, NC||248|
|3||23||Chase Sexton||Clermont, FL||226|
|4||94||Ken Roczen||Clermont, FL||199|
|5||21||Jason Anderson||Rio Rancho, NM||199|
|6||51||Justin Barcia||Greenville, FL||195|
|7||7||Aaron Plessinger||Hamilton, OH||180|
|8||28||Christian Craig||Clermont, FL||150|
|9||9||Adam Cianciarulo||New Smyrna Beach, FL||122|
|10||46||Justin Hill||Yoncalla, OR||116|
|11||15||Dean Wilson||Menifee, CA||107|
|12||17||Joey Savatgy||Clermont, FL||85|
|13||45||Colt Nichols||Murrieta, CA||84|
|14||751||Josh Hill||Huntersville, NC||78|
|15||32||Justin Cooper||Tallahassee, FL||76|
|16||12||Shane McElrath||Oakland, FL||76|
|17||44||Benny Bloss||Oak Grove, MO||57|
|18||14||Dylan Ferrandis||Tallahassee, FL||56|
|19||78||Grant Harlan||Decatur, TX||46|
|20||80||Kevin Moranz||Topeka, KS||43|
|21||11||Kyle Chisholm||Valrico, FL||43|
|22||519||Joshua Cartwright||Fort Worth, TX||42|
|23||60||Justin Starling||Riverview, FL||40|
|24||47||Fredrik Noren||Indian Trail, NC||36|
|25||68||Cade Clason||Cameron, NC||34|