OAKLAND SUPERCROSS RACE GALLERY

The 2018 Supercross season is still young, but already the racing has been intense on a historical level. The Oakland round saw the points leaders of each class endure extreme personal trials and emerge victorious. Here’s a field-level look at the events that led up to the incredible wins for Jason Anderson and Aaron Plessinger.

 

Ken Roczen is getting faster with each race. Only a few mistakes kept him from the top of the podium at Oakland.
The 450 class climaxed in an incredible last-lap showdown for Jason Anderson and Ken Roczen.

Aaron Plessinger didn’t dance like usual after his victory in Oakland. He collapsed.
So far, the season has been up for grabs. Oakland was the first race that saw one rider truly assume a leadership role.
Teammates Josh Grant and Eli Tomac battled briefly, but within one lap, the race would fall apart for both riders.
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC rider Blake Baggett steered clear of carnage and controversy to earn a breakthrough podium finish.

Jason Anderson has earned his reputation as a deal-closer
Throughout his career, Jason Anderson has earned his reputation as a deal-closer. If he’s in contention on the last lap, he gives it everything.
Aaron Plessinger: "This was the hardest race of my career."
Aaron Plessinger: “This was the hardest race of my career.”
Justin Hill came within a hair of taking the lead late in the race, but a battle with Joey Savatgy cost them both valuable time.
Alex Martin has been quiet so far this year, but Oakland saw him ride well.
Alex Martin has been quiet so far this year, but Oakland saw him ride well.
The 250 class is still up for grabs, although key contenders lost gound in Oakland.
The 250 class is still up for grabs, although key contenders lost gound in Oakland.
Tyler Bowers ghosted his bike in spectacular fashion
Tyler Bowers was riding well, but ghosted his bike in spectacular fashion late in the 450 main.
Phil Nicoletti had another rough night.

Justin Hoeft had a career best finish in the 250 class
Justin Hoeft had a career best finish in the 250 class, just outside the top 10.
Adam Cianciarulo came into the night with the pressure of having the fastest qualifying time. It came unraveled early in the main.
Adam Cianciarulo came into the night with the pressure of having the fastest qualifying time. It came unraveled early in the main.

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