From Anaheim to Houston and back to Anaheim, the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship series has already traveled thousands of miles across the United States. For the second time this season, riders were once again treated to a sold out stadium – overflowing with the most electrifying energy and enthusiasm. I’ve always wondered if athlete’s operate in the same way that performers do – do they have a better race when the fan energy is elevated?
Monster Energy Supercross debuted the inaugural Triple Crown three Main Event format during Round 3 this weekend. If you’ve watched Monster Energy Cup in the past, then you are already semi-familiar with how a three Main Event racing format works. However, this three Main Event format actually counted for championship points for the first time in Monster Energy Supercross history. The three Main Events were scored with Olympic scoring, where whatever place you finished in was the number of points you received. Once the scores were tallied, the lowest score was declared champion and awarded the standard Monster Energy Supercross points, ranging from 26-1.
The Triple Crown was something new for the riders and something new for the fans and both seemed to enjoy the change up. During qualifying, less than 2 seconds separated the fastest qualifier and the 18th place qualifier in the 450 class. Racing was incredibly close all evening, which made for some great battles and a great show for the sold out stadium. Three Main Events meant three separate podiums and an overall podium. It was a bit chaotic to keep up with, but was still plenty entertaining.
If pictures are worth a thousand words, here’s 50,000 words worth of photos that were captured at Anaheim 2. The Nifty Fifty, as captured by Krystyn of Freestyle Photocross during Round 3 of Monster Energy Supercross. New galleries are posted every week, so make sure you’re following along here as well as on our social channels!