Anderson takes the top spot at Anaheim 3, Tomac and Barcia round out the podium
February 16, 2022
By Keaton Maisano
Eli Tomac’s two-event win streak came to an end Saturday in Anaheim, Calif. But despite being unable to take the top spot on the podium, Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s Tomac extended his lead over the field in the 450SX standings.
It was Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jason Anderson that captured his second win of the year and outlasted a scorching hot Tomac, who finished 3.481 seconds behind Anderson to capture second in Round 6.
More than six seconds behind Tomac was Troy Lee Designs Red Bull GasGas’ Justin Barcia, who tallied his third podium of the AMA Supercross season. It was his first top-3 finish since Jan. 15 in Oakland, Calif. — the site of Anderson’s first win of the year.
Coming off his runner-up finish in Glendale, Ariz., Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Malcolm Stewart finished fourth in Round 6, marking the fifth consecutive week in which he has finished in the top 5.
After the dust settled at Anaheim, Tomac not only retained his status atop the 450SX standings, but his lead over second had grown from 11 points to 12.
While Tomac’s lead over the field grew, Anderson’s success forced a shakeup in the standings as his 122 points surpassed Team Honda HRC’s Chase Sexton’s 116 for second position. Sexton holds a 4-point lead over Stewart for third.
Barcia rounds out the top 5 with 110 points.
The AMA Supercross series continues Saturday with Round 7 in Minneapolis.