2018 Arlington 450cc Supercross Results

Steve Cox | February 17, 2018

2018 Arlington 450cc Supercross Results: Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac has had about as rough of a start to a series as any title contender in recent history, with two DNFs, one DNS, one 13th-place finish, and two wins. It’s been a rocky road. But after a DNF following a first-turn fall last week in San Diego, Tomac had a perfect night in Arlington, Texas, to take his third win of the series.

Tomac qualified first, won his heat race (the fastest heat of the night), got the holeshot in the main event, and dominated the main to complete the perfect night of racing.

2018 Arlington 450cc Supercross Results

2018 Arlington 450cc Supercross Results
Eli Tomac was absolutely dominant in Texas, qualifying first, winning his heat, and dominating in the main event for his third win of the year. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROB KOY

Tomac got the holeshot in the main event and soon had points leader Jason Anderson (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) sitting in second with Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin in third. Behind them came Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM’s Blake Baggett, AutoTrader/JGR Suzuki’s Weston Peick, Monster Energy/Knich Yamaha’s Cooper Webb (the lone racer for his team in the main event, after teammate Justin Barcia – who was second in points coming into the night – messed up a rhythm section and failed to jump one of the track’s triples, resulting in Tyler Bowers landing on his right hand and breaking it) and Honda’s Cole Seely. Tomac immediately checked out, while Anderson went down and remounted in seventh, handing second to Musquin and third to Baggett, and that’s how they’d run to the finish.

2018 Arlington 450cc Supercross Results

2018 Arlington 450cc Supercross Results
Marvin Musquin finished second for the second week in a row in Arlington. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROB KOY

As for Anderson, he put up a fight to hold onto all the points he could, working his way back past heat-race winner Weston Peick (AutoTrader/JGR Suzuki), then spending about a handful of laps trying to find a way around Webb, before finally passing Seely for fourth with just a handful of laps left, and that’s where he’d stay. Seely ended up fifth just in front of Webb and Peick, while Anderson’s teammate Dean Wilson came home eighth. Red Bull KTM’s Broc Tickle (who rounded the first lap dead-last) came in ninth just in front of MotoConcepts/SmarTop Honda’s Justin Brayton, and Peick’s teammate Malcolm Stewart rounded out the last of the racers on the lead lap at the end of the night.

2018 Arlington 450cc Supercross Results

2018 Arlington 450cc Supercross Results
Blake Baggett grabbed his third podium in a row in AT&T Stadium. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROB KOY

With the second-place man in points being injured on the night for the second week in a row (last week Honda’s Ken Roczen, and this week Justin Barcia), Cole Seely leap-frogged into second in the standings, 36 points behind Anderson, and four points in front of Baggett. Musquin is just one point behind Baggett in fourth. And Tomac now trails Anderson by 70 points with 10 rounds left to run.

The series continues next weekend in Tampa, Florida, for round eight.

2018 Arlington 450cc Supercross Results

2018 Arlington 450cc Supercross Results

2018 Arlington 450cc Supercross Results

2018 Arlington 450cc Supercross Results

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