Titletown: The 2018 Las Vegas Finals
The 2018 Monster Energy AMA Supercross an FIM World Championship concludes this Saturday night in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada and what a ride it has been. Through 16 weekends of the most intense racing on the planet, Jason Anderson races into the season finale with a 14-point advantage over Marvin Musquin. There have been tighter points battles heading into the final round, but with the way that the 2018 season has gone one thing is for certain; anything can happen! Musquin has won two in a row heading into the finals at Sam Boyd Stadium, a venue where he won a million dollars at the last time he competed there. On the other hand, Anderson is coming off of an extreme misfortune last weekend where he suffered a broken front wheel resulting in an untimely 17th place finish. His worst of the season. However, if there is a silver lining for Anderson, he is the defending winner of the Las Vegas Supercross.
There is so much on the line. There will be so much pressure. And that is only the 450SX class!
For the first time since 2011 all three of the major Monster Energy Supercross Championships are coming down to the final round. In the 250SX Western Region, Aaron Plessinger has four wins on the season and holds command of a 13-point lead over Adam Cianciarulo. The Western Region has seen four different winners with Cianciarulo not being one of them! Defending West Champion Justin Hill picked up a San Diego victory but has been wildly inconsistent in his title defense. In the 250SX Eastern Region Zach Osborne owns a 15-point lead over Jordon Smith and will look to make it a successful title defense. Osborne’s rival throughout the 250SX Eastern Region Championship was Austin Forkner who suffered a season ending injury in Minneapolis.
That said, what makes the 250SX action really interesting is that for the second time this season both coast will race against one another! That’s right, the 2018 Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Showdown will be a race to watch as both coasts will go head to head and have the ability to steal points from each other. Who won this race in 2017? Adam Cianciarulo did! This race will have the capacity crowd in Sam Boyd Stadium at a fever pitch this Saturday night.
Everyone remembers the final round of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross Championship. Some regard it as one of the most electrifying nights of racing in Supercross history. Ryan Dungey won the title after a legendary fight with Eli Tomac, then rode off into the sunset. While the gap between Anderson and Musquin is a little bit larger, the possibilities for the title to swing in either racer’s favor is highly unpredictable.
Three championships, two main events, one unforgettable night of Monster Energy Supercross coming up!