Monster Energy Supercross at the Big A
Round five of the 2013 Monster Energy Supercross season is in the books after a third and final visit to Anaheim Stadium on Saturday. Ryan Dungy took home the big trophy in 450SX but it didn't come easy. Dungy's KTM broke at the starting gate of his heat race. That meant that he had to compete in the last chance qualifier race where he needed to finish in first or second place to transfer to the main. But Dungy, the 2010 Supercross champion, was not to be denied. After some struggles with traffic, Dungy picked his way through the pack and won the last chance qualifier and transfered to the main event. This was Dungy's first victory of the season and he was the fourth rider to top the podium in the first five races of the 2013 season.
Saturday was a great day for KTM as their 250SX rider won as well. Ken Roczen won for the second week in a row and now leads the 250SX points race. Roczen finished ahead of Martin Davalos and Eli Tomac. KTM also held the spotlight by bringing back the KTM Junior Supercross Challenge which showcased the talents of 15 7- to 8-year-old boys and girls in a three-lap race around the course. Slade Varola took home the hardware by winning the KTM Junior race.
Attendance for the race was reported to be over 41,000 and many of those fans spent the afternoon before the race either tailgating in the parking lot or cruising the pit area. Next stop for the Monster Energy 2013 Supercross series is San Diego on February 9, 2013.