Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s Dylan Ferrandis finished fifth overall with a 4-6-5 result at the first Triple Crown of the 2023 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season at the Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Reigning 450SX Champion Eli Tomac ended the night sixth (3-2-13) despite a crash in the final race, scoring valuable points to stay on top of the points standings.
Ferrandis was sixth in qualifying and got the night show off to a good start with a fourth-place finish in the first main event of the three-race format. He found himself back in eighth after the first lap of race two but put his head down and crossed the line sixth. In the final main event, he was back in fourth after the gate drop but was shuffled to fifth after a mistake on the final lap. The Frenchman’s 4-6-5 score earned a top-five overall finish.
Tomac got the day off to a good start and qualified fourth. Although he didn’t get the start he was looking for in the first main event, he made his way to third before the halfway mark, where he would ultimately finish. The Coloradan put on an impressive charge in the second main event to take the runner-up spot and head into the final race with his eyes set on the overall victory. In the heat of battle with his championship rival, he landed on a tuff block and had a big crash. Tomac rejoined in 14th and was able to salvage a 13th-place finish to end the night sixth overall and leave Southern California with a four-point lead in the 450SX Championship.
The Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing team heads east to Houston, Texas, for the fourth round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship and the SuperMotocross World Series at the NRG Stadium on February 4.