Round 1 Anaheim 1 Supercross | Photo Report

January 9, 2019

by Dawn McClintock
Photos by Brown Dog Wilson

The much anticipated supercross season is finally here and I dont know about you but I think we are in for a great few months of intense battles on the track. Here at FXR we have said goodbye to some of our athletes who have moved on to new deals and we have welcomed new ones to the ranks and also welcomed returning athletes back to our program and we cant wait to see what unfolds for them. Coupled with the excitement of the first round of supercross was the launch of our brand new Helium Limited Edition Midnight Navy/Hi-Vis gear to be shown off by some of our top riders this past Saturday at round one. Simultaneously we also launched our matching Helium LE snow kit which was showcased by some of our top snocross riders at Shakopee Snocross event. For anyone wishing to purchase their own LE kit, it is now available and will be shipping out as of January 15th while stock lasts.

The western rounds of supercross always provide us with a steady number of riders that come out to line up and that list will get considerably longer once we head to the eastern rounds. Here is a short list of FXR guys to watch for:

250 CLASS 

AJE Motorsports/Gas Monkey Energy 
#54…..Dylan Merriam (HUS)
#60…..Justin Starling (HUS) 
#111…Chris Blose (HUS) 

#194…Jerry Robin (KTM)
#321…Brad Lionnet (YAM)
#348…Joan Cros (KAW)

450 CLASS

#58….Brandon Scharer (YAM)
#80….Heath Harrison (KAW)
#282…Bubba Pauli (KAW)
#330…AJ Catanzaro (KAW)
#501…Scotty Wennerstrom (KAW)
#606…Ronnie Stewart (HUS)
#608…David Pulley (HON) (currently out with injury)
#733…Steve Mages (KAW)

Brad Lionnet ready to shake things up for practice.
Practice underway with Justin Starling.
AJE Motorsports team member Dylan Merriam lines up beside Jerry Robin for practice.
Jerry Robin
Justin Starling
Dylan Merriam
Brad Lionnet
Joan Cros
AJ Catanzaro
Jerry Robin over the finish line jump.
AJE Motorsports rider Chris Blose.
The 321 of Bradley Lionnet poured it on at A1.
Jerry Robin
Chris Blose
AJ Catanzaro
Heath Harrison
Theres a few LE kits off the hop in the 450 start here!
Big old holeshot for AJ Catanzaro!
Heath Harrison
Ronnie Stewart
AJ Catanzaro
Brandon Scharer
AJ Catanzaro
Heath Harrison
Ronnie Stewart
Brandon Scharer
Heath Harrison
Brad Lionnet would grab the lead in the LCQ and didnt look back. He took home the win and got himself into the main event.
Lionnet would finish the main taking home 18th place.
#194 Jerry Robin would finish 14th for the night.
Chris Blose
Joan Cros
The 250s off the start…
…and a sequence of carnage about to take place.
Muscling through that pile up, Chris Blose would go on to finish 9th.
Clean up in aisle five.
Dylan Merriam