ROCZEN WINS TWO IN A ROW!
ANAHEIM, California – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ken Roczen earned his second 250 SX win of the season at Angel Stadium in front of the Southern California crowd. Roczen’s second straight win helped increase his points lead in the championship standings and allows him to head to the next round still wearing the red number plates that represent the points leader.
Ken Roczen rode strong all day long, turning fast lap times and eventually qualifying into the main event with a 2nd place finish in his heat. Roczen’s solid heat finish gave him a good gate pick for the main event.
Off the start of the 250 SX main event, Roczen rounded the first corner in 2nd place. He quickly pulled into the lead before the end of the first lap and began to focus on pulling from the pack. Roczen held on to lead all 15 laps of the main event on his KTM 250 SX-F to capture his second straight victory of the season. Now five rounds into the series, Roczen holds a 20 point lead in the championship standings.
“It is so great to get up here and have my hard work finally pay off,” commented Roczen. “My team and I have been working really hard this year to put our KTM’s up front and in the championship hunt and I feel like we are in a good position. I can’t wait for the next race.”
Next Round: San Diego, CA – February 9, 2013
Results 250 SX Class Anaheim 3
1. Ken Roczen (D), KTM, 13:33.759 min (15 laps)
2. Martin Davalos (USA), Kawasaki, +4.083 sec
3. Eli Tomac (USA), Honda, +9.188
4. Kyle Cunningham (USA), Yamaha, +15.779
5. Jason Anderson (USA), Suzuki, +21.273
7. Joey Savatgy (USA), KTM, +23.694
14. Josh Cachia (USA), KTM, +49.081
Standings KTM 250 SX Class after 5 of 8 rounds
1. Roczen, 116 points
2. Tomac, 96
3. Cole Seely (USA), Honda, 89
4. Davalos, 70
5. Anderson, 68
9. Savatgy, 52
11. Malcolm Stewart (USA), KTM, 45
18. Cachia, 20