FERRIS EARNS 11TH AT ANAHEIM 2; ANDERSON SECOND!
ANAHEIM, California – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Dean Ferris earned 11th overall after rebounding from a mid-race crash at the third round of the Monster Energy West 250 Supercross Series held at Angel Stadium. Rockstar Energy KTM rider Jason Anderson finished second in the 250SX main event.
In the 250SX class, Jason Anderson (Rockstar Energy KTM) picked up second place to retain the red plate as championship leader after three rounds while Red Bull KTM’s Dean Ferris, in his rookie year with the team, rebounded after a mid-race crash to finish eleventh. The Australian moves up to ninth in the points standings for the West Coast Championship, in what is a fiercely competitive arena.
On his KTM 250 SX-F Ferris got a great jump in his heat race and was sitting in a qualifying position from the start. He made a few key passes to finish in fifth for a decent gate pick in the main event. He got out of the gate reasonably well in the main then cut to the inside of the first corner into third place before conceding some places in the next lap.
When the gate dropped for the main event, Ferris had an okay jump off the line and was able to cut to the inside of the first corner and move his bike to the 3rd place spot by the next rhythm section. Ferris held 3rd position for the majority of that lap before falling to 6th on lap two.
Ferris remained in 6th fo the next few laps, but came unstuck when Malcolm Stewart crashed right in his line. Ferris could not maneuver away from Stewart and ended up crashing as well. He recovered quickly but lost multiple positions and made a valiant attempt to get back into the top ten, finally finishing one spot short.
“It’s unfortunate that I crashed tonight”, commented Ferris. “I was hoping to improve upon last week’s performance but my crash set me back. Having a poor result just motivates you to try harder each week. I will work even harder this week to be inside the top ten at the next round in Oakland.”
Next Round: Oakland, CA – January 25, 2014
Results West 250SX class Anaheim 2
1. Cole Seely (USA), Honda, 13:12:967 min (15 laps)
2. Jason Anderson (USA), KTM, +3.345 sec
3. Cooper Webb (USA), Yamaha, +22.193
4. Malcolm Stewart (USA), Honda, +33.386
5. Justin Hill (USA), Kawasaki, +37.225
11. Dean Ferris (AUS), KTM, 1 lap
Standings West 250SX class after 3 of 9 rounds
1. Anderson, 72 points
2. Seely, 69
3. Zach Osborne (USA), Honda, 53
4. Webb, 51
5. Dean Wilson (USA), Kawasaki, 50
9. Ferris, 31