He ended up settling for runner-up, behind Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac, but Roczen’s result, coupled with his win at St Louis, in Missouri, round two of the series the previous weekend, put him top of the series standings.
“We’ve been putting in a lot of work on my starts, so it’s been paying off,” said Roczen.
“For me to be able to win (at Anaheim II), I had to be a lot better in the whoops. I was just struggling there the entire race, so that didn’t help me out; I feel like I lost all my time there. I was trying to skim them, then went to jumping them, which was horrible too.
“I lost a lot of ground so went back to skimming and just was all over the place and that was where Eli [Tomac] made up a lot of time and closed in on me. We definitely have some work to do but don’t want to get too crazy. We just need to keep doing what we’re doing. We’re in a good spot right now and we just have to keep it up.”
Round four is Glendale, Arizona, this weekend.
450SX points standings after round three:
- Ken Roczen – 66 points
- Justin Barcia – 63 points
- Eli Tomac – 61 points
- Jason Anderson – 57 points
250SX West points standings after round three:
- Justin Cooper – 72 points
- Dylan Ferrandis – 60 points
- Brandon Hartranft – 58 points
4= Austin Forkner & Alex Martin – 50 points
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