ANAHEIM 1 | JANUARY 7,2023 | ANGELS STADIUM ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA
New Year, New Supercross Season, New Riders…same great TPJ Racing Team.
The 2023 Monster Energy Supercross season has official begun. The iconic Angels Stadium in Anaheim, California hosted round 1 and the racing did not disappoint. 100+ riders from all over the world showed up ready to battle it out for top honors.
Austin Cozadd #512 will lead the team in the premier 450SX class, while Hunter Cross #702 is making his rookie debut in the 250SX West class. We are excited to have both riders on our team this year and look forward to seeing their results.
Hunter Cross #702 – started his rookie season off by making it into the Main Event; a huge accomplishment. He began the day by qualifying 35th out of 53 250SX West riders; securing his spot in the night show(only 40 spots available).
Hunter struggled with a rough start in Heat 2, forcing him into the LCQ(last change qualifier) where he launched off the line mid pack. He stayed on the gas and was sitting in 5th place for most of the race when an unfortunate crash for another rider moved him into the final qualifying spot. Hunter held his ground and crossed the finish line in 4th.
During the Main Event, Hunter again struggled to get to the first turn up front; but he fought hard and gave it all he had, passing multiple riders for a 19th place finish.
Thank you to our amazing team of sponsors who support our riders on their Professional Journey!
FLY Racing, Western Power Sports, Acerbis, All Balls Racing Group, Blackmore Ranch, California Coast Plumbers, DSC Construction, EBC Brakes, Extreme Recycling, Monarch Heavy Haul, Motool, Raptor Blaster, United Paving, VP Racing Fuels, VP Stay Frosty Coolant, and Wharton Construction.