Monster Energy Star Yamaha rider Christian Craig grabbed his third victory of the season so far, at round four of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series.
Once again, Craig was at the top of his class, earning the fastest 250SX qualifier honors and taking the heat win for the fourth-week running. In the main event, the red-plate holder got a decent start and was battling inside the top three. Although he got shuffled to fourth, he quickly regained the position and advanced to the runner-up spot.
He then closed the gap on the leader, stalking his title rival for several laps before making the pass stick after the sand section with six laps remaining. Craig went on to take another victory at the Angel Stadium of Anaheim and expanded his lead in the championship to eleven points.
“The day started out pretty good.” said Craig. “The track was tricky and slippery, but I kept the ball rolling. I qualified well and then went into the heat race, had a good start, and battled with my teammate a little bit.”
“I had a good ride in that one and was able to take the win. In the main event, I just focused on myself and clicked off my laps. I had a good battle with another rider and ended up passing him. I’m stoked to get my third win of the season and extend my points lead. We’re going to try and keep it going and not change anything; just keep doing what I’m doing.”