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Ecstatic Max Anstie speaks on his excellent second at Daytona

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Consistent, handling the conditions brilliantly and loving life at present on his supercross only program, Max Anstie rightfully cut a content figure following a night where he secured second at Daytona with another polished ride.


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Anstie shared his thoughts from another solid performance in the post-race press conference.

Question: Max, you know, we talked for a moment before you got up there. And you mentioned these results are a little better than what you probably thought you were going to get and you said, now you need just a little bit more. What is that little bit more? What is it going to take? What do you need to do to find it?

Max Anstie: Well, it’s a tough one. But I mean, yeah, the expectations coming in, we didn’t really know and that quickly changed by me banging out a couple of podiums. But I’m still learning a lot you know, last week in Arlington I was thrown off guard with a few things and by the end of the night I found a good setup and I was like “man if I could redo this day tomorrow I’d be much better off” and it was the same today.

I’m glad I got press day yesterday because every time out on the track I was changing stuff. And by all means the team are doing an amazing job because they’re trying to make my bike faster so that I can compete against these two boys’ bikes, but we can still improve. I’ve got Mike from Factory Connection and man he’s a magician with the bike. Everyone’s telling me don’t change the bike you’re getting on the podium and I’m like “yeah, but they think they can make it better” and we want to try and improve to you know try and close that gap to Hunter up front”.

And again if I could redo the day tomorrow, I would start with what I finished on in the main and be much better off because every session out there I was searching for things. But I don’t get paid for the heat races. I don’t get paid for practice, I get paid for main events so I’m happy to be on the box.

Q: Max, looks like you feel so comfortable on the 250? Do you think in the future you’ll go back to a 450 again and do a combination of supercross and motocross? What do you think about that?

MA: I’m supercross only (laughs). I don’t know if I should say this, but I went 5-5 at Southwick last year and got 1500 bucks. And man that was a hard race. I’m much better off racing supercross. I’m racing World Supercross, Australian Supercross and U.S Supercross. I’m happy with that. Yeah, I’m milking this 250 class as long as I can. And then I’ll go 450 when I get kicked out. That’s about it. Yeah, I like it. I like getting on the podium. Like them bonus checks. That’s where I’m at.

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The MX Vice SMX Show Episode #41 – Arlington Review with Jeff Beaver – Whiskey Throttle Editor

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The MX Vice SMX Review Show returns with Ed Stratmann, Brad Wheeler and Jeff Beaver (Whiskey Throttle Editor), as they review a thrilling Arlington.

The MX Vice SMX Review Show podcast is always available to listen to on Spotify, iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher and Google Play. Thanks to Fly Racing, Monster Energy, Fox Racing, Parts Europe, Scott, Bell Helmets, Acerbis, AS3 Performance, Kawasaki UK, KTM UK, O’Neal and Even Strokes for supporting the show. If you would like to become a part of the show, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Stat Attack: Arlington Supercross Review

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With the seventh round of AMA Supercross in the books, statistics maestro Paul Pearcy has provided MX Vice with some brilliant numbers to tuck into from what was a great night of action. Enjoy

250 Class

Qualifying

  • Qualifying Top 3
  1. Seth Hammaker: 45.216
  2. Austin Forkner: 45.284
  3. Pierce Brown: 45.416

Heat Race 1

  • Top 3
  1. Austin Forkner (2 for 2 in heat race wins)
  2. Max Anstie
  3. Haiden Deegan
  • Laps Led
  1. Haiden Deegan: 7
  2. Austin Forkner: 2 (12 heat race laps led this year, 4 more than anyone else)
  • Fastest Lap Times
  1. Austin Forkner: 45.908
  2. Haiden Deegan: 46.194
  3. Max Anstie: 46.244
  • Best Average Lap Times
  1. Austin Forkner: 46.448
  2. Max Anstie: 46.970
  3. Haiden Deegan: 47.321

Heat Race 2

  • Top 3
  1. Cameron Mcadoo (2 for 2 in heat race wins)
  2. Nicholas Romano
  3. Seth Hammaker
  • Laps Led
  1. Nicholas Romano: 5
  2. Cameron Mcadoo: 4 (4th best in heat race laps led this season)
  • Fastest Lap Times
  1. Pierce Brown: 46.512
  2. Cameron Mcadoo: 46.527
  3. Chance Hymas: 46.533
  • Best Average Lap Times
  1. Cameron Mcadoo: 47.200
  2. Chance Hymas: 47.461
  3. Seth Hammaker: 47.841

LCQ

  • Top 3
  1. Daxton Bennick
  2. Izaih Clark
  3. Brock Papi
  • Laps Led
  1. Daxton Bennick: 8
  • Fastest Lap Times
  1. Daxton Bennick: 47.693
  2. Hardy Munoz: 48.254
  3. Izaih Clark: 48.653
  • Best Average Lap Times
  1. Daxton Bennick: 48.925
  2. Brock Papi: 49.358
  3. Izaih Clark: 49.379

Main Event

  • Top 3
  1. Haiden Deegan
  2. Cameron Mcadoo
  3. Tom Vialle
  • First Lap Top 3
  1. Austin Forkner (Best in Class Average First Lap Position of 1st)
  2. Haiden Deegan (Average First Lap Position of 9th)
  3. Nicholas Romano (Average First Lap Position of 9th)
  • Laps Led
  1. Austin Forkner: 16 (Austin has led 88% of main event laps this season)
  2. Haiden Deegan: 5
  • Fastest Lap Times
  1. Austin Forkner: 45.926
  2. Chance Hymas: 46.008
  3. Haiden Deegan: 46.010
  • Best Average Lap Times
  1. Austin Forkner: 46.537
  2. Haiden Deegan: 47.076
  3. Cameron Mcadoo: 47.326
  • Most Consistent Lap Times (Least difference between fastest and slowest lap times)
  1. Austin Forkner: 1.41
  2. Tom Vialle: 2.212
  3. Pierce Brown: 2.456

Points

  • Points Top Ten
  1. Max Anstie: 38
  2. Pierce Brown: 34
  3. Daxton Bennick: 32
  4. Coty Schock: 32
  5. Haiden Deegan: 31
  6. Cameron Mcadoo: 29
  7. Austin Forkner: 27
  8. Chance Hymas: 27
  9. Guillem Farres: 27
  10. Henry Miller: 26

450 Class

Qualifying

  • Top 3
  1. Jett Lawrence: 43.770 (3rd time this season; best qualifying average in the class at 2.857 through 7 rounds)
  2. Chase Sexton: 44.262
  3. Justin Cooper: 44.280

Heat Race 1

  • Top 3
  1. Eli Tomac
  2. Aaron Plessinger (best average heat race finish at 1.667)
  3. Ken Roczen (2nd best average heat race finish at 2nd)
  • Laps Led
  1. Aaron Plessinger: 9 (Aaron has led 34% of heat race laps this year, 16 more than anyone else)
  2. Eli Tomac: 1
  • Fastest Lap Times
  1. Aaron Plessinger: 43.610
  2. Ken Roczen: 43.622
  3. Eli Tomac: 43.874
  • Best Average Lap Times
  1. Eli Tomac: 44.408
  2. Aaron Plessinger: 44.668
  3. Ken Roczen: 44.854

Heat Race 2

  • Top 3
  1. Jett Lawrence (3rd best average heat race finish at 2.667)
  2. Malcolm Stewart
  3. Jason Anderson
  • Laps Led
  1. Jason Anderson: 5
  2. Jett Lawrence: 3
  3. Malcolm Stewart: 2
  • Fastest Lap Times
  1. Malcolm Stewart: 44.393
  2. Jett Lawrence: 44.558
  3. Jason Anderson: 44.662
  • Best Average Lap Times
  1. Jett Lawrence: 45.474
  2. Malcolm Stewart: 45.622
  3. Jason Anderson: 46.001

LCQ

  • Top 3
  1. Justin Barcia
  2. Jerry Robin
  3. Ryan Breece (First main event since Salt Lake City 2022; Missed all of 2023 due to injury)
  • Laps Led
  1. Justin Barcia: 8
  • Fastest Lap Times
  1. Justin Barcia: 46.050
  2. Jerry Robin: 46.466
  3. Ryan Breece: 46.792
  • Best Average Lap Times
  1. Justin Barcia: 46.764
  2. Jerry Robin: 47.126
  3. Ryan Breece: 47.359

Main Event

  • Top 3
  1. Cooper Webb (Tied with Plessinger for 2nd best average finish at 4.571; this is his 6th win in Arlington)
  2. Eli Tomac
  3. Aaron Plessinger (Tied with Webb for 2nd best average finish at 4.571)
  • First Lap Top 3
  1. Jett Lawrence (3rd best in class Average First Lap Position of 6.047)
  2. Cooper Webb (Best in Class Average First Lap Position of 5.428)
  3. Hunter Lawrence (Average First Lap Position of 8.055)
  • Laps Led
  1. Jett Lawrence: 23 (Jett has led 41% of main event laps this season at 71, 44 more than anyone else)
  2. Cooper Webb: 4
  • Fastest Lap Times
  1. Jett Lawrence: 45.147
  2. Chase Sexton: 45.222
  3. Justin Cooper: 45.385
  • Best Average Lap Time
  1. Cooper Webb: 46.578
  2. Eli Tomac: 46.590
  3. Aaron Plessinger: 46.729
  • Most Consistent Lap Times (Least difference between fastest and slowest lap times)
  1. Aaron Plessinger: 2.699
  2. Cooper Webb: 2.762
  3. Justin Cooper: 3.427

Points

  • Points Top 10
  1. Jett Lawrence: 135
  2. Cooper Webb: 132
  3. Aaron Plessinger: 128
  4. Chase Sexton: 127
  5. Eli Tomac: 122
  6. Jason Anderson: 118
  7. Ken Roczen: 116
  8. Dylan Ferrandis: 93
  9. Hunter Lawrence: 86
  10. Justin Cooper: 75

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Austin Forkner Update

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Following his horrific crash at the Arlington round of AMA Supercross, an update has been provided on Austin Forkner’s condition from his father Mike Forkner via Main Event Moto. “Austin’s CT Scan on his head came back good – Fractured L3 & L4 in back – but no surgery has to heal on its own. He has a broken scapula. Which will heal on its own. So no surgery,” he stated.

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