Justin Barcia did the Justin Barcia thing in San Diego, taking down Chase Sexton, as well as being taken down by Jason Anderson on the same turn. I am fine with all these things. I’m sure Sexton is pissed and maybe he can dish out some marginal justice to #51 at some point, but to me, SX is sometimes a contact sport and the lack of T-bones or dudes who hit the front Aim to get out of the wheel. A twist, I’m good with some aggressive riding. The AMA didn’t even look at Justin’s move (nor Jason’s move) and then again, if I’m Sexton I might want to mark him for take down later too, but then again, maybe not because Barcia DGAF Well, he’ll never stop trying to get revenge on Sexton, and Sexton has a title to win.
Speaking of Barcia, are we sleeping a little on that one? I’ll admit he’s not on my list of race winners and he’s not someone I think will be in the title fight. I was interested to see what he thinks of the new (for him) KTM chassis, but it seems to be working out fine. With the track conditions on the A1, one would think that if he didn’t crash while leading, maybe he could get a podium there? Then he got a great ride this weekend. Maybe we have something here? I know most of the top guys hope I’m wrong because dealing with Justin is like trying to put a honey badger in a cat carrier.
Jason Anderson crashes again in third place and it’s bad. He is 20 points behind Eli after two races. He is definitely quick but the mistakes made on his part are hurting him.
Speaking of speed, Malcolm Stewart is the fastest 15-year-old rider in SX historyth In points after two rounds. We saw him take the lead on the A1 and crash out in third, this weekend saw him qualify fastest, burst through a thorough pack to win a heat, and then at least look set on the podium, if If not, then his first 450SX Main Event. Unfortunately, that’s where the great day and night ended for Malcolm as he didn’t get the start and then went down twice. Heat Race Mookie was back! So far, Stewart is looking great to start the year. Just ignore the dots.