Thor team riders Cooper Webb and Jason Anderson started their 2016 Supercross season off with a bang, by claiming victory in their respective classes.
Cooper Webb defended his 250SX West title with veracity, winning his heat race and running the fastest laps of the night in the class. In the main event Webb slotted into fifth place from the start and went on a tear the next two laps working his way to second place with lightning speed. He then stalked race leader Jessy Nelson, and with five laps remaining he made his move and claimed the number one spot, which he held to the checkered flag.
Alex Martin had a healthy start to his supercross season, where he made an easy transfer from his heat race, and finished a solid sixth place in the main event.
Rookie Mitchell Harrison had a little bit of a rough start to his season, winding up in the LCQ, but winning it with ease. Harrison finished the night in 13th place.
Jason Anderson was looking confident all night, claiming an easy transfer from his first heat race. At the start of the main event, Anderson charged to the front and was dicing it up in the top three when a red flag forced a restart to the race. The restart was a slight setback as Anderson found himself back around fifth, now with more work to do. About midway through the race the competition began to fatigue, and Anderson went on the assault, gaining multiple positions and overtaking race leader Cole Seely. Anderson won the season opener with a solid 4.2 second margin and delivered Husqvarna motorcycles their first ever premiere class victory in Supercross history.
Marvin Musquin had a tough start to the season, battling from semi 2 to the main event. Musquin finished 14th in the main event.