Wet and muddy night at the 2019 Anaheim SX Opener


ANAHEIM, Calif (January, 5 2019)  – The 2019 Monster Energy Supercross Series kicked off with a wet and muddy night of racing at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, CA. The unusual Southern California storm hit the open-air stadium hard during the main event and turned an already technical track into very slippery conditions. With only a short period of time back on the bike due to knee surgery, Marvin secured eighth for the night and walked away unharmed.

Photo credit: Rich Shepherd

With a tough start in Heat 2, Marvin put himself in a battle with his teammate Cooper Webb and passed him on the opening lap moving into eighth. The two battled majority of the race, but Marvin advanced a couple of spots finishing sixth.

Photo credit: Rich Shepherd

Despite missing the first-turn carnage during the 450SX main event, Marvin got off to a great start but unfortunately fell back to seventh on the first lap. He battled majority of the race in seventh but ultimately fell back a position ending the season opener with eight-place overall.

Marvin“Coming into Anaheim the goal was to score as many points as I can. The riding was not too bad but physically it was not an easy day as I did not have much time on the bike this off-season. But we knew it and like I said the goal was to score as many points as possible. I ended up eighth in the main with a great start, so did Cooper and we almost ran into each other and unfortunately he went down and I avoided him but I lost a lot of ground. My goal once again was to be consistent and most importantly score points and that exactly what I did with eighth. Now we can move on and get better from here.”

Photo credit: Rich Shepherd