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LS2 RACE Report: Anaheim 2, 2023


Josh Cartwright was still feeling the confidence high from the previous weekend when he arrived at Angel stadium on Saturday. Josh was determined to keep his season going in the upward direction and he loved what he saw when the qualifying sessions began. The very technical track suited his skills and he immediately was on the gas when his practice began. Josh was grouped with the big boys due to his recent success and gave him even more confidence as he circulated with the very best of our sport. Josh quickly showed that he belongs in the conversation with the best of the best as he was able to qualify with a very impressive 17th fastest lap time. When the Mains began, the technical rutted track began to break down, but Josh pushed through. He avoided the chaos as best he could but a couple of mistakes here and there would eventually give him an overall finish of 21st on the night. On to Houston!


Joan Cros was looking forward to another weekend of improvement when the day began inside Angel Stadium. His goals were clear when the day started and his smooth steady speed began to show as he circulated the difficult track. He found his groove quickly and pushed hard to the end of all three sessions. His time would eventually come in at 35th fastest, and he knew he had a lot of work ahead of him. Joan would line up to the LCQ, with one thing in mind, aggression. When the gate dropped, Joan launched off the line and had a wheel on everyone going into the first corner. Regardless of the lead, Joan was going into the flat first corner with lots of riders to his inside, due to his outside gate choice, and he was pushed wider than expected. Joan pushed all the way to the checkered flag but would come up just short of qualifying position.