Defending Champion Cooper Webb Takes First 450SX Class Win of 2020
Dylan Ferrandis Stretches 250SX Class Points Lead with Another Win
San Diego, Calif., (February 9, 2020) Round six of the 2020 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship series - designated Military Appreciation Night to honor our servicemen and women - delivered exciting moto combat on the track that significantly tightened up the 450SX Class title points. 41,573 Southern California fans inside PETCO Park witnessed Red Bull KTM''s Cooper Webb attack race leader Monster Energy Kawasaki''s Adam Cianciarulo several times before finally positioning himself ahead of the rookie on Lap 21 of the 25-lap 450SX Class Main Event. From that point, the defending champion motored to his first win of the 2020 season which jumped him into third place in the title points, only nine points out of the lead.
Cooper Webb put the number one plate back on the top of the podium with a smart race that jumped him up two positions in the point standings. Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.
Cianciarulo held strong for second, while Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM''s Blake Baggett nabbed his first podium finish of 2020. Points leader Ken Roczen of Team Honda HRC recovered from a poor start to finish sixth, retaining the red plate, while second in points, Eli Tomac of the Monster Energy Kawasaki team, fought his way forward from even further back than Roczen to grab fourth on the night and narrow the title chase to only a single point.
Dylan Ferrandis grabbed his third win in six races with a pass on Lap 16 of the 19-lap 250SX Class Main Event. Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.
The racing was just as tense in the Western Regional 250SX Class. Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki''s Austin Forkner nabbed the holeshot but before exiting turn two Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing''s Michael Mosiman and Pennrite Honda''s Luke Clout went past. Forkner regained the lead on Lap 5, with Monster Energy/Star Yamaha Racing''s Dylan Ferrandis slipping into second soon after. The Yamaha rider lost time with a few failed pass attempts on Forkner, then with 1:23 on the clock Ferrandis dove under the Kawasaki rider in a 90-degree turn; the incident sent Forkner temporarily off the track and too far behind to mount a counter attack. Ferrandis took the checkers and stretched out his championship points lead with Forkner and Monster Energy/Star Yamaha Racing''s Justin Cooper filling out the podium positions.
450SX Class Results
1. Cooper Webb, Clermont, Fla., KTM
2. Adam Cianciarulo, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Kawasaki
3. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM
4. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki
5. Justin Barcia, Greenville, Fla., Yamaha
6. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Honda
7. Justin Brayton, Charlotte, N.C., Honda
8. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Honda
9. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Honda
10. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha
450SX Class Championship Standings
1. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Honda (130)
2. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki (129)
3. Cooper Webb, Clermont, Fla., KTM (121)
4. Justin Barcia, Greenville, Fla., Yamaha (116)
5. Adam Cianciarulo, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Kawasaki (113)
6. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., Husqvarna (105)
7. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM (90)
8. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Honda (90)
9. Justin Brayton, Charlotte, N.C., Honda (89)
10. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna (75)
Western Regional 250SX Class Results
1. Dylan Ferrandis, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Yamaha
2. Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Kawasaki
3. Justin Cooper, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha
4. Michael Mosiman, Menifee, Calif., Husqvarna
5. Brandon Hartranft, Corona, Calif., KTM
6. Luke Clout, Hemet, Calif., Honda
7. Jacob Hayes, Lodi, Calif., Husqvarna
8. Carson Brown, Ravensdale, Wash., Husqvarna
9. Derek Drake, Corona, Calif., KTM
10. Alex Martin, Clermont, Fla., Suzuki
Western Regional 250SX Class Championship Standings
1. Dylan Ferrandis, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Yamaha (135)
2. Justin Cooper, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha (128)
3. Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Kawasaki (122)
4. Brandon Hartranft, Corona, Calif., KTM (110)
5. Alex Martin, Clermont, Fla., Suzuki (98)
6. Jacob Hayes, Lodi, Calif., Husqvarna (89)
7. Luke Clout, Hemet, Calif., Honda (83)
8. Michael Mosiman, Menifee, Calif., Husqvarna (82)
9. Derek Drake, Corona, Calif., KTM (78)
10. Mitchell Oldenburg, Godly, Tex., Honda (72)
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