Ken Roczen Dominates Monster Energy AMA Supercross at Glendale

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State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ — January 25, 2020

For the first time this year, we have repeat winners in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series. The Triple Crown event at State Farm Stadium in Glendale AZ showed how dominating a rider can be when everything is clicking right.

250SX Main #1

Austin Forkner(52), needing to make up for his 17th place finish last week at Anaheim, was quick out of the gate in the 1st Main of the Triple Crown evening. He bumped Christian Craig(62) out of the way in the 1st turn to capture the 2nd spot. Forkner quickly moved to the lead and took the win ahead of Dylan Ferrandis(1W). Craig recovered to finish in 3rd. Points leader, Justin Cooper(32), had a rough go of it. He spun around exiting a turn and dropped his bike. Never able to get anything going, Cooper finished Main #1 in 17th position.

Austin Forkner / Photo Credit: https://www.supercrosslive.com/

250SX Main #2

Cooper got a great start in Main #2 and lead early. Another corner jumped up and grabbed him and down he went again. He rebounded to finish 9th. Craig had a bad crash, leaving him dazed at trackside while his bike suffered damage resulting in a DNF and a last-place finish. Again, it was Forkner and Ferrandis 1-2 across the finish line with Derek Drake(57) grabbing 3rd.

250SX Main #3

Cooper, in danger of losing his series points lead, came back and won the 3rd Main feature in a start to finish top spot ride. Forkner finished 3rd good enough to win the evenings overall title and claw his way back to within 10 points of the series lead. Cooper maintained the top spot, just three points ahead of Ferrandis.

450SX

In the 450 class, it was all Ken Roczen(94). He avoided trouble when two of the Mains had to be red-flagged for serious accidents.

Ken Roczen / Photo Credit: https://www.supercrosslive.com/

Roczen won all three Triple Crown events to solidify his lead at the top of the points standings. Eli Tomac(3) went 2nd, 2nd, 3rd to take 2nd overall and stay in touch with Roczen in the points race.

Tomac trials Roczen by eight points in the standings with Justin Barcia another three points back in 3rd. Defending Champion Cooper Webb(1) sits in 5th place, 20 points behind Roczen and does not have a win to his credit so far in 2020.

Next week it’s on to Oakland followed by a stop in San Diego as the West Coast action continues. Tickets are available online by following the link for each city.

 

 

 

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