New Winners in AMA Supercross as Points Championships Go Down to the Wire

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Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, UT — June 10, 2020

The Monster Energy AMA Supercross series returns for its 2nd midweek run at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City. Round 14 of the 2020 Season welcomes back the 250SX West riders for their first event since February 8th in San Diego.

Defending Champion Dylan Ferrandis(1W), Justin Cooper(32), and Austin Forkner(52) are separated by just 13 points at the top of the standings. Tonight’s race will go a long ways towards determining who is the favorite to wear the 250SX West crown in 2020.

250SX West Heats

Ferrandis grabbed the holeshot in Heat 1, Cameron McAdoo(29) rode hot on his rear tire until Ferrandis left the door open for McAdoo to make the pass. Riding to the inside, McAdoo’s rear-wheel kicked out and caught the rear-wheel of the leader’s bike sending Ferrandis over the handlebars and onto a tuff block. Ferrandis recovered and reentered the race in 7th place.

Karma caught up to McAdoo a few laps later as Michael Mosiman(28) made contact with the leader dumping McAdoo off his bike. Christian Craig(62) moved past to take the Heat win, Mosiman finished 2nd, McAdoo 3rd, and Ferrandis came back to finish 5th.

In Heat 2 Austin Forkner earned the holeshot and led every lap. Jett Lawrence(83) returned from a brutal crash at Anaheim to take 2nd place. Lawrence had a shot at Forkner late in the race but pushed too hard and got out of control dropping the bike. His margin over 3rd place Brandon Hartranft(30) was enough to allow Lawrence to get back on the bike and hold his position.

250SX West Main Event

Justin Cooper earned the holeshot win over Austin Forkner, but his lead did not last long as Forkner led the first lap and never looked back. Points leader Dylan Ferrandis got mired in a battle back in the pack. When riders began to space out, Ferrandis began his march to the front and moved up to the 2nd position. However, he was unable to catch Forkner. McAdoo finished 3rd with Cooper 4th.

The win allowed Forkner to move one point ahead of Cooper, he still trails Ferrandis by 10 points in the season-long 250SX West standings.

250SX Results

Position Number Rider Qualified Points
 1 52 Austin Forkner 1 26
 2 1W Dylan Ferrandis 10 23
 3 29 Cameron McAdoo 6 21
 4 32 Justin Cooper 7 19
 5 28 Michael Mosiman 4 18
 6 26 Alex Martin 8 17
 7 30 Brandon Hartranft 5 16
 8 62 Christian Craig 2 15
 9 57 Derek Drake 15 14
 10 40 Mitchell Oldenburg 9 13
 11 83 Jett Lawrence 3 12
 12 101 Luke Clout 12 11
 13 35 Hunter Lawrence 19 10
 14 227 Derek Kelley 11 9
 15 55 Martin Castelo 13 8
 16 60 Mitchell Falk 20 7
 17 90 Killian Auberson 21 6
 18 88 Logan Karnow 18 5
 19 118 Cheyenne Harmon 22 4
 20 837 Bryson Gardner 17 3
 21 95 Carson Brown 14 2
 22 72 Robbie Wageman 16 1

250SX West Points Standings

Position Number Rider Points
 1 1W Dylan Ferrandis 158
 2 52 Austin Forkner 148
 3 32 Justin Cooper 147
 4 30 Brandon Hartranft 126
 5 26 Alex Martin 115
 6 28 Michael Mosiman 100
 7 101 Luke Clout 94
 8 57 Derek Drake 92
 9 45 Jacob Hayes 89
 10 40 Mitchell Oldenburg 85
 11 95 Carson Brown 74
 12 55 Martin Castelo 61
 13 83 Jett Lawrence 58
 14 90 Killian Auberson 57
 15 108 Aaron Tanti 50
 16 29 Cameron Mcadoo 48
 17 106 Jay Wilson 45
 18 62 Christian Craig 44
 19 72 Robbie Wageman 44
 20 170 Michael Leib 32

450SX Heats

Ken Roczen(94) and Cooper Webb(1) are chasing Eli Tomac(3) in the 450SX division. They squared off in Heat 1 for the big bikes. Zach Osborne got the holeshot but was passed quickly by the two championship contenders with Webb in the lead. Roczen made several runs at Webb, briefly nosing in front. Webb was able to hold him off and take the Heat win.

Martin Davalos(37) got out fast for the holeshot win, with Tomac starting in 5th. Settling into 3rd by the end of Lap 1, Tomac patiently worked his way past Blake Baggett(4) into 2nd and began closing on the leader.

With 2 laps to go Tomac made the pass for what was ultimately the Heat win. Baggett also got by Davalos to take the 2nd spot. Holly, Michigan’s Broc Tickle finished 7th in the 2nd Heat and will have the 14th gate choice in the featured event.

450SX Main Event

Ken Roczen edged out Cooper Webb for the holeshot win, but Webb shot into the lead on the first lap. Tomac got a horrible start coming out of the gate 15th. By the end of the first lap, Tomac was in the 12th spot.

Roczen made several runs at the defending champion, Webb fought off every challenge. While Tomac rode smartly, methodically picking off riders as he moved forward.

At the finish, Webb had stretched his lead to a comfortable five seconds. Roczen faded to 5th as Zach Osborne(16) took 2nd place. Tomac fought back for the final podium spot and Baggett worked his way into the 4th finishing position.

Tomac lost five points to Webb and gained three on Roczen. With the win, Webb passed Roczen for 2nd in the points up by 2 on his rival. Tomac still leads by 27, more than a one-race points lead. He can cruise to his first-ever 450SX championship by riding smart and staying out of trouble.

450SX Results

Position Number Rider Qualified Points
1 1 Cooper Webb 1 26
2 16 Zach Osborne 15 23
3 3 Eli Tomac 2 21
4 4 Blake Baggett 4 19
5 94 Ken Roczen 3 18
6 37 Martin Davalos 6 17
7 21 Jason Anderson 5 16
8 15 Dean Wilson 8 15
9 7 Aaron Plessinger 11 14
10 50 Benny Bloss 19 13
11 22 Chad Reed 13 12
12 10 Justin Brayton 10 11
13 46 Justin Hill 18 10
14 34 Tyler Bowers 16 9
15 64 Vince Friese 20 8
16 11 Kyle Chisholm 12 7
17 20 Broc Tickle 14 6
18 61 Alex Ray 21 5
19 44 Kyle Cunningham 22 4
20 69 Carlen Gardner 17 3
21 51 Justin Barcia 9 2
22 27 Malcolm Stewart 7 1

450SX Points Standings

Position Number Rider Points
 1 3 Eli Tomac 322
 2 1 Cooper Webb 295
 3 94 Ken Roczen 293
 4 21 Jason Anderson 245
 5 51 Justin Barcia 241
 6 27 Malcolm Stewart 199
 7 15 Dean Wilson 191
 8 16 Zach Osborne 186
 9 10 Justin Brayton 184
 10 46 Justin Hill 179
 11 7 Aaron Plessinger 173
 12 4 Blake Baggett 164
 13 37 Martin Davalos 153
 14 64 Vince Friese 135
 15 9 Adam Cianciarulo 129
 16 22 Chad Reed 80
 17 50 Benny Bloss 77
 18 34 Tyler Bowers 77
 19 11 Kyle Chisholm 69
 20 44 Kyle Cunningham 48