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claimed his third main event victory of the season at round 14 of the , the fourth of seven races to be held at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City. The Red Bull Racing rider began the day by qualifying fourth-fastest in practice and won his heat race later on. In the main event, Webb started up front and led all 26 laps of the feature race to take the win, which enabled him to move to second in the championship point standings.
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“It was a great race,” Webb said. “I almost got the holeshot and led every lap, which is the first time I’ve been able to do that this year. Kenny [Roczen] was riding really well at the beginning. I made a few mistakes and we battled there for a second, but I regained focus and I was able to ride my laps and ended up getting a decent lead, which is nice. I feel like the first three [rounds] we’ve been battling down to the last lap, so it was cool to be able to enjoy that one a little bit more—not so stressful.”
positioned himself in third place early on in the main event. The Rockstar Energy Racing rider moved into second place by lap 17 and maintained the runner-up spot to the checkered flag, finishing five seconds behind Webb.
2020 Salt Lake City 1 Supercross 450 Class Race Report
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“I feel like we’re building some momentum here,” Osborne said. “I’ve been enjoying this Salt Lake trip and I feel like I’m in a good headspace, which is good. I managed two good starts tonight and was able to come away with my second podium of the stretch here. I really felt like I was in a good position tonight and we had a good result, so I’m pretty happy with it.”
Championship point leaderwon his heat race and was granted the second gate pick for the main event. When the gate dropped for the feature race, the Monster Energy rider didn’t get a good jump and was buried in the pack in 15th place off the start. During the course of the 20-minute plus one lap race, Tomac charged his way through the field and made his way up to third by the time the checkered flag flew. With his podium finish, he holds a 27-point lead in the championship standings over nearest rival Cooper Webb.
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“I had to claw my way back once I was really buried off the start,” Tomac said. “I really need to work on getting better starts so I’m not challenged with tracking down all of these really fast guys in this class. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to catch up to a podium position, but I just kept charging. I’m happy with a third place finish and glad to pick up a point toward the championship, which is the goal. We’re going to stay focused and get ready for the next one.”
clocked a 44.7-second lap time in practice, which gave him the fastest qualifying time heading into the heat races. The Rocky Mountain ATV/MC- -WPS rider finished second in his heat race behind Tomac and carried that momentum into the main event, taking the checkers in fourth.
Despite experiencing breathing issues in prior rounds, Teamqualified second fastest in practice and battled with Webb in his heat race, finishing just 0.6 second behind the reigning champ at the line. In the main event, the German rider was credited with the holeshot and battled with Webb early on, but faded to fifth by the completion of the 26-lap feature.
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2020 Salt Lake City 3 Supercross 450 Class Race Report“We had a pretty great battle going, but I did not want to let the win go,” Tomac said. “I ended up getting a triple combo at the end of that rhythm, which was the real make or break moment for me. That was a great battle and a lot of fun. The track had some great character and it was just a great day for the Monster Energy Kawasaki team.
“Coming back after two days of trying to get everything lined up again following a tough race, I had a lot more fight and felt a lot better today,” Roczen said. “I had a good heat race and was able to put up a fight at least for some of the race. I’m not 100 percent yet, obviously because two days unfortunately is just not enough to get everything lined up, but it was much better than the last race. We’re going to just continue fighting because this stuff is out of our hands and we have the speed and good starts and everything. We have to get my body right and I think we can be on the top step much more consistently.”
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2020 Salt Lake City 5 Supercross 450 Class Race Report“Tonight we did really, really good,” Roczen said. “I felt like I was able to go the full distance in the main, which was great. I knew it was just going to take a few extra days to get everything back lined up after the last couple of rounds and everything that’s been going on with my body. We won our heat race, which was really stacked; I got a holeshot there and it was great. I really felt good with the bike; we’ve been tweaking it a little bit here and there, and I was really gelling with it nicely tonight. I kind of liked the track.
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