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clinched his fourth main event victory of the season at the penultimate round of the at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City. The Red Bull Racing rider got off to a fourth place start in the main event and worked his way into the runner-up spot after approximately three minutes of racing. With under four minutes and one lap remaining, Webb made the pass on race leader Rockstar Energy Racing’s in the left-hand corner before the whoop section. The reigning champ led the final seven laps of the feature race to take the win.
2020 Supercross Racing Season Resumes In Utah
The 2020 Monster Energy Supercross season will resume later this month after being suspended following the Daytona Supercross round in early March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Round 11 of the 17-round season is scheduled for Sunday, May 31, at the Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City. This marks the return of one of the world’s largest professional motorcycle racing series. “We’re excited to continue our work with Feld Entertainment [owners of the Supercross series], Rice-Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah, and the Utah Department of Health Services,” said Jeff Robbins, president and CEO, Utah Sports Commission.
“We were all really close in speed, not a lot separating,” Webb remarked. “I fixed the whoops about halfway. I think that’s what was holding me back and I started hitting them really well. It was a tight race and the whole race it seemed like a lot of pressure between us all because we weren’t making many mistakes. I’m sure it was a fun race for the fans to watch and it was a fun race to win, for sure.”
2020 Salt Lake City 1 Supercross 450 Class Race Report
2020 Salt Lake City 1 Supercross 450 Class Race ReportRelated: 2020 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series Set To Resume
Championship point leaderentered the night with the goal of wrapping up his first premier class Monster Energy AMA Supercross title. However, a last place start in the main event required the Monster Energy to work his way through the entire field. Tomac put on a remarkable charge and worked his way up to second place with under four minutes and one lap remaining. He was unable to pass to take the win, but his runner-up result gives him a 22-point lead over Webb in the championship standings heading into the final round.
“I felt better on the track today in regard to making passes,” Tomac said. “I was pushing hard, as hard as I could. I made it up to the front of the pack, but couldn’t quite make it happen. Overall, it was a good day for Monster Energy Kawasaki. Although we always want to win, we’ll take a second place finish and my KX450 showed it has the power to push forward. I’ll take the next few days to relax and recover, and then be ready to wrap this championship up on Sunday.”
2020 Salt Lake City 2 Supercross 450 Class Race Report
2020 Salt Lake City 2 Supercross 450 Class Race ReportRelated: 2020 Factory Supercross Bikes—Cooper Webb’s KTM 450 SX-F
was credited with the holeshot and led 22 laps of the feature race before relinquishing the lead to Webb and second place to Tomac. Despite leading a majority of the race and falling back to third, the Rockstar Energy Racing rider was pleased with his performance, especially after a lackluster performance in his heat race.
“The whole time I was in the lead, I was just trying to set a new personal best on laps led,” Osborne said. “I was doing something I’ve never done before, so I’m happy with my ride. I tightened up a little bit at the end. This was one of the harder main events I’ve ever done with the altitude and the intensity was way up there.”
Teamcompleted lap 1 of the main event in fifth place and advanced one position to fourth on the following lap. On lap 6, he moved into third, but was passed by Tomac on lap 17 of 29, which put him back to fourth. In finishing one step off the podium, the German rider fell to third place in the series point standings heading into the finale.
2020 Salt Lake City 3 Supercross 450 Class Race Report
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.
“The second to last race in Salt Lake City was a good one,” Roczen said. “I’d rather have it this way and put in a hard effort and not be good enough and get beat than have too many issues and drop off completely. I just wasn’t fast enough tonight. I tried really hard to at least get on the podium, and we were close, but just not enough, unfortunately. We put in a good charge. We’re going to come back in the last race and try to get to the very top step one last time for 2020. Overall, it was a very good effort from the team and on my side, especially after a heat race where I got parked because I had a big rut in my line and didn’t have the greatest gate pick. We put in a good fight and ended up fourth for the night. It’s not exactly the result we wanted in the end, but it was a great fight and that’s all we can ask for.”
began his day on a high note by qualifying fastest in practice with a 43.25-second lap time. The Rockstar Energy Racing rider carried that momentum to lead all 10 laps of his heat race and take the win. The New Mexico native rounded out the top five in the main event and sits in fifth place in the series standings, just five points down from Monster Energy/ Racing’s in fourth.
2020 Salt Lake City 4 Supercross 450 Class Race Report
2020 Salt Lake City 4 Supercross 450 Class Race ReportRelated: 2020 Factory Supercross Bikes—Cooper Webb’s KTM 450 SX-F
“It felt really good to start the day off with [first place] in practice and to get a heat race win,” Anderson said. “In the main, the difference between me and the leader was seven seconds and there were like five guys within that battle, so it was good. All in all, I felt good all day and we’re ready to get up there and battle for a win.”
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