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clinched his first premier class at the final round of the series at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City this past Sunday. The Monster Energy rider’s fifth place finish in the main event was more than enough to secure the number 1 plate. In wrapping up the championship, Tomac became the fifth rider in history to win titles in both the 450SX and 250SX classes as well as the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship in both classes.
“This is just so cool to win my first 450SX title,” Tomac said. “This championship is literally the last carrot that I was chasing, especially after coming up short for the past three years. I have worked so hard for this and can’t thank the Monster Energy Kawasaki team and entire company enough for all of their support and for helping me finally achieve this goal for myself and everyone who is a part of this program. It has been a long time coming and we set ourselves up for success starting from day one of this series and just kept fighting till the end.”
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.
While much of the limelight was on Tomac winning the championship, the entire Rockstar EnergyRacing team had an excellent day at the final round of the series with a podium sweep of the 450SX main event. came out on top in the 20-minute plus one lap feature race, which marked his first premier class victory of his career.
“That was a great race for all three of us,” Osborne said. “It feels amazing to get some results here at the end of the season for my team. It was an incredible day and I’m just really proud for the whole team to be on the podium. It’s been an amazing trip in Salt Lake City.”
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
was the second Rockstar Energy Racing rider on the podium. The New Mexico native led the feature race for 15 laps before his seat fell off, which allowed Osborne to close in and pass him. Although Anderson did not achieve any main events wins in 2020, he claimed five podium finishes and seven top five finishes, and finished fourth in the championship point standings.
“All in all, it was a good trip in Utah and ending it on a high note with all three of us on the podium was good,” Anderson said. “I enjoyed Salt Lake City, so let’s do this again and get ready to go for outdoors.”
led six laps of the feature race before being passed by his two Rockstar Energy Racing teammates, but held onto the final podium spot to capture his first podium finish of the season, taking the checkers 5.3 seconds after Osborne. Wilson finished the 2020 series eighth overall in the point standings, claiming 11 top 10 finishes throughout the season.
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
“I was a bit tight running up front, but I just tried to play it cool and smart,” Wilson said. “My goal was to get on the box and that’s what I did. I’m stoked to get a third place, lead some laps, and end this Supercross season the way I wanted to. I would have liked to have more podiums, but I’m super happy from where I came from at the beginning of the season barely being able to ride my bike to being where I need to be now. I believed I could do it and I’m stoked.”
earned a season-best fourth place finish at Salt Lake City 7 and ended up seventh in the championship. The Smartop/Bullfrog Spas/MotoConcepts rider tied Osborne in the point standings with each rider earning 252 points during the course of the 17-round series, but Osborne’s victory at the finale gave him the nod for sixth place being that Stewart didn’t earn any main event wins in 2020.
“[The] Supercross season is officially over,” Stewart said. “I got my season-best finish [of fourth place at the final round]. One DNF put me seventh in [the] season standings, but I’m happy with the way I finished the season; I’ve learned a lot. I want to thank everyone who has supported me throughout my career. I can’t wait for next season.”
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.
2020 450SX Class Championship Point Standings
2020 Salt Lake City 4 Supercross 450 Class Race Report
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Zach Osborne claims his first 450 class victory in the outdoor series.Related: 2020 Factory Supercross Bikes—Dean Wilson’s Husqvarna FC 450