2019 Anaheim 2 Supercross 450 Class Photo Finish
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb collected his first career 450SX victory at Anaheim 2, the first Triple Crown race of the season and the third round of the AMA Supercross series. In the first of three main events, Webb passed Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen in the last corner on the last lap to take the win. In the second race, he grabbed the holeshot and led all 14 laps en route to his second-straight victory. In the third and final main event, Webb finished third, his 1-1-3 finishes enough to secure his first career 450SX victory.
“Last weekend I was tenth and that wasn’t what I wanted, so I had some redemption this week,” Webb said. “But to win is insane; to win two races and be on the podium in the last one is incredible! I really have to give it up to the group at KTM. They took me under and they changed everything for me. It’s been a struggle the last two years, so those guys just constantly pushing me to get back to where I was and reminding me that I still [have] it. I can’t believe it and I’ll never forget this day. I hope to keep it going. This is an incredible feeling. Man, I’m speechless.”
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin rode to a season-best performance at Anaheim 2, finishing a close second with 3-2-2 scores. Musquin sits fifth in the championship standings after three rounds.
“It’s not always been my strongest point on the start, but I’ve been very consistent today,” Musquin said. “This week I only rode a little bit on Monday. I stayed in California and we got a lot of rain, but obviously it helped the knee. I tried to work on it the whole week and I felt good getting on the bike compared to last weekend, so it was important. That’s what I need—to feel good and not have any pain. It was great racing tonight. I didn’t win any motos, but I got second overall. I was consistent and I was able to battle for the lead and the podium.”
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac scored a pair of fourth-place finishes in the first two main events and led all 14 laps in the final race to take the win. Tomac’s 4-4-1 finishes put him in third overall on the night, and he sits in second place in the championship standings.
“In the first two main events I didn’t do myself any favors off the start, but I was happy that we were able to charge forward both times into fourth place,” Tomac said. “The third race was awesome because I was able to get out in clean air and just ride. The track tonight was technical and even sketchy in some parts, but I am happy to be leaving here healthy and only two points back in the championship.”
Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen finished fourth overall and maintains the series point lead heading into round 4 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California. Rockstar Energy/AGL/Ignite/Husqvarna’s Dean Wilson rounded out the top five on his FC 450 Rockstar Edition.
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