Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb holeshotted and led all 23 laps to take the victory in the main event at round four of the 2019 AMA Supercross season at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California. Webb’s win gives him the points lead heading into round five in San Diego.
“Oakland was a great day for me.” Webb said. “It was a perfect race. I was able to lead from start to finish. I had some pressure from Marvin at the end, but I held on and was able to get a win, so I’m stoked. Two-in-a-row and the first time I’ve had the red plate in my [450SX] career is pretty amazing, so hopefully we can keep it going. We’ve got a long season ahead, but it’s been a great two weekends, so we’ll get back to work on Monday. Thank you to the Red Bull KTM team for believing in me and getting me back here. It was awesome to see KTM dominate tonight with 1-2-3 finishes and 1-2 for me and Marv the last two weekends.”
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin challenged Webb for the lead early on, but had a small crash midway through the race. He rebounded and closed in on Webb on the last lap, but settled for second.
“It was super intense and physically tough out there,” Musquin said. “I’m definitely getting better. This week I was able to ride all week, so I’m getting better and better. That track was definitely difficult for everyone and especially those whoops, but I figured it out in the main and I was able to pass some guys. It’s frustrating. I rode really well [and] I’m really happy, but it could have been mine tonight. But it happens, no excuses. I went down, but I was the fastest and I was able to pass those guys and be a little more consistent. I’m a little bit bummed. Finishing right behind Cooper is not fun, but it’s good, I’m making progress. Second place is good. It’s a lot of points, but I want to win for sure.”
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS’s Blake Baggett didn’t get off to the best start in the main event, but he fought his way through the pack and into a top five position by the halfway point. He found himself in a podium position late in the race and finished off strong to round out an all-KTM podium with third place.
"Yeah, it was not a good start,” Baggett said. “I got wheel spin right outside the gate [and] just didn't execute it right. But it is what it is; I fought my way through. I was feeling great in the middle of the race and just ran out a little in the end. [I] just kind of lost my mojo."
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac and Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen rounded out the top five, respectively.