News 17 Feb 2019

Webb edges Roczen in Arlington supercross thriller

Forkner earns second-consecutive 250SX East main event victory.

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb has clinched is fourth victory of the season at Arlington’s seventh round of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross and FIM World Championship.

Webb, who now leads the standings, edged out Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen by a slender 0.028s with a desperate last corner pass, denying the former points leader of his first win of the year following a thrilling encounter.

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin closed out the top three, ensuring he remains third in the standings, while the top five was completed by Blake Baggett (Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM) and Joey Savatgy (Monster Energy Kawasaki). Australia’s Chad Reed (JGRMX Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing) was 11th.

In the 250SX East category, Pro Circuit Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Austin Forker earned his second win in as many rounds to extend his points lead to eight, comfortably defeating Justin Cooper (Monster Energy Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha) and Chase Sexton (Geico Honda).

The top five was rounded out by Jordon Smith (TLD Red Bull KTM) and Martin Davalos (Pro Circuit Monster Energy Kawasaki). The AMA Supercross series now heads to Detroit next Saturday night for round eight.

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