Tomac wins Detroit Triple Crown as Reed podiums
Kawasaki's Forkner dominates 250SX East category.
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac has earned victory at Detroit’s Triple Crown, marking round eight of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross and FIM World Championship, while Australia’s Chad Reed (JGRMX Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing) secured his first podium in two years.
Tomac, who just scraped through for the overall win, dominated the first two main events, while he was forced to come from behind in the final encounter, mustering up a sixth place finish.
Points leader Cooper Webb (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) struggled in race one, however bounced back to usual form with a second in race two and a slender victory in the final affair over Blake Baggett (Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM).
Reed put on an incredible display to round out the top three, recording a 3-5-7 scorecard to earn the 132nd career podium in the series. Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen was one-point shy of the box in fourth, followed by Baggett in fifth.
It was an Austin Forker (Pro Circuit Monster Energy Kawasaki) show in the 250SX East category as he stormed to three dominant main event wins, ultimately defeating second and third’s Jordon Smith (TLD Red Bull KTM) and Chase Sexton (Geico Honda).
Fourth and fifth were credited to Justin Cooper (Monster Energy Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha) and Martin Davalos (Pro Circuit Monster Energy Kawasaki). The AMA Supercross championship will now head to Atlanta next weekend for round nine.