News 10 Mar 2019

Third supercross win of the season for Tomac at Daytona

Forkner increases his advantage in 250SX East for Kawasaki double.

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Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac captured his third victory of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship with a pivotal win at Daytona International Speedway.

Tomac took charge of the 450SX final on lap four when he moved past early leader Blake Baggett (Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM) and was never headed. He climbs to second in the standings, 19 points from the lead.

Behind Tomac was current points-leader Cooper Webb (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing), who increased his points advantage with another consistent effort, joined on the podium by teammate Marvin Musquin in third. Baggett eventually finished fourth.

Australian Chad Reed (JGRMX Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing) was 10th overall at the notorious Daytona round to open the second half of the season, currently seventh in the championship standings aboard his factory RM-Z450.

In the 250SX East division it was runaway points-leader Austin Forkner (Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki) who led all but two laps on his way to winning, now 22 points ahead in the series.

Joining Forkner on the podium at round five of the championship by Chase Sexton (Geico Honda) and Justin Cooper (Monster Energy Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha), who are both tied for second in the rankings behind the unstoppable Forkner.

Next Saturday night, 16 March, will mark round 11 of the season in Indianapolis, Indiana, with Webb the rider to catch in 450SX and Forkner on-track for his first-career supercross crown.

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