News 5 May 2019

Webb, Ferrandis and Sexton crowned 2019 supercross champions

Disaster strikes previous leader Cianciarulo in 250SX final round thriller.

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Red Bull KTM’s Cooper Webb has been crowned 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross champion in the Las Vegas finals tonight at Sam Boyd Stadium.

Tonight’s main event was won by Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac – his sixth of the season – ahead of Marvin Musquin (Red Bull KTM), however, it was third position for Webb that clinched him the title.

Webb entered the 17th round requiring a 20th-place finish or better and that’s exactly what he delivered, remaining composed on his way to the championship.

It was a relatively uneventful way to cap-off the series, but as expected Tomac set the tone at the head of the pack. In the end he was 12 second clear of Musquin, followed by Webb, Ken Roczen (Team Honda HRC) and Zach Osborne (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna).

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The 250SX Showdown pitted the west and east regions together to decide the championships, in which Dylan Ferrandis (Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha) and Chase Sexton (Geico Honda) were ultimately crowned champions.

It was Ferrandis who rode to a controlled final round victory at Sam Boyd Stadium, topping Geico Honda duo RJ Hampshire and Cameron Mcadoo atop the podium.

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Fourth was enough for Sexton to bring home the 250SX East title, with title rival Justin Cooper (Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha) down the order in P8.

The main storyline, however, was the crash of Adam Cianciarulo (Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki) while circulating comfortably in third position on lap 11, which would have been enough to seal a first-career supercross championship.

Damaged handlebars caused him to plummet down the order to an eventual 20th position, enabling French import Ferrandis to capture an emotion-charged championship win with three main events to his credit.

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