News 14 Jan 2020

Tanti scores maiden 250SX West main event result at St. Louis

Compatriot Wightman lands first night show appearance.

Image: Octopi Media.

Australian Aaron Tanti transferred to the 250SX West main event for the first time at St. Louis’ second round of Monster Energy Supercross, where he went onto score an impressive top 15 result.

The Serco Yamaha rider failed to make the main a week prior at Anaheim’s season-opener, the New South Welshman suffering a pair of crashes that ultimately ended his night early.

He rebounded strongly at the Missouri round, finishing 10th in his heat before earning a spot in the main via a second place result in the LCQ.

Tanti progressed throughout the 18-lap final to finish 13th, one position shy of reigning 250SX West champion Dylan Ferrandis (Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing).

Fellow Australian Joel Wightman (Honda) made his first night show in his second attempt, however a 15th place result in the 450SX LCQ meant he was unable to make the highly-competitive main event.