Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac took the win at round 15 of the AMA Supercross season at his hometown race at Broncos Stadium at Mile High in Denver. Tomac moved into the lead on lap five and rode out front unchallenged for the remaining 23 laps of the feature race to take the win in front of 59,718 fans. Tomac’s victory moved him into second place in the point standings.
“I mean, that’s like what I’ve dreamed of,” Tomac said. “That was by far the coolest crowd [and the] best atmosphere. They were so loud. It was just loud coming over the triple there. Battling for the lead, it was the loudest thing I’ve ever even heard. It was so special. [So very] cool.”
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb started just outside the top five as he rounded the opening lap. He moved into the top five by lap two and he continued to climb his way up to third just before the halfway point. From there, he set his sights on catching teammate Marvin Musquin. Webb passed Musquin on lap 23 and remained in second place until the checkered flag flew.
“[Tomac] rode great all day and he was the man today,” Webb said. “So I’ve got a lot of respect and it was fun in the heat race. We went back and forth a little bit, but unfortunately in the main [event] I wasn’t up there to do that. I didn’t get a bad start, but kind of was being a little too nice in the beginning. Eli made passes, and made them stick and got to the front, and I got stuck going two seconds off the pace. Once we got around Joey [Savatgy], it was good to lay some laps, and I was happy with that. I really rode well once I got around him and caught Marvin [Musquin] and was able to pass him. I felt like I was able to at least be in Eli’s, I don’t know [as fast as his] times, but in his realm by the end. It’s tough. We want to win, but this track was really hard to pass on. It made for some tight racing, but I enjoy it. It’s fun and, like I said, [we’ll] keep it going and hopefully be up there battling for the win [at the next round].”
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin grabbed the holeshot in the main event and led five laps of the race before being passed by Tomac and later by Webb. Musquin now sits third in the championship standings, 23 points out of the lead.
“I was not very confident going into the main event after a difficult heat race, but we made some changes and they helped me pull off a good start,” Musquin said. “That was the key to getting on the podium tonight. The track was very difficult with the hard surface and ground, but no excuses. I gave it my best.”
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS’s Justin Bogle and Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy rounded out the top five, respectively.
2019 450SX Class Championship Point Standings