Indianapolis Supercross 450 Class Photo Finish

The top 10, in photos, from the 2018 Indianapolis Supercross

Marvin Musquin
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin returned to the top of the 450SX podium for the first time in 11 weeks with his first holeshot of the season, leading all 27 laps of the main event.Brown Dog Wilson

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin took his second victory of the AMA Supercross series at round 12 at Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium. Musquin grabbed his first holeshot of the season, then led all 27 laps to rise to the top of the podium for the first time since Anaheim 1.

“To be honest, I’ve been waiting for that win for a long time,” Musquin said. “The last win was at Anaheim 1 and I felt like I was riding better and better after I got used to the dislocated shoulder. I feel like I’m definitely capable of winning, but you have to put everything together and that’s not easy, but today it was good. We got the bike better this weekend, and in the last practice I was riding really smooth and I was the fastest, so I was really happy. I knew I needed a good start and to race my own race, and I was able to do that tonight. It’s good to be back on top.”

Dean Wilson
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Dean Wilson achieved his career-best 450SX class finish with a second.Brown Dog Wilson

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Dean Wilson came around the first turn in fourth but quickly moved into third behind Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac and Musquin. Tomac went down and Wilson moved into second but was passed by Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Broc Tickle. Later on, Wilson was able to pass Tickle back for second and his first career 450SX podium.

“The main [event] result was awesome today,” Wilson said. “Qualifying went well, but I came into the heat race and got a bad start and ended up eighth. I got a good start in the main then made quick passes. The middle to the end of the race was tough, but it’s awesome to get a second. I’m stoked."

Justin Brayton
Smartop/Bullfrog Spas/MotoConcepts Honda’s Justin Brayton continued to finish up front, rounding out the podium in third.Brown Dog Wilson

Smartop/Bullfrog Spas/MotoConcepts Honda’s Justin Brayton began the night on a positive note winning his third heat race in a row. In the main event, he got off to an eighth-place start but quickly worked his way to fourth place and then a podium position after Tomac went down. He was passed by Tickle, but got around the KTM rider when he went down later on in the race to round out the podium in Indianapolis.

“To be honest, I haven’t ridden since before Daytona,” Brayton said. “I’ve just been sick, so I was pretty fatigued there at the halfway point. Toward the end I got a little second wind. I would say the track became basic because of the ruts, but [was] one of the most difficult tracks I’ve ever raced.”

Jason Anderson
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jason Anderson charged through the pack after being involved in a first-turn pileup to finish fourth. He leads the series by 35 points.Courtesy of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
Broc Tickle
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Broc Tickle ran as far up front as second place, but he crashed and fell back to fifth.Courtesy of Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
Malcolm Stewart
Autotrader/Yoshimura/JGR/Suzuki Factory Racing’s Malcolm Stewart ran as high as fifth place, but a bout of late-race tightness held him to sixth on the evening.Courtesy of Autotrader/Yoshimura/JGR/Suzuki Factory Racing
Cooper Webb
Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb was involved in the first-turn crash but worked his way through the field and notched a seventh-place finish on his YZ450F.Courtesy of Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing
Benny Bloss
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS’s Benny Bloss put in his best result of the season, taking eighth.Courtesy of Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM
Chad Reed
Boost Mobile/Speedzone Motorsports/Husqvarna’s Chad Reed (22) achieved his second top-10 finish of the season at Indianapolis.Courtesy of Supercross Live
Blake Baggett
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS’s Blake Baggett rounded out the top 10 and is tied for fourth place in the championship standings.Courtesy of Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM

2018 450SX Class Championship Point Standings

Position Rider Brand Points
1 Jason Anderson Husqvarna 265
2 Marvin Musquin KTM 230
3 Justin Brayton Honda 210
4 Eli Tomac Kawasaki 194 |  
Blake Baggett KTM 194
6 Weston Peick Suzuki 172
7 Broc Tickle KTM 165
8 Cooper Webb Yamaha 162
9 Dean Wilson Yamaha 138
10 Cole Seely Honda 124