Tampa Supercross 250 Class Photo Finish

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

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Austin Forkner took his first career 250SX main event victory at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.Brown Dog Wilson

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Austin Forkner claimed his first career 250SX main event victory at round 8 of the AMA Supercross series inside Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Forkner got off to a good start and quickly passed reigning champ, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing's Zach Osborne, before crossing the finish line on the first lap in second. He then passed GEICO Honda's RJ Hampshire and led the remaining 19 laps to take his first victory of the season and his career.

“I’m really happy to get my first supercross win,” Forkner said. “I came into this season coming off a wrist injury and I’m feeling really good right now. The team has a good setup for my KX250F. Going after my first win was a challenge, but I was up front early and I tried to sprint to build a lead. I managed the pace to try and keep a good gap. I have to give it up to my team for staying behind me.”

Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha’s Dylan Ferrandis achieved his first podium of the season, finishing in second place.Brown Dog Wilson

Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha’s Dylan Ferrandis battled his way up to a podium position after completing the first lap in fourth on his YZ250F. Ferrandis passed Hampshire after the Honda rider made a mistake in the sand section and was able to get around Osborne in the latter half of the race to take his first podium finish of the season.

After winning the main event last week, Osborne piloted his FC 250 to another podium finish. “It was decent day here in Tampa,” Osborne said. “I won my heat race and got off to a really good start in the main event, but I just didn’t quite execute there at the end like I would’ve liked to. I tried to kind of play it safe in the middle and maybe it got away from me a little bit. I’ll work on that this week.”

GEICO Honda’s RJ Hampshire put his CRF250R in fourth place for the night and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Martin Davalos—who suffered a nasty crash last weekend in Arlington—rounded out the top five on his KX250F.

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Zach Osborne grabbed his second-consecutive podium finish after taking the win last week.Brown Dog Wilson
GEICO Honda’s RJ Hampshire grabbed his second-consecutive fourth-place finish in his home state of Florida.Brown Dog Wilson
Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Martin Davalos rounded out the top five on his KX250F after a nasty crash in the first turn last weekend in Arlington.Brown Dog Wilson
Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Jordon Smith finished sixth for the second weekend in a row and is ranked in sixth place in the point standings as well.Brown Dog Wilson
Traders Racing Yamaha’s Luke Renzland put his YZ250F in the top 10 for the second week in a row.Brown Dog Wilson
GEICO Honda’s Cameron McAdoo is riding with a fractured metacarpal in his right hand, but managed to put his CRF250R in eighth for the night.Brown Dog Wilson
Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha’s Colt Nichols finished in ninth place at Raymond James Stadium.Brown Dog Wilson
Autotrader/JGR/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing’s Jimmy Decotis rounded out the top 10 on his RM-Z250 after getting collected in a first-lap crash.Brown Dog Wilson

2018 Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship Standings

Position Rider Brand Points
1 Zach Osborne Husqvarna 47
2 Austin Forkner Kawasaki 42
3 RJ Hampshire Honda 38
4 Colt Nichols Yamaha 37
5 Jimmy Decotis Suzuki 34
6 Jordon Smith KTM 34
7 Luke Renzland Yamaha 30
8 Jeremy Martin Honda 29
9 Dylan Ferrandis Yamaha 28
10 Cameron McAdoo Honda 25