This weekend, we headed to Minneapolis, Minnesota for the 6th round of the 2019 Supercross series and the opening round of the 250 East season. Austin Forkner didn’t waste any time making his presence known. Start to finish, he led the competition and took the top step of the podium. In the 450 Class, Ken Roczen had another solid night, taking 2nd place and recapturing the red plate.
Austin Forkner #24
Austin Forkner had a perfect night. He grabbed the holeshot in his heat race and finished 1st. The main was a carbon copy. He came out of the gate like a rocket and led every lap. As battles raged behind him, he methodically clicked off lap after lap – taking the checkered flag by a large margin.
Martin Davalos #73
Davalos looked fast all night but crashes would squander promising starts. In his heat race, he battled with teammate Austin Forkner for the holeshot, but a crash forced him to recover for 6th. In the main, he had another great start and was riding in second. However, a pass by Smith would lead to an unfortunate fall. He had to hold up slightly for Smith as he made the pass. This opened the door for Martin who made a block pass, taking down Davalos in the process. He struggled after the crash and finished 16th.
Chase Sexton #23
Sexton was up and down all night. He would finish 8th in his heat race after a few falls. In the main, he was riding with the leaders before he crashed during a pass attempt. He would recover and finish in the top 5.
Christian Craig #38
Christian Craig had a fall in turn one of his heat race but was able to recover, finishing 7th. He struggled at the start of the main, landing mid-pack after turn one. Still struggling with injury, he finished 20th.
Ken Roczen #94
Ken Roczen's consistency continued like clockwork. In his heat race, he rode with the leaders - battling with Webb and Tomac – and finished 3rd. In the main, he was 3rd after the turn. The leaders would battle for position through the early laps, but passes were hard to come by. Webb, sitting 2nd, would eventually make the pass for 1st and begin to gap the field. Roczen, sitting 3rd, ultimately passed Savatgy, who was holding him up, but by then there was no catching Webb. Ken would have to settle for 2nd but regained the Red Plate in the process.
Chad Reed #22
Chad Reed had a solid night, finishing 6th in his heat race and 7th in the main. It was an impressive ride for Reed as he made his way to 7th from way back in the field.
- 2 – Ken Roczen (+ 10.695)
- 7 – Chad Reed (+ 49.012)
- 1 – Austin Forkner (20 laps)
- 5 – Chase Sexton (+ 17.934)
- 16 – Martin Davalos (+33.135)
- 20 – Christian Craig (15 laps)
Next week we are Texas bound for round 7: Arlington Supercross.
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