Indianapolis brought more of the same for Austin Forkner and the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team. At Indy, Austin won for the 5th time in the 250 East Supercross series. He struggled early on in the day, but in the main event, he was nearly flawless.
Austin Forkner #24
In Indianapolis, Austin Forkner had to overcome a tough heat race on his way to the main. He suffered a rough crash and was also battling an illness. However, when the main started, any doubt of his readiness was quickly erased. He launched out of the gate to grab the holeshot. He led the entire race at a high pace and finished over 6 seconds ahead of the runner up. The win in Indianapolis gives Austin a 26 points lead with three races remaining.
Martin Davalos #73
In Indy, Martin Davalos was looking to rebound from a disappointing 10th place finish in Daytona. In the main, he got out to an excellent start. He quickly worked his way to 3rd and was riding on pace with the leaders. Towards the end of the race, two riders were able to pass but he held on to 5th to gain his 3rd top-five finish this season.
Chase Sexton #23
Chase Sexton continues to show his speed as he chases his first career win. The night couldn’t have started better as he won his first heat race convincingly. In the main, he quickly worked his way into 2nd place behind Austin Forkner. However, he was never able to reel in the race leader. His 2nd place in Indy makes it back-to-back 2nd place finishes for the Honda pilot. He now has four podiums on the year and moves into 2nd place in the points race.
Ken Roczen #94
Ken Roczen struggled all night. In the main, he didn’t get the jump he needed. After one lap, he was in 8th. He attempted to work his way forward but was unable to make any momentum. He would hold 8th the entire race.
Chad Reed #22
The day after this birthday (3/15), Chad Reed was looking to keep the celebration going with a good performance in Indy. He had a solid start to his day – finishing 4th in his heat race and qualifying 9th overall. A podium finish would elude him this week due to a bit of bad luck. He would collide with another rider during the first lap. After remounting his bike, he was able to recover to finish just outside the top 10.
- 8 – Ken Roczen (+ 42.269)
- 11 – Chad Reed (1 lap)
- 1 – Austin Forkner (20 laps)
- 2 – Chase Sexton (+ 06.289)
- 5 – Martin Davalos (+ 22.823)
Next week, the east coast rides get a break as the west competitors get back to work. See you in Seattle for round 12.
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The passion for two wheels starts at an early age and really never goes away. At Fox, that passion drives us to create great products to give you the best ride ever. Introducing the Fox Racing 2019 Motocross gear collection. From revitalized graphics and colors to revolutionary new gear and apparel, the MX19 Collection is designed to give you the best ride ever. MX19 is Made for Motocross.
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Austin led 20 pressure-filled laps to his first career Supercross victory. The 19-year-old professional was in the zone, riding under constant assault from the rest of the field. On the final lap, he was able to build a comfortable gap before the last turns and took the win in Tampa.
“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.”