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Webb is Back!
Hate to give VurbWes credit here, but he’s been on the Webb Wagon all year. Well, after going winless in 2022, the two-time Monster Energy AMA Supercross champion was back in the winner’s circle on Saturday in Tampa. He stalked Chase Sexton for most of the main event and then took advantage of a late crash from Sexton to get his first win since Salt Lake City 2 in 2021.
“I came into today knowing I needed to execute a good result, but the day didn’t start out that special for me, as I struggled in qualifying and my Heat race. In the Main Event, I really focused and went to work – I got a good start and rode really solid laps, although the sand and the lapped riders were tough. I saw the leader go down and I was able to take the lead and the win. It’s been over a year since I’ve won a race, so now that I’ve got that winning feeling again, I now have the confidence, equipment, fitness and speed to do it again. From a championship standpoint, we’re in a great spot and confidence is key for me, so I look forward to Oakland.”
WHAT. A. FINISH. Insane finish to the 250 race last night, as Hunter Lawrence tracked down Nate Thrasher late in the race and made a dramatic last corner pass to claim his second straight win on the East Region.
Just watch this:
AP Back on the Podium
Red Bull KTM’s Aaron Plessinger is picking up steam. After a slow start to this season (8-9-7) he’s gone 4-3 over the last two rounds. His podium in Tampa is his first since Oakland 2022.
“This was a big confidence-booster for me. I’ve been working on my starts and that’s definitely been showing. It felt good to get out front and run with the front guys, although I made a couple of mistakes during the Main Event that meant I couldn’t really latch onto them. In saying that, I’m pumped – third place is the best result I’ve had in a while and it’s given me more confidence as we head to Oakland.”
Max Is Legit
Well, he backed it up. He’s going to be a contender for sure.
450 Points ARE TIGHT
Eli Tomac was off last night in Tampa, finishing 5th overall. Well, now Sexton is only 2 back and Webb is 4 back. LFG!
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