Consistent Forkner earns 250SX West victory at Glendale Triple Crown
Ferrandis and Mosiman complete the podium at the fourth round of Supercross.
Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Austin Forkner has claimed the 250SX West victory in the Triple Crown format at Glendale’s fourth round of Monster Energy Supercross.
Main event one saw Geico Honda’s Christian Craig pushed off the start, while it was Forkner and JGRMX Yoshimura Suzuki Racing’s Alex Martin who led the field.
Points leader Justin Cooper suffered a pair of crashes in the opening stages as Dylan Ferrandis (Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing) made moves on Martin and Michael Mosiman (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing) to finish second behind eventual winner Forkner.
Craig worked his way back to third ahead of Mosiman and Brandon Hartranft (Troy Lee Designs Red Bull KTM), while the top 10 was completed by Jacob Hayes (Gas Monkey AJE Motorsports), Mitchell Oldenburg (Penrite Honda Racing), Martin, Aaron Tanti (Yamaha) and Derek Drake (Troy Lee Designs Red Bull KTM).
It was a dramatic start to main event two as Cooper surged to an amazing hole-shot, leading the field for the opening stages before suffering an untimely crash.
It allowed Drake to take control of the field, while at the same time Craig was ruled out of the race. Drake led for a number of laps, but was ultimately passed by Forkner, who went onto secure victory.
Reigning champion Ferrandis moved to second as he crossed the line ahead of Drake, while it was Mosiman and Hayes who completed the top five. Hartranft was sixth ahead of Oldenburg, Martin, Cooper and Jay Wilson (Yamaha).
Martin Castelo (JMC Motorsports Racing) snatched a surprise hole-shot in the final encounter before being quickly overcome by Cooper, who put his earlier mistakes behind him to claim victory.
The race was mainly uneventful as Ferrandis and Forkner locked out the top three, finishing ahead of Hartranft and Hayes. Mosiman was sixth followed by Oldenburg, Clout, Martin and Killian Auberson (Gas Monkey AJE Motorsports).
Overall it was Forkner from Ferrandis and Mosiman, who landed on the podium for the first time this year. Cooper still leads the standings as the series heads to Oakland in California next weekend.