Ferrandis extends advantage in San Diego 250SX final
West coast sees reigning champion lead into mid-season break.
Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha’s Dylan Ferrandis extended his advantage in 250SX West after winning tonight’s San Diego round of 2020 Monster Energy Supercross.
It was Michael Mosiman (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) who led early, before Austin Forkner (Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki) took charge for his turn at the front.
Working his way from third on the opening lap, defending champion Ferrandis sliced his way by Forkner in the closing laps to take victory by 6.123s as the checkered flag flew. It was Ferrandis and Justin Cooper (Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha) who joined him on the podium.
Mosiman, meanwhile, rode to a solid fourth following the disappointment of a DNF in Oakland one week ago, comfortably ahead of Brandon Hartranft (TLD Red Bull KTM), who managed to take fifth from Luke Clout (Penrite Honda Racing) toward the end of the final.
Finishing seventh was Jacob Hayes (Gas Monkey AJE Motorsports Husqvarna), ahead of Carson Brown (JME Motorsports Husqvarna), Derek Drake (TLD Red Bull KTM) and Alex Martin (JGRMX Yoshimura Suzuki). A notable non-finisher was Cameron McAdoo (Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki), his bike stopping while he was in fifth.
Entering the mid-season break for 250SX West, Ferrandis now holds an important seven-point lead in the standings ahead of Cooper, with Forkner a further six in arrears in third position. Their next round will come in Seattle on 28 March.