Webb overcomes Tomac challenge for vital SLC2 win
Deserved result for Red Bull KTM-mounted current 450SX champion.
Defending Monster Energy Supercross champion Cooper Webb turned the tables on Eli Tomac in Utah tonight, the Red Bull KTM rider holding his composure to win SLC2.
Despite championship leader Tomac mounting a late attack, Webb delivered his second win of the 2020 season by 1.908s at the finish.
It was Zach Osborne (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) who led the first 20 laps, before Webb took charge with less than four minutes remaining. Tomac soon followed him through for the runner-up, with Osborne holding on for his first podium of the year.
Finishing fourth was Jason Anderson (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna), who was a couple of seconds up on Ken Roczen (Team Honda HRC). Tomac now has a 13-point lead over Roczen in the standings with five rounds remaining, the German experiencing a difficult encounter in the final.
Sixth was an improvement for Dean Wilson (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) to cap-off a strong evening for the factory Husqvarnas, as Malcolm Stewart (Smartop Bullfrog Spas Honda) recovered from an opening lap fall for P7. Earlier, he won his first-career 450SX heat race.
Completing the top 10 was Justin Barcia (Monster Energy Yamaha), Justin Brayton (Team Honda HRC) – well down the order at the start – and Justin Hill (Smartop Bullfrog Spas Honda).
Round 13 of the Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM World Championship, will once again take place at Rice-Eccles Stadium this Sunday, 7 June. Tomac leads Roczen by 13 points, with Webb now back to within 29 of the lead.