450SX title contenders match best times at Salt Lake City 7.
The final Monster Energy Supercross 450SX qualifying session of 2020 saw Eli Tomac and Cooper Webb tied at the top of the time-sheets in Salt Lake City.
Championship leader Tomac and defending title-holder Webb each posted the benchmark of 49.438s on one of the most technical tracks all year.
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Tomac will take a 22-point lead into this afternoon’s 17th and final round, leading Red Bull KTM-mounted Webb. Third on the charts today was Malcolm Stewart (Smartop Bullfrog Spas Honda).
Fourth on combined times came Dean Wilson (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna), with Benny Bloss (Rocky Mountain KTM WPS) filling the top five on combined times.
Sixth through 10th included Jason Anderson (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna), Blake Baggett (Rocky Mountain KTM WPS), Justin Brayton (Team Honda HRC), Justin Hill (Smartop Bullfrog Spas Honda) and rookie of the year Martin Davalos (Monster Energy Team Tedder KTM).
Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen was uncharacteristically 11th overall, while Zach Osborne (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) was P15 after a major fall early in the second session. Retiring two-time champion Chad Reed (Mountain Motorsports CR22 Racing KTM) was 18th.