Dylan Ferrandis Grabs Career-First Western Regional 250SX Class Win
Seattle, Wash., (March 24, 2019)
With a very dramatic post-race dilemma, Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship didn’t tally the points on the Seattle event until after the racing had ended, the bikes had cooled, and many of the 58,721 fans were making their way out of the stadium. Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin won the race, his second win of the season, but incurred a
Marvin Musquin celebrating his second win of the 2019 season. From left to right Ken Roczen, Marvin Musquin and Eli Tomac. Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Zach Osborne grabbed the holeshot in the 450SX Class Main Event with Marvin Musquin right behind; Team Honda HRC teammates Ken Roczen and Cole Seely and Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac rounded out the top five at the start of the race. Musquin took only a few corners before grabbing the lead. But exiting the second corner after the holeshot, several riders had gone down, bringing out the red cross flags when the pack came back through. With a safety-issue no-jumping rule in effect, Musquin jumped through, creating a question mark of a possible penalty before the points would finally be given out.
Zach Osborne (16) led the charge into the first turn before Marvin Musquin (not pictured) jumped out front where he stayed for the remainder of the race. Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.
But on the track Musquin gained enough of a gap to say out of reach of a pass attempt by Roczen. Behind them, Tomac made his way past Seely for second while Osborne dropped several positions in the opening laps. Points leader Cooper Webb battled with Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy for the final top five position. It would take over thirteen minutes for Webb to catch and finally pass Seely. And that’s where the top four placed as they crossed the line with Musquin lighting the finish line flames, Roczen close behind, Tomac a bit back, and Webb salvaging fourth.
Marvin Musquin (25) led every lap of the 450SX Class Main Event as he earned his second victory of the season. Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.
On the podium, Musquin learned that his victory was under review, and viewed footage of the incident, “I feel really bad. I was leading and you know, all the nerves and excitement, and I got there, I can see on the video right there I’m slowing down, but then after
Ken Roczen, said right after the race, “As the red cross flag came out I was rolling and I saw him doubling through, and I was like, ‘Oh, that was not okay,’ I knew it right there and then. That’s when he gapped me quite a bit, but after
Ken Roczen had a solid night and his second-place finish keeps him in the hunt with the leaders for the Championship. Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.
Eli Tomac had a podium locked but wasn’t sure if it would be third place points or second place points right after the race, “[It was a] better overall race than last week. On the start tonight got a little bit pushed out wide there, made a good move though down the second straightaway, a few passes, and then felt like I was in touch with Marvin and Ken for the first half of the race. And then I fell off a little bit in the middle and then kinda felt like I came back at the end, but at that point was too far gone. I was working the whoops good early in the race, skimming, and then kind of took too long to get to my rhythm jumping, and that’s what cost me. So I gotta pick up on those lines a little bit quicker next time.”
Regarding the red cross flag infraction, the rulebook states that when it occurs during
With only five rounds remaining, Musquin remains second in points, fourteen points back. Dylan Ferrandis turned a second-place start into his
Dylan Ferrandis celebrating after his first victory in the Western Regional 250SX Class Championship. Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.
The lead contenders for the Western Regional 250SX championship dropped from four to two in Seattle with TLD/Red Bull KTM’s Shane McElrath not lining up for his heat race, citing back issues, and Colt Nichols ending the night with only a single earned point. Dylan Ferrandis was ecstatic after his first supercross win, “It’s unbelievable, I’m so happy. It was difficult tonight because I was fast on the track and got a good start and I see my teammate crash really bad in front of me, so it was a little bit sketchy, I wasn’t really sure what happened to him. After I was leading, though, it was crazy. It’s been a while I haven’t led a race. AC was really fast. He pushed me… It was new for me to be out front. I kind of struggled a little bit just trying not to make mistakes. Lapped riders were really difficult to manage through. My team makes so much work for me and they deserve so much this week, so I’m just so happy.”
The Western Regional 250SX Class podium from left to right – Adam Cianciarulo, Dylan Ferrandis and Jimmy Decotis. Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.
Adam Cianciarulo, “First off, congrats to Dylan, he’s been so close all year and is really a world class rider, on his first win. That’s awesome, tons of respect for him. Yeah, I had a
Jimmy Decotis earned his second podium of the year, “I’m a little bummed on this one. I mean, the way I rode in the heat I had the fastest lap out of all heats and I was crushing the whoops, and then they changed and they ended up being jumpers and I just struggled
Next weekend Monster Energy Supercross makes its second stop in the Lone Star State in NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas for another Triple Crown format race day.
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250SX Class Video Highlights
450SX Class Results1. Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM2. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Honda3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki4. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., KTM5. Joey Savatgy, Tallahassee, Fla., Kawasaki6. Dean Wilson, Clermont, Fla., Husqvarna7. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM8. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna9. Cole Seely, Sherman Oaks, Calif., Honda10. Tyler Bowers, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Kawasaki
450SX Class Championship Standings1. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., KTM (262)2. Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM (248)3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki (243)4. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Honda (239)5. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM (200)6. Dean Wilson, Clermont, Fla., Husqvarna (180)7. Joey Savatgy, Tallahassee, Fla., Kawasaki (159)8. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Suzuki (151)9. Justin Barcia, Greenville, Fla., Yamaha (144)10. Cole Seely, Sherman Oaks, Calif., Honda (142)
Western Regional 250SX Class Results1. Dylan Ferrandis, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha2. Adam Cianciarulo, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Kawasaki3. Jimmy Decotis, Peabody, Mass., Suzuki4. Michael Mosiman, Menifee, Calif., Husqvarna5. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Ariz., Husqvarna6. RJ Hampshire, Wesley Chapel, Fla., Honda7. Mitchell Harrison, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha8. Cameron McAdoo, Chesterfield, S.C., Honda9. Enzo Lopes, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki10. Justin Starling, Deland, Fla., Husqvarna
Western Regional 250SX Class Championship Standings1. Adam Cianciarulo, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Kawasaki (163)2. Dylan Ferrandis, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha (151)3. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM (123)4. Colt Nichols, Muskogee, Okla., Yamaha (121)5. RJ Hampshire, Wesley Chapel, Fla., Honda (103)6. Michael Mosiman, Menifee, Calif., Husqvarna (99)7. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Ariz., Husqvarna (98)8. Jimmy Decotis, Peabody, Mass., Suzuki (94)9. Cameron McAdoo, Chesterfield, S.C., Honda (94)10. Garrett Marchbanks, Coalville, Utah, Kawasaki (85)
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