RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team had a strong finish to the 2021 AMA Pro Motocross Championship as Cooper Webb and Max Vohland both scored season-best finishes at the Hangtown Motocross Classic finale. Securing his best combined moto scores of 3-2 on the day, Webb claimed another third-place podium finish to end the season on a high note with fourth overall in the 450MX Championship. Vohland, a Northern California native, wrapped up Rookie of the Year honors in the 250MX class following a career-best fourth overall in front of a hometown crowd.
Coming off two consecutive podium finishes late in the season, Webb proved to be on a roll at the final round as he placed his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION on pole for the first time all year. With the top gate pick in Moto 1, Webb grabbed a solid start inside the top-four and he quickly put himself into podium contention early on. Dicing back-and-forth with Eli Tomac for third through the final half of the race, it was Webb who ultimately prevailed, locking in the third-place spot.
Webb came barreling out of the gate in Moto 2, capturing the holeshot and battling for the early lead. He settled into second early on but he made a charge back into the lead on lap five and once again went head-to-head with Tomac out front. This time it was Tomac who topped the moto, with Webb coming in for a strong second. Ending the outdoor season with three-in-a-row podium finishes, the 2021 450SX Champion was able to cap the season off in a favorable way, overtaking fourth in the 450MX Championship standings.
Webb: “Today was my best result, even though it was a third overall, I’m stoked! Unfortunately, I didn’t get the season started very well but I have to give it up to my team and the group of people around me for pushing me and believing in me. I knew what I could do on a dirt bike, so it’s good to be better and get closer to the front. It’s a lot to get to the front and we never gave up so I’m stoked to end the season on a positive note.”
Growing up just 15 minutes away from Hangtown MX, Max Vohland had an impressive day in front of his hometown crowd. Beginning with a career-best fifth in qualifying, Vohland came into the motos with extra determination and drive. He grabbed a sixth-place start and spent some time shuffling inside the top-10 before making a late-race charge into the top-five battle. Maintaining a steady pace late in the race, Vohland was able to secure fifth.
With another great start in Moto 2, the rookie positioned himself just outside the top-five early on. He climbed up to fourth on lap five and continued to rally his way into podium contention with a swift pass for third halfway into the race. He made an attempt to go after second-place but he came up short, still finishing with a career-best fourth in the second moto. Rounding out his first season with ninth overall in the 250MX Championship, Vohland earned Rookie of the Year at the final round.
Vohland: “I definitely learned a lot this season. I had a lot of ups and downs, which is pretty typical for a rookie, but to come out here and get fourth and be super close to the podium in front of this hometown crowd is amazing! I’m super honored and this is a big accomplishment for me.”