2018 MINNEAPOLIS SUPERCROSS | THE AFTERMATH
Photos by Brian ConverseThe 14th round of the Monster Energy Supercross series in Minneapolis is complete. While the city was blanketed in snow outside, things were heating up inside U.S Bank Stadium. It was the last of the Triple Crown events. It sure did shake things up as there was a different winner in each of the six main events last Saturday night. It was an eventful night of ups and downs for many riders. Jason Anderson in the 450 class seems to be holding it together with maturity. The 250 East got heated up with Austin Forkner and Zach Osborne. See how things went down.
It was a rough night for Copper Webb who fractured his tibia when he got landed on in the first main event of the night.
Chad Reed still knows how to get the crowd going.
It was Justin Barcia’s first race back since getting landed on in Arlington breaking his hand.
In Triple Crown events there are no heat races. The top 18 riders in day qualifying from both classes transfer straight to the three main event format. There are then LCQ’s which the top four riders transfer making a total of 22 riders lining up for the night show. In the night show you have the top 22 riders from both classes lining up for three main events. Olympic scoring it used were the finishes are tallied together with the lowest overall score wins.
In the first 250 main event it was Austin Forkner who ran the show. Austin knew that he needed to close the 7 point gap on Zach Osborne. He started the night off right with a win leading from start to finish.
The first 450 main event was off soon after the 250 race was over. It was Eli Tomac and Jason Anderson 1 and 2. This was the race we were waiting to see. Although Jason could not run the pace. Or did he choose to just be conservative and take second.
While running third behind Osborne on the seventh lap Austin Forkner endoed over the bars taking him out of the race.