2020 SUPERCROSS SEASON POINT STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 13
2020 SUPERCROSS SEASON POINT STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 13 IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Round 13 of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross season was extremely exciting on all accounts. If you haven’t watched it, you need to. The track in Salt Lake City has been a huge topic since we first found out that Supercross would be finishing out the final seven races in one location. The first round was extremely dusty, the second round was great and the third round, Round 13 of the 2020 season, was a mud fest! Rain came down hard on Saturday before the Sunday race, but luckily the track was covered. Then, the Dirt Wurx crew was uncovering the track for the riders to complete the abbreviated practice schedule and do their one timed qualifying session before racing started, and then the rain hit hard again. This made for a muddy track in qualifying, but by the time the Heat races came around, we thought we were clear. The sun was out and the track was rutted, but the ruts were hardening and the riders were making it work. But, mother nature had a different plan, it started raining again before and during the 250 Main Event and this turned the track into a mess. It stopped before the 450 Main, but the damage was done. Still, the top riders went out and battled with everything they had and put on a great show. Read below for the updated 2020 overall point standings and click the ‘Full Coverage’ link below for race results, news, mud photos and more from Round 13.
450 OVERALL POINT STANDINGS (AFTER ROUND 13 OF 17)
The 450SX Main Event surely did not disappoint. Eli Tomac and Cooper Webb fought harder than ever, they changed positions multiple times, ran into lapped riders, made huge mistakes and recovered, traded paint in multiple corners and passed through the pack to lap up to fourth place and lap Ken Roczen twice. It was a spectacular event to watch if you are a Webb or Tomac fan. Unfortunately for Roczen fans, he wasn’t able to continue with the momentum he had in the Heat race. Ken was fast and he battled with Cooper before he got a flat, but he still finished second. In the Main, he fought hard for the first few laps and then dropped backwards. Ken released a statement on Instagram after Wednesday’s race in Salt Lake City about the breathing troubles that he’s been having, if you haven’t seen it, you can do so by clicking here.
250 EAST COAST POINT STANDINGS (AFTER ROUND 7 OF 9)
Chase Sexton and Shane McElrath came into Round 13 of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross season tied in points with three rounds to go. Shane was on a roll after winning back-to-back Main Events in Salt Lake City on Sunday and Wednesday prior to Round 13, but Chase Sexton wasn’t going to give up. The first Main Event started off great for both riders, Chase grabbed the holeshot and Shane McElrath was right behind him in second. But the race soon turned sour for Chase as Shane dove up the inside and made an aggressive move to get by Sexton and push him off the track. Chase then got on the track in fifth and was charging again on the first lap when he landed on Enzo Lopes as he tried to triple out of a rhythm section. Then, Garrett Marchbanks crashed all by himself in the rhythm section and sadly he was hurting bad and wasn’t able to get off the track quickly. As a result of Garrett’s crash, the race had to be red flagged so that the medical crew could take care of Marchbanks. Then, the race was restarted and since the leader, Shane McElrath hadn’t completed a full three laps yet. After the restart Shane McElrath grabbed the holeshot, this time with Sexton behind him. Chase then followed Shane until he ran into a lapped rider and went down. After this, Sexton cruised home to a victory on a challenging track while Shane went on to finish second.
250 WEST COAST POINT STANDINGS (AFTER 6 ROUNDS)
The last 250SX West Main Event in San Diego was a cat and mouse game between Austin Forkner and Dylan Ferrandis. It was Rockstar Husqvarna rider Michael Mosiman who grabbed the holeshot and the early lead in San Diego. Michael held of Austin Forkner and Dylan Ferrandis for the first four laps while they were battling behind him. Austin was the first rider to get around Mosiman and then Ferrandis did shortly after. Once Dylan and Austin were one and two, the battle was on. Austin did everything he could and he fended off a few of the Frenchman’s attacks, but eventually Dylan was able to dive up the inside of Austin in the off camber corner and take over the lead. Sadly Austin went off the track and lost time to Dylan when he tried to re-enter. Ferrandis held on to take the win with Forkner second, Justin Cooper third and Michael Mosiman fourth.