2019 SEATTLE SUPERCROSS 450 RACE RESULTS
The twelfth round of the 2019 Monster Energy Supercross season is going on today in Seattle, Washington. In the first heat race, Blake Baggett grabbed the holeshot, but it was Ken Roczen who would make the pass and take the win. The track is getting tougher and tougher with every lap. Especially the whoops, many riders are making mistakes there and some are opting to jump through the whoops. In the second heat race Cooper Webb got the holeshot and held off a hard charging Eli Tomac to win the second heat of the night. Cooper chose to jump through the whoops while Eli Tomac was skimming them. It was a close race, but Cooper Webb was able to hold him off.
450 MAIN EVENT RESULTS
Zach Osborne grabbed the holeshot, but it was Marvin Musquin who block passed him in the third corner to take over the lead. Unfortunately there was a big crash involving four riders in the first rhythm section on lap one. Justin Brayton and Chad Reed were both involved and they were both hauled off the track on the Alpinestars Mobile medical mule. Ken Roczen made a charge at the beginning of the race and it looked like he would catch Marvin, but Musquin picked up his pace and pulled away and took the win. Cooper Webb passed his way up to fourth and he put on a charge towards the end of the race. He closed up a large gap on Eli Tomac to finish right behind him at the checkers.
Marvin did jump on a red cross flag during the 450 main event. He still won the race, but the AMA docked him seven points. That put him in the same position he was with Cooper Webb before Seattle, 14 points behind.
450 LCQ RESULTS
Ben Lamay grabbed the holeshot and took the win in the 450 LCQ. Josh Grant charged hard, he was right behind Ben before he stalled it at the end of the whoop section and dropped back to sixth. Then Josh charged his way to fifth, almost to fourth before crashing hard in the whoops. Josh got up and rode off the track after that. Ryan Breece, Alex Ray and Austin Politelli finished in the top four and qualified for the main event in Seattle.
450 HEAT RACE 2 RESULTS
450 HEAT RACE 1 RESULTS
450SX CLASS HISTORY LESSON: SEATTLE FACTS
The first 450SX Class race held in Seattle was on February 18, 1978 in the Kingdome. Jimmy Ellis won the race on a Honda.
From 1978-1989 the Seattle Kingdome held a Supercross race on back-to-back nights, Supercross’s version of a doubleheader. There were plenty of memorable moments in those 11 seasons of doubleheader racing, but most importantly soon-to-be championship rivals Jeff Ward and Rick Johnson earning their first 450SX Class wins on back-to-back nights in 1984’s Seattle doubleheader.
The Kingdome hosted a Supercross race 33 times and for 22 straight seasons from 1978-1999 before being demolished in 2000. CenturyLink Field, then named Seahawks Stadium, was built in 2002 and took over hosting the Seattle Supercross in 2005, six years after the last Kingdome race. James Stewart won the first three races in Seahawks Stadium from 2005-2007.
Since CenturyLink Field took over hosting the Seattle Supercross, the series has returned every season except for 2014 and 2015. After 33 races in the Kingdome and 12 in CenturyLink Field, 2019 will be the 46th edition of the Seattle Supercross.
Manufacturer Wins in Seattle
-Honda: 20 (2013)
-Kawasaki: 10 (2018)
-Yamaha: 9 (2011)
-Suzuki: 5 (1999)
-KTM: 1 (2017)
Top Winners in Seattle
1) Rick Johnson: 7 (‘84, ‘86, ‘87, ‘87, ‘88, ‘89, ‘89)
2) Jeremy McGrath: 4 (‘93, ‘95-‘96, ‘98)
2) James Stewart: 4 (’05-’07, ’11)
4) Mike Bell: 3 (’79, ’80, ’80)
4) Bob Hannah: 3 (’79, ’83, ’83)