The fourth round of the Monster Energy Supercross season has finally arrived in Lucas Oil Stadium located in Indianapolis, Indiana. With snowing falling on the pits, the premier class prepares for the Heat races and Main Events. Your fastest qualifier in the premier class was Eli Tomac and the former champion just barely missed the 46 second lap time that no one else was even close to reaching. To put it in perspective how close qualifying was for the 450s, first to twentieth was only separated by two seconds. The lap times were also a little bit shorter than we anticipated because after having a few close calls in the morning, Dirt Wurx decided to change up the layout of the track so that no riders who crash in the first turn get ran over by oncoming traffic. The track is also proving to be very difficult for the riders since the harder dirt mixture chips away faster than the previous three rounds leaving the track beat up by the end of the qualifying sessions. So who do you think will walk away with the red plate or will we see another someone who hasn’t won a race this season get first place? Will your fantasy picks be correct as we watch one of the closest seasons of racing ever had in Supercross? Find out down below as we report LIVE from Indianapolis.


Photos by Brian Converse


The 450s coming in hot to the first turn.

The gate dropped for the 450 Main Event and Eli Tomac took the holeshot. Adam Cianciarulo followed his teammate closely in second place while Ken Roczen sat in third place. Eli Tomac went down handing the lead over to Adam Cianciarulo right after the whoops. Dylan Ferrandis moved up to fourth place with Joey Savatgy right behind in fifth. Thankfully for Eli, he didn’t lose many positions and had already caught up in third place. Ken Roczen put the pressure on Adam Cianciarulo as the gap closed to .2 of a second. Ken wanted the pass bad but Adam stood in the way and blocked successfully while Eli had made significant progress on the two. The racing was insanely close lap after lap between the three riders. At this point, it was extremely difficult to take notes with how close the racing was. At 10 minutes, Ken successfully made the pass on Adam and Eli would follow suit and pass the number 9. Adam Cianciarulo made a huge mistake and tipped over in a berm losing valuable time on the leaders but thankfully did not lose any positions. In fifth place, Cooper Webb and Joey Savatgy battled for fifth place followed by Jason Anderson and Zach Osborne. Cooper Webb won the fifth place position a few laps later. Zach Osborne was one rider who got a dead last start but at four minutes remaining, he had already his way back up to fifth place making short work of the entire 450 field. Both Ken Roczen and Eli Tomac sat 17 seconds ahead of third place, Adam Cianciarulo. However, with three minutes remaining, Ken would make a mistake giving the lead to Eli but quickly take it right back half a lap later. Cooper Webb then set his eyes on Adam Cianciarulo and was only half a second behind and then half a second in front as Cooper made the pass. Ken won the main event after a hard-fought battle with Eli Tomac.

1 94 Ken Roczen
2 1 Eli Tomac
3 2 Cooper Webb
4 9 Adam Cianciarulo
5 16 Zach Osborne
6 14 Dylan Ferrandis
7 21 Jason Anderson
8 17 Joey Savatgy
9 7 Aaron Plessinger
10 25 Marvin Musquin
11 27 Malcolm Stewart
12 10 Justin Brayton
13 51 Justin Barcia
14 20 Broc Tickle
15 36 Martin Davalos
16 19 Justin Bogle
17 40 Vince Friese
18 28 Brandon Hartranft
19 37 Benny Bloss
20 11 Kyle Chisholm
21 981 Austin Politelli
22 722 Adam Enticknap


Ken meant business when starting the second Heat race.

The second 450 Heat race was off and the red plate of Ken Roczen charged to the holeshot. Zach Osborne raced in second with Dylan Ferrandis in third. The ruts became gnarlier than the previous races as multiple riders crossrut going up the faces of jumps. Ken Roczen still held onto the lead and that lead grew bigger as Ken’s 1 second gap turned into 3, and then into 6.  Eli Tomac soon gained on the 14 of Dylan Ferrandis after getting a poor start at the beginning of the race. Eli Tomac took the outside of a turn and successfully made the pass on Ferrandis. With the final lap over, Ken won the heat race with a 10 second lead.

1 94 Ken Roczen
2 16 Zach Osborne
3 1 Eli Tomac
4 14 Dylan Ferrandis
5 20 Broc Tickle
6 7 Aaron Plessinger
7 11 Kyle Chisholm
8 722 Adam Enticknap
9 10 Justin Brayton
10 21 Jason Anderson
11 19 Justin Bogle
12 981 Austin Politelli
13 43 Fredrik Noren
14 114 Nick Schmidt
15 309 Jeremy Smith
16 282 Theodore Pauli
17 824 Carter Stephenson
18 330 Aj Catanzaro
19 447 Deven Raper
20 976 Joshua Greco

Zach Osborne is tough competitor and wouldn’t let Eli Tomac by.


Unfortunately for Dean Wilson, his injury that he sustained during the week would be too much for the Factory Husky rider and he would sit out the rest of qualifying and the races. Dean has been known for embracing injuries and continuing to race with them but his choice to not race really shows how painful it really is. 

The first heat race for the 450s was off and Adam Cianciarulo took the holeshot practically tieing with Marvin Musquin. Both Marvin Musquin and Cooper Webb rode side by side as Malcolm Stewart put the charge on the KTM riders. Justin Barcia got a poor start and was all the way back in tenth place but began to move up the pack as a few laps in sat in seventh. Vince Friese ditched his bike in air and Alex Ray slammed into his bike on the landing of the double that crosses the start straight and Alex Ray walked off the track. Adam Cianciarulo continued to lead the race but Marvin was only a second behind. Within the first heat race for the 450s, the premier riders already began to jump the whoop section which is something we normally see only in the main event after the track has deteriorated. Adam’s lead grew as the white flag flew and the 25 of Marvin Musquin could close the gap as Adam would win the Heat race.

1 9 Adam Cianciarulo
2 25 Marvin Musquin
3 2 Cooper Webb
4 27 Malcolm Stewart
5 17 Joey Savatgy
6 51 Justin Barcia
7 36 Martin Davalos
8 37 Benny Bloss
9 28 Brandon Hartranft
10 805 Carlen Gardner
11 81 Justin Starling
12 280 Cade Clason
13 57 Justin Rodbell
14 848 Joan Cros
15 952 Ludovic Macler
16 421 Vann Martin
17 501 Scotty Wennerstrom
18 40 Vince Friese
19 83 Alex Ray
20 15 Dean Wilson

Adam Cianciarulo would win the first Heat race of the evening.


One rider you don’t often see in the LCQ is Jason Anderson. But because the 450 class is so stacked this year, anyone is victim to the Last Chance Qualifier.

The LCQ took off and Vince Friese led the race with Carlen Gardner just behind. Jason Anderson made quick work of Carlen Gardner and Vince Friese taking the lead. The 2018 champ currently led the race and already began making a sizable gap on the rest of the field. Justin Bogle moved up to sixth just behind Austin Politelli. Bogle soon made the pass on Politelli and moved up to fourth place, also passing Cade Clason. Jason Anderson easily won the LCQ and moved on to the Main Event.

1 21 Jason Anderson
2 40 Vince Friese
3 19 Justin Bogle
4 981 Austin Politelli
5 805 Carlen Gardner
6 280 Cade Clason
7 43 Fredrik Noren
8 57 Justin Rodbell
9 282 Theodore Pauli
10 952 Ludovic Macler
11 421 Vann Martin
12 330 Aj Catanzaro
13 309 Jeremy Smith
14 824 Carter Stephenson
15 114 Nick Schmidt
16 447 Deven Raper
17 83 Alex Ray
18 501 Scotty Wennerstrom
19 848 Joan Cros
20 976 Joshua Greco
21 81 Justin Starling
22 15 Dean Wilson



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