DETROIT SUPERCROSS | 250 & 450 HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2017
It’s hard to believe, but round eight of the 2019 Monster Energy Supercross season is almost here. This weekend the series will be in Detroit, Michigan where it’s currently cold with a high chance of showers on Saturday. Luckily the stadium has a fixed roof so we don’t have worry about the weather. The Detroit Supercross will also be the second Triple-Crown race of the year which should shake things up even more. Cooper Webb won his first 450 Supercross at Anaheim 2 by winning two of the three main events. It was his first win in the 450 class and it was a huge milestone in his career. Since then, Cooper has won three more times and he’s reminded us of just how dominant he can be when he’s confident.
Now with four wins in 2019, Cooper Webb has the points lead for the second time this season by just two points over Ken Roczen. Marvin Musquin and is now six points behind Webb and Eli Tomac is sixteen points back.
With seventeen races in the 2019 Supercross season, round eight is the closest we’ll be to the halfway point in the series. Cooper Webb has proven that he can pass his way through the pack while his competition is scratching their heads trying to figure out how to beat him. Eli Tomac was passed by Roczen while leading early in the Main Event last weekend and then he went down while running second. Marvin Musquin got passed by Webb and Ken Roczen was passed by Webb in the final inches of the finish line jump. It feels like we are saying this every week, but this season just keeps getting more and more exciting! What will happen next? Will Cooper Webb continue to win? Will Eli Tomac find his groove and get back on top? Or will Marvin Musquin and Ken Roczen grab their first wins of 2019?
While we wait, we’re taking a look at the last time the Supercross season stopped in Detroit with these highlight videos from 2017.
The 250 East division is going into round three of their short, nine round season and so far, Austin Forkner is the man to beat. At both Minneapolis and Arlington he won his heat races and the 250 Main Events. Jordon Smith has been fast, but a crash in Arlington with just a couple laps to go dropped him to fourth place in the race and third place in the Championship point standings, ten points behind Austin Forkner. After his third Supercross race, Justin Cooper is second in the standings.