HOUSTON SUPERCROSS | 2018 HIGHLIGHTS
2018 HOUSTON SUPERCROSS HIGHLIGHTS
The 2019 Monster Energy Supercross season has five rounds left to go and we are still sitting on the edge of our seats every Saturday, wondering who will take the crown. The Seattle Supercross consisted of an uncharacteristically dry track, long whoops, big crashes and a very controversial Red Cross flag penalty which resulted in 7 points deducted from Marvin Musquin. Coming into round thirteen in Houston, Cooper Webb still holds a 14-point lead over Marvin Musquin. Eli Tomac is third in the standings 19 points behind Webb and Ken Roczen is fourth, 23 points back. Cooper Webb is happy that Marvin jumped on the Red Cross flag, but his lead still isn’t a big enough gap for Cooper Webb to cruise for the rest of the season. We expect Cooper Webb to be pushing hard to be back on the podium this weekend, while Musquin, Tomac and Roczen will do everything in their power to beat him.
250 MAIN EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
After riding on a dry and slick track in Seattle, the series is headed back to an indoor stadium in Houston, Texas. When compared to Seattle, the dirt in Houston is quite the opposite. The orange, clay-like Texas soil is much softer than what we saw in Seattle. The riders will be transitioning from a hard pack and slick West coast style track, to a softer and more rutted East coast style course this Saturday. Round thirteen will be another 250 West round with Adam Cianciarulo fighting for his first 250 Supercross Championship and Dylan Ferrandis will be fighting for his second win. With three rounds left in the 250 West division, Adam Cianciarulo holds a 12-point lead over Dylan Ferrandis, while Shane McElrath and Colt Nichols both dropped back in points significantly after McElrath injured his back and didn’t race in Seattle and Nichols crashed and DNF’d in the main event.