WHAT A NIGHT VIDEO! 2023 INDIANAPOLIS SUPERCROSS IS ALL ROCZEN
Without a doubt everyone at the 2023 Indianapolis Supercross witnessed the most emotional win of Ken Roczen’s career. Derisively nicknamed “Kickstart Ken” because of his Suzuki RM-Z450’s lack of an electric starter, Ken Roczen got the last laugh by brandishing a kickstart on the podium after winning the Indy Supercross pole-to-pole.
Justin Barcia stopped to congratulate Ken Roczen after the race.
Ken Roczen’s Indy win was Suzuki’s first Supercross win since 2016. Which if you haven’t guessed yet, was also won by Roczen. In 2016 finished second overall behind Ryan Dungey, but won Phoenix, Dallas, Toronto, Foxborough, East Rutherford and Detroit (where the 2023 series goes next Saturday night).
Roczen’s win was made all the more poignant when a clean riding Justin Barcia caught him with two laps to go and they fought to the end. Where were Eli Tomac, Chase Sexton and Cooper Webb? Webb was right there in third, but couldn’t match the GasGas and Suzuki riders frantic pace on the bomb cratered Indy track late in the moto.
Cooper Webb managed to wrestle the Red Plate away from Eli Tomac at night’s end by one point.
Chase Sexton did what Chase Sexton does—and crashed back to tenth place.
Eli Tomac decided early in the night that discretion was the better part of valor and rode to a cautious eighth place.
INDIANAPOLIS SUPERCROSS 450 RESULT
1. Ken Roczen…(Suz)
2. Justin Barcia…(Gas)
3. Cooper Webb…(KTM)
4. Aaron Plessinger…(KTM)
5. Jason Anderson…(Kaw)
6. Adam Cianciarulo…(Kaw)
7. Christian Craig…(Hus)
8. Eli Tomac…(Yam)
9. Justin Hill…(KTM)
10. Chase Sexton (Hon)
AMA 450 SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
1. Cooper Webb…202
2. Eli Tomac…201
3. Chase Sexton…189
4. Jason Anderson…166
5. Ken Roczen…164
7. Justin Barcia…155
6. Aaron Plessinger…154
8. Christian Craig…119
9. Dean Wilson…93
10. Adam Cianciarulo…92