In both classes, the red plate holders were under fire coming into Denver. In both cases, they survived and look good to earn their respective championships come the season finale in Las Vegas. But Denver still served notice that AMA Supercross is full of riders who can turn in amazing performances on any given weekend. In the 450 class, it was, of course, Eli Tomac who was the man of the hour, stepping up his game to his previous level. In the 250 class, Denver was another win for Adam Cianciarulo, but was Husqvarna’s Michael Mosiman who had a break-out performance, leading much of the main event. Even though Mosiman was fifth in the end, it was still a ride that got everyone’s attention.

The bad news of the night was Dean Wilson’s crash in the main event. He left the track with a suspected broken collarbone. No word yet from the team on the true extent of his injuries.

Tomac: That was the loudest race I’ve ever been in. Like, double the crowd noise. What a cool day for us. Luckily the track stayed good even after the moisture fell. Overall, a pretty cool weekend. You had to go for it to get around people, some of the spots were a little bit tough–you had to single file in. You had to be aggressive to make a pass. I felt good the whole main. I didn’t feel like I was just hanging on by the end of it. But it was the atmosphere that made it so cool. It would be rad if we had it like that every weekend.”

Webb: “I rode really well once I got around Joey [Savatgy], I was really good in the whoops, good on the whole track and I was able to catch Marvin and actually pass him put a little gap. I felt like I caught Eli a little bit but he was kind of riding his own race. Overall, it was a good weekend. Obviously, I want to win but it’s still good points and we’ll enjoy this off-weekend.”

Musquin: “I was not very confident going into the Main after a difficult heat race but good thing we made some changes and they helped me pull off a good start – that was the key to getting on the podium tonight. The track was very difficult with the hard surface and ground but no excuses I gave my best.”

Next Race: East Rutherford, New Jersey – April 27, 2019

Results 450SX Class – Denver 2019
1. Eli Tomac (USA), Kawasaki, 28 laps
2. Cooper Webb (USA), KTM, +07.774
3. Marvin Musquin (FRA), KTM, +13.171
4. Justin Bogle (USA), KTM, +21.021

Standings 450SX Class 2019 after 15 of 17 rounds
1. Webb, 332 points
2. Tomac, 314
3. Musquin, 309

Cianciarulo: “We had an altitude race at Salt Lake last year, but I didn’t remember how much slower my bike was. I went out for practice and thought ‘dude, I don’t even know if I’m going to double out here.’ That made it a little more difficult, but it was not a very technical track. The dirt got really hard and really slick. I can’t say enough good things about the crowd. They were unreal.”

Ferrandis: “It was really cold, but it was easy to get warm when you ride. I struggled a little with that.”

Nichols: “The altitude really messes with me. I usually get sick at Lakewood, but I was really happy that didn’t happen this year. Yeah, it was definitely different. Snow in practice and then the track got really hard. The track was simple, but it got technical the way the dirt was, so you had to be on your toes tonight. But overall, I’m happy.”

Mosiman: “I was able to get off to good starts tonight and I think that’s what has really changed for me this second half of the season,. To be able to get out front and lead some laps felt really good and was a huge confidence booster. It was a big-time learning experience and I was able to cherish the moment and stay relaxed throughout the race.”

Results 250SX West Class – Denver 2019
1. Adam Cianciarulo (USA), Kawasaki, 21 laps
2. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA), Yamaha, +05.756
3. Colt Nichols (USA), Yamaha, +09.268

Standings 250SX West Class 2019 after 9 of 10 rounds
1. Adam Cianciarulo, 151 points
2. Dylan Ferrandis, 148
3. Colt Nichols, 144


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