2019 HOUSTON SUPERCROSS 450 RESULTS LIVE

Cooper Webb, Marvin Musquin and Eli Tomac came to the 2019 Houston in the heat of a points battle for the 2019 Monster Energy Supercross championship. Red Bull KTM rider Marvin Musquin was definitely on a hot streak, having won the last two main events, but a 7-point penalty from the previous week gave his teammate Cooper Webb a little breathing room in the title chase. Musquin had a second-lap transgression where he jumped while the red cross flag was out for downed riders Chad Reed, Justin Brayton and Kyle Chisholm. That allowed Webb to keep his 14 point lead. Houston was the 13th round of the 17-race series, and it also was the last of the Triple Crown  races. This is a series within a series, using a different format. All the qualifying is done beforehand, and the night’s racing consists of three main events. The riders are scores using the Olympic system, with one point for first, two for second and so forth. The lowest score is the overall winner. Highest finish in the third race is the ultimate tie breaker.

Marvin Musquin came into Houston on a hot streak.

450 OVERALL RESULTS

The expected battle between teammates Marvin Musquin and Cooper Webb materialized at Houston in dramatic fashion. Both riders were aggressive and if there were any team orders to play nice, neither paid attention. In the end a number of pointless mistakes cost Musquin dearly. Webb, on the other hand, is riding more and more like a champion. For full coverage of the 2019 Houston 250 class, click here.

POS. RIDER M1 M2 M3 POINTS
1 Cooper Webb 2 1 3 26
2 Marvin Musquin 5 3 1 23
3 Dean Wilson 3 2 5 21
4 Eli Tomac 6 7 2 19
5 Cole Seely 4 4 11 18
6 Zach Osborne 10 6 4 17
7 Justin Bogle 8 5 7 16
8 Blake Baggett 9 9 6 15
9 Joey Savatgy 7 11 9 14
10 Ken Roczen 1 21 8 13
11 Justin Hill 14 8 10 12
12 Tyler Bowers 12 10 12 11
13 Kyle Chisholm 15 12 13 10
14 Ben Lamay 16 13 14 9
15 Adam Enticknap 18 17 15 8
16 Alex Ray 17 14 19 7
17 Justin Barcia 11 19 20 6
18 Austin Politelli 20 15 16 5
19 Carlen Gardner 19 16 17 4
20 Joshua Grant 13 20 21 3
21 CharlesLefrancois 21 18 18 2
22 Mike Alessi 22 22 22 1

450 MAIN EVENT NUMBER ONE

Ken Roczen and Cooper Webb were side by side coming out of the first turn. Marvin Musquin immediately made an aggressive pass on Webb, and Dean Wilson passed them both.  For the next five or six laps, Musquin and Webb raced hard, making contact again and again. Eventually, Webb knocked Musquin off the track, putting him back to sixth place. All this allowed Roczen to get away.  Halfway though the race, Roczen had a five-second lead but Wilson, Webb and Tomac were racing in tight formation.  Later in the race, the best action was watching Musquin  move forward. He passed Tomac, and was trying to pass Wilson (who had just lost a place to Webb). That didn’t go well, and Musquin went down, dropping back to sixth once more. He got up quickly and made a finish-line pass on Tomac, who mysteriously chopped the throttle at a critical moment. Roczen won with a 10-second lead.

450 MAIN EVENT ONE RESULTS
1. Ken Roczen
2. Cooper Webb
3. Dean Wilson
4. Cole Seely
5. Marvin Musquin
6. Eli Tomac
7. Joey Savatgy
8. Justin Bogle
9. Blake Baggett
10. Zach Osborne
11. Justin Barcia
12. Tyler Bowers
13. Joshua Grant
14. Justin Hill
15. Kyle Chisholm
16. Ben Lamay
17. Alex Ray
18. Adam Enticknap
19. Carlen Gardner
20. Austin Politelli
21. Charles Lefrancois
22. Mike Alessi

450 MAIN EVENT NUMBER TWO

Ken Roczen was having the best race of his season, right up until the start of Main Event number two. He got a poor jump, then hit Dean Wilson’s rear wheel going into turn one. He went down, injuring his leg. Then Roczen pulled off  after a brief attempt to ride. Cooper Webb, in the meantime, got the start with Dean Wilson close behind. Musquin was a few places back, and once again he started to cut through the pack. Musquin eventually moved into second, but couldn’t quite close the last two second to Webb. Cole Seely, Eli Tomac, Justin Bogle and Zach Osborne traded blows for the rest of the race. On the final lap, Musquin went down and was passed by Wilson with Seely close behind.

450 MAIN EVENT 2 RESULTS
1. Cooper Webb
2. Dean Wilson
3. Marvin Musquin
4. Cole Seely
5. Justin Bogle
6. Zach Osborne
7. Eli Tomac
8. Justin Hill
9. Blake Baggett
10. Tyler Bowers
11. Joey Savatgy
12. Kyle Chisholm
13. Ben Lamay
14. Alex Ray
15. Austin Politelli
16. Carlen Gardner
17. Adam Enticknap
18. Charles Lefrancois
19. Justin Barcia
20. Joshua Grant
21. Ken Roczen
22. Mike Alessi

450 MAIN EVENT NUMBER 3

Marvin Musquin simply looked like he was trying too hard all night, being overly aggressive and making mistakes. For the third Main Event, it was a different story. He got the holeshot and basically rode away from the field. Cooper Webb was clearly riding a defensive race. He started in third behind Musquin and Zach Osborne,  then moved into second by lap six. Eli Tomac had been shadowing Webb that whole time, and he took second away two laps later. Osborne hung on for fourth ahead of a very quick Dean Wilson. For the 450 standings, click here.

450 MAIN EVENT 3 RESULTS
1 Marvin Musquin
2 Eli Tomac
3 Cooper Webb
4 Zach Osborne
5 Dean Wilson
6 Blake Baggett
7 Justin Bogle
8 Ken Roczen
9 Joey Savatgy
10 Justin Hill
11 Cole Seely
12 Tyler Bowers
13 Kyle Chisholm
14 Ben Lamay
15 Adam Enticknap
16 Austin Politelli
17 Carlen Gardner
18 Charles Lefrancois
19 Alex Ray
20 Justin Barcia
21 Joshua Grant
22 Mike Alessi

QUALIFYING

Ken Roczen set the fast mark in his first session. Photo by Travis Fant.

Ken Roczen wanted it more than any of the other riders in timed qualifying. He set the fast mark in the first  session and left it to stand through the rest of the afternoon. There were 10 riders within a second in the final tally. The good news for Josh Grant was that his 17th place time was good enough to earn a gate in the Triple Crown program tonight. His debut for the Monster Energy Yamaha team last week ended in the last chance qualifier.  Scroll down for the LCQ results.

HOUSTON 450 COMBINED QUALIFYING TIMES
1. Ken Roczen 47.386
2. Dean Wilson 47.438
3. Eli Tomac 47.580
4. Marvin Musquin 47.879
5. Justin Hill 48.042
6. Cole Seely 48.082
7. Zach Osborne 48.297
8. Cooper Webb 48.315
9. Blake Baggett 48.350
10. Joey Savatgy 48.382
11. Justin Bogle 48.720
12. Justin Barcia 49.118
13. Ben Lamay 49.331
14. Tyler Bowers 49.419
15. Alex Ray 49.510
16. Mike Alessi 49.738
17. Joshua Grant 49.747
18. Kyle Chisholm 49.787
TOP 18 RIDERS QUALIFY
19. Adam Enticknap 50.120
20. Ryan Breece 50.682
21. Joshua Cartwright 50.707
22. Charles Lefrancois 50.874
23. John Short 50.897
24. Austin Politelli 51.031
25. Casey Brennan 51.460
26. Carlen Gardner 51.468
27. Ronnie Stewart 51.688
28. Scott Champion 52.176
29. Josh Greco 52.618
30. Dustin Winter 52.636
31. Alexander Nagy 52.746
32. Johan Nystrom 52.854
33. Daniel Herrlein 52.878
34. Deven Raper 52.926
35. Tevin Tapia 53.017
36. Tyler Enticknap 53.022
37. Theodore Pauli 53.068
38. Scotty Wennerstrom 53.248
39. Ramyller Alves 53.342
40. Tj Albright 53.428
41. Lane Shaw 53.491
42. Cheyenne Harmon 53.519
43. Hunter Hilton 53.602
44. Jared Lesher 53.859
45. Colton Aeck 54.264
46. Michael Akaydin 54.280
47. Kyle Swanson 54.594
48. Aj Catanzaro 55.993
49. Aaron Smith 1:00.540

450 LAST CHANCE QUALIFIER

Austin Politelli said he had been over-riding the track all afternoon and that he just had to smooth out in order to win the LCQ. Adam Enticknap was the guy who qualified 19th, one spot out of an automatic transfer, so he felt the pressure in the LCQ. He was second ahead of Carlen Gardner and Charles LeFrancois from Folligny, France.

450 LCQ RESULTS
1. Austin Politelli
2. Adam Enticknap
3. Carlen Gardner
4. Charles Lefrancois
5. John Short
6. Joshua Cartwright
7. Tyler Enticknap
8. Ronnie Stewart
9. Casey Brennan
10. Daniel Herrlein
11. Theodore Pauli
12. Tj Albright
13. Johan Nystrom
14. Deven Raper
15. Josh Greco
16. Scott Champion
17. Scotty Wennerstrom
18. Dustin Winter
19. Alexander Nagy
20. Ryan Breece
21. Tevin Tapia
22. Ramyller Alves

450 GROUP A QUALIFYING PRACTICE ONE

450 GROUP B QUALIFYING PRACTICE ONE

 

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