The 2019 AMA Supercross season returns to New Jersey at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford with the season reaching a climax. With an 18-point lead, Red Bull KTM’s Cooper Webb just has to keep it together for two rounds in order to earn his first 450 Supercross championship. If he finishes no farther back than sixth in each main, he can’t be beaten. For Eli Tomac and Marvin Musquin, this race has special meaning. When the series last visited this stadium in 2017, the specter of team tactics reared its head. Musquin was leading the main event on the last lap when he pulled over and allowed Ryan Dungey to win. Dungey would go on to win the title by just five points over Tomac. Musquin and Tomac are still in the running for the 2019 title, so anything can happen this time.

The first heat presented  a surprising win for Rocky Mountain ATV/MC’s Justin Bogle in a race packed with talent. His teammate Blake Baggett was first into the first turn, but he pushed wide  and Eli Tomac slipped under. Bogle also got around Baggett with Justin Hill and Ken Roczen close behind.  A few laps from the end of the race, Tomac dropped his Kawasaki in a turn and Bogle took over the lead. He stayed in front, earning his second heat win of the year. Tomac was second ahead of Baggett, Hill and Roczen.

1 Justin Bogle
2 Eli Tomac
3 Blake Baggett
4 Justin Hill
5 Ken Roczen
6 Cole Seely
7 Ben Lamay
8 Carlen Gardner
9 Henry Miller
10 Adam Enticknap
11 Theodore Pauli
12 Casey Brennan
13 Michael Akaydin
14 Tevin Tapia
15 Josh Greco
16 Joan Cros
17 Kyle Swanson
18 Nick Desiderio
19 Ryan Smith
20 Alex Ray

Zach Osborne pulled the holeshot with Marvin Musquin all over him. Joey Savatgy  and Justin Brayton were up front, too but Cooper Webb was around tenth on the first lap. Osborn not only held off Musquin but looked stronger in the middle of the race. Eventually, though, Musquin passed him. A lap after that, Savatgy went down, giving Brayton third. Not long afterward, Webb came up and took it away. On the very last lap, Webb earned one more position, passing Osborne for second. For Musquin, it was only his second heat win of the year.

1 Marvin Musquin
2 Cooper Webb
3 Zach Osborne
4 Justin Brayton
5 Joshua Grant
6 Tyler Bowers
7 Chris Blose
8 Kyle Chisholm
9 Justin Starling
10 Joey Savatgy
11 Jared Lesher
12 Alexander Nagy
13 Vann Martin
14 Logan Karnow
15 Aj Catanzaro
16 Ryan Breece
17 Deven Raper
18 Colton Aeck
19 Scotty Wennerstrom
20 Austin Politelli

Marvin Musquin clearly likes it here in East Rutherford. He was the fastest man in combined qualifying and was the only one to turn a lap in the 51-second bracket. As usual, the times are so close that nine riders were within a second. That ninth rider was Justin Brayton, returning after injury. As for Cooper Webb, he was in fifth, but he didn’t really have a clean lap. On his best hot lap, he missed a triple that might have cost him a few tenths.

1 Marvin Musquin 51.848
2 Ken Roczen 52.055
3 Joey Savatgy 52.098
4 Eli Tomac 52.228
5 Cooper Webb 52.288
6 Justin Bogle 52.290
7 Zach Osborne 52.366
8 Cole Seely 52.660
9 Justin Brayton 52.814
10 Justin Hill 53.264
11 Joshua Grant 53.384
12 Blake Baggett 54.123
13 Tyler Bowers 54.460
14 Alex Ray 55.156
15 Austin Politelli 55.212
16 Henry Miller 55.419
17 Chris Blose 55.424
18 Carlen Gardner 55.528
19 Justin Starling 55.582
20 Ben Lamay 55.900
21 Kyle Chisholm 56.190
22 Adam Enticknap 56.304
23 Ryan Breece 56.366
24 Casey Brennan 56.554
25 Jared Lesher 57.702
26 Theodore Pauli 58.046
27 Aj Catanzaro 58.317
28 Nick Desiderio 58.367
29 Logan Karnow 58.469
30 Tevin Tapia 58.819
31 Alexander Nagy 59.000
32 Josh Greco 59.066
33 Vann Martin 59.072
34 Michael Akaydin 59.114
35 Deven Raper 59.471
36 Joan Cros 59.798
37 Scotty Wennerstrom 1:00.147
38 Kyle Swanson 1:00.276
39 Colton Aeck 1:00.276
40 Ryan Smith 1:00.711


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