Marvin Musquin had a great start to round 12 of the AMA Supercross Championship in Indianapolis as he captured the holeshot aboard his KTM 450 SX-F while championship points leader Jason Anderson got caught up in a turn one pile-up.
Eli Tomac was hot on the heels of Musquin throughout the first half of the race, but the KTM man maintained a solid pace out front.
Tomac then went down, giving Musquin some breathing room for the second half of the race.
“That was a rough one,” said Tomac. “I’m grateful I was able to recover from my crash tonight in order to salvage some points though. I fought hard to power back, but the track was so tacky I just wasn’t able to make up the gap in time. We’ve been through worse and I’ve got a great team behind me so we’ll take the week to shake it off and get back out there.”
After the 27 laps was done, Musquin ultimately finished 29-seconds ahead of second placed finisher, Dean Wilson.
Despite Anderson’s great charge back through the field to finish fourth, Musquin shaved seven points off Jason Anderson’s lead in the overall 450SX Championship as the series heads into its final five rounds of 2018.
“To be honest, I’ve been waiting for that win for a long time. The last win was at Anaheim I and I felt like I was riding better and better after I got used to the dislocated shoulder. I feel like I’m definitely capable of winning but you have to put everything together, and that’s not easy, but today it was good. We got the bike better this weekend and in the last practice I was riding really smooth and I was the fastest, so I was really happy. I knew I needed a good start and to race my own race and I was able to do that tonight, it’s good to be back on top.”
450 Main Event Results
1. Marvin Musquin – KTM
2. Dean Wilson – Husqvarna +29.439
3. Justin Brayton – Honda +31.403
4. Jason Anderson – Husqvarna +35.809
5. Broc Tickle – KTM +38.134
6. Malcolm Stewart – Suzuki +45.746
7. Cooper Webb – Yamaha +1 lap
8. Benny Bloss – KTM +1 lap
9. Chad Reed – Husqvarna +1 lap
10. Blake Baggett – KTM _1 lap
450 Rider Point Standings
1. Jason Anderson – 265 points
2. Marvin Musquin – 230 points
3. Justin Brayton – 210 points
4. Eli Tomac – 194 points
5. Blake Baggett – 194 points
6. Weston Peick – 172 points
7. Broc Tickle – 165 points
8. Cooper Webb – 162 points
9. Dean Wilson – 138 points
10. Cole Seely – 124 points
Honda’s Jeremy Martin won the combined East and West Showdown Main Event at Indianapolis.
Hayden Mellross did not have a great night after going down hard in the whoops.
Hayden Mellross #63
“Wasn’t the night we were looking for here in Indianapolis. The track was so rough and very easy to make mistakes. Unfortunately I got kicked hard in the whoops one lap and my bike got sideways. I managed to save it and not crash but dislocated my shoulder in the process. I’ll check up with my doctors on Monday and asses the situation. I’m sure it’s nothing more that a few days rest can’t fix.”
250SX Class Showdown Main Event Results – Indianapolis
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