2018 Tampa 250cc Supercross Results

Steve Cox | February 24, 2018

2018 Tampa 250cc Supercross Results: Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Austin Forkner had a banner day in Tampa. He started the day qualifying a close second behind Monster Energy/Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha’s Dylan Ferrandis, then took advantage of a mistake by race leader RJ Hampshire (GEICO Honda) to take the lead on his way to his first-ever supercross win.

2018 Tampa 250cc Supercross Results

2018 Tampa 250cc Supercross Results
Austin Forkner took his first-ever supercross win inside Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROB KOY

After Forkner took over the lead, he briefly had to fight off the advances of points leader Zach Osborne (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) before coming under attack from Ferrandis, who tried to physically move Forkner out of the lead in a hairpin on the last lap. Forkner just barely hung on to the lead, then pulled away through the ensuing whoop section to take the win over fast-qualifier Ferrandis.

Behind them came Osborne after a slight gap in third.

2018 Tampa 250cc Supercross Results

2018 Tampa 250cc Supercross Results
Dylan Ferrandis grabbed a very strong second place in Tampa, nearly passing Forkner on the final lap for the win. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROB KOY

Hampshire hung on for a solid fourth place just in front of Forkner’s teammate Martin Davalos, who benefitted from a last-lap fall by TLD/Red Bull KTM’s Jordon Smith, who still managed to finish sixth.

2018 Tampa 250cc Supercross Results

2018 Tampa 250cc Supercross Results
Zach Osborne finished third in Tampa and maintains the points lead. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROB KOY

Osborne still leads the points by five over Forkner as the series heads to the second Triple Crown event of the year, in Atlanta next Saturday night.

2018 Tampa 250cc Supercross Results

2018 Tampa 250cc Supercross Results

2018 Tampa 250cc Supercross Results

2018 Tampa 250cc Supercross Results

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