2018 Atlanta 250cc Supercross Results

Steve Cox | March 4, 2018

2018 Atlanta 250cc Supercross Results: Although the 2018 Atlanta Supercross, in the new Mercedes Benz Stadium, marked the second Triple Crown event of the year, it was the first for the racers in the 250cc East. In the first of the three main events, fast qualifier Martin Davalos got out to the early lead on his Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki, then tossed it away on his own out front, handing the lead to Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Zach Osborne. Osborne held on to win over Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s Dylan Ferrandis, TLD/Red Bull KTM’s Jordon Smith, Davalos’s teammate Austin Forkner, Ferrandis’s teammate Colt Nichols, and GEICO Honda’s Jeremy Martin.

2018 Atlanta 250cc Supercross Results

2018 Atlanta 250cc Supercross Results
Austin Forkner scored his second 250cc victory in a row in Atlanta, this time at the second Triple Crown event of the year (the first for the 250cc East), where Forkner won the overall without winning a main. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROB KOY

In the second main event, Forkner got out to the early lead while Osborne and Davalos fought over second. Nichols was one of a few racers down in turn one, and his teammate Ferrandis hung up his footpeg on a Tuff Block on the face of a triple and was ejected spectacularly, landing feet-first on the face of the third jump. That ended his night.

Osborne chased Forkner down then put a wheel in on Forkner in the first turn, but down the ensuing rhythm lane, Forkner cross-jumped into Osborne’s line in the air, causing Osborne to have a scary crash. Somehow, Osborne recovered, with twisted handlebars and a bloody nose, in time to garner third in the main.

Meanwhile, out front, Davalos went after his teammate Forkner and took the lead in the late stages, winning the second of three main events over Forkner, Osborne, Smith, Martin’s teammates RJ Hampshire and Cameron McAdoo.

2018 Atlanta 250cc Supercross Results

2018 Atlanta 250cc Supercross Results
Zach Osborne tied with Forkner as far as the main-event scores were concerned, but Forkner won the tiebreaker. Still, Osborne finished second and holds the points lead. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROB KOY

In the final main event, Martin took the early lead while Osborne went down with a grip of other racers on the first lap and remounted 16th. While Davalos gave chase to Martin, he went down in the whoops, eventually finishing 17th. Martin fought off Nichols at the finish to take the win in the third main event, and on the last lap, Forkner made a pass on Hampshire for third, which gave him just enough points in the Olympic scoring system to tie Osborne (who finished fifth in the last main of the night) on points on the night.

2018 Atlanta 250cc Supercross Results

2018 Atlanta 250cc Supercross Results
Jordon Smith used consistent 3-4-6 finishes to snag third overall in Atlanta. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROB KOY

The tiebreaker went to Forkner, who won the Atlanta Supercross with a 4-2-3 score over the 1-3-5 of Osborne and the 3-4-6 of Smith. Osborne still leads the points, but now just by two, as the series heads to Daytona next week.

2018 Atlanta 250cc Supercross Results

2018 Atlanta 250cc Supercross Results

2018 Atlanta 250cc Supercross Results

2018 Atlanta 250cc Supercross Results

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