2020 St. Louis Supercross Results

Steve Cox | January 11, 2020

Just 3 days short of 3 full years since Honda’s Ken Roczen won a Monster Energy Supercross main event, he returned to the top, winning the 450cc main event inside The Dome at America’s Center, in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. Roczen made it look as easy as it’s ever been on his way to the 12th 450cc main event victory of his career.

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Honda’s Ken Roczen scored his first main-event win in 3 years, and he made it look easy. PHOTOS: Hoppenworld

Roczen took the lead from the early leader, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Zach Osborne, and then took off, sprinting away with the win, while round-one winner Justin Barcia (Monster Energy Yamaha) quickly moved into second. Even though it only took a couple laps, by the time Barcia saw second place, Roczen already had about 3 1/2 seconds on him, and it only stretched from there. Barcia hung on for a strong second, despite an illness that had him feeling out of sorts all day. Barcia will hang on to the red plate as the series moves back to Anaheim a week from tonight.

The fastest daytime qualifier, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo, made a lot of mistakes in the early laps but still sat fourth on the last lap, in a Rockstar Energy Husqvarna sandwich between Jason Anderson in third and Osborne in fifth, and Cianciarulo’s teammate Eli Tomac had caught that group after starting around 15th. On the last lap, Cianciarulo went down, and Tomac passed Osborne, so Roczen won over Barcia, Anderson, Tomac, Osborne, Smartop/Motoconcepts Honda’s Malcolm Stewart, Cianciarulo, Roczen’s teammate Justin Brayton, Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM’s Blake Baggett, Barcia’s teammate Aaron Plessinger, Stewart’s teammate Justin Hill, and then defending champion Cooper Webb (Red Bull KTM) who had a really bad chest infection for the past few days.

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Justin Barcia rode strong, despite an illness, to land second place and keep the points lead as the series heads back to Anaheim.

Barcia leads the points going into Anaheim 2 by 6 points over Roczen (49-43), with Cianciarulo sitting third in points on 39, tied with Anderson, and then Tomac (35), Baggett (33), Webb (32), Stewart (31), Brayton (30) and the rest of the field.

In the 250SX West, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Austin Forkner led the main event from start to finish, holding off the early advances of GEICO Honda’s 16-year-old rookie Jett Lawrence early in the main event and eventually winning by just under two seconds over round-one winner Justin Cooper (Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha). TLD/Red Bull KTM’s Brandon Hartranft capitalized on crashes from both Lawrence and his GEICO Honda teammate Christian Craig late in the race to land third place. Hartranft just held off JGR/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing’s Alex Martin at the finish. Lawrence finished fifth despite the fall and pulling into the mechanics’ area.

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Austin Forkner won the 250SX West main event after leading from wire to wire.

Defending champion Dylan Ferrandis went down in the first rhythm section after the start when Martin caused Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Michael Mosiman to careen into Ferrandis. The two went down hard, and Ferrandis had to enter the mechanics’ area to get his bike checked out. He ended up 12th, while Mosiman was 20th and Craig was credited with 22nd after his crash on lap 13.

Cooper leads the points as the series heads back to Anaheim, 49-44 over Forkner, while Hartranft sits third on 37 and Ferrandis sits fourth on 34 points, only 15 points out of the lead despite the St. Louis setback.

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Justin Cooper came from well back in the pack to finish second, less than two seconds behind Forkner. Cooper will keep the red plate as the series heads back to Anaheim.

450SX Main Event

1 Ken Roczen Honda
2 Justin Barcia Yamaha
3 Jason Anderson Husqvarna
4 Eli Tomac Kawasaki
5 Zach Osborne Husqvarna
6 Malcolm Stewart Honda
7 Adam Cianciarulo Kawasaki
8 Justin Brayton Honda
9 Blake Baggett KTM
10 Aaron Plessinger Yamaha
11 Justin Hill Honda
12 Cooper Webb KTM
13 Dean Wilson Husqvarna
14 Vince Friese Honda
15 Justin Bogle KTM
16 Kyle Cunningham Suzuki
17 Benny Bloss Yamaha
18 Chris Blose Honda
19 Alex Ray Kawasaki
20 Jimmy Decotis Suzuki
21 Chad Reed Honda
22 Martin Davalos KTM

 

250SX West Main Event

1 Austin Forkner Kawasaki
2 Justin Cooper Yamaha
3 Brandon Hartranft KTM
4 Alex Martin Suzuki
5 Jett Lawrence Honda
6 Jacob Hayes Husqvarna
7 Luke Clout Honda
8 Mitchell Oldenburg Honda
9 Carson Brown Husqvarna
10 Derek Drake KTM
11 Martin Castelo Husqvarna
12 Dylan Ferrandis Yamaha
13 Aaron Tanti Yamaha
14 Derek Kelley Husqvarna
15 Killian Auberson Husqvarna
16 Mitchell Falk Honda
17 Michael Leib Husqvarna
18 Robbie Wageman Yamaha
19 Cheyenne Harmon Honda
20 Michael Mosiman Husqvarna
21 Ludovic Macler Kawasaki
22 Christian Craig Honda

 

450SX Points Standings (After 2 of 17 rounds)

1 Justin Barcia 49/1 win
2 Ken Roczen 43/1 win
3 Adam Cianciarulo 39
4 Jason Anderson 39
5 Eli Tomac 35
6 Blake Baggett 33
7 Cooper Webb 32
8 Malcolm Stewart 31
9 Justin Brayton 30
10 Zach Osborne 27
11 Aaron Plessinger 24
12 Justin Hill 24
13 Vince Friese 22
14 Dean Wilson 20
15 Justin Bogle 15
16 Martin Davalos 9
17 Chris Blose 8
18 Kyle Cunningham 7
19 Chad Reed 7
20 Benny Bloss 6

 

250SX West Points Standings (After 2 of 10 rounds)

1 Justin Cooper 49/1 win
2 Austin Forkner 44/1 win
3 Brandon Hartranft 37
4 Dylan Ferrandis 34
5 Alex Martin 32
6 Jett Lawrence 32
7 Jacob Hayes 29
8 Derek Drake 28
9 Christian Craig 22
10 Michael Mosiman 22
11 Mitchell Oldenburg 22
12 Carson Brown 22
13 Luke Clout 18
14 Cameron Mcadoo 17
15 Michael Leib 17
16 Killian Auberson 17
17 Robbie Wageman 15
18 Derek Kelley 13
19 Martin Castelo 12
20 Aaron Tanti 10

St. Louis SX Qualifying

For the second week in a row, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo and Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s Dylan Ferrandis topped daytime qualifying in the 450SX and 250SX West classes, respectively.

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Adam Cianciarulo was fastest in qualifying today in St. Louis. PHOTOS: Hoppenworld

In the 450SX class, Cianciarulo put in an incredible time in the second session under the dome at The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri, with a 50.275-second lap. AC was the only racer in the 50-second range. Next came his teammate Eli Tomac, with a 51.016-second lap, followed by 2018 SX champ, from the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team, Jason Anderson, who put in a 51.208-second lap.

Behind them came Honda’s Ken Roczen in fourth, points leader Justin Barcia (Monster Energy Yamaha), Motoconcepts/Smartop Honda’s Malcolm Stewart, and the rest of the field. For the second week in a row, defending champ Cooper Webb, from the Red Bull KTM team, qualified well down in the order, this time in 14th. It should be noted that his time is less than a second slower than Barcia in fifth place.

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Dylan Ferrandis topped 250SX West qualifying for the second week in a row.

In the 250SX West class, defending champ Ferrandis landed atop the chart with a 51.002, in front of his teammate Justin Cooper (51.269). A half second behind that duo came Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Austin Forkner, then the GEICO Honda duo of Christian Craig and Jett Lawrence rounding out the top five.

Check back for updates after the races as we break down the night’s action from St. Louis.

 

 

 

Steve Cox