In an exciting three-way battle, KTM riders swept the 450SX podium on Saturday for Round 9 of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship in Atlanta.
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing teammates Cooper Webb and Marvin Musquin captured first and third, respectively, while Rocky Mountain ATV/MC ‰ÛÒ WPS ‰ÛÒ FLY ‰ÛÒ KTM‰Ûªs Blake Baggett took a stellar second-place finish in the Main Event.
Webb further extended his championship points lead to 13 after another top night in the premier 450SX division, claiming his fifth victory of the season in Atlanta.
After qualifying fourth, Webb captured a third-place start in 450SX Heat 1 and battled behind his teammate Musquin for most of the race. On the final lap, Webb made a move past Musquin to overtake second for a solid transfer into the Main Event.
As the gate dropped for the Main Event, Webb powered to the holeshot and early lead as he worked hard to break away from Musquin back in second. Webb rode his own race and managed to hold off the hard-charging competition to lead from start to finish and ultimately secure the win by a little more than one second.
‰ÛÏAtlanta was a great night for me." Webb enthused. "The Main Event was awesome! I got a holeshot and led from start to finish. I had a lot of pressure from Marvin and also a lot of pressure from Baggett, so it was cool to stay comfortable, stay loose and get another win.
"The fifth win of the year is incredible and I‰Ûªm just blessed to be in this position at the halfway point, it‰Ûªs exciting.‰Û