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Cooper Webb Wins Seattle Supercross in Closest Finish of the Year

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Cooper Webb (2) and Chase Sexton took their battle right to the flag with Webb winning by the slimmest of margins. Photo: Feld Motor Sports, Inc.

Cooper Webb took a thrilling win at Lumen Field in Seattle to nab his third win of the season at Round 11 of the 2024 Monster Energy Supercross season.

The win marked the slimmest margin of victory so far this season as 58,342 fans cheered Webb and Chase Sexton to the finish line.

Chase Sexton led much of the race and put on an incredible final surge; he missed the win by less than one second to earn the runner-up spot. Championship leader Jett Lawrence pushed a strong pace early but a crash with Webb put him back; he finished in third place. In the Western Regional 250SX Class’ return to racing, Washington-native Levi Kitchen ran away with a huge win in what is his hometown Supercross.

“This is probably – we keep saying it every weekend – but by far the gnarliest track I’ve ridden,” Webb said. “And it was really tough; we were all trying to push the pace, but you had to watch out for all the changing lines, the ruts, the lappers… I got arm pump pretty bad there at the end and it was just [a matter of] surviving, but I was able to hold on. Chase rode great, but obviously made a few mistakes, then I’d make mistakes, and we’d go back and forth so, man, I’m stoked. I just want to give it up to the good Lord, want to give it up to the team; man, we’ve been dealt some adversity and we’re fighting through it, and it just feels amazing to win. It’s crazy, you know, you see Jett do it over and over and you just, you want to get that feeling again… I’m pumped.”

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Levi Kitchen took the Western Regional 250SX Class win in front of his home fans. Photo Credit: Feld Motor Sports, Inc.

The Western Regional 250SX Class passed its season midpoint with Seattle marking Round 6 of 10 rounds. Levi Kitchen made the technical track look almost easy with a win margin of over twenty seconds. RJ Hampshire fought back from a mediocre start to claim second place. Jo Shimoda was blazing fast, recovering from a crash to lock down the third-place spot.

“I’ve been waiting for a night like this for a long time,” Kitchen mused. “I just finally rode like myself and, you know, to do that in front of the hometown is awesome. Man, I just felt good on my dirt bike, like finally completely myself… it wasn’t a pretty race, actually, if you were me; I got really frustrated a few times and just tried to stay with it and I just kept telling myself, ‘stay with it,’ and I find myself again. It was crazy, but yeah I can’t give it up [enough] to all my friends and family for coming out, and shout out to my sister and my newborn nephew and niece, and just everybody, man, I’m going to really enjoy this one. Yeah, I’m stoked, extending the points a little bit.”

The series moves east for Round 12, which kicks off next Saturday inside The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

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