250SX West Coast
Dylan Ferrandis had his drama's in his heat race with a crash that saw him finish seventh but come the 250SX West Coast main event he had no such dramas off the start claiming the holeshot ahead of Geico Honda's Christian Craig and Hunter Lawrence. Lawrence quickly came under pressure from the Pro Circuit Monster Energy Kawasaki duo of Cameron Mcadoo and Forkner. Aussies Jett Lawrence and Luke Clout both making a mid-pack start.
Ferrandis and Craig maintained the top two positions for the first few laps until Austin Forkner, who was on a mission, made it quickly into second place. By the halfway mark Forkner, despite being close couldn't get the better of Ferrandis while Cameron Mcadoo was eight seconds back in third, just ahead of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna rider Michael Mosiman. The two Lawrence brothers were also staging an entertaining battle for fifth and sixth.
With just over four minutes left to run Forkner closed in on Ferrandis' lead and with an aggressive pass had the Frenchman off the track and inheriting a healthy advantage. Mosiman also made a pass on Mcadoo to move into third place, Mcadoo then dropped a place to Jett Lawrence who was on a charge.
With a couple of laps to go Forkner had stretched his lead over Ferrandis to three seconds and headed for the win. All the action was the battle for the final podium spot with Jett Lawrence getting the best of Mcadoo and Mosiman in what was an impressive ride in his second full Supercross main event.
From an Australian standpoint Hunter Lawrence finished seventh, Luke CLout finishes eleventh while privateer Gerran Stapelton, who qualified through the LCQ finished twentieth.
"I felt really good, that was one of the best races I've ever raced as far as Supercross goes," Forkner said, "My speed was super good, and I was really patient. The track was pretty easy to make a mistake on I feel like. I was patent and waited for an opening. It wasn't much of an opening; I had to cut the turn pretty tight and made a pretty aggressive pass, but you know, he would have done the same thing - he's done the same thing to me! All fair, it's racing. I'm really happy about that rude," he concluded.
Asked about Forkner's aggressive pass Ferrandis said, "I can't complain, I have done it before. I sucked, this race was just really bad for me."
"Once I crossed the finish line, I can admit it, I cried a little bit," Jett Lawrence said of his first podium in AMA Supercross. "Even though it's a third I have just got to be thankful that I am up here, thankful that I am alive right now and able to experience this."
Ferrandis still holds the West Coast points lead, but Forkner cut it to seven points with two rounds remaining. Justin Copper is seventeen points back in third.