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Ken Roczen secures KTM‰Ûªs first-ever 250 Supercross championship

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Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ken Roczen has secured KTM‰Ûªs first-ever 250SX championship when he was crowned the Monster Energy AMA West 250SX Champion at the season finale held at Sam Boyd Stadium last Saturday night.

The German rider also won the 250 Shootout of top riders from both the West and East Coast competition.

Roczen arrived in Las Vegas with a five-point lead in the championship point standings. He put in a great practice time early in the day to earn the top spot on the leader board and first gate pick in the main event.

When the gate dropped for the main event, the former MX2 World Motocross Champion was in fifth place but had quickly advanced to the top three in lap two. Rival Eli Tomac was in the lead at the halfway point and Roczen knew he had to pass Martin Davalos to win the title. Roczen went on to make it a thrilling finish to what has been a great season when he took the race to the wire, cutting inside Davalos to move up one slot in the final lap. A few corners later he finished the race in second and picked up his first career 250SX Championship.
Ken Roczen wrapped up KTM‰Ûªs first-ever 250 Supercross championship. Photo's Simon Cudby
A very happy and emotional Roczen stated on the podium, ‰ÛÏI am so happy for this championship. It is the biggest championship I have ever won. I am so thankful for everyone on my team that has stood behind me this whole season and believed in me from the beginning.‰Û


Western Regional 250SX Class Points
1. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM, 185
2. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 183
3. Cole Seely, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 148
4. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Suzuki, 139
5. Martin Davalos, Ecuador, Kawasaki, 134
6. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha, 114
7. Zach Osborne, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda, 112
8. Tyla Rattray, South Africa, Kawasaki, 99
9. Joe Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., KTM, 98
10. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., KTM, 88

Eastern Regional 250SX Class Season Standings
1. Wil Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda, 198
2. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM, 195
3. Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Suzuki, 171
4. Vince Friese, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Honda, 118
5. Gavin Faith, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Honda, 116
6. Cole Thompson, Brigden, Canada, Honda, 96
7. Dean Wilson, Sweden, Kawasaki, 87
8. Lance Vincent, Youngsville, La., KTM, 80
9. Kyle Peters, Greensboro, N.C., Honda, 78
10. AJ Catanzaro, Portland, Conn., Kawasaki, 73

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