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Osborne wins, Tomac crowned and defending 250 champions prevail at 2020 AMA Supercross final

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Eli Tomac holds the championship trophy after claiming the 2020 AMA Monster Energy Supercoss title.
It all went down at the final round of the 2002 AMA Monster Energy Supercross Championship in Salt Lake City with Eli Tomac finally being crowned champion a maiden 450SX class winner and two defending champions retaining their 250SX crowns.

Monster Energy Kawasaki's Eli Tomac finally nailed his first AMA Supercross championship after coming so close on a few occasions before. While it was Rockstar Energy Husqvarna‰Ûªs Zach Osborne who took his maiden 450SX class win, an uncharacteristic fifth was enough to see Tomac crowned champion.


It was a Rockstar Energy Husqvarna clean sweep in the main event with 2018 champion and the days fastest qualifier Jason Anderson joining Osborne on the podium with second place while early race leader Dean Wilson stuck around the top of the field to round out the podium with third.

Anderson and Osborne controlled the race out front with Anderson showing the way for most of the twenty minute main event. It wasn‰Ûªt until the closing laps that Yellow flags came into play allowing Osborne to close back in. It appeared as though Anderson had lost his seat which was making it hard for him to keep Osborne at bay. Anderson was unable to withstand the challenge, in the end, allowing Osborne by for his first 450SX class win.
Zach Osborne claimed his first 450SX class win at the final round.
Malcolm Stewart had a steady ride through the field from mid-pack to claim fourth while Tomac also came back from a mid-pack start for fifth place. Tomac‰Ûªs closest two title rivals Ken Roczen, who won his heat race, and Cooper Webb finished back in seventh and eighth respectively, Webb having to come back from a bad start.

While Osborne‰Ûªs win was a defining moment for the former 250SX champion, the night was all about Tomac claiming his maiden Supercross Title.
Tomac cements his legacy as an elite champion, becoming only the fifth rider in history to win titles in both the 450SX and 250SX classes as well as AMA Pro Motocross Championships in both classes.
‰ÛÏThis is just unbelievable, especially under all of the circumstances. I just look back at my entire lifetime of riding, the wins, the losses, and overcoming it all with the Monster Energy Kawasaki team,‰Û
Chase Sexton successfully retained his 250SX East Coast crown with the win in the showdown.
250SX Showdown

Championship leader Chase Sexton survived a scary crash in the 250SX East Coast heat race when he crashed with Colt Nichols on the final lap. Sexton given nowhere to go after Nichols closed off a corner as Sexton was landing from a jump. The crash resulting in both hitting the ground hard. Both were able to remount and qualify while his main rival in the championship Shane McElrath took the heat win. McElrath took the win with Sexton still claiming second ahead of Jo Shimoda. Despite qualifying Colt Nichols did not continue into the main event after pulling out injured.

The 250SX Class West Coast heat also had its drama with championship leader Dylan Ferrandis crashing in the first turn and not being able to make it back to a qualifying position and being sent to the LCQ. Justin Cooper took the heat win with Christian Craig and Austin Forkner close behind.


The 250LCQ was a stacked affair with Ferrandis, Hunter Lawrence, Pierce Brown, Brandon Hartranft, Alex Martin, Darian Sanayei and Luke Clout all vying for a spot just to name a few. After a hectic few laps, which is all the LCQ is, Ferrandis came out on top with Hartranft, Martin, and Jace Owen making it through. Aussies Luke Clout and Hunter Lawrence missed the main event.

The start of the 250SX Showdown between the East and West coast classes got off to a shocker for West Coast title contender Austin Forkner with the Pro Circuit Monster Energy Kawasaki rider crashing out heavily and bringing out a red flag. Forkner injuries being bad enough not be able to restart.

Aussie Jett Lawrence blitzed the holeshot in the main event restart with McElrath and Sexton in close quarters boding well for and East coast battle ahead while West Coast points leader Ferrandis was comfortable back in fifth with no pressure on him for the title with Forkner in the back of the medical truck.
Frenchman Dylan Ferrandis claimed his second West Coast title in easy fashion after main title rival Austin Forkner crashed out.
Sexton and McElrath both got by Lawrence and appeared to play a game of cat and mouse out front as they passed and re-passed each other. Sexton eventually got the upper hand and led most of the race with Ferrandis and McAdoo in third and second. McElrath was unable to get to Sexton by the chequered flag with the Geico Honda rider recording a 4-second win, and in so doing retaining his East Coast title crown.

Michael Mosiman came through the pack to claim third place while Dylan Ferrandis came home fourth and claimed his second West Coast title. Aussie Jett Lawrence finished fifth after his impressive start.

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