2020 Salt Lake City 4 Supercross Recap
Cooper Webb is not conceding the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross Championship just yet.
The defending 450 class champion won again Wednesday, his third of the year and second in the last three rounds, to pull ahead of Ken Roczen into second-place and get within 27 points of series leader Eli Tomac. Webb has six straight podiums and new life in a season nearly considered over at Round 8 in Arlington after an intense crash landed him on his back.
Webb led all 26 laps of Round 14 in Salt Lake City, the fourth of seven races held in Utah at Rice-Eccles Stadium to finish the season after the coronavirus pandemic, but had some competition for the lead from Roczen, before pulling away, as Roczen's persistent breathing issue flared up dropping him to fifth. Tomac, meanwhile, endured a tough start outside the Top 10 but he worked his way to third salvaging points with three rounds left in the season. Zach Osborne finished a season-high second.
The 250 West class got underway for the first time since Round 6 in San Diego with Austin Forkner checking out for his third win of the season enabling him to pass Justin Cooper for second-place in the standings and pull within 10 points of defending Champion Dylan Ferrandis, who took second. Cameron Mcadoo rounded out the podium.
Salt Lake City 5 or Round 15 continues Sunday with the 250 West racing in their final round before the East/West Showdown that concludes the season on June 21. Gates drop for Round 15 at 4 p.m. (PST) with a live broadcast on NBC Sports Network and the Gold app.
Until then, check out all the action from Round 14 in Salt Lake City. Photos by Ryne Swanberg.