Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team’s Cooper Webb secured his first-career 450SX Championship at the season finale, giving the brand its fourth premier class title aboard the 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION.
His teammate, Marvin Musquin, finished second on the night and third in the overall championship.
Webb, a two-time Western Regional 250SX Champion, joined the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team at the end of 2018. With 5-10 finishes in the first two rounds, Webb quickly found his stride with the team as he earned his first-career 450SX victory by Round 3. He repeated the win once again at Round 4, before going on to secure a total of seven Main Event victories as he carried big momentum into the final round in Las Vegas.
“It’s been an incredible journey. This KTM team believed in me, they took me in and transformed me back to where I always knew I could be. This year was not expected at all and I can’t thank them enough for giving me this opportunity to get back into this level and to do it this way is unreal. It’s a dream come true, I’ve had it since I was a little kid. It’s an incredible feeling.”
The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team will enjoy one weekend off from racing before jumping into the opening round of the 2019 AMA Pro Motocross Championship in Sacramento, Calif. on Saturday, May 18.
Results 450SX Class – Las Vegas 2019
1. Eli Tomac (USA), Kawasaki, 22 laps
2. Marvin Musquin (FRA), KTM, +12.061
3. Cooper Webb (USA), KTM, +17.466
7. Blake Baggett (USA), KTM
10. Justin Bogle (USA), KTM
11. Henry Miller (USA), KTM
Standings 450SX Class 2019 after 17 of 17 rounds
1. Webb, 379 points
2. Tomac, 361
3. Musquin, 350
5. Baggett, 290
9. Bogle, 171
Results 250SX East/West Shootout – Las Vegas 2019
1. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA), Yamaha, 16 laps
2. RJ Hampshire (USA), Honda, +01.805
3. Cameron Mcadoo (USA), Honda, +02.858
19. Mitchell Falk (USA), KTM
Standings 250SX East Class 2019 after 9 of 9 rounds
1. Chase Sexton, 193 points
2. Justin Cooper, 180
3. Austin Forkner, 152
13. Jordon Smith, 70
15. Mitchell Falk, 40
Standings 250SX West Class 2019 after 10 of 10 rounds
1. Dylan Ferrandis, 226 points
2. Adam Cianciarulo, 211
3. Colt Nichols, 180
8. Shane McElrath, 123
13. Sean Cantrell, 72
15. Jess Pettis, 66
19. Jerry Robin, 34
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