EAST RUTHERFORD, N.Y. – It was a rock-solid day for the Red Bull KTM Factory #racing Team as points leader #cooperwebb took one step closer toward becoming a first-time AMA #450sx Champion with a big victory at the penultimate round of the 2019 series in East Rutherford, #newjersey. His teammate, #marvinmusquin, had an impressive come-from-behind performance to secure a top-five finish after battling his way from almost last in the first turn.
Coming into the weekend, Webb had a mathematical chance at wrapping up the #450sx title and while the chase will head to the final round, Webb did everything right to come away with the victory and a 23-point margin over Eli Tomac. Webb kicked off the day with a top-five qualifying position, where he lined up in #450sx Heat 2. Off the start, Webb put himself into sixth before powering his way into third by lap five. He continued to push his way into second, finishing just behind his teammate Musquin in the heat.
In the Main Event, Webb shot off the line aboard his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION where he assumed the early lead in the race. He quickly engaged in a close battle with Eli Tomac for the first eight laps as the two riders diced back-and-forth. Knowing exactly what he needed to do, Webb patiently settled into the second-place position early on. Tomac eventually made a mistake and went down on lap nine, allowing Webb to make his way into the lead. From there, Webb put forth a poised performance to ultimately hold off the competition and earn his seventh victory of the season.