Webb on the Hunt for the Points Lead
Cooper Webb came back with tenacity this weekend in Phoenix, as he tracked down the points lead in the 250SX class.
Cooper Webb started his night right with a win in his heat race and the fastest lap of the evening (1:02.7). In the main event Webb had some work cut out for him when he started the race in sixth position. By lap four Webb had battled his way to second place, right on the tail of race leader Christian Craig. Webb stalked Craig for most of the race, and tried to cut an inside line on Craig with five laps to go, but washed out his front end and crashed. Webb was able to rejoin the race still in second place, but Craig now had the solid lead to claim the win. Webb’s second place finish resulted in enough points to tie him for the points lead with Joey Savatgy.
Alex Martin had a solid evening, with an easy transfer from heat race 1 and 7th place finish in the main event.
Jason Anderson had some bumps and battles through the night, as a crash in his heat race forced him to race to a transfer spot in the semis. A rough start in the main event found Anderson in tenth place on the opening laps, but Anderson put his head down and charged to a fourth place finish for the evening, retaining valuable championship points.
Marvin Musquin had an easy transfer from heat race 2, but found himself in an uphill battle during the main event. A rough start from the gate put Musquin in 16th position and although he raced his way to sixth place, a tip over midway through the race cost him some positions. Musquin remounted and finished the race in ninth place.