Cooper Webb took his second SX main event win of the year in the second of the Salt Lake City Supercrosses last night, as Eli Tomac extended his series lead over rival Ken Roczen. This time it was a night race, and the revamped track was less dusty than Sunday’s race on the circuit.
Roczen and Tomac were mid pack around the first corner while former British champ Zach Osborne took the lead. Webb moved into second on the opening lap while Roczen and Tomac scrapped over eight place.
The Honda man overtook his Kawasaki rival and moved into sixth, then picked off Brit Dean Wilson for fifth. Both Roczen and Tomac passed fourth placed Justin Barcia and put pressure on Anderson for third.
At around half distance, Tomac slipped past Roczen then repeated the feat a lap later to take third place away from Anderson.
At the front, Osborne was pressured by Webb who eventually put a hard pass on the Husky man to take the lead. Tomac also caught Osborne and took second away from him, but wasn’t able to catch Webb.
Just as he did on Sunday, Roczen seemed to run out of steam towards the end of the race and finished fifth. He’s now 13 points behind Tomac with Webb a further 16 adrift. They race again on Sunday.
Adam Cianciarulo tried to ride but was in too much discomfort in his lower back after Webb ran him over on Sunday. “I’ve been crazy sore. It’s not just pain, it’s weakness. I don’t want to be a danger to myself and anyone else out there,” said Adam, who will aim to race again on Sunday.