2019 INDIANAPOLIS SUPERCROSS RESULTS: 250 CLASS

INDIANAPOLIS SUPERCROSS 250 EAST MAIN EVENT

Austin Forkner recovered from a rough heat race to return to the top of the podium at the 2019 Indianapolis Supercross in the 250 main event. He didn’t have the greatest gate pick after his fifth-place finish in the heat, but he still turned that into a great start. Throughout the race, he inched away from his arch rival Chase Sexton to eventually build a 10 second cushion. Sexton had his hands full holding off Forkner’s Pro Circuit Kawasaki teammate Martin Davalos in the early laps of the race. Eventually Sexton built up his own cushion, leaving the rest of the field to battle for third. Justin Cooper got a poor start after being pushed off the track, but he passed Mitchell Oldenburg in a dramatic last-lap battle to earn third. “I came into this a little sick,” Forkner said on the podium. “So I couldn’t over-push. Smooth is fast, and that was my goal tonight. I’m in championship mode.” For extended coverage of the 2019 Indianapolis Supercross, click here.

1 Austin Forkner
2 Chase Sexton
3 Justin Cooper
4 Mitchell Oldenburg
5 Martin Davalos
6 Kyle Peters
7 Kyle Cunningham
8 Joshua Osby
9 Alex Martin
10 Jordan Bailey
11 Henry Miller
12 Brandon Hartranft
13 Fredrik Noren
14 Chase Marquier
15 Mitchell Falk
16 Cade Autenrieth
17 Hunter Sayles
18 Justin Thompson
19 Lane Shaw
20 Kevin Moranz
21 Isaac Teasdale
22 Bradley Taft

250 EAST HEAT ONE

Geico Honda’s Chase Sexton drew first blood at the 2019 Indianapolis Supercross with a victory in the first 250 heat. He got a fair start and spent about half the race behind Mitchell Oldenburg and Alex Martin. When he passed Martin, it wasn’t long before he got by Oldenburg for the lead. Sexton was relieved because he said he hadn’t felt like he was riding well all night. He said it was a big difference when he made a few bike changes and it worked out well.

1 Chase Sexton
2 Mitchell Oldenburg
3  Alex Martin
4 Kyle Cunningham
5 Chase Marquier
6 Jordan Bailey
7 Mitchell Falk
8 Joshua Osby
9 Fredrik Noren
10 Isaac Teasdale
11 James Weeks
12 Thomas Covington
13 Jeremy Hand
14 Samuel Redman
15 Brice Klippel
16 Tj Albright
17 Parker Fleming
18 Joshua Cartwright
19 Hunter Hilton
20 Kyle Dillin

250 HEAT TWO

The second heat started with a big shake up when Austin Forkner hit a Tuff block in the first turn and crashed hard, getting run over in the process. That left Kyle Peters in front ahead of Justin Cooper and Martin Davalos. Forkner came around in 17th, then started working through the field. At the halfway point, he was already in ninth, which meant he was in qualifying position. Justin Cooper started pushing Peters hard for the lead, with Davalos close behind. At one point, Davalos passed both riders, but on the final lap, Cooper came back to finally take the lead and the win. Forkner caught up to fifth.

1 Justin Cooper
2 Martin Davalos
3 Kyle Peters
4 Henry Miller
5 Austin Forkner
6 Brandon Hartranft
7 Hunter Sayles
8 Bradley Taft
9 Justin Thompson
10 Carter Gordon
11 Kevin Moranz
12 Dustin Winter
13 Cade Autenrieth
14 Lane Shaw
15 Luke Neese
16 Dillon Cloyed
17 Mason Kerr
18 Benjamin Nelko
19 John Short
20 Steven Clarke

250 LCQ

Lane Shaw’s heat didn’t go well at all. Austin Forkner fell in front of him in the first turn and Shaw went down–after running over Forkner. His day turned around with a solid win in the LCQ.

1 Lane Shaw
2 Kevin Moranz
3 Isaac Teasdale
4 Cade Autenrieth
5 Steven Clarke
6 Jeremy Hand
7 Tj Albright
8 James Weeks
9 Dustin Winter
10 Samuel Redman
11 Luke Neese
12 Thomas Covington
13 Carter Gordon
14 Mason Kerr
15 Dillon Cloyed
16 Benjamin Nelko
17 Hunter Hilton
18 Kyle Dillin
19 Parker Fleming
20 Brice Klippel
21 John Short
22 Joshua Cartwright