The first two months of the 2019 Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM Worlds Championship series, has been arguably the best eight weeks of SX in decades. While we have seen more winners over the first eight weeks before, I cannot remember the last time we have seen so much depth and parity in the premier class. We have seen 14 riders separated by less than a second in qualifying, freight trains that often extend 10 riders deep and just two weeks ago we even saw the closet main event in SX history—Webb edged out Roczen by .02 of a second. January was great a month, but February was even better.
Just like in January, Red Bull / KTM’s Cooper Webb was the man to beat for the month of February in the 450SX class with 2 wins—4 total fin 2019—and possession of the red plate as we now head into March. At the end of January, we had four riders separated by just 2 points, while it is not that close heading into March, there is still just 13 points separating the top four 450SX riders. Between Cooper Webb (173 points), Ken Roczen (167), Marvin Musquin (161) and Eli Tomac (160) it is still anyone’s title to claim.
For the 250SX class, the month of February started with Adam Cianciarulo winning his second 250SX West main event in a row and taking an 8 point lead heading into the west break, and the month ended with his teammate Austin Forkner reeling off three straight wins in a row to take early control of the 250SX East and a 13 point lead. This weekend in Atlanta, March will get going with the two Monster Energy / Pro Circuit / Kawasaki points leaders going head to head for supremacy in the East/West Showdown this weekend.
Check out Monster Energy Supercross’ video recap of all the February action in the video below.