AMA Supercross 2019 Round 13
Seely Secures Season-Best Fifth Overall at Houston Triple Crown, Roczen 10th
Round 13 of the AMA Supercross series, in Houston, marked the third and final Triple Crown event of the season, and while it was a rollercoaster night for Team Honda HRC, the squad was pleased to see Cole Seely put together his best event of the year to post fifth-place overall with 4-4-11 marks. Teammate Ken Roczen experienced highs and lows throughout the night, notching 1-21-8 results for 10thoverall.
In the night’s first of three 450SX races, Roczen grabbed the holeshot and early lead aboard his CRF450R, quickly pulling away from the rest of the field. Seely also got off to a good start, sitting sixth after the first lap. The Californian worked his way into fifth on lap five before gaining one more position to take the checkered flag in fourth. Meanwhile, Roczen rode smooth and confident up front, leading the entire 16-lap race to take a convincing win. In race two, Seely came out even stronger, rounding the first turn in the top five and quickly moving into the third, then second on lap six. Through the final four minutes, Seely relinquished two spots, finishing in fourth. Unfortunately, Roczen got tangled up with another rider’s rear wheel in the first turn, sending him to the ground hard. He remounted but was unable to complete the race. The German was quickly evaluated in the Alpinestars Mobile Medical, where it was determined there was no serious injury, and Roczen made the decision to line up for the third race. In that race, Seely scored a seventh-place start, with Roczen outside the top 10. Seely lost several positions before a last-lap crash left him 11thon the night, while Roczen advanced, salvaging eighth place by the checkered flag.
450SX Triple Crown Overall Results