DIRT SHARK – 2018 Monster Energy Supercross Tampa

Scritto venerdì 2 marzo 2018 alle 09:54.

DIRT SHARK – 2018 Monster Energy Supercross Tampa

 For the first time since 1999, Monster Energy Supercross returns back to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. Lurk like it’s 1999 with the Dirt Shark crew.








Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, took over Raymond James Stadium for the first time in 19 years for Round 8 of the 2018 season in front of 42,411 fans.


Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac earned his fourth victory of the season after a second-place start and went on to lead 13 of 26 laps.


“That was just a race that required patience,” Tomac said on the podium. “At first, I was a little bit off there and got passed by a few guys that were riding better than me early on, but I was able to get in the groove and just had fun riding my dirt bike.”

Tomac battled Team Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin back and forth for the lead with Musquin leading 12 laps before Tomac made the pass stick. Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jason Anderson started sixth and worked his way up to third, passing Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb who started first but dropped to fourth by the finish. 


Defending Western Regional 250SX Class Champion Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing’s Justin Hill made his 450SX Class debut in Tampa and was running inside the top three until a minor mistake pushed him to sixth. CR22’s Chad Reed succeeded in breaking the all-time 450SX starts record with 228. After the start, Reed was running down the top 10, his best of the season, but a mechanical error forced him to DNF the Main Event.


Tampa marked Round 2 of the Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Austin Forkner earned his first career victory after a second-place start and went on to lead 19 of 20 laps. Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Dylan Ferrandis finished second ahead of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Zach Osborne.


“I’m so stoked right now,” Forkner said on the podium. “This is my first podium of the season and first win ever. I’m super happy right now.”

The 2018 Monster Energy Supercross season continues next Saturday, March 3, with Round 9 inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.