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Tight Down the Stretch

Webb ties 2024 AMA Supercross championship race with win in Foxborough

With just four rounds remaining in the 2024 AMA Supercross season, it’s anybody’s guess who will be crowned the 450SX champion.

Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s Cooper Webb led wire-to-wire en route to a victory in the 450SX class at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., on Saturday, tying the AMA Supercross championship race with Team Honda HRC’s Jett Lawrence in the process.

“It’s crazy, you know, the season’s never over, you’ve just got to put your head down and now it’s tied; it’s pretty crazy,” Webb said. “The track was really tricky, especially when it started to rain, it could reach up and bite you. So, it was a great race and, man, to get [into] the points lead is amazing.”

Joining Webb on the podium in Foxborough was Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Chase Sexton and Progressive Insurance ECSTAR Suzuki’s Ken Roczen, who claimed 22 and 20 points respectively. Lawrence — who entered the round with an eight-point lead in the championship race — finished fifth at Gillette Stadium.

Webb’s victory created a two-way tie at the top of the championship standings, with the Newport, N.C., native deadlocked at 261 points with Lawrence with just four rounds remaining in the season. Sexton isn’t far behind the pair at the top, trailing by just 15 points as the campaign winds down.

Shifting gears to the 250SX East class, Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s Haiden Deegan claimed his second win of the season after getting the holeshot and leading for all 18 laps of the race.

“At the beginning, I pulled the holeshot and I was like, ‘Dude, this is what I need.’ If I can get out front, then I can ride my own race,” Deegan said. “I think that’s the best thing to do in this 250 class, just try to get out front early, sprint and then just manage [it]. I felt like I did that pretty well.”

Haiden Deegan took the win in the 250SX East class at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. on Saturday, April 13. | Photo Credit: Jeff Kardas

Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Cameron McAdoo recorded a second-place finish, while Red Bull KTM’s Tom Vialle finished in third place. With their podium finishes, McAdoo and Vialle maintained the No. 1 and No. 2 spots in the 250SX East overall standings while Deegan jumped into third place with 107 points.

The AMA SX Futures class also ran the fourth round of its season on Saturday, April 13, with Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green’s Drew Adams claiming his third-consecutive win. Gavin Towers of Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing and KTM Elite Monster Energy’s Luke Fauser took second and third place respectively.

“I’d say [the track] was probably a little bit rougher in qualifying earlier today just because of all the rain we had [earlier in the week],” Adams said. “Two weeks ago in St. Louis, I had a really bad start, so I had to work really hard there, and so these past two weeks I’ve just been working on starts. It looks like I fixed it.”

The 2024 AMA Supercross season heads to Nashville, Tenn., with the festivities kicking off at 7 p.m. EST at Nissan Stadium. The bar-banging action will be streamed live on Peacock.