While a snow storm raged outside, Round 14 of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross series brewed inside U.S Bank Stadium on Saturday in Minneapolis, MN with the final Triple Crown race of the season.
In the 450 class, Eli Tomac, Jason Anderson and Marvin Musiqon each won a race with Tomac winning the overall round of the three-race Main Event for his seventh win of the season. Anderson finished second by a point over Musquin thanks to a Race 3 win. The 1-2-3 finish by Tomac, Anderson Musquin was the third time this season the three finished in that order, fifth time all three reached the podium together and ninth at least two of them landed on the podium. Justin Brayton finished fourth for the fourth time this year.
Anderson stretched his lead to 39 points over Musquin with three rounds remaining and Tomac closed to within 26 points of Musquin. Brayton added four points to his lead over Blake Baggett in the fight for fourth-place and now has an eight point cushion.
Justin Barcia returned for the first time since a Round 7 crash cut his season short and took fifth. One round after finishing a season best fourth-place, Broc Tickle learned of a provisional suspension resulting from a failed anti-doping test at Round 6 in San Diego and was prevented from racing.
In the 250SX East, Jeremy Martin won for the second straight round, this time keeping all of his points. Martin won the Indianapolis round but was docked seven points for jumping on a red Cross flag. Points leader Zach Osborne took third while Jordon Smith finished third. All three riders tied in overall Triple Crown points as Martin won the final race, Osborne finished second and Smith third which determined the overall.
Austin Forkner who won the first race finished 10th in the second ace and crashed in the final race for 10th overall. He dropped from second in the standings seven points back of Osborne to fourth-place now 17 points from first.
Check out all the action from Minneapolis . Photos by Ryne Swanberg.