Eli Tomac won again, Marvin Musquin finished second for the third straight week and Jason Anderson took third, his sixth podium of the year, as Supercross returned to Tampa on Saturday for the first time in 19 years.
Tomac's fourth win puts him in seventh-place for 450 class Championship points and while he's working his way back up the standings he remains 65 points from the top thanks to the handful of rounds that left him sidelined or ending his race early. Musquin moves into second-place, his highest position since a Round 1 win lost all momentum from a Round 2 crash that prevented him from lining up for the Main in Houston.
Anderson increased his lead to 39, now over Musquin, thanks to the bad luck spell affecting those riders entering race day in second-place. Cole Seely sustained a fractured pelvis and tailbone after a hard crash in his Heat race. He follows Ken Roczen and Justin Barcia with season-ending injuries. No rider this year has remained in second-place for two consecutive rounds with Anderson the only one to step up a spot, after taking second in Round 1 and winning the following week, as everyone else has crashed out or endured a rough night to drop them from the runner-up position.
In the 250SX East class, Austin Forkner led 19 laps for his first career Supercross win, out-dueling Dylan Ferrandis who finished less than a second behind Forkner. Zach Osborne followed his season-opening victory with a third-place. Osborne retains the Red Plate while Forkner moves into second-place in the standings and RJ Hampshire just four points behind Forkner in third.
Check out all the action from Tampa. Photos by Ryne Swanberg.