Factory KTM pilot in line to take out first premier class crown.
Points leader Cooper Webb admits Saturday’s Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship encounter at East Rutherford was tough to manage as he charged to victory with the title on the table.
The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing contender’s point situation offered him a slim chance of clinching the title, and he was able to capitalise on mistakes from his rivals to take out the win, stretching his advantage in the rankings to 23.
“It was tough and the track was difficult, so you want to charge forward, but you also want to ride in your comfort zone a little bit,” Webb said in response to managing his emotions with the victory and championship in mind.
“It was good to battle Eli in the beginning, he kind of broke away a little bit and made a few mistakes, so it was a good opportunity for me, then Zach and I, he got around me and also made a mistake, so I definitely got two gifts there.
“It was tough, you want to stay consistent and put in your laps, and I felt they were faster and catching me, so I knew somewhere on the track they were doing something better, but you just don’t what. It’s crazy how it all played out, and to get another win in the season is unreal.”
The AMA Supercross series will wrap up this weekend in Las Vegas, while the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship will kick off on 19 May at Hangtown.