Ken Roczen Takes 250SX Win at Seattle After Tomac's Crash

After a layoff that lasted more than two months, Supercross finally shifted back to the West Coast, bringing Ken Roczen, Eli Tomac and the rest of the 250 West riders back into the fold for the final three races. Faced with a 17 point deficit entering Seattle, Tomac could ill afford to lose any more ground to the young German.

An area that he's struggled with at times throughout the season, Tomac got off to a great start this time when the gates dropped. Roczen meanwhile had to maneuver around a few guys to get up to 2nd. Tomac opened up a small gap over the next 9 laps, but a crash exiting the whoops and going into a double sent him over the bars and handed the lead to Roczen. The Red Bull KTM rider was able to run away with it after that.

Tomac was still able to recover and finish 2nd. Behind him, Zach Osborne and Cole Seely battled it out for 3rd. Seely had come all the way from outside the top ten to catch Osborne and put the presssure on him, but Osborne held him off to score his best finish of the season.

Tyla Rattray (5th) turned in his best result of the season, Austin Politelli (6th) continued to build on a string of good finishes, and Ryan Sipes (out since A2) finished 7th in his return.

Saturday night's win stretched Roczen's points lead to 20, a margin that will be difficult for Tomac to overcome barring a massive mistake from Roczen in the final two races.

Seattle 250SX Results

1. Ken Roczen
2. Eli Tomac
3. Zach Osborne
4. Cole Seely
5. Tyla Rattray
6. Austin Politelli
7. Ryan Sipes
8. Joey Savatgy
9. Martin Davalos
10. Jason Anderson
11. Malcolm Stewart
12. Christian Craig
13. Killian Rusk
14. Jake Canada
15. Travis Baker
16. Scott Champion
17. Travis Bright
18. Kyle Cunningham
19. Bryce Stewart
20. Trevor Ivey

250SX West Point Standings

1. Ken Roczen, 163
2. Eli Tomac, -20
3. Cole Seely, -50
4. Zach Osborne, -61
5. Jason Anderson, -64
6. Martin Davalos, -69
7. Kyle Cunningham, -77
8. Joey Savatgy, -88
9. Tyla Rattray, -89
10. Austin Politelli, -91