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The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team invaded New England Patriot territory for the 15th round of AMA Supercross, held at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. on Saturday. Despite a deteriorating and rutted track, Zach Osborne had a shining moment by earning another victory to extend his points lead in the 250SX East class, while teammate Jason Anderson kept a cool head and rode to a solid third-place finish to hold on to the 450 red plate. Dean Wilson had a consistent night and impressed with a fifth-place finish, while Michael Mosiman pushed through a tough night but is motivated to make a rebound.
Zach Osborne pulled the holeshot in his 250SX East heat and dominated the remainder of the race to take the win and transfer to the Main Event. He pulled another holeshot at the start of the Main and worked hard to pull a gap. He stayed consistent despite the rutted track and maintained the lead. He led every lap and cruised to his seventh career victory to maintain his lead in the 250SX East Championship. Osborne will lay it all on the line as he heads to the series finale in two weeks in Las Vegas with a 15 point lead.“What a great day in Foxborough,” said Osborne. “I was able to win both my heat and the Main Event. I figured something out with my starts, and I pulled two holeshots. It was just a really good night. I’m happy and I’ll take a 15 point lead into the finals.”
Jason Anderson pulled the holeshot in his heat and held his ground to take the win and transfer to the 450 Main Event. He was top-five at the start of the 450 Main and battled with a freight train of riders up front. He maintained his position in third and focused on staying consistent in order to get a good finish to maintain his lead in the 450 championships. He had a clean finish in third and maintains his lead in the 450 championships as the series heads to its penultimate round next Saturday.“It was a pretty consistent day,” said Anderson. “I had good qualifying sessions, then as the night went on I got a heat race win then a third place in the Main. I earned some more points. I’m just trying to move forward and I’m excited to get the Championship wrapped up.”
Dean Wilson was top-10 at the start of his 450 heat and came out of the first lap in eighth. He navigated his way into a seventh-place finish to earn a direct ticket to the 450 Main Event. He started in the top-10 in the 450 Main and had a good run in sixth. He stayed focused and made the pass for fifth in the eighth lap then stayed consistent to finish fifth. He is currently eighth in 450 rider point standings.“This was a step in the right direction,” said Wilson. “The day went well. I qualified fifth. I was hit at the start of my heat race so that set me back and frustrated me. I managed to get seventh. I knew I had to get a start in the Main. I started ninth then came through the pack up the fifth. I would have been happy with a fourth, but fifth is still good. The sun was so bad, and the track was super rutty, but I made it through. I’m really happy with my riding, and I’ve got good speed. Today was good and I hope to carry it on to the next weekend.”
Michael Mosiman started in the top-10 in his heat and started making passes to move through the pack. He quickly got into the fifth-place spot and was on the gas. He made one more pass and he held strong to finish fourth and transfer to the 250 SX East Main Event. He was top-10 at the start of the Main and came out of the first lap in seventh. He was putting on a charge but then went down on the third lap and was forced to work his way back up through the pack after remounting in 17th. Having his work cut out for him, he immediately started making up for lost ground and charged up to 13th by the fifth lap. He was flowing and looking strong until he flew through the whoops in the sixth lap and suffered a hard crash.
“This was a motivating day for me,” said Mosiman. “The track was so tough. I had a good jump in the heat race but drifted wide because the corner was a slip. I was 10th then caught up to fourth. I had a better start in the main, then made a mistake in the rhythm section. The ruts were tricky and it put me way back. I was catching up, but then I made another mistake and got off-balance in the rut. That was the end of my night. It’s disappointing but, like I said, it’s motivating. Crashing is always frustrating, but I’ll overcome everything.”
Source: Husqvarna – Photo: Simon Cudby