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Cooper Webb Wins Seattle Supercross in Closest Finish of the Year

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Levi Kitchen Tops Field in 250SX Class

SEATTLE, WA – March 24, 2024 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s Cooper Webb took a thrilling win at Lumen Field in Seattle to nab his third win of the season at Round 11 of the 2024 Monster Energy Supercross season. The win marked the slimmest margin of victory so far this season as 58,342 fans cheered Webb and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Chase Sexton to the finish line.

Seattle Supercross - Lumen Field

The track at Lumen Field formed deep, peg-dragging ruts after rains earlier in the week saturated the dirt. Photo Credit: Feld Motor Sports, Inc. 

Chase Sexton led much of the race and put on an incredible final surge; he missed the win by less than one second to earn the runner-up spot. Team Honda HRC’s Jett Lawrence pushed a strong pace early but a crash with Webb put him back; he finished in third place. In the Western Regional 250SX Class’ return to racing, Washington-native Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Levi Kitchen ran away with a huge win in what is his hometown Supercross.

Cooper Webb - First place 450SX Class, Seattle Supercross - Photo Credit- Feld Motor Sports inc.

First place 450SX Class – Photo Credit: Feld Motor Sports, Inc.

“This is probably – we keep saying it every weekend – but by far the gnarliest track I’ve ridden. And it was really tough; we were all trying to push the pace, but you had to watch out for all the changing lines, the ruts, the lappers… I got arm pump pretty bad there at the end and it was just [a matter of] surviving, but I was able to hold on. Chase rode great, obviously made a few mistakes, then I’d make mistakes, and we’d go back and forth so, man, I’m stoked. I just want to give it up to the good Lord, want to give it up to the team; man, we’ve been dealt some adversity and we’re fighting through it, and it just feels amazing to win. It’s crazy, you know, you see Jett do it over and over and you just, you want to get that feeling again… I’m pumped.” – Cooper Webb.

Chase Sexton - Second place 450SX Class, Seattle Supercross - Photo Credit- Feld Motor Sports inc.

Second place 450SX Class – Photo Credit: Feld Motor Sports, Inc.

“To be honest I didn’t even look at the pit board, so I had no idea [Webb was jumping the wall after the sand section]. I had [a] line late in the race where I was doubling into the pocket, but I never even thought of going outside [in the sand], so that’s on me not looking at the pit board. But overall, minus a few mistakes, I rode a really good race, even through[out] the whole race. I came back towards the end. I felt like I had really good speed. We made a change going into the…

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