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Austin Forkner captures first Triple Crown win of 2020 season

Austin Forkner

Austin Forkner

Round 4 of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship returned to the desert in Glendale, Arizona for its first of three Monster Energy Supercross Triple Crown events of the 2020 season.

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider Austin Forkner raced for redemption as he returned to the top step of the 250SX class podium with a 1-1-3 score.

Forkner kicked off the day qualifying third and headed straight into the three main events with the momentum. And Forkner wasted no time proving he is still a force to be reckoned with as he dominated the first two races in the 250SX class after blasting out front and taking off to lead 17 of the 22 laps combined.

As the gate dropped on 250SX Main Event 3, Forkner cautiously shot out in fourth keeping the overall goal in mind

As he approached Lap 4, Forkner manoeuvred his way into third with the goal to finish out the night consistently and with the overall win, which is just what he did with the 1-1-3 scores.

Austin Forkner

Austin Forkner

After putting his KX250 on the top step of the podium for the overall win on the night, Forkner was able to reduce his point deficit to 10 in the 250SX West Point Standings and now sits fourth.

“I’ve been working on the whoops with the team all week because I’ve really been struggling there, so I was ready to race tonight,” said Forkner.

“I’ve had to dig myself out of a hole after last weekend and now 10 points down isn’t too bad. I’ll just keep grinding, chipping away at those points and continue to dig out of this hole. Overall, it was a great night for the entire Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team and we’re looking to keep it rolling.”

The 250SX West class has two rounds remaining before a six-week break begins and the 250SX East class comes in to vie for their chance at the championship.

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