FERRIS TOP TEN AGAIN; CHAMPIONSHIP LEADER ANDERSON 2ND!
SAN DIEGO, California – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Dean Ferris earned a top ten finish at the sixth round of the Monster Energy Supercross West 250SX Series held at Qualcomm Stadium. The Rockstar Energy KTM rider Jason Anderson secures his championship lead with a 2nd place.
The factory team’s Australian rookie Dean Ferris continued his run of consistently picking up points in the 250-class West Coast Championship with a tenth place in the Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, while KTM rider Jason Anderson extends his championship lead when finishing second.
Ferris had a hard crash in the final practice session resulting in an injured thumb. He was then placed in the first 250SX heat where he earned a third place start at the gate drop. He got pushed back in the second corner and dropped to eighth place. At the end of the six lap race he was able to move up two positions to finish the heat in sixth place qualifying into the main event.
On his KTM 250 SX-F Ferris got a mid-pack start in the main event and struggled throughout the fifteen lap main due to his thumb injury. “It hurt pretty bad after my practice crash, but I knew this was the last race before the break so I wanted to try and get some points”, commented Ferris. The Australian rider managed to finish tenth at the end of the race to maintain tenth position in the series point standings. Now with a break in the west series he will get his injury repaired in order to return 100% healthy for the next round in his championship in April.
Next Round: April 5, 2014 - Houston, TX
Results West 250SX class San Diego
1. Justin Hill (USA), Kawasaki, 12:11:073 min (15 laps)
2. Jason Anderson (USA), KTM, +5.736 sec
3. Malcolm Stewart (USA), Honda, +11.667
4. Cole Seely (USA), Honda, +18.704
5. Shane McElrath (USA), Honda, +35.340
10. Dean Ferris (AUS), KTM, +1 lap
Standings West 250SX class after 6 of 9 rounds
1. Anderson, 131 points
2. Seely, 127
3. Hill, 107
4. Dean Wilson (USA), Kawasaki, 98
5. Cooper Webb (USA), Yamaha, 92
10. Ferris, 63