Zach Osborne wins the 250 main in St. Louis | 2018 MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS

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Zach Osborne takes advantage of a mistake by Austin Forkner and goes on to win the 250 main event in St. Louis.

ANNOUNCER 1: We're set to drop the [INAUDIBLE] at the first main event under way.



ANNOUNCER 1: Who's going to get the hole shot? Look at Osborne on the inside. And right along side of him, the guy that share the red plate with him. And Forkner flies it. Forkner almost went wide, hung in there, jumped a quad, and takes the lead just when you thought Osborne was going to steal that inside line. Forkner went a little deeper into the throttle, let him rip, and grabs the lead. There he is.

Until tonight, Forkner has only to led it Tampa and Atlanta. Of course, he wont both of those. Let's see if he keeps that streaks going here tonight.

ANNOUNCER 2: Yeah, look at the difference. Forkner skimming the whoops, Osborne jumping, kind of wheely tapping through the whoops. Which is more consistent as the race wears on and as those that whoop section gets a little more deteriorated? Watch this. Look right here.

ANNOUNCER 1: Bam, man.

ANNOUNCER 2: Looks like Rodriguez gets into a Sizemar. And watch the 174 of Osby. And he goes into our camera. Look at Osborne charging so hard on the inside. Coming right after him, Forkner going to hold the lead across the finish line jump this time. Will it be the same?

ANNOUNCER 1: Oh. And Forkner makes a big mistake, and it's going to cost him dearly as Martin goes by as well. Osborne into the lead. Martin up into second. And now, just inside his seven minutes and a lap to go, what can Forkner do to respond?

ANNOUNCER 2: Well, this happened. All the pressure, Forkner loses his concentration as he's trying to go past the lap rider, just got distracted for just a little bit. It's a big mistake. Just [INAUDIBLE] just a little bit right there, but that's his rider error. And I just can't help but think that it was the pressure that Osborne him putting on.

ANNOUNCER 1: Osborne inside of five seconds in front of Martin.

ANNOUNCER 2: Wow. That's the gap back to Martin there. That's the lead that Osborne has right now.

ANNOUNCER 1: And if Forkner can get around [INAUDIBLE], that would be two points.

ANNOUNCER 2: Here he comes.

ANNOUNCER 1: Oh, and here gets right into [INAUDIBLE]

ANNOUNCER 2: I mean, that's the perfect example. The blue flags have been out. And that's what can happen. If I'm falling--

ANNOUNCER 1: And then the bike stops and dies on him, takes a minute to get going. And it cost him a ton of positions, and he is frustrated with [INAUDIBLE]. [INAUDIBLE] went by. That put him back into sixth.

ANNOUNCER 2: Great ride tonight by the champ. Even a one hander there in the middle of the rhythm section. He's pretty comfortable and really confident.

ANNOUNCER 1: He's going to be a lot more comfortable with that eight point lead over Forkner going to do that showdown next weekend.

ANNOUNCER 2: Got that right.

ANNOUNCER 1: Checked flag awaits and Zach Osborne takes a very important victory into 250 East Championship for 2018.

- Was maturity and race experience the difference maker in why you were able to kind of finish this one off tonight so well?

- Maybe I tried to-- I got a really good start finally. And that's what I've been needing all year. And my Dunlop's got me off to a killer start. My Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Bike was on point, and it's just been a matter of me going out there and executing my start. So tonight I did that in the main event finally. And yeah, just try to sit-in there and be a little patient, find some places that I felt like I could really hammer. And I'm just super happy to take this win here in St. Louis. It feels amazing.

I love this dirt. This stadium is awesome and loud. And I have to give it up to the good Lord Jesus Christ for keeping me safe. Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing, Fly Racing, WPS, [INAUDIBLE], Oakley, Massimo, MightySat, Lululemon, Specialized Motor X, FMF, just everybody that puts us here week in and week out, my wife and my trainer Adam Baker, my mechanic Dave, my practice mechanic Keith-- there's a lot that goes into this that people don't see day to day. And that's what puts us here in the end. It's down to me to execute. But at the same time, there's a lot of people involved to help us climb this ladder. So I'm super happy to get a win and kind get the ball rolling again. I've had, you know, last weekend in Daytona, I had a little bit of a rough round. I was fourth. So it feels really good to get a win.