It was an outstanding night in East Rutherford, New Jersey for the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team as team rider Zach Osborne battled for the 450SX win to ultimately capture a career-best second place.
Osborne put himself into a favourable position from the beginning of the night after racing his way to a second-place finish in 450SX Heat 1. In the Main Event, Osborne powered his FC 450 into third on the opening lap where he latched onto the lead battle for the first eight laps of the race. He rode patiently in third early on and he capitalised on a mistake from the race leader to move into second place on lap nine.
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As the race went on, Osborne continued to chase down Cooper Webb in the lead and on lap 15 he made a swift pass to take over the lead.
Unfortunately, Osborne went down while leading the race and he dropped to third briefly before climbing back up to second.
In the final minutes, Osborne underwent an intense battle for second, where he ultimately prevailed to capture a career-best second overall.
“It’s pretty incredible to take my first podium today in the 450 class after some trials and tribulations to start the season,” Osborne said. “To finally be up here feels pretty incredible and gives me a lot of motivation to continue working on going on the path that I’m on.”
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