In the first moto, it was a battle between Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing teammates Ferrandis and Cooper. The pair got off to a flying start in second and third, with Ferrandis taking the lead early in the moto. The New Yorker was right on his tail with the teammates exchanging positions. On the fifth lap, Cooper took the lead and was able to build a comfortable gap.
With the title still not decided, the Frenchman kept pushing and was able to put in some consistently fast times to chase down his teammate. Ferrandis struck quickly to retake the lead with six laps to go and kept it all the way to the checkered flag. Cooper did what he could to keep that second spot but unfortunately lost another position a few laps later and had to settle for the final spot on the podium.With the title decided in the first moto, it was all about the “W” in Moto 2 and both riders were gunning for it. The Frenchman took the holeshot, an impressive 15th holeshot for the team this season. Back in third, Cooper quickly moved into second and battled with his teammate. Although Ferrandis was able to build a gap, his teammate stalked him the entire race. The 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross 250 Western Division Champion held up to the pressure and kept a perfect score on the day to take the overall and end the year second in the championship. Cooper’s second-place finish earned him second overall, a solid end to the season for the 21-year-old who finished the year third in the standings.
It was also a solid end to the season for the team’s youngest member, Masterpool. Although he didn’t get the best of starts, 16th in the first moto and 17th in the second, the 16-year-old put his head down to work his way through the pack. He was able to advance to 10th in Moto 1 and crossed the line 12th in Moto 2 to score 11th overall and end the year 11th in the points standings.
Unfortunately for Oldenburg, a crash in the first moto ended his bid for a top finish. The Minnesotan was okay but feeling beat up, which ultimately sidelined him for the second moto.