On the heels of his first Monster Energy AMA Supercross win, Justin Cooper crossed the line second for another podium finish to help grow his lead in the 250SX West Championship, Saturday night in St. Louis, Missouri.
Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing team-mate Dylan Ferrandis battled back from a first-lap crash to salvage points in 12th.
The day started out well with Ferrandis topping the timesheets in qualifying and Cooper right behind in second. When it came time to race, both rider’s starts made for a challenging night at the Dome at America’s Center.
The New Yorker dodged a couple of bullets in his Heat and was able to work his way to a third-place finish.
It was another difficult start in the Main Event, but Cooper quickly advanced from seventh to fifth. He kept that forward momentum rolling and moved into second with five laps remaining. Although Cooper was hoping for another win, his efforts opened his lead in the championship to five points.
Racing returns to the Angels Stadium of Anaheim, next Saturday, January 18, for Round Three of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship in Anaheim, California.