The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team rider started the day off fast by claiming the second-place qualifying position to set himself up for a great start in race one, where he battled inside the top-three early on.
With five laps to go, Osborne clicked it up a few notches to charge from third to first with two statement passes on the same lap and he finished strong with the moto-win.
In race two, he got off to a sixth-place start but in true fashion he continued to generate momentum climbing from fourth to first by the halfway mark.
Osborne dug deep to fend off two hard-charging riders in the final laps to put an exclamation point on an unrivalled performance at this round seven event. With two rounds remaining, Osborne now extends his lead to 29 points as he continues to fight for a career-first 450MX title this season.
“It was a solid weekend going 1-1 for the overall,” Osborne said. “I was able to extend my cushion again in the points so it was exactly what we needed for the stretch run of this championship. I’m looking forward to the last two rounds and finishing it off.”
Next Race: October 3 – Thunder Valley National – Lakewood, Colorado.
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WW Ranch National – Results:
- Zach Osborne, Husqvarna (1-1)
- Marvin Musquin, KTM (3-3)
- Eli Tomac, Kawasaki (6-2)
- Dylan Ferrandis, Yamaha (1-1)
- Justin Cooper, Yamaha (4-2)
- Jeremy Martin, Honda (3-3)
450MX Rider Points Standings – After 7 of 9 rounds:
- Zach Osborne, 285 points
- Adam Cianciarulo, 256 points
- Marvin Musquin, 255 points
250MX Rider Points Standings – After 7 of 9 rounds:
- Dylan Ferrandis, 307 points
- Jeremy Martin, 294 points
- Alex Martin, 224 points