Monday Kickstart Presented by ONE Industries
Although the Lucas Oil Motocross Championship enjoyed a short hiatus this weekend, there was still plenty of racing to be had. The 2010 Amateur National Championship at Loretta Lynn’s ranch concluded, and the MXGP series made a stop in Loket for the GP of the Czech Republic where our good friend Claudio was taking in the action.
We got word this weekend that Antonio Cairoli and David Philippaerts will not race for Italy in the 2010 Motocross of Nations due to sponsorship issues. We've heard that, "the Italian Federation is forcing them to race with 'Maglia Azzurra' shirt, but their teams won't support them if they don't run team sponsors' logos... In the past they've found a compromise to race, but this year the problem seems impossible to solve."
Tanel Leok just missed out on his second GP win this year at Loket. He won the first moto, but a crash in the second left the door open for Tony Cairoli to chalk another win into the W column.
Marvin Musquin narrowly won the MX2 class at Loket over Ken Rozen, who won the first moto. Roczen would finish second behind Musquin in the final moto, but it wasn't enough to secure the overall.
Although Loretta Lynn’s is considered the pinnacle of amateur motocross racing and has been held at the ranch for almost 30 years, healthy food vending has yet to catch on. Giraldo’s offers up some good eats, but if you are looking for healthy cuisine, you should be prepared to make it yourself.
No, Ryan Dungey did not decide to come back and finally get that 450 A title he never had a chance to pursue. This is Suzuki ace Austin Howell who had a fairly solid week and even claimed a moto win, but was unable to take an overall championship.
Jason Anderson (82) was another rider on fire in Tennessee. The Kawasaki rider would win motos with seeming ease until his final to motos when things went south. A fifth in 450 A was still good enough for a championship, but a blown motor and subsequent DNF in 250 A/Pro Sport cost Anderson another title.