The jump that popped riders into the back section of the track developed a kicker and rut in the face of during the second 450 moto, and more than a few riders left the jumps sideways. While they would all ride away, Matt Lemonie was not as lucky and stepped over the bars as soon as he launched off the lip. He appeared uninjured, but the damage to his bike was too much to continue.
During the second 250 moto, Justin Barcia and Eli Tomac waged a battle against one another for second place. Tomac took the assault of Barcia's roost for a handful of laps before making the pass and beginning his pursuit of Ken Roczen.
Blake Baggett went down during the second moto, and the impact of the bike and the ground knocked his clutch lever downward and out of reach. "I was getting forward on the bike, but I still couldn't use it since it was so far away. My glove size is extra-small, so I don't have big hands," he said later.
A crash by Ken Roczen allowed Eli Tomac to catch up to the leader and a lapper that kept Roczen from tripling uphill allowed him to close the gap even more. As the crested the roller on the final lap, Tomac made his pass for the lead.
Because Alex Martin is short in stature, his mechanic piles the loose dirt on the starting pad for his rider to place his feet on.
SCOTT Sports' John Knowles is one of the busier people in the pits, as he has 18 riders to assemble googles for, as well as four riders to present gear and helmets to. Knowles has this stash of goggles with him that are ready for podium presentations.
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