Roczen’s teammate Marvin Musquin had his best moto showing of the season during the first 250 class moto where he finished second behind Tomac. During the second moto, Musquin went on to finish fifth for fourth overall.
Another rider other than Bell that was making his professional motocross debut was multi-time off-road champion Kurt Caselli. Kurt is easily one of the top off-road riders in the country right now and one of the most versatile riders to ever swing a leg over a dirt bike. Unfortunately, he suffered from bad starts and failed to score points with his 25-24 finishes. Be that as it may, he still had a lot of fun. Look for a TransWorld Shadow video of Caselli later this week.
Kurt wasn’t the only KTM off-road rider in attendance at Southwick, as former National Champion Mike Brown joined him under the off-road team semi.
Brown has competed at a few other races this season with some impressive results, but his best showing was this weekend at Southwick where he finished sixth overall with a score of 9-7. Brown will easily retain his permanent national number three with his total of 48 points for the year.
Another rider that rode his heart out at Southwick was Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Tyla Rattray. In the first moto, Rattray was another victim of the first-turn pileup, but in the second, he capitalized on his good start to run up front and take over the lead when Dungey had to pit for gas—more on the pit stop shortly. Tyla held off a hard-charging Dungey to take his first-ever 450 class moto victory. His combine scores of 20-1 were good enough for fifth overall. Here, he catches his breath after his second moto victory.
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, blake baggett
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