The GoPro footage from the final round of the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship ends the year perfectly, as it shows the brutal track and fierce competition every racer in the field had to overcome to reach the checkered flag and enter the offseason. Ride along with Weston Peick, Joey Savatgy, and Jessy Nelson as they traverse the one-off course built at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah.
Jessy Nelson | 2014 Utah MX | 250 Moto One
Jessy Neslon was forced to fight his way through the pack after getting pinched on the uphill start, but a number of wide lines helped him pick of those ahead of him in the order. Although the first 250 moto of the day came after a number of sessions on the track, the soil was still sopping with moisture and formed into a very rutted and technical circuit. The Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Honda rider took full advantage of his competition’s apprehensiveness on the drastically different track and flew through the pack, even getting by both of his TLD teammates in one a very quick lap.
Weston Peick | 2014 Utah MX | 450 Moto Two
Once the day’s racing got underway, the track crews left the surface of the circuit untouched. How destroyed the downhill slope of the first turn was in the final 450 made even the world’s best and most fearless riders appear timid, but Weston Peick’s brute riding style was just what the course required. A respectable start put the RCH/Soaring Eagle/Suzuki rider near the front of the field early in the moto, but unfortunately, he was unable to match the same pace as the day’ top four riders so soon after the gate.
Joey Savatgy | 2014 Utah MX | 250 Moto Two
The latter half of Joey Savatgy’s season was stellar, and he ended the year with a holeshot aboard his Rockstar Energy Racing KTM. With an open track ahead, Savatgy was able to put his bike anywhere that he wanted and ran the engine near its limits for much of the first lap. A slower inside line choice by Savatgy early into the lap allowed Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin to power by on the outside, and the extra momentum carried around the corner let the eventual winner ride away unpressured. Still, do not discredit Savtagy’s speed in the vey last race of the year, as he manhandled his machine around the decimated terrain ahead of many in the pack.