Martin Dominates 250 Class: 2014 Glen Helen MX

Photos: Donn Maeda/Brendan Lutes

The fresh start of a new season was all that Jeremy Martin needed to set himself back on the track that he expected to be on earlier in the year. Two motos at round one at Glen Helen Raceway and two dominating wins—Martin got out front early and checked out to leave the entire 250 field behind as he rode to his first overall win of his pro career.

Jeremy Martin | 1st Overall

Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin rode flawlessly in both motos, and after two second-place starts [although technically three due to a red flag in the second moto] he quickly worked his way into the lead on the first lap and checked out. Martin dominated each moto to finish the day with 1-1 scores for his first overall of his young

Cooper Webb | 2nd Overall

In moto one, Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha’s Cooper Webb sat outside the top 20 as the field rounded Glen Helen’s legendary first turn, but Webb quickly went to work passing clusters of riders in nearly every corner that followed. Webb soon found himself in third place behind Cole Seely, and after a few laps of following the red rear fender, Webb made the pass to take over second. In the second moto, Webb had a much better start and ran in fifth early in the race. After passing Dean Wilson, Christophe Pourcel, and Blake Baggett, Webb locked down second place behind his teammate Martin and finished the day with 2-2 moto finishes.

Cole Seely | 3rd Overall

In 250 moto one, Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Honda’s Cole Seely raced his way up through the top five and into second place, but late in the race Seely managed to let two positions slip away as Cooper Webb and Jason Anderson took over second and third, leaving Seely to finish in fourth. In moto two, an average start left Seely back in the pack and fighting to break into the top 10. After several passes and race trouble for Dean Wilson and Jason Anderson, Seely found himself sitting in fourth late in the moto. His 4-4 finishes landed him on the podium with third overall.

Blake Baggett | 4th Overall

An eighth-place finish in moto one was not the start that Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett was looking for, but in moto two Baggett turned things around with a third-place start. A crash from Justin Bogle bumped Baggett up to second for several laps, but a speedy Cooper Webb eventually took away the position dropping Baggett back to a respectable third. His 8-3 scores were good enough for fourth overall.

Christophe Pourcel | 5th Overall

Valli Motosports Yamaha’s Christophe Pourcell returned to racing in America on Saturday at Glen Helen, and he set some high expectations after notching the fastest qualifying time earlier in the day. Although Pourcel didn’t earn a spot on the podium like many had predicted, his 7-5 finishes were good enough for fifth overall.

Overall Results
1. Jeremy Martin (1-1)
2. Cooper Webb (2-2)
3. Cole Seely (4-4)
4. Blake Baggett (8-3)
5. Christophe Pourcel (7-5)
6. Justin Bogle (5-9)
7. Matt Bisceglia (11-7)
8. Marvin Musquin (10-8)
9. Jessy Nelson (15-6)
10. Jason Anderson (3-31)
11. Kyle Cunningham (14-12
12. Dean Wilson (6-33)
13. Valentin Teillet (12-16)
14. Matt Lemoine (13-17)
15. Zach Osborne (9-37)
16. Alex Martin (40-10)
17. Shane McElrath (19-13)
18. Jackson Richardson (17-14)
19. Justin Hill (36-11)
20. Kyle Peters (22-15)

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 250 National Championship Points Standings (After 1 of 12 rounds):
1. Jeremy Martin (50/2 moto wins)
2. Cooper Webb (44)
3. Cole Seely (36)
4. Blake Baggett (33)
5. Christophe Pourcel (30)
6. Justin Bogle (28)
7. Matt Bisceglia (24)
8. Marvin Musquin (24)
9. Jessy Nelson (21)
10. Jason Anderson (20)