Photos by Ryne Swanberg
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The second round of the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship went off this past weekend in San Bernardino, California, at Glen Helen Raceway. Glen Helen is one of the toughest tracks to shoot at on the circuit. The course is spread out quite a bit, unlike Hangtown, and has some massive hills that have you grasping for air the entire day. This year they added some fun jumps into the mix that made it a little more enjoyable to shoot. The new hip jump was one of my favorite spots of the weekend, and riders were getting dirty off of it all day long. I was also super stoked on the split section before the finish line, as it created some interesting shots within the tight sections. This year the course was extremely rough, especially going up and down the hills with some super gnarly ruts. In the 250 class Cooper Webb dominated the first moto while Jeremy Martin dominated the second moto, but it was their teammate, Alex Martin, who came away with his first overall win in his pro career with a 2-2 finish. I couldn’t have been more stoked for the elder Martin brother as he heads to Colorado with the red plate! Ken Roczen was the man to beat at Glen Helen with a commanding victory in the second moto after leading most of the first moto before his fork deflated with air and had to slow down to salvage a fourth, but he was long gone before that happened. See you at the races!
Miles Covered: 8
Photos Taken: 4836