Monster Energy Supercross – Final Round – Las Vegas, NV – May 06, 2017
Congratulations to Ryan Dungey for his 4th Supercross title.
Now that we said that – what a crazy night of racing! It started out in the 250SX class where Joey Savatgy was only one point out of the points lead, and if he could beat just two riders, Jordan Smith and Zach Osborne, he would be the 250SXE champion. Well, that didn’t go according to plan – not much did Saturday night in Las Vegas.
The racing was, however, incredible and Bell Helmets Moto-9 Flex athletes dominated the 250SX podium. Adam Cianciarulo rode like a man possessed, taking the overall class win. He was followed by recently crowned 250SXW champion Justin Hill. Aaron Plessinger rounded out the podium in 3rd with a come-from-behind performance. Heck – even 4th place finisher Dylan Ferrandis was in a Moto-9 Flex.
Savatgy’s night went from bad to worse. He eventually posted a 14th place finish, taking 3rd in the 250SXE series. Cianciarulo ended up 2nd in the points (who saw that coming?), and Ferrandis finished 5th on the year. Congrats to Zach Osborne for clinching the title with a “clutch” ride.
The Bell Moto-9 Flex dominated both the 250SX East and West podiums. Congratulations to all the athletes who put on a great show for us in 2017.
Okay… now let’s talk about the 450 SX class. When was the last time you saw five racers so close in the last lap of the race that you could throw a blanket over them? That’s how tight the racing was at the final SX race of the season. Eli Tomac, who was 9 points back from winning the championship, knew he had to pull out every trick in the book to win it.
Tomac took the lead early and set the pace for the rest of the field. It became a cat and mouse game that the crowd absolutely loved. A chess match where the top five riders all became pawns with Tomac hoping he would become king – but it simply didn’t work out that way. Jason Anderson won the event, Dungey won the title and Tomac finished 5 points short of an SX championship.
Wow! The AMA Pro Motocross outdoor series starts in under two weeks. This will be a fun season to watch.
Eli Tomac may not have won the title but he sure had the crowd standing on their feet the entire SX main event.
Adam Cianciarulo rode an incredible race from start to finish, winning the Davey Coombs 250 Shoot Out and moved into the 2nd spot in the points series.
Star Racing Yamaha’s Aaron Plessinger pushed his way through the pack for the third spot on the podium in the 250SX event.
Joey Savatgy has a lot of heart but the championship was not for him to win this year.
National Hare & Hound – Round 5 – Jericho, UT – May 6, 2017
So’s here what we did – we picked up the same caption as last week because Kacy Coy did it again – took the overall win in the Women’s Pro class.
Kacy Coy doesn’t care if she is racing in the woods or the desert – she just keeps posting 1st place overall results. Britney Gallegos was 3rd.
From the “More Fast Girls Wearing Bell Moto-9 Flex Helmets” Department…
Brandy Richards did double duty this weekend. She raced the Big 6 series in Primm, NV, on Saturday where she won the Women’s Pro class. That’s after she rode practice for the Women’s Motocross Championship series in Las Vegas earlier in the morning. Richards returned on Sunday to race the WMX final and finished 3rd overall. Some girls just gotta race!
Katie Benson has been grounded the last three months – not due to poor grades but to a broken foot. She picked the Amsoil Arenacross Amateur finals for her return where she picked up right where she left off – on top of the podium. Katie clinched another championship in the Girls 7-13 class.