The 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship visited Southwick for the second year in a row after ___ years of not being on the schedule. Per the usual, the Southwick sand played a huge roll in the end results for the riders, as it’s ever-changing with each passing lap, but it when the checkered flag flew for the final time it felt like a French invasion with Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha’s Dylan Ferrandis and Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin taking the top honors in their respected classes. But before the two Frenchman stood atop the podium, they had to get through a very wild day of racing!
Justin Hill Arm Injury
After the gate-drop for the first moto, all 40 riders screamed towards the first turn, but Auto Trader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing’s Justin Hill reluctantly tangled up with another rider as they entered turn one. The result is a right arm that needed to be stitched after being run over! Hill managed to finish the moto, though, but was then taken to the local Hospital for medical attention immediately after the race, so he was forced to DNS the second moto.
Peick Into Top 10 Finish After Two First Turn Crashes
The 2018 Southwick Motocross was full of more labor intensive work for Weston Peick than he would care to mention. After a crash in the first turn in the first moto, Peick put on an incredibly hard charge to move into 9th before the checkered flag flew. The JGRMX rider then lined up for the second moto, but it was deja vu all over again for Peick, as he again went down in the first turn. The #34 once again put his head down and started picking off riders to move into 11th for a 10th overall.