Looking Back At Thunder Valley
Round three of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Nationals at Colorado’s Thunder Valley Raceway saw several exciting twists in the on-track action. GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac continued his winning ways in the first 450 moto – making it five-out-of-five – but a horrendous crash in the second moto saw his outdoor season go right down the drain, thanks to a dislocated shoulder that will require surgery to repair. In the 250 class, series points leader Marvin Musquin – one of the smoothest and most technical riders – also suffered a big crash that left him dazed and confused. As a result, defending National Champion Jeremy Martin retook the series points lead with a perfect 1-1 moto tally. One of the biggest surprises, however, was the stunning return of Christian Craig on a GEICO Honda. A replacement rider for the injured Justin Bogle, Craig came out of retirement, set the fastest qualifying time of the day, then raced to fifth overall in what was his first-ever 250 National.
Our friend, photographer Phil Lambert, was on hand at what was his home-state National, and he sent over this cool gallery that reflects on the on-and-off track action at Thunder Valley. Give @vital277 a follow on Instagram.