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“The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship headed to the mile high city of Denver, Colorado, for round three at Thunder Valley MX.  You never know what conditions you’ll have at Thunder Valley, it usually always seems to be an overcast day with a threat of rain, and this year they had plenty of rain leading up to the race as well.  Race day turned out perfect, though, with sunny skies and temperatures in the low 70’s.  The race track has gone through some changes over the last couple of years, like trees being cut down, which I am not a huge fan of at all.  It also seemed like the track was cut down quite a bit because of the rain, but some of the new sections provided a unique view, and the number of fans spectating on the hill had to be at an all-time high.  Racing in both classes saw the red plate holders hit the dirt hard.  Marvin Musquin escaped injury when he crashed on a down hill rutted section, but he recovered to salvage some points on the day.  Eli Tomac is a different story, though, after hitting the deck really hard in the same section that claimed James Stewart a few years ago.  Eli’s crash was vicious and early reports said he just dislocated his shoulder and might be able to race this weekend, but that has since changed and he’s out with season-ending shoulder surgery.  The 450 championship is now firmly in the hands of Ryan Dungey with Blake Baggett 29 points behind him.  The championship is heading east to Muddy Creek this weekend where the temps are set to rise and hopefully the action heats up as well in the chase for the number-one plate.”

Steps:  15,409
Miles Covered: 7.6
Photos Taken: 3064