2018 Glen Helen Motocross | Bell Helmets Race Report

News from Glen Helen and Beyond

PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP

Tomac and Plessinger Score Overall Wins

Round 2 of the Pro Motocross series took place this weekend in Southern California at the Glen Helen Raceway AND it was a perfect day for Bell Helmet pilots Eli Tomac and Aaron Plessinger. Both riders won both of their motos and will carry the Red Plates into Round 3 in Colorado.

Tomac was in full beast mode as he chased down the leaders in both of his motos to take the 450 Class win.

In Moto 1 Plessinger grabbed an early lead and held on to the finish.
In Moto 2 he had to work his way through the pack, taking the lead at the halfway point and checking out to take the win in the 250 Class.

Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy posted 6-4 Moto finishes to take 5th overall in the 250 Class.

Star Racing Yamaha’s rookie Justin Cooper qualified in the pole position at Glen Helen. He went 4-7 in the Motos and took 6th overall on the day.

7-10 Moto finishes put Garrett Marchbanks into the top ten at 8th overall.

AMERICAN FLAT TRACK
SPRINGFIELD MILE 1

It was an off weekend for Jared Mees, (if you consider finishing 2nd place to be off) as the Factory Indian pilot found himself in a royal battle with some of Flat Track’s best talent – among them was former AFT Champion and Bell Helmets supported Kenny Coolbeth, Jr. (below) who finished 3rd.

After seven rounds of the AFT series, Bell Race Star pilots are holding down the top three spots in the series. Mees is leading with 145 points, Henry Wiles is 2nd with 101 points and Coolbeth is in 3rd with 90 points. There are eleven rounds remaining.

WORLD SUPERBIKE

Jake Gagne was back on his Red Bull Honda CBR1000RR for Round 6 of the World Superbike series at Donnington Park in the UK. Gagne finished 13th on the weekend.

ROCKSTAR CANADIAN TRIPLE CROWN

Despite having to work his way from the back of the pack in both 450 Pro motos, Matt Goerke was able to still command a second place overall finish on the strength of 6-3 results at the opening round of the Rockstar Energy Triple Crown MX Tour at Wild Rose MX Park in Calgary, AB, this past Saturday.

GRAND NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY

It was a Bell Moto-9 Flex 1-2-3 podium sweep at the John Penton GNCC held in Millfield, Ohio, this weekend with Thaddy Duvall taking top honors, followed by Josh Strang and series points leader Kailub Russell. Duvall and Strang are both members of the Rockstar Factory Husqvarna team and Russell is Factory KTM’s premier off-road rider.

To date the GNCC series has been dominated by Russell, but Duvall was on a mission this weekend, taking the lead early and holding on to the finish.

It was a bit muddy in Ohio, but that didn’t stop Mackenzie Tricker, who celebrated with champagne after taking 1st overall in the WXC Pro Women’s division.

Saturday was also round 4 for the UTV GNCC Series at the John Penton GNCC in Millfield, Ohio, and Chaney Racing’s Kyle Chaney continued to post strong results – taking his 2nd coverall in the series.

WORCS

Round 6 of the WORCS series took place this weekend in Cedar City, Utah, and our Bell Helmets women did it again. Support athletes Brandy Richards, Lauren Wood and Britney Gallegos put together another 1-2-3 podium sweep. They are also the top three leaders in the series points chase.

Richards has now run all five Rounds of the WORCS and has a solid lead in the Women’s Pro division.

Congrats to Collin Elliot who grabbed the Holeshot and led every lap for 90 minutes to take first in the Pro 2 Lights division.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN ATV/MC AMATEUR NATIONAL MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Regional Qualifiers for the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Amateur National Motocross Championships started this weekend. Riders across the country are racing to earn their ticket to Loretta Lynn’s to see how they compare with their competition at the national level. Some of our riders who earned their tickets this weekend are: Katie Benson, Tyler Mollet, Jonathan Getz, Kade Johnson and Landin Pepperd.

Get Ready… The Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Amateur National Motocross Championships are only 10 weeks away. Bell Helmets will once again be the official helmet sponsor and will return with the $100 Holeshot Award.

The Moto-9 Flex is the most advanced helmet we've ever made, designed to manage linear and rotational energy to the head in certain low, mid, and high-speed impacts. The Moto-9 Flex is quickly setting a new level for rider protection in motocross and off-road racing.

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