This week, Supercross moved to Glendale, AZ, and returned to its standard race format of Heats, LCQs and Main events. It was a slow start for Bell Helmets’ Eli Tomac as he posted a 10th place Qualifying time – then a third overall in his Heat race. But when it came to the Main event, Tomac grabbed an early lead and never looked back, putting his Moto-9 Flex on top of the podium. After a rocky start to the season, Tomac is now 10th overall in the series standings.
It wasn’t a holeshot, but for Aaron Plessinger, it was a good enough start to take over the lead early and win his second race of the year. Plessinger is now back in control of the points race and will sport the Red Plate this coming weekend in Oakland, CA.
Pro Circuit’s Joey Savatgy and Adam Cianciarulo (above) posted the fastest Qualifying times and were at the front of the pack the entire race – at one point running 3rd and 4th. Savatgy bobbled in a corner, went down and Cianciarulo took over 3rd. Savatgy recovered for a 5th place finish.
Cycle Trader’s Bradley Taft put in his best performance of the year, finishing 4th in his Heat race and 6th in the Main. His performance in Arizona was enough for him to lock down 10th place in the series.
Cole Martinez has posted a pair of 12th place finishes the last two rounds on his AJE Motorsports Husqvarna.
After testing in Jerez, Spain, Jake Gagne and his Red Bull Honda WSBK team is ready for the opening round of World Superbike next month in Australia.
Team Babbitt’s/Monster Energy/Kawasaki continued their winning ways by taking both Main event wins at Round Four of the Amsoil Arenacross series in Greensboro, NC. Both team riders, Gavin Faith and Jacob Hayes (above), brought their “A” games with each taking an overall win in the 250AX Class.
Gavin Faith holds a slight points lead in the Amsoil Arenacross series over his teammate Hayes – 130 to 125.
Shout out to Diesel Thomas and his crew for their success at this weekend’s Nitro Arenacross in Lincoln, NE. Diesel ran a clean sweep, winning all of his Heat and Main events.
The Desert MC hosted Round One of the National Hare & Hound series this weekend and Britney Gallegos served notice that you will have to go through her to win the 2018 Women’s Pro championship. Britney, a long time supporter of Bell Helmets, took first in class to kick off the new year.
Chance Fullerton also had a great day at Round One and put his Moto-9 Flex on the podium – 2nd place in the Pro 250 class.
When you get a chance, click on the image above to check out this month’s edition of On The Pegs. If you are a fan of Trials or Extreme Enduros, you’ll enjoy the variety of articles plus the cover feature on Bell Helmets’ Cody Webb.
Snow Bike racing was a new event this year for the X Games as was the Snow Bike Best Trick. Bell’s Rob Adelberg is a veteran Freestyle Motocrosser, but this was his first Snow Bike event – and he came away with Best Trick X Games Gold.
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.
Since its introduction back in 1967, the Bell Star has long represented the standard in head protection. Revered as the first full-face helmet on the market, the Bell Star inspired an industry to pursue the science of head protection. That obsession with helmet innovation continues today. See the video below…