Congratulations to Aaron Plessinger and the entire Star Racing Yamaha team for winning the AMA Supercross 250cc West Championship.
The final round of the 2018 Supercross season took place this weekend in Las Vegas and Bell Helmets’ Eli Tomac was once again on top of his game, taking his 8th Supercross win on the season. Tomac had some injuries in the early rounds which made for a slow start – but no doubt, the man from Colorado was, without question, the fastest racer in Las Vegas.
Adam Cianciarulo finally got the monkey off his back for 2018 by winning the East/West Shootout in Las Vegas. Adam had a great year finishing second overall in the points chase in the 250SXW class.
Aaron Plessinger rode smart all night to make sure he locked in the 250SXW class championship. Oh yeah… then he got engaged!
Joey Savatgy also had a strong night in Vegas by finishing a solid 4th on the night and 4th overall in the 250SXW series.
The Arenacross finals took place this weekend on Friday night at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas and our Bell Helmet athletes were winning more championships. Jacob Hayes took home the 250AX title.
Ryan Breece won the AX Lites West Championship
Mikah Carpenter piloted his Cobra minicycle to the Ultracross 50cc 4-8 Championship… plus two other championships.
So far this season, Jared Mees has proven to be unbeatable as he once again won the AFT Twins division this weekend at the Calistoga Half-mile. Mees took control of the race on the second lap and then battled hard with the 2nd place rider – taking the checkered flag by a narrow 0.114 of a second.
Kenny Coolbeth, Jr. closed out the podium in a solid 3rd place.
Both Mees and Coolbeth, Jr. rely on the Bell Race Star.
Ryan Wells has had a slow start in 2018, but this weekend he put it all together in Calistoga to take the overall win in the AFT Singles division. Wells now sits in 3rd place in the points chase – with a lot of racing left in the season.
Round 3 of the MotoAmerica series took place this weekend at the VIRginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia. Our Bell athletes came away with a handful of podium finishes. On Saturday, Cameron Beaubier (#2), who led most of the race, came up just short for 2nd place. Mathew Scholtz (#11), who has had a fantastic season to date, came in a close third. Bell Star pilot Josh Herrin finished 4th. Sunday’s racing was a repeat of Saturday – Beaubier 1st, Scholtz in 2nd and Herrin 3rd.
Mathew Scholtz (above) and Cameron Beaubier are both tied for 2nd place in the points chase.
Hayden Gillim took home 2nd place in the Supersport class on Saturday but crashed out on Sunday. His team still loves him!
The Gran Premio Red Bull of Spain was Round 4 of the MotoGP series and Bell Helmets’ Brad Binder, once again, posted solid results with a 6th overall finish.
The AMA Dragon’s Back National Enduro took place on Sunday in Arrington, Virginia. And you guessed it – Tyla Jones won the Women’s pro division – and Mckenzie Tricker was 2nd. BUT – this was Brooke Cosner’s first trip to the podium this year – which made for a Bell Helmets Moto-9 Flex 1-2-3 Sweep!
Nick Davis took 2nd in the Pro2 division at the Dragon’s Back Enduro.
This weekend was the Opening Round of WEXCR and Bell Helmets’ Pro UTV pilot, Kyle Chaney, took the win. Chaney is a man of few words… “The track was tight and the dirt was perfect. I was able to cross the finish line first.” Just keep putting your Moto-9 Flex on top the podium and we’re good with it!
The Bell Helmets girls did it again at the National Hare & Hound in Utah – They swept the podium with Brandy Richards taking first, followed by Rachel Stout and Britney Gallegos.
Chance Fullerton came in 3rd in the 250 Pro division.
Bell Helmets is a proud sponsor of the National Hare & Hound series, providing a free helmet to a lucky class winner from each round. This round, Mason Klein was the winner of the 86-200 A Class. Mason is a smart rider as he already relies on the Bell Moto-9 Flex. Now he will have a back up!
There was a lot of off-road racing on the West coast this weekend and some riders raced both the Hare & Hound in Utah, then drove south to race the Big 6 Grand Prix in Primm, Nevada. Brandy Richards made it two overall wins on the weekend while Factory KTM’s Kacy Martinez-Coy took 2nd, Britney Gallegos (above) finished 3rd and Lauren Woods came in 4th. This was a great effort on the part of all our ladies who rely on the Bell Moto-9 Flex.
Kailub Russell and Gary Sutherlin finished 3rd and 4th in the Open Pro class.
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…