2018 Oakland Supercross | Bell Helmets Race Report

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SUPERCROSS

Aaron Plessinger took his points lead and his Red “points leader” Plate to Oakland, CA, this weekend and won his third overall race of the year. Plessinger heads to San Diego next weekend with a comfortable eight-point lead over Bell Helmets’ Joey Savatgy.

Justin Hill hasn’t had the best race season so far but turned that around this weekend by putting his custom painted Bell Moto-9 Flex on the podium, grabbing a third overall.

It was not the best night for Eli Tomac. The Factory Kawasaki pilot qualified third fastest but struggled in the Main event after sampling the Oakland stadium soil. Tomac finished 13th on the night.

This was Cooper Webb’s best race of the year. Coop was 4th fastest qualifier and pushed through the pack for a 7th overall in the Main.

Joey Savatgy had a consistent weekend qualifying 3rd and finishing 2nd overall in the 250SX West Main. The top three finishers in the 250SX West division were all wearing the Bell Moto-9 Flex helmet – Plessinger, Savatgy, and Hill.

MOTOGP

We are just a month away from the start of the MotoGP season – which takes place in Qatar in March. After an injury-ridden 2017 season, Bell Helmets’ Brad Binder is ready to take his position at the front of the pack for 2018.

OFF-ROAD

Mackenzie Tricker opened the 2018 AMA Enduro Series with an overall win in the Women’s Elite Pro division. She was followed by last year’s champion and Bell Helmets pilot, Tayla Jones. Both of these ladies are imports from Australia and have dominated the off-road market for the past two years.

We are seeing a serious pattern here – If there is an extreme off-road race, and Cody Webb is entered – chances are he is going to win it!
Webb did just that this weekend by taking the overall at the King of the Motos event – which many consider one of the top five toughest races in the world. This is Cody’s 4th overall win of this event.

Brandy Richards returned to racing (after a major “Get-Off” a couple weeks back) for the first round of WORCS. Richards took over right where she left off – finishing 1st overall in the Women’s Pro Class.

Gary Sutherlin sports a new ride and a new set of sponsors for 2018. The 2017 WORCS Pro Champion finished 3rd overall on the weekend at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

AMATEUR MOTOCROSS

Bell Helmets returns as the official helmet of the Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross and will once again provide a $100 gift certificate to every Holeshot artist. We look forward to seeing everyone inside the Daytona Speedway March 11 and 12.

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…