Round 12 – Ironman National – Crawfordsville, IN – August 26, 2017
Tomac Clinches Pro 450 MX Title
Congratulations to Bell Helmet’s Eli Tomac! It was a long, eventful year for Tomac as the 450 championship came down to the last moto of the last round. His 5/6 moto finishes were enough to clinch the title though – with 17 points to spare. Tomac now owns the Number One plate and a very cool Bell Champion helmet.
Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo finished off the season strong with 2/2 moto finishes to take 3rd overall in the series.
Colt Nichols saved his best performance for the last race of the year, taking 3rd in Moto One and 4th in Moto Two – for third overall on the day in the 250 Class.
After a poor start, Aaron Plessinger finished 4th in Moto One and crashed out in Moto Two. Plessinger’s year end results were still solid as he finished 4th overall in the series.
Cooper Webb’s rookie season was definitely a learning curve for the talented rider. He finished 5th overall on the weekend and 7th overall in the series. Cooper will be back next year with Factory Yamaha and will take what he learned this year to improve his results in 2018.
MOTOAMERICA ROAD RACING
Round 8 – Pittsburg Int’l Race Complex – Wampum, PA – August 26-27, 2017
Mathew Scholtz continues to lead the Superstock 1000 class championship. He finished 2nd on Saturday and and 1st on Sunday.
Saturday was great for the current Superbike champion, Cameron Beaubier… Sunday was not so great! It was an exciting finish on Saturday when Beaubier took the lead on the second to last lap and the win – his fifth on the season. Sunday was a different story when he ran off the track and was unable to remount and finish the race.
Broaster Chicken Honda’s Jake Gagne had one of his best Superbike class races on the season, finishing 4th on Saturday and 6th on Sunday.
MOTOGP – MOTO2
Octo British Grand Prix – August 22-27, 2017
Brad Binder came out swinging at the #britishgp and put his #redbull #ktm machine inside the top 10 for the fifth time in 2017!
INTERNATIONAL SIX DAYS ENDURO
Brive-la-Gaillarde, France – August 27- September 2, 2017
The ISDE started this week in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France.
Bell Helmets has several top athletes participating including EnduroCross champion Cody Webb (Above), GNCC Champion Kailub Russell, GNCC Women’s Champion Kacy Martinez Coy, and Layne Michaels and Brandy Richards.
Tayla Jones is sporting a custom-painted Bell Moto-9 Flex and is representing the Australia Women’s ISDE team.
Brandy Richards’ very cool ISDE Moto-9 Flex helmet.
Make sure to follow these Bell Athletes to keep up with their race activities and results!
Photographer Mark Kariya is at the ISDE and posting images daily.
The AMA Big 6 race series is keeping track of their riders representing the USA at the ISDE. Here is Kacy Martinez Coy getting a few pointers from ISDE Team Manager, Antti Kallonen.
MotoAmerica reported that Cameron Beaubier dislocated his shoulder when he ran off the track in Sunday’s Superbike race.
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…