Monster Energy Supercross – Round 16 – East Rutherford, NJ – April 29, 2017
One might say that the East Rutherford Supercross was not the best of races for some of the Bell Brigade of riders who were expecting some premiere results.
In the 250SXE Class, Joey Savatgy was having a decent race – he crashed, picked up his bike and still made the podium – until AMA officials ruled that he did not re-enter the track in the correct location and docked him five positions – knocking Savatgy back to 8th overall on the day. The penalty now has Savatgy officially in 3rd place in points, one point behind the leader, Jordan Smith, and tied in points with Zach Osborne – who has more overall wins on the season and sits in 2nd place. The final round in Las Vegas this weekend should be fun!
It didn’t go much better in the 450SX Class for Bell pilot Eli Tomac. Tomac just wasn’t on his game all day, posting a 4th place Qualifying time, barely making the transfer spot in his Heat race and eventually finishing 8th in the Main after a great start and leading the race and then losing the front end and falling back to 16th place. He managed to work his way back up to the 8th place position.
There were some semi-bright spots, however, with Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo winning his Heat race followed by Star Racing Yamaha’s Dylan Ferrandis. Ferrandis continued to push hard and finished 2nd overall in the 250SXE Main event.
Next week is the final round of the Supercross season held inside the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas – with both the 450 and 250 East classes still up for grabs, you can bet it will be a sell-out.
National Hare & Hound – Round 4 – Lucerne Valley, CA – April 30, 2017
Congratulations go out to Chance Fullerton who finished 1st overall in the 250cc Pro Class. Chance has been working hard to make that top podium spot.
Kacy Coy doesn’t care if she is racing in the woods or the desert – she just keeps posting the 1st place overall results. Britney Gallegos was 2nd.
MotoAmerica Series – Road Atlanta – Braselton, GA – April 30-31, 2017
It was another weekend packed with AMA sanctioned Road Racing and this time there were better results for the Bell Helmet racers. In the Superbike class, Cameron Beaubier put his Monster Energy Factory Yamaha YZF-R1 on top of the podium on Saturday and took the 3rd spot on the podium on Sunday.
Mathew Scholtz took top honors on Saturday in the Superstock 1000 class but, unfortunately, posted a DNF on Sunday.