AMA PRO MOTOCROSS
Season Finale – Ironman National – Indiana – August 25, 2018
It was a muddy day of racing in Indiana, but Eli Tomac knew exactly what he had to do to take the 2018 Pro Motocross Premier Class Championship. Tomac posted a set of 2-9 moto finishes which was more than enough to clinch the 450cc title.
It definitely takes a village to win one Championship let alone back-to-back Championships. Factory Kawasaki did a great job throughout the season to insure Eli Tomac would recapture the 450cc Outdoor Championship.
Cooper Webb posted 9-4 Moto finishes for a 5th overall on the day. Webb ended up with a 9th overall finish in the 450 Class Championship standings.
Aaron Plessinger already clinched the 250 Class Championship last week, but popping the bubbly on top of the podium is a hard habit to break. Plessinger posted 1-1 Moto finishes in the Indiana mud to place a solid exclamation mark on his season.
Like many riders, Austin Forkner is looking forward to the off-season to regroup and set his sites on the 2019 season. Forker had an up and down year including several podium visits and a 7th overall in the series points standings.
We are pretty sure this is Colt Nichols… and if it is, he took 4th overall in the 250 Class by posting 8-2 Moto finishes.
Star Yamaha’s Dylan Ferrandis missed the first couple rounds of the series and still ended up 8th overall in the 250 Class standings. Ferrandis finished 7th overall in the Indiana mud.
MOTOAMERICA ROAD RACING
Wampum, PA – August 25-26, 2018
Winning is a great experience for the racer – but it’s just as exciting for the team who helps him get there. Josh Herrin put in an incredible ride on Saturday to win his first Superbike race in five years. Herrin shared the moment with Attack Performance team owner Rich Stanboli.
On Saturday, after entering the pit lane after his sight lap (which is against the rules), Cameron Beaubier found himself starting from the back row. He ended up finishing 5th on the day and bounced back on Sunday to take 2nd. Beaubier still holds a commanding lead in the Superbike points standings.
Westby Racing Yamaha’s Matthew Scholtz placed 3rd on Saturday and 5th on Sunday in the Superbike division.
The Liqui Moly Junior Class is always exciting to watch and Bell Helmets’ Cory Ventura keeps landing on the podium. Ventura finished 3rd on Saturday and 2nd on Sunday.
It was a pair of 2nd place finishes for Team RickDiculous’ Hayden Gillim. Gillim’s consistent finishes puts him 2nd overall in the Supersport class points standings with two rounds remaining.
Round One – Prescott Valley Event Center – August 25, 2018
The first race of the 2018 EnduroCross series kicked off this weekend to a sold-out crowd in Prescott Valley, AZ, and Cody Webb picked up right where he left off – taking the overall win. It was an exciting night of racing that included several lead changes – but, after 19 laps, when the checkered flag dropped – Webb had the win.
In the Women’s Pro class, Kacy Martinez-Coy made a last lap pass to top the Women’s podium. Morgan Tanke shared the podium with Kacy by taking 3rd overall.
NATIONAL HARE & HOUND
Muley Run National – Panaca, NV – August 26, 2018
As in motocross it takes a lot of support to win a National Hare and Hound Championship. This weekend, Chance Fullerton clinched the 250 Pro division – with one round remaining.
Brandy Richards kept her 1st place podium streak alive by taking the overall Women’s Pro Class win. Richards finished 30th overall out of nearly 200 entries. Britney Gallegos finished 2nd with Rachel Stout taking 3rd for another Bell Moto-9 Flex podium sweep.
Grassman National Enduro – Chandlersville, Ohio – August 26
After missing the previous two rounds due to injury, Thad Duvall returned to action by winning four of the six tests and finishing the wet, slick event a minute and a half in front of 2nd place.