Round 6 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship just finished at Red Bud.
America’s birthday weekend always brings with it the biggest motocross event of the year, and racing didn’t disappoint. The track was amazing as always: chopped out hills and off-cambers, and LaRocco’s Leap!
The points battle in the 450 class entering the day was intense; only 4 points separated leader Blake Baggett and runner-up Eli Tomac! With lots of trash-talk coming from Baggett, Eli was silently motivated to prove his worth on the track.
And sure enough, Tomac comes from behind his main competitors (Marvin Musquin and Blake Baggett) that first moto to grab the win! In moto 2, Baggett crashes in the first lap, Musquin got a bad start, and Tomac comes around in 3rd behind Anderson and Barcia. After looking fairly relaxed in the first half, Tomac stepped it up in the latter half, passing both riders for the win. Tomac takes a 1-1 for the day, and with that regains the points lead (Baggett was only able to come up to 10th in that 2nd moto).
In the 250 class, a Jeremy Martin / Zach Osborne dual took place for the entire first moto! Martin held on to win, and looked ready to repeat in the 2nd moto off the gate with the hole shot. However, a tip over in the 1st turn cost him majorly, and he was forced to come from dead last. He was able to make it back up to 8th, and got 3rd overall.
After Jeremy Martin’s crash, Zach Osborne was basically handed the overall win. Alex Martin led most of the 2nd moto, but a 3rd in moto 1 wasn’t enough to beat out Osborne. It didn’t matter anyways though, because Alex Martin crashed all on his own, handing the 2nd moto win to Osborne.
Here are the official results:
My Opinion: Eli Tomac is the man. He’s on a mission to win right now, and he has been riding very well lately. His 1-1 today was well-earned.
We are halfway through the season now, and it’s tough not to pick Eli as the title favorite. Baggett has been super fast, but way too inconsistent lately (stop crashing on the first lap!). Musquin is basically out of the points hunt; that knee injury took a toll on him (however, he was riding MUCH better today).
The 250 class is exciting to watch every week, but the craziness that happened at the beginning of the year is starting to die down. Osborne is consistently the guy to beat, and he’s going to be nearly impossible to beat for this championship. J-Mart has the speed, but is too inconsistent like Baggett.
Cover photo from Twitter (@ProMotocross)