Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Others...Glen Helen.

We normally post "The Others" on Monday mornings but this Monday was not about us. I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day and thank those who gave their lives to give us ours.

It's going to be a good summer! This weekend racers took over Glen Helen. We are now 2 rounds in to the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championships and racing has been action packed. I think the 250 class is going to be a battle to the end. That class is stacked with guys that could win at any moment. The 450 class seems to be in the hands of Ken Roczen. Ryan Dungey is proving to be consistent again and I think Eli Tomac is going to become a threat.
Photo: Connor Moore
The 250 class shook up a little after last weeks 1-1 performance by Pro Circuit's Joey Savatgy was backed up with 9-7 motos at Glen Helen. The overall win and points lead went to a rider who was maybe the biggest underdog on not just his team but maybe out of all the factory supported teams, Alex Martin. His 2-2 scores were good enough to give a guy who was once the definition of privateer the top step of the podium. He'd be joined on the podium by teammates Jeremy Martin and Cooper Webb.

The 450 class proved what I said last week. The only guy who might be able to beat Ken Roczen right now is himself. He showed serious speed in moto 1 and while pulling away he'd suffer what most would consider an mechanical DNF. When Roczen's forks broke he'd save it and earn valuable points by finishing 4th and coming back to win moto 2. KTM's Ryan Dungey would take the overall with 1-2 scores. Roczen took 2nd and Eli Tomac would go 3-3 for 3rd.

Jesse Wentland would be the top privateer in the 450 class finishing 20th overall after at 17th in Moto one earned him his first points of the season. Darryn Durham, Ben Lamay, Austin Howell, Noah Mcconahy and Cody Cooper would all crack the top 20 in a moto as well. We mentioned the stacked 250 class and it'd be a tough one for privateers. Jackson Richardson and Dillan Epstein would be the only privateers to earn points on the day after they'd swap 20th place finishes in the motos.

This week I've got to give it up to the number  292 of Austin Howell. The California native is making a return to racing after some injuries sidelined him for nearly 2 years. He'd earn himself 2 points in moto 2 and finish the day 23rd overall. I talked with Austin during the supercross season and he was anxious to make his comeback. He is confident and should improve week after week. #cheerprivateer for Austin Howell.
Rider: Austin Howell  Photo: Connor Moore
And now...The Others.
20. 36 Justin Hill
21. 46 Luke Renzland
22. 56 Jackson Richardson
23. 188 Dillan Epstein
24. 84 Jommy Albertson
25. 212 Chase Marquier
26. 388 Brandan Leith
27. 203 Zac Commans
28. 902 Killian Auberson
29. 125 Josh Mosiman
30. 39 Jordan Smith
31. 726 Gared Steinke
32. 421 Vann Martin
33. 381 Kinser Endicott
34. 92 Ryan Breece
35. 820 Dalton Oxborrow
36. 92 Brandon Scharer
37. 174 Josh Osby
38. 492 Luke Clout
39. 48 Anyhony Rodriguez 
40. 38 Christian Craig

20. 63 Jesse Wentland
21. 159 Darryn Durham
22. 52 Ben Lamay
23. 292 Austin Howell
24. 96 Noah Mcconahy
25. 121 Cody Cooper
26. 805 Carlen Gardner
27. 76 Scott Champion
28. 11 Kyle Chisholm
29. 314 Alex Ray
30. 551 Jeremy Bryne
31. 723 Tyler Enticknap 
32. 625 Charles Leftancois
33. 81 Jason Brooks
34. 79 Nick Schmidt 
35. 447 Deven Raper
36. 504 Sean Lipanovich
37. 670 Dylan Schmoke
38. 95 Dustin Pipes
39. 28 Weston Peick
40. 87 Austin Politelli

Next week the series heads to Colorado and takes on Thunder Valley for round 3.
-Kyle Pesci
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