Monday, June 27, 2016

The Others...Muddy Creek

The temperature went up and a motocross race went down in Blountville, Tennessee for round five of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at the RedBull Muddy Creek National.

Photo: Cody Moffatt
The 250 class might have more depth in it this season than its seen in a long time. There has already been 10 different riders on the podium. Amazingly Pro Circuit's Adam Cianciarulo has not been one of those guys. He'd have another week to forget in Tennessee after going 11-22 for 16th overall. Cooper Webb was out to prove he's still in the championship and 2-1 motos would earn him the overall. Joey Savatgy claimed moto 1 but would lose very valuable points with a 7th in moto 2 although he'd still finish second overall. Third overall went to the Troy Lee KTM of Shane McElrath. A second in moto 2 was a career best after leading nearly the entire Moto. Webb would be the only rider on the podium both motos.

The 450 class once again belonged to RCH Suzuki rider Ken Roczen. Roczen would have to work for that W as Eli Tomac looked to be in old form and pushed Roczen in both motos. The two would go 1-1 and 2-2 respectively. Broc Tickle found himself on the podium for the first time this season. 6-3 scores were good enough for 3rd overall. Cole Seely was the only other 450 rider to get on the podium in a moto.

This week I was extremely impressed with Jordan Smith. The Geico Honda rider went 4-6 for 4th overall and looked strong in both motos. Alex Martin has been getting the short end of the stick and making the best of it. After a 19th in moto one, he'd put his Star Yamaha on the podium for moto two with a 3rd.

Privateers earning points really gets me pumped and this week Heath Harrison, Jesse Wentland and Noah McConahy grabbed points in both 450 class motos. Austin Howell would finish 19th in moto 2. Jackson Richardson would score points with top 20 finishes in both 250 class motos. Henry Miller, Marshal Weltin and Luke Clout would all find themselves in the top 20 of moto 2. The consistency of Noah McConahy currently has him sitting in 21st in overall points, making him the top 450 privateer.

This week it's Heath Harrison who gets our shoutout. The number 99 went 12-15 for 13th overall. Harrison has made the switch to KTM this season and things seem to be firing on all cylinders. #cheerprivateer for Heath Harrison.

Rider: Heath Harrison | Photo: Tyler Johnson

And now...The Others.

20. 56 Jackson Richardson
21. 89 Marshal Weltin
22. 492 Luke Clout
23. 297 Henry Miller
24. 45 Kyle Cunningham
25. 84 Jimmy Albertson
26. 840 Steven McSwain
27. 421 Vann Martin
28. 677 Cody Williams
29. 593 Martin Castelo
30. 987 Matthew Babbitt
31. 716 Timmy Crosby
32. 61 Gannon Audette
33. 570 Cody VanBuskirk
34. 332 Jeremy Hand
35. 125 Josh Mosiman
36. 813 Aaron Lampi
37. 91 Brandon Scharer
38. 975 Jake Loberg
39. 174 Josh Osby
40. 230 Travis Sewell

20. 63 Jesse Wentland
21. 96 Noah Mcconahy
22. 43 Fredrik Noren
23. 11 Kyle Chisholm
24. 292 Austin Howell
25. 95 Dustin Pipes
26. 81 Jason Brooks
27. 80 Zack Williams
28. 581 Kyle Bitterman
29. 921 Isaac Teasdale
30. 309 Jeremy Smith
31. 70 Tony Archer
32. 918 Michael Akaydin
33. 399 Broc Peterson
34. 938 Carson Tickle
35. 868 Michael Docherty
36. 139 Nathan LaPorte
37. 314 Alex Ray
38. 456 Jacob Grove
39. 267 Harrison West
40. 455 Justin Ashburn

Next up is my personal favorite, the one and only RedBud!!! Get ready to celebrate America, let off some fireworks and Cheer Privateer.

-Kyle Pesci

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1 comment:

  1. Heath is really coming on strong! Awesome job. Give that man a ride already!