Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Others...Spring Creek.

Hometown favorites made the crowd proud at round 8 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championships. The series stopped at Millville, Minnesota's Spring Creek Mx Park.

Photo: Brandon Callahan
John and Greta are the parents of Star Yamaha teammates Jeremy and Alex Martin, as well as being the facility owners. Although their boys don't live on the property, that home coming would be sweet by days end.

Qualifying goes down early and it'd be Pro Circuit rider Joey Savatgy throwing down the top time for the 250 class. Ken Roczen would top the 450 riders on his RCH Suzuki and set the tone for the day. As the fields were set for racing approximately 14 full privateers in each class would make the gates. Austin Howell would be a top privateer qualifier in the 450 class with a time that put him 18th overall. In the 250 class it'd be the 297 of Henry Miller who'd sit 20th in the stacked field. Meanwhile Cody Church and Alex Nagy would get in the show with 250 and 450 consi wins respectively.

The 250 class would be all about the Martins early in both motos as older brother Alex would jump out front with Jeremy in tow. Jeremy would go on to win moto one and finish 2nd in moto two for 2nd overall. Alex would go 3-4 for 3rd overall and teammate Cooper Webb's 2-1 scores would claim the overall on the day. The only rider able to break up the podium all day was Husqvarna's Zach Osborne in moto two with a 3rd. Henry Miller is from Rochester, Minnesota and must have heard the locals cheering him on as he'd go 18-22 for 20th overall.

The 450 class was another Ken Roczen showing of dominance. K-Roc was like an A class guy playing around in the C practice at a local track. Most guys don't pass 17 riders in an entire race, Roczen did it in the first lap and a half. He'd take the overall with 1-1 motos. KTM rider Marvin Musquin and Kawasaki's Eli Tomas would swap Moto finishes of 3-2 and 2-3 for 2nd and 3rd overall on the day respectively. 

Hometown privateers. Topping the list of 250 class privateers as we mentioned was Henry Miller, but he wouldn't be the only Minnesota privateer with a solid day. From Elk River, Jesse Wentland would show his speed in the 450 class by going 12-14 for 13th overall on the day. Coming off a week where he'd fail to qualify, the number 63 was determined to redeem himself. This is a guy with too 10 speed if he can consistently nail his starts. Keep an eye out for the Sean Robertson tuned RSR Honda.

Photo: Michael Flavell | Rider: Jesse Wentland
Every point scored is earned and valuable. Some privateers go all season just trying to get one. Top 20 in a moto gets you in the points and gives a desire for more. Cracking the 450 class top 20 in Millville would be Zack Williams and Noah McConahy doing it in both motos along with Matthew Babbitt with a 19th in moto 2. The 250 class is stacked and it'd be Henry Miller and Jackson Richardson who'd get some points in moto 1.

And now...The Others.

20. 297 Henry Miller
21. 56 Jackson Richardson
22. 403 Tristan Charboneau
23. 61 Gannon Audette
24. 421 Vann Martin
25. 726 Gared Steinke
26. 975 Jake Loberg
27. 641 Keith Tucker
28. 125 Josh Mosiman
29. 570 Cody VanBuskirk
30. 702 Josiah Hempen
31. 180 Bryar Perry
32. 212 Chase Marquier
33. 768 Cole Shondeck
34. 677 Cody Williams
35. 222 Chris Howell
36. 284 Cody Church
37. 97 Tevin Tapia
38. 736 Kenny Venarchick
39. 91 Brandon Scharer
40. 89 Marshal Weltin

20. 52 Ben Lamay
21. 175 Paul Coates
22. 987 Matthew Babbitt
23. 70 Tony Archer
24. 230 Travis Sewell
25. 90 John Short
26. 670 Dylan Schmoke
27. 881 Jerry Lorenz
28. 292 Austin Howell
29. 412 Jared Lesher
30. 81 Jason Brooks
31. 270 Jacob Runkles
32. 151 Dakota Tedder
33. 88 Ronnie Stewart
34. 509 Alex Nagy
35. 796 Mike Bidus
36. 708 Joesph Perron
37. 152 Sean Hackley
38. 20 Broc Tickle
39. 99 Heath Harrison
40. 28 Weston Peick

Next weekend the series move to the west coast and takes on the scenic Washington track, Washougal.

-Kyle Pesci

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