The Martin brothers felt right at home on their home track in Millville and started Moto 1 with Alex claiming the holeshot and Jeremy right behind him. Jeremy had a battle on his hands as Webb and Savatgy closed in on him, and Webb making a pass halfway through the race. Alex Martin lead nearly all of the race until tip over with 3 laps to go put him on the ground and relegated him to a third place finish, while his brother finished second behind Webb.
In Moto 2 it was a repeat start for the Martin brothers firing out the gate to 1-2 but it didn’t last long as Alex crashed a few corners into the race. Cianciarulo lead for a few laps, but Jeremy Martin mounted attack and overtook him for the lead. Jeremy would maintain the lead position and claim the overall victory of the weekend. Alex Martin charged all the way back to a fourth place finish in Moto 2 and third overall for the weekend.
Cooper Webb ran another solid weekend, finishing first in Moto 1 and second in Moto 2 for a combined second overall for the weekend.
Aaron Plessinger had a great weekend, finishing fifth in Moto 1 and and sixth in Moto 2 for an overall of fifth for the weekend.
Mitchell Harrison had a stand out weekend in Millville, finishing in 11th in Moto 1 and 10th in Moto 2 for an overall of 8th for the weekend.
Marvin Musquin started his Moto 1 with a top five start and charged hard to third place. He mounted a late race attack on Tomac to try and claim second place, but couldn’t quite seal the deal and settled for third. In Moto 2 Musquin launched off the gate and claimed the holeshot and battled Roczen for several laps before conceding the lead. Musquin continued to charge after Roczen and even dropped the fastest lap of the race, but it wasn’t enough to reel in the lead spot. Musquin went 3-2 and claimed second overall for the weekend.
The Pro National series returned to Southwick, MA and Cooper Webb blasted through the sand to victory in the 250MX class.
Cooper Webb got off to a slow start in Moto 1, shuffled back deep in the top ten. He put his head down and charged forward through the field, making it all the way to second place with four laps to go. Despite his efforts and posting up the fastest times of the race Webb didn’t have enough to reel in Moto 1 winner Jeremy Martin. In Moto 2 Webb launched off the gate for the holeshot and ran off with an early lead. Despite some pressure from Austin Forkner Webb never gave up his position and rode a solid moto all the way to the checkered flag, and overall winner for the weekend.
Jeremy Martin started his day right with a holeshot in Moto 1, though he had his hands full dicing with McElrath and Plessinger. Martin managed to sneak by the two and as they battled, he slowly grew his lead to a comfortable margin and raced uncontested to the finish. In Moto 2 Jmart had a bit more adversity to overcome. A slow start buried him in the field and as he battled McElrath for third his front tire washed out and sent him to the ground. Martin remounted in 12th position and charged like a maniac all the way back to a fourth place finish, resulting in a well-earned second overall for the day.
Alex Martin got a slow start to his day with a 7th place finish in Moto 1, but turned up the heat for Moto 2. In Moto 2 Alex Martin rallied to the top five of the field and had an exciting race with McElrath, which came to a close on the final lap when McElrath crashed hard, leaving Alex Martin free to seal the deal of a third place finish and fourth overall.
Aaron Plessinger was on fire in Moto 1, battling hard in the top three for the majority of the race and styling for a fourth place finish. In Moto 2 Plessinger charged hard again and worked his way to a fifth place finish and fifth overall for the day.
Mitchell Harrison placed 15th and 10th, for an overall of 12th for the day.
In Moto 1, Musquin got a great jump off the start straight to second place on the opening lap. He dropped back to 4th place in the first few laps, but soon made way his past Justin Bogle to claim the 3rd place position which he held on to the finish. In Moto 2 Musquin got off to a top-five start where he settled into 4th on the opening lap. His luck ran a little short however when a stopped rider caused him to go down and shuffled back outside the top ten. Musquin remounted and gathered himself up to charge hard back to a seventh place finish, and fourth overall for the day.
Cooper Webb dominated at Red Budd, Michigan going 1-1 and claiming the red plate. He heads into next weekend’s race as the 250MX Championship points leader.
Cooper Webb kicked off Moto 1 just right, dicing with Forkner for the first few laps before claiming the lead and then leading the rest of the race to the checkered flag. In Moto 2 Webb had a slower start and had to work through the pack. He finally pushed himself to second behind teammate Alex Martin, and in the few final laps mounted an attack to spring himself to first place. Webb went 1-1 for the day and overtook the Championship points lead from Savatgy.
Alex Martin also enjoyed a great weekend of racing, going 3-3 in his motos and claiming second overall for the weekend.
Jeremy Martin rode strong all day, placing 4th in moto 1 and poised for a podium finish in moto 2, when a small bobble put him on the ground. He remounted and fought his way back to 4th place in moto 2, and fourth place for the day.
Aaron Plessinger hovered around the top ten all weekend, finishing 10-11 and 11th overall.
Mitchell Harrison had a blazingly fast start in Moto 1 nearly nabbing the holeshot. It was tough to keep the momentum up however and he finished 12-24 and 17th overall.
Marvin Musquin kept consistent at Red Budd and posted up 5-6 results for fifth place overall on the weekend. In Moto 1 Musquin had a rough start outside the top ten, but charged hard all the way up to fifth place. In Moto 2 Musquin started inside the top ten, but still had his work cut out for him. Musquin and Baggett had a few exciting laps of head-to-head racing, but ultimately Baggett pressed forward and relegated Musquin to sixth place. Marvin Musquin commented “I didn’t get the best starts today and I’m disappointed with how both races went at the beginning, but I am happy with my riding towards the end. I’m going to work on getting better starts so I can see what I’m able to do from there.” Marvin Musquin currently sits third in the 450MX Championship point standings.
Cooper Webb tamed the muddy ruts of Muddy Creek, TN to claim victory in the 250MX class.
Cooper Webb was looking confident all day with blazing fast lap times in practice and qualifying. In Moto 1 Webb was the silent stalker and quietly picked off Davalos for third position, then moved into second as Cianciarulo went down. Webb ran drama-free to the finish to clinch second in the moto. In Moto 2 Webb had a slow start and had many positions to make up. He got straight to work though, and by the final lap Webb was leading the race. His 2-1 Moto finishes placed him on the top step for the overall.
Alex Martin and Jeremy Martin both had rough starts in Moto 1, and tag-teamed their way through the pack until Alex crashed with two laps to go. Jeremy kept pressing forward and diced with McElrath for the top five, but had to settle for sixth place at the checkered flag. In Moto 2 Alex Martin charged hard to the front and battled McElrath for the lead, but could never make the pass stick. Alex settled for a third place in Moto 2 and Jeremy in fifth place.
Alex Martin finished 9th overall and Jeremy fifth overall.
Aaron Plessinger finished 13th for the weekend and Mitchell Harrison finished 18th.
Marvin Musquin jumped off the line near the front of the pack in Moto 1, but a mistake caused him to go down in turn one. From dead last, Musquin charged his way back to a 7th place finish in Moto 1. In Moto 2 Musquin made another excellent start stick in second place. Throughout the moto Musquin battled in the top five and claimed fourth at the finish. His 7-4 finishes were good for a fifth overall for the weekend.
Jason Anderson came back with a vengeance after his Thunder Valley DNF, qualifying with the fastest time at High Point and claiming second overall for the day. Marvin Musquin also put a good foot forward and rounded out the podium in third.
Jason Anderson kicked off his weekend at High Point with authority, starting off with the quickest lap times in practice and then qualifying first out of the pack. He launched off the gate in Moto 1 and worked his way to third place by the end of lap 1, and quickly passed for second position by lap 2. A small tip over in the race cost him a few positions, but Anderson rallied and fought his way back to a third by the end of the race. In Moto 2 Anderson started off in the top ten and diligently worked his way back to another third place finish, going 3-3 for the day resulting in a second place overall.
Marvin Musquin also had a great start, jumping off the gate to fourth place and eventually picking off Anderson and Tomac to run in second. Musquin stalked race leader Roczen, but never quite reeled him in, settling for second place in Moto 1. In Moto 2, Musquin got off to another top-five start as he rounded the opening lap in 4th place once again. Tomac made a pass on Musquin to drop him back to 5th place momentarily but the Frenchman upped the pace on lap six to make a pass on Justin Barcia to reclaim the 4th place position.
The Star Yamaha team experienced mixed luck this weekend, with Cooper Webb landing on the podium, but both Martin brothers loosing valuable points with DNFs.
Cooper Webb ran quiet and steady in both motos, claiming third in Moto 1 and fifth in Moto 2 for a third overall for the weekend.
Catastrophe struck both Martin brothers, as Alex Martin experienced a mechanical DNF in Moto 1 and a nearly identical ailment struck Jeremy Martin’s ride in Moto 2.
Aaron Plessinger fought his way to a third place finish in moto 2 and a fourth place overall.
Mitchell Harrison hovered around the top ten mark and just missed it with a 13th overall on the weekend.
The Martin brothers showed up in Thunder Valley, CO carrying the speed and momentum from their previous races to the podium once again.
Moto 1 kicked off with a blazing fast holeshot by Cooper Webb with Jeremy Martin right on his heels. Further back in the pack Alex Martin, Aaron Plessigner, and Jordon Smith were embroiled in a 3 way fight for podium contention. Alex Martin and Plessinger ended up getting tangled and going down, pushing them way back into the field. Plessinger managed to fight his way back to a 14th place finish, and Alex Martin clawed his way from 20th place to a sixth place finish at the checkered flag.
Meanwhile at the front of the pack, Jeremy Martin stalked Savatgy and capitalized when Savatgy had a crash and fell back. Jeremy shot forward to the front and claimed the Moto 1 victory with Cooper Webb claiming third.
In Moto 2 the Star Racing Yamaha riders suffered a slower start, but came back in speedy fashion. Alex Martin showed blazingly fast speed as he came back from 10th place to third place only 12 minutes into the race. Alex and Jeremy Martin kept charging for race leader Savatgy but never could reel him in close enough to challenge for the lead. Alex Martin finished second in Moto 2 and overall third, swapping with Jeremy Martin finishing third in Moto 2, and second overall for the weekend. Fellow team mates Cooper Webb scored 5th over all, Mitchell Harrison 10th, and Aaron Plessinger 11th.
Bad luck struck Thor riders Jason Anderson and Marvin Musquin in the Thunder Valley 450MX. After a very promising start in second place during Moto 1, Jason Anderson was forced to retire early from the race as he suffered severe effects from altitude sickness.
Marvin Musquin went down hard during Moto 1, forcing him into a DNF as his bike required repairs. Musquin rallied back in Moto 2 however and claimed a 5th place finish, and 14th overall.
Thor freestyle rider Jarryd McNeil had an outstanding showing at the 2016 Summer X Games in Austin TX, taking home gold medals in Moto X Step Up and Moto X Best Whip. It was his debut in the Step Up category and the crowd went wild as he cleared 33 feet onboard his 2-stroke YZ250. In the Best Whip comp McNeil continued to wow the X Games crowd as he threw some of the biggest whips of the comp, and secured 39% of the peoples vote to claim the Gold medal.
It was an absolute stand out weekend of racing for Thor this past weekend at the Glen Helen track in San Bernardino, CA. The day began with tributes during the opening ceremonies to Grand Marshall & Thor founder, Torsten Hallman, and culminated with a 250 MX class podium sweep.
In Moto 1 Alex Martin quickly charged to the front on lap 1 and maintained the lead for the majority of the race. Cooper Webb continued to hunt Martin down though, and managed to close the gap and overtake Martin for the lead with two laps to go in the race. Webb would go unchallenged and take the checkered flag for the win.
Meanwhile Jeremy Martin ran solidly in third for the race, slowly creeping up to Webb in second, but a few bobbles kept him at bay.
Aaron Plessinger hovered around the front runner battles with a fifth place finish
Mitchell Harrison finished 18th.
In Moto 2 Jeremy Martin shot out to the front and lead the entire race from start to finish. Alex Martin and Webb had more work on their hands, dicing through the field to try and close the gap on Jeremy.
The pair rampaged their way in near unison until coming up on second place rider Jessy Nelson. Alex Martin pounced and made his move fast, but Webb got caught up behind Nelson and it was enough breathing room for Alex Martin to clinch second place and the overall victory for the weekend. This was Alex Martin’s first career overall win and he also claimed the red plate points lead moving forward to the next weekend of racing at Thunder Valley. Brother Jeremy Martin claimed second overall and Cooper Webb third overall to round out the Thor Star Yamaha podium sweep. Aaron Plessinger finished fifth overall and Mitchell Harrison 13th overall.
Jason Anderson showed good form in Moto 1, starting near the front of the field and doggedly chasing the front runners the entire race. A mechanical issue struck Ken Roczen and Anderson capitalized on the opportunity claiming second place.
Marvin Musquin ran top ten for the majority of the race and finished 9th in Moto 1. In Moto 2 Anderson was running in the top five again and was making moves for third place, when he narrowly avoided catastrophe and rode out a cross-rut. Anderson finished fifth in Moto 2 and fourth overall, Musquin finished 11th in Moto 2 and ninth overall for the weekend.
Despite super soggy conditions in Saturday’s qualifying, Sunday shaped up to be perfect weather and conditions for the MXGP round at Talavera de la Reina, Spain.
Max Nagl has made a good name for himself for being consistent in the MXGP series. He rode his way to a solid second place finish overall and maintains a fourth place standing in the MXGP Championship series.
Clement Desalle continues to make forward progress as his pre-season injuries heal and claimed fourth overall.
Christophe Charlier and Jordi Tixier both had frustrating weekends, finishing 18th and 12th respectively.
The 2016 Pro Motocross Championship kicked off this weekend at Hangtown in Sacramento, CA . Thor riders Alex Martin and Cooper Webb wasted no time charging their way to the podium to start the season right.
The Star Racing Yamaha team was ensnared in tight racing with foe and teammate alike the entire day. In moto one a quick rain storm hit midway through the race, adding another layer of complexity to the first outdoor race of the season. Cooper Webb and Jeremy Martin battled the entire race, swapping positions and dicing it up until the final laps when Jeremy managed to claim the position from his teammate. In Moto Two a competitor went down hard bringing about a red flag, and resetting the stage for Alex Martin and Aaron Plessinger to mount their attacks. The final moments of the race were a frenzied brawl between Savatgy, Nelson, Alex Martin and Plessinger as they all battled for first place. Lapped traffic played to Savatgy’s advantage and he squeaked by with the win with Alex Martin right on his rear tire. Alex Martin and Cooper Webb claimed second and third overall for the weekend.
Jason Anderson rode solid and consistent the entire weekend, qualifying third and staying steady in the top ten all day. His combined sixth and third places earned him fourth overall for the weekend.
Marvin Musquin also kept it in the top ten, finishing ninth in moto one and then battling to a 7th place in moto two, for combined finish of 8th overall.