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WEBB WINS UNADILLA, CHAMPIONSHIP WITHIN REACH

Cooper Webb continues his championship hunt with a confident win at Unadilla.  Marvin Musquin also keeps his podium streak going, claiming second place in 450MX.

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Cooper Webb was off to an excellent start in Moto One when a red flag 5 minutes in caused a full race restart, setting him back slightly. On the restart Cianciarulo got the jump to an early lead and Webb stalked him closely, but didn’t make a pass until halfway through the race. Once he made the pass however, Webb dashed unchallenged to the checkered flag and the moto win. In Moto Two Webb launched into the top 3 of the pack and a battle emerged between him, Forkner and Savatgy. Webb made the pass stick on Savatgy and slowly worked his way to Forkner. Late in the race Webb found his opportunity and overtook the lead from Forkner, and another red flag this time worked in Webb’d favor cutting the race short and handing Webb the win. Webb went 1-1 on the day for first overall and the 250 MX National Championship is mere points away from his grasp.

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Aaron Plessinger turned heads this weekend with an impressive late race rampage in Moto One. He charged forward with the fastest laps of the entire race, all the way up to third and mounted a formidable attack on Savatgy for second. Lapped traffic was Savatgy’s saving grace and Plessinger settled in for third. In Moto Two Plessigner had a more subdued, but still strong showing, wrapping up in third and going 3-3 to take a second place overall for the day.

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Alex Martin had an off and on weeked at Unadilla, maladies and crashes keeping him off the podium, but his 7th place overall ties him for second in championship points.

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Mitchell Harrison had to retire early out of Moto One and finished 17th in Moto Two, 21st overall at Unadilla.

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Marvin Musquin kept his podium streak momentum going, charging out of the gate to an easy top five and picking his way up to a third place finish in Moto One. In Moto Two things were looking solid again for Musquin as he latched on to race leader Roczen and broke away from the entire field early on in the race. A small tip over in a tough “U-turn” section momentarily dropped Musquin back a few positions, but he easily made up the difference by the checkered flag and claimed second place. His 3-2 scores granted him second overall for the weekend and Musquin remains strong in third place of the 450MX National Championship point standings.

NAGL BARELY MISSES TOP STEP IN LOMMEL

Max Nagl keeps his hot streak going, missing the top step at the MXGP of Belgium by a single point.

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Max Nagl showed excellent form in the opening moto claiming a commanding win. Nagl was positioned well to nab the second moto win when a surprise tip over in a slow corner dropped him back to seventh place.  Frustratingly for Nagl this 1-7 score resulted in a second place overall, just one point shy of taking the overall win.

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Christophe Charlier crashed heavily in the opening moto and was unable to score any points in Belgium.

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Clement Desalle had a promising first moto claiming fourth in a hard fought battle with Romaine Febvre. Desalle’s luck ran out in the second moto however, when closing in on third place a small mistake caused him to crash. The crash created issues with Desalle’s front brake and he had to settle for a 10th place finish, and 8th overall for the weekend.

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Jordi Tixier also had a few hard knocks during the Belgium MXGP finishing 12-20 for the weekend.

ALEX MARTIN WINS AT WASHOUGAL

Leading into Thor’s big 2017 Collection Launch, Alex Martin wins at Washougal in the all new Fuse Lit Black!WA-AMART

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Alex Martin started the weekend with a commanding win – first taking the hole shot and then leading the entire race from start to finish. Savatgy stalked Alex Martin for many laps, but Martin expertly controlled the entire battle and never conceded the lead spot. In Moto 2 Alex Martin had a mid-pack start and had some work cut out for him. Alex Martin steadily worked his way through the pack all the way to second place, and his 1-2 finish handed him the overall for the weekend.

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Cooper Webb had a weekend full of ups and downs, but still landed on the podium in third place. In Moto 1 Webb started the race outside the top ten, but by the halfway mark put on the pass to claim third position and would ultimately finish the moto there as the two race leaders had a considerable lead. In Moto 2 Webb started real strong with the hole shot, but the luck would end there as Savatgy pushed Webb wide in the first lap and forcing him off track. Webb rejoined the race and fussily made his way back to battle Savatgy for position again, this time they both hit the ground in the jostling. Webb remounted in 17th and managed to work his way back to a sixth place finish for the moto. His 3-6 finishes were good for a third place overall on the weekend and Webb continues to lead the 250 MX Championship points.

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Jeremy Martin had a solid start and finish in Moto 1, claiming fourth. In Moto 2 disaster struck Jeremy when he was collected in the Webb-Savatgy incident, pinning him under his bike and unable to get up as the entire field flew by. Martin did eventually rejoin the race, but had to settle for 17th place after that crash. He finished 4-17 for 11th overall.

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Aaron Plessinger finished 9-5 for 7th overall on the weekend.

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Mitchell Harrison enjoyed some really solid starts on his motos, but unfortunately could not make them stick as he finished 14th in Moto 1 and crashed out of Moto 2. He finished 20th overall.

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Marvin Musquin had a little bit of a shaky start to the day, with a slow start in Moto 1 pushing him outside the top ten. Musquin began picking away at the field in rapid succession, working his way all the way to fourth by lap 3. Hungry for that last podium spot, Musquin launched a bold pass on Tomac which ended up not working in his favor as rough braking bumps launched him off his bike. Musquin quickly remounted and maintained his fourth place position, and would ultimately be granted third place when Pourcel crashed out of the race and Musquin slotted into third. In Moto 2 Musquin found himself to be a bit more lucky and launched off the gate for the holeshot. Eventually Tomac and Roczen found ways past the Frenchman and Musquin held onto the third place spot for a 3-3 and overall third for the day.

THOR PODIUM SWEEP AT MILLVILLE

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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.

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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.

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Cooper Webb ran another solid weekend, finishing first in Moto 1 and second in Moto 2 for a combined second overall for the weekend.

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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.

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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.

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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.

WEBB VICTORIOUS IN THE SANDS OF SOUTHWICK

The Pro National series returned to Southwick, MA and Cooper Webb blasted through the sand to victory in the 250MX class.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Mitchell Harrison placed 15th and 10th, for an overall of 12th for the day.

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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.

WEBB GOES 1-1 AT RED BUDD

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.

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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.

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Alex Martin also enjoyed a great weekend of racing, going 3-3 in his motos and claiming second overall for the weekend.

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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.

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Aaron Plessinger hovered around the top ten all weekend, finishing 10-11 and 11th overall.

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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.

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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.

WEBB WINS AT MUDDY CREEK

Cooper Webb tamed the muddy ruts of Muddy Creek, TN to claim victory in the 250MX class.

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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.

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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.

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Alex Martin finished 9th overall and Jeremy fifth overall.

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Aaron Plessinger finished 13th for the weekend and Mitchell Harrison finished 18th.

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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.

ANDERSON CLAIMS SECOND AT HIGH POINT, MUSQUIN 3RD

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Aaron Plessinger fought his way to a third place finish in moto 2 and a fourth place overall.

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Mitchell Harrison hovered around the top ten mark and just missed it with a 13th overall on the weekend.

The Martin Brothers Podium in Thunder Valley

The Martin brothers showed up in Thunder Valley, CO carrying the speed and momentum from their previous races to the podium once again.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Jarryd McNeil Wins 2 Gold Medals At X Games

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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.

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