SEASON FINALE PODIUMS FOR PLESSINGER AND WEBB
The MX Pro National series came to a close this weekend at Ironman Raceway in Indiana. The championships had already been decided, but that didn’t stop Thor riders Aaron Plessinger and Cooper Webb from putting on a show for their race fans!
Aaron Plessinger ran a steady pace in Moto One, taking 8th place at the checkered flag. In Moto Two Plessinger took it up several notches, launching out of the gate and instantly battling with Moto One winner Austin Forkner. Plessinger had control of the race for a bit when a small mistake put him on the ground and allowed Forker to get by. Plessinger wasn’t giving up though, he remounted and by mid-race he was once again hounding Forkner for the lead. The two battled until a deep rut claimed Forkner, and Plessinger ran strong to the finish for his first pro national win and second overall for the weekend. He finished fifth in the 250 MX National Championship series.
Cooper Webb had some issues in Moto One, tipping over in rough conditions early on in the race, however remounting to claim fifth. In Moto Two Webb followed the action up front and capitalized on Forkner’s mistake, taking second in Moto Two. Webb, the 2016 MX National Champion went 5-2 for the day to take a third place overall at the Ironman MX.
Alex Martin stalked the two front runners in Moto One, but never found the opportunity to make a pass, settling for third place. In Moto Two Martin ran to a consistent fourth place, giving him a 3-4 for and putting him in a 3 way tie for second place with fellow team mates Plessinger and Webb. The points tally and finishes ultimately would place Martin in fourth overall for the weekend. Alex Martin raced solidly all season long and has second place in the 250 MX National Championship series to show for that effort.
Mitchell Harrison ran quite well at Ironman MX, going 10-6 and 7th overall for the weekend.
Marvin Musquin started Moto One in the top five and battled with Tomac for the podium, but ended up finishing fourth. In Moto Two Musquin had a very similar start and position, but this time the majority of the battle took place fending off Anderson to maintain a 4-4 finish for the weekend. Marvin Musquin placed third over all in the 450 MX National Championship series.
Jason Anderson made his return to racing this weekend at Ironman, and looked to be right back up to speed finishing 5-5 for the weekend and now focuses his sights on the up-coming MXoN race.