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.