2019 AMA Pro Motocross

Round Eight – Spring Creek

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The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship held its eighth round of the 2019 season at Spring Creek MX Park for the 37th running of the Frescados Tortillas Spring Creek National on Saturday.

AMA MX SpringCreek Wet
2019 AMA Pro Motocross – Round Eight – Spring Creek

Heavy rainfall provided riders with challenging track conditions throughout the afternoon, where the 450 Class saw Red Bull KTM’s Cooper Webb sweep both motos for his first career victory in the premier class.

AMA MX SpringCreek Webb Smoky
2019 AMA Pro Motocross – Round Eight – Spring Creek – Cooper Webb

450 Championship leader Eli Tomac took 2-5 results but that was still enough to edge away further from Marvin Musquin in the championship chase as the Frenchman carded a 3-7. 

Young Australian Hunter Lawrence raced to victory in the opening 250 moto for an overall Spring Creek podium and in doing so moved up to fourth in the championship standings.

AMA MX SpringCreek Hunter Lawrence Spray
2019 AMA Pro Motocross – Round Eight – Spring Creek – Hunter Lawrence

Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo prevailed to take his sixth victory of the season in the second bout to extend his lead in the championship standings to 36-points over Dylan Ferrandis. 


450 Moto One Report

As the gate dropped on the opening 450 Class moto, JGRMX Suzuki support rider Isaac Teasdale emerged with the first MotoSport.com Holeshot of his career over local hero Henry Miller.

AMA MX SpringCreek
2019 AMA Pro Motocross – Round Eight – Spring Creek

As the 40-rider field charged out of the first turn, Webb blasted by Teasdale to take over the top spot and lead the opening lap. Miller was credited in second, while TPJ Racing rider John Short moved into third, just ahead of Teasdale.

Webb immediately took advantage of a clear track and quickly opened a gap over his competition, while Miller maintained his hold of second. Teasdale managed to get back around Short for third, however, it would be short lived as Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac was on the move and wasted no time overtaking both riders.

Tomac’s march to the front continued as he tracked down Miller and took over the second position with an aggressive move around the outside of the first turn. Shortly after, Miller had company from Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin, who made the pass for third, shuffling Miller to fourth.

Over the ensuing laps Tomac used every inch of the racetrack to close in on Webb, and as the moto neared its completion Tomac found himself searching for a way past the race leader. However, Webb withstood the challenge and responded by picking up his pace, which kept Tomac at bay. When the checkered flag waved, it was Webb who held on to take the first 450 Class moto victory of his career by 11.8 seconds over Tomac. Musquin remained unchallenged en route to third. Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Zach Osborne was fourth, while Miller finished an impressive fifth in front of the home crowd.


450 Moto Two Report

Moto 2 saw Webb carry the momentum from his first moto win to take his class-leading sixth MotoSport.com Holeshot over Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen and Short. As Webb and Roczen set the pace out front, several riders found themselves collected in a first turn pileup, including championship contender Musquin. Tomac was mired deep in the field as well, and fought to put himself inside the top-10 at the end of the opening lap.

AMA MX SpringCreek Start
2019 AMA Pro Motocross – Round Eight – Spring Creek

Behind the lead duo, the battle for third began to heat up as Osborne closed in on Short, and eventually made the pass stick for third. Despite Webb’s strong riding out front, Roczen started bridging the gap and was able to make a successful pass attempt for the lead. Just a few corners later, Webb aggressively dove to the inside of Roczen to retake the lead.

While pushing the pace up front, Webb came up short on the landing of one of the uphill jumps, which forced him to the ground and allowed Roczen to inherit the lead. Webb was able to remount in second with Osborne just behind. As the race entered its final stages, Webb was relentless and chipped away at Roczen’s advantage. He soon found himself once again contending for the moto win and set his sights on the lead. With just two laps remaining, Webb made the pass stick on Roczen navigating the sand rollers. He quickly distanced himself, but Roczen laid it all on the line on the final lap to close to within less than a bike length as they navigated the final few corners.

Webb pushed all the way until the checkered flag, and was able to narrowly edge out Roczen by 0.3 of a second. Osborne finished in a distant third. Tomac, who endured through a tip over of his own, only managed to fight his way up to fifth in the conditions.

The 1-1 moto scores by Webb netted him both the first overall podium and overall victory of his career. He becomes the 69th different 450 Class winner in Pro Motocross history, and just the second to do so at Spring Creek MX Park.

AMA MX SpringCreek Webb Crowd
2019 AMA Pro Motocross – Round Eight – Spring Creek – Cooper Webb

Cooper Webb

“I really wanted that second moto win,” explained Webb. “I definitely put on a hard charge in Moto 2, but it was really nice to get the job done with a 1-1 and take both motos. With the success I had earlier this year [in AMA Supercross], it definitely elevated my expectations. There was a lot of stuff to figure out at the beginning of the outdoor season with setup, but I feel like we’re in a good position with where we’re at now. The break allowed me to get the bike in a good spot and kind of get myself mentally recharged.”

AMA MX SpringCreek Webb
2019 AMA Pro Motocross – Round Eight – Spring Creek – Cooper Webb

Osborne (4-3) and Tomac (2-5) ended up in a tie for the runner-up spot. However, Osborne’s better second moto finish of third gave him the tiebreaker, dropping Tomac to third.

Zach Osborne

“It was a good comeback weekend,” Osborne said. “I still have a lot of pain in my shoulder and just to be able to grind through it and go 4-3 for second overall is a really solid day for me and the team.”


Tomac’s unblemished podium streak in 2019 was good enough to extend his lead in the 450 Class standings to 38-points.

AMA MX SpringCreek Tomac
2019 AMA Pro Motocross – Round Eight – Spring Creek – Eli Tomac extended his championship lead over Musquin

Marvin Musquin, who finished fourth overall (3-7), remains second.


Marvin Musquin

“I’m definitely not happy because the riding today was pretty good but the result is not what I wanted. I was looking forward to a good battle for the lead and to make up some points but that didn’t happen. Next week is Washougal and we’ll spend the week in California working with the team, so it will be good.”


Ken Roczen, who finished fifth (14-2), continues to hold onto third and trails Musquin by 11 points.

AMA MX SpringCreek Podium Webb Osborne Tomac
2019 AMA Pro Motocross – Round Eight – Spring Creek

AMA Motocross 450 Results – Spring Creek 2019

 

Pos Rider Gap
1 Cooper Webb 15 Laps
2 Eli Tomac +11.848
3 Marvin Musquin +1:16.751
4 Zachary Osborne +1:38.784
5 Henry Miller +1:46.834
6 John Short +1:47.694
7 Fredrik Noren +1:50.162
8 Joseph Savatgy +1:53.276
9 Aaron Plessinger +1:55.049
10 Justin Bogle +2:03.152
11 Justin Barcia +2:07.772
12 Jason Anderson 14 Laps
13 Isaac Teasdale +00.797
14 Ken Roczen +09.576
15 Dean Wilson +22.891
16 Benny Bloss +47.609
17 Blake Baggett +51.747
18 James Weeks +52.361
19 Taiki Koga +58.860
20 Ben Lamay +1:13.772
21 Lorenzo Locurcio +1:21.543
22 Tyler Bowers +1:38.765
23 Aaron Lampi +2:18.570
24 Jeremy Hand +2:34.041
25 Jacob Runkles 13 Laps
26 Felix Lopez +00.687
27 Bryson Gardner +1:07.546
28 Coty Schock +1:23.259
29 Matthew Toth +1:55.714
30 Deven Raper +2:05.156
31 Vann Martin +2:18.897
32 Chris Howell 12 Laps
33 Dustin Winter +25.040
34 Ryder Hanninen +48.712
35 Matthew Hubert +1:30.454
36 Gavin Wilkins 7 Laps
37 Robert Piazza 6 Laps
38 Derek Kelley 3 Laps
39 Kyle Cunningham 2 Laps
40 Dylan Merriam DNF
Pos Rider Gap
1 Cooper Webb 16 Laps
2 Ken Roczen +00.343
3 Zachary Osborne +31.755
4 Justin Barcia +36.141
5 Eli Tomac +55.659
6 Benny Bloss +58.755
7 Marvin Musquin +1:00.942
8 John Short +1:26.411
9 Blake Baggett +1:33.138
10 Jason Anderson +1:43.419
11 Fredrik Noren +1:43.924
12 Dean Wilson +2:09.583
13 Kyle Cunningham +2:13.750
14 Henry Miller +2:17.906
15 Lorenzo Locurcio +2:19.142
16 Justin Bogle 15 Laps
17 Tyler Bowers +18.542
18 Coty Schock +26.303
19 Felix Lopez +46.860
20 Isaac Teasdale +1:21.554
21 Bryson Gardner +1:41.340
22 Jeremy Hand +1:41.694
23 Jacob Runkles +1:54.697
24 Vann Martin +2:03.548
25 Matthew Hubert 14 Laps
26 Aaron Lampi +32.630
27 Chris Howell 13 Laps
28 Gavin Wilkins 11 Laps
29 Nicholas Jackson +24.658
30 Dylan Merriam 9 Laps
31 Josef DeBower +7:23.828
32 Ryder Hanninen +12:32.615
33 James Weeks 8 Laps
34 Taiki Koga 7 Laps
35 Joseph Savatgy +35.649
36 Dustin Winter +2:48.588
37 Ben Lamay 6 Laps
38 Deven Raper 5 Laps
39 Matthew Toth 4 Laps
40 Aaron Plessinger +2:33.690
41 Robert Piazza 15 Laps
Pos Rider M1 M2 Pts
1 Cooper Webb 1 1 50
2 Zachary Osborne 4 3 38
3 Eli Tomac 2 5 38
4 Marvin Musquin 3 7 34
5 Ken Roczen 14 2 29
6 Justin Barcia 11 4 28
7 John Short 6 8 28
8 Fredrik Noren 7 11 24
9 Henry Miller 5 14 23
10 Benny Bloss 16 6 20
11 Jason Anderson 12 10 20
12 Blake Baggett 17 9 16
13 Justin Bogle 10 16 16
14 Dean Wilson 15 12 15
15 Joseph Savatgy 8 35 13
16 Aaron Plessinger 9 40 12
17 Isaac Teasdale 13 20 9
18 Kyle Cunningham 39 13 8
19 Lorenzo Locurcio 21 15 6
20 Tyler Bowers 22 17 4
21 Coty Schock 28 18 3
22 James Weeks 18 33 3
23 Felix Lopez 26 19 2
24 Taiki Koga 19 34 2
25 Ben Lamay 20 37 1
26 Jeremy Hand 24 22 0
27 Bryson Gardner 27 21 0
28 Jacob Runkles 25 23 0
29 Aaron Lampi 23 26 0
30 Vann Martin 31 24 0
31 Chris Howell 32 27 0
32 Matthew Hubert 35 25 0
33 Gavin Wilkins 36 28 0
34 Ryder Hanninen 34 32 0
35 Deven Raper 30 38 0
36 Matthew Toth 29 39 0
37 Dustin Winter 33 36 0
38 Dylan Merriam 40 30 0
39 Nicholas Jackson / 29 0
40 Josef DeBower / 31 0
41 Robert Piazza 37 / 0
42 Derek Kelley 38 / 0
Pos Rider Total
1 Eli Tomac 342
2 Marvin Musquin 304
3 Ken Roczen 293
4 Cooper Webb 288
5 Jason Anderson 272
6 Zachary Osborne 265
7 Justin Barcia 198
8 Blake Baggett 175
9 Justin Bogle 166
10 Fredrik Noren 156
11 Dean Ferris 136
12 Benny Bloss 84
13 Henry Miller 77
14 Lorenzo Locurcio 77
15 John Short 70
16 Joseph Savatgy 67
17 Ben Lamay 60
18 Cole Seely 59
19 Tyler Bowers 55
20 Justin Hill 51
21 Todd Waters 46
22 Aaron Plessinger 40
23 Dean Wilson 38
24 Jake Masterpool 35
25 Coty Schock 25
26 Toshiki Tomita 21
27 Dylan Merriam 18
28 Taiki Koga 18
29 James Weeks 17
30 Kyle Cunningham 16
31 Kyle Chisholm 13
32 Isaac Teasdale 12
33 Tristan Lane 6
34 Cody Cooper 6
35 Matthew Hubert 5
36 Ryan Dowd 5
37 Erki Kahro 5
38 Dustin Winter 3
39 Felix Lopez 3
40 Mathias Jorgensen 3
41 Chris Canning 2
42 Dare Demartile 2
43 Brandan Leith 1
44 Heath Harrison 1

250 Moto One Report

The first 250 Class moto saw Cianciarulo prevail with his third MotoSport.com Holeshot while battling alongside GEICO Honda’s Hunter Lawrence, and just ahead of Yamaha’s Justin Cooper.

Lawrence was able to edge out into the lead, where he and Cianciarulo quickly set the pace out front. Behind them, Yoshimura Suzuki’s Alex Martin began to apply pressure on Cooper for third, taking control of the position in front of his hometown crowd before the end of the opening lap.

As Lawrence continued to ride strong and attack the muddy conditions, Cianciarulo gave chase and matched the leaders pace for the first half of the 30-minute-plus-two-lap moto.

Martin started to find his pace and slowly began closing the gap to Cianciarulo, but every time he would look to make a move, Cianciarulo responded and pulled back away. With just four minutes remaining, Cianciarulo lost the front end and found himself on the ground, allowing Martin to take over second. Cianciarulo was able to quickly remount in third.

AMA MX SpringCreek Alex Martin
2019 AMA Pro Motocross – Round Eight – Spring Creek – Alex Martin

Out front, Lawrence remained consistent to take his second moto win of the season. He crossed the line 13.4 seconds ahead of Martin, who matched a season-best moto finish. Cianciarulo rebounded from his late-race dismount to complete the podium in third.

AMA MX SpringCreek Hunter Lawrence
2019 AMA Pro Motocross – Round Eight – Spring Creek – Hunter Lawrence

Troy Lee Design KTM’s Shane McElrath was fourth, while Monster Energy Yamaha’s Dylan Ferrandis rounded out the top five.


250 Moto Two Report

Cooper launched out of the gate to take his class-leading fifth MotoSport.com Holeshot to start Moto 2, followed by Cianciarulo and Yoshimura Suzuki’s Kyle Peters. Lawrence, who won the opening moto, was 10th at the end of the opening lap, while Martin started just outside of the top five after running off of the track in the first turn.

AMA MX SpringCreek Alves Hampshire Peters
2019 AMA Pro Motocross – Round Eight – Spring Creek

A clear track allowed Cianciarulo to go on the attack early. He made an assertive pass on Cooper to grab the lead and proceeded to break away from the riders behind him, opening a comfortable lead in the early part of the moto. While Cooper continued in second, Martin began to pick riders off one-by-one and soon moved into third. The Millville native then set his sights on Cooper for second, latching onto the Yamaha rider as he looked for a way around.

With eight minutes remaining, Martin and Cooper came together, which sent Cooper to the ground and caused him to lose several positions. Martin continued on in second, while Colt Nichols moved up to third. Just moments later, a miscue by Martin allowed Nichols to take over second, but a persistent Martin struck back to retake the position with just three laps to go.

Cianciarulo carried on to take his sixth moto win of the season by 11.7 seconds over Martin, while Nichols finished in a strong third. At the completion of the moto, race officials announced that Martin would get a one-position penalty for his off-track excursion in the first turn at the start of the race, which moved Nichols into season-best finish of second and dropped Martin to third.

AMA MX SpringCreek Hunter Lawrence Geico Honda
2019 AMA Pro Motocross – Round Eight – Spring Creek- Hunter Lawrence was sixth in the second moto

Cianciarulo’s 3-1 scores gave him the seventh overall victory of his career, and his sixth in eight rounds this season. It’s the fifth time this summer that Cianciarulo has used a second-moto win to carry him to the overall victory.


Adam Cianciarulo

“I’m not really an angry person, but after that first moto I was mad,” exclaimed Cianciarulo. “I just put my music on and focused on coming back for redemption in Moto 2. The second moto went much better and I just put my head down and kept focused the entire moto. It’s incredible to get a sixth overall win of the season, and I’m just looking forward to keeping the momentum rolling as we finish off the summer.”

AMA MX SpringCreek Adam Cianciarulo
2019 AMA Pro Motocross – Round Eight – Spring Creek – Adam Cianciarulo

Martin earned his first overall podium result of the season at his home track in second (2-3), edging out Lawrence in third (1-6).

Cianciarulo continues to lead the 250 Class standings and extended his lead to 36 points over Ferrandis, who finished fourth (5-4). Cooper, who finished seventh (7-10), sits third, 46 points out of the championship lead.

AMA MX SpringCreek Podium Cianciarulo Martin Lawrence
2019 AMA Pro Motocross – Round Eight – Spring Creek – 250 Podium

AMA Motocross 250 Results – Spring Creek 2019

 

 


The 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will continue next weekend on Saturday, July 27, from the Pacific Northwest’s Washougal MX Park in Washington.

Pos Rider Gap
1 Hunter Lawrence 15 Laps
2 Alex Martin +13.429
3 Adam Cianciarulo +47.028
4 Shane McElrath +1:16.416
5 Dylan Ferrandis +1:23.530
6 RJ Hampshire +1:54.344
7 Justin Cooper +2:44.962
8 Mitchell Falk 14 Laps
9 Cameron Mcadoo +11.318
10 Garrett Marchbanks +13.782
11 Ty Masterpool +17.544
12 Kevin Moranz +33.466
13 Zane Merrett +42.956
14 Colt Nichols +1:04.129
15 Ramyller Alves +1:28.129
16 Nick Gaines +1:33.264
17 Kyle Peters +1:34.612
18 Derek  Drake +1:49.181
19 Jordan Bailey +2:04.775
20 Sean Cantrell +2:17.384
21 Michael Mosiman 13 Laps
22 Jerry Robin +11.816
23 Jacob Hayes +14.386
24 Nathen LaPorte +39.312
25 Zack Williams +1:17.591
26 Yusuke Watanabe +2:29.078
27 Chase Sexton 12 Laps
28 Adrian Galamba +7:16.333
29 Mitchell Oldenburg +7:58.808
30 Daniel Lippman 11 Laps
31 Joshua Philbrick 10 Laps
32 Christian Craig 9 Laps
33 Jeffrey Walker +3:14.201
34 Alexander Nagy 7 Laps
35 Brandon Hartranft 6 Laps
36 Carter Gordon 3 Laps
37 Philip Maus +53.981
38 Matthew Klann +5:10.041
39 Scott Meshey 2 Laps
40 Curren Thurman DNF
Pos Rider Gap
1 Adam Cianciarulo 16 Laps
2 Colt Nichols +14.280
3 Alex Martin +14.789
4 Dylan Ferrandis +16.853
5 Shane McElrath +40.099
6 Hunter Lawrence +41.200
7 Chase Sexton +49.918
8 Michael Mosiman +52.648
9 Garrett Marchbanks +1:09.724
10 Justin Cooper +1:12.976
11 RJ Hampshire +1:15.882
12 Brandon Hartranft +1:22.443
13 Ty Masterpool +1:27.226
14 Mitchell Oldenburg +1:40.828
15 Kyle Peters +1:51.568
16 Jordan Bailey +1:55.227
17 Derek  Drake +2:04.350
18 Jacob Hayes +2:07.303
19 Mitchell Falk +2:24.899
20 Christian Craig 15 Laps
21 Kevin Moranz +57.582
22 Jeffrey Walker +1:46.115
23 Alexander Nagy +1:53.160
24 Scott Meshey +1:59.111
25 Zack Williams +2:10.758
26 Yusuke Watanabe +2:12.300
27 Curren Thurman +2:27.179
28 Tylor Skodras 14 Laps
29 Joshua Philbrick +00.978
30 Blake Taylor +1:06.334
31 Adrian Galamba 13 Laps
32 Nathen LaPorte 11 Laps
33 Justin Wolf +15.565
34 Carter Gordon 6 Laps
35 Matthew Klann 4 Laps
36 Sean Cantrell 3 Laps
37 Cameron Mcadoo 2 Laps
38 Daniel Lippman +1:12.530
39 Ramyller Alves DNF
40 Zane Merrett DNS
Pos Rider M1 M2 Pts
1 Adam Cianciarulo 3 1 45
2 Alex Martin 2 3 42
3 Hunter Lawrence 1 6 40
4 Dylan Ferrandis 5 4 34
5 Shane McElrath 4 5 34
6 Colt Nichols 14 2 29
7 Justin Cooper 7 10 25
8 RJ Hampshire 6 11 25
9 Garrett Marchbanks 10 9 23
10 Ty Masterpool 11 13 18
11 Mitchell Falk 8 19 15
12 Chase Sexton 27 7 14
13 Michael Mosiman 21 8 13
14 Cameron Mcadoo 9 37 12
15 Kyle Peters 17 15 10
16 Brandon Hartranft 35 12 9
17 Kevin Moranz 12 21 9
18 Zane Merrett 13 40 8
19 Mitchell Oldenburg 29 14 7
20 Jordan Bailey 19 16 7
21 Derek  Drake 18 17 7
22 Ramyller Alves 15 39 6
23 Nick Gaines 16   5
24 Jacob Hayes 23 18 3
25 Christian Craig 32 20 1
26 Zack Williams 25 25 0
27 Sean Cantrell 20 36 1
28 Yusuke Watanabe 26 26 0
29 Jeffrey Walker 33 22 0
30 Nathen LaPorte 24 32 0
31 Alexander Nagy 34 23 0
32 Adrian Galamba 28 31 0
33 Joshua Philbrick 31 29 0
34 Scott Meshey 39 24 0
35 Curren Thurman 40 27 0
36 Daniel Lippman 30 38 0
37 Carter Gordon 36 34 0
38 Matthew Klann 38 35 0
39 Jerry Robin 22 / 0
40 Tylor Skodras / 28 0
41 Blake Taylor / 30 0
42 Justin Wolf / 33 0
43 Philip Maus 37 / 0
Pos NAME Total
1 Adam Cianciarulo 352
2 Dylan Ferrandis 316
3 Justin Cooper 306
4 Hunter Lawrence 233
5 Colt Nichols 233
6 RJ Hampshire 225
7 Alex Martin 207
8 Michael Mosiman 186
9 Chase Sexton 181
10 Shane McElrath 163
11 Ty Masterpool 129
12 Brandon Hartranft 106
13 Cameron Mcadoo 93
14 Garrett Marchbanks 86
15 Jacob Hayes 82
16 Jordan Bailey 62
17 Kyle Peters 61
18 Derek  Drake 57
19 Wilson Todd 56
20 Martin Davalos 54
21 Mitchell Oldenburg 52
22 Christian Craig 49
23 Nick Gaines 46
24 Jordon Smith 38
25 Ramyller Alves 25
26 Kevin Moranz 25
27 Jerry Robin 20
28 Pierce Brown 18
29 Mitchell Falk 15
30 Zane Merrett 12
31 Thomas Covington 10
32 Parker Mashburn 9
33 Killian Auberson 6
34 Justin Thompson 5
35 Joseph Crown 4
36 Challen Tennant 4
37 Martin Castelo 4
38 Yusuke Watanabe 2
39 Hayden Halstead 2
40 Benjamin Nelko 1
41 Sean Cantrell 1
99 Colton Camp 0
100 Philip Maus 0
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