News 30 Jul 2018

Tomac races to seventh win of Pro Motocross at Washougal

Consistent scorecard earns Plessinger another overall in 250 Class.

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Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac soared to his seventh win of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at Washougal, sweeping both motos in the 450 Class.

Tomac managed to extend his points lead with a commanding 1-1 scorecard to make it back-to-back round victories, topping Ken Roczen (Team Honda HRC) and Marvin Musquin (Red Bull KTM) overall.

The opening moto saw Tomac win ahead of Musquin and Roczen, however later in the afternoon it was Roczen who turned the tables on Musquin to take the runner-up on countback. The top five was filled by Justin Barcia (Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing) and Blake Baggett (Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM).

Tomac has moved out to a 15-point lead over Musquin in the 450 Class standings with three rounds remaining. Roczen moved into a tie with Barcia for third.

In the 250 Class, a wild afternoon of racing saw consistency help Monster Energy Yamalube Yamaha’s Aaron Plessinger emerge with his third straight win to open a commanding lead in the championship.

Plessinger’s overall came via a 4-3 results sheet, while Shane McElrath (Troy Lee Designs Red Bull KTM) was second after lodging 9-1 finishes. He was tied with Joey Savatgy (Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki), who went 1-9 to round out the overall podium. Australia’s Hayden Mellross (CycleTrader Rock River Yamaha) was P22 overall.

The win added 10 points to Plessinger’s lead in the 250 Class standings, which now stands at a comfortable 59 points over Troy Lee Designs Red Bull KTM’s Alex Martin, who finished sixth.

The 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will take its final break of the season before returning to action on Saturday, 11 August, with its annual visit to the famed Unadilla MX.

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