Welcome to another Racer X Race Day Feed, this time coming to you from the La Crescent Wine and Spirit National at Spring Creek in Millville, Minnesota. Everything you need to know from today’s National can be found right here. From practice reports to moto summaries and everything in between, we’re bringing it all to you. Check back frequently for updates and be sure to scroll to the bottom for the latest info.
And we’re back! After a weekend off the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is back in action at Spring Creek Motocross Park, and there couldn’t be more anticipation in the air. At the last round there was a dramatic shakeup in the 450 Class, as Eli Tomac suffered a mechanical DNF in the first moto, had issues in the second, and finished ninth. As a result he now trails Marvin Musquin by three points. It’s the first time Tomac hasn’t held the championship lead this season, so it’s going to be extremely interesting to see how that situation plays out today.
In 250 action, today could prove pivotal for Alex Martin. With ten motos remaining he trails Aaron Plessinger, who was perfect two weeks ago at RedBud, by thirty-five points. That’s a large margin, but as we’ve seen so far this year, anything can happen. If there was ever a place for Martin to make up points, it’s his home track here at Spring Creek. And when we say home, we mean it literally—his parents own the place!
As far as the track goes, the layout is mostly the same as usual, which is a good thing—Spring Creek is considered one of the best, if not the best, tracks of the circuit. Signature elements include a very long start stretch, two back-to-back sets of big sand whoops, and Mount Martin, which is a long and extremely steep hill the riders ascend before streaking back down. There was some rain during the week, but the track is looking great this morning. No rain is expected today either, so the track should stay good. Practice is set to begin shortly, so check back soon for a report on who’s fast