Photos by Krystyn Slack
The first round of the 2017 AMA Outdoor Nationals at Hangtown.
Ryan Dungey showed up under the KTM tent to sign autographs following his retirement from the sport. The line was a mile long.
Dungey’s autograph line.
Ken Roczen also made his way out to the race. Kenny still has a lot of time before he get back on the bike, but he has a positive attitude for the future.
Aaron Plessinger being shaded by his mechanic before the first moto on a 90 plus degree day.
Hats off for the National anthem.
Mitchell Harrison went 9-11 for 10th overall.
Colt Nichols rode consistent all day and placed 6th.
Jason Anderson shows off in the pits for the cameras.
A glove, rear fender ad front number plate made this kids day.
Daniel Castloo, mechanic of Dean Wilson prepping the munger 15 machine after practice.
Josh Grant family made it out to the race.
Rookie Michael Mosiman looked great for his first race. He struggled with starts to make in into the top ten.
Cooper Webb in motion.
Travis Parry giving Josh the signs.
Josh Grant looked great with grabbing the holeshot in moto 2 and leading for a majority of the race. Marvin and Eli eventually caught him. Josh finished a solid 3rd on the day.
Jason Anderson DNF’ed the first moto due to a rock cutting his eye. He came back the second moto and finished 6th for a 13th place finish.
Marvin Musquin closing the gap on Grant.
Jeremy Martin had some tough luck with a bike failure in the first moto. He came back the second moto and finished 3rd for an 11th overall.
Aaron Plessinger’s mechanic telling him to go all out.
Adam Cianciarulo had a consistent day going 3-5 for a 4th overall.
Zach Osborne has brought his convince from Supercross into the outdoor. He went 1-1 on the day.
Chad Reed and Davey Coombs watch from the side lines.
Blake Baggett had the speed to run towards the front, but bad starts keep him from getting there.
Eli Tomac was on fire with a 1-1 sweep.
Dean Wilson went 10-4 for 4th overall.
Eli doing a practice start.
Alex Martin stayed consisted by going 4-4 for a 2nd overall.
We thought Joey Savatgy was going to be a companionship contender this season. He looked off in Hangtown.
Christian Craig got the holeshot in the first moto and went 9-14 for 12th overall.
Marvin Musquin looks to be Eli’s only competition this year.
Martin Davalos qualified 5th on the day and finished 13th.
Dylan Ferrandis qualified 2nd on the day and looked great in the first moto until a mistake put him on the ground hard and did not start the 2nd moto.
The Josh Grant crew after his podium.
Eli Tomac with the red plate going into the 2nd round.
Josh Grant poses for the camera.
Zach soakes the crowed with bubbly.
Wil Hahn give Plessinger knuckles after a great ride.
The trophies waiting for their owner.
Tear down time after the race for the Factory Honda crew.