Round 2 – Glen Helen National, San Bernardino, CA – May 27, 2017
The Glen Helen round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship did not turn out exactly as planned – at least for Bell Helmet athletes Eli Tomac and Joe Savatgy. In the 450 class, Tomac got off to another slow start in Moto One and had to work his way through the pack from about 12th place, ending up 2nd. In Moto Two, disaster struck in the form of a mechanical issue with his front brake. Tomac had to pull into the pits for the repair and was nearly a lap down went he got back on the track and charged to a 19th place finish.
It was almost the same story for Savatgy, who had a solid first moto, taking 2nd. But in Moto Two, Savatgy was also the victim of a mechanical engine issue and ended the day with a 9th overall finish.
There were a few bright spots, however. In the 250 class Adam Cianciarulo set the fastest qualifying time and finished 4th overall on the day – and is now 2nd overall in the series points. Dylan Ferrandis’ 9th place finish in Moto One improved to a 1st place finish in Moto Two. His combined score was good enough for him to take the 3rd overall position on the day.
It just wasn’t Eli Tomac’s day. He came through the pack to take 2nd in Moto One – but a mechanical issue in Moto Two was the reason for a 19th place finish and 9th overall on the day.
Dylan Ferrandis had his best Pro Motocross finishes to date, winning the second moto overall. Combined with his 9th place finish in the first moto, Ferrandis took the 3rd spot on the podium.
Colt Nichols had a strong and consistent day, posting 5/4 moto finishes.
Aaron Plessinger started out strong with a 3rd in the first moto – but his 13th place in Moto Two dropped him back to 7th overall on the day.
Joey Savatgy had a great first moto taking 2nd – but a motor issue in Moto Two ended his day early.