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Although the late night rain created ruts in the low areas, if it hadn’t rained the new Mt. Morris layout would have been a dirt road race. As it was, lap times were 1 minute and 55 seconds.
Ex-Champ Ryan Villopoto flew in to do a special Friday demonstration, but it got rained out on Friday. The Champ finally looks happy.
Blake Baggett not only won his second race out of four, but he came from almost no where to earn the red plate for next week at Muddy Creek (and he has the 450 points lead).
Jason Anderson joined Blake Baggett on the podium for the second week in a row. Anderson went 5-3 for second overall.
There is no doubt that Eli Tomac has the speed and the fitness, but he hasn’t been able to put all the piece sof the puzzle together. A crash in the first moto left him mired in the pack (and he stayed there). Winning the second moto salvage some pride, but 12-1 day left him in 4th overall and 3rd in 450 points. Photo: Scott Mallonee
Marvin Musquin crashed on Thursday and tore the meniscus in his knee. He struggled in the muddy first moto to a 16th, but came from way back in the second moto of get a sixth. He salvaged second in the 450 points standings, but will eventually need to put his feet down in the coming rounds.
Joh Grant, here posing for photos with his son, was a strong 3rd in the first moto, but an 11th in moto two left him 6th overall for the day. Photo: Scott Mallonee
Dean Wilson (15) kept his string of top ten finishes alive with a 9-7 day that was good enough for 8th overall. Dean is 7th in 450 poinst and only 3 points out of 6th.
Cole Seely was all the Team Honda had, when Christian Craig found that his broken knuckle was not actually healed. Seely was 10th. Fredrik Noren was the only other Honda in the top 20 at Mt. Morris.
Jeremy Martin started the season with a first moto DNF at Hangtown, but since then he has gone 3-1-7-3-22-1. He tied with Zach Osborne for the win at Mt. Moriss is a 12-1 versis 1-2. Jeremy won the tie breaker. Photo: Scott Mallonee
Zach osboner still has the points lead and rebounded strongly from a couple off weekends.
Alex martin is third in 250 points and hasn’t been worse than 7th in any of the 8 motos so far in 2017.
Pro Circuit’s Autin Forkner is gonna win a 250 National. He came oh-so-close at Thunder Valley, but wasn’t close at Mt. Morris with a 6-6. Photo: Scott Mallonee
Joey Savatgy is now 4th in 250 points. Photo: Scott Mallonee
Shane McElrath went 11-14 at Mt. Morris.
Chase Sexton finally got to turn Pro after a season marked by serious injuries. His 19-19 may not look great, but it is. Photo: Scott Mallonee
Rookie factory rider Michael Mosiman’s dream season came to an end at Mt. Morris. He went 17-36.
Bradley Taft had a DNF-19, but at least he’s back int he saddle after a bad Supercross crash. Photo Scott Mallonee.
Photos by Troy Lee, KTM, Husky and Scott Mallonee