It was certainly a winning week for Justin Bogle at the 2011 Monster Energy Mammoth Motocross at Mammoth Lakes, California, June 16-26. The Amsoil/Factory Connection/Thor Honda pilot won all three regular Pro classes in Open, 250 and 450, where he outdueled Yamaha/GYTR rider Rughes, who had earlier in the week beat out Jeremy McGrath for the Vet 30+ Pro-class title.
Bogle won every time he got on the bike at Mammoth, which included all of his divisional wins and his Open Pro main event win over Honda of Houston’s Chris Pluffe and 250 Pro main event win over Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Red Bull Honda’s Jessy Nelson.Kawasaki’s Justin Hill was another big winner at Mammoth. Hill won the 450 Intermediate-class final, including back-to-back final wins in the Schoolboy and Open Intermediate classes, which was no easy feat considering the thin air of Mammoth’s high altitude.
In the 250 Intermediate main, Thomas Covington took the main-event win over Brady Kiesel with four seconds to spare.Hughes added another win to his Mammoth week when he topped the FMF Two-Stroke class, finishing 17 seconds over Suzuki rider Michael Lapaglia. Moments after the race, however, Hughes and Lapaglia found themselves wrestling on the ground following an exchange of words that led to tempers boiling over. Evidently, Hughes had taken exception to a move that Lapaglia had put on him during the race, which sparked the ugly confrontation.In the Jr.-class main, Kristoffe Palm took the win in the 450s, and Antoni Hernandez topped Ryan Surratt in the 250s.Check out next week’s digital issue of Cycle News for complete Mammoth MX coverage.