SX-MX News and Results

It was a good day for defending 450MX Champion Eli Tomac at the Ironman National Motocross in Crawfordsville, Indiana, August 29. The Monster Energy Kawasaki rider managed to take a big chunk out of Zach Osborne’s lead in the championship after going 2-1 on the day for the overall win, which he had to fight for. The first moto, however, was all Marvin Musquin’s on the Red Bull KTM. It was a year ago to almost the day that Musquin injured his knee at this very track that resulted in him sitting out the entire 2020 Supercross season. He put that disaster out of his head in a big way and dominated the first moto with a wire-to-wire win, but there was still plenty of action to watch behind him. Tomac, who wanted to finish ahead of Osborne at all cost, got away in second but had Osborne right behind him and was threatening the Kawasaki rider for the position—and did so for a long time. But a run-in with a lapper and a bout with arm-pump eventually got the best of Osborne who slipped back to sixth by moto’s end. Tomac finished a distant second to Musquin, followed by Adam Cianciarulo (Monster Energy Kawasaki) and a hard-charging Chase Sexton (Honda HRC). Osborne wanted to get some of those points back in the second moto and darted into the lead to start the second moto ahead of Cianciarulo and Tomac. Cianciarulo, who could taste his first 450MX-class win, got around Osborne on the third lap and tried sprinting away, but Osborne stayed with him for a while before changing his attention to Tomac, who was on the attack right behind him. Tomac eventually got around Osborne, and then his teammate, Cianciarulo, but wasn’t out of the woods just yet. Seemingly out of nowhere, Justin Barcia (Monster Energy Yamaha) made his way up through the pack and started challenging Tomac for the lead! Barcia chased Tomac for the last four laps but couldn’t find an opening he needed to make the pass. Tomac took the moto win just 1.103 seconds ahead of Barcia and another 20 seconds ahead of third-place Osborne. Cianciarulo slipped back to fourth, followed by Sexton and first-moto winner Musquin, who got off to a bad start and later admitted that he just didn’t have the intensity that some of the riders ahead of him had in that moto. Musquin’s 1-6 still gave him second overall, with a 3-4 getting Cianciarulo on the podium for the second week in a row. Barcia, sixth in the first moto, ended up fourth overall, while a 6-2 got Osborne fifth. In the championship, Tomac pulled 13 points on Osborne, who is still on top of the leaderboard with 122 points. Musquin is second with 109, followed by Barcia with 96 and Tomac with 95. After pulling out of the first moto, Jason Anderson did not start the second, complaining of pain in his arm from an earlier injury. Max Anstie also retired early with an injury from a second-moto crash. In the 250MX class, it was another frustrating day for points leader Ferrandis who was clearly the fastest rider on the track but didn’t come away with the win, which instead went to his nearest rival in the championship Jeremy Martin. Ferrandis was in a class of his own in the first moto. He chose the far inside on the starting gate and made it work by grabbing the early lead and running off with the win. And no one was close. The Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha team rider eventually took the checkered flag 26 seconds ahead of Martin, who started right behind Ferrandis off the start but just couldn’t match Ferrandis’ speed. Brandon Hartranft (Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull KTM) was third, followed by Jett Lawrence (Geico Honda), and RJ Hampshire (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna), who were all fairly spread out as the top five crossed the finish line. Shan McElrath, however, was right behind Hampshire, who was just ahead of Alex Martin, Justin Cooper and Cameron McAdoo. Going into the second moto, Ferrandis looked to be in good shape to get the overall win based on his performance in the first moto, but a first-turn crash that involved his teammate McElrath, McAdoo and a couple of other riders, put Ferrandis to the back of the 40-rider field while Martin got away out in front, which was bad news for Ferrandis. Martin went on to win the moto, but all eyes were focused on Ferrandis, who had no shot at the overall victory but needed to minimize the damage as best he could. Ferrandis quicky worked his way up through the field, passing riders in bunches in the early half of the race. Late in the race, Ferrandis made a couple of big passes on Jett Lawrence and Brandon Hartranft to get third in the moto, finishing just 10 seconds behind winner Martin and five seconds behind runner-up Cooper. So, what could’ve been a disaster of a day for Ferrandis ended up not being so bad. He somehow managed to retain the red plate as the points leader. However, his lead did shrink a little bit, but it could’ve been much worse for the Frenchman. He now leads Martin by four points with three of nine rounds in the books. Alex Martin, sixth overall on the day, is 31 points in back of his younger brother in third. McElrath is another five points back in fourth. Hampshire (5-17), who was fast and aggressive all day but the victim of a second-moto crash, holds down fifth in the championship, five pints behind McElrath. CN

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