The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship season opener was held over the weekend at Fox Raceway on the Pala Indian Reservation in North San Diego. Huge crowds gathered to watch racing action.
When the gate dropped for the 450 class, newly crowned Supercross Champion Cooper Webb had the holeshot. Adam Cianciarulo, who was the fastest on the track during practice rounds made his way to the lead. Ten minutes into the moto, Cianciarulo crashed on a downhill, opening the door for Webb and Ferrandis to battle for the lead. Ferrandis made a pass on Webb for the lead. Chase Sexton attempted to pass Ferrandis at the last minute but was unsuccessful. Ferrandis took the Moto 1 victory.
In Moto 2, Aaron Plessinger took the holeshot. Ken Roczen was on a mission to get to the front. Roczen and Plessinger battled for the lead. Roczen forced Plessinger into a mistake and gained the lead and eventual victory. Ferrandis finished third earning him enough points for the overall win for the round.
The 250-class started out with young guns out front. Max Vohland grabbed the holeshot. Halfway through the first moto, Jeremy Martin had made his way to the front. Vohland would pull off the track with an unfortunate bike issue.
In the second moto, Martin grabbed the holeshot, but Justin Cooper took away the lead. At some point Jett Lawrence moved passed both for the lead, the victory and overall win.
Twelve total rounds are scheduled across the country. The next stop will be Thunder Valley Motocross Park in Lakewood, Colorado.
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