Colt Nichols took his first podium of the season at the final round in Indiana. Nichols went three-four, to finish third overall for the day. Plessinger, crashed in the first moto but made it back up to fourth. Another crash in the second moto ended his racing early and he took fourteenth overall. Mitchell Harrison had two top-ten finishes and ended the day in fifth overall. Justin Cooper finished eleventh overall, with a sixteenth place finish in the first moto, and seventh in the second. Dylan Ferrandis did not race due to an injury that he sustained at the previous round.
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Budds Creek was the second to last round of the 2017 Pro Motocross season. Aaron Plessinger had two consistently strong rides, going five-four, to take fifth overall. Colt Nichols finished seventh overall with a seventh-place finish in the first moto and a fifth in the second. Harrison and Ferrandis got caught up in the first moto’s start pile-up. Ferrandis finished the first moto in fifteenth but was unable to race the second. Harrison took tenth overall for the day. The team’s rookie, Justin Cooper continued to impress, as he finished his second ever pro race with an eleventh place finish overall.
JUSTIN COOPER HAS AN OUTSTANDING DEBUT AT UNADILLA
Recently signed Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha rider, Justin Cooper, showed that he was ready to race against the best this weekend. He went 12-2, to take fifth overall in his first ever pro race. Dylan Ferrandis was just shy of a podium finish, with a fourth overall in the wet and muddy conditions. Plessinger went 4-10, to finish seventh overall. Colt Nichols took eleventh, with an eleventh place finish in the first moto and ninth in the second. Finally, Mitchell Harrison finished the day with a thirteenth overall.
Dylan Ferrandis took a third place overall at Washougal. The Frenchman, who has been consistently battling up front, got third in the first moto and fourth in the second moto, to claim another podium spot. Aaron Plessinger took the first moto win, with a dominating ride. His second moto did not go to plan as he crashed and finished ninth. He took sixth overall. Nichols went ten-seven, to take eighth overall. Mitchell Harrison got a top five finish in the first moto but finished fifteenth in the second moto which gave him tenth for the day.
Rain had fallen all week leading up to the eighth round of the series, at Spring Creek. There was no rain on race day, which allowed the track to dry out. Aaron Plessinger had a strong first moto and finished third. He got a twelfth-place finish in the second moto, and took seventh overall for the day. Ferrandis came from the back in the first moto, to finish seventh. He was eighth in the second moto and took eighth overall. Colt Nichols went nine-thirteen, to finish tenth overall. Mitchell Harrison took fourteenth for the day, with an eleventh in the first moto, and seventeenth in the second moto.