The Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing team was on fire at the second round of the series in Houston. Aaron Plessinger dominated the main and took his first win of the season, even after a tenth-place start. Mitchell Oldenburg battled for the lead throughout the first heat and ended up taking second. In the main he got caught in a start pile up. His consistent speed lap after lap allowed him to finish in sixth. The team’s rookie, Justin Cooper, qualified eighth. However, he was unable to make the main due to a crash in qualifying.
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PLESSINGER FINISHES 2ND OVERALL AT THE OPENING ROUND
A new year brings about new and exciting changes to the team. Monster Energy/ Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing had two new riders line up at Anaheim 1 this weekend, namely #52, Mitchell Oldenburg and #62, Justin Cooper. Oldenburg finished third in his heat and went on to finish sixth in the main. After crashing in the second heat, rookie Justin Cooper, was sent to the LCQ. He went on the win the LCQ and finished his first pro supercross main event in ninth. Aaron Plessinger was third in the first heat. He pushed hard in the main and took the second podium spot.
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.
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.