Dylan Ferrandis put on a dominating performance at RedBud. He showed that he was the fastest 250 rider of the day when he qualified in pole position and took both moto wins with ease. Ty Masterpool had a break-through moment in his career; finishing fourth in the first moto and eleventh in the second. He ended the day with a sixth-place overall. Justin Cooper went three-six for a third-place podium finish. Nichols had a lot of battles up front, but a crash in the first moto cost him positions. He went eleven-five for seventh overall. Mitchell Oldenburg also had a crash in the first moto. His results of fifteen-thirteen gave him fourteenth overall.
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A sandy Southwick was host round six of the series. The track conditions were typically tougher than most, and the Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamaha riders rose to the occasion. Dylan Ferrandis was third in the first moto. After a few bike changes, he was unbeatable in the second moto; taking the moto win and finishing second overall. Justin Cooper went two-three, for third overall. Nichols was eighth overall, after finishing fifth in the first moto and eleventh in the second. The team’s rookie, Ty Masterpool, had an impressive first moto, with an eighth-place finish. A fifteenth in the second moto gave him twelfth overall. Oldenburg had some crashes and finished the day in sixteenth place.
The stifling heat of Jacksonville, FL, was a new challenge for the riders to overcome in their goal of becoming the 2019 Pro Motocross Champion. Despite having little experience in the humidity this season, the Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamaha riders dominated by taking two of the three podium spots. It was Justin Cooper who went two-two for his first ever overall pro win. Dylan Ferrandis worked his way from fifteenth to fourth in the first moto. He won the second moto and was up on the podium with a second-place overall. Nichols ended the day in seventh, Masterpool was fifteenth, and Oldenburg sixteenth.
The Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamaha team returned to racing after a weekend off. Justin Cooper, had a great start to the first moto with a holeshot. Unfortunately, a mistake cost him some key positions and he finished sixth. A tough second moto resulted in a ninth-place finish and he took ninth overall. Ferrandis went three-four for fourth overall. Colt Nichols took the second holeshot and led a few laps in the second moto. He finished five-five, for fifth overall. Returning from injury, Mitchell Oldenburg made is first MX appearance this season. He got a top-ten finish in the first moto then crashed in the second; ending the day in fifteenth overall. Masterpool’s combined motos got him nineteenth overall.
Justin Cooper was back up on the podium at the second round of the outdoor nationals. Repeating his opening round’s performance, Cooper took the first moto win and finished fourth in the second: for second overall. Ferrandis joined Cooper on the podium finishing third overall. Nichols battled at the front of the pack in the first moto but had to work his way forward in the second after the gate flinched on the start. He went four-seven for fifth overall. The team’s rookie, Masterpool, ended the day in fifteenth .