THE AFTERMATH: 2016 IRONMAN NATIONAL

August 29, 2016
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20160827135016_IronManRacesA beard of mud isn’t how Joey Savatgy wanted to end the season. For as many bad second motos he had, the 2016 season he showed great improvement and promise for the 2017 season.

20160827141021_IronManRacesFox is known for their butt patches, and this weekend they made one to match Ken Roczen’s demeanor.

20160827155919_IronManRacesBe prepared to see this a lot next year. Austin Forkner (center) earned his first overall win at Crawfordsville.

20160827160231_IronManRacesAaron Plessinger finished the season strong. That’s his father, Scott, who was a famous off-road racing legend, next to Aaron. 

20160827165908_IronManRacesJustin Barcia, Ken Roczen and Eli Tomac.

20160827130019_IronManRacesAaron Plessinger put the hammer down off the start. Notice the compressed forks and shock.

20160827131207_IronManRaces-2There is a number one hidden in Cooper Webb’s plate.

20160827153434_IronManRaces-2Alex Martin put in a strong ride for fourth overall.

20160827132244_IronManRaces-2Joey Savatgy had a strong first moto. However, he DNF’ed the second moto for the third week in a row. Since Tennessee his second motos have been dismal.

20160827161333_IronManRacesPhil Nicoletti leads a 450 train.

20160827161843_IronManRacesKen Roczen blazed to 1-1 finishes. 

20160827161332_IronManRacesJustin Barcia was finally showing some speed, but still didn’t have the speed to challenge Roczen.

20160827161855_IronManRacesEl Hombre” is back. While Jason Anderson has been aggressive and prone to making mistakes, this is his first season he has missed due to injury. 

20160827164345_IronManRacesThe Ironman trophy and bubbly.

20160827164452_IronManRacesHopefully these heads don’t become a thing, because that’s just scary. 

Photos by Scott Mallonee


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