THE AFTERMATH: MT. MORRIS 250/450 NATIONAL

Photos by Scott Mallonee

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high point 2017 podium The 250 podium from left to right: Aaron Plessinger, Jeremy Martin, Zach Osborne. 
  Jeremy Martin Jeremy Martin after scoring zero points at the first moto in Hangtown, is now chasing down the points leader Zach Osborne for the red plate. Jeremy sits 18 points behind.  
 Dylan FerrandisDylan Ferrandis cools himself off after a moto. 
    20170617155903_HighPointRacesPrivateer Cody Williams finished 25th overall. 
   20170617155652_HighPointRacesBradly Taft went 40-19 for 21st overall. 

Joey SavatgyJoey Savatgy was on top of the pole in qualifying, but couldn’t put it up front in the motos. He went 8-7 for 7th overall.
 Michael MosimanMichael Mosiman had his worst finish of the year with a 20th. 
 20170617154545_HighPointRacesIt was R.J. Hampshire’s first race back since his injury in Supercross. R.J. finished 8th on the day. 
  Alex MartinAlex Martin was up and down on the day. He finished the day in 5th and still sits 3rd in points behind his brother Jeremy and Zach Osborne. 

250 start high pointThe start of a 250 moto. Austin Forkner (24), Jeremy Martin (6) and Aaron Plessinger (23).
 High Point podium 450The 450 podium from left to right: Broc Tickle, Blake Baggett, Jason Anderson. 
 Blake BaggettBlake Baggett backs up his first win at Thunder Valley with another at Mt. Morris. He is now the points leader over Marvin Musquin by 8 points. 
 Cole SeelyCole Seely went 5-10 for 6th overall. 
  20170617150441_HighPointRacesWhat a surprise from Australia’s Dean Ferris. He holeshot the first 450 moto, even led a lap and finished second. The Aussie was here for a one-race.  He was hoping to impress some team managers so that he could get a deal in America for 2018. His seocnd opened some eyes, but he fell in the second moto and finished 14th. His 2-14 was good enough for 7th overall. 

Dakota AlixDakota Alix finished 14th.

20170617150119_HighPointRacesJapan’s Toshiki Tomita finished 25th overall. 

Broc Broc Tickle had consistant 4-4 finishes to get on the podium. 
 Jason AndersonJason Anderson was the fastest in qualifying and got the 2nd moto holeshot, but could not keep Baggett at bay.

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  Cooper WebbCooper Webb had his best overall finish of the year with a 6-5 day for fifth. 
 Eli TomacEli Tomac finished 4th and sits 3rd in points.  His 12-1 score came as a result of a crash in the first moto.
  Josh GrantJosh Grant got the holeshot in the first moto and finished 3rd. He got 11th the second moto and finished 6th overall. 
 2017 450 start high point450 start with Tickle (20), Bagget (4), Grant (33) and Davalos (30). 
 Noren fansFredrik Noren fans.  

Cooper WebbCooper Webb.

Aaron PlessingerAaron Plessinger was happy to get on the podium and a practice crash left him with a groin injury. 
 Zach OsZach Osborne took the win in the first 250 moto. 
 Austin ForknerAustin Forkner. 
 Zach OsborneZach Osborne. 

Aaron Plessginer Aaron Plessinger. 
 Start 250 motocrossBar to bar to the first corner. 
  20170617125944_HighPointRacesBefore the action — Martin and Cianciarulo. 
 Dean FerrisA happy Dean Ferris after a second place in the first moto. Fans may remember Dean from when he had a KTM factory ride under Roger DeCoster, but got hurt right away. This was Dean’s first-ever AMA National.
 Blake BaggettBlake takes the checkers.

20170617122551_HighPointRacesMt. Morris fans. 

Jason AndersonJason Anderson in the line of fire. 
 20170617121842_HighPointRacesPre-race rain storms made for a unique mixture of terra firma. 
 Dean FerrisDean Ferris with the number used by lots of foreign riders when they come to America—even Roger DeCoster raced with this number in the Trans-AMA series.

20170617121625_HighPointRacesThe two Factory Kawasaki riders get off to a good start.
 20170617065314_HighPointPitsThe hardware. 

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