Round eight of the 2019 AMA Nationals is set to take place this Saturday at the Spring Creek MX Park just outside of Millville, Minnesota. With only five rounds left in the 2019 season, Eli Tomac and Adam Cianciarulo are maintaining comfortable points leads while the rest of the competition is searching for ways to dethrone the two Kawasaki riders. The Spring Creek track combined with the hot and humid Minnesota weather in the July is known for creating one of the toughest races of the season. We are excited to see how it plays out, keep checking back with MXA for results and news from round eight of the AMA Nationals.
2019 MILLVILLE NATIONAL TV SCHEDULE
The first motos from the Millville National will be shown LIVE on MAVTV starting at 11:00 A.M. (Pacific time) for the 250 class and 12:00 p.m. for the 450 class. But if you want to see the second motos LIVE you’ll need to buy the NBC Sports Gold App to be able to watch the 250 class at 1:30 p.m and 450 moto 2 at 2:30 p.m. pacific time. If you don’t want to buy the App, the second 250 moto will be shown on NBC Sports at 10:00 p.m. and the second 450 Moto will be at 11:00 p.m
ELI TOMAC MAINTAINS THE RED PLATE
After finishing in the runner up position at the Florida National and rounding out the podium in third at Southwick, Eli Tomac was able to rebound at Redbud and grab the win in front of a very patriotic Michigan crowd. Marvin had a swing of momentum going, but the win at round seven allowed Eli to retake the momentum back and extend his lead to 34 points. His Redbud National win also tied him on the all-time wins list with James Stewart, they both have 20 overall wins in the 450 class.
MARVIN MUSQUIN IS STILL ON THE RISE
After his two-race win streak at the sand Florida and Southwick Nationals, Marvin Musquin wasn’t able to keep the overall wins going at Redbud. But he was able to grab another Moto win. A crash on the opening lap in the first 450 Moto at Redbud left the Frenchman stuck underneath his bike. After an Alpinestars Medic and a member of the track crew pulled the bike off of him, Marvin mounted a heroic charge through the pack to pass 31 riders and finish 7th. Then in the second race he would go on to win and earn a second overall on the day.
KEN ROCZEN IS GRINDING IT OUT
Ken Roczen has been struggling ever since the series went East. After holding the red plate early in the season, Ken has unfortunately dealt with more physical issues that have hindered his performances. 6-3 moto scores earned Ken 5th overall at Redbud which was a step in the right direction for the German who has found himself outside of the top ten multiple times as of late.
DYLAN FERRANDIS IS FINDING HIS GROOVE
Dylan Ferrandis’ first win of the 2019 AMA National season came at the Redbud National. He has now won four of the last five motos and his is 1-1 moto scores have also moved him to second place in the 250 Championship point standings, 25 points behind Adam Cianciarulo.
ALEX MARTIN IS HEADED HOME TO MILLVILLE
Alex Martin finished 11th overall at Rudbud, but his result doesn’t accurately represent how well the rider from Minnesota was doing before his bike failed him only three corners away from the finish line in Moto 1. A radiator hose came off of his JGR RM-Z250 and his bike was degrading throughout the Moto until it finally expired. Alex was able to rebound in the second Moto and finish third place which was his first Moto podium of the 2019 season. Now with the speed he has shown as of recently and the home track advantage coming into play this Saturday, be sure to keep your eye on Alex Martin at Millville.
2018 MILLVILLE NATIONAL 450 MOTO 2 HIGHLIGHTS
SHANE MCELRATH TO SWITCH TEAMS
After spending his entire professional career with the Troy Lee Designs team, Shane will make the switch in 2020 to the Star Racing Yamaha team. An injury sidelined McElrath for the final rounds of the 2019 Supercross season and we’ve heard that he is still working to get back into his peak racing shape. Currently McElrath sits 10th in the 250 AMA Outdoor National standings.