THE AFTERMATH: MUDDY CREEK NATIONAL

 

Blake Baggett is an animal when he comes from the back of the pack. He went from crashing in the first turn the second moto to  3rd place going 3-3 for 3rd overall and holding on to the red plate for another week.

If it wasn’t for Baggett’s second moto charge, the JGR rider Weston Peick would had had his first podium. He still had his best finish of the year with a 4th. 
  Cooper Webb thus far has an average finish of 11.3 and currently sits 9th in points. He was in the first turn mess with Baggett and came back to eighth.

Dean Wilson destroying a corner. 
 Marvin Musquin pulled off the second moto. Rumors are he injured his knee, although the first word was that he had front brake issues. Everyone hopes that Marvin is okay and back next weekend.


 Eli Tomac put it on cruise control in the first moto after he passed Justin Barcia. Why? Because he thought he was in the lead. He crossed the finish thinking he won, but Jason Anderson was 5 seconds ahead. 

 Jason Anderson all alone in the lead the first moto. 

Justin Bogle and his RCH Suzuki RM-Z450 have been powering out of the gate and getting up front early this season. 
 Justin Bogle with the holeshot in the second moto.
 Justin Barcia started to look like his old self this weekend. He had the second fastest qualifying time and battled for the lead in the first moto until it looked like he pumped up. A sixth overall may not sound like a good day for a former 450 National winner, but for Barcia its a step up in 2017.


 The train of Trey Canard, Eli Tomac and Blake Baggett. It was Trey’s first National of 2017 and he went 10-11.

Eli Tomac over the finish after his second moto win. 

Dean Wilson pushes Trey Canard wide to make the pass in the second moto. Dean kept his string of top ten finishes alive with fifth overall.

Tomac over the triple step-up. 
 The start of a 450 moto. 


 Alex Martin has been playing it smart with consistent finishes in the 250 Nationals. He sits second in points behind Osborne. 
 Austin Forkner claimed his first podium of the year in Muddy Creek. 
 Zach Osborne went 5-1 on the day for second overall. He still has a comfortable 31-point lead. 
 An overview of the Muddy Creek track. 
 Jeremy Martin’s first turn crash in the first moto had him battling through roost the whole moto.

Luke Renzland went 12-14 for 13th overall. 

Adam Cianciarulo has the speed each and every round, he just needs to find more consistency over the whole motos. Adam went 3-5 for fourth.
 First lap of the first 250 moto. Plessinger (23) leads with the Pro Circuit duo of Forkner and Cianciarulo on both sides.

250 riders off the gate.

Zach Osborne celebrating his second moto win. 
 Aaron Plessinger got the Star Racing Yamaha YZ250F to the front off the start each moto and followed it up with his first win of the season.

 

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