Lake Elsinore 250 Moto 1 Report

Lake Elsinore 250 Moto 1 Report

September 8, 2012 6:15pm

Entering the final round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at the inaugural Red Bull Lake Elsinore National GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac had won four of the last six motos to trim Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki Blake Baggett’s points lead to fourteen. Momentum was on the side of Tomac entering the finale, and questions were beginning to arise if Baggett would be able to withstand the charge of the rising Tomac. In the first moto, Baggett put to rest any doubts about his ability to handle the pressure of a championship after withstanding a furious late charge from Tomac to take the moto win and extend his points lead to 17 with just one moto remaining in the championship.

Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin was looking to play the role of spoiler after snagging the first moto holeshot over GECIO Honda’s Justin Barcia and Lucas Oil Troy Lee Designs Jessy Nelson. Barcia quickly moved into the lead, but would soon receive heavy pressure from Baggett. Meanwhile, Tomac was digging himself out of hole after a bad start.

Baggett chased down Barcia to take the early lead and was able to stretch it to over six seconds. Tomac would fight his way around Barcia and then dropped the hammer to cut Baggett’s lead to just over a second. But Tomac swung for the fences too early and would succumb to the blistering heat, laboring to cross the finish line in second. Barcia would take home third with Musquin, Wil Hahn, Ken Roczen, Malcolm Stewart, Blake Wharton, Jessy Nelson and Jeremy Martin rounding out the top-ten.


250 Moto 1 Overall

  1. Blake Baggett
  2. Eli Tomac
  3. Justin Barcia
  4. Marvin Musquin
  5. Wil Hahn
  6. Ken Roczen
  7. Malcolm Stewart
  8. Blake Wharton
  9. Jessy Nelson
  10. Jeremy Martin
  11. Travis Baker
  12. Cole Thompson
  13. Kyle Peters
  14. Kyle Cunningham
  15. Justin Bogle
  16. Alex Martin
  17. Dillan Epstein
  18. Dakota Tedder
  19. Tevin Tapia
  20. Bradon Scharer
  21. Johnny Jelderda
  22. Mitch Alcorn
  23. Dylan Schmoke
  24. Matas Inda
  25. Killy Rusk
  26. Rhett Urseth
  27. Josh Cachia
  28. Ryan Sipes
  29. Preston Tilford
  30. Landen Powell
  31. Jason Anderson
  32. Jackson Richardson
  33. John Pauk
  34. Austin Burns
  35. Sean Hackley Jr
  36. Travis Bell
  37. Joey Peters
  38. Gannon Audette
  39. Bracken Hall
  40. Jake Canada