By The Numbers
Moto wins for Eli Tomac through eight rounds. He won nine motos in 12 rounds in 2017.
Moto podiums this year for Blake Baggett. Baggett finished third in moto one at Spring Creek, his first moto podium since moto two at Thunder Valley.
Finishing position in the first 250 moto at Spring Creek for Jordon Smith. It was his first moto podium since Hangtown 2016.
Finishing position in the second 250 moto for Michael Mosiman. It’s a career-best for the second-year pro.
Moto podiums through eight rounds for Joey Savatgy. He had four moto podiums through eight rounds in 2017, which included two moto wins.
Straight moto podium finishes for Ken Roczen after a 2-3 day at Spring Creek.
Quotes from Around the Paddock
Jordon Smith | 3-7 for fourth overall
Well it was a heck of a step in the right direction today! Finally got up front and was able to run the pace! Unfortunately landed on a bike that was down in the second moto that costed me a podium overall! Huge thanks to the @tld_raceteam for all of the hard work we put in during the break! It was well worth! 3-7 for 4th overall head back to @mtfmx and get to work for washougal!
Joey Savatgy | 10-4 for fifth overall
“I felt really good all morning and was so happy to get my first holeshot of the season. It’s such a bummer how one small mistake can take it away. I lost a lot of momentum and took a little time to get going. I didn’t want to make the same mistake in moto two, but the leaders were checking out pretty quick by the time I made my passes. Each week we learn something, and I just need to put together two solid motos to get my first overall podium.”
RJ Hampshire | 6-11 for seventh overall
“I don’t know how much more I can take. I’ve just been getting beat up every weekend for over a month now. I’m still pretty banged up from RedBud, but knew I could be competitive. First moto was decent; I just had a bad start. Second moto, I got a much better start. I’m not for sure what happened, though. I got hit in the air, which pulled me right a bit, and then I just got landed on that first lap! My throttle was stuck from where the bike hit and I was gonna pull into the mechanics’ area, but it loosened up a bit so figured I could salvage something. I got 11th. It was tough and I’m pretty bummed on the weekend. Continue to heal up this week and be better at Washougal.”
Austin Forkner | 2-18 for eighth overall
“That was definitely not how I wanted to end the day. It’s been a season that has taught me a lot about overcoming adversity, whether it’s something that is my fault or someone else’s. There are some things we can control and some we can’t. I just have to go out and give it my best every time I line up behind that gate.”
Michael Mosiman | 18-6 for 12th overall
"It was a good day. This is a great track. I had a rough practice, but I started feeling good once I got the flow of things. I was on the outside in the first moto and got a decent start, but crashed mid-sweeper. I got back up and was dead last, but then made it up to 18th. There was such a big gap to the next guy, but I got closer toward the end of the race. It was good and I rode really well. I got a ninth-place start in the second moto, then gathered myself and started nailing my lines to move forward. I reeled and got caught up in the lappers really bad. I rode really well and caught up to sixth. I'm excited for next week."
Enzo Lopes | 17-19 for 19th overall
“The weekend was pretty tough. Even so, I was happy to be back at the races with the team and to have an opportunity to race Millville. The sand rollers were awesome! Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a flow around the track. My starts weren’t good, and that made my race pretty challenging. I couldn’t find the right lines. The Suzuki RM-Z250 was amazing, though. It’s all on me. I have no excuses. We’ll work this week to get ready for Washougal. I rode there before and I like the track. The dirt is like what I’m used to in Brazil. I love being around the team every weekend. They work so hard to give me the best equipment. I just got back from injury, so I’m taking things one step at a time. The results weren’t what I was hoping for, but we have next weekend.”