WATCH LIVE: Eli Tomac defends Lucas Oil Pro Motocross points lead at Glen Helen

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The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is in the epicenter of the sport this weekend – Southern California. Glen Helen – a track known for challenging riders with its steep hills – will be the site of the second round of the series.

Live coverage begins at 4 p.m. ET with the pre-race show streaming live online on NBC Sports Live Extra and ProMotocross.com. First motos in both classes get underway at 5 p.m. ET, with second motos to follow at 7 p.m. ET. All motos will be streamed live online, and second motos will also air live on NBCSN at 7 p.m. ET.

Last week in the 450 Class, Eli Tomac had a win of historic proportions. His one-minute, 31-second victory in the second moto was the largest margin of victory in the premier class since Ricky Carmichael lapped the field in 2006. Things can change quickly though – Ryan Dungey and the rest of the field have had another week to get their bikes dialed in, and they’re anxious to prove that Tomac won’t repeat his feat.

“His performance was great by all means,” Dungey said at last week’s post-race press conference. “But I also believe – not in a cocky way – that he’s at his best – him, the bike. I see a lot of improvement on our side still yet to come. I definitely have a lot more than we showed today.”

Also in the picture is Ken Roczen, the defending champion of the 450 Class. The RCH Suzuki rider was hampered by a back injury last weekend, but he is feeling much better this week, and it’s showing out on the track. He ended today’s practice as the top qualifier in the premier class.

In the 250 Class, a deep field of title contenders is now thinning out. Justin Bogle (shoulder) and Cooper Webb (ankle) are both out of today’s race after suffering injuries last week at Hangtown. The stage looks to be set for a season-long showdown between Jeremy Martin and Marvin Musquin, the two riders who currently share the points lead entering today’s race.

Glen Helen was the site of Martin’s breakout ride last season – the first of many wins on his way to a championship. The Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha rider was the fastest qualifier in practice this morning and will be looking to turn that into his second straight race win.

Will Power nips Jack Harvey at finish to pace Road America practice

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Will Power led the only IndyCar Road America practice of the weekend Saturday, shooting to the top of the chart on his 22nd and final lap of the session at 1 minute, 46.0021 seconds in his No. 12 Dallara-Chevrolet.

Dixon knocked Jack Harvey’s No. 60 Dallara-Honda from the top spot (which would have marked the first time that a Meyer-Shank Racing car led practice).

Josef Newgarden, Power’s Team Penske teammate, was third, followed by Felix Rosenqvist and Ryan Hunter-Reay (who went off course late in the session but sustained no damage).

Alex Palou, Colton Herta, Graham Rahal, defending race winner Alexander Rossi and Pato O’Ward rounded out the top 10 in the practice that preceded a Saturday-Sunday race weekend doubleheader for IndyCar at Road America.

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IndyCar tested some new cooling devices with cars from Andretti Autosport, Chip Ganassi Racing and Team Penske. Several drivers have said the cockpit heat caused by the new aeroscreen was stifling during last week’s GMR Grand Prix, and IndyCar repositioned drink bottles this weekend to keep liquids cool. The pieces tried by IndyCar during the Road America practice won’t be available during the races Saturday and Sunday at the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, road course.

Scott Dixon, who is seeking to open the season with his third consecutive IndyCar victory, was 15th fastest in the 75-minute session. Other notables in Road America practice: Marco Andretti (12th), Simon Pagenaud (19th).

Power is aiming for his second consecutive pole position after qualifying first last week on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.

Qualifying for the REV Group Grand Prix Race #1 will take place at 2:15 p.m. ET (NBCSNNBC Sports Gold).

The broadcast of the IndyCar race at Road America will begin at 5 p.m. on NBCSN.