Zach Osborne, Dylan Ferrandis sweep 7th round of Pro Motocross

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Points leaders Zach Osborne and Dylan Ferrandis scored clean sweeps Saturday in the GEICO Motorcycle WW Ranch National, the seventh round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.

Osborne finished first in both 450 motos at Jackonsville, Florida, building a 29-point lead with two races remaining in the season.

It was the fourth overall victory this season for the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider.

“It’s an unreal feeling to get back on top,” said Osborne, who finished a season-worst 10th in the previous round. “A week ago we were faced with some adversity, but we responded with two moto wins today.

“This is what makes all of the hard work and tough times we face during the week worth it. I had to fight for that second moto win, Eli [Tomac] was on it, but we dug deep and managed to get the job done.”

Tomac, the three-time defending 450 motocross series champion, finished third overall after a runner-up in the second moto and sixth in the first. Marvin Musquin was second overall after two thirds.

After sweeping to a victory last week, Ferrandis made it four consecutive moto victories in the 250 class Saturday, beating Jett Lawrence and Justin Cooper.

Dylan Ferrandis won his fourth consecutive moto Saturday (Align Media).

“It’s a great feeling to get another win,” said Ferrandis, who extended his championship lead to 13 points over Jeremy Martin. “Every race and moto is really important. To go 1-1 today is huge and it’s great to show how strong I am when the conditions are tough. My starts were much better overall, so it’s quite a nice feeling to have it pay off with a good overall result.”

NEXT: The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will hold its eighth round Oct. 3 with the WPS/Fly Racing Thunder Valley National at Lakewood, Colorado.


RESULTS

GEICO Motorcycle WW Ranch National (WW Ranch Motocross Park, Jacksonville, Florida)

450 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)

  1. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna (1-1)
  2. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM (3-3)
  3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki (6-2)
  4. Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki (2-7)
  5. Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda (4-5)
  6. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM (7-6)
  7. Max Anstie, United Kingdom, Suzuki (13-4)
  8. Freddie Noren, Sweden, Suzuki (9-8)
  9. Joey Savatgy, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki (8-9)
  10. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Yamaha (5-13)

450 Class Championship Standings

  1. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna – 285
  2. Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki – 256
  3. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM – 255
  4. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki – 233
  5. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM – 219
  6. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Yamaha – 218
  7. Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda – 207
  8. Christian Craig, El Cajon, Calif., Honda – 163
  9. Joey Savatgy, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki – 147
  10. Max Anstie, United Kingdom, Suzuki – 139

250 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)

  1. Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha (1-1)
  2. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha (4-2)
  3. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda (3-3)
  4. Jett Lawrence, Australia, Honda (2-5)
  5. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., Yamaha (7-4)
  6. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Suzuki (7-5)
  7. Cameron McAdoo, Sioux City, Iowa, Kawasaki (9-8)
  8. Jo Shimoda, Japan, Honda (8-10)
  9. Carson Mumford, Simi Valley, Calif., Honda (10-11)
  10. Brandon Hartranft, Brick, N.J., KTM (13-9)

250 Class Championship Standings

  1. Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha – 307
  2. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda – 294
  3. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Suzuki – 224
  4. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., Yamaha – 218
  5. RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Husqvarna – 217
  6. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha – 204
  7. Jett Lawrence, Australia, Honda – 200
  8. Cameron McAdoo, Sioux City, Iowa, Kawasaki – 165
  9. Mitchell Harrison, Brighton, Mich., Kawasaki – 138
  10. Brandon Hartranft, Brick, N.J., KTM – 134
Supercross champion Eli Tomac finished third overall Saturday (Align Media).

Supercross: Talon Hawkins to debut in Houston in relief of Jalek Swoll

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Talon Hawkins, 19, will make his Monster Energy Supercross debut on a 250 this week in Houston, Texas as a fill-in rider for Jalek Swoll.

During the Anaheim 2 weekend, the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team announced Swoll underwent successful surgery to repair a broken arm suffered in a practice crash.

That same weekend, Hawkins made some noise. He took the lead from teammate Casey Cohran on Lap 2 of the 250 SX Futures Main and led for three laps before he was overtaken by eventual winner Daxton Bennick. Cochran also got around him to push Hawkins to third.

This will not be Hawkins SuperMotocross professional debut, however; he made three Lucas Oil Pro Motocross starts last year with results of 19th at Spring Creek in Millville, Minnesota, 27th at Ironman in Crawfordsville, Indiana and a best finish of 17th in the season finale at Fox Raceway in Pala, California.

Hawkins also has a top-10 finish in the 125 All-Star division at Pala in 2019 riding a Husqvarna.

Speaking with RacerXOnline.com before the Loretta Lynn Amateur Nationals, Hawkins predicted his future with Husqvarna would come down to how he performed in that race.

“It all just comes down to how I perform at Loretta’s,” Hawkins said. “Say I do really well, I get a top three in both classes and do a pretty solid job, I would like to go pro and just kind of finish out the rest of the series. But there’s also the option of waiting a little bit longer, going back out to [Aldon] Baker’s [Factory] or going anywhere and training, and just being prepared. I’m also open to that too. Honestly, it’s whatever the team wants. Whatever we think is the best option is what we’re going to go with. So, I don’t really have a plan right now, just looking into the future.”

Hawkins finished third overall in the 125 B/C and Schoolboy divisions at the Loretta Lynn Amateur Nationals.