AMA Motocross July 18, 2015 | Millville, Minn. Results

Teammates Jeremy Martin and Cooper Webb swept the AMA 250MX class with a moto win apiece at Spring Creek MX Park in Millville, Minn. on Saturday, July 19. It was a magical day for Martin at his home track as he flew his Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha YZ250F to 1-2 moto finishes for his fourth overall win of the season. Meanwhile Star Racing/Yamaha’s Webb scored his third career pro moto win on his way to an overall podium with 9-1 finishes. Martin’s overall boosted his championship lead to 43 points over Webb, who reclaimed second place as rival Blake Baggett faltered. Likewise, the new YZ250F captured four of the top-eight overall positions, with Valli/Yamaha’s Christophe Pourcel in fourth with 3-6 moto finishes and River/Yamaha’s Alex Martin in eighth with 12-7 finishes.

Pourcel was the quickest qualifier for the seventh time out of eight races this season, once again over Jeremy Martin. The French rider also led the first moto for one lap before being passed by Martin, who then commanded all remaining laps to take the win. Admirably, Pourcel held onto second for the duration of the moto until losing the spot to Marvin Musquin just three laps from the finish. Webb was also on the gas, starting outside the top 10 and then advancing toward the front until clipping the rear of competitor Justin Bogle’s bike while attempting a pass on lap four. Despite the resulting fall, Webb was able to remount and then charged from inside the top 20 to finish ninth and add some crucial points to his own championship bid.

Once again backing up his qualifying pace, Pourcel pulled the holeshot in the second moto, with Martin starting outside the top five and Webb just inside the top 10. As Pourcel led the first three laps, Martin and Webb were tearing toward the front of the pack. While Martin went from seventh to third in just four laps, amazingly Webb vaulted from eighth to second in the same period, passing both his teammate and Pourcel in the process. Webb then took over the lead from Justin Bogle on lap seven and raced ahead to the win, with fellow bLU cRU riders Pourcel ultimately finishing sixth, Alex Martin seventh and Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha’s Anthony Rodriguez in 10th, making it five YZ250Fs from three different teams in the top 10. Title rival Baggett ultimately withdrew with mechanical problems, helping Webb retake second place in the points.

“After the first-moto crash, I went back to the trailer and thought, ‘Should we just settle for third in the points or fight?’” Webb said. “I’m a fighter so I chose to come out and try my hardest. I wanted it, I’m not going to lie!” Yamaha motocross team manager Jim Perry added, “It was a great points day for the Star Racing team, and a great results day for Yamaha with a 1-3 overall finish on the day.”

 Motocross Lites Results
 1 Jeremy  Martin - YAM  1,2 
 2 Marvin Musquin  2,4 
 3 Cooper Webb - YAM  9,1 
 4 Christophe Pourcel  - YAM  3,6 
 5 Dean Wilson  5,5 
 6 Jason Anderson  11,3 
 7 Joey Savatgy  8,9 
 8 Alex Martin - YAM  12,7 
 9 Cole Seely  7,13 
 10 Jessy Nelson  14,8 
 Standings after Round 8 of 12
 1  Jeremy  Martin - YAM 341 
 2  Cooper Webb - YAM 298 
 3  Blake Baggett 285 
 4  Christophe Pourcel  - YAM 246 
 5  Marvin Musquin 241 
 6  Justin Bogle 240 
 7  Jason Anderson 236 
 8  Cole Seely 188 
 9  Jessy Nelson 164 
 10  Justin Hill 150 

In the 450MX class, JGR/Yamaha’s Josh Grant took fifth overall with consistent 5-5 motos, the best result since his first-moto win at the opening Glen Helen round in California.

 Motocross Results
 1 Eli Tomac  1,1 
 2 Ryan Dungey  3,2 
 3 Ken Roczen  2,4 
 4 Trey Canard  4,3 
 5 Josh Grant - YAM  5,5 
 6 Brett Metcalfe  6,,6 
 7 Andrew Short  9,7 
 8 Weston Peick  8,8 
 9 Fredrik Noren  11,10 
 10 Matt Goerke  12,11 
 Standings after Round 8 of 12
 1  Ken Roczen 367 
 2  Ryan Dungey 343 
 3  Trey Canard 302 
 4  James Stewart 226 
 5  Brett Metcalfe 222 
 6  Josh Grant - YAM 218 
 7  Weston Peick 188 
 8  Andrew Short 187 
 9  Eli Tomac 168 
 10  Chad Reed 146 

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