Eli Tomac wasted little time proving what everyone else already knew - he's the rider to beat for the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series. He dominated Moto 1 at one time riding nearly 20 seconds ahead of Marvin Musquin. A Tomac crash midway through the Moto simply cut the lead in half as he picked up from his 2015 start and his finish just a few weeks ago in Supercross. Tomac had bigger competition in Moto 2 as his teammate Josh Grant grabbed the holeshot and led for seven laps before Musquin took the lead for five laps but couldn't fend off the charging Tomac, who was in 10th at one point on the first lap. Musquin took second for both Motos and Grant took third.
In the 250 class, newly crowned 250SX East class Champion Zach Osborne grabbed the holeshot in Moto 1, quickly lost the lead but took just six laps to catch Adam Cianciarulo before checking out. In Moto 2, he quickly passed Joey Savatgy, who took the holeshot, and led the rest of the way to finish the sweep. Alex Martin took second overall beating Aaron Plessinger on the tie-breaker with a 4-4 day while Plessinger finished third in Moto 1 and fifth in Moto 2. Two-time Champion Jeremy Martin experienced bike troubles in Moto 1 forcing an early end to his race and a deep hole for his title chances.
Check out the action below. All photos by Ryne Swanberg.