Eli Tomac stood atop the box for Round 5 of the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series on Saturday at Muddy Creek Raceway in Tennessee. Tomac (2-1) dominated Moto 2 claiming the overall on a tie-breaker and denying Jason Anderson (1-2) his first career overall Motocross win in the 450 class.
The victory, Tomac's first since Hangtown, closed him to within four points of Blake Baggett in the Championship standings, who went (3-3) for third overall and got a third straight overall podium after winning the last two. Anderson is in third-place in the standings just 19 points from first showing a remarkable recovery after a DNF in Moto 1 to start the season. Marvin Musquin, battling a torn meniscus, drops to fourth in the standings after holding the Red Plate just a few weeks ago, thanks to a brake issue that ended his Moto 2 ride.
In the 250 class, Aaron Plessinger got his first Moto win and overall of the season taking the holeshot in both Motos, leading wire-to-wire in Moto 1 and finishing second in Moto 2 to Zach Osborne, who landed second overall with Austin Forkner finishing (3-3) on the day for his first podium of the season. Osborne extended his points lead to 31 after Jeremy Martin (13-6) got involved in Moto 1 crash and finished ninth overall. He drops to third in the standings while his brother Alex Martin (4-4) moves into second place after a fifth overall at Tennessee. Plessinger is in fourth-place for Championship points.
Check out all the action at Muddy Creek below. All photos by Ryne Swanberg.