So far this year Eli Tomac looks much like he did during his dominating but injury-shortened 2015 season with four straight Moto wins to open the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series leaving the field with little answers.
Tomac's patience worked off in both Motos on Saturday at Glen Helen for Round 2 taking seven laps to get around Ken Roczen in Moto 1 then waiting to the end of Moto 2 to get around Jason Anderson. Tomac has a 14 point lead over Marvin Musquin who finished second overall on a (2-3) day. Jason Anderson rounded out the podium with a (4-2) day. Roczen finished third in Moto 1 for his first podium since 2016 after missing last year because of an injury in Supercross and his ready-to-race status in doubt this year after another injury a few months ago. Roczen finished fifth overall and if not for a rock getting stuck between his chain and front sprocket guard he very well might have landed on the podium.
In the 250 class, Aaron Plessinger put Zach Osborne and Jeremy Martin on notice with a sweep which puts him into a tie for first-place with Osborne. Alex Martin finished second overall after a (3-3) day with Jeremy (5-2) finishing third, taking the tie-breaker over Osborne (2-5). Osborne, the defending Champion who swept the opener at Hangtown wrenched his thumb in practice last week and crashed in Moto 2 but still managed fourth overall.
Check out the best photos Round 2 of the 2018 Motocross season at Glen Helen starting with (at top) Tomac's smooth style :
An iconic shot from an iconic race
And, Joey Savatgy saves it
You might want to get used to this sort of view
Sure looks like Alex Martin uses a lot of effort to spray some champagne
Cue the Jaws music
A view up Mt. Saint Helens
Add a basket to RJ Hampshire's bike and a full moon in the background and you have the makings of a beloved 80s movie
I hope you don't mind that I put down in words / How wonderful (Moto) life is while you're in the world