Eli Tomac wasted little time in taking the Red Plate back sweeping Round 8 of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series on Saturday at Spring Creek in Millville, MN.
It was the fourth sweep of the season and sixth overall win for Tomac who lost a 32 point lead two weeks ago after a bike malfunction in Moto 1 and several crashes in Moto 2 led to a 35 point swing after RedBud and Marvin Musquin holding the Red Plate. This time however, vintage Tomac returned carving the short field ahead of him in both Motos and winning outright. Musquin had a small get-off in Moto 1 which put him in fourth but he managed a third overall finishing second behind Tomac in Moto 2 after relinquishing the lead in the final laps. Ken Roczen (2-3) took second overall.
In the 250 class Aaron Plessinger swept for the second round in a row and extended his points lead to 49 over Alex Martin (7-2) who was unable to take advantage of racing on his home track and finished third overall. Justin Cooper (4-3) returned to the podium for the first time since Round 4 with a second overall.
Check out the 16 top photos from Spring Creek starting with the one of the best starts in all of the Nationals at top:
Blake Baggett tried out the prototype of a new MX Horn for lappers
Joey Savatgy through the Spring Creek sand whoops
Justin Bogle grabbed the MotoSport.com Holeshot in Moto 2
Always remember, cameras are everywhere
Ken Roczen had a great day taking second overall
Jordon Smith had his best day since Thunder Valley taking third overall and a season high third-place in Moto 1
A well-deserved day at the spa for the #1 bike
From left to right: Ecstatic, well-pleased, grin and bear it
Justin Barcia looks like he is riding on an artisan pastry
Good job Millville fans, no middle fingers
We thought Dylan Ferrandis would finish on the podium but he took 10th overall
And there goes the Red Plate
Justin Hill gettin' sideways
Marvin Musquin (left) and Eli Tomac (right) did not disappoint
If we do a photo montage of Aaron Plessinger's wins at the end of the season they will all look similar to this