Adam Cianciarulo returned to the top step of the podium, Zach Osborne scored his first 450 moto victory, and Marvin Musquin went back-to-back overall in both the event and the season in Saturday’s MB Tractor & Equipment Southwick National. The halfway point of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season saw the sport’s top riders return to The Wick 338, the notorious sand-based track that has been a staple of the national championship for decades.
Musquin, who won Pro Motocross’ debut in oppressive heat at WW Ranch Motocross Park last weekend, made the most of changing weather throughout the day that included midday rain showers. He won the first 450 moto and finished second in the second, giving him the advantage over Osborne’s 3-1 result and surpassing Ken Roczen in the standings. Defending series champion Eli Tomac was third overall, and has more than a full moto’s advantage over the entire field; Musquin is now 26 points back, Roczen 28, and Osborne 30, setting up an exciting battle for second in the title chase.
Cianciarulo, meanwhile, led from holeshot to checkered flag in the first moto before, like Musquin, finishing second in the second moto. Dylan Ferrandis, who scored his first win on American soil here last year, was second overall with a 3-1 result, while Florida National winner Justin Cooper, the only rider to defeat Cianciarulo for an overall thus far this year, completed the podium with a 2-3 weekend.
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross returns to action on July 6 from the iconic Red Bud MX circuit, host of last year’s Motocross des Nations. Musquin and Aaron Plessinger were last year’s overall winners, while Ferrandis was part of the French team that won its sixth MXON in a row from Red Bud last year.
Check out our gallery from this weekend’s action below: