Check out some of the sick motocross shots from the 2013 Lake Elsinore AMA National.
The championship may have been decided last week, but the competitive nature in these riders never takes a break. Check out Zach Osborne pulling every inch of horsepower out of his GEICO Honda.
Blake Baggett was going hard at his home national. He forcefully battled Cooper Webb in Moto 2, eventually having to make an aggressive pass to keep the rookie at bay.
Lake Elsinore employed several huge jumps to keep the riders on their feet throughout the whole 2:45 lap time. Check out Marvin Musquin stretching out one of the biggest doubles on the track, which would later bite him in Moto 1.
Here’s a look at Ken Roczen hitting the same double as Musquin, but from the other side. It was a huge hit for the 250 riders, especially since it was preceded and immediately followed by sharp turns.
Jessy Nelson has been strong since his return to the series at Unadilla, regularly finishing in the top 15. He just needs to push a little harder to crack the top 10 and he has high hopes for 2014, when he will join the TLD Honda team again.
Ken crushed Moto 1, leading every single lap en route to a big victory over the 2013 champion, Eli Tomac. Struggles in Moto 2 relegated Roczen to 2nd overall, but it was a strong ride in his last race as a 250 rider in America.
In 450 Moto 1, JGR Yamaha pilot Josh Grant grabbed the holeshot and led Ryan Villopoto and crew around the track. If factory Honda rider Justin Barcia had led past the stripe in either moto, he would have taken the $25,000 holeshot championship, but the award went to James Stewart instead.
Lake Elsinore sits in Southern California, the homeland of motocross, and SoCal natives come out in droves to watch the world’s best duke it out on the track. Check out Ryan Dungey hitting the big double here for the crowd during practice.
Eli Tomac had an 8 moto win streak coming into Lake Elsinore. He took a 2nd in the first moto and was awarded the win in Moto 2 after alleged winner Blake Baggett was penalized for jumping on a red cross flag. Tomac remains the champion, which is all that matters to this Colorado ripper.