The final round of the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series has come and gone, following an exciting weekend of racing at Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, Indiana. The midwest circuit has made a home as the last round of the season since making its mark on the calendar in 2014 and it’s widely considered to be one of the most challenging tracks of the season. In addition to the challenges that it presents the riders, the massive jumps and wide corners present a plethora of close racing for the many fans in attendance.
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The stage was set for the penultimate round of the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship in Mechanicsville, Maryland at the historic Budds Creek Motocross Park. The track is regularly revered by riders and fans alike for massive elevation changes, off-camber corners, and it’s multitude of different line choices. The eleventh round of the series also provides the chance to visit the nation’s capital as the track sits a quick half an hour away from Washington D.C.
The 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season is nearing it’s final stages as the CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team looks to close the campaign on a positive note. The tenth round of the series took place in the secluded plains of New Berlin, New York at the historic Unadilla Raceway, and it turned into quite an eventful day due to scattered thunderstorms and a deluge of rain that delayed proceedings in the late afternoon.
The 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season is already coming to a close as the CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team contested the ninth round of the series this past weekend in the pacific northwest. The weather cooperated throughout the entire weekend to provide the riders and spectators alike with a magnificent race track in the picturesque mountainscapes of The Evergreen State.
The eighth round of the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season brought the CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team to Spring Creek Motocross Park in Millville, Minnesota. The track underwent minor changes compared to last season, the infamous whoop monster made a comeback, and the track was slated to be rutted and technical following a barrage of rainfall the night before. Lorenzo Locurcio, Bradley Taft, and Heath Harrison were all eager to get the day started after a weekend off provided them with a chance to relax in the middle of the hectic season.
The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team approached the seventh round of the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season at the legendary MX 338. The Wick is tucked away in the small town of Southwick, Massachusetts, in the wooded area situated next to the American Legion Post 338. Lorenzo Locurcio and Bradley Taft were geared up to contest the 250 class as Heath Harrison works his way back to full fitness in the 450 class. Southwick signifies the first round of the second half of the season and all three riders will be aiming to up their game as the 2017 season winds down.
The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha contested the sixth round of the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season at the famed Red Bud motocross circuit, located slightly north of the small town of Buchanan in the midst of one of Michigan’s agricultural wonderlands. The duo of rookies, Lorenzo Locurcio and Bradley Taft, were set to take on the 250 class as Heath Harrison settles back into the 450 class after returning to action for round five at Muddy Creek.
The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team came into the fifth round of the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season at Muddy Creek Raceway back in full force after Heath Harrison returned from a week off due to injury. The team was riding a high note after Dean Ferris put it on the podium one week before at High Point, providing some extra motivation for the rest of the squad heading into the weekend.
The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team came into the fourth round of the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season at High Point Raceway with an optimistic approach as the series settles into the east coast swing. Heath Harrison was forced to sit out due to an ankle injury sustained during the off-week, but he’s hoping to return to action next weekend in Tennessee. Fortunately, Dean Ferris made the journey from Australia in order to make his Lucas Oil Pro Motocross debut, adding another 450 beneath the canopy for the weekend in Pennsylvania.
The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team approached the third round of the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series at Thunder Valley in full force with all three riders healthy and ready to build off of the solid start to the season. Heath Harrison scored a top fifteen in the second moto at Glen Helen and was aiming to improve on that result as Lorenzo Locurcio and Bradley Taft were both set on earning valuable championship points for the second weekend in a row.
The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team came into the second round of the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series with one of their young guns back in action as Bradley Taft finally returned from an injury that kept him out of the majority of the SX season. The Missouri native was set to make his debut on the outdoor scene for the 2017 season as Heath Harrison and Lorenzo Locurcio geared up for their second outdoor outing after a challenging pair of motos at the opening round of the series in Sacramento.
The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team switches their focus to the great outdoors after another exhilarating season of Monster Energy Supercross has come to a close. Sacramento, California will serve as the battleground for the opening round of the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series as the world’s fastest riders convene at Hangtown MX. Lorenzo Locurcio is set to contest the 250 class and Heath Harrison moves up onto the 450cc machine after a contesting the 250SX West class for the team throughout Supercross.
The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team came into the final round of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross season in Las Vegas, Nevada aiming for solid main event finishes from both riders. Lorenzo Locurcio opted to skip the season finale and prepare for the opening round of the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Nationals after he suffered a hard crash one week prior in New Jersey. Therefore, Alex Ray and Heath Harrison represented the team in the final SX race of the 2017 season.
The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha approached the penultimate round of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross series in East Rutherford, New Jersey with high hopes as Lorenzo Locurcio returned to action in the 250 East division. Alex Ray was aiming to maintain his main event form as the team looked to close out the series on a high note at MetLife Stadium in the last weekend of April.
The fifteenth round of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross series was set to get underway at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team has been steadily improving each and every weekend. Alex Ray and Heath Harrison were set to do battle as the series begins to near it’s end with only three rounds left in the season.
The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team was heading into the fourteenth round of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross series in Seattle following a weekend of steady improvement in St. Louis. Alex Ray managed to make his first main event as a member of the team, putting him in position for two in a row as Heath Harrison will return to action in the 250 West division. Rice-Eccles Stadium, home of the Seattle Seahawks, would serve as host to the show.
The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team was coming into the thirteenth round of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross series after a challenging weekend in Detroit. Lorenzo Locurcio was continuing to recover from from a back/hip injury after a crash in Indy and Alex Ray just narrowly missed out on making his first main event as a CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha rider. The Dome at America’s Center would play host to the racing action in St. Louis, Missouri.
The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team was looking to bounce back in the twelfth round of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross series after an underwhelming weekend in Indianapolis the week prior. Lorenzo Locurcio was coming into the weekend with a sore back after a crash in Indy and Alex Ray was continuing to come to grips with the YZF450. Ford Field, the home of the Detroit Lions, would act as as host to the racing action in The Great Lakes State.
The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team was set up to put in a solid weekend for the eleventh round of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross Series as Lorenzo Locurcio is looking to build off of the best finish of his professional career, and Alex Ray has now gained some valuable race experience on the YZF450. Lucas Oil Stadium, the home of the Indianapolis Colts, was in place to host the action as the series made the trip back to the midwest.
The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team rolled into Daytona Beach in full force as they prepared to take on the tenth round of the Monster Energy Supercross series in both the 450 class and the 250 class for the first time since Oakland. Lorenzo Locurcio was looking to bounce back after an arduous weekend in Toronto in his first professional trip to the world center of racing and Alex Ray was set to make his debut for the team.
The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team made the journey north of the border to the only round of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross series being held out of the boundaries of the United States. Lorenzo Locurcio made his first trip to the Rogers Centre in the 250 SX East division as he attempted to build on his blossoming rookie season as a professional.
The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team converged on the same arena this past weekend as both Monster Energy Supercross and AMSOIL Arenacross came to the Georgia Dome for the inaugural Motofest. Lorenzo Locurcio was lining up for the second round of the 250 East series as Justin Cooper was sporting the red plate in the AX Lites class.
The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team was represented on multiple fronts this past weekend in both Monster Energy Supercross as well as AMSOIL Arenacross. Lorenzo Locurcio was making his professional debut for the team in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the opening round of the 250 SX East series as Heath Harrison was making his return to Arenacross in Kansas City, Missouri.
The The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team made the journey towards the American heartland as the sixth round of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross series kicked off in the Lone Star State. Tommy Hahn was still not fit to race as a result of his injury in Oakland, therefore putting Heath Harrison in position as the lone representative of the team. The Alabama native was coming off of an impressive tenth place ride the weekend prior in California, filling him with determination heading into his third weekend of racing with the The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team.
The CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha team traveled back to California for the final round of the series hosted by The Golden State in 2017. The action would take place in the Raider’s own Oakland Coliseum as the gladiators of Supercross were set to do battle in the fifth round of the 2017 Monster Energy supercross season. Heath Harrison was aiming to bounce back from his 2017 debut in Phoenix and put his CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha backed 250F in the main event as the 450 class veteran, Tommy Hahn, was on course to make his fourth consecutive main event.