Cooper Returns to the Top at Thunder Valley

Cooper Returns to the Top at Thunder Valley

07.06.2021: Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing’s Justin Cooper scored his second-straight Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 250MX overall victory at the Thunder Valley Motocross Park with a pair of runner-up finishes yesterday in Lakewood, Colorado.


Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing’s Justin Cooper scored his second-straight Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 250MX overall victory at the Thunder Valley Motocross Park with a pair of runner-up finishes yesterday in Lakewood, Colorado.




His fellow 250 Supercross Champion, Colt Nichols rebounded from another tough start to the day, finishing fifth overall with a 9-5 result. Jeremy Martin fired the first shot with a win in Moto 1, but unfortunately had a crash early in Moto 2 and was unable to finish, ending the day eighth overall (1-40). The team’s young guns continued to make progress with Nate Thrasher finishing 12th (11-10) and Jarrett Frye 13th (12-13).



The 250 team came out swinging with Cooper, Martin, and Thrasher qualifying 1-2-3. In the first moto, it was the veteran who had the advantage after the gate drop, with Martin grabbing the holeshot and battling with his fellow red-plate holder. The race was red-flagged however, calling for a complete restart. This time around it was Cooper who took the holeshot with Martin right behind.



The pair set a blistering pace and rode up front, with the two-time 250MX Champion waiting patiently in second. Before the clock reached the halfway point, Martin was on his teammate. Cooper tried to hold him off, but the Minnesotan got a great drive to take over the lead going up the hill. From there on, Martin managed the gap up front, ultimately crossing the line with a three-second lead.



Cooper got another flying start in Moto 2, grabbing his second holeshot of the day and set some fast times but was unable to make a break for it out front. The New Yorker led the first four laps and tried to counter to reclaim the lead, but ultimately rode a smart race to earn a consecutive runner-up finish for second overall, also advancing him to second in the point standings.



It was another tough start to Round 2 for Nichols who found himself 20th a few laps into Moto 1. Undeterred, the 250SX East Champion made another impressive charge through the pack to finish ninth. Nichols got a better start in the second moto in 12th and quickly broke his way into the top 10. The Oklahoman advanced to seventh before the halfway mark and continued to battle in the tough conditions. He lost a position but then made his way to sixth on Lap 10 and continued his charge to fifth three laps later, where he ultimately finished, securing fifth overall.



Unfortunately, the second moto did not go better for Martin. The moto 1 winner had a difficult start off the gate and was 17th after the first lap. He made his way to 12th on Lap 2, but then crashed hard and pulled into the mechanic’s area. The team worked to get him back on track, but not feeling 100% Martin retired early, ultimately finishing eighth overall. He will be evaluated further after the weekend.



Thrasher came back from a tough first round at Fox Raceway, backing up his great qualifying effort with a good start in the first moto inside the top 10. Sitting in seventh, the 18-year-old advanced to sixth early but ultimately was shuffled back to 11th in the challenging conditions. Thrasher had another decent start in the second moto and worked his way to eighth. The Tennessee rider went on to earn his best result so far this season in 10th, for 12th overall.



Frye also continued to make progress on his starts. The Maryland rider was in the top 10 after the gate drop in the first moto and crossed the line 12th. He got an even better launch in Moto 2 and was in the mix in fifth. Frye advanced to fourth on Lap 2 and was running a solid race in that position, but riders started making their way through after the halfway mark and he ultimately finished 13th in the demanding 30-minutes-plus-two-lap moto.



The Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing team heads to Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania, on June 19 for the High Point National, Round 3 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.




Wil Hahn – Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing 250 Team Manager


“Honestly, it’s always bittersweet to lose a guy with a crash in a moto, but all in all it was a solid day for the team. Justin had a great ride, getting a pair of holeshots and another overall win at Thunder Valley. Colt is getting back on track with a solid top-five and Nate and Jarrett, both made progress as well. We’ll get back to work and get ready for High Point.”




Justin Cooper – Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing

 
“We got to where we wanted to be today, on the top step of the podium. It wasn’t easy out there, but I got two holeshots and gave it my all. We had some really good battles up front and had a lot of fun. The track got pretty rough by the end of the day with some hot weather, so it was physically demanding but as I said, I had a lot of fun racing my dirt bike today!”




Colt Nichols – Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing


“I made my life really difficult today with two bad starts but my riding was much better this weekend so I’m happy about that. I just need a better start and to have more pace at the beginning of the race. We have something to build on during our weekend off and look to keep building going into High Point.”




Jeremy Martin – Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing


“We had a great first moto, but unfortunately I crashed in Moto 2 and was unable to finish. I’m really bummed. I hit a soft spot when I landed off a jump and the front end just knifed on me. I’ve been managing a Scaphoid fracture on my left wrist for months and a bum left shoulder. I still felt like I could be competitive to win races and contend for this outdoor championship. Unfortunately, stuff happens, and it’s time to get healthy!”




Jarrett Frye – Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing


“Our results didn’t show it, but I rode better this weekend. We will go back to work and use this weekend off to be ready for High Point.”




Nate Thrasher – Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing

“I had a great time out in Colorado but had to fight for the results. I had some pretty good starts in both motos, but I’m looking to clean up some things and be ready for the East Coast rounds.”





- Yamaha also photo

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/cooper-returns-top-thunder-valley---224565.html

07.06.2021 / MaP

More News

Ferrandis Keeps Podium Streak Rolling with Runner-Up Finish at Thunder Valley
07.06.2021
Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing’s Dylan Ferrandis continues to impress in his debut season in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 450 class. The Frenchman returned to the podium with a pair of runner-up finishes to score second overall at yesterday more >>
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Video Highlights: Toyota Thunder Valley National, results
07.06.2021
Roczen and Cooper Come Out on Top in the High Altitude        With an elevation that surpasses 6,000 feet above sea level, the annual visit to Colorado's Thunder Valley Motocross Park was destined to provide a ca more >>
Webb and Musquin collect top10 finishes at Thunder Valley MX National
06.06.2021
Round 2 - AMA Pro Motocross Championship Two rounds into the 2021 AMA Pro Motocross Championship and the 450MX class has revealed a highly-competitive field of the nation’s top motocross racers. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing teammates Coop more >>
Lawrence Wins at Fox Raceway I AMA Pro Motocross Opener
31.05.2021
Fox Raceway National AMA Pro Motocross 2021   Round 1   Team Honda HRC kicked off the 2021 AMA Pro Motocross series at Pala, California’s Fox Raceway–the same venue where Red Riders dominated last year’s sea more >>
Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing Starts 250 Pro Motocross Season with Double Podium
31.05.2021
Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing’s Jeremy Martin got his Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 250MX Championship campaign off to a great start with a 1-2 moto finish for second overall at yesterday’s season opener in Pala, California. Justin Cooper also h more >>
EstorilWorldSBK RACE-2, Bitter Sunday for the Aruba.it Racing Ducati Team
30.05.2021
...as Redding crashed while fighting for the victory and Rinaldi was hit by Gerloff After a sensational start and a first part of the race where both Michael Rinaldi and Scott Redding were protagonists, Race-2 ends in a very disappointing way for the Ar more >>
Razgatlioglu Takes Two Podiums Despite Penalty in Estoril
30.05.2021
 Fantastic Fifth for Rookie Locatelli in Estoril Race 2In two nail-biting races, Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK rider Toprak Razgatlıoğlu once again challenged for victory and rounded out a bitter-sweet weekend at Circuito Estoril with two more podiums at the second round of the 2021 FIM Superbike World Championship today. &nbs more >>
Ferrandis Scores Maiden 450 Pro Motocross Victory at Season Opener
30.05.2021
Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing’s Dylan Ferrandis enjoyed a stellar debut in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 450 class, taking the overall win with a 1-3 tally at yesterday’s season opener at Fox Raceway in Pala, California. It also marked more >>
Rush Extends Podium Streak at Chicago Half-Mile, results and standings
30.05.2021
Estenson Racing’s Mikey Rush is now the only rider in the paddock with an unblemished podium record this season, finishing third in the Progressive American Flat Track AFT Singles Main Event last night at the Chicago Half-Mile. He now trails teamma more >>
Red Bull KTM battles through intense Pro Motocross season opener
30.05.2021
Round 1 - AMA Pro Motocross Championship - May 29, 2021 Saturday kicked off the start to the 2021 AMA Pro Motocross Championship taking place at Southern California’s popular Fox Raceway at Pala. The demanding two-moto format made for an inten more >>
Ferrandis Prevails with Surprise First Victory at Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Opener, results
30.05.2021
Lawrence Solidifies Role as Title Contender with 250 Class Win          Under sunny Southern California skies a new season of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing more >>
Free Official Pro Motocross App Updated for 2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
27.05.2021
With the anticipated start of the 2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, this Saturday, May 29, the official app of the world’s most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing series has been updated for an enhanced user experience during the new season. more >>
Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing’s 450 Team Eager for Pro Motocross Start
27.05.2021
The Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing 450 team is ready to battle for top honors at the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship season opener this Saturday, May 29, at the Fox Raceway in Pala, California.    Building on a great more >>
Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing’s 250 Team Ready to Kick Off Pro Motocross Title Campaign
27.05.2021
The Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing team looks to carry their championship-winning form to the 2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship with a strong start to this Saturday’s season opener at Fox Raceway in Pala, California. Sp more >>
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team carries great momentum into Pro Motocross Series opener
27.05.2021
... this Saturday in Southern CaliforniaThe 2021 AMA Pro Motocross Championship gets underway this weekend in Southern California with the Fox Raceway Pala National. It’s a fresh start to a new chapter in 2021 and Red Bull KTM more >>
2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Broadcast Schedule
26.05.2021
MAVTV, NBC Sports, and Peacock Combine for Over 100 Hours of Programming for 2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross ChampionshipFull Slate of Live Coverage On Deck for Season Opening Fox Raceway I National     I more >>
Jack Gagne Unstoppable at VIR, results and standings
24.05.2021
Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance Yamaha Racing’s Jake Gagne completed a perfect weekend at Virginia International Raceway with another dominant MotoAmerica Superbike victory in today’s Race Two. His teammate Herrin battled for a podium position but ultimately had to settle for fourth.    more >>
Jake Gagne Dominates Superbike Race One at VIR
23.05.2021
Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance Yamaha Racing’s Jake Gagne led from start to finish to earn his second-consecutive MotoAmerica Superbike victory in today’s Race One at Virginia International Raceway. Teammate Josh Herrin came out on top in a hard-fought battle for third to give the team their second double podium at round two of the championship. more >>
AMA Southwest Area Qualifier Added to Hawaii
11.05.2021
2021 AMA Amateur National Championship ParticipantsAn additional Southwest Area Qualifier has been added to the schedule for this weekend, May 15 and 16 in Kauai, Hawaii at Wailua Motocross track.SOUTHWEST AREA QUALIFIERMay 15 and 16: Wailua Motocros more >>
Jett Lawrence Wins 250SX East/West Showdown in Salt Lake City
03.05.2021
Salt Lake City 2 SX AMA Supercross 450SX 2021   Round 17   Team Honda HRC’s Jett Lawrence ended the dramatic 2021 AMA Supercross series with a stirring victory in the Dave Coombs Sr. 250SX East/West Showdown during the finale a more >>
Ferrandis Awarded Rookie of the Year in Salt Lake City
02.05.2021
Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing’s Dylan Ferrandis closed out a solid first year in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship 450 class, earning the AMA Rookie of the Year and finishing just off the podium in fourth at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City. more >>
Estenson Racing Makes History with Yamaha Atlanta Super TT Sweep, results and standings
02.05.2021
Estenson Racing was unbeatable at last night’s Yamaha Atlanta Super TT, making history as the first team and manufacturer to win every class at a Progressive American Flat Track round. JD Beach put on a masterclass performance to win the Miss more >>
Herrin Hits the Podium at MotoAmerica Season Opener at Road Atlanta
02.05.2021
Fresh N’ Lean Attack Performance Yamaha Racing’s Josh Herrin started his 2021 season in style, grabbing the final podium spot on Saturday, May 1, at the Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia. His teammate Jake Gagne was battling up front, but unfortunately, a technical issue ended his race early. more >>
Cooper Webb is crowned 2021 450SX Champion at Salt Lake City SX finale
02.05.2021
Musquin's runner-up finish gives Red Bull KTM back-to-back 1-2 sweeps in UtahRuond 17 - AMA Supercross Championship - May 1, 2021 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb had an incredible conclusion to th more >>
2021 Pro Motocross Manufacturer Contingency Support Announced
28.04.2021
 Manufacturer Contingency Surpasses $8.3 Million of Support for 2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship           American Motocross Welcomes GASGAS as Seventh Competing Manufacturer more >>
Second-Place Finish for Lawrence at Salt Lake City 1 Supercross
27.04.2021
AMA Supercross 450SX 2021   Round 16 Salt Lake City 1 SX The AMA Supercross series made its return to Salt Lake City for the penultimate round of the 2021 season, with the 250SX East class racers returning to racing after a 10-week break, and T more >>
Stewart Scores First 450 Supercross Podium, results and standings
26.04.2021
Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing’s Malcolm Stewart rode a great race to earn a career-best finish in the 450 class, crossing the line third at last night’s penultimate round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship in Salt Lake City, Utah. Rookie Dylan Ferrandis once again fought his way back to a fourth-place finish, and Aaron Plessinger joined his teammates inside the to more >>
Nichols Expands Points Lead at Salt Lake City 1, results and standings
26.04.2021
Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing’s Colt Nichols battled back to third to keep his podium streak rolling on a tough night at Saturday’s penultimate round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Oklaho more >>
Musquin leads Red Bull KTM to an 1-2 podium sweep at Salt Lake City SX
25.04.2021
Round 16 - AMA Supercross Championship - April 24, 2021 Marvin Musquin led the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team to an impressive 1-2 podium sweep on Saturday as he edged out teammate Cooper Webb by 0.326 seconds at Round 16 of the 20 more >>
American Flat Track’s inaugural Yamaha Atlanta Super TT at Atlanta Motor Speedway
23.04.2021
Don’t miss Progressive American Flat Track’s inaugural Yamaha Atlanta Super TT at Atlanta Motor Speedway on May 1, 2021! Save $10 on tickets with the exclusive MX Sports discount code: MXSPORTS10Featuring a totally unique racetrack construc more >>
Dallas Daniels to Make AFT Production Twins Debut
23.04.2021
  In addition to defending his Progressive American Flat Track AFT Singles title, Estenson Racing’s Dallas Daniels will compete in the AFT Production Twins class at select events this season. The Illinois rider is set to make his debut aboard the Yamaha MT-07 DT at the Ya more >>
Ken Roczen a Close Second at Atlanta 3 Supercross
19.04.2021
Atlanta 3 SX AMA Supercross 450SX 2021   Round 15 AMA Supercross’s Atlanta Motor Speedway tripleheader wrapped up on Saturday with round 15, with Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen leading the majority of the 450SX main event but ultimately settling for second, while teammate Chase Sexton finished 10th. In the penultimate round of the 250S more >>
Plessinger Finishes Fourth at Atlanta 3 - results and standings
19.04.2021
Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing’s Aaron Plessinger completed a solid week of racing with a fourth-place finish last night at Round 15 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship in Atlanta, Georgia. Teammates Malcolm Stewart and Dylan Ferrandis joined him inside the top 10, crossing the line sixth and seventh, respectively. more >>
Thrasher and Cooper Finish 1-2 at Atlanta 3
18.04.2021
Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing’s Nate Thrasher returned to the top step of the podium last night at the final round of the tripleheader at Atlanta Motor Speedway, repeating last Saturday’s LCQ victory en route to the Main Event win. It was also a top night for Justin Cooper, who finished second and made big gains in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross 250SX West Championship. more >>
Webb finished strong in Atlanta with a big main event victory
18.04.2021
Round 15 - AMA Supercross Championship - April 17, 2021 In an intense final night of racing in Atlanta Motor Speedway, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb edged out his championship rival to claim the 450SX Main Event victory, where he now holds a 16-point lead heading into the final two rounds of racing in Salt Lake City, Utah.  more >>
AMA Supercross Atlanta 2 450SX and 250SX results
15.04.2021
Atlanta 2 SX AMA Supercross 450SX 2021   Round 14             450SX Results 1    ROCZEN Ken     94    GER &nbs more >>
Dominant 1-2 Result for Team Honda HRC Riders Roczen and Sexton at Atlanta 2 SX
15.04.2021
Atlanta 2 SX AMA Supercross 450SX 2021   Round 14 With a commanding, start-to-finish win aboard his CRF450R, Ken Roczen catapulted himself back into title contention at Tuesday’s Atlanta Motor Speedway race–the second of thre more >>
Plessinger Finishes Eighth at Tough Atlanta 2
15.04.2021
Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing’s Aaron Plessinger battled back to finish eighth in challenging conditions last night at the second round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross tripleheader at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Dylan Ferrandis reco more >>
Points leader Cooper Webb finishes sixth in Atlanta
14.04.2021
Round 14 - AMA Supercross ChampionshipThe Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team salvaged a tough day of racing on Tuesday as teammates Cooper Webb and Marvin Musquin came away with sixth and seventh-place finishes, respectively, at Round 14 of the AMA Supercross C more >>

Kategorien

2001-2022 automobilsport.com full copyright