Race Report by Star Racing Yamaha, powered by Antigravity Batteries
The 2019 Pro Motocross Series came to an end at the Ironman Raceway in Indiana. Dylan Ferrandis could not be faulted for his efforts at trying to claim another championship. He had two solid races, which resulted in two moto wins and the overall win. Unfortunately, a perfect score was not enough, going into this round with a thirty-point deficit, and he finished second in the Championship. Justin Cooper also gave it his all in the final round. He battled with Ferrandis in both motos. He went three-two, for second overall and ended third in the Championship. Ty Masterpool finished ten-twelve, for eleventh overall. Mitchell Oldenburg crashed out in the first moto, which ended his day of racing. Nichols did not race because of an injury he sustained at the previous round.
250 Practice 1 Group A:
Dylan Ferrandis: 10th, 2:06.438
Justin Cooper: 3rd, 2:04.878
Ty Masterpool: 8th, 2:06.296
Mitchell Oldenburg: 7th, 2:06.224
250 Practice 2 Group A:
Dylan Ferrandis: 2nd, 2:02.950
Justin Cooper: 1st, 2:01.844
Ty Masterpool: 15th, 2:06.601
Mitchell Oldenburg: 10th, 2:05.755
Overall Best Qualifying times:
Justin Cooper was the fastest qualifier, with a time of 2:01.844. Ferrandis’ best time of 2:02.950, placed him second. Mitchell Oldenburg was the eleventh fastest qualifier, with a time of 2:05.755. Masterpool qualified fourteenth, with a time of 2:06.296.
Ferrandis was third off the start and Cooper was fourth. Oldenburg was in sixth, but dropped to eighth on the first lap. Masterpool started out in sixteenth. The two Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamahas of Dylan Ferrandis and Justin Cooper pushed each other into first and second position. With Ferrandis in the lead, Cooper continued to push and battled with his teammate for the lead. After a few laps, Cooper successfully made a pass. Oldenburg crashed out halfway through the moto and was unable to finish the moto. Masterpool began working his way forward and broke into the top ten. Late into the moto Ferrandis reclaimed the lead. He went on to take the moto win. Cooper lost one more position and finished third. Masterpool ended in tenth.
Ferrandis took the holeshot and Cooper was second. Once again, the teammates got into a heated battle over the lead. Masterpool was seventeenth off the start. Oldenburg did not start due to an injury he sustained in the first moto. Ferrandis pulled a gap on his teammate. Cooper then had some pressure coming from behind, but he got on the gas and caught back up to Ferrandis. The race ended and Ferrandis crossed the checked flag victorious once again. Cooper charged till the very end and ended in second. Rookie, Masterpool ended his last race of the season, in twelfth.
After twelve rounds and twenty-four motos, Dylan Ferrandis ends the season second in the Championship. Ferrandis also had the most moto wins this season: nine in total. Justin Cooper, who claimed the most holeshots, ends the season third in the championship. Colt Nichols is seventh in the rankings and Ty Masterpool just misses the top ten, in eleventh. After missing some initial rounds, Mitchell Oldenburg will end the season in seventeenth place.
Even though the series has ended, we still have one more motocross race to look forward to. Justin Cooper will represent Team USA at the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations. The event will take place at the Assen Circuit in the Netherlands, on September 28 and 29.