MT. MORRIS, PA (June 16, 2018) – Marvin Musquin made a rough track look smooth during the fourth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at High Point Raceway, collecting his first moto-win of the season and a hard fought second-overall.
Musquin rode strong all day despite the extremely rutted and rough conditions that the racetrack presented for two grueling motos. In the opening moto, Musquin got off to a great second-place start, where he battled upfront with Justin Barcia but fell back to third after being forced off the track. Musquin quickly recollected himself and made a charge towards the front, reclaiming second-place during the fifth lap. From there, he went to work on catching Eli Tomac for the lead position and after a quick battle Musquin took over the lead claiming his first moto-win of the season.
In Moto 2, Musquin shot off the line to capture another great start where he settled into second on the fifth lap. Once out front, Musquin started to close the gap on the leader, Tomac and held his position going into the final laps. The two riders put on an excellent show for the fans as they battled it out for the overall victory. Despite a hard-fought effort to chase down Tomac, Musquin finished a close second ultimately securing second-overall.
Musquin:“Overall it was a great day. Right away during practice I felt great, the bike setup was awesome and the team has been working really hard the last two-weeks so big thanks to them. I love High Point but also the bike changes helped me feel even more comfortable. I had good starts and battles this weekend and I wished I got it done the second moto but first moto to get the win was awesome, to get around Eli and get it done was great! Second moto we came up short but great battle with Tomac again, he had better rhythm and lines then the first moto so it was really tough for me to get around him but I gave it my best. I’m happy with the effort and the great show for the fans but a little disappointed to get second but well give it another shot next week.”
The next stop for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will be next weekend at Muddy Creek Raceway in Blountville, Tennessee just outside Bristol.