2018 Southwick National Motocross 250 Class Photo Finish

The top 10, in photos, from Southwick

Dylan Ferrandis
Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Dylan Ferrandis’ 4-1 moto scores gave him the overall victory and he became the fifth different rider to win an overall this season.Brown Dog Wilson

Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Dylan Ferrandis claimed his first career 250 class overall victory at round 6 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at the Southwick National in Southwick, Massachusetts. Ferrandis’ 4-1 moto scores gave him the overall victory and he became the fifth different rider to win an overall this season.

"I'm so happy to finally get my first overall win today," Ferrandis said. "I've been working really hard to come back from injury, and it's always a battle, but I think that we're finally getting back to where we belong. It's really cool to see Marvin [Musquin] win today as well. I think that it's something that's very good for France and gives the fans something to cheer for."

Alex Martin
Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Alex Martin came together with Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Austin Forkner near the end of moto 2 while attempting to pass for the lead, but was still able to finish second overall.Brown Dog Wilson

Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Alex Martin finished second in moto 1 and then came together with Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Austin Forkner near the end of moto 2 while attempting to pass for the lead, but remounted his 250 SX-F to finish fourth in the moto and second overall on the day.

“The first three rounds we had a shock setting that was working pretty well, but there were a couple things I didn’t like about it, so we changed some stuff and then I was basically on the ground for the next four motos,” Martin said. “We were thinking maybe that’s not the right direction, so we went a bit stiffer (on the shock) for a little more holdup and I thought it worked good. I feel like we made a positive step in the right direction today.”

Shane McElrath
Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Shane McElrath rounded out the top three overall with a pair of Motosport.com holeshots and 6-2 moto finishes.Brown Dog Wilson

Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Shane McElrath rounded out the top three overall with a pair of Motosport.com holeshots and 6-2 moto finishes.

“I broke my outdoor podium record today,” McElrath said. “I got two in a year. It’s a big step for me. I really struggled with the bike all day. I just couldn’t really get it dialed in. With that, being on the podium feels just like a win. For having an off day and not feeling very good, it’s good to be on the podium.”

RJ Hampshire
Geico Honda’s RJ Hampshire was hurting physically after a big crash last weekend, but still managed to finish fourth overall.Brown Dog Wilson
Aaron Plessinger
Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Aaron Plessinger finished fifth overall and holds a 23-point lead in the championship standings at the halfway point in the series.Brown Dog Wilson
Colt Nichols
Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Colt Nichols finished sixth overall in his first race back from injury.Brown Dog Wilson
Austin Forkner
Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Austin Forkner capture his first moto win of the season and finished seventh overall after a run-in with Alex Martin in moto 2.Brown Dog Wilson
Chase Sexton
Geico Honda’s Chase Sexton was running with the podium group in moto 1 before he crashed and his 5-14 scores for the day put him in eighth overall.Brown Dog Wilson
Mitchell Harrison
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Mitchell Harrison’s 15-6 finishes gave him ninth overall on the day.Brown Dog Wilson
Michael Mosiman
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Michael Mosiman rounded out the top ten on his FC 250—his first top 10 finish of the season.Brown Dog Wilson

2018 250 Class Championship Point Standings

Position Rider Brand Points
1 Aaron Plessinger Yamaha 233
2 Alex Martin KTM 210
3 Jeremy Martin Honda 176
4 Justin Cooper Yamaha 174
5 Shane McElrath KTM 170
6 Austin Forkner Kawasaki 169
7 RJ Hampshire Honda 154
8 Jordon Smith KTM 151
9 Chase Sexton Honda 141
10 Joey Savatgy Kawasaki 128