PHOTOS: Thunder Valley Motocross 2016

Here’s a look back at the Thunder Valley MX race via photos thanks to photographer Jeff Kardas.

Ken Roczen and Joey Savatgy became the first repeat winners of the 2016 outdoor series, Roczen going 1-1 for the 450 overall win, while Savatgy recorded a 2-1 moto tally for the 250 win. Here’s a look back at the race via photos thanks to photographer Jeff Kardas.

Ken Roczen, Lakewood Motocross, 2016
Ken Roczen might very well have six moto wins to his credit had it not been for a mechanical failure in the first moto at Glen Helen. The RCH/Soaring Eagle/Jimmy Johns/Suzuki rider has a 12-point lead over Ryan Dungey in the series By Jeff Kardas
Joey Savatgy, Lakewood Motocross, 2016
Joey Savatgy seemingly had the first 250 moto in the bag but went down near the end of the race, handing the win to Jeremy Martin.Photo By Jeff Kardas
Zach Osborne, Lakewood Motocross, 2016
Zach Osborne had a strong finish in the first 250 moto with a fourth, and was looking to follow it up in moto two. Unfortunately he got hit right at the start of moto two and came out mid-pack. He spent the rest of the moto fighting for position, and impressively moved from 14th to sixth by race end.Photo By Jeff Kardas
Marvin Musquin, Lakewood Motocross, 2016
Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin turned in a season best fifth in moto two, but crashed out of the first moto.Photo By Jeff Kardas
Cooper Webb, Lakewood Motocross, 2016
Cooper Webb was a solid third in the first moto, but dropped to eighth in the second moto. His 3-8 left him in fifth overall.Photo By Jeff Kardas
Alex Martin, Lakewood Motocross, 2016
With his third place finish, Alex Martin has now been on the podium three straight weeks. The Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha rider was third in Lakewood.Photo By Jeff Kardas
Josh Grant, Lakewood Motocross, 2016
Josh Grant has turned in some solid rides during the outdoor series, and finished fourth in the opening 450 moto and sixth overall. “The track, especially the ruts, were really gnarly this weekend and it made for some interesting racing,” said Grant.Photo By Jeff Kardas
RJ Hampshire, Lakewood Motocross, 2016
GEICO Honda’s RJ Hampshire was the only rider on the team not injured last week. Unfortunately he didn’t get the results he wanted in Colorado, going 10-14 for 12th overall. “Rough weekend,” said Hampshire. “Got tangled up on both starts and was way back!”Photo By Jeff Kardas
Jordan Smith, Lakewood Motocross, 2016
Jordan Smith bounced back from last week’s injury with 5-12 moto scores for seventh overall in the 250 class. “Definitely need to put two motos together for the rest of the season,” said Jordan. “I know that's what I need to work on so I'm going to try to put in a lot of work during this week off and be as ready as I can be for High Point.”Photo By Jeff Kardas
Justin Barcia, Lakewood Motocross, 2016
Justin Barcia has struggled to get up to speed in the 2016 series, going 11-8 for seventh.Photo By Jeff Kardas
Austin Forkner, Lakewood Motocross, 2016
Austin Forkner kept up with the leaders throughout the first moto. Unfortunately he was involved in an incident and he lost his Top 10 position.Photo By Jeff Kardas
Christophe Pourcel, Lakewood Motocross, 2016
Christophe Pourcel got a mid-pack start in his first 450 moto and moved to 10th by the second lap. After falling back to 11th, he fought back for position and navigated up to eighth by the end of the race.Photo By Jeff Kardas
Justin Bogle, Lakewood Motocross, 2016
Justin Bogle, here battling with Ryan Dungey, couldn’t even line up for the second moto last week due to a massive cut on his hand—which was actually the result of an accident while cutting open an avocado! He skipped riding during the week to let the hand heal, and came away with tenth overall in Lakewood via 7-13 finishes.. “I had my goals for the day and I met them,” said Bogle. “I didn’t ride all week and I might not be able to ride again this week because it split back open. The incident, it’s my own dumb fault—might as well say it! But we made progress today, so I’m happy.”Photo By Jeff Kardas