At Muddy Creek Raceway, the fifth round of the 2017 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, we tracked Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Zach Osborne through his day at his hometown track Muddy Creek Raceway. Zach grew up racing at the Muddy Creek track and has dreamed of winning at this track since he was a kid. We will take you through his day from early morning to late afternoon after the races ended.

Zach Osborne, Muddy Creek 2017, Husqvarna
Zach Osborne’s Factory Husqvarna sits under the Rockstar Energy Rig first thing in the morning before the practice sessions get underway.Photo by Rob Koy
Zach Osborne, Muddy Creek 2017, Husqvarna
Zach and his mechanic Dave Feeney talk before the first practice about his bike setup for Muddy Creek.Photo by Rob Koy
Zach Osborne, Muddy Creek 2017, Husqvarna
In the first time practice the track was a little muddy and slick from the overnight rain. The reach crew sealed the track on Friday in anticipation of the rain. Since the track was not ripped as usual the times were on the fast side with the track being not rough and ripped deep.Photo by Rob Koy

Zach turned his fast lap of 1:52.988 on lap four which gave him the 6th best time.

Zach Osborne, Muddy Creek 2017, Husqvarna
Zach exits turn one and throws up a combination of saw dust, mulch and soil the the track crew added on Friday before the rain.Photo by Rob Koy
Zach Osborne, Muddy Creek 2017, Husqvarna
Zach jumps the pro finish line.Photo by Rob Koy

Zach grew up on the Muddy Creek track as a young racer and always looks forward to this race. Zach hasn’t won as a professional on this track but came into this race knowing that his chances were good this year.

Zach Osborne, Muddy Creek 2017, Husqvarna
In the second timed practice the first five minutes are for start practice. The riders will do a few starts to see what technique to use depending on the prep of the start straight. Here Zach leans back and puts as much weight in the rear wheel to get the max hookup in the deep ripped start straight.Photo by Rob Koy
Zach Osborne, Muddy Creek 2017, Husqvarna
Zach takes an outside line on the turn before the mechanics tents in the second timed practice.Photo by Rob Koy

Zach’s fastest time was a 1:56.767 which was much slower then the first practice time. The track was slower in the 2nd session.

Zach Osborne, Muddy Creek 2017, Husqvarna
Zach pulled into the mechanics pits after a rock hit his radiator fan on the 4th lap of the 2nd timed session. Dave makes a quick fix so Zach can back out on the track.Photo by Rob Koy
Zach Osborne, Muddy Creek 2017, Husqvarna
After the practice sessions Dave pressure washes the mud off the bike in preparation for the first Moto.Photo by Rob Koy
Zach Osborne, Muddy Creek 2017, Husqvarna
Zach had many family and friends stop by to talk and wish him well at his hometown race.Photo by Rob Koy
Zach Osborne, Muddy Creek 2017, Husqvarna
Dave takes the radiator off to make the repairs to the fan that was damaged by a rock.Photo by Rob Koy
Zach Osborne, Muddy Creek 2017, Husqvarna
Dave does a last minute check of the bike before Moto 1.Photo by Rob Koy
Zach Osborne, Muddy Creek 2017, Husqvarna
Zach lets Dave do the gate prep before Moto 1.Photo by Rob Koy
Zach Osborne, Muddy Creek 2017, Husqvarna
Zach got pinch off out of the gate in Moto 1.Photo by Rob Koy
Zach Osborne, Muddy Creek 2017, Husqvarna
Zach got banged around in the first turn and made his way up to 8th place after lap one.Photo by Rob Koy
Zach Osborne, Muddy Creek 2017, Husqvarna
Zach had to deal with a lot of roost in the first Moto.Photo by Rob Koy

Zach said that he pulled off all his tear offs before the halfway point of the Moto and had to deal with all the roost for the second half of the race and only used his glove to wipe his lens off. He said that he had to back it off and take the 5th place finish in the first Moto and come back strong in Moto 2.

Zach Osborne, Muddy Creek 2017, Husqvarna
Dave gives Zach some info in Moto 1.Photo by Rob Koy
Zach Osborne, Muddy Creek 2017, Husqvarna
Zach got a much better start in Moto 2 and came out in 3rd place after the first lap.Photo by Rob Koy
Zach Osborne, Muddy Creek 2017, Husqvarna
Zach moved up to 2nd by lap two by getting by Austin Forkner and then made the pass on Aaron Plessinger on the 5th lap.Photo by Rob Koy
Zach Osborne, Muddy Creek 2017, Husqvarna
Zach airing it out over the tunnel jump by the pits.Photo by Rob Koy
Zach Osborne, Muddy Creek 2017, Husqvarna
Zach takes the inside line on the sweeper before the uphill triple. Most of the frontrunners were jumping off the inside jump rather then taking the longer smooth line on the outside.Photo by Rob Koy
Zach Osborne, Muddy Creek 2017, Husqvarna
Zach went big the whole Moto over the uphill triple. Most of the top ten guys would also hit this jump as the others were doubling it.Photo by Rob Koy
Zach Osborne, Muddy Creek 2017, Husqvarna
Zach was pumped to finally win a Pro Moto at his hometown track taking the checker in Moto 2.Photo by Rob Koy
Zach Osborne, Muddy Creek 2017, Husqvarna
Zach went 5-1 for 2nd overall at Muddy Creek Raceway. The fan crowded the podium to see their rider on the podium.Photo by Rob Koy
Zach Osborne, Muddy Creek 2017, Husqvarna
Zach shows his trophy and the red plate to the TV audience.Photo by Rob Koy
Zach Osborne, Muddy Creek 2017, Husqvarna
Zach took a lot of pleasure in spraying his fans at his hometown track.Photo by Rob Koy

Zach goes into Redbud next week with a 31 point lead in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series 250 class.