Aug 11, 2018


Jordon Smith and Dakota Alix both concluded their Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championships at the Ironman national last weekend. After monsoon rain conditions wiped out one practice and also the LCQ neither rider suited up for the main. Aaron Plessinger won both motos to put a stamp on his championship. Congratulations to him.

Over in Bulgaria Anthony Rodriguez had better luck. He went 14th and 6th for 8th overall and now sits in 17th place for the MX2 World Championship. This despite him not beginning until the 8th race of the season as a fill in rider. Three rounds remain; Turkey, Netherlands and lastly Italy on Sept 29th.


Anthony Rodriguez posted his best overall result of the series at the MXGP of Switzerland Aug 18th. With moto finishes of 4th and 8th Arod took 5th overall marking his 4th top 10 this year.

Two former MTF riders are quietly making some noise in the EMX series. Both Steven Clarke and Dylan Walsh have scored six top 10 results each (Clarke winning the MXGP of Great Britain) and lie in 6th and 4th place for the championship.

In the Lucas Oil Motocross Championship at Budd's Creek Jordon Smith struggled through a shoulder injury suffered in practice and took 6th in moto 1. In moto 2 he aggravated it again and could not finish.

Dakota Alix finished 19th in both motos to take 20th overall.

Congratulations to Aaron Plessinger who clinched the championship with a 3rd overall finish.

UPDATE  Aug 13:

Jordon Smith finished 11th and 12thfor 13th overall at a muddy Unadilla Saturday. Although Jordon sits in 10th place for the championship he is only 10 points out of 5th with two rounds remaining.

Dakota Alix took 17th and 19th for a 19th overall.

Anthony Rodriguez bounced back from a disappointing round at Loket (Czech Republic) with a 17th and 26th at Lommel, Belgium.

Next up....Budds Creek and MXGP of Switzerland Aug 18th

UPDATE July 22: 

Jordon Smith secured his first podium moto finish of the year at Millville. A 7th in moto 2 secured Jordon his best overall finish of 4th after two previous 5th place finishes. Jordon moved up to 7th place overall in the championship standings with four rounds remaining.

Dakota Alix came in 19th and 16th for 21st overall and also sits in 21st position for the championship, having missed three rounds due to injury.

Meanwhile over in the Czech Republic it was a frustrating weekend for Anthony Rodriguez who suffered a cut hand during free practice when another rider crashed into him. Arod could not hold onto the bars and the decision was made to pull out.

Next rounds.

AMA Pro Motocross: Washougal, Washington    July 28th

MXGP: Lommel, Belgium    Aug 4th

MTF rider Anthony Rodriguez continues to impress in MX2 posting a solid 6th place overall finish at the Java, Indonesia event with moto finishes of 4th and 7th. This marks the 2nd top ten finish of the season and his highest overall result in MX2.

Back here in the US Dakota Alix has returned from a 3 week injury break to compete at Southwick and Redbud posting 18th and 14th overall respectively. 14th was his best result of the season.

Jordon Smith finished 13th and 18th in the same events and now sits in 9th place overall for the championship.

Next up:

MXGP Loket, Czech Republic

AMA Pro MX: Millville, MN

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