Ohio (June 4, 2018) – Jeremy Martin, rider of the Wiseco-sponsored
No. 6 Honda CRF250R, continues to turn heads in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross
Championship. In doing so, Martin put together a strong 2-1 outing Saturday
afternoon to pick up his first overall win of the 2018 Pro Motocross
At the same
time, the Millville, Minn. native scored his third consecutive podium finish in
as many races and assumed the 250 Class point lead heading into the first off
weekend of the 12-race outdoor season.
being able to only muster the seventh-best time in both of his qualifying
sessions, Martin turned up the wick when the starting gate dropped for the
first 250 Class moto of the day. The two-time Pro Motocross 250 Class champion
rounded the first corner sixth in the running order and steadily worked his way
toward the front. Over the course of the 30-minute, plus two laps, opening
moto, Martin picked up four positions, to earn a solid runner-up finish and
insert himself in the conversation for the overall win.
gate dropped for the second 250 Class moto, Martin was scored second at the holeshot line to his brother Alex, and it was
brother-versus-brother for the first six laps. Time ran out on Alex with 10
laps left, as Jeremy took over the lead and never looked back. In the end, Jeremy
rode away as the laps wound down and eventually won by nearly nine seconds, to
become the third rider of the season to display to coveted red number plate, showcasing the series point leader.
pretty cool feeling,” said Martin. “It’s been three years since I had the red
plate. Kind of had goosebumps after that. Really enjoying the moment for having
it. It’s a lot of struggles since I won my title in 2015. I was in a pretty big hole in 2016 and last year. We were able to dig
ourselves out of it and get back to where I belong.
and himself) battled in the second moto at Glen Helen last weekend and made
some contact. I called him mid-week, like, ‘Dude, you gave me a bruise on my
arm!’ Then we battled again today. He said I couldn’t pass very well, but I
blew his doors off on the outside. I was really proud
of him. He was riding really fast. It’s pretty cool
that you have two brothers from the same family battling like
that. It’s really cool. Out of everyone that I like to
battle with, he’s probably my favorite. I got him to look over at me a couple
times. It was a good day.”
fellow Wiseco-supported GEICO Honda teammates Chase
Sexton and RJ Hampshire had solid days of their own, finishing seventh and 10th
overall, respectively. Sexton and Hampshire’s position in points after Round 3
reflect their respective Thunder Valley finishes.
and teams of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship enjoy a weekend off
before the series heads to the legendary High Point Raceway in Mount Morris,
Pa., in two weeks.
moto from Round 4 of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship from the
High Point Red Bull National will be televised live on MAVTV Sat., June 16
beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 10 a.m. Pacific. Coverage for the
second moto for the premiere 450 Class shifts to network television on NBC at 3
p.m. EDT, noon Pacific. The second moto for the 250 Class will be broadcast
live on NBCSN beginning at 4 p.m. EDT.
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