12: Once again the MAVTV cameras will air both the "opening" 450cc and
250cc class motos of the final race of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross
championship season starting at 1:00pm ET on Saturday, August 25, with
re-air at 4:00pm ET.
In what has to be one of the most fiercely-contested AMA seasons
ever; the whole 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross cross-country campaign is
pared down to two gut wrenching final motos at the perfectly-named
Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, Indiana.
Ironman Raceway offers some of the tallest and steepest
combinations of jumps in the series with a massive uphill jump that’s
nicknamed “Godzilla.” As tough a race course as they come, any win at
Ironman is a true victory ... this week a national championship hangs in
After 22 rounds of racing, the 450 championship is a two man, two
nation, two motorcycle manufacturer “main event.” In one corner: Eli
Tomac, Cortez, Colorado, riding a Kawasaki KX450X, named as one of the
AMA’s 30 Greatest Motocross riders, and in the other corner: Marvin
Musquin, LaReole, France, a two-time World Motocross Champion riding a
TKM SX-F FE. Throw in the fact that Tomac’s bike is from Japan and
Musquin’s was built in Austria and you have a world challenge in
heartland USA. A scant twenty points (493-473) separate the above two
combatants and there are fully 50 to be earned at Ironman.
In the 250 class, the 2018 championship points chase is not close
(450-360), with Hamilton, Ohio’s Aaron Plessinger with an insurmountable
lead over Millville, Minnesota’s Alex Martin (KTM 250 SX-F FE).
The entire 12 Round Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series is televised on
MAVTV, NBC and NBC Sports Network with 36 hours of live coverage and
more than 70 hours of Pro Motocross content via broadcast and digital
platforms including Lucas Oil Racing TV (LORTV) - the first streaming TV
NOTE: MISSED MOTOS? GOOD
NEWS: fans will be able to relive the entire action-packed 2018 Lucas
Oil Pro Motocross Series every Saturday afternoon on MAVTV starting