The celebration may have started last week in Mechanicsville, but Zach Osborne kept the party going at Ironman MX in Indiana to cap off an incredible season. The Dragon motocross rider finished the last race of the year with a 1-1 performance to take the overall win and cement this season as one for the ages.
“It was a really good day,” Zach succinctly said. “I finally figured out some stuff with my starts this week.”
Zach mathematically locked up the 250MX Championship last week, but the season wasn’t over. When asked if he would taken this weekend’s race easy, he explained:
“I’m not a turn it down a notch kind of guy,” Zach said to the press. “I like to send it, so I go into every weekend with the same attitude. I’ve had to battle from a lot of bad starts this year so I haven’t had to many times where I’m able to say, ‘Let’s cruise it in for a 2nd [place] or whatever,’, it was always fighting tooth and nail for everything I could get.”
While he may have been fighting for every pass and to overcome every bad start, Zach’s points painted a different story, one of consistent domination. The Rockstar-Husky racer had overall podiums at 11 of the 12 stops this season, and finished the season 81 points ahead of the next competitor—of more than three moto’s worth.
One more notch for Zach’s belt, he locked up the Constructors’ Championship for Husqvarna in the 250 class, despite not having a 250 partner for weeks, with rookie Michael Mosiman undergoing shoulder surgery after a successful start to the season.
This concludes the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season, with Zach claiming his second championship plate of the year, the first coming in the 2017 AMA Monster Energy Supercross series that concluded in May.
Up next, Zach will take a week off, start training again, and represent the stars and stripes at the MX of Nations in England. This will be Osborne’s first time, and first time being team captain.
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