After a weekend off from racing, the AMA Pro Motocross Outdoor Nationals were back, this time in Minnesota at the Spring Valley MX track. After an eventful first Moto, Dragon’s Zach Osborne managed to win Moto 2 and take 3rd overall on the day. After what could have been a disastrous drop in the Championship points, Zach successfully triaged the day only losing two points in the overall race to challenger Alex Martin.
Nearing the end of Moto 1, Zach snagged his what looked to be his radiator hose on a rut with six minutes to go. With some smart racing and a bunch of steam coming off is bike, Zach finished in 8th. “I was pretty nervous,” Osborne told post race. “I thought at first it was a radiator hose, but we found out after the Moto it was a gasket on the valve cover, and it was oil. I was just praying we could make it to the end and salvage some points. I tried not to rev the bike and try to let it stay as cool as possible. When we looked at it after the moto, it actually had more oil left in it so we were actually good.”
Determined to not lose too many points in Moto 2, Zach did what he did all year and dropped the rest of the field 10 laps in. With some creative lines and championship mettle, Zach managed to win the Moto 1, take 3rd overall, and only lose two points to Alex Martin. “A little bit [surprised] yeah,” said Osborne. “I had some good lines, I dropped the hammer and felt good. I found some lines where I could find a little bit of extra speed.”
Zach was the bright stop for Dragon this weekend, as Jason Anderson still is battling injuries and rookie Michael Mosiman is out the rest of the season. Martin Davalos managed a 4th place in Moto 2, for a 7th overall finish, still looking for his first podium of the season.
Next weekend the circuit is in Washington at Washougal MX. Zach will continue his title hunt while Jason Anderson looks to get back on the horse. For more on points, results and races, visit RacerX.com. For more from the Dragon riders, follow them on Instagram: Jason Anderson // Zach Osborne // Michael Mosiman // Martin Davalos.
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