As the opening round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championships kicked off last weekend at the famous Hangtown Track in Northern California, many wondered who would come in the most prepared to battle the harshness of the great outdoors. Unlike past years, the riders at round 1 in 2016 were greeted with cooler than normal conditions and the best outdoor riders in the World took full advantage of it.
Both Joey Savatgy and Ken Roczen came off a Supercross Series where they came up just short of winning their respective championships. Perhaps these two riders came into Hangtown with a little extra motivation and wanted to prove that they were capable of winning races. After two long motos in the 250MX and 450MX classes, both Savetgy and Roczen proved that they will very tough to beat this summer as they dominated both motos. Riders now move South to Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernadino, CA for round two of this exciting series. Here are a few photos of Saturday’s action from photographer Krystyn Slack.