Fant Files:Oakland Race Wrap Up

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Marvin Musqin patiently waiting for the “night” program to begin with mechanic Matt Winters

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Cooper Webb seems to be finally finding settings and getting comfortable on his Yamaha YZ450F with a much better performance all around in Oakland.

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Broc Tickle aboard his RCH Suzuki RMZ 450 charging the difficult rhythm lanes ahead.

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Blake Baggett shaking up things for round 5 by even putting the pass on Ryan Dungey in the heat races.

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Phil Nicoletti using pro form to get through the deep sand of Oakland on his JGR Suzuki

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Decotis is becoming a stronger threat in the 250 class. He challenged the rear tire of Shane McElrath and other top competitors this weekend.

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We spoke with Forkner during the week. He has been suffering from a cold for several weeks and was excited to finally get a race under his belt without sickness.

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The 250 class is insanely exciting to watch right now. So many of these athletes have the potential to take a win or two any given night.

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Even in rougher, ruttier conditions Justin Hill is showing he can handle it all. 3 in a row and not looking back. The title chase is going to be tight in the West all the way to Vegas.

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Jason Anderson looked great in his heat and took the win aboard his Rockstar backed Husqvarna

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If the crowd cheer was a competition Chad Reed would have won it by a land slide. He is still a huge fan favorite.

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Could this be a sign outdoors are going to be interesting? Cooper Webb rode his best with conditions being the most fierce so far this season.

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After being side lined due to injury it was nice to see Justin Bogle back at the races.

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Shane McElrath putting the power to the ground on his TLD KTM 250SXF

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Aaron Plessinger rounding out the rutted corner after the finish line

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Unfortunately Austin Forkner pulled off during the main event. After hitting the ground it looked like he could not continue the race. Best of luck to Austin as he continues to find his way in his rookie year.

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Starts starts starts…… We hear it every weekend but with such a deep field of talented riders it really is key to winning these races.

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Musquin using his long legs to navigate through the deep ruts of Oakland.

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Josh Hansen had a bit of a tumble this weekend but we were glad to see he is ok and ready for more.

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Eli Tomac has got a taste of victory and that is a scary thing for anyone on the track. Not only did he make a pass to gain 2nd after climbing from mid pack, he also ran down the champ to take the overall for the evening.

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If one picture could explain Oakland…this would be it.

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