The 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship wrapped up in Crawfordsville, IN this weekend. Having already secured the championship at Budds Creek, Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s Aaron Plessinger lined up in the Ironman mud and delivered another impressive performance, taking both moto wins. This has been a fantastic year for Plessinger, having also won the 250SX West championship earlier on.
Plessinger’s teammate Justin Cooper had a breakthrough performance in his first full MX season. He secured six top 5 finishes, including 3 podiums, on his way to securing 3rd place in the overall season standings. Proving his speed, Cooper turned in the fastest qualifying times on six different occasions this year.
Dylan Ferrandis also had a successful season, taking 2 overall wins en route to an 8th place overall finish. One of his wins came with dominating 1-1 scores at Unadilla.
“Congratulations to Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha for such an amazing 2018 season, winning Supercross and Motocross championships,” said Rekluse Race Program Manager Austin Paden. “In addition to the titles, the performance of the rest of the team has been outstanding, including Justin Cooper’s 3rd place and Dylan Ferrandis’ 8th place finishes. The success of the up-and-coming riders at the Loretta Lynn Amateur National Motocross Championship proved that the future is bright. We are proud to be partnered with such a powerhouse team, and look forward to future successes with the new 2019 YZ250F.”
President of Rekluse, Sean Brown, said “This has been another standout year for the Star Racing team. Two championships in one year is a great accomplishment and this is the second time they have done this in the history of our partnership with them. All of us at Rekluse are grateful for the team’s and each rider’s hard work and professionalism in setting out to be championship contenders each year. We look forward to 2019 and wish AP #23 good luck in the 450 class this next season.”