Cooper got off to a great start and grabbed the holeshot, but then tangled with a championship contender on the fifth corner of the first lap, causing the pair to go down. Cooper then had to try to play catch-up to recover championship points. In his fight to move back up to the front, he had another crash. The New Yorker refused to give up. He steadily made his way forward, and moved into the final spot on the podium with only seconds left on the clock.
Oldenburg also had early adversity in the main, the 24yr old came together with another rider, going down two corners before his teammate. Although he had his work cut out for him to try to overcome a big time gap, Oldenburg put his head down to score a sixth-place finish.
With two rounds remaining in the championship, Cooper sits third, seven points adrift of the 250SX East leader. Oldenburg’s efforts advanced him into the top five of the standings.The Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing team’s 250SX East riders will take a one-week break while their West teammates Dylan Ferrandis and Colt Nichols return to action next Saturday, April 13, at Broncos Stadium at Mile High in Denver, Colorado.