The Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing 250SX East teammates seem to be like a magnet and steel. Despite their positions at the start of races, they have a knack for finishing in tandem, which they did again on Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Cooper and Oldenburg lined up second and third, respectively, in the gate, and Oldenburg battled for the holeshot before getting shuffled back to fifth. The Texan moved up to fourth at about the halfway point of the race. Then, with a little more than six minutes and one lap remaining, Oldenburg moved into a podium position in third.
Meanwhile, Cooper got caught up in the first-turn melee after the start and was pushed completely off the track. Rejoining the race in 10th, the New Yorker immediately went to work moving back to the front. With a minute and one lap to go, he was in fourth and stalking his teammate.
Oldenburg and Cooper then swapped positions on the final lap, as Cooper overtook his teammate just before the checkered flag flew 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, March 23, at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington.