What was potentially going to be a muddy race turned out to be a race littered with loose, dry dirt, making it challenging for riders to get comfortable. Oldenburg didn’t seem to have that problem as he earned his first heat race win of the season. In the main event, he started in the top five and immediately went to work. By the halfway mark of the race, Oldenburg had moved into the runner-up spot, where he would remain until the checkered flag to capture his first podium of the season.
Cooper had a hard time with the way the track came around after pulling off the tarps from the heavy rains. He started the main event fourth and quickly moved into third. After seeing second within his grasp, he wasn’t able to hold off his teammate who ended up getting by, ultimately pushing back Cooper to round out the podium in third.
The Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing team’s 250SX East riders return with the West riders at the final round of the season at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Saturday, May 4.