Photo by: Cooper Webb
In the first four motos of the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, the Star Racing/Yamalube/Yamahas have gone 1-2 in the 250MX class with Jeremy Martin scoring all the 1’s and Cooper Webb scoring all the 2’s. It has been an amazing showcase of the newly re-engineered Yamaha 250f. While the new Yamaha doing all the winning after a ten year absence from the top of the podium is surprising, the amazing part is their doing it with two sophomore professionals who had never won outdoors before—and against a myriad of former National and World Champions.
So far, Martin, with his 1-1-1-1 performance, has garnered the majority of the attention, but Webb’s 2-2-2-2 scores have been just slightly less impressive. If it was anyone but Martin doing all the winning, Webb’s consistency up front would definitely be the surprise of the season. As it sits now, Webb is twelve points out of the 250MX Championship lead heading into the Thunder Valley National—the track where he grabbed his first-ever podium as a rookie in 2013. If Webb can use that good mojo from last year at Thunder Valley to finally finish in front of his teammate, the Championship landscape will look entirely different.
After Cooper’s 2-2 finish at Hangtown, I caught up with him in the pits to ask him about his season so far. I always love talking to Cooper, and it’s obvious when talking to him, that he’s honestly as surprised as everyone else by he and Jeremy’s domination. You can hear what Cooper had to say at Hangtown by clicking play below.