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2019 Thunder Valley Motocross | Entry List & Injury Report



We’re two weeks into the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship and already there’s an established rank of riders within the 250 and 450 classes. Adam Cianciarulo and Justin Cooper have traded Moto wins in the 250 class, while Ken Roczen has one Moto win to Eli Tomac’s three victories. But the field is far deeper than those four names and as the summer pushes on, we’re certain that Marvin Musquin, Jason Anderson, Zach Osborne, Dylan Ferrandis, Hunter Lawrence and a few others will snatch a win away and add even more excitement. Will it happen this weekend at the 2019 Thunder Valley Motocross?

MX Sports, the officiating body for the twelve-round series, has released the pre-entry lists for the 250 and 450 classes at the Colorado round. We’ve listed both below, plus updates on others riders that are missing from the competition.


12. Shane McElrath | | The Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM rider is still dealing with lingering issues in his lower back from the Supercross season.
23. Chase Sexton
26. Alex Martin
28. Jordon Smith | The Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM rider is still dealing with lingering issues in his wrist from a crash in the Supercross season.
31. RJ Hampshire
32. Justin Cooper
34. Dylan Ferrandis
36. Michael Mosiman
38. Christian Craig
39. Colt Nichols
45. Brandon Hartranft
52. Jordan Bailey
55. Kyle Peters
59. Nick Gaines
61. Garrett Marchbanks
72. Martin Castelo
73. Martin Davalos
77. Challen Tennant
83. Killian Auberson
91. Zack Williams
92. Adam Cianciarulo | With overall wins at Hangtown and Fox Raceway, the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider leads the championship standings.
110. Yusuke Watanabe | A hard crash in 250 Moto One left the CycleTrader/Rock River Yamaha rider with a concussion; although he is on the entry list, we’re not certain if he will race Thunder Valley.
112. Thomas Covington
122. Chris Howell
127. Jacob Bork
136. Josh Philbrick
139. Nathan LaPorte
154. Chase Felong
156. Jacob Hayes
162. Maxwell Sanford
167. Cody Williams
168. Cale Kuchnicki
173. Grant Wall
186. Tyler Monks
194. Jerry Robin
196. Hunter Lawrence
212. Tyler McCoy
232. Dylan Bolinger
233. Derek Drake
240. Andrew Barros
259. Corbin Hayes
268. Mitchel Suire
269. Dalton Dyer
286. Brandon Sussman
291. Zane Merrett
310. Kai Aiello
340. Blake Taylor
345. Joshua Prior
407. Benjamin Nelko
410. Tyler Lowe
464. Branden Brill
510. Travis Prier
520. Dennis Ponton
529. Taylor Strauss
546. Tylor Skodras
554. Wade Brommel
583. Corey Ridel
622. Zac Maley
657. Justin Wolf
747. Cody Gray
753. Derik Brewster
898. Jack Fowler
916. Jorge Rubalcava
931. Stephen Vuckson
936. Ty Masterpool
964. Mitchell Goheen


6. Jeremy Martin | GEICO Honda rider is still recovering from the vertebra burst fractures he suffered in the 2018 season; he is expected to return to competition in 2020.
24. Austin Forkner | Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider will miss the entire summer with torn ligaments in his knee.
40. Sean Cantrell | Lingering wrist injuries will keep the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM rider from the opening rounds of the season.
44. Cameron McAdoo | With his Supercross fill-in deal at GEICO Honda complete and no confirmed spot on another team, McAdoo will miss the opening rounds. He is still riding a bike from GEICO Honda as a way to stay sharp should the team need him later in the summer.
64. Jimmy Decotis | Due to a recent restructure at the JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing team, Decotis will not be a part of the two-rider 250 team this summer.
66. Mitchell Oldenburg | Third-degree burns from a crash at the 2019 Las Vegas Supercross will keep the Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamaha rider from the opening round of the season.
67. Enzo Lopes | Due to a recent restructure at the JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing team, Lopes will not be a part of the two-rider 250 team this summer.
123. Mitchell Falk | A crash during practice at Hangtown left the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM rider with a broken collarbone that required surgery; he is out for an undetermined amount of time.


1. Eli Tomac | With his overall win at Fox Raceway, the Monster Energy Kawasaki rider leads the championship standings.
2. Cooper Webb
4. Blake Baggett | A rough day at Fox Raceway left Baggett with a sore wrist; the Rocky Mountain ATV-MC/WPS/KTM rider will be on the track at Thunder Valley.
14. Cole Seely
16. Zach Osborne
17. Joey Savatgy | After injury caused him to miss the first two races of the season, the Monster Energy Kawasaki rider will make his 450 MX debut at Thunder Valley.
19. Justin Bogle
21. Jason Anderson
25. Marvin Musquin
41. Ben LaMay
43. Tyler Bowers
46. Justin Hill
48. Cody Cooper
49. Henry Miller
51. Justin Barcia | | The Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing rider is still dealing with lingering issues in his wrist from a crash in the Supercross season.
54. Dylan Merriam
56. Lorenzo Locurcio
68. Brandan Leith
69. Jake Masterpool
85. Dare DeMartile
94. Ken Roczen
101. Fredrik Noren
103. Dean Ferris
120. Todd Bannister
124. Robert Fitch
140. Austin Kouba
152. Ryder Hanninen
182. Mason Olson
214. Vann Martin
218. Erki Kahro
221. Mathias Jargensen
227. Derek Kelley
229. Francisco Martini
246. Chance Blackburn
292. Kolton Dean
311. Mitchell Gifford
314. Tyler Stepek
321. Bradley Lionnet
322. Trey Moore
332. Dustin Winter
341. Derek Anderson
383. Casey Brennan
402. Samuel Greenawalt
447. Deven Raper
456. Ryan Grantom
477. Todd Waters
499. Dawson Chesnut
514. Anthony Roth
526. Colton Aeck
553. Brent Rouse
565. Dominic DeSimone
591. Tanner Myers
623. Joshua Hernandez
647. Matthew Hubert
661. Noah Chambers
694. Nicholas Inman
700. Justin Weeks
718. Toshiki Tomita
721. Zachary Harris
768. Cole Shondeck
788. Josh Heintz
794. Bryce Backaus
841. Jeff Walker
875. Johnny Hopper
876. Chris Alldredge
917. Drew Thomas
929. Taiki Koga
959. Josef DeBower
981. Curren Thurman


7. Aaron Plessinger | A broken heel will sideline the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing rider through the opening part of the summer.
15. Dean Wilson | A shoulder injury from a crash at the Nashville Supercross will keep the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider sidelined through the opening part of the summer.
29. Benny Bloss | A torn ACL in December kept Bloss from racing any of the Supercross season; although he is back on the bike, he is not yet ready to race. The Rocky Mountain ATV-MC/WPS/KTM rider is expected to return at High Point.
33. Josh Grant | A practice crash and injured leg at the end of the Supercross season has sidelined Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing’s original fill-in rider; there is no timetable for Grant’s return to action.

Michael Antonovich

Michael Antonovich has a wealth of experience with over 10 years of moto-journalism under his belt. A lifelong racing enthusiast and rider, Anton is the Editor of Swapmoto Live and lives to be at the race track.

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  1. Cody Schrecengost May 30, 2019

    Excited to see Tomac hopefully get another big win!

  2. Ruben May 30, 2019

    Let’s see more behind the scenes in the pits! Keep up the good work!

  3. Broc urban May 30, 2019

    I would like to see more of the ins and outs of the mechanics and the bikes in the USA and over seas,
    And maybe more about the truck drivers and life on the road with the big rigs

  4. Luke May 30, 2019

    More behind the scenes with people behind the riders.

  5. Chris May 30, 2019

    Let’s goo cooper.

  6. Arden Ballard May 30, 2019

    Great article.
    You asked for suggestions. I’d love some segment like “how the pros approach it”—text or video—to get an idea on how a pro approaches a particular part of their track for the week. I loved the old how-to segments from a mechanics POV too. Or how technology keeps innovating our sport.

    Hope that helps! I’ll be working with AStars mmc this weekend, so you can drop the helmet off at the rig 😉

  7. Jordan May 30, 2019

    I wonder if ELI will take his hometown race again!

  8. Richie May 30, 2019

    Great coverage swap! Keep it up #tomachelmet

  9. Russell May 30, 2019

    Hey Swap! As your post said to comment on your website NOT your Instagram post… anyways, as a viewer like myself I think it would be awesome to see the real behind the scenes. The truck drivers. What they go through to prep for the upcoming week and on race day, and I’d like to see what the semi trucks look like inside. Maybe a day in the life perhaps?

  10. Bernie May 30, 2019

    I like the coverage you guys give MX and SX. One thing I’d love to see more of is the one on one iv’s you do with riders. The short video interviews are cool especially when compared to just reading comments they made at the press conference that sometime journos have to rely on due to time constraints. I watch the pressers too as I’m a moto junkie. So retreading what I’ve already heard is boring. Your one in one video Iv’s are cool because you do ask hard questions. Not the same obvious ones. Keep up the good work. And let me know if you need my address for the ET3 helmet!! Cheers.

  11. Chris L May 30, 2019

    Im just here to win a Tomac helmet!

  12. Jenn May 30, 2019

    We were supposed to be there this weekend but life calls. I can’t wait for redbud!

  13. Jason Zimmerman May 30, 2019

    Id like to see a little more off road singletrack content!!

  14. Sean Ryder May 30, 2019

    Tomac by +20 seconds. Thanks for coming out

  15. Danny Fisher May 30, 2019

    Thanks for posting this! It makes it easy to know he is/isn’t racing. I would like to see more of this!

  16. James May 31, 2019

    I love the Monday kickstart and the weekly entry lists I wanna see more 1 on 1 interviews like the “how was your weekend” videos

  17. Patrick rivera May 31, 2019

    Going to be good. ET3 is gonna get the sweep

  18. Sam Melton June 12, 2019

    Thanks for the update, it would be cool to maybe add a check-in with some of the injured riders to see how their doing and what their up to.