I was lucky enough to make it out to Millville, Minnesota for the Spring Creek Motocross National this year, and I brought my cameras with me. Here's some of the action from my point of view. Make sure to click the pictures to enlarge.

The Martin family has put together a fantastic facility. I haven't experienced every track on the circuit yet, but Spring Creek is up there on my list of favorites. Click photo to change size and caption

Pre-practice at the JGR rig. Click photo to change size and caption

Fox debuted some new gear at Spring Creek. I'm a fan. Unfortunately, Justin Hill ended up sitting the day out with a jammed wrist. Click photo to change size and caption

Better get 'em all lined up perfectly for the shot, GuyB. Click photo to change size and caption

AC is a tall dude. Click photo to change size and caption

Shane: "It's a little muddy out there, eh?" Justin: "Yup."Click photo to change size and caption

The first practices had some difficult conditions. Pictured is Bradley Lionnet. Click photo to change size and caption

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GuyB convinced me to start shooting some lower shutter speed stuff, so I tried it out and enjoyed it. Maybe even enjoyed it a little too much, as I shot a lot of low shutter stuff for the rest of the day. Oh yeah, this is Dylan Ferrandis. Click photo to change size and caption

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Shane McElrath.Click photo to change size and caption

Alex Martin.Click photo to change size and caption

Jeremy Martin.Click photo to change size and caption

RJ Hampshire. This corner was a STRUGGLE for some guys during qualifying. They'd come in and bury the front end into the rut, and sometimes get off balance in the process. The corner after this one was the real challenge, though, as it claimed several victims. Click photo to change size and caption

Lorenzo Locurcio.Click photo to change size and caption

Watching Aaron Plessinger use his height to his advantage is always impressive to see.Click photo to change size and caption

Jeremy looked to be struggling a bit early in qualifying. No doubt that the track conditions made it difficult to put in a clean lap. Click photo to change size and caption

Steven Clarke is killin' it out there. Hopefully he gets on a team soon.Click photo to change size and caption

Let her eat, Joey. Click photo to change size and caption

Matty B has moved over to RCH Racing Suzuki for the remainder of the season. He looked good during qualifying, but I was paying more attention to his gear setup. I like it. Click photo to change size and caption

Christian Craig was looking smooth as always, except for his little tumble in the whoops that GuyB caught on camera. Click photo to change size and caption

One of the disadvantages of shooting photos at a track where there is NO cell phone signal is that you don't really know who's putting in the fast times during qualifying. You can eye ball it, but sometimes that can be deceiving in motocross. Nonetheless, Eli looked fast. Click photo to change size and caption

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Jason Anderson has had a couple of frustrating weeks in a row. First he crashes before Southwick and has to sit out, and then he has a road bike crash before Spring Creek and ends up pulling out of the motos. Rough. Click photo to change size and caption

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Freddy Noren. Click photo to change size and caption

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Wacko Zacho looked quick as usual. Click photo to change size and caption

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Justin Barcia.Click photo to change size and caption

Dylan Ferrandis.Click photo to change size and caption

I haven't been a fan of O'Neil's past couple of gear collections, but I liked Kyle Cunningham's gear at Spring Creek. Click photo to change size and caption

Ruts, and Austin Root. Click photo to change size and caption

Justin HillClick photo to change size and caption

Jeremy Martin going way faster than I ever will.Click photo to change size and caption

It was a polka dot kind of day for the TLD team. Still not sure if I like it or not. Click photo to change size and caption

Jerry Robin is a rather bright guy. Click photo to change size and caption

Dive on in and hope you stay in. Click photo to change size and caption

Luke Renzland on the gas. Click photo to change size and caption

Jeremy Martin lost his goggles at some point during practice and was mean muggin' for the last few laps. Click photo to change size and caption

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FXR may not be HUGE in moto yet, but they have some nice looking stuff. Click photo to change size and caption

Eli Tomac.Click photo to change size and caption

Trey Canard decided to call it a career at Spring Creek. It's the only retirement speech I've ever sat in on, and therefore it's the best. Seriously though, it was a very good speech. Click photo to change size and caption

Red plates. We all love red plates. Click photo to change size and caption

Hey, #38 is a solid number...Click photo to change size and caption

...so I was pretty satisfied with my photo vest number.Click photo to change size and caption

Eli Tomac.Click photo to change size and caption

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Martin Davalos getting BLASTED.Click photo to change size and caption

And then it was time for the motos. Click photo to change size and caption

Jerry Robin, Kyle Cunningham. Click photo to change size and caption

RJ Hampshire chillin'.Click photo to change size and caption

Sean Cantrell.Click photo to change size and caption

It was pretty cool to be in the middle and above the starting line. Very unique perspective. Click photo to change size and caption

Anxious to take off. Click photo to change size and caption

Jeremy and Alex Martin went out on their parade lap together, to the delight of many fans. Click photo to change size and caption

Still dunno about them polka dots. Click photo to change size and caption

Get ready. Click photo to change size and caption

Get set. Click photo to change size and caption

Blast off. Click photo to change size and caption

Unless you're Jerry Robin... His bike wouldn't fire up until the pack was long gone. Click photo to change size and caption

Joey Savatgy looked like a changed man at Spring Creek. Click photo group to change size and caption

Joey Savatgy. Click photo to change size and caption

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Lean on back, RJ.Click photo to change size and caption

Nick Gaines. Click photo to change size and caption

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Roost. Click photo to change size and caption

Zach Osborne ran Adam pretty wide in this corner. I thought AC was gonna run right off the track and into me for a moment. Click photo to change size and caption

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Zach had some mechanical problems in moto 1, and had to nurse the bike home. Click photo to change size and caption

Not the best day for Jeremy. I figured he'd contend for the win, but he never even really contended for a podium. Click photo to change size and caption

Last lap....and Luke Renzland's bike quits. Click photo to change size and caption

ET3.Click photo to change size and caption

How can you not like this place?Click photo to change size and caption

Almost gate drop time. Click photo to change size and caption

And they're off. Click photo to change size and caption

Deano = fast. Click photo to change size and caption

Marvin = very fast. Click photo to change size and caption

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Justin Bogle. Click photo to change size and caption

Cole Seely. Click photo to change size and caption

Eli on the charge. Click photo to change size and caption

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Marvin was gone out front in both motos. Click photo to change size and caption

Eli Tomac. Click photo to change size and caption

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Track was rough to say the least. Click photo to change size and caption

Not sure if any of you collected baseball cards when you were younger, but I did and this reminds me of a black printing plate that you could (very) rarely find in a pack. Click photo to change size and caption

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Weston Peick didn't have an amazing day, but not a bad day, either. Click photo to change size and caption

Baggett was off the pace in moto 1, but bounced back in moto 2 and scored a second. Click photo to change size and caption

Eli Tomac.Click photo to change size and caption

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Dakota Alix.Click photo to change size and caption

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30 seconds. Click photo to change size and caption

They're coming...Click photo to change size and caption

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And they're going. Click photo to change size and caption

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Zach was not going to be denied the second moto win. Click photo to change size and caption

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Jeremy charging down the hill. Click photo to change size and caption

Shane McElrath. Click photo to change size and caption

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Joey Savatgy won the overall. Click photo to change size and caption

But Zach Osborne left with the second moto win. Click photo to change size and caption

Time to go yet?Click photo to change size and caption

Henry Miller with the hotshot....and a crash a few second later. Click photo to change size and caption

Eli Tomac. Click photo to change size and caption

Justin Bogle's day was....rough. Click photo to change size and caption

Marvin made it look so easy.Click photo to change size and caption

Marvin Musquin. Click photo to change size and caption

Christian Craig. Click photo to change size and caption

Eli Tomac crashed twice in the second moto and had to do some lever adjusting almost every lap over this jump. Click photo to change size and caption

Blake Baggett. Click photo to change size and caption

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Bit of a rough day for Heath Harrison, but he'll bounce back. Click photo to change size and caption

Freddy Noren. Click photo to change size and caption

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Justin giving me the stare down. Click photo group to change size and caption

Deano. Click photo to change size and caption

Tough time seeing there, Eli?Click photo to change size and caption

Blake doing his best to roost me. His attempt failed. I remained clean. Click photo to change size and caption

Eli.Click photo to change size and caption

Eli, again. Click photo to change size and caption

Eli (and some others) absolutely railed the outside of the first turn. It was mesmerizing. Click photo to change size and caption

Dean Wilson. Click photo to change size and caption

Eli was visibly frustrated with his second moto finish. Click photo to change size and caption

But Marvin wasn't. Click photo to change size and caption

3rd. Click photo to change size and caption

2nd.Click photo to change size and caption

And first. That's all folks!Click photo to change size and caption


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  • Sandwarrior752

    7/28/2017 7:06 AM

    Nice shots GD

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