View From The Floor: Two for 2 2

Cooper Webb becomes the first two-time winner this season and takes over the red plate.

View From The Floor: Two for 2

The first 250 heat looked like it'd be your average affair...until Shane McElrath and Enzo Lopes went down heading into the second turn. That scrambled things in a big way.

Canada's Jess Pettis led for a trio of laps early.

Cameron McAdoo also took a turn at the point, before a very determined Jimmy DeCotis muscled his way by for the win.

Michael Mosiman was seventh in the 250 main this weekend, and he gave us the inside scoop on his season so far. Click play on the audio clip below to hear from him.

Chris Blose has been the bright spot for the AJE Gas Monkey Energy Husqvarna team this season. He was fifth in his heat race.

Dylan Ferrandis had qualified fastest in the 250s, and grabbed a heat race win.

It looks like Eli Tomac has the early jump here in the first 450 heat race, but it was Blake Baggett who led at the end of the first lap.

Cole Seely was showing good speed this weekend, qualifying second, and finishing second behind Eli in this heat.

Joey Savatgy grabbed the heat race win in the other 450 heat. Oakland was working for him.

Ken Roczen ended his night in Oakland in fifth, which dropped him into second in the point standings.

Lining up for the 250 main event, it looked like Adam Cianciarulo was in the zone.

When the gate dropped, Cameron McAdoo and Cianciarulo were elbow-to-elbow, along with Colt Nichols. All three of them led for a few seconds, but Adam got by at the end of the next long rhythm section and led the rest of the way.

Cameron McAdoo finished the main in sixth, which also matches is place in the 250 West season standings.

Jacob Hayes has settled in nicely with the crowd in the 250 West, and turned in his best ride to date, with a fifth. We chatted with him about his progress this season, and you can listen to that below.

It was cool to run into Cooper Webb's old mechanic, Eric Gass, who now has a bit of a different role. He's training to be a firefighter, and was working with the Alpinestars Mobile Medical crew.

Last week's winner, Shane McElrath, was fourth this time around.

Dylan Ferrandis didn't get off to a great start, but charged to second by the end of the main.

Colt Nichols was third this week, and still hangs onto the red plate as the West guys get their last race in next week in San Diego before the break.

Adam Cianciarulo's second win moves him to within three points of the series lead.

Dylan Ferrandis' mechanic, Alex Campbell, was playing hurt after a shop accident that left him with a broken elbow.

Yikes. These are the whoops before the start of the 450 main.

Sharing is caring. Brandon Zimmerman must feel well cared for after this champagne shower.

There must have been something good on the big screen before the 450 main. Justin Shantie and Joey Savatgy were looking for big things.

Once again, Cooper Webb grabbed the holeshot to start the 450 main, this time trailed by Justin Bogle, Vince Friese, and Marvin Musquin.

Dean Wilson grabbed sixth this week.

Justin Bogle ran in third for the first four laps, before starting a slide through the pack. He's promised that he'll be getting better throughout the season, and it was cool to see a flash of the speed that we know he has.

Marvin Musquin was closing on his teammate early in the main, and got about this close before a crash dropped him back into the pack. After remounting, he put on a charge that got him past Eli Tomac and Ken Roczen, and he was closing on Cooper as they got to the checkers. Expect to see him on the list of winners this season.

Blake Baggett was making a lot of his time through the whoops, and skimming while many of the other riders were opting to jump through them. He charged from 11th to third at the end.

A small crash put a damper on Cole Seely's promising night, but we'd guess there are better days ahead.

Remember Monster Energy Cup Joey Savatgy? He was back again in Oakland, and was running in third until almost the halfway point when a mechanical issue took him out of action,

Marvin Musquin worked his way past Eli Tomac on his way to third. Eli took the final Triple Crown main last weekend at A2, but he's still not quite on the pace that most people expected to see from him this season. Despite that, he's still only three points out of the series lead.

The whoops produced some...well, <i>interesting</i> riding. Justin Barcia hung onto this moment, on his way to seventh.

Wow, KTM swept the podium here. Cooper grabs his second-straight win, with Marvin Musquin closing quickly at the end. What happens next week? We can't wait to see.

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