Miller Motorsports Park Unveils Revamped Motocross Track in Preparaton for Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Finale in Utah

19 08 2014

MORGANTOWN, WV – August 19, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  Tooele, Utah’s Miller Motorsports Park, host site of the 12th and final round of the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, has revamped its one-of-a-kind motocross track in preparation for the season finale this Saturday, August 23.

The second annual Zions Bank Utah National will ultimately crown a 450 Class Champion, as the Red Bull KTM duo of Ken Roczen and Ryan Dungey bring their season-long head-to-head battle to a dramatic conclusion on Saturday afternoon. These rival teammates and their 450 Class counterparts, in addition to the highly talented 250 Class field, will be greeted with some significant redesigns to the layout, all made in the spirit of enhancing the competition and the overall experience for riders and fans alike.

Utah native Landen Powell rode the updated layout at Miller Motorsports Park in advance of the Zions Bank Utah National and discussed some of what riders and fans can expect on Saturday afternoon with the changes.

The Utah National is the final time in 2014 to see all of the world’s best riders in action! Tickets to the series’ second-ever visit to the Salt Lake City area are just $40 for adults and $20 for kids (ages 6-11), featuring an action-packed afternoon of the most exciting racing on the planet!

MX Sports Pro Racing

MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world’s most prestigious professional motocross series – the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The industry leader in off road power sport event production and management, its mission is to showcase the sport of professional motocross competition at events throughout the United States. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports Pro Racing organizes events for thousands of action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of motorsports spectators. Visit www.mxsportsproracing.com.

Alli Sports

Alli Sports is a media, event and branded content company that specializes in action, adventure, and adrenaline based sports. Alli Properties include the Dew Tour, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, the Red Bull Signature Series and World of Adventure Sports presented by Go Pro. Alli Sports is a division of the NBC Sports Group. More information can be found at www.Allisports.com.

AMA Pro Racing

AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines.  Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.

Lucas Oil Products

Based in Corona, Calif., Lucas Oil Products, Inc is the world leader of High Performance Lubricants and Problem Solving Additives and produces and markets 272 unique formulations in thirty four countries around the globe and is growing country by country, market by market every year. Through innovative product research and development, along with progressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top-selling additive line in the American truck-stop industry.  Lucas Oil is involved in an array of motorsports sponsorships, including the “Official Motor Oil of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.” Visit: www.lucasoil.com.

MAVTV

MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world.  With an unparalleled line-up of motorsports events and exclusive automotive reality shows, MAVTV is the answer for motor-heads from all walks of life.  But MAVTV is much more than a motorsports destination, with original action/adventure programming, live MMA and an unbelievable library of blockbuster movies – MAVTV is a network the whole family can enjoy.  A network by the people and for the people, made in America and American Real.  Visit: www.mavtv.com.

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Jeremy Martin Clinches First Career 250 Class Championship at the Inaugural Thor Indiana National

17 08 2014

Ken Roczen Extends 450 Class Championship Lead to
20 points Over Ryan Dungey

CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN – August 16, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  The 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, entered the penultimate round of its 12-race championship series on Saturday with the inaugural running of the Thor Indiana National from Crawfordsville, Indiana. In what could be considered the most unpredictable conditions of the season, Saturday’s racing action came away with very little surprises, including the crowning of the first National Champion of 2014 with Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin clinching the 250 Class title one round early. In the 450 Class, Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen emerged victorious with a 1-2 performance to further extend his points lead over teammate Ryan Dungey as the series heads into the final round next week.

With natural rolling hills and a flowing layout, the brand new Ironman Raceway track was quickly deemed one of the most favorable tracks on the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross circuit, that is until the rain began to fall Saturday morning. Track conditions went from being perfect, to less than idea, in just the matter of hours.

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Roczen (94) made up another 13 points on his teammate
Dungey in the championship chase

Photo: Simon Cudby

Roczen put himself into a favorable position right away by grabbing the Motosport.com Holeshot Award in the first 450 Class moto, Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard tucked in behind Roczen off the start, where he kept himself within striking distance through the first half of the moto.

Dungey experienced an issue off the start that caused him to get hung up just before the first turn, where he began around fifth on the opening lap. Roczen capitalized on the clear track ahead, especially with the muddy track conditions in the first moto, and put a gap on Canard and the rest of the field. However, Dungey was bound and determined to close the gap on his teammate early on and the Minnesota native eventually charged past Canard, who went down mid-moto, to take over second.

Dungey maintained second place in moto one, with Canard finishing in third. GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac, who claimed the Oakley Bomb Fastest Qualifier Award, made a late pass on Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Brett Metcalfe to capture fourth, while BTO Sports/KTM’s Matt Goerke rounded out the top five.

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Trey Canard took the moto two win in the 450 Class
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X 

In moto two, Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard grabbed the MotoSport.com Holeshot and pulled away from the rest of the field to earn his second win in the last three motos. Roczen jumped into the second place position on the opening lap, but the 450 Class points leader wasn’t able to match the pace of a hard-charging Canard.

Rockstar Energy Racing/KTM’s Ryan Sipes put himself into podium contention early on with a top-three holeshot in the second moto. Despite a crash late in the race, Sipes was able to tap into his newfound cross-country skills to maintain a solid and consistent pace. BTO Sports/KTM’s Andrew Short maintained a top five running throughout the entire moto, engaging in battle with Sipes for the final podium position. In the end, Sipes prevailed to capture third in the moto, with Short in fourth and Toyota/JGRMX/Yamaha’s Josh Grant rounded out the top five.

Dungey once again suffered from a bad start in the second moto, checking in just outside the top ten on the opening lap. The Red Bull KTM rider wasn’t able to make up much ground, finishing a disappointing ninth place in the second moto. Dungey’s 2-9 moto scores were good enough to capture third overall for the day, where he lost thirteen points in the championship standings.

“The second moto, that’s where the downfall was,” Dungey said. “It was tough in those conditions to come from behind, but no excuses though. I just got caught up in a little bit of mud, which isn’t ideal at this point in the championship. I lost some points but I’m taking it race by race and all I can do is the best I can every time the gate drops.”

Canard’s moto two victory marks his second win in the last three rounds, as well as the his second career moto win in the 450 Class. Canard’s 3-1 moto scores earned the Oklahoma native second overall for the day, just three points away from his first overall win.

“I’m definitely more comfortable these last two weeks,” Canard said. “Obviously last week helped but in general I’ve just had more fun at the races the last two weeks.”

Roczen’s win helped the German rookie extend the 450 Class points lead over Dungey, bringing his championship lead to twenty points with one round to go.

“I really enjoy when it rains, it takes the edge off because most of the races it’s sunny and everyone is going for it,” Roczen said. “I think the track was overall super cool, like the layout and the entire venue. I think if it would have been dry this could be my new favorite track.”

Canard sits third in the championship standings, 76 points behind, with Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Brett Metcalfe fourth (-190) and Tomac jumping up all the way to fifth (-213) despite missing the first four rounds of the season with injury.

Heading into moto one, Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin needed only nine points to claim his first career 250 Class Championship. The Minnesota native got off to a good start in the first moto and carried his momentum to a second place finish, which is good enough to clinch the title one round early.

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Jeremy Martin celebrates with his Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha team
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X 

“To be able to have the number one plate, I’ve been thinking of how good it would feel to hear Kevin [Crowther] from the AMA to be passing on the number one plate to me and this is the greatest moment of my life,” Martin said after receiving the AMA #1 Plate and his first 250 Class title.

TLD/Lucas Oil/Honda’s Jessy Nelson had a break out ride in the first moto of the 250 Class, beginning with a commanding MotoSport.com Holeshot. With Martin close in tow, Nelson set a blistering pace out front early on. The KTM trio of Joey Savatgy (Rockstar Energy Racing/KTM), Marvin Musquin (Red Bull KTM) and Jason Anderson (Rockstar Energy KTM) filled out the top five early on.

Nelson eventually stretched his lead to over seven seconds by the end of the moto en route to his first career moto win. Martin captured second to claim his first career title, with Musquin, Savatgy and Anderson rounding out the top five.

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Nelson came out swinging in the opening moto
Photo: Simon Cudby 

Nelson grabbed the MotoSport.com Holeshot once again in moto two but unlike the first moto, the young gun wasn’t able to maintain the lead for too long. Rockstar Energy Racing KTM duo Joey Savatgy and Jason Anderson got off to a good start, but the Frenchmen Marvin Musquin and Christophe Pourcel came quickly charging.

It wasn’t long before Musquin made his way past Savatgy and into the lead, with Valli Motorsports Yamaha’s Pourcel close behind. Pourcel kept the pressure on Musquin for the lead but the Red Bull KTM rider held on to secure the win, with Pourcel in second and Savatgy rounded out the podium.

Nelson continued to fall back, eventually finishing eighth in the second moto, giving the California native third overall for the day with 1-8 moto scores. Savatgy put forth a consistent ride with 4-3 moto scores and second overall for the day.

Jeremy Martin left the inaugural Indiana National with his first ever 250 Class Championship in hand, while also scoring Yamaha its first 250 Class Championship since Jeff Emig’s title in 1992. However, it was Musquin who secured the overall win with moto scores of 3-1, despite a muddy day of racing in Indiana.

“I think my technique worked pretty good today,” Musquin said. “I’ve been in the U.S. for a couple years now and I’ve never really raced in the mud here. I was just trying to be smooth and smart but when you’re on the track it’s so easy to make a mistake, it’s tough but that’s part of the racing.”

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250 Class podium: Nelson, Musquin, Savatgy
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X 

The 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship hosts the final round of the championship next Saturday, August 23, with the 12th and final round of the season with the second annual Utah National. Action for the Utah National begins at 3 p.m. ET.

Results

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
Thor Indiana National
Ironman Raceway – Crawfordsville, Indiana
August 16, 2014
Round 11 of 12

450 Class (Moto Finish)

  1. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM (1-2)
  2. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda (3-1)
  3. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM (2-9)
  4. Ryan Sipes, Flaherty, Ky., KTM (10-3)
  5. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM (8-4)
  6. Chad Reed, Australia, Kawasaki (7-6)
  7. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda (4-10)
  8. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha (12-5)
  9. Fredrik Noren, Sweden, Honda (9-8)
  10. 10.Matt Goerke, Sun City, Calif., KTM (6-11)

450 Class Championship Standings

  1. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM, 494
  2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 474
  3. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, 418
  4. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Kawasaki, 304
  5. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 281
  6. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM, 278
  7. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki, 268
  8. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, 243
  9. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 226
  10. Chad Reed, Australia, Kawasaki, 185

250 Class (Moto Finish)

  1. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM (3-1)
  2. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., KTM (4-3)
  3. Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda, (1-8)
  4. Christophe Pourcel, France, Yamaha (9-2)
  5. Cooper Webb, Morehead City, N.C., Yamaha, (6-5)
  6. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki (8-6)
  7. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha (7-7)
  8. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha (2-15)
  9. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., KTM, (5-10)
  10. 10.Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki (14-4)

250 Class Championship Standings

  1. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 450
  2. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki, 381
  3. Cooper Webb, Morehead City, N.C., Yamaha, 379
  4. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM, 374
  5. Christophe Pourcel, France, Yamaha, 355
  6. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda, 331
  7. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., KTM, 270
  8. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda, 244
  9. Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda, 238
  10. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki, 204

MX Sports Pro Racing

MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world’s most prestigious professional motocross series – the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The industry leader in off road power sport event production and management, its mission is to showcase the sport of professional motocross competition at events throughout the United States. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports Pro Racing organizes events for thousands of action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of motorsports spectators. Visit www.mxsportsproracing.com.

Alli Sports

Alli Sports is a media, event and branded content company that specializes in action, adventure, and adrenaline based sports. Alli Properties include the Dew Tour, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, the Red Bull Signature Series and World of Adventure Sports presented by Go Pro. Alli Sports is a division of the NBC Sports Group. More information can be found at www.Allisports.com.

AMA Pro Racing

AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.

Lucas Oil Products

Based in Corona, Calif., Lucas Oil Products is a worldwide leader in the production of oils, lubricants and problem solving additives. Through innovative product research and development, along with progressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top-selling additive line in the American truck-stop industry. Lucas Oil is involved in an array of motorsports sponsorships, including the “Official Motor Oil of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.” Visit www.LucasOil.com.

MAVTV

MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. With an unparalleled line-up of motorsports events and exclusive automotive reality shows, MAVTV is the answer for motor-heads from all walks of life. But MAVTV is much more than a motorsports destination, with original action/adventure programming, live MMA and an unbelievable library of blockbuster movies – MAVTV is a network the whole family can enjoy. A network by the people and for the people, made in America and American Real. Visit www.mavtv.com.

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Christophe Pourcel Showcases Unadilla Prowess by Capturing All Specialty Awards En Route to Victory

12 08 2014

Renzland and Clason Each Earn RC Hard Charger Award

MORGANTOWN, WV – August 12, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, hit the home stretch last Saturday with the 10th round of the 2014 season from legendary Unadilla. The Red Bull Unadilla National is known for being one of the toughest tests on the schedule and after a pair of motos in both the 450 and 250 Classes, two previous winners at the track returned to the top of the podium – Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey and Valli Motorsports Yamaha’s Christophe Pourcel. Dungey was challenged on his path to victory, while Pourcel was no doubt the class of the 250cc field.

Through partnerships with series sponsors, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will recognize the riders who achieve the series’ specialty awards all summer long. Each week, MX Sports Pro Racing will recognize the riders who are able to lay claim to the Oakley Bomb Fastest Lap Program, the MotoSport.com Holeshot Award in each moto, and the Ricky Carmichael Hard Charger Award throughout the 2014 season.

The Oakley Bomb Fastest Lap Program is designed to present a unique challenge for the 2014 season, providing a different twist by recognizing the rider who sets the fastest lap of practice in both the 250 and 450 Classes. Each rider will receive special Oakley Bomb trophy, specially designed by the brand.As the season wears on, the total number of Oakley Bomb awards a rider receives will be tallied into a final season total. The competitor with the most awards at season’s end will be presented with an Elite Oakley Time Bomb II Swiss Automatic Watch.

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Trey Canard earned his second Oakley Bomb Award of the season at Unadilla with the fastest lap of the timed qualifying sessions. (Photo) Matt Rice

In the 450 Class, Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard earned his second Oakley Bomb Award of the season on a day in which he was able to break through for the first moto win of his career. Canard posted a time of 2:14.313 to put nearly a second between he and second place, GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac.

Pourcel’s dominant afternoon began after he earned his eighth Oakley Bomb Award in 10 rounds. The Frenchman already locked in the Elite Oakley Time Bomb II Swiss Automatic Watch by setting the most fast laps this season, and that trend continued with a 2:14.349, edging out Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin by just a tenth of a second.

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Christophe Pourcel earned his eighth Oakley Bomb of the season at Unadilla.
(Photo) Matt Rice

Pourcel carried the momentum right into the motos, where he continued to prove he’s also the most formidable starter in the 250 Class.

The Motosport.com Holeshot Award is brand new to Lucas Oil Pro Motocross this season and it awards $500 to the rider who gets the holeshot of each moto – in both the 450 Class and 250 Class – at every round of the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. A total of $2,000 will be up for grabs at each event between the two classes, thanks to Motosport.com.

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Christophe Pourcel (377) swept both MotoSport.com Holeshot Awards en route to his first
overall win of the season. (Photo) Simon Cudby / Racer X

Pourcel had swept the Motosport.com Holeshot Awards for the past two rounds leading into Unadilla and he was able to duplicate that effort for a third time, putting his Yamaha at the front of the field each time the gate dropped. He now has a six-moto holeshot streak and has collected $3,000 in prize money over that span. In total, Pourcel boasts a series-leading nine holeshots in 2014. At Unadilla, those stellar starts ultimately proved to be the defining factor in his winning effort, going 1-2 on the afternoon.

The 450 Class was also a showcase for Yamaha. Much like Pourcel, Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX’s Justin Brayton has been impressive with his starting abilities of late and went on to sweep the Motosport.com Holeshot Awards for the second straight round at Unadilla, to give him four straight and $2,000 of bonus money. Brayton parlayed those starts into his best outing of the season, finishing fifth overall after 6-7 moto results. Brayton now has five holeshots since returning to action from an injury.

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Toyota/JGRMX/Yamaha’s Justin Brayton (10) and Phil Nicoletti (38) have been impressive
with their starting abilities this season. (Photo) Simon Cudby / Racer X

The RC Hard Charger Award is entering its sixth season in 2014. Named after Ricky Carmichael, the most winning motocross rider of all time, the award recognizes the one competitor at each of the 12 rounds of the championship who overtakes the highest number of his fellow racers in any of the four championship motos between the 250 and 450 Classes.The award is a testament to “The Greatest of All Time” or “The GOAT” and his never-give-up attitude over the span of a career that warranted 10 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross titles and 102 wins – two feats that will likely never be duplicated. All recipients of the RC Hard Charger Award are given a custom-designed trophy.

The truly challenging conditions at Unadilla ultimately means making passes is also a lot more challenging, so a good start is paramount. On Saturday, one rider in the 450 Class and another in the 250 Class proved they had the ability to fight their way forward. In the 450 Class privateer Cade Clason rode his Gurrnaid Energy/AG Motorsports Honda through the pack, battling his way from a 39th-place start to pass 17 riders and finish 22nd. In the 250 Class, recent amateur graduate Luke Renzland fought for a pair of finishes in the points in his pro debut for Cycle Trader/Rock River Yamaha. Renzland proved his resiliency in his very first pro moto, overcoming a 35th-place start to also pass 17 riders and finish 18th.

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In his pro debut, Luke Renzland overcame a first turn crash to pass 17 riders en route to
his first RC Hard Charger Award. (Photo) Simon Cudby / Racer X

2014 Specialty Award Winners

Oakley Fastest Lap Program

450 Class

Glen Helen – Ryan Dungey
Hangtown – Ken Roczen
Thunder Valley – Trey Canard
High Point – Ken Roczen
Muddy Creek – Eli Tomac
Red Bud – Ken Roczen
Budds Creek – James Stewart
Spring Creek – Ken Roczen
Washougal – Ryan Dungey
Unadilla – Trey Canard

250 Class

Glen Helen – Christophe Pourcel
Hangtown – Christophe Pourcel
Thunder Valley – Christophe Pourcel
High Point – Jeremy Martin
Muddy Creek – Christophe Pourcel
Red Bud – Christophe Pourcel
Budds Creek – Christophe Pourcel
Spring Creek – Christophe Pourcel
Washougal – Marvin Musquin
Unadilla – Christophe Pourcel

Motosport.com Holeshot Award

450 Class

Glen Helen
Moto 1 – Josh Grant
Moto 2 – Ken Roczen

Hangtown
Moto 1 – Ryan Dungey
Moto 2 – Jake Weimer

Thunder Valley
Moto 1 – Josh Grant
Moto 2 – Trey Canard

High Point
Moto 1 – Chad Reed
Moto 2 – Chad Reed

Muddy Creek
Moto 1 – Eli Tomac
Moto 2 – Ryan Dungey

Red Bud
Moto 1 – Ryan Dungey
Moto 2 – Ken Roczen

Budds Creek
Moto 1 – Justin Brayton
Moto 2 – Ryan Dungey

Spring Creek
Moto 1 – Ryan Dungey
Moto 2 – Eli Tomac

Washougal
Moto 1 – Justin Brayton
Moto 2 – Justin Brayton

Unadilla
Moto 1 – Justin Brayton
Moto 2 – Justin Brayton

250 Class

Glen Helen
Moto 1 – Jeremy Martin
Moto 2 – Jeremy Martin

Hangtown
Moto 1 – Zach Bell
Moto 2 – Jeremy Martin

Thunder Valley
Moto 1 – Jessy Nelson
Moto 2 – Zach Bell

High Point
Moto 1 – Christophe Pourcel
Moto 2 – Christophe Pourcel

Muddy Creek
Moto 1 – Christophe Pourcel
Moto 2 – Justin Bogle

Red Bud
Moto 1 – Matt Biscegila
Moto 2 – Joey Savatgy

Budds Creek
Moto 1 – Justin Bogle
Moto 2 – Jeremy Martin

Spring Creek
Moto 1 – Christophe Pourcel
Moto 2 – Christophe Pourcel

Washougal
Moto 1 – Christophe Pourcel
Moto 2 – Christophe Pourcel

Unadilla
Moto 1 – Christophe Pourcel
Moto 2 – Christophe Pourcel

RC Hard Charger Award

Glen Helen – Josh Grant (+22)
Hangtown – Andrew Short (+24)
Thunder Valley – Fredrik Noren (+21)
High Point – Shane Sewell & Zack Williams (+14)
Muddy Creek – Josh Grant (+29)
Red Bud – Fredrick Noren & Joey Savatgy (+21)
Budds Creek – Dean Wilson (+21)
Spring Creek – Jason Anderson (+25)
Washougal – Tevin Tapia (+18)
Unadilla – Cade Clason & Luke Renzland (+17)

MX Sports Pro Racing

MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world’s most prestigious professional motocross series – the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The industry leader in off road power sport event production and management, its mission is to showcase the sport of professional motocross competition at events throughout the United States. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports Pro Racing organizes events for thousands of action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of motorsports spectators. Visit www.mxsportsproracing.com.

Alli Sports

Alli Sports is a media, event and branded content company that specializes in action, adventure, and adrenaline based sports. Alli Properties include the Dew Tour, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, the Red Bull Signature Series and World of Adventure Sports presented by Go Pro. Alli Sports is a division of the NBC Sports Group. More information can be found at www.Allisports.com.

AMA Pro Racing

AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.

Lucas Oil Products

Based in Corona, Calif., Lucas Oil Products is a worldwide leader in the production of oils, lubricants and problem solving additives. Through innovative product research and development, along with progressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top-selling additive line in the American truck-stop industry. Lucas Oil is involved in an array of motorsports sponsorships, including the “Official Motor Oil of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.” Visit www.LucasOil.com.

MAVTV

MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. With an unparalleled line-up of motorsports events and exclusive automotive reality shows, MAVTV is the answer for motor-heads from all walks of life. But MAVTV is much more than a motorsports destination, with original action/adventure programming, live MMA and an unbelievable library of blockbuster movies – MAVTV is a network the whole family can enjoy. A network by the people and for the people, made in America and American Real. Visit www.mavtv.com.

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Brayton and Pourcel Make it a Clean Sweep of Motosport.com Holeshot Awards for Yamaha at Washougal

31 07 2014

KTM Teammates Dungey and Musquin Win Oakley Bomb Awards

MORGANTOWN, WV – July 31, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, returned to the west coast this past weekend for its annual visit to the Pacific Northwest and the picturesque Washougal MX Park. The Motosport.com Washougal National served as the ninth stop of the season and featured a day of dominance for the Red Bull KTM squad, in which both Ryan Dungey and Marvin Musquin swept the days motos in the 450 Class and 250 Class, respectively, en route to victory. KTM also had success in qualifying, while Yamaha showcased its power out of the gate all afternoon long.

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Ryan Dungey topped the charts all around in the 450 Class
Photo: Matt Rice / Alli Sports 

Through partnerships with series sponsors, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will recognize the riders who achieve the series’ specialty awards all summer long. Each week, MX Sports Pro Racing will recognize the riders who are able to lay claim to the Oakley Bomb Fastest Lap Program, the MotoSport.com Holeshot Award in each moto, and the Ricky Carmichael Hard Charger Award throughout the 2014 season.

The Oakley Bomb Fastest Lap Program is designed to present a unique challenge for the 2014 season, providing a different twist by recognizing the rider who sets the fastest lap of practice in both the 250 and 450 Classes. Each rider will receive special Oakley Bomb trophy, specially designed by the brand.As the season wears on, the total number of Oakley Bomb awards a rider receives will be tallied into a final season total. The competitor with the most awards at season’s end will be presented with an Elite Oakley Time Bomb II Swiss Automatic Watch.

For just the second time in 2014, Dungey posted the fastest lap of practice in the premier class, beating out Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard by over half a second to earn the Oakley Bomb Award. In fact, Dungey’s lap of 2:13.401 made him the only rider to break the 2:14.00 barrier. The last time the two-time series champion topped the charts was at the opening round from Glen Helen, and on that afternoon Dungey also walked away with the victory. At Washougal, he carried that impressive into the motos and was simply on another level from his competitors.

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It was a good day at Washougal for Marvin Musquin, pictured with  
his first Oakley Bomb Award of the Season
Photo: Matt Rice / Alli Sports 

One week after Valli Motorsports Yamaha’s Christophe Pourcel clinched the Oakley Bomb Fastest Lap Program title and the prized watch that comes with it, another Frenchman added his name to the list of Oakley Bomb Award recipients in 2014. Musquin made it clear early that he would be the rider to beat at Washougal after posting the fastest lap of any rider in either class at the conclusion of the first session. He maintained his spot on top in the final session, bettering his time to a 2:14.082 and finding a full second-and-a-half advantage over the rest of the field. After a pair of good starts in the motos, it looked easy for Musquin to make his way to the front and control the race.

The Motosport.com Holeshot Award is brand new to Lucas Oil Pro Motocross this season and it awards $500 to the rider who gets the holeshot of each moto – in both the 450 Class and 250 Class – at every round of the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. A total of $2,000 will be up for grabs at each event between the two classes, thanks to Motosport.com.

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Justin Brayton carried great momentum out of the gate in both motos of the day
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

In the 450 Class, the Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX effort is known for its impressive speed off the start. After his teammate Josh Grant was forced to miss the action following a crash in practice, Justin Brayton rose to the occasion for his team in each moto. The veteran made a clean sweep of the Motosport.com Holeshot Awards in the premier class, pocketing $1,000 for his efforts and bringing some positive results to the JGRMX squad on an otherwise tough day. Brayton parlayed those starts into a solid top-10 effort, finishing ninth overall after 8-8 moto scores.

In the 250 Class, Pourcel shifted his affinity for posting a fast qualifying lap to impeccable launches out of the gate. Just one week after he swept the Motosport.com Holeshot Awards and Spring Creek, the Frenchman duplicated that effort at Washougal, giving him another $1,000 bonus and $2,000 in holeshot money the last two weeks. His current streak of four straight holeshots complements his streak of three-in-a-row earlier this season and brings his class-leading total to seven. There simply hasn’t been a rider in the entire championship to collect as many specialty awards this season as the “Crafty Frenchman.”

Washougal-Christophe-Pourcel-traded-in-his-usual-Oakley-Bomb-Fastest-Lap-for-two-holeshots

Christophe Pourcel traded in his usual Oakley Bomb Fastest Lap for
two holeshots at Washougal

Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

The RC Hard Charger Award is entering its sixth season in 2014. Named after Ricky Carmichael, the most winning motocross rider of all time, the award recognizes the one competitor at each of the 12 rounds of the championship who overtakes the highest number of his fellow racers in any of the four championship motos between the 250 and 450 Classes.The award is a testament to “The Greatest of All Time” or “The GOAT” and his never-give-up attitude over the span of a career that warranted 10 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross titles and 102 wins – two feats that will likely never be duplicated. All recipients of the RC Hard Charger Award are given a custom-designed trophy.

On an afternoon in which the top privateer was honored for his efforts in both the 450 Class and 250 Class, it was fitting that another privateer with Pacific Northwest roots ultimately earned the RC Hard Charger Award at Washougal with a resilient ride. Seattle-area native Tevin Tapia found himself in dead last to start the final 450 Class moto, crossing the line in 38th, but the Team 3BR Suzuki rider refused to let adversity get to him at his home race and put on a charge. After a grueling final moto on an extremely rough and challenging track, Tapia fought his way into a points-paying position in 20th, passing a total of 18 riders to salvage what could have been a forgettable outing.

2014 Specialty Award Winners

Oakley Fastest Lap Program

450 Class

Glen Helen – Ryan Dungey
Hangtown – Ken Roczen
Thunder Valley – Trey Canard
High Point – Ken Roczen
Muddy Creek – Eli Tomac
Red Bud – Ken Roczen
Budds Creek – James Stewart
Spring Creek – Ken Roczen
Washougal – Ryan Dungey

250 Class

Glen Helen – Christophe Pourcel
Hangtown – Christophe Pourcel
Thunder Valley – Christophe Pourcel
High Point – Jeremy Martin
Muddy Creek – Christophe Pourcel
Red Bud – Christophe Pourcel
Budds Creek – Christophe Pourcel
Spring Creek – Christophe Pourcel
Washougal – Marvin Musquin

Motosport.com Holeshot Award

450 Class

Glen Helen
Moto 1 – Josh Grant
Moto 2 – Ken Roczen

Hangtown
Moto 1 – Ryan Dungey
Moto 2 – Jake Weimer

Thunder Valley
Moto 1 – Josh Grant
Moto 2 – Trey Canard

High Point
Moto 1 – Chad Reed
Moto 2 – Chad Reed

Muddy Creek
Moto 1 – Eli Tomac
Moto 2 – Ryan Dungey

Red Bud
Moto 1 – Ryan Dungey
Moto 2 – Ken Roczen

Budds Creek
Moto 1 – Justin Brayton
Moto 2 – Ryan Dungey

Spring Creek
Moto 1 – Ryan Dungey
Moto 2 – Eli Tomac

Washougal
Moto 1 – Justin Brayton
Moto 2 – Justin Brayton

250 Class

Glen Helen
Moto 1 – Jeremy Martin
Moto 2 – Jeremy Martin

Hangtown
Moto 1 – Zach Bell
Moto 2 – Jeremy Martin

Thunder Valley
Moto 1 – Jessy Nelson
Moto 2 – Zach Bell

High Point
Moto 1 – Christophe Pourcel
Moto 2 – Christophe Pourcel

Muddy Creek
Moto 1 – Christophe Pourcel
Moto 2 – Justin Bogle

Red Bud
Moto 1 – Matt Biscegila
Moto 2 – Joey Savatgy

Budds Creek
Moto 1 – Justin Bogle
Moto 2 – Jeremy Martin

Spring Creek
Moto 1 – Christophe Pourcel
Moto 2 – Christophe Pourcel

Washougal
Moto 1 – Christophe Pourcel
Moto 2 – Christophe Pourcel

RC Hard Charger Award

Glen Helen – Josh Grant (+22)
Hangtown – Andrew Short (+24)
Thunder Valley – Fredrik Noren (+21)
High Point – Shane Sewell & Zack Williams (+14)
Muddy Creek – Josh Grant (+29)
Red Bud – Fredrick Noren & Joey Savatgy (+21)
Budds Creek – Dean Wilson (+21)
Spring Creek – Jason Anderson (+25)
Washougal – Tevin Tapia (+18)

Round 10 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship heads to New Berlin, New York, for the Red Bull Unadilla National on Saturday, August 9.

MX Sports Pro Racing

MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world’s most prestigious professional motocross series – the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The industry leader in off road power sport event production and management, its mission is to showcase the sport of professional motocross competition at events throughout the United States. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports Pro Racing organizes events for thousands of action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of motorsports spectators. Visit www.mxsportsproracing.com.

Alli Sports

Alli Sports is a media, event and branded content company that specializes in action, adventure, and adrenaline based sports. Alli Properties include the Dew Tour, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, the Red Bull Signature Series and World of Adventure Sports presented by Go Pro. Alli Sports is a division of the NBC Sports Group. More information can be found at www.Allisports.com.

AMA Pro Racing

AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.

Lucas Oil Products

Based in Corona, Calif., Lucas Oil Products is a worldwide leader in the production of oils, lubricants and problem solving additives. Through innovative product research and development, along with progressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top-selling additive line in the American truck-stop industry. Lucas Oil is involved in an array of motorsports sponsorships, including the “Official Motor Oil of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.” Visit www.LucasOil.com.

MAVTV

MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. With an unparalleled line-up of motorsports events and exclusive automotive reality shows, MAVTV is the answer for motor-heads from all walks of life. But MAVTV is much more than a motorsports destination, with original action/adventure programming, live MMA and an unbelievable library of blockbuster movies – MAVTV is a network the whole family can enjoy. A network by the people and for the people, made in America and American Real. Visit www.mavtv.com.

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Motosport.com Holeshot Award in 450 Class Moto 2 Vaults Eli Tomac to First Career Premier Division Victory at Spring Creek

21 07 2014

Pourcel Asserts His Presence at the Front of the 250 Class
with Multiple Awards

MORGANTOWN, WV – July 21, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, made its return to Minnesota on Saturday for the eighth round of the 2014 season. The legendary Spring Creek MX Park in Millville hosted the La Crescent Wine & Spirit Spring Creek National in what ended up being an memorable afternoon for the eventual winners, with GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac capturing his first career 450 Class win and Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin claiming victory for the first time at the facility owned and operated by his parents.

Through partnerships with series sponsors, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will recognize the riders who achieve the series’ specialty awards all summer long. Each week, MX Sports Pro Racing will recognize the riders who are able to lay claim to the Oakley Bomb Fastest Lap Program, the MotoSport.com Holeshot Award in each moto, and the Ricky Carmichael Hard Charger Award throughout the 2014 season.

The Oakley Bomb Fastest Lap Program is designed to present a unique challenge for the 2014 season, providing a different twist by recognizing the rider who sets the fastest lap of practice in both the 250 and 450 Classes. Each rider will receive special Oakley Bomb trophy, specially designed by the brand.As the season wears on, the total number of Oakley Bomb awards a rider receives will be tallied into a final season total. The competitor with the most awards at season’s end will be presented with an Elite Oakley Time Bomb II Swiss Automatic Watch.

For the fourth time in 2014, Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen posted the fastest lap of practice in the 450 Class, earning the Oakley Bomb Award and cementing his advantage in the quest to earn the Elite Oakley watch. Roczen narrowly edged out his hometown teammate Ryan Dungey for the top time, with his 2:04.326 surpassing Dungey’s 2:04.479 by just a tenth of a second. Roczen was able to carry that momentum into the opening moto, leading the bulk of the laps, but in the end was not a factor for the overall win.

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Ken Roczen laid down the fastest lap of the 450 Class to claim his fourth
Oakley Bomb Award of the season.
Photo: Matt Rice / Alli Sports

In the 250 Class the story stayed the same, as Valli Motorsports Yamaha’s Christophe Pourcel not only secured his seventh Oakley Bomb Award in eight attempts, but also claimed the Elite Oakley Time Bomb II Swiss Automatic Watch. His time of 2:05.784 was almost a full second ahead of the second place time set by Martin. With four rounds remaining, the most awards another rider could achieve is five, guaranteeing Pourcel’s status as not only the best qualifier in the 250 Class, but arguably the entire series. The Frenchman has a keen sense for laying down a fast lap and he’s set the standard in the division for speed throughout the summer. However, Pourcel’s accolades in Millville didn’t end there.

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Christophe Pourcel earned his seventh Oakley Bomb Fastest Lap Award in eight races, wrapping up the ultimate reward – the Elite Oakley Time Bomb II Swiss Automatic Watch.
Photo: Matt Rice / Alli Sports

The Motosport.com Holeshot Award is brand new to Lucas Oil Pro Motocross this season and it awards $500 to the rider who gets the holeshot of each moto – in both the 450 Class and 250 Class – at every round of the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. A total of $2,000 will be up for grabs at each event between the two classes, thanks to Motosport.com.

At Spring Creek, Pourcel’s uncanny ability to position himself at the front of the field translated into a pair of Motorsport.com Holeshot Awards, giving him a class-leading five holeshots this season. He generated the most speed out of the long Spring Creek start straight and was able to maintain the momentum into the sweeping right first turn to cross the holeshot line first in each moto and control the early tempo in each race. As a result of his pair of strong starts, Pourcel remained at the forefront of the 250 Class to finish fourth overall following 3-6 moto scores.

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In the 450 Class, Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey raced to his fifth Motosport.com Holeshot Award of the season in the opening moto. As the Minnesota native looked to make an early statement, he engaged in battle with his teammate Roczen out front and eventually settled for third following a crash. Dungey rebounded from his slight misfortune in Moto 2 to challenge Tomac for the win and ultimately finish second, securing the runner-up spot overall.

The start of the second moto was the key to Tomac’s success in securing his first career 450 Class win. The rookie was tested after the initial start in which he earned the holeshot was red flagged, but he lined up again and proved it wasn’t a fluke, edging out Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX’s Justin Brayton at the line. With nothing but clear track ahead of him, Tomac seized control of the moto to complete what ended up being a dominant breakthrough afternoon for the Colorado native, sweeping each of the day’s motos.

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Eli Tomac put forth an impressive performance at Spring Creek,
beginning with great holeshots.

Photo: Christian Munoz / Racer X

The RC Hard Charger Award is entering its sixth season in 2014. Named after Ricky Carmichael, the most winning motocross rider of all time, the award recognizes the one competitor at each of the 12 rounds of the championship who overtakes the highest number of his fellow racers in any of the four championship motos between the 250 and 450 Classes.The award is a testament to “The Greatest of All Time” or “The GOAT” and his never-give-up attitude over the span of a career that warranted 10 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross titles and 102 wins – two feats that will likely never be duplicated. All recipients of the RC Hard Charger Award are given a custom-designed trophy.

One week after he claimed the first moto win of his career, Rockstar Energy Racing’s Jason Anderson had his resiliency tested in the opening 250 Class moto at Spring Creek. As the field roared through the first turn, Anderson found himself on the ground with several other riders following a wild incident. The New Mexico native was able to get back on the bike and return to action, eventually crossing the line in 36th on the opening lap. No doubt motivated by the adversity he already faced, Anderson put on an impressive charge through the field on one of the series’ most demanding tracks, ultimately overcoming 25 riders en route to an 11th-place effort and earning him his first RC Hard Charger Award of the season. Anderson’s fortunes were much better in Moto 2, where he started 10th and fought his way onto the podium in third, landing him sixth overall. Honorable mention goes out to GEICO Honda’s Christian Craig who managed to overcome a dead-last start of 40th in the opening 450 Class moto to pass 21 riders and finish inside the top 20 in 19th.

2014 Specialty Award Winners

Oakley Fastest Lap Program

450 Class

Glen Helen – Ryan Dungey
Hangtown – Ken Roczen
Thunder Valley – Trey Canard
High Point – Ken Roczen
Muddy Creek – Eli Tomac
Red Bud – Ken Roczen
Budds Creek – James Stewart
Spring Creek – Ken Roczen

250 Class

Glen Helen – Christophe Pourcel
Hangtown – Christophe Pourcel
Thunder Valley – Christophe Pourcel
High Point – Jeremy Martin
Muddy Creek – Christophe Pourcel
Red Bud – Christophe Pourcel
Budds Creek – Christophe Pourcel
Spring Creek – Christophe Pourcel

Motosport.com Holeshot Award

450 Class

Glen Helen
Moto 1 – Josh Grant
Moto 2 – Ken Roczen

Hangtown
Moto 1 – Ryan Dungey
Moto 2 – Jake Weimer

Thunder Valley
Moto 1 – Josh Grant
Moto 2 – Trey Canard

High Point
Moto 1 – Chad Reed
Moto 2 – Chad Reed

Muddy Creek
Moto 1 – Eli Tomac
Moto 2 – Ryan Dungey

Red Bud
Moto 1 – Ryan Dungey
Moto 2 – Ken Roczen

Budds Creek
Moto 1 – Justin Brayton
Moto 2 – Ryan Dungey

Spring Creek
Moto 1 – Ryan Dungey
Moto 2 – Eli Tomac

250 Class

Glen Helen
Moto 1 – Jeremy Martin
Moto 2 – Jeremy Martin

Hangtown
Moto 1 – Zach Bell
Moto 2 – Jeremy Martin

Thunder Valley
Moto 1 – Jessy Nelson
Moto 2 – Zach Bell

High Point
Moto 1 – Christophe Pourcel
Moto 2 – Christophe Pourcel

Muddy Creek
Moto 1 – Christophe Pourcel
Moto 2 – Justin Bogle

Red Bud
Moto 1 – Matt Biscegila
Moto 2 – Joey Savatgy

Budds Creek
Moto 1 – Justin Bogle
Moto 2 – Jeremy Martin

Spring Creek
Moto 1 – Christophe Pourcel
Moto 2 – Christophe Pourcel

RC Hard Charger Award

Glen Helen – Josh Grant (+22)
Hangtown – Andrew Short (+24)
Thunder Valley – Fredrik Noren (+21)
High Point – Shane Sewell & Zack Williams (+14)
Muddy Creek – Josh Grant (+29)
Red Bud – Fredrick Noren & Joey Savatgy (+21)
Budds Creek – Dean Wilson (+21)
Spring Creek – Jason Anderson (+25)

Round 9 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship heads to Washougal, Washington, for the Motosport.com Washougal National on Saturday, July 26.

MX Sports Pro Racing

MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world’s most prestigious professional motocross series – the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The industry leader in off road power sport event production and management, its mission is to showcase the sport of professional motocross competition at events throughout the United States. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports Pro Racing organizes events for thousands of action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of motorsports spectators. Visit www.mxsportsproracing.com.

Alli Sports

Alli Sports is a media, event and branded content company that specializes in action, adventure, and adrenaline based sports. Alli Properties include the Dew Tour, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, the Red Bull Signature Series and World of Adventure Sports presented by Go Pro. Alli Sports is a division of the NBC Sports Group. More information can be found at www.Allisports.com.

AMA Pro Racing

AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.

Lucas Oil Products

Based in Corona, Calif., Lucas Oil Products is a worldwide leader in the production of oils, lubricants and problem solving additives. Through innovative product research and development, along with progressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top-selling additive line in the American truck-stop industry. Lucas Oil is involved in an array of motorsports sponsorships, including the “Official Motor Oil of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.” Visit www.LucasOil.com.

MAVTV

MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. With an unparalleled line-up of motorsports events and exclusive automotive reality shows, MAVTV is the answer for motor-heads from all walks of life. But MAVTV is much more than a motorsports destination, with original action/adventure programming, live MMA and an unbelievable library of blockbuster movies – MAVTV is a network the whole family can enjoy. A network by the people and for the people, made in America and American Real. Visit www.mavtv.com.

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Dungey Uses Motosport.com Holeshot Award as Springboard to Victory at Budds Creek

15 07 2014

Dean Wilson Passes 21 Riders to Take Home First RC Hard Charger Award

MORGANTOWN, WV – July 15, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – With six rounds down and six more to go, the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, made its annual stop in Maryland for the GEICO Motorcycle Budds Creek National. The 25th annual stop at the legendary facility presented the toughest weather conditions to date in 2014, providing an opportunity for some new riders to emerge at the forefront of the 250 and 450 Classes. In the end, each division’s leading title contender outlasted his respective points leader to put the momentum in their favor heading into the second half of the season. Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett each made their return to the top of the podium and earned their third consecutive victory at Budds Creek.

Through partnerships with series sponsors, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will recognize the riders who are able to lay claim to the Oakley Bomb Fastest Lap Program, the MotoSport.com Holeshot Award in each moto, and the Ricky Carmichael Hard Charger Award throughout the 2014 season.

The Oakley Bomb Fastest Lap Program is designed to present a unique challenge for the 2014 season, providing a different twist by recognizing the rider who sets the fastest lap of practice in both the 250 and 450 Classes. Each rider will receive special Oakley Bomb trophy, specially designed by the brand.As the season wears on, the total number of Oakley Bomb awards a rider receives will be tallied into a final season total. The competitor with the most awards at season’s end will be presented with an Elite Oakley Time Bomb II Swiss Automatic Watch.

Budds-Creek-James-Stewart-Oakley-Bomb-Fastest-Lap 

James Stewart enjoyed the first gate pick in Moto 1
after landing the Oakley Bomb Fastest Lap

Photo: Matt Rice / Alli Sports

With a legacy highlighted by his raw, world-class speed, Team Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart surprisingly landed his first Oakley Bomb Award of the 2014 season at Budds Creek with a time of 1:57.748. Stewart acknowledged the challenge that lied ahead on the difficult, rutted track, but was happy to be back amongst the top riders in the 450 Class with hopes of continuing that dominance into the motos. Following Stewart’s time was Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen with a time of 1:58.217, once again establishing himself at the forefront of the division.

For the sixth time in seven rounds this season, the fastest rider in the 250 Class was Valli Motorsports Yamaha’s Christophe Pourcel, who held the distinction of being the only 250cc rider to break the 2:00 minute mark with a time of 1:59.331. Pourcel praised the track, referencing the good prep and the nice day that was on hand for racing. Watching his lap times on the timer mounted on his handlebars, Pourcel was able to monitor his progress and capture the Oakley Bomb Award on his last lap of qualifying. Behind him was Rockstar Energy Racing’s Jason Anderson who put in a great time of 2:00.105 and parlayed that effort to earn his first career win in Moto 1.

Budds-Creek-Christophe-Pourcel-Oakley-Bomb-Fastest-Lap 

Christophe Pourcel extended his dominance as the fastest qualifier with his sixth
Oakley Bomb Award of the season
Photo: Matt Rice / Alli Sports

The Motosport.com Holeshot Award is brand new to Lucas Oil Pro Motocross this season and it awards $500 to the rider who gets the holeshot of each moto – in both the 450 Class and 250 Class – at every round of the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. A total of $2,000 will be up for grabs at each event between the two classes, thanks to Motosport.com.

Budds-Creek-The-ToyotaYamahaJGRMX-trio-of-Grant-(33),-Brayton-(10)-and-Nicoletti-(38)-

The Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX trio of Grant (33), Brayton (10) and Nicoletti (38)
attacked the first corner for a spectacular day of holeshots
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

At Budds Creek, it was a pack of Yamaha’s that raced to the front of the pack and around the first turn of the opening 450 Class moto. When the gate dropped, all three Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX riders were at the forefront, with the Justin Brayton taking the Motosport.com Holeshot Award for the first time this season ahead of his teammates Josh Grant and Phil Nicoletti. However, Brayton was unable to maintain the pace of the lead pack, ultimately finishing 14th. In Moto 2, Yamahas were once again first to the turn, but Dungey found a way to sneak up the inside and got a great drive up the hill to earn his fourth Motosport.com Holeshot Award of the season. The two-time series champion never looked back, going wire-to-wire to earn his second overall victory of the season.

Budds-Creek-Jeremy-Martin-(19)-grabbed-the-MotoSport.com-Holeshot-Award-in-Moto-2

Jeremy Martin (19) grabbed the MotoSport.com Holeshot Award in Moto 2
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

In the 250 Class, Pourcel got the jump off the gate, leading the pack around the first turn, but it was GEICO Honda’s Justin Bogle on the inside lane who powered up the hill past Pourcel to take the Motosport.com Holeshot Award in Moto 1, ultimately finishing fourth. In Moto 2, Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin fought hard using the inside lane to get in front of a first turn pile up that caused multiple riders to go down. Powering up the hill, Martin secured his fourth Motosport.com Holeshot Award and began to pull away from the rest of the riders. Baggett later caught Martin, who settled for second overall on the day with 2-2 results.

The RC Hard Charger Award is entering its sixth season in 2014. Named after Ricky Carmichael, the most winning motocross rider of all time, the award recognizes the one competitor at each of the 12 rounds of the championship who overtakes the highest number of his fellow racers in any of the four championship motos between the 250 and 450 Classes.The award is a testament to “The Greatest of All Time” or “The GOAT” and his never-give-up attitude over the span of a career that warranted 10 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross titles and 102 wins – two feats that will likely never be duplicated. All recipients of the RC Hard Charger Award are given a custom-designed trophy.

Budds-Creek-Dean-Wilson-(15)-made-a-valiant-charge-through-the-pack-in-Moto-2

Dean Wilson (15) made a valiant charge through the pack in Moto 2,
passing 21 riders to finish 16th and receive his first RC Hard Charger Award of the season
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

After getting caught up in a first turn incident caused by Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Dean Wilson put his head down in the second 250 Class moto to claw his way forward from a 37th starting spot to finish 16th, passing 21 riders along the way. Although Wilson did not go down after the first turn pileup, the bike was in need of attention from his team in the mechanics area. Wilson sat nearly one minute behind the leaders and 10 seconds back of the first rider ahead of him once he returned to action. Other honorable mentions go to Musquin, who went from 34th to 14th after his second moto crash and Soaring Eagle/RCH Racing Suzuki’s Ivan Tedesco, who came from dead last in the first 450 Class moto to go from 38th to 19th. Additionally, privateer Chris Proscelle was impressive, climbing from 39th to 20th in the second 450 Class moto.

MX Sports Pro Racing

MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world’s most prestigious professional motocross series – the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The industry leader in off road power sport event production and management, its mission is to showcase the sport of professional motocross competition at events throughout the United States. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports Pro Racing organizes events for thousands of action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of motorsports spectators. Visit www.mxsportsproracing.com.

Alli Sports

Alli Sports is a media, event and branded content company that specializes in action, adventure, and adrenaline based sports. Alli Properties include the Dew Tour, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, the Red Bull Signature Series and World of Adventure Sports presented by Go Pro. Alli Sports is a division of the NBC Sports Group. More information can be found at www.Allisports.com.

AMA Pro Racing

AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.

Lucas Oil Products

Based in Corona, Calif., Lucas Oil Products is a worldwide leader in the production of oils, lubricants and problem solving additives. Through innovative product research and development, along with progressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top-selling additive line in the American truck-stop industry. Lucas Oil is involved in an array of motorsports sponsorships, including the “Official Motor Oil of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.” Visit www.LucasOil.com.

MAVTV

MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. With an unparalleled line-up of motorsports events and exclusive automotive reality shows, MAVTV is the answer for motor-heads from all walks of life. But MAVTV is much more than a motorsports destination, with original action/adventure programming, live MMA and an unbelievable library of blockbuster movies – MAVTV is a network the whole family can enjoy. A network by the people and for the people, made in America and American Real. Visit www.mavtv.com.

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Savatgy Goes From “Worst to First” to Capture RC Hard Charger and Motosport.com Holeshot at RedBud

8 07 2014

Roczen Makes Presence Felt on His Path to Victory

MORGANTOWN, WV – July 8, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, reached the halfway point this past weekend in Buchanan, Michigan, for the Red Bull RedBud National. The 4th of July weekend tradition showcased the world’s best motocross racers taking to one of America’s most renowned tracks, housing the infamous “LaRocco’s Leap,” in hopes of gaining valuable championship points. Fans filled the grounds to watch a day of top-notch racing while celebrating Independence Day.

Through partnerships with series sponsors, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will recognize the riders who are able to lay claim to the Oakley Bomb Fastest Lap Program, the MotoSport.com Holeshot Award in each moto, and the Ricky Carmichael Hard Charger Award throughout the 2014 season.

The biggest surprise of the weekend came from Rockstar Energy Racing’s Joey Savatgy, making a noticeable return to form in his second season as a pro. After injury kept him out of the entire AMA Supercross season and the opening round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, Savatgy has gradually worked his way back into contention in the 250 Class. This past weekend, the reigning Rookie of the Year experienced the highs and lows of the sport in the course of two motos, earning the RC Hard Charger Award and a Motosport.com Holeshot Award along the way.

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Joey Savatgy (43) earned the RC Hard Charger Award and a MotoSport.com Holeshot
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

The RC Hard Charger Award is entering its sixth season in 2014. Named after Ricky Carmichael, the most winning motocross rider of all time, the award recognizes the one competitor at each of the 12 rounds of the championship who overtakes the highest number of his fellow racers in any of the four championship motos between the 250 and 450 Classes.The award is a testament to “The Greatest of All Time” or “The GOAT” and his never-give-up attitude over the span of a career that warranted 10 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross titles and 102 wins – two feats that will likely never be duplicated. All recipients of the RC Hard Charger Award are given a custom-designed trophy.

Savatgy fought harder than anybody to earn his result in the opening 250 Class moto, experiencing misfortune on the opening lap and crossing the line in dead last, 40th place. Despite the early adversity, Savatgy refused to quit and fought his way past 21 riders to finish an impressive 19th, rightfully earning the RC Hard Charger Award.

Likely motivated by his effort in Moto 1, Savatgy then went on to grab the MotoSport.com Holeshot Award in Moto 2, earning the very rare distinction of starting dead last in one moto and first in the next, and earning $500 in bonus money for his efforts. It was the kind of outing Savatgy needed to get back into the swing of things and potentially turn his season around.

The Motosport.com Holeshot Award is brand new to Lucas Oil Pro Motocross this season and it awards $500 to the rider who gets the holeshot of each moto – in both the 450 Class and 250 Class – at every round of the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. A total of $2,000 will be up for grabs at each event between the two classes, thanks to Motosport.com.

In the 450 Class, the fourth gate pick proved to be enough for Red Bull KTM rider Ryan Dungey as he raced to the line quicker than the top three qualifiers in Moto 1. Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard fought hard with Dungey down the straight and into the first corner, but Dungey was able to stay hard on the throttle and take the line away from Canard while also taking away the $500 award with him. However, it was Dungey’s teammate Ken Roczen that would ultimately take control, making his way from deep inside the top 10 to pass each and every rider on his way to the front.

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Ken Roczen (94) posted a 1-1 sweep in the 450 Class, grabbing a MotoSport.com Holeshot Award along the way. Fredrik Noren (80) made a memorable debut  aboard the Team Honda Muscle Milk factory effort.
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X 

Roczen continued his charge in Moto 2, leading the 40-rider bunch into the first turn of Moto 2. After a little close competition, Canard seized the opportunity again to quickly take the lead away from the rookie. Canard did everything he could to hold off Roczen and the duo battled it out until the Red Bull KTM finally found the inside and powered away from Canard to cap off a dominant day.

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Matt Bisceglia (96) claimed a MotoSport.com Holeshot Award in the 250 Class
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

The 250 Class saw two fresh faces leading the eager pack early in each moto. GEICO Honda’s Matt Biscegila had a great jump in Moto 1 and raced hard with Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett to the line. Biscegila put the power to the ground to take his first MotoSport.com Holeshot Award, taking home the $500 prize to complement Savatgy’s effort in Moto 2.

The Oakley Bomb Fastest Lap Program is designed to present a unique challenge for the 2014 season, providing a different twist by recognizing the rider who sets the fastest lap of practice in both the 250 and 450 Classes. Each rider will receive special Oakley Bomb trophy, specially designed by the brand.As the season wears on, the total number of Oakley Bomb awards a rider receives will be tallied into a final season total. The competitor with the most awards at season’s end will be presented with an Elite Oakley Time Bomb II Swiss Automatic Watch.

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Ken Roczen claimed yet another Oakley Bomb Fastest Lap Award
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

Some recent track changes and added sections were said to make for better racing and faster lap times for the 2014 national at RedBud. With the new sections offering various types of dirt and traction, tire selection would leave mechanics and riders scratching their heads. However, that did not seem to pose a challenge for the 450 Class points leader Roczen. The Red Bull KTM rider set the fastest lap in practice, posting a 2:02.848. Roczen parlayed the top time into a win for the second time this season and is the only rider to qualify fastest and then secure the overall in either class thus far.

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Christophe Pourcel is 5-for-6 with fastest times this season
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

The 250 Class saw Frenchman Christophe Pourcel continue his supremacy of practice, posting yet another chart topping time of 2:03.517. Capturing another Oakley Bomb trophy, Pourcel will add a RedBud title to his stack of others from the 2014 season. Pourcel is 5-for-6 with fastest times, but is still in search of a moto win. At RedBud, Pourcel crashed in the first moto while leading and eventually pulled off with a DNF, forcing him to have a bad gate for Moto 2 where he started outside of the top 10 and ultimately finished 11th. He ended up 16th overall for his worst outing of the season.

Only days after Team Honda Muscle Milk announced he would be the replacement rider for an injured Justin Barcia, Swedish rider Fredrik Noren made a memorable debut aboard his factory ride by earning his second RC Hard Charger Award along with Savatgy. Noren battled his way from a 38th starting spot to finish 17th, matching the 21-rider total he achieved at Thunder Valley earlier this season.

2014 Specialty Award Winners

Oakley Fastest Lap Program

450 Class

Glen Helen – Ryan Dungey
Hangtown – Ken Roczen
Thunder Valley – Trey Canard
High Point – Ken Roczen
Muddy Creek – Eli Tomac
Red Bud – Ken Roczen

250 Class

Glen Helen – Christophe Pourcel
Hangtown – Christophe Pourcel
Thunder Valley – Christophe Pourcel
High Point – Jeremy Martin
Muddy Creek – Christophe Pourcel
Red Bud – Christophe Pourcel

Motosport.com Holeshot Award

450 Class

Glen Helen
Moto 1 – Josh Grant
Moto 2 – Ken Roczen

Hangtown
Moto 1 – Ryan Dungey
Moto 2 – Jake Weimer

Thunder Valley
Moto 1 – Josh Grant
Moto 2 – Trey Canard

High Point
Moto 1 – Chad Reed
Moto 2 – Chad Reed

Muddy Creek
Moto 1 – Eli Tomac
Moto 2 – Ryan Dungey

Red Bud
Moto 1 – Ryan Dungey
Moto 2 – Ken Roczen

250 Class

Glen Helen
Moto 1 – Jeremy Martin
Moto 2 – Jeremy Martin

Hangtown
Moto 1 – Zach Bell
Moto 2 – Jeremy Martin

Thunder Valley
Moto 1 – Jessy Nelson
Moto 2 – Zach Bell

High Point
Moto 1 – Christophe Pourcel
Moto 2 – Christophe Pourcel

Muddy Creek
Moto 1 – Christophe Pourcel
Moto 2 – Justin Bogle

Red Bud
Moto 1 – Matt Biscegila
Moto 2 – Joey Savatgy

RC Hard Charger Award

Glen Helen – Josh Grant (+22)
Hangtown – Andrew Short (+24)
Thunder Valley – Fredrik Noren (+21)
High Point – Shane Sewell & Zack Williams (+14)
Muddy Creek – Josh Grant (+29)
Red Bud – Fredrik Noren & Joey Savatgy (+21)

Round 7 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship heads to Mechanicsville, Maryland, for the GEICO Motorcycle Budds Creek National on Saturday July 12.

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Ken Roczen Earns First Career 450 Class Victory at Round Two of the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship

1 06 2014

Hangtown MX Hosts 46th Annual GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic

SACRAMENTO, CA – June 1, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, made its second and final stop in the state of California on Saturday for round two of the 12-race championship series. The 450 Class saw an all-new winner as rookie Ken Roczen captured his first career victory in the premier class, while Minnesota’s Jeremy Martin extended his winning-streak to two-in-a-row at the 46th running of the GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic.

After last weekend’s season opener at southern California’s Glen Helen Raceway, Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey held the early points lead in the 450 Class, but his teammate Roczen trailed close behind with a pair of second place finishes in his 450 Class debut. The two were poised to do battle at Hangtown but Roczen heightened the pace to a level that the veteran Dungey just couldn’t match on Saturday.

And it all began in the morning’s timed qualifying sessions, where Roczen laid down the fastest lap in qualifying and had the luxury of first gate choice in Moto 1. Roczen would soon build off that momentum in Moto 1, but first it was the two-time 450 Class Champion of Dungey that earned the MotoSport.com Holeshot Award before Roczen stole back the lead on the opening lap.

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It was a big day for Ken Roczen and the KTM brand in the 450 Class
Photo: Simon Cudby

Roczen created a gap over Dungey that couldn’t be matched in the first moto, en route to his first career Pro Motocross 450 Class moto win. Behind Dungey was Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard, who jumped in behind the KTM duo early on. Canard was followed by his teammate Justin Barcia in fourth, while Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart rounded out the top five in Moto 1.

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Ryan Dungey captured the MotoSport.com holeshot in Moto 1
Photo: Simon Cudby

In Moto 2, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jake Weimer claimed the MotoSport.com Holeshot, immediately followed by his teammate, Brett Metcalfe. Metcalfe wasted no time in getting himself out front, followed by Justin Barcia, Ken Roczen and Ryan Dungey. Metcalfe and Barcia went back and forth for the lead early on but Roczen eventually staked his claim on the lead and never looked back.

Dungey followed suit, where he quickly settled into the second place position behind Roczen. Despite a valiant charge, the round one winner finished in the runner-up position, where he surrendered his early points lead after two rounds of racing.

“Today was pretty good, I got good starts which helped out. The first and second moto kind of played out the same, got into second and Kenny [Roczen] was riding really well today. I know I can improve in a few little areas, but overall it wasn’t too bad. It’s going to be a long year.”

It was a big day for Roczen and the KTM brand, as the world champion from Germany earned his first career overall in the 450 Class, giving KTM its first 450 Class win at Hangtown throughout the event’s 46-year history. As the 2013 250 Class winner as well, Roczen adds his name to a select list of riders to ever win the Hangtown Motocross Classic in both classes. Roczen will carry the red number plate background and the points lead into round three next Saturday.

“I really had a good time out there,” Roczen said. “It was good racing, I don’t think I have anything to complain about. I always have done well at Hangtown and I have good memories here. This weekend I was comfortable on the bike and once you have that little bit you need, it’s going good.”

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450 Class Podium: (left) Trey Canard, Ken Roczen, (right) Ryan Dungey
Photo: Simon Cudby

As the second moto wore on, the racing action became more intense as former 450 Class Champion James Stewart began pushing his way through the pack, eventually getting around Metcalfe and Barcia for third. And Canard soon followed, making up nine positions to overtake fourth place from Barcia by the end of the second moto. Canard ran down Stewart on the final lap and although he wasn’t able to make the pass on Stewart in Moto 2, the Shawnee, Oklahoma native was able to secure third overall with 3-4 moto scores with an impressive charge in the second moto.

“I was trying to do the best that I could and I got more and more comfortable as the race went on,” Canard said. “It feels good to ride a motorcycle that you’re comfortable on and having fun. Every point is going to count come August so I’m going to make the best of every moment while I’m out there.”

Stewart finished the day with 5-3 moto scores to capture fourth overall for the day, followed by Barcia in sixth with 4-5 scores. California native Westin Peick put in a season-best sixth place finish aboard his RCH Racing/Soaring Eagle Suzuki.

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Factory Yamaha swept the 250 Class podium: Martin (19),
Webb (37) and Pourcel (not pictured)
Photo: Simon Cudby

It was once again a marquee day for Factory Yamaha racing in the 250 Class, as the brand swept all three positions on the overall podium. Coming off Yamaha’s first 250 Class victory in exactly one decade at the opening round, Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin once again led the way with his second straight victory-and 1-1 sweep-of 2014.

“This is what I’ve been focusing on,” Martin said. “Great motos today, my teammate and I went 1-2 and the Yamahas were strong. It was pretty cool for Yamaha that we swept the podium. I don’t think it’s been done in a long time.”

Martin was once again joined atop the podium by his Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha teammate Cooper Webb, who seemingly picked up where he left off as a front-runner at the opening round.

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The 250 Class action was some of the most exciting racing of the day
Photo: Simon Cudby

In the first moto, Webb battled with GEICO Honda’s Justin Bogle for the second place spot, a battle that sent the Newport, North Carolina rider to the ground once. Webb bounced back, though, eventually passing Bogle to capture second place in Moto 1. There was no catching Martin, though, as he gapped the rest of the field by nearly 20 seconds.

GEICO Honda’s Zach Bell captured the MotoSport.com Holeshot in the first moto, where he hung on for a top five finish behind Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Justin Hill, who took fourth in Moto 1.

While he’s been extremely close in the first three races, Martin captured his first MotoSport.com Holeshot of the season in Moto 2, where he led every lap start to finish. The top two positions unfolded just as they did in the first moto, but the turn of events came in the third place position with Valli Motorsports/Yamaha’s Christophe Pourcel. Pourcel, who hasn’t raced a full season of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross since 2011 in the 450 Class, captured a season-best third place finish in Moto 2, which was good enough to earn the Frenchmen third overall for the day.

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250 Class Podium: (left) Christophe Pourcel, Jeremy Martin, (right) Cooper Webb
Photo: Simon Cudby

Justin Hill put forth a consistent effort to capture fourth overall with 4-6 moto scores, while California native Jessy Nelson rounded out the top five with moto finishes of 7-5 aboard his Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Honda machine.

Round 3 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship heads to Lakewood, Colorado for the Toyota Thunder Valley National on Saturday, June 7.

For tickets and additional information, please visit AlliSports.com/motocross and LIKE the Pro Motocross Facebook page and follow @ProMotocross on Twitter and Instagram for exclusive content and additional information on the latest Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship news.

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic
Prairie City SVRA – Sacramento, California
May 31, 2014
Round 2 of 12

450 Class (Moto Finish)

  1. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM (1-1)
  2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM (2-2)
  3. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, (3-4)
  4. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki (5-3)
  5. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Honda (4-5)
  6. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki (8-6)
  7. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki (7-8)
  8. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Kawasaki (6-9)
  9. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki (10-7)
  10. Chad Reed, Australia, Kawasaki (11-12)

450 Class Championship Standings

  1. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM – 94
  2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM – 89
  3. Trey Canard, Edmond, Okla., Honda – 72
  4. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki – 66
  5. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Kawasaki – 61
  6. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Honda – 52
  7. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki – 52
  8. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki – 52
  9. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki – 51
  10. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha – 43

250 Class (Moto Finish)

  1. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha (1-1)
  2. Cooper Webb, Morehead City, N.C., Yamaha (2-2)
  3. Christophe Pourcel, France, Yamaha (8-3)
  4. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Kawasaki (4-6)
  5. Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda (7-5)
  6. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., KTM (10-4)
  7. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM (9-7)
  8. Zach Bell, Cairo, Ga., Honda (5-12)
  9. Matt Bisceglia, Tualatin, Ore., Honda (13-8)
  10. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda (3-35)

250 Class Championship Standings

  1. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha – 100
  2. Cooper Webb, Morehead City, N.C., Yamaha – 88
  3. Christophe Pourcel, France, Yamaha – 63
  4. Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda – 51
  5. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM – 50
  6. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., KTM – 49
  7. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda – 48
  8. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrance, Calif., Kawasaki – 48
  9. Matt Bisceglia, Tualatin, Ore., Honda – 45
  10. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Kawasaki – 43

For additional information on the series, please visit www.promotocross.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for exclusive content and additional information on the latest Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship news.

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MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world’s most prestigious professional motocross series – the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The industry leader in off road power sport event production and management, its mission is to showcase the sport of professional motocross competition at events throughout the United States. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports Pro Racing organizes events for thousands of action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of motorsports spectators. Visit
www.mxsportsproracing.com.

Alli Sports

Alli Sports is a media, event and branded content company that specializes in action, adventure, and adrenaline based sports. Alli Properties include the Dew Tour, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, the Red Bull Signature Series and World of Adventure Sports presented by Go Pro. Alli Sports is a division of the NBC Sports Group. More information can be found at www.Allisports.com.

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AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.

Lucas Oil Products

Based in Corona, Calif., Lucas Oil Products is a worldwide leader in the production of oils, lubricants and problem solving additives. Through innovative product research and development, along with progressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top-selling additive line in the American truck-stop industry. Lucas Oil is involved in an array of motorsports sponsorships, including the “Official Motor Oil of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.” Visit www.LucasOil.com.

MAVTV

MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. With an unparalleled line-up of motorsports events and exclusive automotive reality shows, MAVTV is the answer for motor-heads from all walks of life. But MAVTV is much more than a motorsports destination, with original action/adventure programming, live MMA and an unbelievable library of blockbuster movies – MAVTV is a network the whole family can enjoy. A network by the people and for the people, made in America and American Real. Visit www.mavtv.com.

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Asterisk Mobile Medial Center Returns to All 12 Rounds of 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship

30 05 2014

MX Sports Pro Racing Announces Monetary Contribution
to Asterisk for 2014

MORGANTOWN, WV – May 30, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – MX Sports Pro Racing and the Asterisk Mobile Medical Center (AMMC) are pleased to announce the renewal of their long time agreement that will see the AMMC at every 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, event. To support this effort, MX Sports Pro Racing has announced a contribution of more than $110,000 to the AMMC for 2014.

The Asterisk Mobile Medical Center, and its dedicated staff, has been a mainstay at every Pro Motocross event for more than a decade, in providing on-site emergency medical services to professional motocross riders.

“We would like to thank MX Sports Pro Racing for their continued support and generous donation to enable the Asterisk Mobile Medical Center to be present at all 12 rounds of the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship,” said Tom Carson, Asterisk’s Director of Motorsports and a former professional motocross racer. “MX Sports has supported us for the last fourteen years-since our inception-to ensure the best possible medical attention and rider safety. We have been partners from the beginning in making sure this level of care is a standard at all professional motocross races. We are excited for the season to be underway and look forward to more great racing like everyone witnessed at the Red Bull Glen Helen National opener.”

“Having the Asterisk Mobile Medical Center at each round of the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship means our athletes and race teams know that they will have the best medical services available to them,” said Davey Coombs, President of MX Sports Pro Racing. “Dr. John Bodnar, the Asterisk Mobile Medical Center’s Medical Director, and the rest of the doctors, trainers and nurses-and also, of course, Tom Carson-have long served the paddock and the race tracks.”

The Asterisk Mobile Medical Center is an emergency care facility available at each AMA professional Motocross and Supercross event to staff, participants, and crew at no cost. The full 53-foot hospital trailer is staffed with qualified and experienced medical personnel and offers specialized equipment for our sport’s unique injuries. The Asterisk Mobile Medical Center is provided to the racing community by Asterisk. Their operating budget is made possible by Feld Motorsports, MX Sports Pro Racing, AMA Racing, Road 2 Recovery Foundation, Joe Gibbs Racing MX Team, and Pro Circuit, as well as individual riders and private donors.

To help support the Asterisk Mobile Medical Center, please visit: www.themedicrig.com.

Round 2 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship heads to Sacramento, California for the GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic on Saturday, May 31.

For tickets and additional information, please visit AlliSports.com/motocross and LIKE the Pro Motocross Facebook page and follow @ProMotocross on Twitter and Instagram for exclusive content and additional information on the latest Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship news.

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Alli Sports

Alli Sports is a media, event and branded content company that specializes in action, adventure, and adrenaline based sports. Alli Properties include the Dew Tour, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, the Red Bull Signature Series and World of Adventure Sports presented by Go Pro. Alli Sports is a division of the NBC Sports Group. More information can be found at www.Allisports.com.

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Based in Corona, Calif., Lucas Oil Products, Inc is the world leader of High Performance Lubricants and Problem Solving Additives and produces and markets 272 unique formulations in thirty four countries around the globe and is growing country by country, market by market every year. Through innovative product research and development, along with progressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top-selling additive line in the American truck-stop industry. Lucas Oil is involved in an array of motorsports sponsorships, including the “Official Motor Oil of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.” Visit: www.lucasoil.com.

MAVTV

MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. With an unparalleled line-up of motorsports events and exclusive automotive reality shows, MAVTV is the answer for motor-heads from all walks of life. But MAVTV is much more than a motorsports destination, with original action/adventure programming, live MMA and an unbelievable library of blockbuster movies – MAVTV is a network the whole family can enjoy. A network by the people and for the people, made in America and American Real. Visit: www.mavtv.com.

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Red Bull KTM Leads The 450 Class Into This Weekend’s GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic in Northern California

28 05 2014

Ryan Dungey and Ken Roczen Sit 1-2 in the 450 Class,
Jeremy Martin Leads 250 Class

MORGANTOWN, WV – May 28, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The 2014 season of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, got under way last Saturday with the Red Bull Glen Helen National in San Bernardino, California, where Minnesota natives Ryan Dungey and Jeremy Martin secured season-opening victories. Now, heading into round two of the 12-race championship this weekend in Sacramento, California, Dungey will wear the coveted red number plate background to indicate his points lead in the 450 Class, while Martin will sport the 250 Class version of the leader’s red plate.

Taking place at the Prairie City OHV Park, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will embark upon the 46th running of the GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic this Saturday, May 31, as the fastest professional motocross racers in the world are poised to challenge for their respective titles at one of the oldest stops on the national circuit.

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Ryan Dungey kicked off his 2014 title chase in a favorable position out front
Photo: Christian Munoz

While Red Bull KTM’s Dungey secured the overall victory at the opening round just last weekend, the Belle Plaine, Minnesota, native has an onslaught of competitors right on his heels. For example, Dungey’s Red Bull KTM teammate and 450 Class rookie Ken Roczen has proven to be a contender early on with a second overall at round one. In fact, Roczen led a majority of the second moto before Dungey, who is a two-time 450 Class Champion, made a last-lap pass for the win. As a former world champion hailing from Apolda, Germany, Roczen will is a young addition to this class worth keeping an eye on.

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Ken Roczen may be a 450 Class rookie in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross
but he looks strong in the premier division
Photo: Christian Munoz

And don’t count out the Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX veteran Josh Grant, who led Moto 1 from start to finish at Glen Helen. While Grant experienced a big crash in the second moto, the California native made a big statement right out of the gates. He’s also proven in the past that he loves the Hangtown track-he made his professional debut here exactly ten years ago, leading his first-ever race right out of the gate.

Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Barcia was a heavy favorite for a podium finish at the opener; however, a broken chain in Moto 1 left the Monroe, New York, native with a 34th place finish. Barcia bounced back with a fourth in the second moto, and he looks to improve his results at Hangtown. But there was no disappointment from his Team Honda Muscle Milk teammate Trey Canard, who kicked off the season with an overall podium finish. Canard’s moto scores of 7-3 were enough to place the Shawnee, Oklahoma, rider in third place for the day.

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Trey Canard heads into the second round with third place in the championship points
Photo: Christian Munoz

Monster Energy/Kawasaki’s newest member, Brett Metcalfe, who is filling in for the injured 450 Class Champion, Ryan Villopoto, had a great showing at the first round with his new team, securing fourth overall. Metcalfe, the reigning Canadian Motocross Champion, has been slated as another contender this season.

Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart finished just outside the top five at the season opener, where he experienced a minor crash in the first moto. Stewart, a former 450 Class Champion, is expected to be in championship contention this season. TwoTwo Motorsports/Discount Tire Racing’s Chad Reed enters the 2014 season fresh off an injury and the former 450 Class Champion is admittedly easing himself back into competition, where he is expected to be a front-runner upon full recovery.

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Jeremy Martin’s perfect day at round one proved
that he will be a strong 250 Class contender

Photo: Christian Munoz

In the 250 Class, the Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha duo of Jeremy Martin and Cooper Webb put forth an impressive performance at last Saturday’s opener. Martin swept the entire field, grabbing both MotoSport.com holeshots before dominating each moto for the win. Martin will have his hands full with teammate Cooper Webb, who finished as a consistent runner-up last weekend in Southern California. It was the first 1-2 finish for Yamaha in a 250 National since 1998.

In addition to the Yamaha duo above, the 250 Class has a strong field of talent competing for the championship. Rockstar Energy Racing’s Jason Anderson, who grabbed third place in Moto 1 at Glen Helen, put his KTM in the mix early on but the Edgewood, New Mexico, native experienced mechanical issues in the second moto. Then there’s Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett, who also claimed a third-place moto finish. Baggett is a former 250 Class Champion and knows what it takes to get the job done through 12 rounds.

In the end, it was Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Red Bull/Honda’s Cole Seely who claimed the final podium position at the opener. Seely made a big statement that he is ready to compete for the 250 Class title this season.

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Cooper Web had an impressive performance at Glen Helen
Photo: Christian Munoz

Former 250 Class Champion and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/ Kawasaki rider Dean Wilson sustained a knee injury at round one and will not be competing this weekend at Hangtown. Additionally, GEICO Honda’s Zach Osborne will be sitting out, due to a thumb injury.

The 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship heads to Sacramento, California, this Saturday, May 31, for the GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic.

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Lucas Oil Products

Based in Corona, Calif., Lucas Oil Products, Inc is the world leader of High Performance Lubricants and Problem Solving Additives and produces and markets 272 unique formulations in thirty four countries around the globe and is growing country by country, market by market every year. Through innovative product research and development, along with progressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top-selling additive line in the American truck-stop industry. Lucas Oil is involved in an array of motorsports sponsorships, including the “Official Motor Oil of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.” Visit: www.lucasoil.com.

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