MX Sports Pro Racing Congratulates 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Champions Ken Roczen and Jeremy Martin on a Successful Season

26 08 2014

Roczen Earns First Career 450 Class Title in His Rookie Season

MORGANTOWN, WV – August 26, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  MX Sports Pro Racing wishes to congratulate newly crowned 450 Class Champion Ken Roczen and 250 Class Champion Jeremy Martin, along with their respective teams – Red Bull KTM team and Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha – on a successful 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship season.

In a highly anticipated championship battle that went down to the last moto of the 12th and final round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen maintained his composure to capture his first career 450 Class title at Utah’s Miller Motorsports Park on Saturday. In the 250 Class, Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin clinched his first career title one round early in Indiana, where he finished the season in a strong manner with a 1-1 sweep at Utah’s finale.

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Roczen became the first German native to win an American motocross title.
Photo: Simon Cudby

With five overall wins and eight moto wins, the most of anyone in the 450 Class, Roczen was the most consistently dominant rider in the premier division. The German native surrendered the season-opening victory to his teammate Ryan Dungey, but a 1-1 sweep at round two projected Roczen into a position to take over the championship points lead at round three and he maintained possession of the points leader’s red number-plate background for the duration.

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Ken Roczen was able to clinch his first career 450 Class title in the final moto at the season finale.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Roczen is the first German native to win a Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship title and is the 23rd different 450 Class champion in the series’ 43-year history. Additionally, he joins an elite group of riders who hold the distinction of winning the title in their rookie season, including Dungey (2010), Ricky Carmichael (200) and Jean-Michel Bayle (1991).

Jeremy Martin put forth an impressive performance en route to his first career title in the 250 Class, where he controlled the championship points lead and red number plate background through all 12 rounds. The 21-year-old began his sophomore professional season on fire in the 250 Class after sweeping the first five motos in a dominant fashion. Martin tallied five additional moto wins to total 10 for the season, while capturing five overall wins, the most of anyone in the 250 Class, and even two holeshots. Additionally, Martin led 41 percent of all laps in the 250 Class.

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Congratulations to Jeremy Martin and the entire Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha team!
Photo: Simon Cudby

It was a banner year for Martin, the Star Racing team and Yamaha, who each experienced important milestones during the 2014 season. In addition to race-specific highlights for the Yamaha, Jeremy Martin’s 250 Class title gave the brand its first AMA Motocross Championship in this division since Jeff Emig’s title in 1992, which is perhaps the most impressive feat of them all.

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It was a banner year for Jeremy Martin, the Star Racing team and the Yamaha brand.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Both Roczen and Martin will return in 2015 to defend their respective Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship titles. The opening round will take place Saturday, May 16 in Rancho Cordova, California with the Hangtown Motocross Classic. For more information, please visit www.promotocross.com.

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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Roczen Crowned Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Champion in Utah

24 08 2014

Canard Earns First Career 450 Class Victory
while Martin Dominates 250 Class

TOOELE, UT – August 24, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  The 12th and final round of the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, signified the series’ second ever visit to Miller Motorsports Park, just outside of Salt Lake City, for the Zions Bank Utah National on Saturday. With a title yet to be decided in the premier 450 Class, the spotlight was on the Red Bull KTM duo of Ken Roczen and Ryan Dungey over the final two motos of the summer as 20 points separated the teammates entering the afternoon. Roczen was a fixture at the forefront of the field all afternoon, but ultimately rode patiently to ensure he would clinch the title in his first season of 450 Class competition with a fourth-place finish, ending the summer with a 14-point advantage over Dungey.

Out front on the 450 Class, Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard continued his strong close to the season and was dominant en route to his first career win, posting a 1-1 effort to become the division’s 62nd different winner. In the 250 Class, Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin capped off his championship-clinching effort from a week ago with a decisive outing of his own, posting his third 1-1 effort of the season to finish out 2014 with a class-leading five victories.

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Roczen became the first German native to win an American motocross title.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Canard, undoubtedly the hottest rider in the series coming into Utah, kept the momentum going in the opening 450 Class moto, surging past GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac off the start and holding off Roczen to earn the Motosport.com Holeshot Award. As the riders slotted into position, Canard, Roczen, Dungey and Tomac immediately established a four-rider breakaway that would last the entirety of the moto. Canard withstood constant pressure from Roczen throughout the early stages of the moto, but as they began to make their way through lappers, Roczen almost went down after contact with another rider, allowing Canard to open a comfortable lead and dropping Roczen into the clutches of his teammate in third.

While Canard comfortably pulled away out front, Roczen, Dungey and Tomac did battle for the podium. On Lap 14, Dungey made the pass on Roczen for second, only to give the position back a few laps later when a lapper altered his line. As that sequence of events unfolded, Tomac encountered his own misfortune and lost touch with the leaders. Dungey fought back and was able to re-pass Roczen with two laps remaining. Out front, Canard cruised to his third moto win in his last four attempts, nearly seven seconds ahead of Dungey, who gained two valuable points on Roczen in third. Tomac was fourth with Toyota/Yamaha/N-FAB/JGRMX’s Josh Grant rounding out the top five.

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Canard was in a league of his own in Utah.
Photo: Simon Cudby

It was more of the same from Canard in Moto 2, once again capturing the Motosport.com Holeshot Award ahead of Roczen. The duo set a torrid pace on the opening lap to open a small gap on their rivals, while Dungey overcame a start outside the top five to move into third by the end of the opening lap. While Canard maintained control of the lead, Dungey soon began to put pressure on his teammate for second and after applying pressure for a few laps, was able to make the move on Lap 5. Dungey closed in to within a couple seconds of Canard, but could never mount a serious challenge.

Canard capped off his perfect day nearly eight seconds ahead of Dungey in second, while Tomac also made his way past Roczen to finish third.

Canard won four of the last five motos to close out the season on a high note. He earned his first career moto win at Unadilla two weeks ago and finished second overall in the two rounds leading into Utah. The victory came in his 26th career 450 Class start.

“I’ve gotten more comfortable [the last few weeks]. It’s no secret we made bike changes and it was instant for me in gaining more confidence,” explained Canard. “I really have to attribute that to the team and I’ve had a lot of fun. I’ve been through such a roller coaster career I thought that if I didn’t win today then it would be hard to win [ever]. I just wanted to put two motos together to give us [momentum] going into next year.”

Dungey’s consistent 2-2 effort landed him second overall, while Tomac (4-3) earned the tiebreaker over Roczen (3-4) to grab the final spot on the podium.

Roczen is the first German native to win a Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship title and is the 23rd different 450 Class champion in the series’ 43-year history. Additionally, he joins an elite group of riders who hold the distinction of winning the title in their rookie season, including Dungey, Ricky Carmichael and Jean-Michel Bayle.

“I’ve been trying to play it cool [all weekend] but I’m not going to lie, I’ve been really nervous about today,” said Roczen. “I just didn’t want to talk about it and [wanted to] go out there and ride. I just pumped myself up for the motos and went, but it was honestly hard to put it out of my mind. I just went out there and did what I needed to do and made it happen, which is a huge accomplishment.”

Roczen’s title triumph was the second ever for KTM in the 450 Class and was the brand’s second premier division crown in three years. It’s also the first 1-2 championship sweep for the team.

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Dungey was strong on Saturday, but couldn’t overcome the points deficit.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Despite already clinching the 250 Class title last weekend, Martin didn’t let up on Saturday. After his teammate Cooper Webb grabbed the Motosport.com Holeshot Award in the opening moto, Martin applied consistent pressure after starting second and was able to make the pass for the lead on Lap 5. Once in front, Martin was untouchable and opened a comfortable margin that he was able to maintain throughout the remainder of the moto.

Behind the Yamaha duo out front, the battle for the final spot on the podium was an exciting one. Strong starts by Rockstar Energy Racing teammates Joey Savatgy and Jason Anderson allowed the pair to jockey for the position early, but Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett soon made their presence felt by surging to the front. Musquin fought his way into third on Lap 4, but lost it to Baggett just one lap later. Although Musquin kept him honest for the entirety of the moto, Baggett withstood the pressure.

Martin took his ninth moto win of the season over 14 seconds ahead of Webb, with Baggett in third and Musquin fourth. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Chris Alldredge recorded a career-best fifth-place finish in just his third career pro start.

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Martin bookended the 2014 season with 1-1 victories.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Savatgy grabbed another strong start in the second moto, claiming the Motosport.com Holeshot Award over Martin. However, it didn’t take long for Martin to assume the lead and check out on the field. Savatgy soon came under fire from Musquin and GEICO Honda’s Justin Bogle, while Baggett and Webb also began their marches toward the front.

Musquin took over second from Savatgy on Lap 3, bringing Bogle with him. The duo did battle for six laps before Bogle got the best of the Frenchman, which allowed both Webb and Baggett to close in. On Lap 10 Musquin lost a pair of spots to the hard-charging tandem, dropping to fifth. As Webb looked to assume control of the final podium spot, Baggett found a way by and set his sights on Bogle.

Martin won by nearly 18 seconds over Bogle, who held of Baggett in third. Webb followed in fourth to ensure his spot on the overall podium.

“I found something with my bike setup that helped last week and I think that played a key factor in how comfortable I felt and how well I did today,” said Martin. “To be able to go 1-1 today was nice because it shows why I won the championship. I got good starts and chose good lines and it all worked out really great. I wanted to really enjoy it today and I did.”

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Baggett wrapped up the runner-up spot in the 250 Class championship.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Baggett’s 3-3 scores earned the runner-up spot in the overall classification and also clinched second in the final 250 Class championship standings over Webb, who tied Baggett in points for the afternoon but finished third overall (2-4) following the second moto tiebreaker.

“I showed up and rode my bike to the best of my abilities today. Some days I do that and some days I don’t. It’s as simple as that,” explained Baggett. “The track was much better this year and I was able to fight my way to the front. I just charge all the way to the checkered flag and where I end up is where I end up. Today that was good enough for second.”

The 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship schedule was released in conjunction with the season finale and will kick off with the Hangtown Motocross Classic in Rancho Cordova, California, on May 16.

Results

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
Zions Bank Utah National
Miller Motorsports Park – Tooele, Utah
August 23, 2014
Round 12 of 12

450 Class (Moto Finish)

  1. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda (1-1)
  2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM (2-2)
  3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda (4-3)
  4. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM (3-4)
  5. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Kawasaki (7-5)
  6. Ryan Sipes, Flaherty, Ky., KTM (9-6)
  7. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM (6-12)
  8. Fredrik Noren, Sweden, Honda (10-9)
  9. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki (13-7)
  10. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha (12-8)

450 Class Championship Standings

  1. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM, 532
  2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 518
  3. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, 468
  4. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Kawasaki, 334
  5. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 319
  6. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM, 302
  7. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki, 290
  8. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, 259
  9. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 226
  10. Fredrik Noren, Sweden, Honda, 207

250 Class (Moto Finish)

  1. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha (1-1)
  2. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki (3-3)
  3. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha (2-4)
  4. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda (6-2)
  5. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM (4-5)
  6. Chris Alldredge, Powell Butte, Ore., Kawasaki (5-8)
  7. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., KTM (8-7)
  8. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki (10-6)
  9. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Honda (7-9)
  10. R.J. Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Honda (9-11)

250 Class Championship Standings

  1. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 500
  2. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki, 421
  3. Cooper Webb, Morehead City, N.C., Yamaha, 419
  4. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM, 408
  5. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda, 368
  6. Christophe Pourcel, France, Yamaha, 355
  7. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., KTM, 276
  8. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda, 260
  9. Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda, 252
  10. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki, 230

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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MX Sports Pro Racing Announces 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Schedule

23 08 2014

All 12 Championship Rounds Return to 2015 Schedule

MORGANTOWN, WV – August 23, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  On the eve of the conclusion of what’s been an incredibly successful season, MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli Sports, a division of the NBC Sports Group, announce the 2015 schedule for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The world’s most prestigious motocross racing series will kick off at Hangtown in Sacramento, California, on May 16, visiting the nation’s premier motocross facilities throughout the summer and making a return to all 12 venues that made up the 2014 schedule.

The anticipated return to Southern California’s Glen Helen Raceway, along with the addition of the brand new Ironman Raceway in Indiana, proved to be a significant boost to the series’ continued growth and both venues will once again be included on the 2015 schedule. Glen Helen will serve as the schedule’s second stop, maintaining its Memorial Day weekend spot, while the Indiana National, previously serving as the penultimate round in 2014, will become the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship finale for its second annual event. Tennessee’s Muddy Creek Raceway and Utah’s Miller Motorsports Park both return for a third consecutive year in June and August, respectively.

The longstanding tradition of the sport’s most storied venues will also continue in 2015, including Thunder Valley, High Point, Budds Creek, RedBud, Spring Creek, Washougal and Unadilla.

“With the final round of 2014 upon us, the opportunity was ideal to reveal the 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship schedule. We have a great line-up of racing circuits that are both diverse and challenging, and the feedback from our competitors and race teams has been terrific,” said MX Sports Pro Racing President Davey Coombs. “We look forward to continuing with the best race organizers in the entire sport, the ones that make up the National Promoters Group, as well as all of our major sponsors in 2015.”

Tickets for all 12 rounds of the 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will go on sale beginning November 1, 2014 at ProMotocross.com. Watch for promotions and offers that will roll out continuously leading up to the start of the 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.

2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Schedule

May 16              Hangtown Motocross Classic    Sacramento, Calif.
May 23             Glen Helen National                   San Bernardino, Calif.
May 30             Thunder Valley National             Lakewood, Colo.
June 6              Tennessee National                   Blountville, Tenn.
June 13            High Point National                    Mt. Morris, Pa.
June 27            Budds Creek National                Mechanicsville, Md.
July 4               RedBud National                        Buchanan, Mich.
July 18             Spring Creek National                Millville, Minn.
July 25             Washougal National                   Washougal, Wash.
August 8          Unadilla National                        New Berlin, N.Y.
August 15        Utah National                             Tooele, Utah
August 22        Indiana National                         Crawfordsville, Ind.

The 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, will conclude this Saturday, August 23, with the Zions Bank Utah National at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah.

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.

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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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

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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.”

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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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