American Honda Signs Cole Seely to Factory Team

26 08 2014

A natural supercross rider with a fluid riding style, Seely has also made progress in the outdoor setting, finishing the 2014 AMA Pro Motocross season well inside the top ten in the 250 points for the first time.

“We’re excited to welcome Cole into Honda’s factory team,” said Ray Conway, Director of Racing at American Honda. “While racing a CRF250R with Troy Lee Designs Honda, he has shown that he is a talented rider, and he performed well at the top level while willingly stepping in to help out our factory team this year. He has a solid base and it’s great that he’ll be staying with Honda as he makes this next important step in his career.”

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Cole Seely Bio
Cole Seely’s background as an amateur BMX and motocross racer prepared him well for when he turned pro in 2009, and he signed for Troy Lee Designs Honda for the following season. In 2011, Seely tallied a pair of supercross victories, both in the 250 West class. He added another the following year, and 2013 saw him finish third in the series points standings. This past season is when the Californian came into his own, notching a pair of 250SX West wins and challenging for the class title up until the final round before eventually settling for second. Since 2011, Cole has also occasionally pitched in as a substitute 450 rider for the factory Honda team, and he scored a podium finish in the premier class at Indianapolis this year.

Date of Birth: March 10, 1990 (24 years old)
Birthplace: Westlake Village, CA
Residence: Laguna Beach, CA
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 155 lbs.
Racing Number: 21
Motorcycle: Honda CRF450R

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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

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Canard Impresses at Inaugural Indiana National with Second Overall

20 08 2014

For the second consecutive week, Canard had a stellar showing aboard his Honda CRF450R, dominating the second moto once again to secure second overall. In moto one, Canard propelled himself down the sludge-covered start straight and rounded the first turn in third. He quickly moved into second and was making a charge for the lead when he went down in a deep rut. He remounted his bike in third, which is where he finished. The rain had dissipated by moto two but the track was still just as treacherous as before. Canard nailed down the holeshot and rode impeccably the remainder of the 30-minute plus two-lap race, going unchallenged for a wire-to-wire victory.

“I’m really happy with how today went,” said Canard. “I was thankful to get a good start in moto one and was able to make some good ground right away. I pulled off one of my sets of tear-offs and had really clear vision so I tried to make a charge for Ken (Roczen) and fell over and stalled the bike. While I was kicking it, Ryan (Dungey) got by me and I made a few more mistakes but was able to finish third. Moto two was awesome! Man, it is a lot of fun to have races like that; I was pumped for every lap. I got a really good start and just tried to throw as much roost behind me as I could and put in solid laps.”

Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Fredrik Noren overcame adversity in both motos to post an impressive ninth overall with 9-8 scores. In the day’s opening race, Noren got off the line to a mid pack start but went down halfway through the first lap, sending him back to 27th. He began navigating his way through the competition, taking the checkered flag in ninth. In moto two, Noren stalled right out of the gate leaving him last heading into turn one. From there, he put together an incredible come-from-behind performance that landed him eighth by the end of the race.

“Today was tough, but I am happy with ninth overall,” Noren stated. “It rained so hard in the morning, which made practice a challenge. In moto one, I had a pretty good jump off the line but got out into the mushy stuff on the outside and fell back quite a bit. Since I got blasted with mud off the start I couldn’t see much and went down half way through the first lap, letting the people I had just passed back by me again. Once I got going again I felt like I rode good and go up to ninth.  I pulled a rookie move off the start of the second moto. I got another good jump but as soon as I came out of the gate I stalled the bike and was dead last. From there I worked my way into eighth by the end. I’m happy but I really want to start getting better starts and improving my finishes.”

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It was a challenging day for Muscle Milk-sponsored GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac who finished seventh-place overall with 4-10 marks. “It was a rough day overall, which is weird because I usually get along with muddy conditions,” explained Tomac. “Practice showed I really felt comfortable on the wet and slick track. I was fastest and felt confidant going into the motos. I had to pull off the track to get fresh goggles in moto one because I couldn’t see anything. In the second race it was still hard to see but I crashed twice, which really messed me up. I just made a lot of mistakes today that caused me to not be on the podium.”

250 Race
Indiana’s muddy conditions proved a challenge for the Muscle Milk-backed GEICO Honda 250 team, with all four riders encountering trouble throughout the day. Justin Bogle finished one position shy of the top 10 with 12-9 scores, while Zach Bell recorded a 17th overall for the day. Teammates Zach Osborne and RJ Hampshire suffered from mechanical issues that left them 35th and 36th.

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It was a landmark day for Troy Lee Designs/ Lucas Oil/ Honda’s Jessy Nelson who scored the first moto win of his career in the day’s opening race with a dominant performance. His 1-8 marks landed him on the podium with third overall.

The Focus: Preparing for the Mud

Mud races pose a challenge not only to riders but also their mechanics, as they need to prepare their bikes differently for these conditions. According to Trey Canard’s mechanic Brent Presnell, there are three main objectives when prepping Trey’s Honda CRF450R for a mud race.

“First, keeping the air filter dry is very important in a mud race,” stated Presnell. “We usually do this by sealing the air box with duct tape and channeling the water away from the filter. Also, we use an extra cover over the filter made by Twin Air. Second, keeping the function of the controls. We will put foam around the shifter and brake pedal to keep mud from jamming them up, and hand guards help keep the grips and levers clean. Third, it is important to try and keep the bike cool, by making sure the radiators don’t get clogged with mud. We’ll use Twin Air grill covers to help allow airflow but minimize the mud and debris.”

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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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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 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.

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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.

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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 Continues Late Season Surge in Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship with Third Victory in Last Four Rounds at Unadilla

10 08 2014

Christophe Pourcel Becomes Fifth Different Winner in 250 Class

NEW BERLIN, NY – August 10, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  Following its final break in action for the 2014 season, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, began its stretch run on Saturday with the 10th round of the summer from Central New York’s legendary Unadilla with the Red Bull Unadilla National. With just two rounds and four motos remaining, Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey made another major jump in the 450 Class title fight by earning his third win in the last four rounds and closing to within single digits of his teammate Ken Roczen atop the standings. In the 250 Class, Valli Motorsports Yamaha’s Christophe Pourcel became the fifth different winner this season in the division, signifying the Frenchman’s first victory on U.S. soil since the 2010 season.

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Dungey (5) continues to close in on his teammate Roczen (94).
Photo: Simon Cudby

For the third consecutive moto, Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX’s Justin Brayton put himself out front of the start to earn the Motosport.com Holeshot Award in the first 450 Class moto, bringing his JGRMX teammate Phil Nicoletti with him. Not far behind them was Dungey, who wasted little time is making his march to the front and passed both Yamaha riders to assume control of the lead on the opening lap. Roczen kept pace with his teammate and fought his way from a start outside the top five to move into second. From there it became a two-rider battle for the moto win between the KTM duo.

Dungey kept Roczen at bay throughout the entirety of the moto, with mere bike lengths separating the teammates for the bulk of the race. However, in the closing laps Dungey extended his advantage and ultimately posted a wire-to-wire victory to put him in the drivers seat for the overall. Behind this pair, GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac quietly rode to a solid and consistent third-place finish. Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard, who was fastest in practice, fought his way forward from a start outside the top 10 to finish fourth. BTO Sports KTM’s Andrew Short rounded out the top five.

With all eyes on Dungey and Roczen in Moto 2, it was once again Brayton who emerged with the Motosport.com Holeshot Award for the fourth straight time, but his time out front was short lived as both Tomac and Canard moved to the forefront and ultimately steal the spotlight. With the Honda duo out front, both Dungey and Roczen were forced to fight their way from starts outside the top five. When the jockeying was complete on the opening lap it was Tomac leading, followed by Canard, Dungey and Roczen.

Tomac and Roczen opened a significant gap over the rest of the field, but then started to engage in an exciting battle for the top spot that lasted several laps. The two riders traded positions multiple times on the track, which allowed Dungey to close the deficit to a matter of bike lengths and make it a three-rider fight for the win. Eventually Canard logged consistent laps to assert himself in the lead, leaving Tomac and Dungey to fight for second, with Roczen a distant fourth.

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Canard (41), Tomac (3) and Dungey (5) did battle in Moto 2.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Dungey made his way past Tomac with four laps remaining and pushed to close in on Canard. About a second separated the two riders throughout the closing laps and Dungey moved within striking distance on the final lap, but the Honda rider held on to earn the first 450 Class moto win of his career. Tomac followed in third, with Roczen finishing off the podium for just the second time this season in fourth.

Dungey’s 1-2 results ensured him of the overall, his third at Unadilla. He now has four wins this season, tying him for the most in the division with Roczen.

“It was an awesome day. We just wanted to make the most of the day and not get sidetracked [with the championship],” said Dungey. “There’s a lot of racing left still with two rounds to go, but things are going good. It feels great to get another overall, but I made it hard on myself in the second moto and let those guys [Tomac and Canard] get away. Maybe a couple more laps we could have got Canard, but he was riding really good.”

Canard earned his best finish of the season in second (4-1) thanks to the moto win, with Tomac (3-3) edging out Roczen (2-4) for third overall via a tiebreaker. It marked the first time this season that Roczen failed to finish on the overall podium.

“I can’t tell you how good that feels,” said Canard after his moto win. “I’m not going to sit here and cry about what’s happened [in the past with injuries], but I am just so thankful to have the opportunity to be here [on top of the podium] again. I’m just so happy to be up here and I’m looking forward to the next two races.”

Dungey’s win marked another seven-point swing in his favor, bringing his deficit to Roczen atop the championship standings to just seven points. Dungey has gained 17 points on Roczen the past two rounds. Canard sits third, 74 points behind, with Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Brett Metcalfe fourth (-167) and Tomac jumping up all the way to fifth (-195) despite missing the first four rounds of the season with injury.

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Canard’s first career moto win was an impressive one.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Throughout the 2014 season, Pourcel has proven to be one of the fastest riders in the 250 Class, consistently posting the fastest lap of practice and regularly earning the Motosport.com Holeshot Award. At Unadilla, he earned his fifth straight holeshot to begin Moto 1 and used that to his advantage to pace the field for the entirety of the moto. While fellow Frenchman Marvin Musquin ultimately challenged him late aboard his Red Bull KTM, Pourcel was able to break through for his first moto win of the season with relative ease.

While the action up front was under Pourcel’s control, the battles behind him were captivating. The Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha duo of Cooper Webb and Jeremy Martin slotted in behind Pourcel early, but Musquin was on a mission, moving past both riders from his fourth-place starting spot before closing in on Pourcel. A late crash by Webb while battling his teammate for third dropped the sophomore rider several spots back, which allowed Martin to finish third. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Dean Wilson finished in fourth, with GEICO Honda’s Justin Bogle fifth. Webb dropped to seventh.

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Pourcel was the rider to beat all afternoon at Unadilla.
Photo: Simon Cudby

The start of the second moto resulted in more of the same for Pourcel, who captured his sixth consecutive Motosport.com Holeshot Award to put himself in position to earn the overall. Martin began the moto in second with Bogle following in third. Musquin had to fight his way forward from a fifth-place start, while Webb was mired in ninth.

Pourcel dominated the first half of the moto but slowly began to lose ground to Martin. On Lap 6, the championship points leader took over the lead from the Frenchman and quickly pulled away. The pair maintained their large gap over the rest of the field, while Bogle maintained his hold on third for the whole moto.

In the end, Martin raced to his class-leading eighth moto win, with Pourcel second and Bogle third. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett was fourth just ahead of Musquin. Webb suffered an apparent bike issue and was forced to retire, finishing 36th.

After a three-year hiatus from full time competition in America, Pourcel was back on top of the podium thanks to his 1-2 moto results. It was the seventh win of his 250 Class career and his second at Unadilla.

“The first moto was good and we got a good start in the second moto,” said Pourcel. “I love the track here [at Unadilla] and it really works for my style. I’m just really grateful to be back up here [atop the podium] and want to thank everyone for the support they’ve given to me. Jeremy was riding great in that second moto, so I had to give it to him.”

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Martin maintains his hold over the field in the 250 Class.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Martin’s 3-1 results landed him second overall and extended his double-digit points lead to an even greater margin. Musquin rounded out the overall podium in third (2-5).

“I got off to a great start [in Moto 2] and battled with Christophe [Pourcel] for a while, then I chipped by tooth after getting hit by a rock,” said Martin. “After that I realized I needed to make my move. I haven’t won a moto in a while so it felt good to get back out front. I did make a few mistakes out there today, so I’ll do some work during the week to come back stronger next weekend.”

Martin moved to 66 points over Baggett, who jumped into second following Webb’s misfortune. Webb sits third, 74 points back. Musquin sits fourth (-93), while Pourcel rounds out the top five (-101)

The 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship hosts the penultimate round of the championship next Saturday, August 16, with the 11th round of the season and the inaugural event from Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Action for the Thor Indiana National begins at 1 p.m. ET.

Results

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
Red Bull Unadilla National
Unadilla – New Berlin, New York
August 9, 2014
Round 10 of 12

450 Class (Moto Finish)

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

450 Class Championship Standings

  1. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM, 447
  2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 440
  3. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, 373
  4. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Kawasaki, 280
  5. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 252
  6. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM, 247
  7. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki, 244
  8. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 226
  9. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, 218
  10. Fredrik Noren, Sweden, Honda, 159

250 Class (Moto Finish)

  1. Christophe Pourcel, France, Yamaha (1-2)
  2. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha (3-1)
  3. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM (2-5)
  4. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda (5-3)
  5. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki (6-4)
  6. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki (4-6)
  7. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., KTM (9-9)
  8. Chris Alldredge, Powell Butte, Ore., Kawasaki (13-8)
  9. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha (12-10)
  10. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., Honda (10-13)

250 Class Championship Standings

  1. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 422
  2. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki, 356
  3. Cooper Webb, Morehead City, N.C., Yamaha, 348
  4. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM, 329
  5. Christophe Pourcel, France, Yamaha, 321
  6. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda, 310
  7. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., KTM, 243
  8. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda, 225
  9. Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda, 200
  10. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki, 176
  11. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 176

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.

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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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American Honda Renews Contract with Trey Canard

4 08 2014

After sitting out the entire 2014 AMA Supercross series while recovering from a broken arm, Canard has made a notable comeback this summer in AMA Pro Motocross, regularly finishing on the podium. With three rounds remaining, he currently sits third in the points standings.

“We are very much looking forward to having Trey back with Honda for two more years,” said Ray Conway, Director of Racing at American Honda. “He has been with the company for his entire professional career, and he is a joy to work with. His performance this season, particularly in the Pro Motocross Championship, demonstrates his potential, and we’re expecting even better things from him in 2015 and ’16.”

TREY CANARD BIO
DOB: 9/17/90 | BIRTHPLACE: ELK CITY, OK | RESIDENCE: EDMOND, OK
HEIGHT: 5’7″ | WEIGHT: 148 LBS.
MOTORCYCLE: HONDA CRF450R

Following a successful amateur career that culminated in his winning the 2007 AMA Horizon Award, Canard signed with the Factory Connection Honda team, earning the ’08 250SX Eastern Region crown in his rookie season aboard the CRF250R. Two years later, Canard added the AMA Pro Motocross 250 title to his résumé and rode for the winning USA team in the Motocross of Nations. For 2011, Canard moved up to a CRF450R with the factory Honda squad, where he has been ever since. Although hampered by injuries, Canard finished fifth in the 2011 AMA Supercross series and fourth in the 2013 AMA Pro Motocross series.

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American Honda Motor Co., Inc. was established in 1959 and is the sole distributor of Honda motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides in the U.S. The American Honda Motorcycle Division is responsible for the sales, marketing, and operational activities for these products through authorized Honda dealers. For more information on Honda products, go to www.powersports.honda.com.

ABOUT MUSCLE MILK

Muscle Milk® Ready-to-Drink is a protein-enhanced functional beverage that promotes workout recovery, lean muscle growth, and sustained energy. Muscle Milk takes the guesswork out of high performance nutrition, delivering a precise blend of premium proteins, complex carbohydrates, functional fats, vitamins & minerals. CytoSport™, the maker of Muscle Milk®, is among the largest sport nutrition protein beverage companies in the U.S. and offers a complete line of protein-enhanced powders, shakes and bars. Muscle Milk® was named Ready-to-Drink Beverage of the Year by bodybuilding.com, Best Functional Beverage and Beverage of the Year by BevNet and Company of the Year by Beverage Forum presented by Beverage Marketing Corporation and Beverage World.

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