Honda’s Eli Tomac and Trey Canard go 3-4 at Budds Creek National

15 07 2014

TORRANCE, CA – July 15, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The excitement continued this past Saturday at Budds Creek Motocross Park in southern Maryland for round seven of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, and the Honda Red Riders fought through the hot and humid conditions to post solid results. Muscle Milk-supported GEICO Honda’s  Eli Tomac continues to impress, landing on the podium for the third consecutive week with a third overall. Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard picked up a strong fourth-place finish with 3-4 scores aboard his Honda CRF45R.

450 Race

When the gate dropped for moto one of the 450 class, Canard grabbed a second-place start and then took over the early lead. With a crowd of competitors in tow, Canard led the first four laps before relinquishing two positions to finish third. During the final race of the day, he launched off the line to a fourth-place start, moving into third by lap two. He fought hard to maintain his position, ultimately taking the checkered in fourth. His 3-4 marks landed him fourth overall for the day.

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“Overall I’m happy with how today went because we made a lot of progress,” stated Canard. “I think the bike was the best that it has been all season so that was good. I was able to lead some more laps and really feel like I am getting closer to a win. We are leaving healthy and with points, so I am looking forward to getting back on the podium next weekend.”

During his second appearance aboard the Team Honda Muscle Milk CRF450R, Fredrik Noren put together a respectable performance, landing 12th overall with 10-16 scores. He grabbed a 15th-place start in moto one and worked his way into 10th by the end of the race. During the final moto of the day, Noren grabbed another mid-pack start and began methodically advancing through the field. While running an impressive eighth, the Sweden-native went down twice, causing him to lose multiple positions. He remounted his bike and pressed on, crossing the finish line in 16th.

“I’m a little upset with how today went, to be honest,” said Noren. “The first moto was good. I got an okay start but worked my way up to 10th by the end of the race. In the second moto, I got another okay start and made some passes, putting myself in a good position. I think I was running eighth before I went down twice and lost a lot of time. My riding was strong all day but just made some mistakes that set me back. We will continue to test and work from here, trying to get better every weekend.”

Muscle Milk-sponsored GEICO Honda rider Eli Tomac has continued to be a constant threat since returning to the lineup three races ago. Tomac scored a fourth-place finish in moto one, holding the position from nearly beginning to end. In moto two, he got off the line to a sluggish start and then worked his way from 11th to third by the end of the 17-lap race. His 4-3 scores landed him on the podium for the third consecutive week.

“Honestly, at the start of the day I didn’t know if I was going to be racing, so to turn it into a podium is awesome,” explained Tomac, who had been suffering from nagging back pain. “It was fun. I got in a good flow and had some good lines out there. Honestly, it was a really tough track to pass on. A lot of the lines drifted into each other, so when you tried to pass the other guys would kind of cut you off. To make a pass stick, you had to be really aggressive and hope the other guys would make a mistake.”

250 Race

Justin Bogle led the 250 efforts for the Muscle Milk-supported GEICO Honda squad, grabbing sixth overall with 4-5 marks. In moto one, Bogle propelled his CRF250R off the line, nailing down the holeshot and early lead. He maintained his lead for the opening laps of the race before losing a couple positions and finishing fourth. Bogle struggled in moto two, getting off the line to a top-10 start and spending the remainder of the 30 minute-plus-two lap race working his way into fifth.

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“I got tight. It definitely wasn’t my best display of riding today,” stated Bogle. “The day started off good in practice and I felt good. For me, practice usually doesn’t go that well, so it was a good start to the day and a great start to the first moto with the holeshot. We led a few laps and then ran up front the rest of the time. Moto two was just really tough for me. I didn’t get the greatest start and got shuffled back the first couple laps. I felt good and was catching guys at the end, but I need to make it happen sooner.”

Teammate Matt Bisceglia and Zach Bell persevered despite a challenging day to finish 15th and 16th overall, respectively.

The Focus: Budds Creek Honda History

The first time a national was hosted just below the Chesapeake Bay at Budds Creek Motocross park was in 1989. That first year, American Honda swept both races with Mike Kiedrowski on a 125 and Jean-Michel Bayle on a 500cc two-stroke; 250s did not race that year. Kiedrowski and Jeff Stanton swept both classes again the next year for Honda. Other Honda Red Riders swept the podium three more times at the southern Maryland track, including 1995 and 1996 with Jeremy McGrath and Steve Lamson, then in 1999 with Kevin Windham and Tallon Vohland.

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Dungey Captures Third Straight Budds Creek Triumph with Second Win of 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Season

13 07 2014

Baggett Also Makes it Three In-a-Row at Budds Creek
with Third Victory of 2014

MECHANICSVILLE, MD – July 12, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -  In the shadow of the nation’s capitol, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, celebrated 25 years of competition in Southern Maryland on Saturday with the annual GEICO Motorcycle Budds Creek National from Budds Creek MX Park, the seventh stop of 12 this summer. The budding 450 Class rivalry between the Red Bull KTM duo of Ryan Dungey and Ken Roczen continued with Dungey gaining the advantage for just the second time this season, winning for the third straight year at Budds Creek. In the 250 Class, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett duplicated the achievement of his premier class counterpart, winning for the third consecutive season at the facility with his third victory of the summer.

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The battle for victory once again came down to the Red Bull KTM
duo of Dungey (5) and Roczen (94).

Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

In his third race back from an injury that kept him out for the early portion of the season, Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX’s Justin Brayton grabbed his first Motosport.com Holeshot Award of the season in the opening 450 Class moto. Brayton was closely followed by a large contingent of competitors, led by Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard and Dungey. Brayton maintained the lead on the opening lap with a hard-charging Dungey on his rear fender, but while that battle took shape Canard took advantage of an opportunity to slip by Dungey and then set his sights on Brayton.

Canard soon made the pass to take over the lead on the opening lap and proceeded to open a small gap over the field. As that happened, Dungey lost another spot on the track while fighting to get around Brayton, this time to his teammate Roczen. With no riders separating himself and the leader, Roczen set his sights on Canard and chipped away at the deficit, eventually taking control of the moto on Lap 4. Dungey, meanwhile, made the pass on Brayton and was able to close the gap on Canard to eventually take control of second.

With the KTM duo asserting themselves out front and pulling away, Canard fell into the clutches of GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac with the pair battling throughout the remaining stages of the moto. Out front, Dungey was able to close to within a second of his teammate as they approached lappers near the end, but Roczen held him off for the win. Canard withstood the challenge of Tomac for third, with Team Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart coming on strong to finish fifth.

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Dungey (5), Canard (41) and Roczen (94) all made their
presence felt in the opening moto.

Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

After closing in on his teammate at the end of the first moto, Dungey aimed to seize the opportunity in Moto 2 and did just that by racing to the Motosport.com Holeshot Award. The clear track allowed Dungey to set a torrid pace in the early stages and open a comfortable margin over the field. With Dungey pulling away, Roczen needed to work his way into second and after slotting himself in third on the opening lap, he passed Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX’s Josh Grant for second and looked to try and close the gap on his teammate.

Dungey never looked back and went on to post his most dominant ride of the season with a wire-to-wire victory. The former two-time series champion had led just nine laps coming into Budds Creek, but nearly tripled his season total by leading all 17 laps of Moto 2. Roczen followed in second, but had to fend off a major threat from Tomac in the closing laps.

The Red Bull KTM duo posted identical moto scores once again but Dungey’s second-moto triumph awarded him the tiebreaker. Roczen’s streak of finishing on the podium in every moto this season continued.

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The second moto holeshot proved to be the key to Dungey’s (5) success.
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

“It was tough after that first moto, but I got back, cooled down and was feeling good,” said Dungey, who moved into third on the all-time total career wins list. “I thought this [the second moto] was my moment. I got a good start, which that was way, way key and just allowed me to ride my laps. It’s good to get this win; it’s been since round one. This is a good step.”

“We all have our days. I’m just happy to finish second and keep the points lead the same,” said Roczen. “That’s all I can ask for. I just wasn’t feeling it in that second moto and it’s time to put that behind me. It’s all about preparation during the week, so I’m going to go back and get stronger.”

Tomac’s hard charge to close out the final moto helped him steal third overall (4-3) from Canard, who posted identical 3-4 moto scores. Soaring Eagle/RCH Racing Suzuki’s Weston Peick finished fifth (6-5).

Roczen’s lead over Dungey in the 450 Class standings remains at 26 points. Canard sits third, 63 points behind. With three consecutive overall podiums in his first three career starts in the premier class, Tomac has already moved into 11th.

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Bogle (32) and Anderson (17) were two new faces at the front of 250 Class field in the opening moto.
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

New faces emerged in the battle for victory in the opening 250 Class moto with GEICO Honda’s Justin Bogle securing the Motosport.com Holeshot Award, edging out Valli Motorsports Yamaha’s Christophe Pourcel. As this pair jockeyed up front, Rockstar Energy Racing’s Jason Anderson emerged as a player in the fight for the lead, passing Pourcel and setting his sights on Bogle out front. Neither of the lead pair had ever won a moto in their career, setting the stage for a thrilling battle. After going bar-to-bar in the opening laps, Anderson slipped passed Bogle on Lap 2 and began to open a gap over the field.

With Anderson out front, the battle for the podium intensified with points leader and Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha rider Jeremy Martin joining Bogle and Pourcel in their fight. Martin made the pass on Pourcel for third on Lap 6 and proceeded to challenge Bogle for three laps before assuming control of the runner-up spot on Lap 9. Throughout this fight, Baggett fought his way forward from a seventh-place start to jump into podium contention. Baggett moved into fourth on Lap 9 and then made the pass on Bogle for third just two laps later.

As Baggett pressured Martin for second, the pair started to close in one the eight-second lead that Anderson held out front with all three eventually running mere bike lengths from one another. As the white flag flew to signify the final lap, about one second separated all three riders. Anderson maintained his lines to hold off Martin and capture his first career moto win while Baggett settled for third. Bogle finished fourth with Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s Cooper Webb coming from an 11th-place start to finish fifth.

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Anderson’s first career moto win put him in control in the pursuit for the overall.
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

Martin gained the upper hand to start the second moto by securing the Motosport.com Holeshot Award with Pourcel in second and Anderson third. The lead duo were able to pull away from the field but Baggett, who started fourth, began his march to the front, which started with a pass on Anderson for third. As Martin slowly pulled away out front, Pourcel and Baggett engaged in a hotly contested battle for second that lasted six laps before Baggett finally made the pass on Lap 7.

Once in second, Baggett faced a deficit of over five seconds to Martin and methodically closed it down to just a matter of bike lengths. With their second and third-place finishes in the opening moto, the overall win would be decided between Martin and Baggett, in which the better finisher would emerge victorious. On Lap 11 Baggett made his move on the points leader and immediately pulled away, taking the moto win to secure the overall in convincing fashion.

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It was once again Baggett (4) versus Martin (19) in a fight for victory.
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

“I definitely hope we can keep chipping away towards this championship,” said Baggett, whose third straight win at Budds Creek was also the ninth consecutive for Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki at the track. “All that matters is that I have the points lead at the end of the season, even If we have to wait all the way to the last moto then that’s what we’re going to do. We’re not going to stop fighting until then.”

Baggett’s 3-1 finishes edged out Martin (2-2) by one point when the final totals were tallied. Anderson’s first moto win helped him land third (1-7), with Pourcel fourth (6-3) and Webb fifth (5-4).

“I got off to a great start [in the second moto] and tried to put on a charge there for a little while and got away a bit,” said Martin. “But then we hit some lappers and I could see Baggett was right there closing in on me. He was riding really good and congrats to him today. I’m just having fun and trying to win as many races as I can. I’m getting to do what I’ve always dreamed of doing.”

Martin lost just one point to his lead in the 250 Class standings with Baggett moving into second, 27 points out. Webb sits third, 33 points behind.

The 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship continues next weekend with the eighth round of the 2014 season with the Spring Creek National. Spring Creek MX Park in Millville, Minnesota, will host the world’s best riders on Saturday, July 19. Action begins at 2 p.m. ET.

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Roczen (left) and Tomac (right) have been on the overall podium in each start of their 450 Class careers.
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

Results

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
GEICO Motorcycle Budds Creek National
Budds Creek MX Park – Mechanicsville, Maryland
July 12, 2014
Round 7 of 12

450 Class (Moto Finish)

  1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM (2-1)
  2. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM (1-2)
  3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda (4-3)
  4. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda (3-4)
  5. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki (6-5)
  6. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha (9-6)
  7. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM (8-7)
  8. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Kawasaki (7-11)
  9. Phil Nicoletti, Bethel, N.Y., Yamaha (12-8)
  10. Matt Goerke, Sun City, Calif., KTM (11-10)

450 Class Championship Standings

  1. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM, 327
  2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 301
  3. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, 264
  4. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 212
  5. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Kawasaki, 192
  6. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, 186
  7. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki, 162
  8. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM, 161
  9. Chad Reed, Australia, Kawasaki, 132
  10. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 128

250 Class (Moto Finish)

  1. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki (3-1)
  2. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha (2-2)
  3. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., KTM (1-7)
  4. Christophe Pourcel, France, Yamaha (6-3)
  5. Cooper Webb, Morehead City, N.C., Yamaha (5-4)
  6. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda (4-5)
  7. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Kawasaki (13-6)
  8. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda (10-9)
  9. Anthony Rodriguez, Venezuela, Yamaha (9-10)
  10. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM (8-14)

250 Class Championship Standings

  1. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 294
  2. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki, 267
  3. Cooper Webb, Morehead City, N.C., Yamaha, 261
  4. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda, 225
  5. Christophe Pourcel, France, Yamaha, 211
  6. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., KTM, 206
  7. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM, 201
  8. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda, 166
  9. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Kawasaki, 150
  10. Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda, 144

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FLY Racing 2015 Collection Intro

7 07 2014

BOISE, ID – July 7, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Watch as team FLY MX riders Trey Canard, Andrew Short, Jimmy Albertson, and Nick Schmidt; along with offroad team riders Ricky Russell, Trevor Bollinger, Colton Haaker, Chris Bach and Johnny Campbell bring you a glimpse of FLY Racing’s exciting and innovative 2015 racewear lines, which will arrive in stores August 2014.

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Roczen’s Reign Continues, Extends Points Lead with Dominant Sweep of the Motos at RedBud

6 07 2014

Martin Returns to the Top of the 250 Class Podium with Third Win of 2014

BUCHANAN, MI – July 6, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -  The 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, reached its halfway point on Saturday with the annual Independence Day tradition at the Red Bull RedBud National. German-born 450 Class rookie Ken Roczen was dominant in the premier division, sweeping both motos aboard his Red Bull KTM to claim his fourth win in six starts and extend his championship lead. The points leader also emerged victorious in the 250 Class, as Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin captured his third win of the season.

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Dungey (5) and Roczen (94) celebrate with the RedBud fans.
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

After a close runner-up effort one week ago, Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey started his afternoon by grabbing the Motosport.com Holeshot Award in Moto 1, but quickly had to do battle with Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard. It didn’t take long for Canard to move past Dungey on the opening lap. While that duo looked to establish a gap, Roczen was forced to fight his way forward from a start deep inside the top 10. Canard and Dungey settled into a comfortable pace out front with GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac settling into third. Roczen, meanwhile, was on a torrid charge to the front, coming from eighth to break into the top three by Lap 4 and then passing both his teammate Dungey and Canard to move into the lead on the following lap. Once out front, Roczen pulled away, leaving Canard and Dungey to do battle for second.

Dungey made a pass on Canard for second on Lap 8, but made a mistake just a short time later, giving the position back to Canard. These two continued their battle through to the finish with Canard holding off Dungey. Roczen took the checkered flag by 4.5 seconds over Canard while Dungey rounded out the podium. Tomac followed in fourth with BTO Sports KTM’s Andrew Short in fifth.

Roczen left little doubt he would be the rider to beat in the second moto, racing to the Motosport.com Holeshot Award just ahead of Canard. The Honda rider found a way to take over the lead on the opening lap, setting the stage for a thrilling battle between the two throughout the first stage of the moto. Roczen made multiple attempts to pass Canard and did so on a couple different occasions, only to have Canard fight back and reclaim the position. On Lap 5, Roczen made another pass on Canard and was able to make it stick. He soon pulled away.

Canard then fell into the clutches of both Tomac and Dungey, who laid chase on the lead duo throughout the moto. As Tomac began to pressure for the position, Canard went down and handed over the spot to both Tomac and Dungey before remounting. Dungey then looked to challenge Tomac for second, but was unable to do so. Roczen secured the victory by 10.3 seconds over Tomac, while Dungey settled for third.

Roczen’s 1-1 effort was his second this season.

“I really like the track out here, it’s gnarly and it makes it really difficult,” said Roczen. “I had my work cut out for me in the first moto, but I just never let up. Then I let Trey [Canard] by me off the start [in the second moto] and made it tougher on myself, but this was one of those days where my fitness played a factor and I wasn’t going to let it slip away.”

A three-way tie for second in points landed Tomac with a career-best runner-up finish in just his second 450 Class start (4-2), with Dungey assuming third (3-3) and Canard missing out on the overall podium in fourth (2-4). Short rounded out the top five (5-5).

Roczen’s points lead over Dungey has now surpassed a single moto, currently sitting at a 26-point advantage. Canard moved into third, 54 points out of the lead. In just two starts, Tomac has jumped all the way to 12th in the championship standings.

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Roczen continued his dominance.
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

The competition in the 250 Class coming into RedBud was closer than it had been all season as the Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha tandem of Jeremy Martin and Cooper Webb, along with Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett were separated by a total of 17 points. Martin and Baggett each had two wins apiece, while Webb broke through for his first career win last weekend.

As the gate dropped on the first moto, GEICO Honda’s Matt Bisceglia raced to the Motosport.com Holeshot Award with Valli Motosports Yamaha’s Christophe Pourcel and Martin in tow. Pourcel took over the top spot by Lap 2, bringing Martin with him. The pair engaged in an exciting battle for the position before Pourcel made an uncharacteristic mistake and crashed on Lap 4, allowing Martin to take the lead and GEICO Honda’s Justin Bogle to move into second. Looming in third was Baggett, who moved into the runner-up spot on Lap 7 and set his sights on Martin.

A seesaw battle out front ensued with the deficit between the two riders constantly changing. Baggett kept the pressure on Martin throughout the remainder of the moto, but the points leader never faltered. Martin crossed the line just over a second ahead of Baggett. Rockstar Energy Racing’s Jason Anderson jumped into third, with Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin in fourth. Bogle fell to fifth.

With all eyes on the second moto, it was Rockstar Energy Racing’s Joey Savatgy who gained the early jump by grabbing the Motosport.com Holeshot Award. Bogle started the moto in second and made an early move on Savatgy to take over the lead by Lap 2. Martin followed the Honda rider into second after a third-place start, bringing his teammate Webb along in third. Soon these three riders did battle for the lead, swapping positions briefly and using every inch of the track. Bogle made a major mistake on Lap 4, crashing out of the lead. Webb had slipped by his teammate just prior and assumed control of the moto. The sophomore teammates went all out for the rest of the moto, separated by mere bike lengths throughout.

As the battle for the win continued, Musquin and Anderson once again made their presence felt in a fight for third. Baggett made an impressive climb from a 13th-place start to also factor into the mix in fifth, but crashed on Lap 10, dropping out of podium contention. Out front, Webb fended off his teammate to take the second moto win of his career and bounce back from a crash in the opening moto that relegated him to a 14th-place result. Martin followed in second, with Musquin third and Anderson fourth.

Martin’s 1-2 moto scores secured the overall win while Musquin earned his best result of the season in second (4-3). Anderson completed the overall podium in third (3-4). Baggett finished fourth (2-7) with Webb rounding out the top five (14-1).

“It was a great battle with my teammate there,” said Martin. “I thought I had a chance to get the lead early against [Justin] Bogle, but he was riding defensive and eventually went down. Once I got in behind Cooper [Webb] I just paced myself and put in a push on the final laps to try and pass him, but I didn’t want to do anything to put either of us in a bad spot, especially since I knew I had the overall.”

Martin extended his lead in the 250 Class standings back into the double digits over Webb, with 23 points now separating the two. Baggett sits third, 28 points back.

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Martin returned to his dominant form after a tough outing one week ago in Tennessee.
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

The 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship continues next weekend with the seventh round of the 2014 season at the GEICO Motorcycles Budds Creek National. Budds Creek MX Park in Mechanicsville, Maryland, will host the world’s best riders on Saturday, July 12. Action begins at 1 p.m. ET.

Results

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
Red Bull RedBud National
RedBud MX – Buchanan, Michigan
July 5, 2014
Round 6 of 12

450 Class (Moto Finish)

  1. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM (1-1)
  2. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda (4-2)
  3. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM (3-3)
  4. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda (2-4)
  5. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM (5-5)
  6. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha (6-6)
  7. Chad Reed, Australia, Kawasaki (8-7)
  8. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Kawasaki (7-8)
  9. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha (10-9)
  10. Kyle Chisholm, Clearwater, Fla., Yamaha (13-13)

450 Class Championship Standings

  1. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM, 280
  2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 254
  3. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, 226
  4. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 196
  5. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Kawasaki, 168
  6. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, 159
  7. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM, 134
  8. Chad Reed, Australia, Kawasaki, 132
  9. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki, 131
  10. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 120

250 Class (Moto Finish)

  1. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha (1-2)
  2. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM (4-3)
  3. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., KTM (3-4)
  4. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki (2-7)
  5. Cooper Webb, Morehead City, N.C., Yamaha (14-1)
  6. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki (9-5)
  7. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda (8-6)
  8. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha (6-9)
  9. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda (5-12)
  10. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Kawasaki (10-8)

250 Class Championship Standings

  1. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 250
  2. Cooper Webb, Morehead City, N.C., Yamaha, 227
  3. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki, 222
  4. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda, 191
  5. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM, 181
  6. Christophe Pourcel, France, Yamaha, 176
  7. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., KTM, 167
  8. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda, 143
  9. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Kawasaki, 127
  10. Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda, 125

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Roczen Outduels Teammate Dungey at Muddy Creek Raceway to Earn Third Win of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Season

29 06 2014

Cooper Webb Breaks Through for First Career 250 Class Victory

BLOUNTVILLE, TN – June 28, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) -  The Red Bull Tennessee National, Round 5 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, produced a wild afternoon of competition on Saturday from one of the newest tracks in the series at Muddy Creek Raceway. Needing a win in the final 450 Class moto, Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen did just that to ensure his third overall win in just five career starts in the premier division. In the 250 Class, Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s Cooper Webb broke through for his first career win to become the 75th different winner in the history of the division.

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Roczen’s stellar rookie season in the 450 Class continues.
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac made his anticipated 450 Class debut at Muddy Creek following a lengthy recovery from a broken collarbone. Last year’s 250 Class title winner made his presence felt immediately by setting the fastest lap of practice, and then carried that momentum into the opening moto by grabbing the Motosport.com Holeshot Award. As Tomac and Roczen positioned themselves out front, a huge first turn pileup included most recent winner James Stewart and his Team Yoshimura Suzuki in addition to Discount Tire Racing/TwoTwo Motorsports’ Chad Reed, and Toyota/Yamaha/N-Fab/JGRMX’s Josh Grant.

Roczen made a pass on Tomac for the lead on the opening lap only to go down the next time around and fall to fourth. Tomac seized the opportunity to lead his first ever 450 Class moto, impressively holding off Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard and a hard-charging Dungey for over half the race. Dungey made his way by Canard and set his sights on Tomac out front, closing in lap-by-lap and eventually making the pass on Lap 9. Roczen rebounded from his early trouble to follow Dungey past Tomac and into second, pitting the teammates in a battle for the win. Dungey maintained his advantage throughout the remainder of the race to take the moto win, his first since the opening round, while Roczen followed in second. Tomac finished third with Canard fourth, while Stewart passed nearly the entire field to finish fifth.

Knowing he needed a good start in order to have a shot at his second overall win of the season, Dungey raced to the Motosport.com Holeshot Award in Moto 2, only to be passed by Roczen on the opening lap. The KTM riders proceeded to consistently pull away from the field from that point on, meaning the win would be decided between the teammates. Tomac slotted into third off the start and maintained control of the podium spot despite pressure from Canard. Out front, Dungey closed in on Roczen as they approached lappers in the late stages of the race but was unable to mount a serious challenge, which allowed Roczen to steal the overall win. Tomac followed in third.

Both Dungey and Roczen finished the afternoon with identical moto results, but Roczen’s better second moto finish gave him the edge in the tiebreaker.

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The battle for the win once again came down to the dominant Red Bull KTM duo.
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

“I felt good out there. I got a good start [in the second moto] and even had a close call out there with about two laps to go which caused me to lose a bit a time, but I still made it happen,” said Roczen, who has finished third or better in every moto this season. “I’m happy it’s over. It was another good weekend and we were able to keep the points lead steady.”

“All in all it was a good day,” said Dungey. “I pushed it that whole second moto. I tried [to close in on Roczen] and got fortunate with the lappers coming in there, but then they came my way and it kind of averaged out. We gave it all we had and that was all I can do.”

It marked the third time this season that the KTM duo has finished 1-2 overall. Tomac’s pair of solid third-place finishes guaranteed a spot on overall podium in his 450 Class debut, with Canard fourth (4-4) and BTO Sports KTM’s Andrew Short fifth (6-8). Stewart endured even more misfortune in the second moto to soldier home with an 11th-place finish and land eighth overall (5-11), one round after his dominant win.

With no points being exchanged between Roczen and Dungey, 16 markers still separate the pair at the top of the championship standings. Stewart’s challenging day dropped him to 43 points out of the lead in third, with just one point separating he and Canard in fourth.

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Webb finally broke through for victory after a consistent start to the season.
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

Coming into Muddy Creek, every moto win and overall victory in the 250 Class was split between two riders – Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett. The former series champion Baggett entered the day with back-to-back wins at the previous two rounds, while Martin controlled the championship points lead.

As the gate dropped on the first moto, Frenchman Christophe Pourcel put his Valli Motorsports Yamaha out front for the Motosport.com Holeshot Award, with Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Justin Hill hot on his rear fender. Behind them, Martin found himself on the ground in the first corner following a multi-rider incident and started at the rear of the field.

As Pourcel and Hill did battle out front, GEICO Honda’s Justin Bogle and Webb closed in. Both Bogle and Webb moved past Hill before Webb then took over second place from Bogle just a couple laps later. Baggett started inside the top five and also began a surge to the front, and before long it became a three-rider battle for the lead between Pourcel, Webb and Baggett. On Lap 11 Webb took control of the moto from Pourcel and brought Baggett with him. The pair pulled away in the closing laps, which allowed Baggett to make a desperate move in the final corner and somehow pass Webb on the outside to edge him out at the line by .080 seconds. Pourcel finished third, with Bogle fourth and Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin fifth. Martin fought his way through the field to finish 10th.

With a four moto winning streak in his favor, Baggett sought to claim three-straight overall victories for the first time in his career but had to overcome a slew of riders at the start of the second moto. Bogle earned the Motosport.com Holeshot Award but was pushed by Pourcel and Webb early, with each rider making the pass to set the tone out front. Webb wasted little time in putting himself in control, passing Pourcel for the lead before the conclusion of the opening lap.

Once out front, Webb was able to maintain his advantage even though Baggett made his way from another top five start to come within bike lengths of Webb with just a handful of laps remaining. After several pass attempts, Baggett made a slight bobble that opened some space between he and Webb. Shortly thereafter, Baggett made contact with a lapped rider that forced him to the ground, allowing Bogle to assume second and causing Pourcel to crash as well. Webb raced on knowing the win was his and capped off a career day by winning his first career moto and securing his first overall victory in the process. Bogle finished second with Baggett coming back to finish third.

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A late crash with a lapper potentially cost Baggett his third straight win.
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

“I’m on cloud nine, I’m not going to lie. I was beating myself up when I got passed in the last turn [in Moto 1], but I was able to come back and get the job done,” said Webb, who hails from North Carolina and considers Muddy Creek to be his home race. “To do this at my home race, I could hear these guys [the fans] every single lap. Baggett was on me the whole moto, but I told myself I wasn’t going to let him by. I’m so pumped.”

Webb had earned five runner-up finishes in nine motos prior to the win, including two second place overall finishes. Baggett’s 1-3 results placed him second overall, while Bogle’s runner-up finish in the second moto helped move him to third overall (4-2). Pourcel was fourth (3-4) while Musquin rounded out the top five (5-5).

Martin was never a factor in either moto after difficult starts and ultimately finished a season-worst seventh overall after posting 10-6 moto scores. Despite that, he still sits atop the 250 Class standings albeit by just eight points over his teammate Webb. Baggett closed in to within 17 points of the lead in third.

“The only thing I’m concerned about is getting a good week of practice and coming out strong at RedBud,” said Martin, who also earned his first career win earlier this season. “I rode as hard as I could today and gave it everything I had, so I can walk away knowing I did everything I could. We’ll just come back stronger.”

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Webb celebrates with the hometown crowd at Muddy Creek.
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

The 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will reach the halfway point next weekend with its annual 4th of July tradition at the Red Bull RedBud National. RedBud MX in Buchanan, Michigan, will host the sixth round of the season on Saturday, July 5. Action begins at 1 p.m. ET.

Results

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
Red Bull Tennessee National
Muddy Creek Raceway – Blountville, Tennessee
June 28, 2014
Round 5 of 12

450 Class (Moto Finish)

  1. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM (2-1)
  2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM (1-2)
  3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda (3-3)
  4. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda (4-4)
  5. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM (6-8)
  6. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki (10-5)
  7. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Kawasaki (9-7)
  8. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki (5-11)
  9. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha (11-6)
  10. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha (8-15)

450 Class Championship Standings

  1. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM, 230
  2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 214
  3. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 187
  4. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, 186
  5. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Kawasaki, 141
  6. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki, 131
  7. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, 129
  8. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 108
  9. Chad Reed, Australia, Kawasaki, 105
  10. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM, 102

250 Class (Moto Finish)

  1. Cooper Webb, Morehead City, N.C., Yamaha (2-1)
  2. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki (1-3)
  3. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda (4-2)
  4. Christophe Pourcel, France, Yamaha (3-4)
  5. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM (5-5)
  6. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda (6-8)
  7. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha (10-6)
  8. Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda (7-10)
  9. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki (14-7)
  10. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Honda (8-13)

250 Class Championship Standings

  1. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 203
  2. Cooper Webb, Morehead City, N.C., Yamaha, 195
  3. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki, 186
  4. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda, 166
  5. Christophe Pourcel, France, Yamaha, 166
  6. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM, 143
  7. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., KTM, 129
  8. Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda, 116
  9. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda, 115
  10. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Kawasaki, 103

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James Stewart Becomes Third Different Winner in Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship with Dominant High Point Victory

15 06 2014

BLAKE BAGGETT GOES BACK-TO-BACK IN 250 CLASS

MT. MORRIS, PA – June 15, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The fourth round of the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, took place on Saturday with the UPMC Sports Medicine High Point National, presented by United Bank and Coastal Drilling East, from High Point Raceway in Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania. For the first time this season, a non-Red Bull KTM rider emerged victorious as Team Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart grabbed the 20th win of his 450 Class career with a dominant 1-1 performance. In the 250 Class, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett posted back-to-back victories by also sweeping the afternoon motos.

A welcomed name grabbed the Motosport.com Holeshot Award in the first 450 Class moto of the day as Discount Tire Racing/TwoTwo Motorsports’ Chad Reed put himself up front early on with Stewart right on his rear fender. The duo was followed by the three most consistent riders in the series thus far in Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard and the Red Bull KTM tandem of Ryan Dungey and Ken Roczen.

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High Point Raceway hosted the fourth round of the 2014 season.
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

Reed paced the field for one lap before Stewart made the pass and took control of the race. As Stewart began to pull away, the battle for the remaining two spots on the podium took center stage. Reed did all he could to fend off his younger rivals, but Canard soon slipped by and eventually brought Dungey and Roczen with him. This three-rider battle was captivating, with Dungey going off the track late in his quest to pass Canard, allowing Roczen to take over the position. Roczen fought his way around Canard with two laps to go and just a short time later Canard went down, allowing Dungey to assume the position. Stewart took the checkered flag by over four seconds, with Roczen in second and Dungey third. Canard finished fourth, while Reed held on for fifth.

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James Stewart raced to the 20th win of his career with a convincing 1-1 effort.
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

It was more of the same from Reed to start the final 450 Class moto, racing to the Motosports.com Holeshot Award once again. However, Reed’s time out front was short-lived this time around as Stewart also got another great start and moved into the lead on the opening lap. A surging Canard, Dungey, and Roczen soon passed Reed, with each rider knowing they needed to track down Stewart.

Canard kept Stewart honest for several laps, bringing Dungey with him and setting up a three-rider battle out front. Roczen wasn’t far behind in fourth and soon began closing in on Dungey. As the leaders approached lappers, Stewart was able to open a little bit of a gap and the battle for second soon came down to Canard, Dungey, and Roczen yet again. Canard stood tough against the KTM duo and Roczen eventually slipped past Dungey for third in the closing minutes, only to give the position back a short time later. As Dungey made a final push to catch Canard, he lost the front end of his motorcycle and went down, handing third back to Roczen. Stewart wasn’t able to pull away in the same manner in the first moto, but still wrapped up a 1-1 outing by winning just under a second over Canard, with Roczen third and Dungey fourth.

Stewart’s perfect day resulted in his first overall win since the ninth round of the championship a year ago.

“I was excited about coming this weekend because we made some good improvements on the bike,” said Stewart, who has one career win at High Point. “It’s been a while since we’ve had this speed and pace in reserve and I felt comfortable doing it. This track is one of the ones that I’ve had to overcome, but it was nice to get a win. It’s actually the first time I’ve gone 1-1 in a while, so we’ll go back and keep on working and go from here.”

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The heart of the battles in the 450 Class was between Trey Canard (front),
Ryan Dungey (middle), and Ken Roczen (back).

Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

Roczen finished in the runner-up spot (2-3) and is the only rider in the class to finish on the podium at each round thus far, while Canard grabbed his third podium in four rounds (4-2). Dungey missed out on the top three for the first time this season in fourth (3-4) with Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX’s Josh Grant in fifth (6-6).

Roczen extended his lead over Dungey in the 450 Class standings, which now sits at 16 points. Stewart moved into third and is just six points behind Dungey for second.

“I didn’t get a start both motos and that makes it tougher, but I felt like I was riding good,” said Roczen. “It’s about keeping it consistent. I think I’m going to work on some starts and in a couple weeks we’ll bounce back. I just need to get a jump and get up front. I think it will make it that much easier.”

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Blake Baggett controlled the 250 Class all afternoon.
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

The 250 Class kicked off the afternoon with Valli Motorsports Yamaha’s Christophe Pourcel racing to the Motosport.com Holeshot Award, only to be quickly passed by GEICO Honda’s Justin Bogle. Behind this duo, Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin, Baggett, and Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin rounded out the top five.

As Bogle began to open a gap, Martin made his move on Pourcel and set his sights on the lead. After a couple laps of battling, a surging Baggett caught both Bogle and Martin off guard to assume the lead on Lap 5. One out front, Baggett controlled the moto from there on out while Martin and Bogle continued their battle for second. Baggett crossed the finish nearly 11 seconds ahead of Martin in second, while Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s Cooper Webb made an impressive climb from eighth on the opening lap to pass Bogle late and finish third.

The final moto of the afternoon saw Pourcel sweep the Motosport.com Holeshot Awards, with the Frenchman able to maintain control of the race for the early stages over Rockstar Energy Racing’s Jason Anderson, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Justin Hill rounding out the top three. Not far behind Baggett was Bogle making his push to the front in fourth, while Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil Honda’s Cole Seely rounded out the top five. After a strong opening moto, the Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha tandem of Martin and Webb in eighth and 10th, respectively.

Baggett took over second from Anderson early and sat in pursuit of Pourcel for three laps before eventually moving into first and beginning his march to victory. With Baggett pulling away, Pourcel and Anderson engaged in an exciting battle for second with Anderson ultimately getting the upper hand on the veteran. While the action settled up front, Martin and Webb fought their way forward, but were never a factor. Baggett wrapped up his dominant ride with a 16-second margin over Anderson in second, with Pourcel third. Bogle finished fourth and Hill fifth, while Martin and Webb worked their way into sixth and seventh.

Baggett’s 1-1 outing was his first since RedBud on July 7, 2012, the same year he won the 250 Class title.

“The starts don’t come easy out there and we’re still working on that,” said Baggett. “I feel that I should be up front. Those guys are riding great, but I’m going to do what I can to go after the championship.”

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Jeremy Martin maintained control of the 250 Class standings with a runner-up effort.
Photo: Simon Cudby / Racer X

Martin’s resiliency helped him finish second overall (2-6) and he remains the only rider in the division to finish on the podium in each of the first four rounds. Anderson secured the best finish of his career in third (7-2), edging out Bogle (4-4) by virtue of the second moto tiebreaker. Pourcel rounded out the top five (6-3).

Martin maintains control of the 250 Class standings, holding a 29-point lead over Webb. Baggett closed in to within 36 points in third.

The 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will take its first break of the season next weekend and will resume on June 28 for the fifth round. Muddy Creek Raceway in Blountville, Tennessee, will serve as the host site of the Red Bull Tennessee National. Action begins at 1 p.m. ET.

Results

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
UPMC Sports Medicine High Point National – Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania
June 14, 2014
Round 4 of 12

450 Class (Moto Finish)

  1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki (1-1)
  2. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM (2-3)
  3. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda (4-2)
  4. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM (3-4)
  5. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha (6-6)
  6. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki (10-5)
  7. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM (7-8)
  8. Chad Reed, Australia, Kawasaki (5-10)
  9. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Kawasaki (9-7)
  10. Phil Nicoletti, Bethel, N.Y., Yamaha (8-12)

450 Class Championship Standings

  1. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM, 183
  2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 167
  3. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 161
  4. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, 150
  5. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Kawasaki, 115
  6. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, 104
  7. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki, 104
  8. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 90
  9. Chad Reed, Australia, Kawasaki, 88
  10. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM, 74
  11. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki, 74

250 Class (Moto Finish)

  1. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki (1-1)
  2. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha (2-6)
  3. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., KTM (7-2)
  4. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda (4-4)
  5. Christophe Pourcel, France, Yamaha (6-3)
  6. Cooper Webb, Morehead City, N.C., Yamaha (3-7)
  7. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM (5-8)
  8. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Kawasaki (9-5)
  9. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda (8-9)
  10. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha (10-10)

250 Class Championship Standings

  1. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 177
  2. Cooper Webb, Morehead City, N.C., Yamaha, 148
  3. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki, 141
  4. Christophe Pourcel, France, Yamaha, 128
  5. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda, 126
  6. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., KTM, 117
  7. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM, 111
  8. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Kawasaki, 93
  9. Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda, 91
  10. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda, 87

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Four Different Riders Race to Motosport.com Holeshots at Thunder Valley

10 06 2014

International Privateer Fredrik Noren Claims RC Hard Charger Award

MORGANTOWN, WV – June 10, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The depth of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, was on full display at the Toyota Thunder Valley National as four different riders claimed the Motosport.com Holeshot Awards. As a result, the competition at the third round of the championship was the best of the 2014 season thus far, serving as a fitting way to celebrate the 10th annual race at Thunder Valley MX Park.

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

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

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Trey Canard earned his first Oakley Bomb Award of the season at round three
Photo: Matt Rice / AlliSports.com

At Thunder Valley, Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard became the third different rider in as many races to take the Oakley Bomb Award. The Oklahoma native surged late in the final practice session of the day to overthrow Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen atop the charts with a lap of 2:02.007, edging out Roczen by two tenths of a second. Canard was in the mix at the forefront of each moto and ultimately raced his way to a fourth-place finish overall following 3-4 moto results.

In the 250 Class it was more of the same as Valli Motosports Yamaha’s Christophe Pourcel was the fastest rider in practice to claim the Oakley Bomb Award for the third straight week. Pourcel’s prowess in laying down a fast lap has become evident and thanks to his years of experience he is always a threat for victory with a lap of 2:04.303. Once the motos began Pourcel made his presence felt and posted 11-3 moto finishes to finish seventh overall.

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Christophe Pourcel claimed his third consecutive Oakley Bomb Award at Thunder Valley
Photo: Matt Rice / AlliSports.com

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.

For the second straight week four different riders claimed the $500 prize in each of the afternoon’s four motos at Hangtown. In the 450 Class, Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX’s Josh Grant earned his second Motosport.com Holeshot Award of the season in the opening moto and used his strong start to stay in the lead group throughout the moto, ultimately finishing fifth. In Moto 2 it was Canard to emerged first out of the first turn. The Honda rider paced the field in the early stages and it helped move him into a shot at finishing on the overall podium, ultimately finishing fourth in the moto.

In the 250 Class, Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil Honda’s Jessy Nelson raced to his first Motosport.com Holeshot Award of the season. The young rider took full advantage of his impressive start and checked out on the field in the early going. Nelson led the majority of the moto and looked to earn the first win of his career. Despite a late incident that forced him to lose control of the top spot, Nelson rebounded to secure a career-best runner-up result. In the final moto GEICO Honda’s Zach Bell earned his second holeshot of the season but a late crash in the moto relegated him to a 34th-place finish.

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Four different riders claimed the $500 MotoSport.com Holeshot Award
through four motos Photo: Christian Munoz

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.

In the first two rounds of the 2014 season, Sweden’s Fredrik Noren emerged as arguably the top privateer in the 450 Class and after an impressive come-from-behind effort in the second moto at Thunder Valley he can now add a RC Hard Charger Award to his collection. The NorenMX KTM rider entered Thunder Valley 14th in the championship standings, ahead of the likes of Andrew Short and Jimmy Albertson. Following a solid first moto in which he finished 16th, Noren encountered misfortune on the opening lap of Moto 2 and ultimately crossed the line in 35th position. From there the Swedish rider’s resiliency was on display as he fought his way through the field on a rough Thunder Valley track, passing 21 riders en route to a 14th-place effort that helped land him 13th overall.

Round 4 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship heads to Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania, for the UPMC Sports Medicine High Point National on Saturday, June 14.

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

1 06 2014

Hangtown MX Hosts 46th Annual GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

450 Class (Moto Finish)

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

450 Class Championship Standings

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

250 Class (Moto Finish)

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

250 Class Championship Standings

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

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

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

28 05 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo: Christian Munoz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ryan Dungey and Jeremy Martin Emerge Victorious at Season Opening Red Bull Glen Helen National

25 05 2014

Glen Helen Raceway Hosts Lucas Oil Pro Motocross

SAN BERNARDINO, CA – May 24, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – More than 27,000 fans witnessed a historical afternoon of racing at Saturday’s 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, season opener, which took place in San Bernardino, California. The 450 Class winner Ryan Dungey and 250 Class winner Jeremy Martin emerged victorious in their respective classes, making history as the first Minnesota natives to sweep the winner’s circle at the sixteenth running of the Red Bull Glen Helen National.

 

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Ryan Dungey made a big statement at the opening round
Photo: Simon Cudby

The Glen Helen National made its highly anticipated return to the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross circuit since 2009, when Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey captured the 250 Class win en route to claiming the 250 Class Championship the same year. Dungey, also a two-time 450 Class Champion, made a statement at the season opener as he topped the highly competitive field with 3-1 moto scores.

Dungey’s stiffest competition came from his Red Bull KTM teammate Ken Roczen, who finished in the runner-up position in his Pro Motocross 450 Class debut.

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Josh Grant captured the first holeshot of the season,
along with the Moto 1 victory in the 450 Class

Photo: Simon Cudby

It was Riverside, California’s Josh Grant who kicked off the season opener in a big way as the Toyota/JGRMX Yamaha rider captured the $500 MotoSport.com Holeshot Award and led Moto 1 from start to finish. Grant’s newest JGRMX teammate, Phil Nicoletti, joined the front-runner early on in Moto 1 before Roczen made the move for second place. Roczen made a valiant charge toward Grant’s lead at the end, where he finished less than one second behind the JGRMX rider for second place, while Dungey came in third.

The Red Bull KTM duo of Dungey and Roczen were neck-and-neck heading into the second moto and things only became more exciting as the gate dropped and the battle ensued. Roczen got off to a great start and Dungey filed in close behind, but as the race wore on, the veteran Dungey closed the gap on the leader. With only a few corners to go, Dungey made the pass on Roczen for the lead and held on to capture the Moto 2 win.

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Red Bull KTM teammates Ken Roczen and Ryan Dungey battled all day long
Photo: Simon Cudby

Dungey’s 3-1 moto scores were enough to secure his first overall win at Glen Helen in the 450 Class, where he now leads the early points chase heading into the second round next weekend.

“It was really just a game of cat and mouse the whole time,” Dungey said. “I felt like the win was there early on, but I just needed to make that pass happen [on Roczen]. It was good to go 1-2 with a teammate and it was a good day for KTM.”

While Roczen led fifteen of the sixteen laps in Moto 2, the former world champion finished second place in the moto and second overall for the day.

“I’m happy about my riding today,” Roczen said. “I want to take it week by week and just keep making progress. We’re going to go to Sacramento 100 percent focused and to just ride as good as we can.”

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Trey Canard kicked off the season with third place overall in the 450 Class
Photo: Simon Cudby

Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard carried himself to a podium finish in the second moto, where a 7-3 score gave him third overall for the day.

“One thing that’s for sure about this series is that it’s long,” Canard said. The biggest thing you can do is just focus on yourself and try to go out there and win the race. My goal is to get maximum points each week and where the cards fall, they will.”

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450 Class podium: Trey Canard, Ryan Dungey, Ken Roczen
Photo: Simon Cudby

Australia’s Bret Metcalfe made his first appearance aboard the Monster Energy Kawasaki squad on Saturday, where he will fill in for the injured 2013 450 Class Champion Ryan Villopoto this season. Metcalfe, who is the reigning Canadian Motocross Champion, proved his merit by claiming fourth overall for the day, just ahead of Grant, who ran into issues in Moto 2 that dropped him back to fifteenth. Grant’s 1-15 score was good enough to land fifth overall in front of his hometown crowd.

In the 250 Class, it was a big day for the Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha team, who saw two of the three podium finishes in the division. In his sophomore year of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross competition, Millville, Minnesota’s Jeremy Martin secured his first career victory with a 1-1 sweep for the day. Martin had an exceptional day all around, as he captured the $500 MotoSport.com Holeshot Award in both 250 Class motos. From there, Martin accomplished an impressive feat as the 21-year-old led every lap of 250 Class racing across both motos at the opening round.

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Jeremy Martin had a flawless day at Glen Helen with a 1-1 moto sweep
Photo: Simon Cudby

Martin was joined atop the podium by his Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha teammate Cooper Webb, of Newport, North Carolina. Like Martin, Webb put forth a consistent effort, where he finished with a pair of second places to claim the runner-up position for the day.

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Cole Seely finished third overall with 4-4 moto scores
Photo: Simon Cudby

While Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Honda’s Cole Seely didn’t get the best starts, the southern California native quickly put himself into the top five in both motos. Seely battled with Webb in the first moto, where the duo flip-flopped for the second place position. Rockstar Energy KTM’s Jason Anderson interjected himself into the mix, where he finished third in the first moto. In the end, Seely finished the day with third overall after scoring a consistent showing of 4-4.

Jeremy Martin heads into the second round as the points leader in the 250 Class for the first time in his professional motocross career.

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250 Class podium: (left) Cole Seely, Jeremy Martin, (right) Cooper Webb
Photo: Simon Cudby

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

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Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
Red Bull Glen Helen National
Glen Helen Raceway – San Bernardino, California
May 24, 2014
Round 1 of 12

450 Class (Moto Finish)

1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM (3-1)
2. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM (2-2)
3. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, (7-3)
4. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Kawasaki (4-5)
5. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, (1-15)
6. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM (6-9)
7. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki (6-6)
8. Malcom Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki (8-8)
9. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki (10-7)
10. Chad Reed, Australia, Kawasaki (9-10)

450 Class Championship Standings

1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM 45
2. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM 44
3. Trey Canard, Edmond, Okla., Honda 34
4. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Kawasaki 34
5. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha 31
6. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM 30
7. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki 26
8. Malcom Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki 25
9. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki 24
10. Chad Reed, Australia, Kawasaki 23

250 Class (Moto Finish)

1. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha (1-1)
2. Cooper Webb, Morehead City, N.C., Yamaha (2-2)
3. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda (4-4)

*The final 250 Class results are currently unavailable.

250 Class Championship Standings

1. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha 50
2. Cooper Webb, Morehead City, N.C., Yamaha 44
3. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda (4-4) 36

*The final 250 Class results are currently unavailable.

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