2014 RedBud Motocross Results
Spoiler Alert: 2014 AMA Motocross Results from the RedBud National in Buchanan, Mich., listed below
The 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship headed to Buchanan, Mich., Saturday for round six of the series – the RedBud National.
And winning both motos at the annual Independence Day traditional race was Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen. This was his fourth win in six rounds, and the German extends his lead as the series reaches its halfway point.
Joining the rookie on the overall podium was GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac (4-2) and the other factory KTM rider, Ryan Dungey (3-3).
In Moto 1, Dungey took the Motosport.com Holeshot award, but soon was battling with Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard. The Honda CRF450R pilot took the lead on the first lap, and him and Dungey pulled away from the remaining riders.
Settling in third was Tomac, but behind Roczen was charging through the field aboard his KTM SX-F450. By lap four, he moved from eighth to third, and on lap five, he passed both Dungey and Canard for the lead.
Once out front, Roczen opened up a gap, and wasn’t challenged again. He eventually finished 4.5 seconds ahead of Canard, with Dungey taking the final podium position. Tomac finished fourth, followed by BTO Sports KTM’s Andrew Short.
Roczen had a better start in the second moto, taking the Motosport.com Holeshot Award. Roczen was followed closely by Canard, who took the lead on the opening lap. A great battle ensued for the first five laps, with the two swapping the lead a few times. But on lap five, Roczen made his pass stick, and was untouchable en route to the moto 2 win.
Canard then battled with Tomac and Dungey. Tomac put much pressure on Canard, who eventually crashed, allowing Tomac and Dungey pass before remounting. Dungey battled for second, but couldn’t pass Tomac.
Roczen would finish over 10 seconds ahead of Tomac, with Dungey in third. Canard would finish fourth, ahead of Short.
“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.”
With his win, Roczen now has 280 points, 26 ahead of Dungey, and 54 ahead of Canard. As for Tomac, in just two starts he has jumped to 12th in the championship points lead.
In the 250 Class, the points leader also emerged as the winner; Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin captured his third win of the season at RedBud.
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, MX Sports says.
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, MX Sports says.
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, MX Sports says.
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, MX Sports says.
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, MX Sports says.
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), MX Sports says.
“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.
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.
2014 RedBud Motocross Results:
450 Class (Moto Finish)
- Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM (1-1)
- Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda (4-2)
- Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM (3-3)
- Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda (2-4)
- Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM (5-5)
- Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha (6-6)
- Chad Reed, Australia, Kawasaki (8-7)
- Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Kawasaki (7-8)
- Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha (10-9)
- Kyle Chisholm, Clearwater, Fla., Yamaha (13-13)
450 Class Championship Standings
- Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM, 280
- Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 254
- Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, 226
- James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 196
- Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Kawasaki, 168
- Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, 159
- Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM, 134
- Chad Reed, Australia, Kawasaki, 132
- Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki, 131
- Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 120
250 Class (Moto Finish)
- Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha (1-2)
- Marvin Musquin, France, KTM (4-3)
- Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., KTM (3-4)
- Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki (2-7)
- Cooper Webb, Morehead City, N.C., Yamaha (14-1)
- Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki (9-5)
- Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda (8-6)
- Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha (6-9)
- Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda (5-12)
- Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Kawasaki (10-8)
250 Class Championship Standings
- Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 250
- Cooper Webb, Morehead City, N.C., Yamaha, 227
- Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki, 222
- Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda, 191
- Marvin Musquin, France, KTM, 181
- Christophe Pourcel, France, Yamaha, 176
- Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., KTM, 167
- Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda, 143
- Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Kawasaki, 127
- Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda, 125