Welcome to the Motorcycle Superstore Race Day Feed where we will be updating you with moto by moto recaps, results and more from Round 11 of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross at Budds Creek.
450 Moto 2
Ken Roczen clinched his second 450MX title today at the Budds Creek National behind a flawless 1-1 performance.
The second moto was pretty much a carbon copy of moto one for Roczen. Veteran Andrew Short grabbed the second moto holeshot ahead of Roczen but the lead didn’t last long as Roczen quickly made the pass to take the lead. He never looked back and ran away to a 20 second victory.
Eli Tomac was sixth after the first lap, but made his way into second by lap four after a hard battle with Justin Barica. He would finish the moto second and fourth overall. Barcia finished third, which was good enough for second overall ahead of Marvin Musquin.
Dean Wilson finished the moto fifth, his best result since returning from injury. Phil Nicoletti took sixth, with Fredrik Noren, Weston Peick, Andrew Short and Benny Bloss rounding out the top ten.
Podium: 1.) Ken Roczen; 2.) Eli Tomac; 3.) Justin Barcia
Margin of Victory: 20 seconds for Roczen
Fastest Lap: 2:02.068, Roczen
|1||Ken Roczen||Mattstedt Germany||1 - 1||Suzuki RM-Z450|
|2||Justin Barcia||Monroe, NY United States||3 - 3||Yamaha YZ450F|
|3||Marvin Musquin||La Reole France||2 - 4||KTM 450 SX-F|
|4||Eli Tomac||Cortez, CO United States||6 - 2||Kawasaki KX450F|
|5||Phil Nicoletti||Cochecton, NY United States||4 - 6||Yamaha YZ450F|
|6||Dean Wilson||Scotland United Kingdom||5 - 5||KTM 450 SX-F|
|7||Fredrik Noren||Lidköping Sweden||8 - 7||Honda CRF450R|
|8||Andrew Short||Colorado Springs, CO United States||7 - 9||KTM 450 SX-F|
|Oak Grove, MO United States||11 - 10||KTM 450 SX-F|
|10||Anthony Rodriguez||Caracacus Venezuela||10 - 11||Kawasaki KX450F|
|11||Matt Bisceglia||Weatherford, TX United States||9 - 12||Suzuki RM-Z450|
|12||Cole Martinez||Rimrock, AZ United States||14 - 14||Yamaha YZ450F|
|13||Weston Peick||Wildomar, CA United States||35 - 8||Yamaha YZ450F|
|14||Hayden Mellross||Australia||16 - 13||Yamaha YZ450F|
|15||Kyle Chisholm||Clearwater, FL United States||13 - 16||Honda CRF450R|
|16||Noah Mcconahy||Spokane, WA United States||15 - 15||Husqvarna FC 450|
|17||Heath Harrison||Silverhill, AL United States||12 - 20||KTM 450 SX-F|
|18||John Short||Pilot Point, TX United States||20 - 17||Yamaha YZ450F|
|19||Paul Coates||United Kingdom||17 - 36||Honda CRF450R|
|20||Tyler Medaglia||Brookfield, NS Canada||33 - 18||Husqvarna FC 450|
|21||Cade Clason||Arcadia, OH United States||18 - 23||KTM 450 SX-F|
|22||Jerry Robin||Hamel, MN United States||34 - 19||Yamaha YZ450F|
|23||Jason Brooks||Niantic, CT United States||19 - 39||Yamaha YZ450F|
|24||Max Tannenbaum||Lilburn, GA United States||24 - 21||Suzuki RM-Z450|
|25||Michael Docherty||South Africa||23 - 22||Kawasaki KX450F|
|26||Zack Williams||Elko, MN United States||21 - 24||Yamaha YZ450F|
|27||Justin Starling||Deland, FL United States||22 - 27||KTM 450 SX-F|
|28||Vann Martin||Houston, TX United States||29 - 25||Honda CRF450R|
|29||Jeremy Smith||Marmora, NJ United States||27 - 28||Honda CRF450R|
|30||Daniel Lippman||Fombell, PA United States||28 - 32||Suzuki RM-Z450|
|31||Jerry Lorenz III||Morrice, MI United States||25 - 35||Yamaha YZ450F|
|32||Alex Ray||Jackson, TN United States||30 - 31||Husqvarna FC 450|
|33||Matthew Babbitt||Cayuga, NY United States||36 - 26||KTM 450 SX-F|
|34||Dakota Tedder||Surfside, CA United States||26 - 37||Kawasaki KX450F|
|35||Jacob Grove||Frederick, MD United States||32 - 33||Yamaha YZ450F|
|36||Tevin Tapia||Federal Way, WA United States||38 - 29||Yamaha YZ450F|
|37||Jared Lesher||Elderton, PA United States||40 - 30||KTM 350 SX-F|
|38||Dustin Pipes||Fresno, CA United States||31 - 40||Suzuki RM-Z450|
|39||Nick Schmidt||Maryville, WA United States||39 - 34||Suzuki RM-Z450|
|40||Ronnie Stewart||Easton, PA United States||37 - 38||Suzuki RM-Z450|
|2||Eli Tomac||Cortez, CO||498|
|3||Marvin Musquin||La Reole||401|
|4||Justin Barcia||Monroe, NY||360|
|5||Phil Nicoletti||Cochecton, NY||229|
|Oak Grove, MO||228|
|8||Weston Peick||Wildomar, CA||197|
|9||Andrew Short||Colorado Springs, CO||197|
|Fort Dodge, IA||173|
|12||Broc Tickle||Holly, MI||171|
|13||Cole Seely||Newbury Park, CA||151|
|14||Jason Anderson||Edgewood, NM||145|
|15||Matt Bisceglia||Weatherford, TX||144|
|16||Justin Bogle||Cushing, OK||136|
|17||Ryan Dungey||Belle Plaine, MN||131|
|18||Trey Canard||Shawnee, OK||127|
|20||Cole Martinez||Rimrock, AZ||98|
250 Moto 2
Cooper Webb sliced through the pack in the second 250 moto to finish third, in the process clinching his first career 250MX championship—and third overall (two 250SX titles).
After getting pinched off the start, Webb powered back from 28th to pass early race leader Adam Cianciarulo late in the race for third, giving him fifth overall on the day.
The early story revolved around rookie Austin Forkner, who was blazing fast and passed AC and Zach Osborne to take the early lead. Osborne, who picked up his first career moto win at High Point earlier this year, was up for the challenge though and bounced back to reclaim the lead. He opened a gap late and won his second career moto by just over seven seconds. Behind a fourth in the first moto, Osborne won the overall as well—the first of his career.
Forkner held on for second over Webb. Cianciarulo finished fifth, one spot behind moto one winner Alex Martin.
Aaron Plessinger, Justin Hill, Mitchell Harrison, RJ Hampshire and Mitchell Oldenburg rounded out the top ten.
Podium: 1.) Zach Osborne; 2.) Austin Forkner; 3.) Cooper Webb
Margin of Victory: 7.2 seconds for Osborne
Fastest Lap: 2:04.217, Forkner
|1||Zach Osborne||Abingdon, VA United States||4 - 1||Husqvarna FC 250|
|2||Alex Martin||Millville, MN United States||1 - 4||Yamaha YZ250F|
|3||Austin Forkner||Richards, MO United States||5 - 2||Kawasaki KX250F|
|Port Orange, FL United States||2 - 5||Kawasaki KX250F|
|5||Cooper Webb||Newport, NC United States||6 - 3||Yamaha YZ250F|
|6||Aaron Plessinger||Hamilton, OH United States||8 - 6||Yamaha YZ250F|
|Yoncalla, OR United States||10 - 7||KTM 250 SX-F|
|8||Mitchell Oldenburg||Alvord, TX United States||11 - 10||KTM 250 SX-F|
|Thomasville, GA United States||3 - 34||Kawasaki KX250F|
|10||Chris Alldredge||Powell Butte, OR United States||12 - 11||Kawasaki KX250F|
|11||Arnaud Tonus||Switzerland||7 - 17||Kawasaki KX250F|
|12||Mitchell Harrison||Lansing, MI United States||17 - 8||Yamaha YZ250F|
|13||Bradley Taft||Nixa, MO United States||14 - 12||Yamaha YZ250F|
|14||Kyle Cunningham||Aledo, TX United States||13 - 14||Suzuki RM-Z250|
|15||Tristan Charboneau||Tenino, WA United States||15 - 13||Honda CRF250R|
|16||Martin Davalos||Quito Ecuador||9 - 20||Husqvarna FC 250|
|17||R.J. Hampshire||Hudson, FL United States||35 - 9||Honda CRF250R|
|18||Nick Gaines||Ringgold, GA United States||18 - 15||Kawasaki KX250F|
|19||Jimmy Albertson||Mount Vernon, MO United States||23 - 16||Suzuki RM-Z250|
|20||Marshal Weltin||Ubly, MI United States||16 - 35||Yamaha YZ250F|
|21||Luke Clout||Sydney Australia||36 - 18||Suzuki RM-Z250|
|Gardena, CA United States||20 - 19||Yamaha YZ250F|
|23||Tony Archer||Clinton, MD United States||19 - 37||Kawasaki KX250F|
|24||Josh Osby||Valparaiso, IN United States||21 - 24||Suzuki RM-Z250|
|25||Henry Miller||Rochester, MN United States||25 - 21||Yamaha YZ250F|
|26||Jackson Richardson||Cairns Australia||26 - 22||Honda CRF250R|
|27||Chase Marquier||Newcastle, OK United States||24 - 26||Honda CRF250R|
|28||Dylan Merriam||Corona, CA United States||29 - 25||KTM 250 SX-F|
|29||Hunter Sayles||Merrill, WI United States||28 - 27||Yamaha YZ250F|
|30||Josh Mosiman||Sebastopol, CA United States||30 - 28||Husqvarna FC 250|
|31||Gannon Audette||Minneapolis, MN United States||22 - 36||Kawasaki KX250F|
|32||Jordon Smith||Belmont, NC United States||38 - 23||Honda CRF250R|
|33||Cody Vanbuskirk||Harvard, IL United States||32 - 29||KTM 250 SX-F|
|34||Jeremy Hand||Mantua, OH United States||31 - 32||Kawasaki KX250F|
|35||Martin Castelo||Ecuador||27 - 38||Honda CRF250R|
|36||Robert Piazza||Easton, PA United States||34 - 33||Husqvarna FC 250|
|37||Bryar Perry||Shasta Lake, CA United States||37 - 31||Yamaha YZ250F|
|38||Dakota Kessler||Farmingdale, NJ United States||39 - 30||Honda CRF250R|
|39||Keith Tucker||Fuquay Varina, NC United States||33 - 40||Honda CRF250R|
|40||Kenny Venarchick||40 - 39||Husqvarna FC 250|
|1||Cooper Webb||Newport, NC||495|
|2||Alex Martin||Millville, MN||422|
|4||Austin Forkner||Richards, MO||376|
|5||Aaron Plessinger||Hamilton, OH||351|
|6||Jeremy Martin||Millville, MN||321|
|7||Zach Osborne||Abingdon, VA||312|
|Port Orange, FL||266|
|10||Mitchell Oldenburg||Alvord, TX||237|
|11||R.J. Hampshire||Hudson, FL||220|
|13||Mitchell Harrison||Lansing, MI||168|
|14||Shane McElrath||Canton, NC||132|
|15||Kyle Cunningham||Aledo, TX||127|
|16||Jordon Smith||Belmont, NC||126|
|18||Luke Renzland||Hewitt, NJ||117|
|19||Jessy Nelson||Paso Robles, CA||105|
450 Moto 1
Eli Tomac rebounded from an early crash to finish sixth and push the 450 championship to at least one more moto.
The moto winner was never in question. Ken Roczen took the early lead in the first 450 moto and ran out to a 16 second win over Marvin Musquin. Roczen has now won an incredible 17 motos (of 21) on the season and is just one moto away from clinching a second 450 title.
Justin Barcia held second for the opening ten laps before Musquin put in an amazing charge to track down last year’s Budds Creek 450 overall winner.
Barica’s JGR Yamaha teammate Phil Nicoletti finished fourth. Dean Wilson passed Andrew Short late in the moto for fifth to rob the veteran of a season-high finish. Short was also falter to Tomac late in the moto. Fredrik Noren took eighth and was followed by Matt Bisceglia and Anthony Rodriguez, who has been impressive in his move to the 450 Class.
Benny Bloss finished eleventh ahead of privateer Heath Harrison, Kyle Chisholm, Cole Martinez and Noah McConahy.
- Weston Peick suffered from a mechanical (appeared to be a clutch problem) in the moto.
- Justin Starling made his 2016 Pro Motocross debut and finished 22nd.
Podium: 1.) Ken Roczen; 2.) Marvin Musquin; 3.) Justin Barcia
Margin of Victory: 16 seconds for Roczen
Fastest Lap: 2:02.100, Roczen
250 Moto 1
Cooper Webb will have to wait at least another moto to clinch his first 250 title. The 250 points leader had to work hard just to get inside the top ten after going down off the start and beginning the moto nearly dead last. Webb eventually worked all the way back to an impressive sixth, but it wasn’t enough to clinch the title.
Adam Cianciarulo has led his share of laps in 2016—fourteen coming into the weekend—but he’s yet to close the door on a moto win. Early in the 250 moto at Budds Creek, AC was in complete control, opening a five second lead on Alex Martin, who won his first career moto here a year ago. But around the seventh lap, AC lost the front end in a corner, giving away the lead to AMart.
AC wasn’t done fighting though, and actually closed to the rear-wheel of Martin. But after closing the gap to less than a second, Cianciarulo fell off the pace in the latter stages and finished 6.2 seconds behind Martin.
Joey Savatgy, Zach Osborne and Austin Forkner rounded out the top five.
Webb finished sixth, followed by Arnaud Tonus, Aaron Plessinger, Martin Davalos and Justin Hill.
- Both Jordon Smith and RJ Hampshire had mechanical problems and were forced out of the moto early.
- Chris Alldredge finished 12th in his first moto back from a fractured pelvis.
Podium: 1.) Alex Martin; 2.) Adam Cianciarulo; 3.) Joey Savatgy
Margin of Victory: 6.2 for Alex Martin
Fastest Lap: 2:02.957, Cianciarulo
No surprises in the 450 Class after qualifying at Budds Creek. Points leader Ken Roczen set the fastest time with a 2:01.297. Eli Tomac was second with a 2:02.961.
Justin Barcia, who won the overall here a year ago, was third fastest followed by Marvin Musquin and Phil Nicoletti.
Matt Bisceglia, Dean Wilson, Fredrik Noren, Tyler Medaglia and Hear Harrison rounded out the top ten.
250 points leader Cooper Webb, who is looking to wrap up his first 250MX championship today, was the fastest qualifier in the 250 Class. Webb’s 2:02.743 bested Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki teammates Joey Savatgy (2:03.145) and Adam Cianciarulo (2:03.161).
Zach Osborne, who is looking to rebound for a rough couple weeks, was fourth fastest, followed by Alex Martin.
RJ Hampshire, Arnaud Tonus, Austin Forkner, Jordan Smith and Tristan Charboneau rounded out the top ten.
Welcome to Round 11 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at Budds Creek just outside our nation’s capitol in Mechanicsville, Maryland. Today will be the twenty-sixth time the venue has hosted a round of AMA Motocross, and it will surely mark a special chapter in the tracks history.
Nearly ten years ago, Budds Creek hosted the Motocross of Nations, the first time the race was held in the United States since Unadilla in 1987. The 2007 edition saw Ryan Villopoto sprint into MXoN lore with a dominating 1-1 performance on his 250F, and also the end of the legendary Ricky Carmichael’s professional career. If all things go as expected, we will see more history today, with two championships expected to be clinched a round early, as both Ken Roczen (450) and Cooper Webb (250) enter with huge leads. We’ve outlined what each need to do to clinch earlier this week, but we’ll include it here as well:
Roczen is up 63 points on Eli Tomac and holds the tiebreaker (16 moto wins of 20) no matter what happens the last four motos. With only 50 points available after this weekend, all Roczen has to do is not lose 13 points on the day. Considering his worst finish this year in a moto is fourth, look for the championship to be on ice after today.
Webb enters 81 points clear of Joey Savatgy and Alex Martin, who are both tied at 341 points for second. The tiebreaker belongs to Webb for now (8 moto wins), but he could lose it to Savatgy (5 moto wins). So, if Webb loses no more than thirty points this weekend, he’s the champion.
In other news, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki will get Chris Alldredge back for the first time since the Monster Energy Supercross finale in Las Vegas. The second-year pro fractured his pelvis in Vegas and has missed the first ten rounds of the Nationals.
BTOSports.com-KTM-WPS will be without Justin Brayton due to his crash from Washougal. James Stewart’s season, and maybe his time with Yoshimura Suzuki, has come to an end. A nagging shoulder injury will keep him out of the final two rounds. For more on who’s in and who’s out, check out our Injury Report.
You can watch practice live beginning at 10 a.m. ET on Promotocross.com. Due to the Rio Olympics, television coverage of the second motos will be delayed until Sunday, but you can watch all four motos LIVE on Promotocross.com. Here is the entire viewing schedule for today.
Moto 1 (450 and 250)
MAVTV – 1:00 p.m. ET
Moto 2 (450 and 250)
NBC Sports Network – Sunday, Aug. 21 – 11:00 p.m. ET
Moto 1 (450 and 250)
Promotocross.com – 1:00 p.m. ET
Moto 2 (450 and 250)
Promotocross.com – 3:00 p.m. ET
Please note: In order to watch a live stream of an NBCSN broadcast, you have to verify your cable provider.