RedBud was, hands-down, Jeff Emig's best track. The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer and four-time AMA Supercross/Motocross Champion won here five times, including the 1996 AMA 250 National tilt with Honda's Jeremy McGrath and Suzuki's Mike LaRocco. Fro also finished second at RedBud twice and is in the track's Hall of Fame too.
In the 125 Class, defending champion Steve Lamson of Team Honda topped a pair of young Suzuki riders in Tim Ferry and Ezra Lusk in the overall tally.
Team Yamaha swept the 250 and 500 Classes at RedBud as Ricky Johnson, the defending 250 National Champion, took his class and Broc Glover topped David Bailey in a 500cc title. The 125cc class went to eventual 1985 AMA 125cc National Champion Ron Lechien of Team Honda, who swept both motos.
Johnson topped Kawasaki's Jeff Ward and Honda's Johnny O'Mara for his win. Glover topped Washington state Yamaha rider Eric Eaton and Honda Support rider Mike Fisher after his rival David Bailey had a miserable day and only finished tenth in a moto. Lechien topped Michigan's Keith Bowen and California Kawasaki rider Ricky Ryan.
Over in Europe, Dutch KTM rider Kees Van der Ven won the German 125cc Grand Prix over eventual 1985 FIM 125cc Motocross World Champion Pekka Vehkonnen, who was riding a Cagiva.
The second Superbowl of Motocross took place in the Los Angeles Coliseum and the winner was the same rider as the first one, Marty Tripes, now 17 years old and riding a Honda Elsinore CR250M. The race counted as an AMA 250 National, and Tripes topped visiting Bultaco rider Jim Pomeroy (who was racing the FIM 250 Grand Prix series in Europe that year) and Husqvarna riders Bob Grossi and the late Jim West.
Team Honda's Ricky Carmichael kept on rolling towards his first of three undefeated motocross seasons, as well as his first of two perfect 24-0 moto seasons, with a RedBud sweep on his CR250. Teammate Nathan Ramsey ended up second overall on the CRF450 thumper and Kawasaki KX250 rider Ezra Lusk was third.
In the 125 Class, Kawasaki's James Stewart got another win, but he took a rare moto defeat to Yamaha of Troy's YZ250F rider Chad Reed, who topped Stewart in the first moto. Second overall would go to Suzuki's Branden Jesseman with Moto XXX rider Larry Ward third.
Finally, another RedBud class, this time from 1991, with a three-way battle for the win between Yamaha's Damon Bradshaw and Honda's embattled teammates Jeff Stanton and Jean-Michel Bayle.
The 125 Class would see Kawasaki's Mike Kiedrowski take the win, Suzuki's Guy Cooper finish second, and PEAK/Pro Circuit Honda rider Steve Lamson end up third.