Under a clear sky and a hot sun it was the Honda Red Bull Racing bike of Andrew Short out of the gate first to secure the holeshot in the first 450 moto at Budds Creek. Geico Powersports Honda rider Brett Metcalfe, Monster Energy Kawasaki‘s Chad Reed and Jagermeister/KTM’s Mike Alessi all closely followed the holeshot winner out of the first turn with Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey running fifth.
Heading into the second lap it was the 350cc bike of Alessi that darted ahead of Reed for second. Meanwhile Dungey made quick work of Metcalfe, who had dropped back to third before the Number Five bike made the pass. After looking hesitant and cautious on his KX450F, Reed made a mistake early in the race which forced him to the back of the top-five. Despite this, Reed re-gathered himself and took a fourth-place finish in Moto 1.
After crashing, David Millsaps was flown to a nearby hospital where he was treated with bruised ribs and a severe concussion.
Ben Townley led a charge to crack into the top-five ahead of Reed and was riding an impressive race until an unknown incident on the final lap pushed the Honda rider back to 14th. Also suffering bitter disappointment was Grant Langston, whose crash on the first lap caused mechanical issues which he couldn’t recover from. Rockstar Energy Suzuki’s Tommy Hahn encountered problems also when he hit a braking bump and dislocated his shoulder which forced him to drop out of the first moto.
Red Bull Honda’s Andrew Short took his first victory in Moto 1 at Budds Creek ahead of Alessi and Dungey.
After getting close in so many motos, Short was finally able to take a moto victory and did so in dominating fashion ahead of both Alessi and Dungey.
Behind Short, Alessi rode a strong race, defending his second-place position from the hard-charging Suzuki of the current points leader. Despite crashing early in the race, Dungey put in a commendable performance for third-place after having no goggles and having to suffer through Alessi’s monstrous roost.
Taking the holeshot in the second moto was once again Andrew Short. Also out in front were Alessi, Dungey, Reed and Metcalfe. Unlike the first moto, Dungey was in second and already riding the rear wheel of the Number 29 bike in the opening lap. While Alessi managed a good start the young KTM rider’s pace was not enough to keep up with the frontrunners and he quickly dropped to fifth.
By Lap 2 the yellow Number Five bike was bearing down on Short, and just one lap later the new leader was Dungey. Meanwhile Chad Reed got another decent start and was running in third with Metcalfe and Alessi closely following.
In the end it was the Dungey and his Suzuki crossing the finish line to take the Moto 2 win and his third overall victory in a row. The championship leader was followed by Reed, who had a 4-2 score for the day and took third overall at Budds Creek. After dropping from first to fifth in Moto 2, Short took second-place overall.
“I needed a good start in the second moto and it took me awhile to get going,” said Dungey. “But once I got out front it was good to be in that position and choose my own lines. When you’re behind someone you lose a lot of energy. These guys don’t make it easy on me out there so it really forces me to be on my game.”
450 Motocross Budds Creek Results:
Chad Reed was able to bounce back after some disappointing rides to finish third overall at Budds Creek.
1. Ryan Dungey (Suzuki) 3-1
2. Andrew Short (Honda) 1-5
3. Chad Reed (Kawasaki) 4-2
4. Josh Grant (Yamaha) 5-4
5. Mike Alessi (KTM) 2-12
6. Brett Metcalfe (Honda) 6-6
7. Ryan Sipes (Yamaha) 7-7
8. Ben Townley (Honda) 14-3
9. Kyle Chisholm (Yamaha) 8-8
10. Justin Brayton (Yamaha) 10-10
11. Kyle Cunningham (Yamaha) 9-13
12. Nicholas Wey (Kawasaki) 12-14
13. Kyle Regal (Honda) 11-15
14. Daniel Reardon (Yamaha) 37-9
15. Ben Evans (Kawasaki) 15-16
450 Motocross Championship Points:
1. Ryan Dungey, 171
2. Chad Reed, 135
3. Brett Metcalfe, 131
4. Mike Alessi, 129
5. Andrew Short, 120
6. Josh Grant, 116
7. Ben Townley, 114
8. Ryan Sipes, 81
9. Kyle Chisholm, 81
10. Tommy Hahn, 81
Taking the holeshot in the 250 class was Geico Powersports Honda rider Eli Tomac followed by Kawasaki’s Christophe Pourcel and Yamaha’s Max Anstie. After taking the Moto 1 win last week at High Point, Honda’s Justin Barcia had a good start at Budds Creek and was running in fourth out of the first turn. Not long
Taking the Moto 2 win and the overall victory at Budds Creek was Monster Pro Circuit Kawasaki rider Dean Wilson.
into the opening lap, however, it was Frenchman Pourcel who overtook Tomac for the lead after the Honda rider chose a bad line entering a turn. Also getting a decent start was Tyla Rattray.
The running order of the pack after Lap 1 was Pourcel followed by Tomac, Anstie, and Barcia with Rattray advancing to fifth ahead of Martin Davalos. After getting a bad start back in 14th Trey Canard grabbed a fistfull of throttle to finish out the first moto in eighth-place.
After breaking his left arm earlier Blake Baggett didn’t compete in any motos at Budds Creek.
Anstie was running in third until a mishap near the end of the race left him having to settle for eighth-place. By the final lap Rattray had advanced to third and took a final pass over Barcia for second-place in Moto 1. His teammate Pourcel grabbed the Moto 1 victory and was able to extend his record of winning a moto in every round of the ’10 season so far.
First out of the gate for the second moto was Wil Hahn who was followed by Wilson, Blake Wharton, Barcia and Kawasaki’s Jake Weimer. Further back were teammates Pourcel and Rattray who suffered bad starts and were running sixth and eighth, respectively.
Taking third ahead of Wharton at the end of the opening lap was Barcia who continued to impress on his Honda. Also advancing were Pourcel and Rattray who moved up to fifth and sixth.
On Lap 2 Wilson was able to take the lead away from Hahn and run away with the Moto 2 win. Combined with his fourth in Moto 1, Wilson was able to claim the overall ahead of Barcia, who had a 3-2 result. Advancing steadily throughout the race was Rattray who took third in Moto 2 and an overall result of third-place at Budds Creek. His teammate Pourcel took fourth overall after going down in the final lap of the second moto.
“I just tried to pace myself all day,” said Wilson. “If you pushed too hard you were going to get tired (because of the heat). In the second moto, I just wanted to win and I didn’t even know I won the overall. I didn’t find out until after. I was just trying to get the monkey off my back. The fans were awesome out there and the track was really tough but I had a lot of fun out there.”
Geico Honda’s Justin Barcia was able to come back after a disappointing second moto at High Point for second-place overall at Budds Creek.
250 Motocross Budds Creek Results:
1. Dean Wilson (Kawasaki) 4-1
2 . Justin Barcia (Honda) 3-2
3. Tyla Rattray (Kawasaki) 2-3
4. Christophe Pourcel (Kawasaki) 1-6
5. Wil Hahn (Honda) 5-4
6. Broc Tickle (Yamaha) 6-5
7. Trey Canard (Honda) 7-8
8. Martin Davalos (Yamaha) 9-10
9. Blake Wharton (Honda) 11-9
10. Eli Tomac (Honda) 10-13
11. Cole Seely (Honda) 13-11
12. Jake Weimer (Kawasaki) 21-7
13. Max Anstie (Yamaha) 8-39
14. Hunter Hewitt (Suzuki) 17-14
15. Vince Friese (Yamaha) 24-12
250 Motocross Championship Points:
1. Christophe Pourcel, 169
2. Tyla Rattray, 144
3. Dean Wilson, 143
4. Justin Barcia, 121
5. Broc Tickle, 120
6. Trey Canard, 120
7. Eli Tomac, 109
8. Wil Hahn, 106
9. Jake Weimer, 94
10. Martin Davalos, 82
Courtesy of MX Sports Pro Racing
MX Sports Pro Racing presents the Rockstar Energy Budds Creek Highlight Video from Saturday’s MotoTees.com Budds Creek National at Budds Creek MX Park in Mechanicsville, Md. A massive crowd of thousands of the most energetic and devoted fans in the country endured the East Coast heat and humidity as the legendary facility produced yet another epic event featuring the fastest riders on the planet. Rockstar/Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey captured his third consecutive 450 Class victory and continues to show he is the rider to beat in 2010 while Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Dean Wilson broke through for his first career victory in the 250 Class.
The video is narrated by NBC and SPEED television host Jason Weigandt and includes racing highlights from both the 450 and 250 classes.
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