Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen has done it again. The rookie 450 class rider swept this past weekend’s round six of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championships at the RedBud National in Buchanan, MI, with both moto wins and the overall victory. This result marks the second time that Roczen has swept a 450 Motocross round this year, and it’s also his fourth overall victory for the season.
“It feels so good to get the win here,” Roczen said. “It’s a great feeling to finish a race and not be tired. It really allows you to have fun out there and that is what I was able to do today.”
Joining Roczen on the overall podium at RedBud was GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac in second, thanks to fourth- and second-place moto finishes. Tomac only just returned to racing after being sidelined with a broken collar bone, but at the previous round in Tennessee his debut ride in the 450 class handed him third-place overall. He stepped it up further at RedBud to finish in the runner-up spot.
"Today went even better than last weekend in Tennessee," Tomac said. "Hopefully, I will turn this progress into a first place next event. We made a few changes for the second moto, and we are extremely close to the bike being fully dialed in. I can't wait to be battling for first when that happens."
Rounding out the overall podium at RedBud was Roczen’s Red Bull KTM teammate Ryan Dungey. Three was the magic number for Dungey at RedBud, having finished third in both motos and third overall for the day.
“The track is really deep and I got sprayed a lot which made it really hard to see,” Dungey said. “I needed to make the pass on (Trey) Canard quicker like Kenny (Roczen) was able to do but I lost a lot of time not making that pass.”
With the 12-round Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season at the halfway point, Red Bull KTM’s Roczen leads the overall championship points standings, with teammate Dungey in second and Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard in third.
Round seven of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championships is scheduled for this coming Saturday, July 12th, at the Budds Creek National in Mechanicsville, MD.Tags: Budds Creek National, Eli Tomac, GEICO Honda, Ken Roczen, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross, Motorsports, Red Bull, Red Bull KTM, RedBud, RedBud National, Ryan Dungey, Team Honda Muscle, Tennessee, Trey Canard