It seems as though the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championships belong to Red Bull KTM
teammates Ryan Dungey
and Ken Roczen
. If it’s not one winning, then it’s the other. This past weekend’s round seven of the series at Budds Creek Motocross Park
in Mechanicsville, MD, certainly reinforced this idea as the duo split the moto victories. At the end of the day, however, it was Dungey who captured the 450 class overall win with Roczen in second. Third-place overall went to GEICO Honda
’s Eli Tomac.
The opening moto for the Budds Creek National saw Toyota
Yamaha JGRMX rider Justin Brayton
get the holeshot, only to quickly lose the lead to Honda
Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard
. Meanwhile, Roczen made his way through the pack and took over second before eventually taking the lead. Likewise, Dungey was right there battling with his teammate for most of the moto and got around Canard for second. By the end of the 30-minute race, it was Roczen with the moto win, Dungey in second and Canard in third.
“I didn’t get the best start in that moto,” Roczen said after moto one. “Luckily, I made some quick passes and adapted well to the track. The course is getting rough and I know the second moto will be more challenging.”
In the second moto, it was Dungey with the holeshot. He stayed out front for the entire race and took the win. Red Bull KTM
teammate Roczen was right behind him in second for the moto, with Tomac in third. Thanks to Dungey’s two-one moto results, he also took the overall victory.
“I was feeling good all day,” Dungey said. “I knew what I had to do to win today and I am grateful I was able to pull it off. I have always liked this race and I think the series did a great job with this track today.”
As GEICO Honda
’s Tomac continues to bounce back from his early-season collarbone injury, his results remain impressive. After only three races back, Tomac has finished on the overall podium in every one. The Budds Creek National was no different, with Tomac taking third overall via four-three moto results.
"It was fun," Tomac said. "I got in a good flow and had some good lines out there. Honestly, it was a really tough track to pass on. A lot of the lines drifted into each other, so when you tried to pass, the other guy would kinda cut you off… I'm just gunning for podiums."
The victory was Dungey’s third-straight overall win this season. After seven races in the 12-round Lucas Oil Motocross series, Roczen leads the overall points standings while Dungey sits in second and Canard is third.
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Tags: Budds Creek Motocross Park
, Budds Creek National
, Eli Tomac
, Justin Brayton
, Ken Roczen
, Red Bull
, Red Bull KTM
, Ryan Dungey
, Trey Canard