AMA Motocross comes to Red Bud Michigan! Ryan Villopoto tops 450 MX class, James Stewart second overall. Ryan Dungey has first moto DNF. Kenny Roczen tops Eli Tomac in 250 overall
In 250 Qualifying, the quickest lap was turned in by Eli Tomac – 2 minutes 18 seconds. Eli set a very quick lap time on this long track, as second best was Jason Anderson at 2:21:19, Ken Roczen third at 2:21:21, followed by Cole Seely, Marvin Musquin, Zach Osborne, Jeremy Martin, and Blake Baggett – all in the 2 minute 21 second range. 90 riders attempted to qualify.
In 450 Qualifying, the quickest lap is turned in by series points leader Ryan Villopoto – 2 minutes 15 seconds. Justin Barcia next at 2:16:03, Josh Grant 2:16:53, Ryan Dungey 2:17:23, James Stewart 2:17:68, then Trey Canard, Justin Brayton, Mike Alessi, Broc Tickle, Tyla Rattray, Andrew Short, Malcolm Stewart, Chad Reed, Jake Weimer, and Nick Wey (2 minutes 21 seconds). 79 riders attempted to qualify.
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450 Moto 1 – This track has been hosting a National for 40 years. And the track is in great condition to start the day’s first race. The early leader of this 30 minute plus two lap race – Josh Grant. As the first lap ends, it’s Josh Grant, Trey Canard, Ryan Dungey, and Ryan Villopoto. Justin Barcia has fallen in the first corner. James Stewart is fifth. Chad Reed is 29th.
Ryan Villopoto has already sliced and diced his way into the lead just four laps in. The running order – RV first, Trey Canard second, Ryan Dungey third, Josh Grant fourth, James Stewart fifth. James’ brother Malcolm is sixth. Notables: Justin Barcia 12th. Mike Brown 15th. Chad Reed 24th. Mike Alessi 39th.
At the halfway point – Ryan Villopoto leads rival Ryan Dungey by 14 seconds. James Stewart is third. Trey Canard fourth, followed by Josh Grant and Malcolm Stewart.
On lap 12 – disaster for Ryan Dungey. And what could be a determining factor in Ryan repeating as 450 Motocross Champion. Dungey is off the track, trying to restart his bike. He can’t. He is out of the race – can’t get his bike re-started.
This moto might be the defining moto of the season, with Ryan Dungey scoring zero points. Ryan Villopoto leads with two laps to go, with a lead of almost 25 seconds over second place James Stewart.
RV has done it – he’s won this 15 lap race. James Stewart finishes second. Josh Grant with third. Andrew Short rides strong to take fourth. Then Trey Canard, Justin Brayton, Jake Weimer, Malcolm Stewart, Justin Barcia ninth, and Phil Nicoletti tenth. Chad Reed 13th. Mike Brown 15th. Dungey and Alessi – DNF (Did Not Finish). Dungey had bike problems – couldn’t get the bike restarted after stalling the motor – but will definitely be back for the second moto.
250 Moto 1 – Wil Hahn has the lead out of the first corner, but his teammate Eli Tomac has moved to the point position in just a few corners. At the end of lap one – Tomac, Wil Hahn, Jeremy Martin, Marvin Musquin, Ken Roczen, Zach Osborne, Adam Cianciarulo … Blake Baggett in 14th.
Red Bud is a beautiful, classic outdoor motocross track. As this 250 class completes lap five – it’s Eli Tomac out front. Second is Marvin Musquin, who is having a great battle with teammate Kenny Roczen. Fourth is Jeremy Martin, then Cole Seely, Zach Osborne, Wil Hahn, Cooper Webb, Adam Cianciarulo, and Blake Baggett into tenth.
On lap six, Roczen has moved by Musquin and into second. It’s Tomac, Roczen, Musquin top three.
The track is getting rough. Lap times are getting longer. But Eli Tomac has dominated this race. At the end of 15 laps, Tomac takes the win. Ken Roczen is second, Marvin Musquin third. Tomac gains three points on Roczen in the points standings. The rest of the top ten in this moto: Jeremy Martin, Cole Seely, Cooper Webb, Kyle Cunningham, Blake Baggett, Wil Hahn, and Zach Osborne. Adam C – 11th.
450 Moto 2 – it’s number 7, James Stewart with the holeshot! As they settle, it’s JS7 first, Josh Grant is second, Ryan Villopto third, Justin Brayton fourth, and Ryan Dungey is fifth.
At the end of lap two – it’s James Stewart leading Ryan Villopoto by just over one second. Josh Grant is third. Ryan Dungey fourth.
It’s a battle between two multi-time champions. James Stewart leading, Ryan Villopoto right behind …
Is it just a matter of time before RV makes the pass, or can Stewart hold him off? Meanwhile, Ryan Dungey has moved to third.
On lap six, Ryan Villopoto has squeezed past Stewart on a tight right hand corner and into the lead. Now it’s Dungey putting the heat on Stewart …
Dungey gets around Stewart as well. It’s now Ryan Villopoto first, Ryan Dungey second, James Stewart third. Can Dungey make the move on Villopoto?
The top ten on lap ten – Villopoto, Dungey, Stewart, Justin Barcia, Josh Grant, Malcolm Stewart, Trey Canard, Justin Brayton, Mike Alessi, and Chad Reed. Villopoto leads Dungey by 1.3 seconds …
In the middle of lap 15 – more trouble for Ryan Dungey. He falls hard in a rutted right hand corner. The bike is literally on top of him. Dungey is having a hard time getting up … but he finally is able to get going again.
This race is going to go 16 laps total. And the winner is … Ryan Villopoto! Ryan rode strong all day – he’s got everything going his way. He sweeps on the day, and adds substantially to his series points lead. Second in this moto is James Stewart. Ryan Dungey got up and still retained third place. The rest of the top ten in this moto: Justin Barcia, Josh Grant, Trey Canard, Malcolm Stewart, Justin Brayton, Mike Alessi, and Chad Reed.
250 Moto 2 – at 4:10pm Eastern Time, it’s Zach Osborne with the lead! As they settle, it’s Osborne still leading, Kenny Roczen has moved to second, and Eli Tomac third. Then Jeremy Martin, Marvin Musquin, Justin Bogle, Wil Hahn, Blake Baggett, Jason Anderson, and Cooper Webb rounds out the top ten.
Lap three – Ken Roczen has moved past Osborne and into the lead! Then just a few moments later … Tomac makes the pass on teammate Osborne, and then falls over in a sandy left hand corner! Osborne runs right into him!
At the end of lap five – it’s Kenny Roczen, series points leader, out front. Jeremy Martin with a great ride in second. Marvin Musquin is third. Justin Bogle fourth. Then Zach Osborne, Wil Hahn, Eli Tomac, Jason Anderson, Blake Baggett, and Cooper Webb tenth. Adam C. is 24th after a fall …
Lap ten – two-time World MX2 Motocross Champion Marvin Musquin gets past Jeremy Martin and into second place … then he tumbles over in a corner! The running order at the end of lap ten – Kenny Roczen, Jeremy Martin, Eli Tomac up to third, Marvin Musquin now fourth, Justin Bogle, Zach Osborne, Jason Anderson, Wil Hahn, Kyle Cunningham, and Cooper Webb tenth.
Lap 11 – Eli Tomac has passed Jeremy Martin and moved into second place. He’s about 12 seconds behind Roczen, with about 10 minutes left to go in this moto. Can he move up on Roczen?
Kenny Roczen wins this 15 lap moto, and with it, takes the overall win in the 250 class. (He and Eli Tomac each score 47 points on the day, but Roczen gets the win based on better second moto performance.) This moto’s top ten – Roczen, Tomac, Jeremy Martin, Marvin Musquin, Zach Osborne, Jason Anderson, Justin Bogle, Kyle Cunningham, Cooper Webb and Blake Baggett.
- Ryan Villopoto – KAW – 1/1
- James Stewart – SUZ – 2/2
- Josh Grant – YAM – 3/5
- Trey Canard – HON – 5/6
- Justin Barcia – HON – 9/4
- Justin Brayton – YAM – 6/8
- Malcolm Stewart – HON – 8/7
- Andrew Short – KTM – 4/12
- Jake Weimer – KAW – 7/13
- Broc Tickle – SUZ – 11/11
- Ryan Dungey – KTM – 34/3
- Chad Reed – HON – 13/10
- Ryan Sipes – SUZ – 12/14
- Les Smith – KTM – 14/15
- Mike Alessi – SUZ – 37/9
- Ken Roczen – KTM – 2/1
- Eli Tomac – HON – 1/2
- Jeremy Martin – YAM – 4/3
- Marvin Musquin – KTM – 3/4
- Zach Osborne – HON – 10/5
- Kyle Cunningham – YAM – 7/8
- Cooper Webb – YAM – 6/9
- Cole Seely – HON – 5/11
- Blake Baggett – KAW – 8/10
- Justin Bogle – HON – 12/7
- Wil Hahn – HON – 9/12
- Adam Cianciarulo – KAW – 11/15
- Jason Anderson – SUZ – 34/6
- Darryn Durham – KAW – 18/13
- Jesse Wentland – KTM – 15/16
450 Point Standings:
- Ryan Villopoto – 333
- Ryan Dungey – 291
- Justin Barcia – 249
- Trey Canard – 200
- James Stewart – 184
- Mike Alessi – 170
- Andrew Short – 137
- Broc Tickle – 135
- Josh Grant – 131
- Jake Weimer – 131
- Malcolm Stewart – 127
- Tyla Rattray – 119
- Phil Nicoletti – 116
- Ryan Sipes – 111
- Justin Brayton – 107
- Chad Reed – 93
- Clement Desalle – 58
250 Point Standings:
- Ken Roczen – 312
- Eli Tomac – 305
- Marvin Musquin – 260
- Blake Baggett – 247
- Zach Osborne – 212
- Jason Anderson – 176
- Jeremy Martin – 162
- Kyle Cunningham – 158
- Justin Bogle – 145
- Cooper Webb – 140
- Cole Seely – 130
- Justin Hill – 116
- Darryn Durham – 95
- Joey Savatgy – 89
- Blake Wharton – 85
Past Winners – REDBUD – Buchanan, Michigan, courtesy MX Sports
July 7, 2012 / Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, MN / KTM
July 2, 2011 / Chad Reed, Australia / Honda
July 3, 2010 / Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, MN / Suzuki
July 4, 2009 / Josh Grant, Riverside, CA / Yamaha
July 6, 2008 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
July 1, 2007 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Suzuki
July 2, 2006 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Suzuki
July 3, 2005 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Suzuki
July 4, 2004 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Honda
July 6, 2003 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Honda
July 7, 2002 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Honda
July 1, 2001 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Kawasaki
July 2, 2000 / Sebastien Tortelli, France / Honda
July 4, 1999 / Kevin Windham, Ethel, LA / Honda
July 5, 1998 / Jeff Emig, Riverside, CA / Kawasaki
July 6, 1997 / John Dowd, Chicopee, MA / Yamaha
July 7, 1996 / Jeff Emig, Riverside, CA / Kawasaki
July 2, 1995 / Jeremy McGrath, Murrieta, CA / Honda
July 3, 1994 / Mike Kiedrowski, Canyon Country, CA / Kawasaki
July 4, 1993 / Mike Kiedrowski, Canyon Country, CA / Kawasaki
July 5, 1992 / Mike Kiedrowski, Canyon Country, CA / Kawasaki
July 7, 1991 / Damon Bradshaw, Mooresville, NC / Yamaha
July 8, 1990 / Jeff Ward, San Juan Capistrano, CA / Kawasaki
July 2, 1989 / Jeff Stanton, Sherwood, MI / Honda
July 7, 1985 / Rick Johnson, El Cajon, CA / Honda
July 1, 1984 / Rick Johnson, El Cajon, CA / Yamaha
July 3, 1983 / David Bailey, Axton, VA / Honda
June 1, 1980 / Steve Wise, Pharr, TX / Honda
July 1, 1979 / Marty Tripes, Santee, TX / Honda
July 2, 1978 / Kent Howerton, San Antonio, TX / Suzuki
May 22, 1977 / Tony DiStefano, Morrisville, PA / Suzuki
April 28, 1974 / Ken Zahrt, Woodland Hills, CA / Bultaco
July 7, 2012 / Blake Baggett, Grand Terrance, Calif. / Kawasaki
July 2, 2011 / Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif. / Kawasaki
July 3, 2010 / Trey Canard, Shawnee, OK / Honda
July 4, 2009 / Jake Weimer, Rupert, ID / Kawasaki
July 6, 2008 / Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, WA / Kawasaki
July 1, 2007 / Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, WA / Kawasaki
July 2, 2006 / Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, WA / Kawasaki
July 3, 2005 / Grant Langston, South Africa / Kawasaki
July 4, 2004 / Michael Brown, Johnson City, TN / Yamaha
July 6, 2003 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
July 7, 2002 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
July 1, 2001 / Larry Ward, Florence, SD / Yamaha
July 2, 2000 / Stephane Roncada, France / Yamaha
July 4, 1999 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Kawasaki
July 5, 1998 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Kawasaki
July 6, 1997 / Kevin Windham, Baton Rouge, LA / Yamaha
July 7, 1996 / Steve Lamson, Pollock Pines, CA / Honda
July 2, 1995 / Steve Lamson, Pollock Pines, CA / Honda
July 3, 1994 / Jeff Emig, Riverside, CA / Yamaha
July 4, 1993 / Jeff Emig, Highland Ranch, CA / Yamaha
July 5, 1992 / Jeff Emig, Highland Ranch, CA / Yamaha
July 7, 1991 / Mike Kiedrowski, Canyon Country, CA / Kawasaki
July 8, 1990 / Guy Cooper, Stillwater, OK / Suzuki
July 2, 1989 / George Holland, Kerman, CA / Honda
July 3, 1988 / Guy Cooper, Stillwater, OK / Honda
July 5, 1987 / Micky Dymond, Yorba Linda, CA / Honda
July 6, 1986 / Micky Dymond, Yorba Linda, CA / Honda
July 7, 1985 / Ron Lechien, El Cajon, CA / Honda
July 1, 1984 / Jeff Ward, Mission Viejo, CA / Kawasaki
July 3, 1983 / Johnny O’Mara, Simi Valley, CA / Honda
July 4, 1982 / Mark Barnett, Bridgeview, IL / Suzuki
July 5, 1981 / Mark Barnett, Bridgeview, IL / Suzuki
May 23, 1976 / Bob Hannah, Whittier, CA / Yamaha
July 3, 1988 / Jeff Ward, Mission Viejo, CA / Kawasaki
July 5, 1987 / Rick Johnson, El Cajon, CA / Honda
July 6, 1986 / Rick Johnson, El Cajon, CA / Honda
July 7, 1985 / Broc Glover, El Cajon, CA / Yamaha
July 1, 1984 / David Bailey, Axton, VA / Honda
July 3, 1983 / Broc Glover, El Cajon, CA / Yamaha
July 4, 1982 / Danny Chandler, Foresthill, CA / Honda
July 5, 1981 / Chuck Sun, Sherwood, OR / Honda
June 1, 1980 / Denny Swartz, Marietta, OH / Maico
July 1, 1979 / Danny LaPorte, Yucca Valley, CA / Suzuki
July 2, 1978 / Rick Burgett, Sandy, OR / Yamaha
April 28, 1974 / Mike Hartwig, Hadley, MI / Yamaha