James Stewart wins 450 class in Millville! Trey Canard second. Defending champion Ryan Dungey third, series points leader Ryan Villopoto fifth. Eli Tomac sweeps 250 class, takes over points lead. Ken Roczen DNF’s first moto
In 250 Qualifying, the quickest lap was turned in by Eli Tomac – 1 minute 53 seconds. And Ken Roczen has the second quickest lap – 1 minute 54 seconds. Then Blake Baggett, Jeremy Martin (his parents own this track!), Marvin Musquin, Jason Anderson, Zach Osborne, Wil Hahn, and Adam Cianciarulo ninth (1:56) out of 69 riders.
In 450 Qualifying, the quickest lap is turned in by Ryan Villopoto – 1 minute 53 seconds. James Stewart just .5 second back in second. Josh Grant third. Then Trey Canard, Ryan Sipes, Tyla Rattray, Justin Barcia and Ryan Dungey (1:55) eighth out of the 75 riders attempting to qualify.
The track and weather here at Millville are perfect for outdoor motocross today.
At the end of the first lap, it’s Barica, Canard, Ryan Dungey, James Stewart, and Andrew Short top five. Ryan Villopoto is in 26th.
15 minutes into this race – the running order is Justin Barcia, James Stewart, Trey Canard, Josh Grant, Andrew Short, Broc Tickle, Ryan Sipes, Jake Weimer, Chad Reed, and Ryan Dungey tenth after a little mistake.
Lap eight – Stewart has overtaken Barcia for the lead! The running order as they complete lap 8 – Stewart, Barcia, Canard, Grant, Tickle, Short, Weimer, Dungey, Reed, Alessi.
At the end of this race, it’s become a battle between James Stewart … and Trey Canard! Canard has moved up to challenge Stewart for the lead!
At the end, 30 minutes plus two laps – 18 laps all together – James Stewart has won his first moto of the season! Trey Canard is second! Justin Barcia third! Josh Grant fourth, Ryan Dungey with a nice recovery to fifth. A nice recovery by Ryan Villopoto for sixth! Then Short, Tickle, Weimer and Reed round out the top ten.
250 Moto 1 – it’s Wil Hahn with the lead! At the end of the first lap, it’s still Wil Hahn leading, hometown rider Jeremy Martin second, Kenny Roczen third, Justin Bogle fourth, Marvin Musquin fifth. Eli Tomac is in tenth.
Lap five – as Wil Hahn continues to lead, series points leader Kenny Roczen takes a hard fall. He gets up slowly … and he’s riding very, very slowly – appears to be heading off the track and back to the pits.
On lap six, Jeremy Martin, number 77 on a Yamaha, has overtaken Wil Hahn for the lead. The Martin family owns this track … so Martin has plenty of track time here. Can he win his first moto of the season at home?
Ken Roczen has pulled off the track.
The running order now, as they complete lap 8 – Jeremy Martin first, Marvin Musquin second, Eli Tomac third. Then Jason Anderson, Wil Hahn, Justin Bogle, Justin Hill, Kyle Cunningham, Blake Baggett, and Adam Cianciarulo tenth. With Ken Roczen out of this moto, Eli Tomac will take over the series points lead if he finishes this moto.
Eli Tomac is trying to take advantage of Ken Roczen’s misfortune. He’s come from back in the pack up to second place, challenging Jeremy Martin for the lead … while Ken Roczen is in the pits.
On lap 13 – Eli Tomac has passed Jeremy Martin and taken the lead! Martin second, then Musquin, Anderson, Bogle, Hahn, Hill, Baggett, Cianciarulo, and Zach Osborne tenth.
At the end of this 30 minute plus two lap race, 18 laps total, Eli Tomac has won! ‘Hometown’ rider (this track is literally his backyard!) Jeremy Martin finishes second! Third goes to Jason Anderson, Marvin Musquin fourth, then Justin Bogle, Blake Baggett, Justin Hill, Wil Hahn, Adam Cianciarulo, and Darryn Durham.
450 Moto 2 – it’s James Stewart with the early lead, followed by Ryan Dungey! Third and fourth are Justin Barcia and Trey Canard! Chad Reed sixth, Ryan Villopoto eighth …
Lap four, Ryan Dungey has gone past James Stewart and into the lead! The top ten now – Dungey, Stewart, Justin Barcia, Trey Canard, Ryan Villopoto, Mike Alessi, Malcolm Stewart, Chad Reed, Andrew Short, and Jake Weimer tenth.
On lap five, James Stewart passes Ryan Dungey and retakes the lead!
Next lap, Dungey passes Stewart back to take over first!
At the 15 lap mark, Dungey has a small gap on Stewart (4 seconds). Trey Canard is third, very close to Stewart! And Ryan Villopoto has moved up to fourth. Justin Barcia is fifth.
On lap 16, Trey Canard has passed James Stewart! It’s Dungey first, Canard second, Stewart third. If they stay this way, Stewart will win the overall on the day …
18 laps – the checkered flag falls, and it’s Ryan Dungey with the win! Trey Canard finishes second! James Stewart third! Ryan Villopoto fourth! Then Barcia, Alessi, Reed, Short, Weimer, and Tickle.
As it stands right now, James Stewart’s 1/3 will top Trey Canard’s 2/2 for the overall win on the day. (Stewart gets 45 points – 25 for the first moto win, 20 for third place, while Canard scores 44 points on the day – 22 for each second place finish).
250 Moto 2 – once again it’s Wil Hahn with the early lead! As they complete lap one, it’s Wil Hahn first, defending National Champion Blake Baggett second, Kenny Roczen is third, Marvin Musquin fourth, Jeremy Martin fifth. Then Bogle, Cunningham, Anderson, Cooper Webb, and … Eli Tomac is tenth.
Next lap – Blake Baggett moves past Hahn and into the lead. Ken Roczen moves past Hahn as well to take over second. Then Hahn, Musquin, Bogle, Martin, Anderson, Tomac, Cunningham, and Cooper Webb.
There was a little bit of rain off and on during the afternoon. However, now, it is raining steadily.
On lap five, Kenny Roczen has overtaken Blake Baggett for the lead. So it’s Roczen first, Baggett second … and Eli Tomac has moved into third!
Lap eight – Tomac has passed Blake Baggett and moved into second. And on lap nine, Tomac has moved past Roczen and into the lead!
Eli Tomac has done it – he’s won this moto, and the overall victory. Not only that, more importantly, he’s taken over the series points lead. Ken Roczen finishes second in this moto, followed by Blake Baggett, Marvin Musquin, Jason Anderson, Justin Bogle, Jeremy Martin, Wil Hahn, Zach Osborne, and Cooper Webb.
- James Stewart – SUZ – 1/3
- Trey Canard – HON – 2/2
- Ryan Dungey – KTM – 5/1
- Justin Barcia – HON – 3/5
- Ryan Villopoto – KAW – 6/4
- Andrew Short – KTM – 7/8
- Mike Alessi – SUZ – 11/6
- Chad Reed – HON – 10/7
- Jake Weimer – KAW – 9/9
- Broc Tickle – SUZ – 8/10
- Josh Grant – YAM – 4/35
- Tyla Rattray – KAW – 13/13
- Malcolm Stewart – HON – 12/15
- Ben LaMay – YAM – 16/14
- Zack Freeberg – HON – 19/12
- Eli Tomac – HON – 1/1
- Marvin Musquin – KTM – 4/4
- Jason Anderson – SUZ – 3/5
- Jeremy Martin – YAM – 2/7
- Blake Baggett – KAW – 6/3
- Justin Bogle – HON – 5/6
- Wil Hahn – HON – 8/8
- Justin Hill – KAW – 7/11
- Ken Roczen – KTM – DNF/2
- Zach Osborne – HON – 11/9
- Adam Cianciarulo – KAW – 9/12
- Darryn Durham – KAW – 10/15
- Cole Seely – HON – 12/14
- Martin Davalos – KAW – 14/13
- Alex Martin – YAM – 13/16
- Cooper Webb – YAM – 37/10
- Kyle Peters – HON – 16/17
- James Decotis – HON – 17/18
- Kyle Cunningham – YAM – 15/37
- Gannon Audette – KAW – 18/36
450 Point Standings:
- Ryan Villopoto – 413
- Ryan Dungey – 379
- Justin Barcia – 307
- James Stewart – 269
- Trey Canard – 263
- Mike Alessi – 195
- Andrew Short – 191
- Jake Weimer – 184
- Broc Tickle – 183
- Josh Grant – 176
- Malcolm Stewart – 161
- Chad Reed – 144
- Phil Nicoletti – 142
- Tyla Rattray – 140
- Justin Brayton – 131
250 Point Standings:
- Eli Tomac – 405
- Ken Roczen – 378
- Marvin Musquin – 334
- Blake Baggett – 295
- Zach Osborne – 261
- Jason Anderson – 238
- Justin Bogle – 209
- Jeremy Martin – 207
- Kyle Cunningham – 183
- Cooper Webb – 170
- Justin Hill – 170
- Cole Seely – 169
- Darryn Durham – 127
- Martin Davalos – 114
- Wil Hahn – 97
- Joey Savatgy – 89
Spring Creek MX Park Pre-race notes by MX Sports
• Spring Creek has hosted a Lucas Oil Pro Motocross National since 1983. It boasts several of the most iconic obstacles in the sport, including the “Holy Schmit” jump named for late local legend Donny Schmit, and the sand whoops. The track also has the longest start straight on the schedule.
• The city of Millville has a population of about 200. On Saturday, that population will grow by at least 50 times that number when thousands of die-hard motocross fans pour into the town.
• Hometown hero Ryan Dungey has won the last five years at Spring Creek – twice in the 250 Class and three times in the 450 Class.
• Spring Creek is in the back yard of brothers Alex Martin and Jeremy Martin, as their parents-John and Greta-own the facility.
• This Saturday, Alex and Jeremy will face each other at their home track for the first time in their Lucas Oil Pro Motocross careers. The 2013 series marks the first full 250 Class season for Jeremy.
• Millville’s very own Jeremy Martin is currently the highest placing rookie in the 250 Class with ninth overall. Martin looks to capture his second career podium finish at Spring Creek.
• Ryan Villopoto is the only rider in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship to win a moto at every round thus far.
• Ryan Dungey has won five-straight races at Spring Creek across both classes, dating back to 2008 when he captured the 250 Class victory in his home state.
450 Class Stats
• The first race held at Spring Creek was August 28, 1983. Bob Hannah won on a Honda.
• This will be the 23rd time the gate will drop for a 450 Class race at Spring Creek.
• Only 10 riders have stood atop the 450 Class podium at Spring Creek in 22 years.
• Ricky Carmichael, Jeff Emig, Ron Lechien, James Stewart and Ryan Dungey have won at Spring Creek in both classes. Tyla Rattray and Trey Canard are looking to join them.
• Ricky Carmichael boasted an undefeated record at Spring Creek MX Park, winning every race (eight) and every moto (16) from 2000-2007.
• Ryan Dungey has won five of his seven career starts at Spring Creek. The Reigning 450 Class Champion looks to extend his winning streak to six-in-a-row this Saturday.
• Suzuki has won six of the last eight races at Spring Creek. Its seven total victories ties it with Kawasaki for the most all-time at the track.
• Yamaha hasn’t won an overall at Spring Creek since 1994 when John Dowd posted the only overall win for the brand.
• Bob Hannah book-ended his career at Spring Creek, winning his first-ever race in the 250 Class on April 4, 1976, and winning his final race in the 450 Class on August 11, 1985.
• A total of four riders have posted their final career victories at Spring Creek. However, no rider has ever won his first career 450 Class race at the facility.
• Spring Creek hosted the 500cc national from 1985-1993. Honda won all but one event.
- Overall Wins: Ryan Villopoto – 5, Ryan Dungey – 3
- Moto Wins: Ryan Villopoto – 12, Ryan Dungey – 4
- Laps Led: Ryan Villopoto – 165, Ryan Dungey – 49, Justin Barcia – 23, James Stewart – 25, Andrew Short – 6, Josh Grant – 3
250 Class Stats
• The first 250 Class race was held at Spring Creek on August 28, 1983. Ron Lechien won on a Yamaha.
• This will be the 31st time the gate will drop at Spring Creek for the 250 Class.
• Late local legend Donny Schmit gave Suzuki its first win at Spring Creek in 1987, and went back-to-back with another win in 1988. Current local star Ryan Dungey achieved the same feat in 2008 and 2009 before moving on to the 450 Class, where he duplicated those efforts, prior to switching to KTM in 2012.
• With Tyla Rattray’s move into the 450 Class, Eli Tomac will attempt to become the next repeat winner at Spring Creek in the 250 Class.
• Four different manufacturers have topped the 250 Class in the last four years at Spring Creek. Yamaha has not won at Spring Creek in the 250 Class since Jeff Emig’s 1993 victory.
- Overall Wins: Ken Roczen – 2, Eli Tomac – 3, Marvin Musquin – 2, Blake Baggett – 1
- Moto Wins: Ken Roczen – 7, Eli Tomac – 7, Marvin Musquin – 1, Blake Baggett – 1
- Laps Led: Ken Roczen – 109, Eli Tomac – 103, Marvin Musquin – 34, Darryn Durham – 10, Blake Baggett – 4, Zach Osborne – 2, Cooper Webb – 1, Justin Bogle – 1
Past Winners – SPRING CREEK MX PARK – Millville, Minn.
July 14, 2012 / Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, MN / KTM
July 16, 2011 / Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, MN / Suzuki
July 17, 2010 / Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, MN / Suzuki
July 18, 2009 / Chad Reed, Australia / Suzuki
August 17, 2008 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
August 12, 2007 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Suzuki
August 13, 2006 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Suzuki
August 14, 2005 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Suzuki
August 15, 2004 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Honda
August 17, 2003 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Honda
August 18, 2002 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Honda
August 19, 2001 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Kawasaki
August 13, 2000 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Kawasaki
August 15, 1999 / Greg Albertyn, South Africa / Suzuki
August 16, 1998 / Jeff Emig, Riverside, CA / Kawasaki
August 3, 1997 / Jeff Emig, Riverside, CA / Kawasaki
August 4, 1996 / Jeff Emig, Riverside, CA / Kawasaki
July 30, 1995 / Mike Kiedrowski, Canyon Country, CA / Kawasaki
August 7, 1994 / John Dowd, Chicopee, MA / Yamaha
August 11, 1985 / Bob Hannah, Carson City, NV / Honda
August 5, 1984 / Ron Lechien, El Cajon, CA / Honda
August 28, 1983 / Bob Hannah, Axton, VA / Honda
July 14, 2012 / Eli Tomac, Cortez, CO / Honda
July 16, 2011 / Tyla Rattray, South Africa / Kawasaki
July 17, 2010 / Trey Canard, Shawnee, OK / Honda
July 18, 2009 / Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, MN / Suzuki
August 17, 2008 / Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, MN / Suzuki
August 12, 2007 / Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, WA / Kawasaki
August 13, 2006 / Broc Hepler, Kittanning, PA / Suzuki
August 14, 2005 / Andrew Short, Murrieta, CA / Honda
August 15, 2004 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
August 17, 2003 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
August 18, 2002 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
August 19, 2001 / Grant Langston, South Africa / KTM
August 13, 2000 / Travis Pastrana, Annapolis, MD / Suzuki
August 15, 1999 / Nicholas Wey, Dewitt, MI / Kawasaki
August 16, 1998 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Kawasaki
August 3, 1997 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Kawasaki
August 4, 1996 / Steve Lamson, Pollock Pines, CA / Honda
July 30, 1995 / Robbie Reynard, Moore, OK / Kawasaki
August 7, 1994 / Steve Lamson, Pollock Pines, CA / Honda
August 15, 1993 / Jeff Emig, Highland Ranch, CA / Yamaha
August 16, 1992 / Mike LaRocco, South Bend, IN / Kawasaki
August 11, 1991 / Mike LaRocco, La Porte, IN / Kawasaki
August 19, 1990 / Mike LaRocco, La Porte, IN / Suzuki
August 20, 1989 / Damon Bradshaw, Charlotte, NC / Yamaha
August 14, 1988 / Donny Schmit, Bloomington, MN / Suzuki
August 23, 1987 / Donny Schmit, Bloomington, MN / Suzuki
August 10, 1986 / Micky Dymond, Yorba Linda, CA / Honda
August 11, 1985 / Ron Lechien, El Cajon, CA / Honda
August 5, 1984 / Jeff Ward, Mission Viejo, CA / Kawasaki
August 28, 1983 / Ron Lechien, El Cajon, CA / Yamaha
August 15, 1993 / Jeff Stanton, Sherwood, MI / Honda
August 16, 1992 / Jeff Stanton, Sherwood, MI / Honda
August 11, 1991 / Jean-Michel Bayle, France / Honda
August 19, 1990 / Jeff Stanton, Sherwood, MI / Honda
August 20, 1989 / Jeff Ward, San Juan Capistrano, CA / Kawasaki
August 14, 1988 / Rick Johnson, El Cajon, CA / Honda
August 23, 1987 / Rick Johnson, El Cajon, CA / Honda
August 10, 1986 / Rick Johnson, El Cajon, CA / Honda
August 11, 1985 / David Bailey, Axton, VA / Honda
August 5, 1984 / David Bailey, Axton, VA / Honda
August 28, 1983 / Danny Chandler, Foresthill, CA / Honda