Ken Roczen Earns Career Best 250 Motocross Finish – 2nd Overall at Budds Creek
Red Bull/KTM Factory rider Ken Roczen earned his career best 250 Motocross class finish with a 2nd place overall result at the sixth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series held at Budds Creek MX Park.
Roczen pulled the start he needed in the first moto by earning the holeshot around the first corner of the race. He went on to pull out to an early lead in the opening laps. Roczen was able to hold on to the lead through the first half of the race before Justin Barcia was able to move around for the lead. Roczen lost one more position on the next lap which dropped him to 3rd. He maintained his pace for the remainder of the laps to cross the finish in 3rd place. His teammate, Musquin, had a 5th place start and was able to make a pass into 4th. He finished the moto in 4th place in one of his most remarkable rides of the season.
In the second moto, Roczen leaped out front to pull the holeshot and take the early lead. Musquin also had an impressive start right behind his teammate in 2nd place position. Roczen pulled a large lead early in the moto while Musquin battled inside the top three. At one point Roczen had pulled over an 8 second lead on the rest of the pack. Unfortunately, some lappers hindered his progress near the end of the moto and allowed Blake Baggett to catch up. Baggett eventually made the pass for the lead, dropping Roczen to 2nd. Roczen went on to finish the moto in 2nd position. His 3-2 moto scores earned him his career best 250 Motocross class overall with a 2nd place result. Musquin hung on for a 4th place finish in moto two. His pair of 4th place finishes earned him 5th overall for the day.Ã‚Â
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