BUCHANAN, Mich. - A massive crowd filled the hillsides surrounding RedBud on Saturday, as the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship reached the halfway point at the Rockstar Energy RedBud National. With three overall victories to his credit coming into Round 6, TwoTwo Motorsports/Bel-Ray Racing’s Chad Reed, of Australia, relied on consistent moto scores to capture his fourth win of the season. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett, of Grand Terrace, Calif., swept the day’s 250 Class motos to secure his fourth overall victory of the year.

Both Reed and Rockstar/Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey, of Belle Plaine, Minn., began the day with strong starts in the opening moto. The pair asserted themselves early behind Muscle Milk/Toyota/JGR’s Davi Millsaps, of Murrieta, Calif., before Reed made the pass for the lead on Lap 7. Dungey soon followed and paced Reed throughout the moto, attempting to take over the lead on the final lap. However, Reed fended off the challenge to take his sixth moto win of the season.

In Moto 2, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, of Poulsbo, Wash., took the early lead, looking to rebound from a tough first moto in which he crashed and finished ninth. Dungey positioned himself in second, and set his sights on trying to claim his second straight overall. Meanwhile, Reed was forced to work his way through Red Bull KTM’s Mike Alessi, of Victorville, Calif., for third.

Villopoto gradually pulled away, forcing Dungey to settle for second. Behind them, Reed made the pass on Alessi on Lap 9, and carried it through to the finish to secure the overall win.

“I got a good start (in Moto 2) and got into third,” said Reed. “Dungey made some mistakes and I tried to get by, but then I made mistakes and Alessi passed me. At that point I knew I had to just settle down and be smart. I actually learned a lot today. I got my butt kicked last week, and we worked on suspension. Each time I went out on the track today, it was different. I learned a lot about my bike, and a lot about myself as a person about the decisions I need to make on race days.”

Dungey (2-2) posted his second runner-up finish of the season, while despite his misfortune in the first moto, Villopoto rounded out the podium in third (9-1).

“I felt good today,” said Dungey. “It was just a little unfortunate. I wanted to run in contention with Villopoto, but I wasn’t making it happen. Now we’ve got a week to work on things and get better. We’ll just keep plugging away. At this point, points are valuable. We’re halfway now. I can’t get stuck behind like that. I need to get up and go.”

Reed’s advantage in the standings currently sits at 16 points over Villopoto.

Red Bull/KTM Factory riders Mike Alessi and Andrew Short both finished inside the top ten at the sixth round of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship Series at Red Bud MX Park.

In moto one, Short earned a decent start rounding the first lap inside the top ten while his teammate, Alessi, had to work his way up from the back of the pack. At the one lap mark, Alessi was sitting in 17th and Short was running in 7th position. Short continued to work hard to keep his lap times consistent throughout the first moto. His efforts helped him gain one more position before the end of the moto. Alessi also put in a solid effort to move from 17th to 9th by the moto end.

After suffering a poor start in the first moto, Alessi redeemed himself with a 4th place start in moto two. Short wasn’t far behind just outside the top ten. Moments into the second moto battle, Alessi was putting the moves on Chad Reed. Before the end of the first lap, Alessi had passed Reed to move into 3rd place. Alessi remained in 3rd position for the first half of the race with Reed in tow. The two battled for multiple laps to put on a good show for the enthused Red Bud crowd for that final podium position. Around the 9th lap, Alessi lost his battle with Reed and settled into 4th. Alessi hung tight to that position and finished 4th overall for the day. Meanwhile, Short had moved his way up from his 10th place start to finish the moto in 8th. Alessi’s 9-4 results earned him 5th overall for the day while Short’s 6-8 moto finishes earned him 7th.

“I struggled a bit with my start in the first race but was able to climb through traffic pretty easily,” commented Alessi. “I felt the best I have since returning from my injury today and I think it showed in my second moto battle with Reed. I had a lot of fun racing him and am glad to see I am one step closer to landing on the podium.”

Next Event: July 16, 2011 – Millville, MN

Overall Results –
1)    Chad Reed
2)    Ryan Dungey
3)    Ryan Villopoto
4)    Brett Mefcalfe
5)    Mike Alessi
6)    Justin Brayton
7)    Andrew Short
8)    Davi Millsaps
9)    Kevin Windham
10)    Christian Craig
11)    Nick Wey
12)    Josh Grant
13)    Jake Weimer
14)    Travis Sewell
15)    Michael Byrne
16)    Tye Simmonds
17)    Ben LaMay
18)    Jake Canada
19)    Tommy Hahn
20)    Jimmy Albertson

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The scenic Thunder Valley MX Park welcomed a huge crowd on Saturday as the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship hosted its fifth round of the season. The Toyota Trucks Thunder Valley National was won by Rockstar/Makita Suzuki’s, of Belle Plaine, Minn., who took his first overall victory of the year in the 450 Class. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett, of Grand Terrace, Calif., raced to his third overall win in five rounds with a sweep of the day’s motos in the 250 Class.

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, of Poulsbo, Wash., started the day with a dominant victory in the opening 450 Class moto. Dungey followed in second while TwoTwo Motorsports/Bel-Ray Racing rider Chad Reed, of Australia, finished third, setting the stage for a three-way battle for the overall win.

In Moto 2, Reed grabbed the holeshot, with both Dungey and Villopoto closely in tow. Both Dungey and Reed engaged in battle for the lead through the first three laps, before Dungey made his move into the top spot. Villopoto got by Reed just one lap later and proceeded to challenge Dungey for first, and what would eventually be the overall win. The two paced one another, with nearly identical times for several laps, before Dungey eventually pulled away for the victory.

“It was good to come away with a win,” said Dungey. “We’ve been looking for one for a while this season. I never felt like anything was missing, we just needed to put it together. I try to go out and give it my all every weekend. It’s not a matter of aggression. You need to be there in the beginning, or the guys will get away from you.”

Despite tying Dungey in points for the day, Villopoto missed out on his second victory of the season by virtue of the second moto tiebreaker.

“The track was tough,” said Villopoto. “But that was the best second moto I’ve had all year. Ryan (Dungey) was riding well. He was strong on one side of the track and I was faster on the other. We played cat and mouse, but he gained some time on me at the end.”

Reed completed the podium in third (3-3), but still maintains the championship lead in the 450 Class standings.

“I was the third best guy (today),” said Reed. “I’m happy to be honest. This is a tough track for me and I just felt a little off today. I think you learn more on your off days when you get beat. And that’s what happened today. We need to make some improvements, and I think I know where we need to make those.”

As the gates dropped on Moto 1 of the 250 Class, Baggett positioned himself in the top five, and crossed the line in fourth place. From there, he worked his way through the field, and moved into the lead on Lap 7, before pulling away from his competitors. In the final moto, Baggett capitalized on a strong start, and moved into the lead prior to the completion of the opening lap. Once out front, he never looked back and now leads the division in overall wins.

“I didn’t think it was going to be my day after practice,” said Baggett. “The bike just never felt good. I went into the race open minded and once the laps wound down, I just kind of began to get more comfortable and kept it going from there.”

Baggett’s Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki teammate Dean Wilson, of Scotland, finished second (2-2), while GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac, of Cortez, Colo., rounded out the podium in third at his hometown track (3-3). By virtue of his runner-up effort, Wilson moved into the 250 Class points lead.

“My day was really good,” said Wilson. “I got tight in the first moto, but still rode well. In the second moto, I just had a hard time getting around guys early. I felt great though. I just need to get up front a little faster. I’m pumped on points lead. I was bummed that I lost it. I just need to keep the ball rolling.”

The Motorcycle-Superstore.com Women’s Motocross Championship resumed its 2011 season at Thunder Valley, hosting its third of eight rounds this summer. DNA Shred Stix/Star Racing Yamaha’s Jessica Patterson, of Tallahassee, Fla., swept the day’s motos to garner her second win of the season, while American Honda’s Ashley Fiolek, of St. Augustine, Fla., finished second (2-2), and Lucas Oil/Troy Lee Designs Honda’s Tarah Gieger, of Puerto Rico, completed the podium in third (5-3).

The Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship reaches the halfway point next weekend with Round 6 of the 2011 season. RedBud, in Buchanan, Mich., will host the Rockstar Energy RedBud National on Saturday, July 2, beginning at 1 p.m. EST.

Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship
Toyota Trucks Thunder Valley National
Thunder Valley MX Park – Lakewood, Colo.
June 25, 2011
Round 5 of 12

450 Class (Moto Finish)

  1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki (2-1)
  2. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki (1-2)
  3. Chad Reed, Kurri Kurri, Australia, Honda (3-3)
  4. Kevin Windham, Baton Rouge, La., Honda (4-4)
  5. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM (7-8)
  6. Tommy Hahn, Great Bend, Kan., Yamaha (11-5)
  7. Brett Metcalfe, Mannum, Australia, Suzuki (9-7)
  8. Christian Craig, El Cajon, Calif., Honda (6-15)
  9. Jake Canada, Corona, Calif., Kawasaki (10-13)
  10. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha (14-10)

450 Class Championship Standings

  1. Chad Reed, Kurri Kurri, Australia, Honda – 223
  2. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki – 215
  3. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki – 202
  4. Kevin Windham, Baton Rouge, La., Honda – 148
  5. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha – 145
  6. Brett Metcalfe, Mannum, Australia, Suzuki – 144
  7. Ricky Dietrich, Snohomish, Wash., Yamaha – 109
  8. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM – 102
  9. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki – 100
  10. Christian Craig, El Cajon, Calif., Honda – 97

250 Class (Moto Finish)

  1. Blake Baggett, Redlands, Calif., Kawasaki (1-1)
  2. Dean Wilson, Glasgow, Scotland, Kawasaki (2-2)
  3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda (3-3)
  4. Darryn Durham, Butler, Pa., Honda (4-6)
  5. Tyla Rattray, Durban, South Africa, Kawasaki (5-5)
  6. Ryan Sipes, Louisville, Ky., Yamaha (15-4)
  7. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki (13-7)
  8. Travis Baker, Temecula, Calif., Honda (10-10)
  9. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda (9-12)
  10. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda (11-13)

250 Class Championship Standings

  1. Dean Wilson, Glasgow, Scotland, Kawasaki – 214
  2. Tyla Rattray, Durban, South Africa, Kawasaki – 206
  3. Blake Baggett, Redlands, Calif., Kawasaki – 194
  4. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda – 176
  5. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda – 137
  6. Kyle Cunningham, Irving, Texas, Yamaha – 127
  7. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Kawasaki – 113
  8. Gareth Swanepoel, Johannesburg, South Africa, Yamaha – 106
  9. Darryn Durham, Butler, Pa., Honda – 94
  10. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda – 89

WMX Class (Moto Finish)

  1. Jessica Patterson, Tallahassee, Fla., Yamaha (1-1)
  2. Ashley Fiolek, St. Augustine, Fla., Honda (2-2)
  3. Tarah Gieger, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico., Honda (5-3)
  4. Sara Price, Canyon Lake, Calif., Kawasaki (4-4)
  5. Jacqueline Strong, Cottonwood, Ariz., KTM (6-6)
  6. Lindsey Palmer, Albuquerque, N.M., Honda (8-7)
  7. Alexah Pearson, Rocklin, Calif., KTM (7-10)
  8. Kasie Creson, Vallejo, Calif., Honda (9-9)
  9. Marissa Markelon, Bridgeport, Conn., Yamaha (12-8)
  10. Vicki Golden, El Cajon, Calif., Kawasaki (3-19)

WMX Class Standings

  1. Ashley Fiolek, St. Augustine, Fla., Honda – 135
  2. Jessica Patterson, Tallahassee, Fla., Yamaha – 133
  3. Tarah Gieger, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico., Honda – 108
  4. Sara Price, Canyon Lake, Calif., Kawasaki – 79
  5. Jacqueline Strong, Cottonwood, Ariz., KTM – 78
  6. Kasie Creson, Vallejo, Calif., Honda – 72
  7. Marissa Markelon, Bridgeport, Conn., Yamaha – 69
  8. Alexah Pearson, Rocklin, Calif., KTM – 67
  9. Mariana Balbi, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Yamaha – 66
  10. Tatum Sik, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha – 59
  11. Vicki Golden, El Cajon, Calif., Kawasaki – 59

MECHANICSVILLE, Md. – Thousands of fans packed into Budds Creek MX Park on Saturday to watch the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship host its fifth round of the 2011 season. TwoTwo Motorsports/Bel-Ray Racing’s Chad Reed, of Australia, grabbed his third overall victory of season at the MotoTees Budds Creek National. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Tyla Rattray, of South Africa, won his second race of the year in the 250 Class.

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, of Poulsbo, Wash., grabbed the opening 450 Class moto win, fending off Rockstar/Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey, of Belle Plaine, Minn., in the late stages. Reed, who grabbed the holeshot, finished third.

As the gates dropped for Moto 2, Red Bull KTM’s Mike Alessi, of Victorville, Calif., moved into the early lead, only to have Reed take over the top spot on Lap 3. From there, Reed pushed to extend his advantage over the field. Dungey made his way past Alessi just a short time later and began his pursuit of the lead. Villopoto followed suit, moving into third, and tightening up the points to determine the overall results for the day.

Reed and Dungey followed one another, just bike lengths apart, throughout the moto and gradually pulled away from the field. With just one point separating the two riders in the day’s standings, whoever captured the moto win would also take home the overall victory. As they encountered lapped riders, strategy played into Reed’s favor, helping him open up a lead on Dungey to take the checkered flag and secure his series-leading third overall win.

“I was bummed after the first moto,” said Reed. “I just didn’t have the pace. The Ryan’s showed me what’s up. I came out in the second and gave it all I had. I’m pumped. We made some changes to the bike and it paid off. I’m excited to come out and win that second moto. These guys are on their game this season and it hasn’t been easy.”

Villopoto’s duplicate 1-3 moto scores tied him in points with Reed on the day, but by virtue of the second-moto tiebreaker, he landed in the runner-up spot.

“I felt good today,” said Villopoto. “I just needed to pick some better lines in that second moto. It was a good day overall. There’s still a lot of racing left this season.”

Relying on his impressive 2-2 results, Dungey rounded out the podium in third.

“It was a good day, I just couldn’t make it happen,” said Dungey. “I felt like I needed to make a move (on Reed), but it never happened. I had to come from behind a couple times. It’s what racing is all about. It’s a man’s sport and it’s challenging. We’ll just keep moving forward.”

Reed maintains his lead in the championship standings, 15 points ahead of Villopoto.

The first moto of the 250 Class featured a dominant performance from Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Dean Wilson, of Scotland. The defending race winner at Budds Creek looked to be in position to go back-to-back, but Rattray outran his teammate and the rest of the field to lead every lap of Moto 2 and finish with 2-1 scores. As a result, the current points leader became the first rider this season in the 250 Class to lead the championship standings over consecutive weeks.

“I think it’s important in a championship to be up front,” said Rattray. “It’s important to be on podium as much as you can, and that’s what I’ve done so far. I just want to get big points at each round and stay consistent. Having such strong competitors makes you dig deeper, and I just want it really bad.”

The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team also maintained its current streak of winning every moto and overall so far this season.

Wilson (1-3) finished second overall, while GEICO Honda’s Justin Barcia, of Ochlocknee, Ga., finished third (6-2).

The Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship continues next weekend with Round 5 of the 2011 season. Thunder Valley MX Park, in Lakewood, Colo., will host the Toyota Trucks Thunder Valley National on Saturday, June 18, beginning at 3 p.m. EST.

Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship
MotoTees Budds Creek National
Budds Creek MX Park – Mechanicsville, Md.
June 18, 2011
Round 5 of 12

450 Class (Moto Finish)

  1. Chad Reed, Australia, Honda (3-1)
  2. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki (1-3)
  3. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki (2-2)
  4. Kevin Windham, Baton Rouge, La., Honda (4-4)
  5. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM (5-5)
  6. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Suzuki (6-6)
  7. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha (7-9)
  8. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki (10-7)
  9. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM (9-8)
  10. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda (8-10)

450 Class Championship Standings

  1. Chad Reed, Australia, Honda – 183
  2. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki – 168
  3. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki – 155
  4. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha – 130
  5. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Suzuki – 118
  6. Kevin Windham, Baton Rouge, La., Honda – 112
  7. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki – 93
  8. Ricky Dietrich, Snohomish, Wash., Yamaha – 92
  9. Christian Craig, El Cajon, Calif., Honda – 76
  10. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM – 75

250 Class (Moto Finish)

  1. Tyla Rattray, South Africa, Kawasaki (2-1)
  2. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki (1-3)
  3. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda (6-2)
  4. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda (5-5)
  5. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Kawasaki (3-9)
  6. Gareth Swanepoel, South Africa, Yamaha (9-4)
  7. Blake Baggett, Redlands, Calif., Kawasaki (7-7)
  8. Kyle Cunningham, Irving, Texas, Yamaha (4-15)
  9. Martin Davalos, Ecuador, Suzuki (10-10)
  10. Nico Izzi, Rochester, N.Y., Honda (8-13)

250 Class Championship Standings

  1. Tyla Rattray, South Africa, Kawasaki – 174
  2. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki – 170
  3. Blake Baggett, Redlands, Calif., Kawasaki – 144
  4. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda – 136
  5. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda – 116
  6. Kyle Cunningham, Irving, Texas, Yamaha – 114
  7. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Kawasaki – 99
  8. Gareth Swanepoel, South Africa, Yamaha – 91
  9. Martin Davalos, Ecuador, Suzuki – 75
  10. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda – 72

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MT. MORRIS, Pa. – A massive crowd lined the hillsides surrounding High Point Raceway on Saturday, as the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship hosted its third round of the 2011 season. The Rockstar Energy High Point National marked the first East Coast stop of the summer and after two challenging motos, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, of Poulsbo, Wash., took his first win of the season. In the 250 Class, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett, of Grand Terrace, Calif., captured his second win in three races, sweeping both motos.

Coming into the weekend, Villopoto had garnered back-to-back third-place results through the first two rounds. He started the day off at High Point with a dominating performance in the opening moto, finishing in the top spot for the first time in 2011, over eight seconds ahead of Rockstar/Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey, of Belle Plaine, Minn.

Just prior to the start of Moto 2, a rain shower moved through the area, leaving a muddy track for the riders to compete on. Red Bull KTM’s Mike Alessi, of Victorville, Calif., grabbed the early lead, only to crash and hand the position to TwoTwo Motorsports/Bel-Ray Racing’s Chad Reed, of Australia.

From there, Reed, the current championship points leader and winner of the previous two rounds, maintained the position to collect his fourth moto win of 2011. Villopoto followed in second to secure the overall, while Dungey’s third-place finish in the moto landed him in the runner-up spot for the day. Reed (5-1) rounded out the overall podium in third.

“It’s nice to get my first win in a long time,” said Villopoto, who’s only previous victory in the class came in his 450 division debut in 2009. “I didn’t feel good at Hangtown, but I felt good at Texas – I just didn’t have it. We had a weekend off and the team did a lot of testing. Now, I can ride my bike the way I need to ride it. I showed that in the first moto, but obviously the second moto was a little different with the mud. I just tried to get a good start and ride decent. The track got better, but it also got slippery. We had to be cautious the whole moto. Now, we’ll go to Budds Creek, and I’m happy to be where we’re at (in the championship).”

Villopoto gained six points on Reed in the 450 Class standings, and now sits 15 points out of the lead.

After an impressive performance to open the 250 Class season with a win at Hangtown, Baggett showed even more dominance at High Point. The second-year rider completed the first lap of Moto 1 in ninth, and worked his way through the field for the remainder of the 30-minute race. On Lap 13, he took over the lead from Eleven 10 Mods Honda’s Darryn Durham, of Butler, Pa., and carried it through to the finish.

In Moto 2, Baggett capitalized on a good start to grab the top spot early. On Lap 6, he crashed, handing the lead to his teammate Tyla Rattray, of South Africa, and dropping to third. Despite his misfortune, Baggett refused to settle, fighting his way back into the lead with just three laps remaining to finish the day with perfect 1-1 moto scores.

“In the first moto I had my work cut out for me,” said Baggett. “I waited until halfway and put on a late charge. In the second moto, it was muddy, and I had a brain fade and just went down. After that, I just went for it. I didn’t know what Tyla (Rattray) had done in the first moto, so I just knew that a 1-1 would win. We actually had a battle there for a while, but I ended up getting around him. I’m looking forward to next weekend.”

Rattray (3-2) followed in second, for his third straight podium finish of the season, while GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac, of Cortez, Colo., finished third (6-3). By virtue of his finish, Rattray now moves into the 250 Class points lead, two points ahead of his teammate, Dean Wilson, of Scotland.

The Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship continues next weekend with Round 4 of the 2011 season. Budds Creek MX Park, in Mechanicsville, Md., will host the MotoTees Budds Creek National on Saturday, June 18, beginning at 1 p.m. EST.

Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship
Rockstar Energy High Point National
High Point Raceway – Mt. Morris, Pa.
June 11, 2011
Round 3 of 12

450 Class (Moto Finish)

  1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki (1-2)
  2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki (2-3)
  3. Chad Reed, Australia, Honda (5-1)
  4. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM (4-4)
  5. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha (3-9)
  6. Kevin Windham, Baton Rouge, La., Honda (6-5)
  7. Tommy Hahn, Great Bend, Kan., Yamaha (10-7)
  8. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Suzuki (8-10)
  9. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki (7-11)
  10. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Yamaha (14-8)

450 Class Championship Standings

  1. Chad Reed, Australia, Honda – 138
  2. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki – 123
  3. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki – 111
  4. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha – 104
  5. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Suzuki – 88
  6. Kevin Windham, Baton Rouge, La., Honda – 76
  7. Ricky Dietrich, Snohomish, Wash., Yamaha – 72
  8. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki – 68
  9. Tommy Hahn, Great Bend, Kan., Yamaha – 65
  10. Christian Craig, El Cajon, Calif., Honda – 59

250 Class (Moto Finish)

  1. Blake Baggett, Redlands, Calif., Kawasaki (1-1)
  2. Tyla Rattray, South Africa, Kawasaki (3-2)
  3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda (6-3)
  4. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki (2-8)
  5. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Kawasaki (10-4)
  6. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda (8-7)
  7. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda (11-5)
  8. Kyle Cunningham, Irving, Texas, Yamaha (5-11)
  9. Darryn Durham, Butler, Pa., Honda (4-14)
  10. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda (13-6)

250 Class Championship Standings

  1. Tyla Rattray, South Africa, Kawasaki – 127
  2. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki – 125
  3. Blake Baggett, Redlands, Calif., Kawasaki – 116
  4. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda – 104
  5. Kyle Cunningham, Irving, Texas, Yamaha – 90
  6. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda – 79
  7. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda – 68
  8. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Kawasaki – 67
  9. Gareth Swanepoel, South Africa, Yamaha – 61
  10. Martin Davalos, Ecuador, Suzuki – 53

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (May 26, 2011) - The Rockstar Energy Freestone National, Round 2 of the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, will commence this Saturday, May 28, from Wortham, Texas. Broadcast coverage of the event will kick off at 2 p.m. EST with live first motos of the 450 and 250 classes on FUEL TV.

Coverage will continue domestically on Saturday night, with back-to-back final moto broadcasts of both classes on SPEED. The 450 Class begins at 10 p.m. EST, with the 250 Class following at 11 p.m. EST. Live coverage of the second motos can be seen internationally in Europe, Australia and Brazil. The list below shows the times for Motors TV, SPEED Australia and ESPN Brazil.

Motors TV (Europe): 22:00
SPEED Australia: 7:00 on May 29
ESPN Brazil: 18:15

Prior to the Rockstar Energy Freestone National, FUEL TV will cap off an exciting opening round of American Motocross last weekend. The Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Highlight Show from Hangtown will air tonight at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The one-hour highlight package will review the memorable Rockstar Energy Hangtown National, which was won by TwoTwo Motorsports/Bel-Ray Racing’s Chad Reed and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett.

For easier access, here are FUEL TV channels from some major television providers:

DIRECTV – Channel 618
DISH Network – Channel 156
Verizon FiOS – Channel 198
AT&T U-verse – Channel 536

*Check local listings for cable operators

Festivities for Saturday’s Rockstar Energy Freestone National begin at 9:30 a.m. EST with practice and qualifying. Opening ceremonies start at 1:30 p.m. EST.

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Torrance, CA: The Honda Red Riders took on round one of the 2011 AMA Pro Motocross Championship and WMA Women’s Motocross Championship over the weekend at the Hangtown Motocross National held in Sacramento, CA, and Honda newcomer Chad Reed dominated the 450 Class, taking the overall victory on his Honda CRF450R.

With American Honda Racing’s Trey Canard and Josh Grant unable to compete at the opening round due to injuries they sustained during the Supercross season, veteran Honda racer Kevin Windham made his return to the factory Honda squad aboard an American Honda Racing-prepared CRF450R. Making a strong impression at his Motocross season debut with the team, Windham catapulted out of the start gate in moto one, grabbing the holeshot and maintaining the lead for six laps—much to the delight of the crowd. As the race went on, Windham relinquished several spots before finishing moto one in sixth position. The likeable Honda racer made up a few spots in moto two, finishing in fourth place to earn fourth overall.

“I had very little time to prepare for outdoors because I was off the bike while I waited for some internal bleeding to stop after my crash at the final race of the Supercross season,” said Windham. “However, I feel like today went really well and I’m happy with fourth overall. We came out here pretty much still a work in progress and just gave it our all. I’m happy about getting the holeshot in the first moto and that I held it for six laps. I know I have the bike to win and pretty soon I’ll get the legs to be able to hold onto the lead.”

Reed put in a dominating performance aboard his TwoTwo Motorsports factory-Honda-prepared CRF450R, finishing runner-up in the opening moto and taking the moto two win for the overall opening round victory. “I had so much fun out there today,” said Reed. “The last time I was really good outdoors and won the title I had this same feeling. I really want to thank American Honda for their support and for giving me a factory race bike. I plan to ride the wheels off this thing all season long and do my best to win the championship.”

In the 250 Class Championship, defending Hangtown event champ Eli Tomac raced his GEICO Honda CRF250R to third in moto one and secured fourth spot in moto two for fourth overall. Teammate Justin Barcia charged hard after getting a midpack start in moto one to finish the opening race in sixth place. Barcia blitzed the moto two start, grabbing the holeshot. Unfortunately, he crashed out of the race while leading, which gave him 13th place for the weekend. Honda privateer Darryn Durham went 10-9 for eighth overall, while Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Honda’s Cole Seely went 7-13 to finish 10th overall.

In the Women’s Motocross Championship, American Honda Racing’s Ashley Fiolek grabbed great starts with her Honda CRF250R in both motos and finished each race in the runner-up spot for second overall. Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Honda’s Tarah Gieger went 4-7 for fourth overall, while fellow Honda rider Kasie Creson finished eighth overall.

250 Class Overall Results

1. Blake Baggett 2-1

2. Dean Wilson 1-3

3. Tyla Rattray 5-2

4. Eli Tomac (Honda) 3-4

5. Marvin Musquin 4-6

6. Gareth Swanepoel 9-5

7. Kyle Cunningham 8-8

8. Darryn Durham (Honda) 10-9

9. Broc Tickle 13-7

10. Cole Seely (Honda) 7-13


250 Class Championship Points (after 1 of 13 rounds)

1. Blake Baggett 47

2. Dean Wilson 45

3. Tyla Rattray 38

4. Eli Tomac 38

5. Marvin Musquin 33

6. Gareth Swanepoel 28

7. Kyle Cunningham 26

8. Darryn Durham 23

9. Broc Tickle 22

10. Cole Seely 22

 

450 Class Overall Results

1. Chad Reed (Honda) 2-1

2. Ryan Dungey 1-2

3. Ryan Villopoto 3-3

4. Kevin Windham (Honda) 6-4

5. Brett Metcalfe 5-5

6. Davi Millsaps 4-7

7. Tommy Hahn 8-8

8. Christophe Pourcel 7-11

9. Ricky Dietrich 11-9

10. Christian Craig (Honda) 14-10

 

450 Class Championship Points (after 1 of 13 rounds)

1. Chad Reed 47

2. Ryan Dungey 47

3. Ryan Villopoto 40

4. Kevin Windham 33

5. Brett Metcalfe 32

6. Davi Millsaps 32

7. Tommy Hahn 26

8. Christophe Pourcel 24

9. Ricky Dietrich 22

10. Christian Craig 18

 

WMA Overall Results

1. Jessica Patterson 1-1

2. Ashley Fiolek (Honda) 2-2

3. Stephanie Laier 3-3

4. Tarah Gieger (Honda) 4-7

5. Jacqueline Strong 7-5

6. Tatum Sik 8-6

7. Mariana Balbi 13-4

8. Kasie Creson (Honda) 10-8

9. Sayaka Kaneshiro 9-10

10. Elizabeth Bash 14-9

 

WMA Championship Points (after round 1 of 8)

1. Jessica Patterson 50

2. Ashley Fiolek 44

3. Stephanie Laier 40

4. Tarah Gieger 32

5. Jacqueline Strong 30

6. Tatum Sik 28

7. Mariana Balbi 26

8. Kasie Creson 24

9. Sayaka Kaneshiro 23

10. Elizabeth Bash 19