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MEDFORD, OR
– Motorcycle Superstore/Bell support rider Justin Brayton had the crowd on their feet as he held off the top Supercross riders in the world, eventually landing on the podium with a solid second place finish.

Brayton grabbed the lead out of the gate and held it for 14 of the 20 laps before three-time Supercross champion Ryan Villopoto could make the pass for first and the eventual win. It wasn’t an easy win, though, for Villopoto as Brayton pushed back hard, showing Villopoto his front wheel on the last lap and almost taking back the lead.

MX-Nationals-Miller-Motorsports-8-19-13TOOELE, Utah – Over 21,000 fans were on hand to witness a historic day at Miller Motorsports Park for Saturday’s Built Ford Tough Utah National, where two champions were crowned at the inaugural event in Tooele, Utah. By virtue of a 1-1 moto sweep, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto captured his second career 450 Class Championship, while GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac clinched his first ever 250 Class title at Round 11 of the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing.

Villopoto began the day with his third consecutive Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot in Moto 1 of the 450 Class, immediately putting a gap on the rest of the field. Toyota/JGR/Yamaha’s Justin Brayton jumped into the second place position early on, with Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey and Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart close in tow. Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard made his way into third, where he maintained a comfortable position throughout the first moto.

Villopoto and Dungey finished first and second respectively in Moto 1, thus extending the championship chase into Moto 2.

Ryan-Dungey-AMA-Lucas-Oil-6-24-13MECHANICSVILLE, Md. – The points spread tightened up in both the 250 and 450 Class on Saturday as the 24th Annual Red Bull Budds Creek National showcased ultra-competitive racing action for Round 5 of the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. Reigning 450 Class champion Ryan Dungey captured his second overall victory of the season in the 450 Class. Blake Baggett returned to his winning ways from 2012 as the defending 250 Class champion secured his first overall victory of the season with a big win in Mechanicsville, Md. Saturday’s win marked back-to-back Budds Creek victories for both riders in their respective classes.

Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart laid down the fastest lap of the day in the 450 Class, where he came into Moto 1 with the first choice of gate pick. However, it was Toyota/JGR/Yamaha’s Justin Brayton and Smartop/MotoConcepts Racing’s Mike Alessi who went head-to-head for the Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot, which Alessi secured at the last second. From there, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto grabbed the early lead and immediately put a gap on the rest of the field.

OAKLAND, Calif. – Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, of Poulsbo, Wash., raced to his second-consecutive Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, 450SX Class Main Event win at O.co Coliseum before a record crowd of 46,896. Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen, of Germany, won his first Western Regional 250SX Class race of the season, snapping Eli Tomac’s three-race win streak.

Villopoto jumped out to an early lead, scoring the Nuclear Cowboyz® Holeshot Award. JGRMX/Toyota/Yamaha’s Justin Brayton, of Cornelius, N.C., and Rockstar Energy Racing’s Davi Millsaps, of Murrieta, Calif., followed Villopoto in second and third, respectively. A huge crash in turn two collected TwoTwo Motorsports’ Chad Reed, Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart and Team Honda/Muscle Milk’s Justin Barcia. Stewart and Reed re-entered the race near the back of the pack and Barcia was forced to withdraw from the race.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to announce professional numbers for pro-licensed riders competing in Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, and the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship for the 2013 season.

All riders must use the assigned professional number for competition as listed. In addition, the current champion must run the No. 1 plate when competing in the class or region in which the No. 1 plate was earned. When competing in a class outside of the class where the championship was earned, a rider who holds a No. 1 plate in another class must use the assigned professional number.

Torrance, CA: This past Saturday, Washougal MX Park in Washougal, WA, hosted round eight of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Brayton posted a fifth in moto one, Tommy Hahn finished sixth overall and Ashley Fiolek swept both motos for the WMX overall win.

In the 250 class, Muscle Milk-sponsored GEICO Honda’s Justin Barcia and Eli Tomac went 1-2 on the podium for a third consecutive week.

The Race

Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Tommy Hahn rode his way to a sixth-place finish after going 7-7 in both motos. After posting the third-quickest times in practice, Hahn was forced to work his way through the pack in moto one after getting a less-than-desirable start. He put together a hard charge, making his way into seventh. In moto two, Hahn jumped to a good start, eventually surrendering a few positions to finish in seventh.

Teammate Justin Brayton put together a noteworthy first moto with a solid ride for the entire 30-minute-plust-two-lap race, finishing in fifth. Unfortunately, after getting off to another good start in moto two Brayton went down hard and was unable to continue the race.

In the 250 class, Muscle Milk-sponsored GEICO Honda’s Justin Barcia and Eli Tomac delivered impressive performances for a third consecutive week, topping the podium with 1-2 finishes. In moto one, Barcia ran in second a majority of the race, followed by Tomac. Both riders eventually made the pass on the leader to finish the race 1-2. In the second moto, Barcia launched to a good start, quickly opening up a gap on the rest of the pack. He led a majority of the race until a slight mistake caused him to surrender the top position. He finished second, followed by Tomac. Justin Bogle placed seventh overall with 9-5 finishes, followed by Wil Hahn with 5-10 finishes.

“It feels awesome to be in the top spot and to have closed up the points gap a little,” said Barcia. “In moto one I had to ride really hard to get around Marvin but I finally got sick of the roost and made the pass. In the second moto I got the holeshot and rode up front most the time until Blake caught up and passed me. I haven’t had the best of luck here the last few years so it’s great to come out of here on top.”

“Today was overall a good day,” stated Tomac. “In the first moto I stayed up front with Justin throughout the race and once we got by Marvin we settled into a nice pace and rode to the finish. In the second moto I didn’t get as good of a start and spent way too much time trying to get through to the front but was able to make my way up to third.”

In the WMX class, Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Ashley Fiolek topped the podium once again with 1-1 finishes. In moto one, Fiolek grabbed the holeshot and rode unchallenged to the checkered flag, then in the second race she once again launched to a great start but was quickly pressured by other riders. After moving into second, Fiolek was able to capitalize on a mistake by the leader, which allowed her to regain the front position. She currently sits third overall in the championship standings, a mere 11 points off the leader.

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450 Class Overall Results

1. Ryan Dungey 2-1

2. Mike Alessi 1-2

3. Andrew Short (Honda) 4-3

4. Jake Weimer 3-5

5. Broc Tickle 6-4

6. Tommy Hahn (Honda) 7-7

7. Kyle Chisholm 8-10

8. Christian Craig (Honda) 10-9

9. Weston Peick 9-11

10. Josh Grant 17-6

 

450 Class Championship Points (after 8 of 12 rounds)

1. Ryan Dungey 383

2. Mike Alessi 303

3. Jake Weimer 280

4. Andrew Short 247

5. Broc Tickle 220

6. Justin Brayton 183

7. Josh Grant 169

8. James Stewart 151

9. Brett Metcalfe 142

10. Kyle Chisholm 137

 

250 Class Overall Results

1. Justin Barcia (Honda) 1-2

2. Eli Tomac (Honda) 2-3

3. Blake Baggett 6-1

4. Marvin Musquin 3-4

5. Ken Roczen 4-7

6. Blake Wharton 7-6

7. Justin Bogle (Honda) 9-5

8. Wil Hahn (Honda) 5-10

9. Ryan Sipes 8-8

10. Jason Anderson 10-9

 

250 Class Championship Points (after 7 of 12 rounds)

1. Blake Baggett 355

2. Justin Barcia 344

3. Eli Tomac 323

4. Ken Roczen 305

5. Marvin Musquin 256

6. Wil Hahn 218

7. Blake Wharton 185

8. Jason Anderson 168

9. Jessy Nelson 144

10. Travis Baker 134

 

WMX Class Overall Results

1. Ashley Fiolek (Honda) 1-1

2. Tarah Gieger (Honda) 3-2

3. Mariana Balbi 4-3

4. Jessica Patterson 2-8

5. Sara Pettersson 5-4

6. Jacqueline Strong 9-5

7. Hailey Larson 8-6

8. Kasie Creson 7-7

9. Alexah Pearson 6-9

10. Amanda Brown 10-11

 

WMX Class Championship Points (after 6 of 8 rounds)

1. Jessica Patterson 236

2. Tarah Gieger 234

3. Ashley Fiolek 225

4. Mariana Balbi 193

5. Jacqueline Strong 176

6. Kasie Creson 174

7. Sara Pettersson 173

8. Sayaka Kaneshiro 137

9. Alexah Pearson 127

10. Sade Allender 118

BUCHANAN, Mich. – Thousands of avid motocross fans braved the heat on Saturday to cheer on the world’s best motocross riders as legendary RedBud USA hosted the sixth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. As the season reached its halfway point, Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey, of Belle Plaine, Minn., kept his dominant run going in the 450 Class, wining his fourth straight race with another 1-1 moto sweep. In the 250 Class, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett, of Grand Terrace, Calif., raced to his third victory of the season and second in-a-row with an impressive 1-1 effort.

In the opening 450 Class moto, it was Dungey who prevailed out of the gate, establishing himself as the rider to beat early while Team Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., followed in second in his return to action.

As Dungey pushed to open a gap on Stewart, the Suzuki rider went down, allowing Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jake Weimer, of Rupert, Idaho, and Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Brayton, of Ft. Dodge, Iowa, to move past. On the following lap, Stewart encountered misfortune again, stalling his bike and falling to seventh. He eventually worked his way to a sixth-place result.

MECHANICSVILLE, Md.  Southern Maryland’s Budds Creek MX Park hosted the fifth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, on Saturday, as each of the series’ points leaders added to his respective championship advantage. Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey, of Belle Plaine, Minn., raced to his third consecutive 450 Class win with a third straight 1-1 moto sweep. In the 250 Class, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett, of Grand Terrace, Calif., secured his second victory of the season thanks to a triumphant effort in the second moto.

In the opening 450 Class moto, Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Brayton, of Ft. Dodge, Iowa, grabbed the holeshot, but Dungey wasted little time in making his move to the front. Once in the lead, Dungey extended his advantage over the field every lap, eventually winning by over 40 seconds.

In Moto 2, MotoConcepts Suzuki’s Mike Alessi, of Victorville, Calif., assumed the early lead and stayed out front for three laps before Dungey moved past. The KTM rider then pulled away from the field consistently en route to the checkered flag.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va – An action-packed day full of highlights and memorable moments kicked off the second half of the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship from Spring Creek MX Park in Millville, Minnesota. Following a full day of racing across three classes of competition, Muscle Milk/Toyota/JGR’s Justin Brayton was awarded for his resilient ride in the opening moto of the 450 Class, resulting in this week’s Ricky Carmichael Hard Charger Award.

Misfortune struck Brayton on the opening lap of the day’s first moto. As most of his competitors engaged in battle ahead, Brayton crossed the line at the end of the first lap in 34th , and instantly began his impressive surge though the field. As TwoTwo Motorsports/Bel-Ray Racing’s Chad Reed took the checkered flag, to win the moto following 16 grueling laps, Brayton had fought his way to just outside the top 10, passing 22 riders en route to a 12th-place finish.

Following a much better start in Moto 2, Brayton maintained his position at the front of the field. His strong position within the top 10 throughout the moto resulted in a seventh-place finish, which ultimately landed Brayton ninth overall in the 450 Class.

Another athlete that just missed out on the Hard Charger this week, but deserves recognition is Reed. After his dominant start to the day, Reed looked to make it a clean sweep of both motos, grabbing the early lead in the final moto from Ryan Villopoto. But just as he made his move for the lead Reed lost control of his motorcycle and was vaulted high into the air, suffering a frightening fall to the ground. As the Spring Creek crowd stood speechless, Reed got up, re-mounted his motorcycle, and returned to action, much to the delight of everyone in attendance, as well as a global TV audience. Reed crossed the line in 34th, but fought his way into 14th by the end of the moto, passing 20 riders along the way. More importantly, he finished fifth overall and maintained his points lead in the 450 Class standings.

For his efforts at Spring Creek, Brayton will be presented with the Ricky Carmichael Hard Charger Award at this Saturday’s pre-race riders’ meeting prior to the Peterson CAT Washougal National this Saturday in Washington, providing well-deserved recognition for his efforts in front of his peers.

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