MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – The 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, has officially reached its halfway point. As the world’s best riders gear up for six more thrilling rounds of action, legendary Budds Creek MX Park in Mechanicsville, Maryland, is preparing to celebrate 25 years as a round of the most prestigious motocross championship on the planet. The GEICO Motorcycle Budds Creek National, the seventh stop on the schedule, will commence on Saturday, July 12, to mark a quarter century of competition in Southern Maryland, in the shadow of our nation’s capitol.
Dean Ferris has been signed to race for the US 2014 Red Bull KTM Factory Team. The 23 year old Australian completes the four-man line-up together with American Ryan Dungey (shown right), Ken Roczen of Germany and French rider Marvin Musquin.
Dungey returns to ride for his third season on the KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition motorcycle. Roczen will also ride the KTM 450 bike as will other KTM support teams.
“Next year’s competition is going to be tough with several young, fast and talented riders entering the 450 class,” commented Dungey. “The competition is strong, which pushes us all to step up and ride faster. This will be my third season with Red Bull KTM and KTM is pushing to win a US Supercross Championship. My goal will be to win as many races as possible and consistently finish on the podium to work toward earning that title.”
KTM is entering the 2011 Supercross season with high hopes after enlisting the services of famed team managed Roger DeCoster in the off-season. DeCoster’s has put together a team of riders that includes Andrew Short and Ken Roczen and Mike Alessi.
KTM and DeCoster expect the team to do well in 2011. Check out this video that previews the team and the upcoming season of racing.
Red Bull Teka KTM Racing recently welcomed its newest team rider of the Orange factory rider squad on January 1, 2011. This new video chronicles a day in the life of the young racer as he trains for the upcoming race season.
Roczen, who is one of the youngest and MX2 talents to emerge in recent years, joins the team with plans to tackle the AMA Supercross Lites West Coast races this year.