Villopoto-Motocross-Win-6-8-13MT. MORRIS, Pa. – After two consecutive days of rain in southern Pennsylvania, the 37th running of the GEICO High Point National shaped up as a great day of racing at the historic High Point Raceway in Mt. Morris. Ryan Villopoto extended his points lead in the 450 Class after sweeping both motos to secure his third victory of the season at Round 4 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. Marvin Musquin rode on to his second straight victory in the 250 Class this season after taking his first career moto-win in Lucas Oil Pro Motocross.

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto returned to his winning ways on Saturday after finishing third overall at the last round. In Moto 1, Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Barcia grabbed his fourth Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot of the season, but it didn’t take long for Villopoto to take command of the lead on the opening lap.

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Tyla Rattray got off to a third place start in Moto 1, while Lucas Oil/Troy Lee Designs/Honda’s Malcolm Stewart jumped in close behind. Malcolm experienced a crash that dropped him out of podium contention, while Rattray maintained his third place position in the early portion of the race.

Delong-Gncc-husqvarna-3-18-13Corona, CA – March 18, 2013 – A mere four days after having dominated the opening round of the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series, XC2-class racer Andrew DeLong backed it up with another victory, this time at The General GNCC in Washington, Georgia.

Much like the season opener in River Ranch, Florida only days earlier, the win was a tough fight for DeLong. This time he had Grant Baylor to duel with in the battle for the XC2 class lead. True to form, DeLong let his training do the talking. With two laps left, AD came in for fuel, where his mechanic, Joe Maurer, said, “It’s time to see who’s in shape!”

An all-out sprint in the last laps of the three-hour race saw DeLong with a 23-second lead at the white flag. He pushed hard to the finish, leaving Baylor and factory motocross racer Zach Osborne to battle for second.

GNCC-Mullins-3-13-13River Ranch, Fla. (March 12, 2013) – Factory FMF/KTM’s Charlie Mullins topped a stacked field of riders at the 2013 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country season opener in River Ranch, Florida. The win wasn’t exactly handed to the 2011 GNCC champion, though, as teammate Kailub Russell and former XC1 champ Josh Strang and Paul Whibley contested Mullins throughout the full three-hour battle, presenting a lethal combination of some of the roughest and highest speed terrain on the 13-race circuit. XC2 Pro Lites winner Andrew DeLong made waves from the second row, finishing fifth overall in front of an exciting battle for second between reigning XC2 champ Jason Thomas and Pro Motocross star Zach Osborne.

The Moose Racing Westgate River Ranch GNCC historically kicks off the GNCC season in a big way, taking place just a couple hours south of the infamous Daytona Bike week festivities. But perhaps more importantly is the fact that the season opener also serves as an industry hub for all types of off-road racing to meet up for a spectacular weekend of cross-country racing, scouting and networking.

Oakland, CA – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ken Roczen took his first win of the 2013 Monster Energy Supercross West 250SX Series at the O. Co Coliseum in front of a packed Northern California crowd.

Following the pattern of the previous rounds, Roczen turned the fastest lap time in the afternoon practices and went on to take his heat win. His victory in his heat marked his fourth straight heat win so far this season.

In the main event, Roczen rounded the first corner in third position. He quickly moved around fellow KTM rider Joey Savatgy to move into second on the first lap. Shortly into the race, Roczen began to close the gap on the lead ride of Cole Seely. As they approached the finish line jump, Roczen made a mistake that caused him to land on an inside tuff block which launched him straight into the face of the finish line jump. Roczen completely came off the bike as he rolled over the jump but managed to stay in control of his bike to hop back on and maintain second position.

May 18, 2011 – Glen Helen Raceway, CA – Zach Osborne won the coveted Moates Cup at the U.S. Grand Prix for the second year in a row. Established last year to celebrate America’s return to the FIM Motocross World Championship GP schedule as well as commemorating 30th anniversary of Marty Moates becoming the first American to win the USGP, the Moates Cup is presented to the “Top American” finisher on the day. Making the deal even slicker is a big check, literally as well as figuratively, for $5,000 presented by Lucas Oil.

“It was a game-time decision,” said Osborne after crashing in Saturday’s qualifiers. “I was in a lot of pain, but X-rays showed that my wrist wasn’t broken, so I decided to go for it.” Making things even tougher for the Bike-It Cosworth Yamaha rider were the muddy conditions, compounded by tangling with another rider in the second turn and crashing right onto his injured wrist! “The Moates Cup was on my mind the whole race and it helped me ride through the pain,” added Zach. He battled through the pack and the sloppy track conditions from last place up to 9th in the first moto.