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Honda takes a play out of the KTM playbook for 2019 and makes their very own Factory Edition, which Honda calls their CRF450 Works Edition. HONDA CRF450 WORKS EDITION New for 2019, Honda introduces a CRF450 WE (“Works Edition”), a special model with a number of upgrades based on the bikes in the Team Honda HRC race shop. This motorcycle incorporates a specially designed cylinder head with factory hand-polished ports, a titanium Yoshimura slip-on muffler and special ECU settings in the CRF450 package. Sporting factory-inspired Throttle Jockey graphics and seat cover from Ken Roczen’s race bike, the CRF450 WE has the looks to match its incredible performance. CRF450 WE KEY FEATURES If you look closely on the head of the CRF450 WE engine it is engraved with the words “Works Edition.” • Unique cylinder head with factory hand-polished ports improves torque feeling from low-to-midrange, especially between 5,000 and 6,000 rpm, for even quicker lap times • Yoshimura slip-on muffler with titanium body and pipes, plus carbon fiber tail caps, exclusively designed for the CRF450 WE The 2019 Honda CRF450 WE’s head has factory hand-polished ports to improves torque from low-to-midrange. • ECU settings optimize performance advantages of the Yoshimura exhaust and cylinder-head updates • HRC launch control with special settings influenced by Ken Roczen Slip-on Yoshimura dual mufflers come standard on the 2019 CRF450 WE. • Kashima fork-tube coating reduces friction and improves handling performance. Developed by Miyaki Company of Japan, Kashima coating is a special treatment for hard-anodized finishes that fills the micro-pores on the surface of hard-anodized aluminum for better lubrication and reduced stiction • Titanium nitride coating on fork legs enhances suspension feel The CRF450 WE forks are Kashima coated and have a titanium nitride coating on the fork legs. • Shock shaft processed with Super Finisher and coated with titanium nitride for superior performance • Stronger D.I.D LT-X black rims with special laser-engraved logo Stronger D.I.D LT-X black rims with special laser-engraved logo come standard. • High-performance gold RK chain • Throttle Jockey factory Team Honda HRC graphics and seat cover for premium look and enhanced grip during acceleration • Top and bottom triple clamps in black RETAIL PRICE: $11,499 COMPETE LIST OF 2019 HONDA CRF450 UPDATES 2018 HONDA CRF450 MXA FULL TEST 2018 MXA 450 SHOOTOUT The post 2019 HONDA CRF450 WORKS EDITION appeared first on Motocross Action Magazine.
The 2019 Honda Monkey. During a special welcome dinner at the popular Smoky Mountain Crawl rally, American Honda announced that the Monkey and Super Cub C125 ABS models will be made available to U.S. customers for the 2019 model year. First unveiled in concept form last September at the Tokyo Motor Show, the models are both closely based on iconic motorcycles from Honda’s past, and are the latest examples of the company’s aptitude for developing pocket-sized motorcycles that capture the fancy of enthusiastic subcultures. Preceded by cherished models like the Mini Trail, the Z50, and more recently the Grom, the Monkey and Super Cub C125 are set to honor Honda’s heritage and define new lifestyles while appealing to a broad spectrum of riders. “Since our ‘You Meet the Nicest People’ campaign of the ’60s, Honda has produced fun, confidence-inspiring models that attract new customers to the joy of motorcycling, while introducing new ways for existing enthusiasts to express themselves and interact,” said Lee Edmunds, American Honda’s Manager of Motorcycle Marketing Communications. “With the 2019 Monkey and Super Cub C125, ‘The Power of Nice’ returns. We’re continuing the tradition of offering American customers machines that are simultaneously nostalgic and up-to-date, and that beg to be ridden and personalized. We’re eager to see how our customers use these bikes to extend ‘The Power of Nice’ to the next generation.” ALL 2019 HONDAS HONDA MONKEY Beginning with a Japanese amusement-park ride, Honda’s 58-year history with the “Monkey” has seen the Z series capture the hearts of generations the world over, offering enjoyable, accessible mobility through a likable design, tiny dimensions, and low weight. Today, the desire for an easy-to-handle motorcycle that puts smiles on faces is alive and well. A master of fun, the 2019 Monkey builds on that passion, while opening the door to the next generation of enthusiasts. The classic Monkey style provides the cues: simple, curved surfaces, and a trapezoid silhouette highlighting the compact length. The glossy fuel tank, finished in the same color as the frame, swingarm, and shocks, crowns the machine, and proudly wears a historical 3-D “Old Wing”-design Honda logo. Chrome steel high-mount fenders—plus the evocatively stamped exhaust shield, circular mirrors, and high-rise handlebar—all pay homage to the original. The Monkey is powered by a modern, reliable 125cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine, and is available with ABS brakes. COLORS ◦ Monkey: Banana Yellow, Pearl Nebula Red ◦ Monkey ABS: Pearl Nebula Red PRICE ◦ Monkey: $3,999 ◦ Monkey ABS: $4,199 • Availability: October SUPER CUB C125 ABS The 2019 Super Cub C100. Since the 1958 introduction of the first Super Cub C100 (one year before the launch of the American Honda Motor Company), the iconic model and its descendants have enticed armies of new riders to motorcycling, its approachable, stylish design and utilitarian performance altering people’s understanding of riding. A social phenomenon, the Super Cub even inspired a Beach Boys song, its worldwide popularity carrying it to a production milestone of 100 million units in 2017, making it the highest-selling motor vehicle in the world. The Super Cub C100’s key. Although U.S. importation of the model ended in 1974, American Honda is offering the 2019 Super Cub C125 ABS in celebration of its 60th anniversary. Featuring classic Super Cub styling with an S-letter silhouette and step-through design, the little motorcycle has a fuel-efficient and quiet 125cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine, fuel injection, a comfortable seat, and ABS brakes. • Colors: Pearl Niltava Blue • Target Price: $3,599 • Availability: January 2019 FOR ALL 2019 FIRST LOOK MODELS ABOUT AMERICAN HONDA American Honda Motor Co., Inc., is the sole distributor of Honda motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and Side-by-Sides in the U.S. American Honda’s Motorcycle Division conducts the sales, marketing and operational activities for these products through independent authorized Honda retail dealers. For more information on Honda products, go to www.powersports.honda.com. The post 2019 HONDA MONKEY & SUPER CUB C125 COME TO U.S. appeared first on Motocross Action Magazine.
2019 KTM 125SX. 2019 KTM TWO-STROKE FRAME All 2019 KTM SX models feature lightweight chromoly steel frames in various profiles including hydro-formed elements produced by WP Performance Systems with state-of-the-art robots. They feature optimized stiffness (2% stiffer longitudinally and 10% stiffer torsionally). The head stays are aluminum for all models (new on the 250 SX two-stroke). New frame guards improve grip and the right one is heat protector for the muffler/silencer. The subframe is 900 grams (32 ounces) lighter and 40mm longer than before. The 125/150SX engine rear can be switched back and forth between 125cc and 150cc displacement with just a cylinder, piston and head change. 2019 KTM 125/150SX ENGINE The KTM 125/150SX engine is the most powerful engine of the class, but for 2019 it gets a reworked 54mm-bore cylinder with an improved power valve system, including a sophisticated mechanism for the lateral support exhaust ports. A new layout of the exhaust ports increases the engine performance. In addition, the upper contour of the exhaust port is now machined to guaranties more accurate port timing. The KTM 125SX engine design allows an increase of the displacement from 125cc to 144cc just by replacing the cylinder, piston and head without changing the crankshaft. The new DS (diaphragm steel) clutch features a one-piece clutch basket combined with the primary gear. both milled in one piece from high-strength billet steel, the engine width at the clutch case is reduced by 10mm. The 125/150SX is fitted with a newly designed exhaust pipe and silencer. The pipe is produced with the latest 3-D stamping technology for an optimized shape. In addition the molded plastic silencer bracket is replaced by a welded aluminum bracket to reduce weight. A new airbox has been completely reworked for increased flow. This improves throttle response. The large Twin-Air air filter is mounted on a stiff cage, which minimizes incorrect installation of the filter and cage. The filter can be changed without tools in seconds. The 125/150SX are fitted with a six-speed transmission made by F1 supplier Pankl. The 38mm flat-slide Mikuni carb gets new jetting specs to adapt to the new airbox and exhaust design. Note the longer rear axles slots. 2019 BODYWORK & SEAT The all new-plastics that provide perfect ergonomics and contact points for the rider, maximum freedom of movement and improved handling. In addition, the I-beam design for the front and rear fenders are prime examples of an intelligent design, which guarantees maximum stability at lowest weight through a well thought-out structure and mounting. A newly shaped seat provides improved ergonomics and better seat comfort. Due to newly developed silicone strips the seat cover provides better feel and grip. The seat installs with one long bolt from the left side of the frame for easier removal and installation. 2019 SWINGARM All 2019 KTM big bikes models are fitted with a reworked cast aluminum swingarm featuring a longer slot for the rear axle. This allows the adjustment of the rear wheel in a position up to 5 mm further back which gives the rider the option of gaining more straight line stability for fast tracks and whoops. The single-component casting process offers low weight and a perfect flex behavior. 2019 TWO-STROKE FUEL TANKS The 125SX, 150SX and 250SX models are fitted with newly designed lightweight polyethylene tanks that improved ergonomics. Fuel capacity 1.85 gallons of fuel. 2019 COOLING SYSTEM All 2019 KTM models feature newly designed radiators which are mounted 12mm lower than the predecessors. This lowers the center of gravity and in conjunction with a new radiator shape they match perfectly with the design of the new radiator shroud to make the bike narrower and easier to get forward on the bike. Thanks to calculated liquid circulation (CFD) and improved air ventilation cooling is improved. The coolant tube, that passes through the frame, is 4 mm larger to improve coolant flow from the cylinder head to the radiators more efficient. 2019 KTM WHEELS The KTM wheels feature CNC machined hubs and high-end Excel rims, but for 2019 the aluminum nipples will feature a reworked design to reduce the frequency of spoke tightening. The tires are a Dunlop Geomax MX3S combo. 2019 KTM 250SX TWO-STROKE 2019 KTM 250SX ENGINE The 2019 250SX engine features a cylinder with a twin-valve-controlled power valve system, counter balance shaft for low engine vibration, five-speed transmission and a hydraulically operated DDS clutch. With a 66.4mm bore, the power characteristics can be changed in seconds thanks to two supplied power valve springs and a preload tension adjuster for the main spring. The 250SX engine is raised by 1-degree around the swingarm pivot improving the handling and front wheel grip. Plus, the head stays brackets are now aluminum instead of steel to reduce vibration. The 250SX gets a reworked water pump casing to optimize flow for more efficient cooling. The 250SX uses the KTM-developed damped diaphragm steel (DDS) clutch with a wear-free steel basket. This DDS design uses a diaphragm spring (Belleville washer)instead of the usual coil springs, which makes for easier clutch action. The diaphragm spring also leaves sufficient space for a rubber damping system integrated into the clutch hub, which benefits both traction and durability. The Brembo hydraulic clutch mechanism produces controlled modulation of the clutch. The 2019 KTM 250SX has a newly designed exhaust pipe and silencer. The pipe is produced with the latest 3-D stamping technology for an optimized shape. In addition, the molded plastic silencer bracket is replaced by a welded aluminum bracket to reduce weight. A new airbox has been completely reworked for increased flow. This improves throttle response. The large Twin-Air air filter is mounted on a stiff cage, which minimizes incorrect installation of the filter and cage. The filter can be changed without tools in seconds. The 38mm flat slide Mikuni carburetor has new jetting specs for 2019 to work with the new airbox and exhaust design. 2019 KTM 250SX TWO-STROKE HIGHLIGHTS Seat: newly shaped seat provides improved ergonomics and better seat comfort. Due to newly developed silicone strips the seat cover provides better feel and grip. The seat installs with one long bolt from the left side of the frame for easier removal and installation. Swingram: The 2019 KTM 250SX cast aluminum swingarm features a 5mm longer axle slot to allow the rear wheel up to 5 mm further back. Gas tank: The 250SX has a lightweight polyethylene tanks with improved ergonomics. Fuel capacity 1.85 gallons of fuel. Radiators: The radiators are mounted 12mm lower than last year to lower the 250SX’s center of gravity. The new radiators and radiator shrouds make the bike narrower. Thanks to calculated liquid circulation (CFD) and improved air ventilation the cooling is improved. Additionally, the coolant tube, that passes through the frame, is 4 mm larger to improve coolant flow from the cylinder head to the radiators more efficient. Wheels: The 250SX wheels feature CNC machined hubs and high-end Excel rims. Most importantly, the new aluminum nipples feature a reworked design to reduce the frequency of spoke tightening the spokes. The tires are a Dunlop Geomax MX3S combo. 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Photos by Browndog Wilson.The Thunder Valley track. For the third stop on the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross tour was the mile high track of Thunder Valley in Colorado. The riders and teams get a week off after Colorado to start migrating East for round four at High Point in Pennsylvania. The 250 and 450 classes were stacked full of new and old riders trying to make their move closer to the top step of the podium coming into the weekend off. With the Thunder Valley track’s elevation being higher than most at 6100 feet above sea level, it made it challenging for some of the riders. It showed which riders came prepared and which didn’t. Here’s how the day panned out. 250 qualifying belonged to Joey Savatgy. Eli Tomac punched in the fastest 450 time in qualifying. Fans gathered from near and far to witness round 3. It was a hot one. The Lucas Oil Girls Nicole Cesa (left) and Carrie Bowling (right) were happy to be back at the races. Unfortunately, the Rockstar Husqvarna 250 rig was the only Husky rig in attendance due to Dean Wilson and Jason Anderson’s injuries. Word on the street is there not searching for a fill-in rider. Goggle check for Ken Roczen. The Thunder Valley National trophies. Track conditions were all-time on Saturday. To kick off the racing, we were able to see the second round of the 125cc All-Stars in Colorado. Wil Hahn put together a dominating performance aboard his factory Star Racing Yamaha YZ125. While the 250 guys were getting all lined up, this is what was going down in the Autotrader Suzuki pits. Alright, now lets get down to the moto’s. First up, the 250 guys. Zach Osborne crossed the line in 5th. He crashed during practiced an re-injured his thumb. It was a tough start to the day. Jordon Smith came through with a 4th. Jordon’s teammate Alex Martin was far ahead in 3rd. Alex’s younger brother Jeremy Martin ran and finished in 2nd. But this was the real story of the first 250 moto. Justin Cooper pulled the holeshot and managed to lead for the first 15 minutes until he was passed by Pro Circuit’s Joey Savatgy. No less than three laps later, Joey came to a dramatic stop due to a blown engine. Savatgy finished 34th, and Justin Cooper rode to his first ever 250 moto win. 250 MOTO 1 RACE RESULTS (TOP 22) Justin Cooper (Yam) Jeremy Martin (Hon) Alex Martin (KTM) Jordan Smith (KTM) Zach Osborne (Hus) Aaron Plessinger (Yam) Garrett Marchbanks (Kaw) Austin Forkner (Kaw) Shane McElrath (KTM) Chase Sexton (Hon) Sean Cantrell (KTM) Enzo Lopes (Suz) RJ Hampshire (Hon) Martin Castelo (Yam) Justin Hill (Suz) Michael Mosiman (Hus) Jordan Bailey (Hus) Brandon Hartranft (Yam) Ramyller Alves (Yam) Gage Schehr (KTM) Challenge Tennant (Yam) Gustavo De Souza (Hon) Next up, the 450’s. This class got off to a rough start. Justin Barcia jumped to the early lead followed by Eli Tomac and Ken Roczen. Suddenly, the red flag was waved due to a massive wreck from Kyle Chisholm. Once Kyle was cleared off the track, they started again. This time Justin Barcia had to do some work after going down in the forth corner. He ended up 5th. Marvin Musquin ended up in 4th in the first 450 moto. Blake Baggett gave it everything he had. He pressured second, but in the end third is what he had to settle for. Everyone was impressed by Ken Roczen. He made it hard on Eli Tomac while he had the lead at the beginning of the moto and held off Baggett. He finished 2nd. But Eli Tomac rode to a dominant 1st place. 450 MOTO 1 RACE RESULTS (TOP 22) Eli Tomac (Kaw) Ken Roczen (Hon) Blake Baggett (KTM) Marvin Musquin (KTM) Justin Barcia (Yam) Benny Bloss (KTM) Weston Peick (Suz) Phillip Nicoletti (Suz) Dylan Merriam (Yam) Lorenzo Laccurcio (Hon) Jake Masterpool (Yam) Alex Ray (Yam) Cade Autenrieth (KTM Brandan Leith (Kaw) Brandon Scharer (Yam) Cody Cooper (Hon) Ben Lamay (Hon) Derek Anderson (Kaw) Henry Miller (Suz) Dare DeMartile (Hon) Felix Lopez (KTM) Toshiki Tomita (Hon) It’s time to cover the second motos which determine the overalls. The second 250 moto started off rough for title contenders Joey Savatgy and Zach Osborne. They were caught up in a massive first turn pile up, and were forced to start from the very back. Zach Osborne finished 20th in the moto but scored an 11th overall, and Joey Savatgy went 12th for a 17th overall due to his first moto DNF. Jordon Smith pulled through with a 5th overall on the day with a 4-5 score. Austin Forkner had a rough start to the day with a 7th in moto one. But in moto two he turned it up for a third, and scored a 4th overall. Justin Cooper also had some trouble in the second moto. He crossed the line in 8th, but with his 1st place finish in the first moto he landed on the podium for 3rd overall. Alex Martin really dropped the hammer in Thunder Valley. He jumped to the early lead in moto two and managed to hold off brother Jeremy Martin. Eventually, J-Mart got around his brother and left Alex in 2nd. With a score of 3-2, Alex grabbed a 2nd overall. But in the end, it was Jeremy Martin who stood on top. His 2-1 score landed him the overall win. 250 OVERALL RACE RESULTS (TOP 22) Jeremy Martin (Hon) Alex Martin (KTM) Justin Cooper (Yam) Austin Forkner (Kaw) Jordan Smith (KTM) Aaron Plessinger (Yam) Chase Sexton (Hon) Shane McElrath (KTM) Garrett Marchbanks (Kaw) RJ Hampshire (Hon) Zach Osborne (Hus) Michael Mosiman (Hus) Enzo Lopes (Suz) Justin Hill (SUZ) Sean Cantrell (KTM) Martin Castelo (Yam) Joey Savatgy (Kaw) Jordan Bailey (Hus) Challenge Tennant (Yam) Brandon Hartranft (Yam) Gustavo De Souza (Hon) Gage Schehr (KTM) The final moto of the day–the 450s second moto. It was a great day for Benny Bloss. He ended up with a 6-5 score and a 5th overall. Marvin Musquin ran up front in the early parts of the motos, but ended up with a 4-4 score and a 4th overall on the day. It was a very successful day for Blake Baggett. He went 3-3 for a 3rd overall, and a spot on the podium. The phrase “a step in the right direction” best describes Ken Roczen’s performance in Colorado. He went 2-2 for a 2nd overall. But, he really held off Tomac for the lead in both motos. So far, Eli Tomac has a perfect season going for him. Go he make it to 24 straight moto wins? This is domination at its finest. He won the overall by sweeping both motos in his home state. 450 OVERALL RACE RESULTS (TOP 22) Eli Tomac (Kaw) Ken Roczen (Hon) Blake Baggett (KTM) Marvin Musquin (KTM) Benny Bloss (KTM) Justin Barcia (Yam) Weston Peick (Suz) Phillip Nicoletti (Suz) Dylan Merriam (Yam) Brandon Scharer (Yam) Jake Masterpool (Yam) Lorenzo Laccurcio (Hon) Cade Autenrieth (KTM Alex Ray (Yam) Cody Cooper (Hon) Brandan Leith (Kaw) Henry Miller (Suz) Toshiki Tomita (Hon) Ben Lamay (Hon) Felix Lopez (KTM) Derek Anderson (Kaw) Chase Marquier (Hus) We’ve got a weekend off, but we will return to racing on June 16th in High Point, Pennsylvania. 2018 THUNDER VALLEY NATIONAL | FULL COVERAGE The post 2018 THUNDER VALLEY NATIONAL | THE AFTERMATH appeared first on Motocross Action Magazine.
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Results: Red Bull RedBud National Musquin Moves into Point Lead at RedBud with Second Straight Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Victory Plessinger Takes Third 250 Class Win to Extend Championship Lead BUCHANAN, Mich. (July 7, 2018) – The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, continued its famed Fourth of July tradition from RedBud MX with riders and teams sporting the red, white, and blue in honor of Independence Day weekend at the Red Bull RedBud National. The 450 Class saw Team Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin take his second consecutive overall victory and move atop the championship point standings following a hard-luck afternoon for entering point leader and Monster Energy Kawasaki rider Eli Tomac. In the 250 Class, Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha’s Aaron Plessinger swept both motos for his third overall win of the season. Marvin Musquin captured his second straight overall victory (2-1) and took possession of the red plate. – Rich Shepard The first 450 Class moto of the day began with RMATV/MC-WPS-KTM’s Blake Baggett grabbing the Motosport.com Holeshot ahead of reigning champion and defending RedBud winner Tomac. While sprinting on the opening lap, Baggett crashed, which allowed Tomac to move into the number-one position with Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Phil Nicoletti and Phoenix Racing’s Heath Harrison in tow. Musquin and Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Justin Barcia circulated the opening lap near the tail end of the field after a crash took down both riders in the second turn. With a clear track out front, Tomac attacked the rough and rutted conditions and quickly began to distance himself from Nicoletti, who continued to ride strong in second. On Lap 3, Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen made the move on both Harrison and Nicoletti to take control of second, shuffling Nicoletti back to third. RMATV/MC-WPS-KTM’s Benny Bloss clawed his way through the front-runners as well and made a successful pass on Nicoletti for third on Lap 5. As Tomac cleared the halfway point of the moto, he held a commanding lead over Roczen, who maintained a solid pace to control second. Despite a crash on the opening lap that left him buried in the pack, Musquin put on an incredible charge and quickly closed in on Bloss for third. On Lap 14, Musquin kept rolling and overtook Bloss for third. With just three laps remaining and a lead of nearly 15 seconds, misfortune struck Tomac as he was seen pushing his bike off the side of the track and out of the moto. Tomac’s trouble allowed Roczen to inherit the lead and take his first moto victory since 2016 by 10.9 seconds over Musquin. Third went to Bloss, who took the first moto podium of his career. Barcia also made an impressive recovery to finish fourth. Tomac was credited with 36th place. Ken Roczen emerged with the first moto victory and finished second overall (1-3). – Rich Shepard The final moto of the afternoon saw Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing’s Justin Bogle capture the Motosport.com Holeshot by edging out Harrison and Roczen. The opening corners saw Musquin use aggressive riding to force his way by the front-runners and take over the lead. At the completion of the opening lap it was Musquin, Roczen and Barcia rounding out the top three, while Tomac was credited with 18th after being forced to start on an outside gate due to his Moto 1 finish. Musquin wasted no time in setting blistering lap times as he led the way out front and began to open a small cushion over Roczen, who kept Barcia behind him. Roczen continued to push his way forward and closed back in on Musquin, but each time he bridged the gap, the Frenchman managed to pull back out. There was no stopping Musquin, who kept a steady pace out front to capture his third moto victory of the season by 3.9 seconds over the field. Barcia pushed the entire 30-minutes-plus-two-laps to overtake Roczen on the final lap for second. Roczen crossed the finish line in third. Tomac overcame multiple crashes and a brief visit to the mechanics are to finish ninth, while first moto podium finisher Bloss could only muster 23rd after a crash. The second moto win gave Musquin the overall win (2-1), edging out Roczen (1-3) in second overall. Barcia’s 4-2 scores were good enough to take the final step of the podium in third. Tomac earned the worst finish of his 450 Class career in 15th (36-9). It’s the sixth 450 Class win of Musquin’s career. Justin Barcia’s riding was impressive all day as he netted 4-2 moto scores for third overall. – Rich Shepard “I certainly didn’t expect to leave RedBud with the points lead,” said Musquin. “What a crazy day. I couldn’t believe when I saw Eli [Tomac] off of the side of the track in the first moto. Consistency was key today, the track was tough, and I managed to leave here with two good moto results. The fans are insane here and it’s amazing to get the win.” The 450 Class received a change in the point standings for the first time this season as Musquin’s win lifted him to the top of the championship. Tomac, who entered the day with a 33-point advantage, now trails Musquin by three points. Barcia is third, 40 points out of the lead. Eli Tomac finished 15th overall (36-9) and now trails Marvin Musquin by three points in the championship point standings. – Rich Shepard The opening 250 Class moto saw Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Austin Forkner emerge with the Motosport.com Holeshot ahead of Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM riders Shane McElrath and Alex Martin. As the 40-rider field charged through the opening corners, McElrath powered his way to the front with Forkner and Plessinger battling over second and third. While McElrath controlled the race early, Forkner and Plessinger continued their fight for second, with Plessinger using LaRocco’s Leap to jump past the Kawasaki rider. Plessinger consistently clicked off laps and began to distance himself from Forkner, while also closing in on the lead. He used the same move on LaRocco’s Leap to seize the top spot from McElrath. Forkner soon followed into second. With 10 minutes remaining, Forkner found himself gaining momentum as he moved onto the rear wheel of Plessinger in the hunt for the win. Just one lap later, Forkner made the pass, however, it would be short lived as Plessinger instantly retaliated with an aggressive pass that sent Forkner to the ground. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy and GEICO Honda’s RJ Hampshire moved into second and third, respectively. As Plessinger continued his impressive ride out front, Savatgy made a costly mistake through the sand rollers on Lap 12 that left the Kawasaki rider on the ground, which moved Hampshire to second and McElrath back to third. With just two laps remaining, Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha’s Dylan Ferrandis joined the battle for third and muscled his way around McElrath. Plessinger held on to take the checkered flag for his fifth moto win of the season by 10.2 seconds over Hampshire, who finished on the podium for the second time this season. Ferrandis completed the top three in third. Aaron Plessinger swept both motos to take his third victory of the season. – Rich Shepard In the final 250 Class moto it was Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Mitchell Harrison who emerged with the Motosport.com Holeshot, followed by Plessinger and Savatgy. A pileup in the first corner collected several riders, including first moto runner-up Hampshire and McElrath. At the completion of the opening lap it was Plessinger in first, with Savatgy and Harrison in tow. Plessinger controlled the pace out front, but the battle behind him raged as Savatgy pressed forward in an attempt to fight off of the pressure from teammate Forkner and the KTM-mounted Martin. As the trio closed in on the halfway point of the moto, all three were separated by less than a second and searching for a way past one another. Martin and Forkner worked tirelessly and eventually found their way around Savatgy, while Forkner continued his march to the front and blitzed by Martin for second. As the checkered flag waved, Plessinger maintained his lead in the final laps to take his sixth moto win of the season by 5 seconds, sweeping both motos for the third time this season. Forkner rebounded from his first moto troubles to finish second, followed by Martin in third. Alex Martin battled to second overall on the day (4-3) and maintains second in the championship. – Rich Shepard The 1-1 moto scores gave Plessinger his third win of the season and the fifth victory of his career. Martin used consistency to secure second overall (4-3), which edged out Ferrandis in third (3-4). “The last few races following Muddy Creek have been tough,” said Plessinger. “My confidence took a bit of a hit with some of the issues I had, but the starts are super important and today we proved where we belong when we get starts. I like this track and I’ve never actually been on the podium here before, so this is cool with the Motocross of Nations coming up here in a few months.” Plessinger’s victory extended his lead in the championship standings, which now sits at 35 points over Martin. Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha’s Justin Cooper, who finished fifth overall (8-7), moved into third and trails Plessinger by 82 points. The strong riding continued for Dylan Ferrandis as he finished third overall (3-4). – Rich Shepard The 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will take a break before returning to action on Saturday, July 21, with its annual visit to Millville, Minnesota, and Spring Creek MX Park. First motos of the La Crescent Wine & Spirit Spring Creek National can be seen live on MAVTV at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET. The second motos will air via tape delay that same night on NBC Sports Network at 9 p.m. PT /.12 a.m. ET. Additionally, all of the action can be seen as it unfolds online via the “Pro Motocross Pass” on NBC Sports Gold. Results Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Red Bull RedBud National RedBud MX – Buchanan, Michigan July 7, 2018 450 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish) Marvin Musquin, France, KTM (2-1) Ken Roczen, Germany, Honda (1-3) Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Yamaha (4-2) Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM (5-5) Phil Nicoletti, Cohocton, N.Y., Husqvarna (6-6) Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Suzuki (10-4) Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha (7-7) Kyle Cunningham, Willow Park, Texas, Suzuki (11-8) Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki (8-11) Jake Nicholls, United Kingdom, Honda (9-13) 450 Class Championship Standings Marvin Musquin, France, KTM – 304 Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki – 301 Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Yamaha – 264 Ken Roczen, Germany, Honda – 246 Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM – 232 Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki – 193 Benny Bloss, Oak Grove, Mo., KTM – 176 Phil Nicoletti, Cohocton, N.Y., Suzuki – 172 Cody Cooper, New Zealand, Honda – 101 Kyle Cunningham, Willow Park, Texas, Suzuki – 93 250 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish) Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha (1-1) Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., KTM (4-3) Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha (3-4) Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM (5-9) Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha (8-7) Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda (11-6) Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Kawasaki (35-2) Michael Mosiman, Sebastopol, Calif., Husqvarna (9-11) RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Honda (2-40) Mitchell Harrison, Brighton, Mich., Husqvarna (13-8) 250 Class Championship Standings Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha – 283 Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., KTM – 248 Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha – 201 Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM – 198 Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Kawasaki – 191 Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda – 176 RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Honda – 176 Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda – 166 Jordon Smith, Belmont, N.C., KTM – 163 Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha – 14
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