Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross – Red Bud Preview

Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross – Red Bud Preview

Up this week is RED BUD. Located in Buchanan, Michigan on the Michigan/Indiana border Red Bud Track N Trail is one of the iconic tracks on the Lucas Oil AMA Pro National circuit. The 4th of July weekend event is a long standing must attend for the motocross faithful.

Previous winners:

2015-450MX Justin Barcia, 250MX Jeremy Martin

2014-450MX Ken Roczen, 250MX Jeremy Martin

2013-450MX Ryan Villopoto, 250MX Ken Roczen

My thoughts:

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve put some insight into who I thought would win or do well and I’ve been a bit off but that shows how crazy this season has been, especially in the 250 class.

Current 250MX Points Standings-

  1. Joey Savatgy 205
  2. Cooper Webb 193
  3. Jeremy Martin 173
  4. Alex Martin 158
  5. Zach Osborne 152

Webb gained 8 more point of the current leader and looks to get closer this weekend at Red Bud.

My prediction for the weekend is a victory for Webb and a start at a summer run. I see an all Yamaha podium this weekend with Webb, Jeremy Martin and then Alex Martin.

In the 450 class it is STILL all Ken Roczen. 9 out of 10 moto wins and 4 out of 5 overalls, the RCH Racing, Jimmie Johns. Soaring Eagle Suzuki racer increased his points lead over Tomac, up from 41 to 47. Sure Tomac got closer but this is still Roczen’s championship to lose.

Current 450MX Points Standings-

  1. Ken Roczen 243
  2. Eli Tomac 196
  3. Cole Seely 151
  4. Marvin Musquin 136
  5. Ryan Dungey 131

I see another win this weekend Roczen. Adding Seely to the rapidly growing injury list (Seely press release) and that 3rd spot on the podium is up for grabs. (Note-4 of the current top 10 are currently out of the series – Seely, Dungey, Anderson, Canard). My Red Bud podium – Roczen, Tomac, Musquin.

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Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Nationals – Muddy Creek Preview

Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Nationals – Muddy Creek Preview

I’m back. Sorry I missed the preview and wrap up from Mt Morris, but I’m back to give you the details on this weekend’s national motocross at Muddy Creek.

Nestled in the hills of eastern Tennessee, Muddy Creek Raceway has hosted an AMA National the last 4 season. There is near 100% viewing from several vantage points making this a very fan friendly facility.

Previous winners:

  • 2015-450MX Ryan Dungey, 250MX Marvin Musquin
  • 2014-450MX Ken Roczen, 250MX Cooper Webb
  • 2013-450MX Ryan Dungey, 250MX Jeremy Martin

My thoughts:

It appears as though Joey Savatgy has positioned himself as the top guy in the 250 class. The DNF’s from the Star Racing Yamaha’s last week, coupled with his great riding have allowed the Pro Circuit Monster Energy Kawasaki racer to open a 20 point lead over second place racer Cooper Webb. Savatgy has won 4 of 8 motos and 3 of the 4 overalls to start the season. If not for a rough round 2 in Glen Helen (9-7 for 7th overall) he would have a commanding lead.

Current 250MX Points Standings-

  1. Joey Savatgy 166
  2. Cooper Webb 146
  3. Jeremy Martin 142
  4. Alex Martin 136
  5. Zach Osborne 121

My prediction for the weekend is a victory for the Rockstar Husqvarna mounted Zach Osborne. Coming off the first outdoor motocross moto win of his career last week and a familiarity of Muddy Creek from his days as an amateur. I see Zach with the win. Let’s call it Osborne, Webb, Savatgy as your podium.

In the 450 class it is all Ken Roczen. 7 out of 8 moto wins and 3 out of 4 overalls, the RCH Racing, Jimmie Johns. Soaring Eagle Suzuki racer has a 41 point lead over Eli Tomac in 2nd. Additionally it appears as though Roczen is on a totally different level than the rest of the class. Tomac and company needs to step up now or the championship will be wrapped up well before the final round.

Current 450MX Points Standings-

  1. Ken Roczen 193
  2. Eli Tomac 152
  3. Ryan Dungey 131
  4. Cole Seely 116
  5. Jason Anderson 113

My prediction for this weekend is another Roczen victory. Tomac should settle in for 2nd but the final podium spot is up in the air. Rumor this week is Jason Anderson is now out with a broken collarbone. (Fact – See Press Release Here) Add in Dungey, Stewart and Baggett (questionable) Josh Grant (ankle injury) and the 450 class is rapidly getting smaller.

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Practice
Online: 10:00 a.m. ET, ProMotocross.com and the NBC Sports mobile app (LIVE)

The second practice session for the 450 and 250 Classes will stream live, starting at approximately 10:00 a.m. ET.

The second practice session will only be available online and viewable on ProMotocross.com and the NBC Sports mobile app (iOS / Android).

Moto 1
Online: 1:00 p.m. ET, ProMotocross.com and NBC Sports mobile app (LIVE)
TV: 1:00 p.m. ET, MAVTV (LIVE)

Once again this year, MAVTV will air first motos from all 12 rounds live. Use the MAVTV channel finder to see if you currently get MAVTV. You can also use the link to request that your cable provider carry MAVTV if they currently do not.

The live stream of first motos can also be viewed online via ProMotocross.com and the NBC Sports mobile app (iOS / Android).

Moto 2
Online: 3:30 p.m. ET, ProMotocross.com and NBC Sports app (LIVE)
TV – 450 Moto 2: 3:30 p.m. ET, NBC (LIVE)
TV – 250 Moto 2: 4:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN (LIVE)

Live coverage switches over to NBC at 2:00 p.m. ET with 450 Moto 2, the first network broadcast of the season. (Note that 450 Moto 2 is on the NBC broadcast network, rather than NBC Sports Network.)

NBCSN will air the second 250 Class moto at 11:00 p.m. ET. Use the NBCSN channel finder to see if you currently get NBCSN in your area.

The live stream of both second motos can be viewed online via ProMotocross.com and the NBC Sports mobile app (iOS / Android).

Please note: In order to watch a live stream of an NBCSN broadcast, you have to verify your cable provider.  Live Extra is a service offered through participating cable, satellite and telco TV providers that allows you to watch Motocross coverage of live events on NBCSN.

Highlight Show
TV: Wednesday 7/1, 2:00 a.m. ET, NBCSN

NBCSN will have a one-hour show the week after each race recapping the action.

 

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2016 Outdoor Motocross Predictions – Hangtown Opener

2016 Outdoor Motocross Predictions – Hangtown Opener

The 2016 outdoor motocross season is less than a week away. Can Ryan Dungey continue his winning ways? Has Ken Roczen found the magic to take the championship he last held in 2014? What about Eli Tomac, Jason Anderson, Justin Barcia and a host of other racers ready to challenge for the championship. And that’s not even looking at the 250 series. Everyone is back to zero when the gate drops Saturday afternoon in Hangtown.

The series runs for 12 rounds between now and the end of August. 2016 marks the return of Southwick to the schedule. The “Wick” offers the racers a completely different type of track than the rest of the series and it’s date in July should make it nice an warm further testing man and machine.

The series opens in Hangtown. More specifically in Rancho Cordova, CA, a city in Northern California’s Sacramento County. 2016 marks the 48th anniversary of the event making it the oldest stop on the AMA national circuit.

For more information on Hangtown, check out MX Sports online for all of the details.

Hangtown MX Classic Info

2015 Hangtown Motocross Classic Winners

450 Class: Eli Tomac
250 Class: Jeremy Martin

Who will win this year? Here are my top 3 for each class and who I think will see it all to the end of the series this August in Indiana.

Hangtown 450

Ryan Dungey – I think Dungey will take his momentum from Las Vegas right into the outdoors with an overall victory. I don’t feel like it will be a 1-1 sweep perhaps a 2-1 for the overall.

Ken Roczen – 1-2 moto scores for second overall. Rozen’s been flying the last couple of the weeks of the supercross series and if not for a small mistake in Las Vegas I think he would have won. I think Dungey and Roczen will do battle all season long swapping wins and overall’s throughout the series.

Eli Tomac – Tomac will take his recent momentum along with the memory of his 2015 outdoor speed into a solid opening weekend finish setting up 2016 to be a very exciting year in outdoor motocross.

Hangtown 250

Jeremy Martin- 1-1 for the overall. I think Martin will be a dominant racer in the 250 class this season. It will be his final season in the class and I feel he could be the man to beat.

Aaron Plessinger-3-2 for second overall. Plessinger showed speed in supercross in 2016 and outdoors in 2015 so I think he could be the next guy on the box at Hangtown.

Zach Osborne- 2-3 for third overall. I think Osborne will be a solid top 3 racer each week, ready to pounce if the opportunity is right. Keep an eye on the #16 Husqvarna this season.

So who do I think will win each championship? What about my top 3? Here they are.

450-

  1. Dungey
  2. Roczen
  3. Tomac

250-

  1. Martin
  2. Osborne
  3. Savatgy

I’m planning on wrapping up each week following each event and adding a preview of the next week. Let me know what you think and check back in August to see how I did.