Circle K RedBud National Results

Saturday, July 6, 2019 | 10:50 PM

Tomac Emerges Victorious at RedBud for Third Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Victory of 2019


Ferrandis Dominates 250 Class for Third Career Win


BUCHANAN, Mich. (July 6, 2019) – The seventh round of the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, hosted the Circle K RedBud National on Saturday. The event continued its famed 4th of July tradition with riders adorned in red, white, and blue colors in honor of America’s Independence Day at RedBud MX. The 450 Class saw Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac emerge victorious for his third win of the season, extending his lead in the championship standings. In the 250 Class, Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha’s Dylan Ferrandis captured his third career win with a dominant performance by sweeping both motos.

Tomac took home his third win of the 2019 season.
Tomac took home his third win of the 2019 season. Jeff Kardas

As the gate dropped on the opening 450 Class moto Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb emerged with the Holeshot over Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-WPS-KTM teammates Justin Bogle and Blake Baggett. Bogle quickly went to work as he found his way around Webb to takeover the race lead before the end of the opening lap. Tomac was just behind the leaders in third.

Bogle used a clear track and impressive riding to lead the first several laps as Webb and Tomac gave chase. On Lap 3, Tomac carried speed downhill and around the outside of Webb for the second position, followed by a pass on Bogle for the lead in the same section just one lap later. As Webb set his sights on Bogle, he made a costly mistake by stalling the engine of his bike, which let Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jason Anderson slip by.

Tomac instantly took full advantage of having the lead and began opening a gap over his competition, while Anderson began to knock on Bogle’s door and made an aggressive move for second. Webb followed shortly after, bumping Bogle outside of the top three.

When the checkered flag waved, it was Tomac who remained unchallenged to win by 6.3 seconds, giving him his sixth moto win of the season. Anderson finished strong in second, followed by Webb in third. HRC Honda’s Ken Roczen and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin finished sixth and seventh, respectively.

Anderson showed speed and used consistency to finish runner-up (2-4).
Anderson showed speed and used consistency to finish runner-up (2-4). Rich Shepherd

The Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-WPS-KTM teammates once again put themselves towards the front when the gate dropped on 450 Class Moto 2 as Baggett was credited with the Holeshot, followed by Bogle and Musquin. As Baggett set the pace out front, Roczen muscled his way into second, just ahead of Musquin in third to complete the opening lap. Anderson, Webb and Tomac started the moto just outside of the top five.

On Lap 2, Roczen used his early race speed to charge past Baggett for the race lead, while Musquin followed shortly after, shuffling Baggett back to third. With clear track ahead, Roczen relied on his effortless style to calmly navigate the demanding circuit as Musquin put his head down in an attempt to track down the German. As the race neared the halfway point, Musquin began to slowly close in on the race lead, eventually making the pass stick on Lap 9.

Behind the leaders, the battle for third began to heat up between Anderson and the first moto winner Tomac. Every time Tomac searched for a way around, Anderson would wick it up to close the door. On Lap 12, Tomac dove to the inside of Anderson and pushed him against the edge of the track to overtake third. The defending champion continued his push forward in the final laps of the race as he chased down and made the move around Roczen with two laps remaining.

Musquin managed the moto with his veteran experience to take his third moto win of the season, 6.2 seconds ahead of Tomac. Roczen soldiered home in third.

Musquin bounced back from a tough Moto 1 to take an impressive Moto 2 win.
Musquin bounced back from a tough Moto 1 to take an impressive Moto 2 win. Jeff Kardas

Tomac’s 1-2 moto scores carried him to his third overall victory of the season, tying him with James Stewart for fifth on the all-time win list with 20 apiece. Anderson finished the day runner-up (2-4), while Musquin completed the podium in third (7-1). 

“Overall, it was a really good day for us,” said Tomac. “I had been feeling good all day. It has been a little bit rough the last couple of weeks, but the first moto was a really good way to start the day and get things turned back around. I think that I had some better lines in the first moto, but I was able to move up and get the job done in the second moto.”

The winning effort allowed Tomac to extend his lead in the 450 Class championship standings to 34 points over Musquin. Roczen maintains hold on third in the standings, 40 points out of the championship lead. Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Zach Osborne was unable to compete due to a shoulder injury sustained in the morning’s practice, dropping him from fourth to sixth.

Roczen finished on the podium in moto two and remains third in the championship.
Roczen finished on the podium in moto two and remains third in the championship. Rich Shepherd

The first 250 Class moto saw JGR/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing’s Alex Martin capture his first Holeshot of the season with Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo and Ferrandis in hot pursuit. Cianciarulo and Ferrandis immediately blasted their way around Martin, while Ferrandis launched his way by Cianciarulo and into the lead as the two riders nearly came together. Martin would find his way back around Cianciarulo for second, trailing Ferrandis opening lap.

Ferrandis continued to attack and began to build on his lead over Martin and championship rival Ciaciarulo. As the race wore on, GEICO Honda’s RJ Hampshire moved in on podium position and made a pass stick around the outside of Cianciarulo for third. With just two laps remaining, Hampshire’s relentless efforts brought him to the rear wheel of Martin, eventually overtaking him for second.

Out front, Ferrandis was dominant en route to his third moto win of the season. He crossed the line 18.2 seconds ahead of Hampshire, who matched a season-best moto finish. Disaster struck Martin in the final moments of the race as a bike malfunction left him on the side of the track and unable to finish the race. Cianciarulo inherited the final spot on the podium with Martin’s misfortune. At the conclusion of the race, Cianciarulo was penalized two positions by race officials for not decelerating when running off the track on the opening lap. The penalty awarded Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha’s Justin Cooper third, moving Cianciarulo back to fifth.

Ferrandis swept both motos for his first victory of the season.
Ferrandis swept both motos for his first victory of the season. Jeff Kardas

Martin made it a clean sweep of the Holeshots when he emerged from the first turn with the lead to start Moto 2. Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha’s Colt Nichols and Ferrandis followed in second and third. Cianciarulo was just behind the lead group in fifth on the opening lap, while first moto podium finishers Hampshire and Cooper were mired deep in the pack.

After an unfortunate end to the first moto, Martin was charging at the head of the 40-rider field and seeking redemption. Despite Martin’s effort, Ferrandis refused to settle as he was using every inch of the track in an attempt to find a passing spot. On Lap 5, Ferrandis made the pass stick to takeover the lead, moving Martin back to second.

With Nichols riding well in third, Cianciarulo was giving it his all to try and move into podium contention. Cianciarulo charged one of the steep downhill’s to make a sweeping pass around the outside of Nichols on Lap 7. With Martin just ahead, Cianciarulo kept pushing towards the Suzuki rider, latching onto his rear fender and finding his way past on Lap 12. 

The Frenchman Ferrandis held on to take his fourth moto win of the season by 4.3 seconds over a hard charging Cianciarulo. Martin rebounded to finish third, giving him his second moto podium of the season and first since the season opener at Hangtown.

Cianciarulo's 5-2 moto scores were good enough for second overall.
Cianciarulo's 5-2 moto scores were good enough for second overall. Rich Shepherd

Ferrandis’ 1-1 scores gave him his first overall victory of the season. Cianciarulo’s second moto helped him secure runner-up overall (5-2), edging out Cooper in third (3-6).

“I just felt good today and my bike was really good,” explained Ferrandis. “It took some time for me to find a good outdoor feeling, but I think we’ve finally found it. It was just the perfect day and I’m really happy and looking forward to the rest of the championship. It feels good to get the monkey off of my back with a win finally.”

Cianciarulo continues to lead the 250 Class standings with a 25-point advantage. Ferrandis’ 1-1 performance helped him overtake his teammate Cooper by a single point for second in the standings.

Cooper had to dig deep in each moto to land on the overall podium.
Cooper had to dig deep in each moto to land on the overall podium. Rich Shepherd

The 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will take a weekend break before resuming on Saturday, July 20, from Spring Creek Raceway. First motos of the Frescados Spring Creek National can be seen live on MAVTV at 11 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. CT. Second moto coverage will be shown via tape delay on NBCSN at 10 p.m. PT/ 12 a.m. CT. All of the action can also be live-streamed with the “Pro Motocross Pass” via the Gold channel on the NBC Sports app.

RedBud - 450 Class

- Buchanan, MI

1Eli Tomac Cortez, CO1 - 2Kawasaki KX
2Jason Anderson Edgewood, NM2 - 4Husqvarna FC 450
3Marvin Musquin La Reole, France7 - 1KTM 450 SX-F FE
4Cooper Webb Newport, NC3 - 5KTM 450 SX-F FE
5Ken Roczen Mattstedt, Germany6 - 3Honda CRF450
6Justin Bogle Cushing, OK4 - 6KTM 450 SX-F
7Blake Baggett Grand Terrace, CA5 - 9KTM 450 SX-F FE
8Benny Bloss Oak Grove, MO9 - 8KTM 450 SX-F FE
9Dean Wilson Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom12 - 7Husqvarna FC 450
10Fredrik Noren Lidk√∂ping, Sweden8 - 13Suzuki RM-Z450
Full Results

450 Class Standings - 2019

1Eli Tomac Cortez, CO521
2Ken Roczen Mattstedt, Germany463
3Marvin Musquin La Reole, France451
4Jason Anderson Edgewood, NM407
5Zach Osborne Abingdon, VA403
6Cooper Webb Newport, NC324
7Justin Barcia Monroe, NY315
8Fredrik Noren Lidköping, Sweden240
9Justin Bogle Cushing, OK222
10Blake Baggett Grand Terrace, CA175
Full Standings

RedBud - 250 Class

- Buchanan, MI

1Dylan Ferrandis Avignon, France1 - 1Yamaha YZ250F
2Adam Cianciarulo Port Orange, FL5 - 2Kawasaki KX250F
3Justin Cooper Cold Spring Harbor, NY3 - 6Yamaha YZ250F
4R.J. Hampshire Hudson, FL2 - 8Honda CRF250
5Hunter Lawrence Landsborough, Queensland, Australia8 - 4Honda CRF250
6Ty Masterpool Fallon, NV4 - 11Yamaha YZ250F
7Colt Nichols Muskogee, OK11 - 5Yamaha YZ250F
8Michael Mosiman Sebastopol, CA10 - 7Husqvarna FC 250
9Brandon Hartranft Brick, NJ6 - 12Yamaha YZ250F
10Cameron McAdoo Sioux City, IA9 - 10KTM 250 SX-F FE
Full Results

250 Class Standings - 2019

1Adam Cianciarulo Port Orange, FL519
2Dylan Ferrandis Avignon, France499
3Justin Cooper Cold Spring Harbor, NY461
4R.J. Hampshire Hudson, FL337
5Chase Sexton La Moille, IL316
6Alex Martin Millville, MN305
7Colt Nichols Muskogee, OK292
8Michael Mosiman Sebastopol, CA290
9Shane McElrath Canton, NC285
10Hunter Lawrence Landsborough, Queensland, Australia252
Full Standings

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