Holeshot Replays: Budds Creek National

Monday, August 19, 2019 | 2:00 PM

The penultimate round of the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship was bound to be filled with drama as both the 450 Class and 250 Class titles had the potential to be clinched at legendary Budds Creek Motocross Park. The action throughout both motos across each class at the GEICO Motorcycle Budds Creek National was exceptional, and the path to victory that ultimately saw Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM's Shane McElrath and Monster Energy Kawasaki's Eli Tomac emerge atop the podium was a direct result of their prowess coming out the start gate. For Tomac, the pair of stellar starts not only handed him the win, but also a historic third straight title.

In today's landscape of American motocross, starts are arguably more important than they've ever been before, and nothing feels better than capturing the Holeshot. Starts are serious business, and grabbing the holeshot is the ultimate reward for a rider who took full advantage of his gate pick, reaction time, launch, upshifting, and clean entry and exit from the first turn.

Watch how the start of all four motos at Budds Creek unfolded, with a recap of the early action in both the 250 Class and 450 Class.

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