Jun 22

Dungey Takes Budds Creek

Photo Credit: Simon Cudby

Photo Credit: Simon Cudby

The 24th Annual Red Bull National showcased ultra-competitive racing action for Round 5 of the 2013 Pro Championship, sanctioned by . Reigning 450 Class champion captured his second overall victory of the season in the 450 Class. Blake Baggett returned to his winning ways from 2012 as the defending 250 Class champion secured his first overall victory of the season with a big win in Mechanicsville, Md. Saturday’s win marked back-to-back victories for both riders in their respective classes.

Yoshimura Suzuki’s laid down the fastest lap of the day in the 450 Class, where he came into Moto 1 with the first choice of gate pick. However, it was Toyota/JGR/Yamaha’s Justin Brayton and Smartop/MotoConcepts Racing’s Mike Alessi who went head-to-head for the Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot, which Alessi secured at the last second. From there, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s grabbed the early lead and immediately put a gap on the rest of the field.

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Jun 18

Villopoto Carries Momentum Into Budds Creek

Photo Credit: Simon Cudby

Photo Credit: Simon Cudby

This Saturday, Southern Maryland’s MX Park will host the world’s best riders for Round 5 of the 2013 Pro Championship, sanctioned by . Taking place in Mechanicsville, Md., just an hour outside of the nation’s capital, the 23rd Annual Red Bull Budds Creek National will set the stage for two of the most highly contested championships in Lucas Oil Pro Motocross history. Current points leader and 2011 champion will go head-to-head with reigning champ in the 450 Class, while Ken Roczen and Eli Tomac will both attempt to become the second repeat winner in the 250 Class as Marvin Musquin looks to secure his third consecutive win at Budds Creek.

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Villopoto captured his third overall victory of the season at with a clean sweep in the 450 Class, giving the points leader a total of seven moto wins to date. Villopoto’s successful season has given him considerable momentum heading into Round 5 this weekend, where he looks to extend his points lead at Budds Creek.

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Jun 8

Villopoto Victorious At High Point

Photo Credit: Simon Cudby

Photo Credit: Simon Cudby

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 in Mt. Morris. 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 Pro Championship, sanctioned by . 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 .

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 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.

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Jun 6

Up Close With Canard & Barcia

Photo Credit: Honda Red Riders

Photo Credit: Honda Red Riders

American Honda has just released a featuring the Team Honda Muscle Milk duo of and . With a rich racing history and a prestigious list of previous Honda champions, the American Honda race team is a place riders dream of being, and that’s especially true of Canard and Barcia.

Canard, who returned to racing this year after a serious crash in 2012, has continued to have a noteworthy comeback, landing on the podium three times during the 2013 season and posting respectable results in . During his first year in the premier class, Barcia has shaken the competition by grabbing two victories and three additional podium finishes during the 2013 Supercross season. He has also appeared on the podium at two of the first three 2013 races.

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