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This week in Motocross: RedBud

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RedBud National

RedBud MX – Buchanan, Michigan

Saturday, July 2

450 Class Stats
• Torrid Pace: Ken Roczen’s nine out of 10 moto wins is the best start to a season since James Stewart’s undefeated campaign in 2008. Roczen has earned 13 more points than his title-winning 2014 season.
• Comfortable Lead: Roczen’s 47-point lead in the championship standings is the most after five rounds since Ryan Dungey held a 54-point lead during the 2012 season.
• Season’s Best: Eli Tomac posted his best outing of the season in Tennessee and has posted three straight runner-up moto finishes.
• Back on the Box: Broc Tickle earned his first overall podium finish since the final round of the 2012 season, ending a 28-race gap.
• Best Ever for RCH: Tennessee was the best-ever outing for RCH Racing in Pro Motocross with Roczen and Tickle finishing 1st and 3rd.
• Bowers is Back: Former Arenacross champion Tyler Bowers will make his first Pro Motocross start since the 2009 season, filling in as a substitute rider at Monster Energy Kawasaki.
• Feisty Frenchman: Marvin Musquin’s improvement of 16 positions in the opening moto from Tennessee is the most of any rider inside the top 10 this season.
• Premier Depth: Despite Roczen’s dominance, the 450 Class has showcased exceptional competition with nine different riders earning a moto podium finish.
Manufacturer Overall Wins
Suzuki – 4
KTM – 1
Manufacturer Moto Wins
Suzuki – 9
KTM – 1
Manufacturer Point Standings
1. Suzuki – 243
2. KTM – 203
3. Kawasaki – 198
4. Honda – 171
5. Husqvarna – 166
6. Yamaha – 135
Highest Standing Championship Rider by Manufacturer
Suzuki – Ken Roczen, 1st
Kawasaki – Eli Tomac, 2nd
Honda – Cole Seely, 3rd
KTM – Marvin Musquin, 4th
Husqvarna – Jason Anderson, 6th
Yamaha – Justin Barcia, 8th
450 Class Championship Standings
1. Ken Roczen, Germany, Suzuki – 243
2. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki – 196
3. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda – 151
4. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM – 136
5. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM – 131
6. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Husqvarna – 113
7. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki – 109
8. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Yamaha – 108
9. Christophe Pourcel, France, Husqvarna – 107
10. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda – 97
Overall Wins (Total)
Ken Roczen – 4
Ryan Dungey – 1
Overall Wins (By Race)
Hangtown: Ken Roczen
Glen Helen: Ryan Dungey
Thunder Valley: Ken Roczen
High Point: Ken Roczen
Muddy Creek: Ken Roczen
Moto Wins (Total)
Ken Roczen – 9
Ryan Dungey – 1
Moto Wins (By Race)
Hangtown: Moto 1 – Ken Roczen / Moto 2 – Ken Roczen
Glen Helen: Moto 1 – Ryan Dungey / Moto 2 – Ken Roczen
Thunder Valley: Moto 1 – Ken Roczen / Moto 2 – Ken Roczen
High Point: Moto 1 – Ken Roczen / Moto 2 – Ken Roczen
Muddy Creek: Moto 1 – Ken Roczen / Moto 2 – Ken Roczen
Overall Podium Finishes
Ken Roczen – 5
Eli Tomac – 4
Ryan Dungey – 3
Jason Anderson – 1
Marvin Musquin – 1
Broc Tickle – 1
Moto Podium Finishes
Ken Roczen – 7
Eli Tomac – 6
Ryan Dungey – 5
Jason Anderson – 4
Cole Seely – 2
Blake Baggett – 1
Trey Canard – 1
Marvin Musquin – 1
Broc Tickle – 1
Average Finish (Top 10)
Ken Roczen  1.3
Eli Tomac  3.2
Cole Seely  6.3
Marvin Musquin  9.5
Ryan Dungey  2.2 (6 Motos)
Jason Anderson  12.1 (7 Motos)
Broc Tickle  10.3
Justin Barcia  13.3
Christophe Pourcel  11.3
Trey Canard  5.3 (6 Motos)
Average Start (Top 10)
Ken Roczen  2.1
Eli Tomac  8.9
Cole Seely  7.3
Marvin Musquin  8.3
Ryan Dungey  5.2 (6 Motos)
Jason Anderson  6.3 (7 Motos)
Broc Tickle  12.6
Justin Barcia  5.9
Christophe Pourcel  11.9
Trey Canard  4.5 (6 Motos)
Start/Finish Ratio (Top 10)
Ken Roczen  +0.8
Eli Tomac  +5.7
Cole Seely  +1.0
Marvin Musquin  -1.2
Ryan Dungey  +3.0 (6 Motos)
Jason Anderson  -1.9 (7 Motos)
Broc Tickle  +2.3
Justin Barcia  -7.4
Christophe Pourcel  +0.6
Trey Canard  -0.8 (6 Motos)
Laps Led
Ken Roczen – 143
Ryan Dungey – 10
Cole Seely – 10
Trey Canard – 2
Broc Tickle – 1
Holeshots (Total)
Ken Roczen – 3
Trey Canard – 2
Cole Seely – 2
Justin Barcia – 1
Ryan Dungey – 1
Broc Tickle – 1
Holeshots (By Race)
Hangtown: Moto 1 – Cole Seely / Moto 2 – Ryan Dungey
Glen Helen: Moto 1 – Trey Canard / Moto 2 – Ken Roczen
Thunder Valley: Moto 1 – Ken Roczen / Moto 2 – Trey Canard
High Point: Moto 1 – Ken Roczen / Moto 2 – Justin Barcia
Muddy Creek: Moto 1 – Cole Seely / Moto 2 – Broc Tickle
Fastest Qualifiers (Total)
Eli Tomac – 3
Jason Anderson – 1
Christophe Pourcel – 1
Fastest Qualifier (By Race)
Hangtown: Eli Tomac
Glen Helen: Eli Tomac
Thunder Valley: Eli Tomac
High Point: Jason Anderson
Muddy Creek: Christophe Pourcel
Qualifying Average (Top 10)
Ken Roczen  4.4
Eli Tomac  2.2
Cole Seely  6.8
Marvin Musquin  6.8
Ryan Dungey  6.0 (6 Motos)
Jason Anderson  3.0 (7 Motos)
Broc Tickle  9.2
Justin Barcia  10.2
Christophe Pourcel  5.4
Trey Canard  3.3 (6 Motos)
250 Class Stats
• Picking Up the Pace: Cooper Webb has improved his finishing average to 3.6, just behind Joey Savatgy’s class-leading average of 3.4.
• The Only Lap That Matters: Webb led just one lap en route to the overall win in Tennessee, the final lap of the final moto.
• Never Quit: Savatgy battled back from two crashes in the final Tennessee moto to finish second overall, but it marked the first time he failed to improve upon his starting position this season.
• New Face on the Box: Shane McElrath’s career-best third-place finish in Tennessee made him the 156th rider in 250 Class history to finish on the podium. It was KTM’s first overall podium finish in 2016.
• Still Searching: Defending Champion Jeremy Martin is still in search of his first win this season. His 158 points is the lowest total after five rounds since his rookie 2013 season.
• North Carolina Strong: Three North Carolina natives currently sit in the top 10 in the championship standings – Cooper Webb, Jordon Smith, and Shane McElrath.
Manufacturer Overall Wins
Kawasaki – 3
Yamaha – 2
Manufacturer Moto Wins
Kawasaki – 5
Yamaha – 4
Husqvarna – 1
Manufacturer Point Standings
1. Yamaha – 230
2. Kawasaki – 219
3. Husqvarna – 153
4. KTM – 150
5. Honda – 138
6. Suzuki – 23
Highest Standing Championship Rider by Manufacturer
Kawasaki – Joey Savatgy, 1st
Yamaha – Cooper Webb, 2nd
Husqvarna – Zach Osborne, 5th
Honda – RJ Hampshire, 8th
KTM – Shane McElrath, 10th
Suzuki – Kyle Cunningham, 22nd
250 Class Championship Standings
1. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki – 205
2. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha – 193
3. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha – 173
4. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha – 158
5. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna – 152
6. Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Kawasaki – 138
7. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha – 131
8. RJ Hampshire, Hudson Fla., Honda – 103
9. Jordon Smith, Belmont, N.C., Honda – 100
10. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM – 96
Overall Wins (Total)
Joey Savatgy – 3
Alex Martin – 1
Cooper Webb – 1
Overall Wins (By Race)
Hangtown: Joey Savatgy
Glen Helen: Alex Martin
Thunder Valley: Joey Savatgy
High Point: Joey Savatgy
Muddy Creek: Cooper Webb
Moto Wins (Total)
Joey Savatgy – 5
Jeremy Martin – 2
Cooper Webb – 2
Zach Osborne – 1
Moto Wins (By Race)
Hangtown: Moto 1 – Joey Savatgy / Moto 2 – Joey Savatgy
Glen Helen: Moto 1 – Cooper Webb / Moto 2 – Jeremy Martin
Thunder Valley: Moto 1 – Jeremy Martin / Moto 2 – Joey Savatgy
High Point: Moto 1 – Zach Osborne / Moto 2 – Joey Savatgy
Muddy Creek: Moto 1 – Joey Savatgy / Moto 2 – Cooper Webb
Overall Podium Finishes
Joey Savatgy – 4
Cooper Webb – 4
Alex Martin – 3
Jeremy Martin – 2
Zach Osborne – 1
Shane McElrath – 1
Moto Podium Finishes
Alex Martin – 6
Joey Savatgy – 6
Jeremy Martin – 5
Cooper Webb – 5
Zach Osborne – 2
Aaron Plessinger – 2
Austin Forkner – 1
Shane McElrath – 1
Jessy Nelson – 1
Jordon Smith – 1
Average Finish (Top 10)
Joey Savatgy  3.4
Cooper Webb  3.6
Jeremy Martin  6.7
Alex Martin  7.8
Zach Osborne  6.8
Austin Forkner  7.6
Aaron Plessinger  8.3
RJ Hampshire  12.4
Jordon Smith  13.1
Shane McElrath  13.2
Average Start (Top 10)
Joey Savatgy  5.2
Cooper Webb  6.5
Jeremy Martin  4.8
Alex Martin  5.2
Zach Osborne  12.7
Austin Forkner  9.0
Aaron Plessinger  13.6
RJ Hampshire  12.9
Jordon Smith  9.8
Shane McElrath  7.6
Start/Finish Ratio (Top 10)
Joey Savatgy  +1.8
Cooper Webb  +2.9
Jeremy Martin  -1.9
Alex Martin  -2.6
Zach Osborne  +5.9
Austin Forkner  +1.4
Aaron Plessinger  +5.3
RJ Hampshire  +0.5
Jordon Smith  -3.3
Shane McElrath  -5.6
Laps Led
Joey Savatgy – 69
Jeremy Martin – 23
Alex Martin – 18
Shane McElrath – 17
Jessy Nelson – 11
Zach Osborne – 11
Cooper Webb – 6
Adam Cianciarulo – 5
Jordon Smith – 4
Holeshots (Total)
Adam Cianciarulo – 3
Jeremy Martin – 2
Tristan Charboneau – 1
Shane McElrath – 1
Jessy Nelson – 1
Joey Savatgy – 1
Cooper Webb – 1
Holeshots (By Race)
Hangtown: Moto 1 – Joey Savatgy / Moto 2 – Jessy Nelson
Glen Helen: Moto 1 – Tristan Charboneau / Moto 2 – Jeremy Martin
Thunder Valley: Moto 1 – Cooper Webb / Moto 2 – Adam Cianciarulo
High Point: Moto 1 – Jeremy Martin / Moto 2 – Adam Cianciarulo
Muddy Creek: Moto 1 – Adam Cianciarulo / Moto 2 – Shane McElrath
Fastest Qualifiers (Total)
Adam Cianciarulo – 1
Jeremy Martin – 1
Zach Osborne – 1
Joey Savatgy – 1
Cooper Webb – 1
Fastest Qualifier (By Race)
Hangtown: Joey Savatgy
Glen Helen: Cooper Webb
Thunder Valley: Jeremy Martin
High Point: Zach Osborne
Muddy Creek: Adam Ciancirulo
Qualifying Average (Top 10)
Joey Savatgy  3.6
Cooper Webb  4.0
Jeremy Martin  4.0
Alex Martin  6.4
Zach Osborne  6.0
Austin Forkner  5.0
Aaron Plessinger  10.4
RJ Hampshire  13.0
Jordon Smith  11.6
Shane McElrath  13.4

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