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This Week in Motocross: Unadilla

Unadilla National MX_081216

450 Class Stats
To the Rulebook: For the first time this season a tiebreaker determined the overall winner in the 450 Class with Eli Tomac edging out Ken Roczen for the win at Washougal via his second moto victory.
Late Season Surge: Tomac has won two of the last three rounds of competition, but still faces a 55-point deficit to Roczen in the championship standings.
A Rare Defeat: Roczen was passed for a moto win for just the third time this season. He’s shown an uncanny ability to either maintain or improve his starting position, gaining an average of nearly one position per moto.
Big Day at JGR: Joe Gibbs Racing enjoyed its best collective outing at Washougal, putting all three of its riders – Weston Peick, Justin Barcia, and Phil Nicoletti – inside the overall top 10. This came one week after BTO Sports KTM accomplished the same feat.
Shorty Finishing Strong: With just three rounds left in his successful career Andrew Short is picking up momentum, posting his best effort of the season at Washougal and vaulting into the top 10 in points for the first time this season.
Rookie to Watch: Pro Motocross rookie Benny Bloss is making his presence felt in the 450 Class, breaking into the top 10 in points after recording his fourth straight top 10 overall finish.
More Attrition: Following a crash while battling for second at Washougal Christophe Pourcel will be forced to miss the remainder of the season after suffering a fracture of the same C-6 vertebrae that sidelined defending champion Ryan Dungey.
Manufacturer Overall Wins
Suzuki – 6
Kawasaki – 2
KTM – 1
Manufacturer Moto Wins
Suzuki – 14
Kawasaki – 3
KTM – 1
Manufacturer Point Standings
1. Suzuki – 434
2. Kawasaki – 381
3. KTM – 351
4. Husqvarna – 286
5. Yamaha – 278
6. Honda – 267
Highest Standing Championship Rider by Manufacturer
Suzuki – Ken Roczen, 1st
Kawasaki – Eli Tomac, 2nd
KTM – Marvin Musquin, 3rd
Yamaha – Justin Barcia, 4th
Husqvarna – Christophe Pourcel, 5th
Honda – Cole Seely, 9th
450 Class Championship Standings
1. Ken Roczen, Germany, Suzuki – 434
2. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki – 379
3. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM – 283
4. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Yamaha – 244
5. Christophe Pourcel, France, Husqvarna – 217
6. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki – 171
7. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM – 155
8.Justin Brayton, Ft. Dodge, Iowa, KTM – 152
9. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda – 151
10. Benny Bloss, Oak Grove, Mo., KTM – 151
Overall Wins (Total)
Ken Roczen – 6
Eli Tomac – 2
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
RedBud: Ken Roczen
Southwick: Eli Tomac
Spring Creek: Ken Roczen
Washougal: Eli Tomac
Moto Wins (Total)
Ken Roczen – 14
Eli Tomac – 3
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
RedBud: Moto 1 – Ken Roczen / Moto 2 – Ken Roczen
Southwick: Moto 1 – Eli Tomac / Moto 2 – Eli Tomac
Spring Creek: Moto 1 – Ken Roczen / Moto 2 – Ken Roczen
Washougal: Moto 1 – Ken Roczen / Moto 2 – Eli Tomac
Overall Podium Finishes
Ken Roczen – 9
Eli Tomac – 8
Ryan Dungey – 3
Marvin Musquin – 3
Broc Tickle – 2
Jason Anderson – 1
Justin Barcia – 1
Moto Podium Finishes
Ken Roczen – 15
Eli Tomac – 14
Marvin Musquin – 6
Ryan Dungey – 5
Jason Anderson – 4
Justin Barcia – 2
Cole Seely – 2
Broc Tickle – 2
Blake Baggett – 1
Trey Canard – 1
Average Finish (Top 10)
Ken Roczen  1.3
Eli Tomac  2.6
Marvin Musquin  7.1
Justin Barcia  9.6
Christophe Pourcel  10.4
Broc Tickle  11.0 (15 Motos)
Andrew Short  12.4
Justin Brayton  11.8
Cole Seely  6.3 (10 Motos)
Benny Bloss  12.2 (17 Motos)
Average Start (Top 10)
Ken Roczen  2.1
Eli Tomac  6.7
Marvin Musquin  7.0
Justin Barcia  7.3
Christophe Pourcel  9.4
Broc Tickle  12.5 (15 Motos)
Andrew Short  12.7
Justin Brayton  11.8
Cole Seely  7.3 (10 Motos)
Benny Bloss  15.7 (17 Motos)
Start/Finish Ratio (Top 10)
Ken Roczen  +0.7
Eli Tomac  +4.1
Marvin Musquin  -0.1
Justin Barcia  -2.3
Christophe Pourcel  -1.1
Broc Tickle  +1.5 (15 Motos)
Andrew Short  +0.3
Justin Brayton  -1.4
Cole Seely  +1.0 (10 Motos)
Benny Bloss  +3.2 (17 Motos)
Laps Led
Ken Roczen – 230
Eli Tomac – 37
Ryan Dungey – 10
Cole Seely – 10
Justin Bogle – 5
Trey Canard – 2
Marvin Musquin – 1
Broc Tickle – 1
Holeshots (Total)
Justin Bogle – 4
Ken Roczen – 3
Justin Barcia – 2
Trey Canard – 2
Marvin Musquin – 2
Cole Seely – 2
Ryan Dungey – 1
Phil Nicoletti – 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
RedBud: Moto 1 – Justin Bogle / Moto 2 – Justin Bogle
Southwick: Moto 1 – Justin Bogle / Moto 2 – Justin Bogle
Spring Creek: Moto 1 – Justin Barcia / Moto 2 – Marvin Musquin
Washougal: Moto 1 – Phil Nicoletti / Moto 2 – Marvin Musquin
Fastest Qualifiers (Total)
Eli Tomac – 4
Christophe Pourcel – 2
Jason Anderson – 1
Justin Barcia – 1
Ken Roczen – 1
Fastest Qualifier (By Race)
Hangtown: Eli Tomac
Glen Helen: Eli Tomac
Thunder Valley: Eli Tomac
High Point: Jason Anderson
Muddy Creek: Christophe Pourcel
RedBud: Christophe Pourcel
Southwick: Justin Barcia
Spring Creek: Ken Roczen
Washougal: Eli Tomac
Qualifying Average (Top 10)
Ken Roczen  3.3
Eli Tomac  2.1
Marvin Musquin  6.8
Justin Barcia  7.7
Christophe Pourcel  5.7
Broc Tickle  9.3 (8 Rounds)
Andrew Short  16.3
Justin Brayton  17.6
Cole Seely  6.8 (5 Rounds)
Benny Bloss  17.0
250 Class Stats
Patience Pays Off: After recording five second-place moto finishes and leading 40 laps of competition Alex Martin finally claimed his first moto win of the season at Washougal, going wire-to-wire in the opening moto en route to his second career overall victory.
Adding Names: The first moto wins of the season for both Alex Martin and Austin Forkner at Washougal marked the first time since Glen Helen that both moto winners took their first checkered flag. A total of six riders have now won a 250 Class moto this season.
Bump in the Road: Cooper Webb’s streak of nine straight moto podium finishes ended in the second moto at Washougal. His average finish of 1.5 during that stretch was nearly two positions better than the rest of the division (Jeremy Martin posted a 3.4 average).
Incredible Competition: The competition in the 250 Class is at an all-time high this season. Currently Alex Martin holds the best starting average in the division at a surprising 5.5, while Cooper Webb is averaging a class-leading finishing average of 2.9.
Pro Circuit’s Best Yet: Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki enjoyed his best collective outing at Washougal, placing all four of its riders – Austin Forkner, Joey Savatgy, Adam Cianciarulo, and Arnaud Tonus – inside the top eight, with two moto podium results.
Champ Sidelined: In a recent announcement on social media defending back-to-back champion Jeremy Martin revealed that he will be forced to miss the remainder of the season due to an injury suffered at the previous round at Washougal.
Manufacturer Overall Wins
Yamaha – 6
Kawasaki – 3
Manufacturer Moto Wins
Yamaha – 11
Kawasaki – 6
Husqvarna – 1
Manufacturer Point Standings
1. Yamaha – 427
2. Kawasaki – 379
3. Husqvarna – 261
4. KTM – 242
5. Honda – 198
6. Suzuki – 85
Highest Standing Championship Rider by Manufacturer
Yamaha – Cooper Webb, 1st
Kawasaki – Joey Savatgy, 3rd
Husqvarna – Zach Osborne, 6th
KTM – Mitchell Oldenburg, 10th
Honda – RJ Hampshire, 11th
Suzuki – Kyle Cunningham, 19th
250 Class Championship Standings
1. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha – 372
2. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha – 321
3. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki – 319
4. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha – 317
5. Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Kawasaki – 257
6. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna – 253
7. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha – 245
8. Arnaud Tonus, Switzerland, Kawasaki – 190
9. Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki – 179
10. Mitchell Oldenburg, Alvord, Texas, KTM – 169
Overall Wins (Total)
Joey Savatgy – 3
Cooper Webb – 3
Alex Martin – 2
Jeremy Martin – 1
Overall Wins (By Race)
Hangtown: Joey Savatgy
Glen Helen: Alex Martin
Thunder Valley: Joey Savatgy
High Point: Joey Savatgy
Muddy Creek: Cooper Webb
RedBud: Cooper Webb
Southwick: Cooper Webb
Spring Creek: Jeremy Martin
Washougal: Alex Martin
Moto Wins (Total)
Joey Savatgy – 5
Cooper Webb – 6
Jeremy Martin – 4
Austin Forkner – 1
Alex Martin – 1
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
RedBud: Moto 1 – Cooper Webb / Moto 2 – Cooper Webb
Southwick: Moto 1 – Jeremy Martin / Moto 2 – Cooper Webb
Spring Creek: Moto 1 – Cooper Webb / Moto 2 – Jeremy Martin
Washougal: Moto 1 – Alex Martin / Moto 2 – Austin Forkner
Overall Podium Finishes
Cooper Webb – 8
Alex Martin – 6
Jeremy Martin – 4
Joey Savatgy – 4
Austin Forkner – 2
Zach Osborne – 2
Shane McElrath – 1
Moto Podium Finishes
Alex Martin – 12
Cooper Webb – 12
Jeremy Martin – 8
Joey Savatgy – 8
Zach Osborne – 4
Austin Forkner – 3
Jessy Nelson – 2
Aaron Plessinger – 2
Shane McElrath – 1
Jordon Smith – 1
Arnaud Tonus – 1
Average Finish (Top 10)
Cooper Webb  2.9
Jeremy Martin  5.8
Joey Savatgy  5.3
Alex Martin  5.8
Austin Forkner  7.4
Zach Osborne  9.4
Aaron Plessinger  7.7
Arnaud Tonus  10.6
Adam Cianciarulo  12.1
Mitchell Oldenburg  13.2
Average Start (Top 10)
Cooper Webb  6.8
Jeremy Martin  6.4
Joey Savatgy  5.9
Alex Martin  5.5
Austin Forkner  8.4
Zach Osborne  10.6
Aaron Plessinger  12.2
Arnaud Tonus  13.4
Adam Cianciarulo  8.8
Mitchell Oldenburg  14.4
Start/Finish Ratio (Top 10)
Cooper Webb  +3.9
Jeremy Martin  +0.6
Joey Savatgy  +0.6
Alex Martin  -0.3
Austin Forkner  +1.1
Zach Osborne  +1.2
Aaron Plessinger  +4.6
Arnaud Tonus  +2.9
Adam Cianciarulo  -2.9
Mitchell Oldenburg  +2.3
Laps Led
Joey Savatgy – 71
Alex Martin – 56
Jeremy Martin – 47
Cooper Webb – 45
Shane McElrath – 24
Austin Forkner – 17
Jessy Nelson – 11
Zach Osborne – 11
Adam Cianciarulo – 8
Jordon Smith – 4
Holeshots (Total)
Adam Cianciarulo – 3
Alex Martin – 3
Jeremy Martin – 3
Cooper Webb – 3
Shane McElrath – 2
Tristan Charboneau – 1
Austin Forkner – 1
Jessy Nelson – 1
Joey Savatgy – 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
RedBud: Moto 1 – Austin Forkner / Moto 2 – Shane McElrath
Southwick: Moto 1 – Jeremy Martin / Moto 2 – Cooper Webb
Spring Creek: Moto 1 – Alex Martin / Moto 2 – Alex Martin
Washougal: Moto 1 – Alex Martin / Moto 2 – Cooper Webb
Fastest Qualifiers (Total)
Adam Cianciarulo – 2
Joey Savatgy – 2
Cooper Webb – 2
Austin Forkner – 1
Jeremy Martin – 1
Zach Osborne – 1
Fastest Qualifier (By Race)
Hangtown: Joey Savatgy
Glen Helen: Cooper Webb
Thunder Valley: Jeremy Martin
High Point: Zach Osborne
Muddy Creek: Adam Cianciarulo
RedBud: Adam Cianciarulo
Southwick: Austin Forkner
Spring Creek: Joey Savatgy
Washougal: Cooper Webb
Qualifying Average (Top 10)
Cooper Webb  3.6
Jeremy Martin  4.3
Joey Savatgy  3.1
Alex Martin  6.2
Austin Forkner  5.0
Zach Osborne  9.1
Aaron Plessinger  11.3
Arnaud Tonus  8.2
Adam Cianciarulo  5.0
Mitchell Oldenburg  7.9