2014 AMA Pro Motocross Hangtown Race Results

Ken Roczen Earns First Career 450MX Victory, Jeremy Martin Sweeps Hangtown

2014 AMA Pro Motocross Hangtown 450MX Winner's Podium

450MX Podium – Photo: Matt Rice

The 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, made its second and final stop in the state of California on Saturday for round two of the 12-race championship series. The 450 Class saw an all-new winner as rookie Ken Roczen captured his first career victory in the premier class, while Minnesota’s Jeremy Martin extended his winning-streak to two-in-a-row at the 46th running of the GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic.

After last weekend’s season opener at southern California’s Glen Helen Raceway, Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey held the early points lead in the 450 Class, but his teammate Roczen trailed close behind with a pair of second place finishes in his 450 Class debut. The two were poised to do battle at Hangtown but Roczen heightened the pace to a level that the veteran Dungey just couldn’t match on Saturday.

And it all began in the morning’s timed qualifying sessions, where Roczen laid down the fastest lap in qualifying and had the luxury of first gate choice in Moto 1. Roczen would soon build off that momentum in Moto 1, but first it was the two-time 450 Class Champion Dungey that earned the MotoSport.com Holeshot Award before Roczen stole back the lead on the opening lap.

Roczen created a gap over Dungey that couldn’t be matched in the first moto, en route to his first career Pro Motocross 450 Class moto win. Behind Dungey was Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard, who jumped in behind the KTM duo early on. Canard was followed by his teammate Justin Barcia in fourth, while Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart rounded out the top five in Moto 1.

Jake Weimer 2014 AMA Pro Motocross Hangtown - 7th Place

Jake Weimer – Photo: Jacob Khan

In Moto 2, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jake Weimer claimed the MotoSport.com Holeshot, immediately followed by his teammate, Brett Metcalfe. Metcalfe wasted no time in getting himself out front, followed by Justin Barcia, Ken Roczen and Ryan Dungey. Metcalfe and Barcia went back and forth for the lead early on but Roczen eventually staked his claim on the lead and never looked back.

Dungey followed suit, where he quickly settled into the second place position behind Roczen. Despite a valiant charge, the round one winner finished in the runner-up position, where he surrendered his early points lead after two rounds of racing.

“Today was pretty good, I got good starts which helped out. The first and second moto kind of played out the same, got into second and Kenny [Roczen] was riding really well today. I know I can improve in a few little areas, but overall it wasn’t too bad. It’s going to be a long year.”

It was a big day for Roczen and the KTM brand, as the world champion from Germany earned his first career overall in the 450 Class, giving KTM its first 450 Class win at Hangtown throughout the event’s 46-year history. As the 2013 250 Class winner as well, Roczen adds his name to a select list of riders to ever win the Hangtown Motocross Classic in both classes. Roczen will carry the red number plate background and the points lead into round three next Saturday.

Ken Roczen 2014 AMA Pro Motocross Hangtown

Ken Roczen – Photo: Matt Rice

“I really had a good time out there,” Roczen said. “It was good racing, I don’t think I have anything to complain about. I always have done well at Hangtown and I have good memories here. This weekend I was comfortable on the bike and once you have that little bit you need, it’s going good.”

As the second moto wore on, the racing action became more intense as former 450 Class Champion James Stewart began pushing his way through the pack, eventually getting around Metcalfe and Barcia for third. And Canard soon followed, making up nine positions to overtake fourth place from Barcia by the end of the second moto. Canard ran down Stewart on the final lap and although he wasn’t able to make the pass on Stewart in Moto 2, the Shawnee, Oklahoma native was able to secure third overall with 3-4 moto scores with an impressive charge in the second moto.

“I was trying to do the best that I could and I got more and more comfortable as the race went on,” Canard said. “It feels good to ride a motorcycle that you’re comfortable on and having fun. Every point is going to count come August so I’m going to make the best of every moment while I’m out there.”

Stewart finished the day with 5-3 moto scores to capture fourth overall for the day, followed by Barcia in fifth with 4-5 scores. California native Weston Peick put in a season-best sixth place finish aboard his RCH Racing/Soaring Eagle Suzuki.

2014 AMA Pro Motocross Hangtown 250MX Winner's Podium

250MX Podium – Photo: Matt Rice

It was once again a marquee day for Factory Yamaha racing in the 250 Class, as the brand swept all three positions on the overall podium. Coming off Yamaha’s first 250 Class victory in exactly one decade at the opening round, Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin once again led the way with his second straight victory – and 1-1 sweep – of 2014.

“This is what I’ve been focusing on,” Martin said. “Great motos today, my teammate and I went 1-2, and the Yamahas were strong. It was pretty cool for Yamaha that we swept the podium. I don’t think it’s been done in a long time.”

Martin was once again joined on the podium by his Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha teammate Cooper Webb, who seemingly picked up where he left off as a front-runner at the opening round.

In the first moto, Webb battled with GEICO Honda’s Justin Bogle for the second place spot, a battle that sent the Newport, North Carolina rider to the ground once. Webb bounced back, though, eventually passing Bogle to capture second place in Moto 1. There was no catching Martin, though, as he gapped the rest of the field by nearly 20 seconds.

Justin Hill 2014 AMA Pro Motocross 250MX Hangtown - Chased

Justin Hill

GEICO Honda’s Zach Bell captured the MotoSport.com Holeshot in the first moto, where he hung on for a top five finish behind Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Justin Hill, who took fourth in Moto 1.

While he’s been extremely close in the first three races, Martin captured his first MotoSport.com Holeshot of the season in Moto 2, where he led every lap start to finish. The top two positions unfolded just as they did in the first moto, but the turn of events came in the third place position with Valli Motorsports/Yamaha’s Christophe Pourcel. Pourcel, who hasn’t raced a full season of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross since 2010, captured a season-best third place finish in Moto 2, which was good enough to earn the Frenchmen third overall for the day.

Justin Hill put forth a consistent effort to capture fourth overall with 4-6 moto scores, while California native Jessy Nelson rounded out the top five with moto finishes of 7-5 aboard his Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Honda machine.

Round 3 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship heads to Lakewood, Colorado for the Toyota Thunder Valley National on Saturday, June 7.

Source: Pro Motocross

Ken Roczen And Ryan Dungey Finish Again 1-2 At Hangtown Motocross

Ken Roczen 2014 AMA Pro Motocross Hangtown - 1st Place

Ken Roczen – Photo: Simon Cudby

Red Bull KTM factory rider Ken Roczen swept both motos at the Hangtown Classic, the second round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series. He was joined on the podium by his Red Bull KTM teammate, Ryan Dungey, who went 2-2 for the day.

It was red plate holder, Ryan Dungey, who nailed the holeshot at the start of moto one. He was followed quickly by teammate Ken Roczen who made the pass for the lead on the opening lap. The two teammates pulled away from the pack as the race continued. Roczen eventually crossed the line with a comfortable lead over Dungey to take his first career 450 class moto win. Dungey finished eight seconds behind him in the runner-up spot.

“I felt really good in the first moto”, stated Roczen. “I had a great start and was able to put together a solid moto. Riding mistake-free was key and I was able to do that to take my first win.”

Ken Roczen & Ryan Dungey 2014 AMA Pro Motocross Hangtown Podium

Ken Roczen & Ryan Dungey – Photo: Simon Cudby

On their KTM 450 SX-F‘s both riders launched off the line to top five starts in the second moto with Roczen sitting 4th around the first corner while Dungey was in 5th. Approximately ten minutes into the moto, Roczen began to pressure Justin Barcia and Brett Metcalfe for the front two spots. Roczen quickly moved around Barcia on a downhill section into a right-hand corner to take 2nd place. He then began to reel in Metcalfe and made the pass stick about half a lap later. Once in the lead he never looked back and went on to take his second win of the day for a complete two-moto sweep.

Dungey followed in Roczen’s footsteps and made the critical passes on both Barcia and Metcalfe shortly after Roczen moved into the lead. He then began to trail his teammate for the rest of the moto but was unable to close the gap on Roczen. He rode a consistent pace to finish 2nd in the moto and 2nd overall for the day.

Now two rounds into the series, Roczen holds the points lead and will wear the red plate at the next round while Dungey is five points behind him in 2nd place.

Next Round: June 7, 2014 – Thunder Valley, Lakewood, CO

Source: KTM North America

James Stewart Podiums At Hangtown Motocross

James Stewart 2014 AMA Pro Motocross Hangtown - 4th Place

James Stewart

Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s James Stewart stepped it up this weekend at the Hangtown Motocross Classic, picking-up his first moto podium result at round two of the AMA Pro Motocross Championships and racing his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 to fourth-place overall at the famous Sacramento race track in California.

The weekend’s first 30-minute moto saw Stewart get a good start on his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 and battle for a podium position before eventually finishing fifth. In the second moto, he got a better start but struggled early on before finding his rhythm. In time, though, Stewart became more and more comfortable on the choppy-but-flowing track and finished third. Together, the combined moto results gave him fourth overall for the day.

“The first moto we struggled a little bit,” said Stewart. “It was kind of like last weekend at Glen Helen Raceway, where we struggled with bike set-up. In the second moto, I got a good jump and came into the first corner pretty good. On the back half of the track, I lost a lot of positions on that first lap. But then I kind of settled into a pace. We’ve been making improvements to get better and that moto was, and it was great to get up on the podium. I felt pretty good, the best I have in four motos. I think if we can keep making improvements like this, we’re going to be pretty tough to beat. Every moto, we’ve gotten a little bit better and I’m looking forward to keeping that going in Colorado.”

Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s next race is round three of the 2014 AMA Pro Motocross Championships on Saturday, June 7th, at the Thunder Valley National in Lakewood, CO.

Source: Team Suzuki

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Justin Hill Narrowly Misses The Podium In Sacramento

Justin Hill 2014 AMA Pro Motocross 250MX Hangtown - 4th Place

Justin Hill – Photo: Jacob Khan

Just outside Sacramento, California, Round 2 of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship roared through Prairie City SVRA for the 46th Annual Hangtown Classic on Saturday. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rebounded from a difficult season opener to finish fourth overall in the 250 class with Justin Hill finishing with a 4-6 moto score, while Blake Baggett finished sixth in the first moto, but ran into bike problems in the second moto and finished 14th overall. In the 450 class, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jake Weimer rode strong and consistent in both motos including grabbing the holeshot on his Kawasaki KX450F in the second moto to finish seventh overall. Brett Metcalfe started near the front and led three laps in Moto 2 eventually finishing eighth overall with Chad Reed rounding out the top-10 on his Discount Tire/TwoTwo Motorsports Kawasaki.

Justin Hill 2014 AMA Pro Motocross 250MX Hangtown - Jump

Justin Hill – Photo: Jacob Khan

So Close
For the second straight week the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team has narrowly missed out on scoring an overall podium finish. This week, Hill put his KX250F up front in the first moto and charged until the last lap to finish on the rear wheel of third place. In the second moto, he was in podium position until a crash around the 20-minute mark set him back. His 4-6 moto score awarded him fourth overall and he now sits 10th overall in the points standings.

“I had it,” said Hill. “I felt really good today and was able to push all the way to the end of the motos, but came up just short. I had a pretty big get off as I was reeling in the top-three and it knocked the wind out of me. We’ve been working hard during the week to be up front on the weekend and we will only continue to progress from here.”

Jake Weimer 2014 AMA Pro Motocross Hangtown

Jake Weimer

Strong Throughout
Weimer made sure his KX450F never left the top-10 on Saturday and finished the day as the top Kawasaki in seventh overall. Moto 1 saw him battle throughout the entire 30-minute moto, picking off riders towards the end as his fastest lap time came on lap 14 of 17. In the second moto, Weimer grabbed the holeshot and led briefly before his teammate overtook him. Weimer lost some positions in the early laps, but kept his lap times consistent all the way to the finish.

“I need to work on my intensity early in the motos,” said Weimer. “Getting the holeshot was great, but it took me a few laps to get into my groove and that’s what cost me. I’m happy with the weekend and know what to work on for Thunder Valley.”

Brett Metcalfe 2014 AMA Pro Motocross Hangtown - 8th Place

Brett Metcalfe

Fitting in Nicely
Metcalfe started the day by qualifying fifth, giving him a great gate pick for the first moto. The Australian started up front and battled for position the entire race, ultimately finishing sixth. The second moto it was Monster Energy Kawasaki rounding the first turn in first and second, with Metcalfe making a pass for the lead on Lap 1. He battled for the lead for the first four laps and looked strong up front until he came together with another rider for third place and stalled. Metcalfe recovered to finish eighth overall and sits fifth in points.

“Each week I’m more and more comfortable,” said Metcalfe. “My starts were on point and my speed is there. Every time I’m on the bike I continue to improve and am really excited to gather some momentum as the season continues.”

Blake Baggett 2014 AMA Pro Motocross 250MX Hangtown - 14th Place

Blake Baggett

Tough Break
Baggett did not have things go his way at Hangtown as he couldn’t seem to catch a break. In the first moto he was within the top-10 off the start but then found himself on the ground on Lap 2 and remounted in 18th. He proceeded to find ways through the field, passing multiple riders each lap and crossed the checkered flag in sixth place. Happy with salvaging a top-10 finish, Baggett looked to finish strong in the second moto but he ran into bike problems around the halfway mark and was unable to finish the moto.

“It just wasn’t my day,” said Baggett. “I felt like I had the speed to be up front today but my starts were not what they needed to be. Coming from the back, I felt strong and was finding some good lines. We’ll start fresh next weekend.”

Mile High City
Round 3 takes Monster Energy Kawasaki to Lakewood, Colorado, just outside Denver next Saturday. For two straight weeks Kawasaki riders have tied in points for the overall podium but have been rewarded fourth place. Monster Energy Kawasaki is looking to change that when they arrive in Colorado for the Thunder Valley National. The potential for variable weather combined with the high elevation could present a challenging track, but Monster Energy Kawasaki will look to rise above both the conditions and the competition.

Source: Kawasaki Racing

Jessy Nelson Shines In Sacramento For Team TLD/Lucas Oil/Honda

Jessy Nelson 2014 AMA Pro Motocross 250MX Hangtown - 5th Place

Jessy Nelson – Photo: Simon Cudby

Round two of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series took place in Sacramento this weekend at the Hangtown facility. It was a weekend of bumps and bruises and ups and downs, literally, for the Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Honda squad. When it was all said and done, Jessy Nelson posted the team’s top finish and it happened to be one of the better rides of his young career as well.

In the 450 class TLD / MavTV rider Malcolm Stewart opened the first moto up in twelfth position. He moved forward throughout the moto to seventh spot where he ran much of the race until he crashed late in the moto. He would finish in tenth position.

Moto two saw Stewart with a better start, around eighth as he came through the first turn. Malcolm put together a solid moto for seventh and ninth overall on the day. Another top ten for Malcolm isn’t bad, but he is ready to get inside the top five.

In the 250 ranks TLD / Lucas Oil / Honda’s Cole Seely qualified second quickest and looked to be ready for another podium finish. His day would go sideways early, however. On the second lap, Cole ran into the back of a downed rider and crashed, bending his radiator in the process. After a stop in the pits to assess the damage, Cole could only manage a 32nd in the moto.

Malcolm Stewart 2014 AMA Pro Motocross Hangtown - 9th Place

Malcolm Stewart – Photo: Simon Cudby

The second time around he started mid-pack but put on an amazing charge to get to sixth place late in moto. Unfortunately a bad crash would mean the end of the race for Cole and he would not finish. Luckily he was not injured.

TLD / Lucas Oil / Honda rider Jessy Nelson started outside the top ten in the opening moto, but he put his head down and moved up to seventh. He had a similar start in moto two, and moved up to fifth after some relentless battles with other riders for that position. He would be rewarded for his grit with a fifth overall on the day.

Shane McElrath did not race at Hangtown. A bad practice crash earlier in the week left him with a badly bruised back. Shane attempted to get the blood drained from his back and ride practice, but it was too painful. He will miss next weekend’s race in Colorado and return to action when he is 100% ready to compete. Get well soon, Shane.

The Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Honda riders head to Denver this weekend with renewed focus, and ready to fight. Be sure to stop by the team transporter to meet the riders and get an autographed poster.

Source: Troy Lee Designs

Jason Anderson Overcomes Mistakes At Hangtown

Jason Anderson 2014 AMA Pro Motocross 250MX Hangtown - 6th Place

Jason Anderson – Photo: Simon Cudby

Rockstar Energy Racing and Jason Anderson headed north to the 46th annual Hangtown Motocross Classic in Rancho Cordova, CA for round 2 of the outdoor season. After just missing a podium by less than a lap at Glen Helen, Anderson was eager to line up again. He wouldn’t be alone this time though as Joey Savatgy made his return to racing after sitting out the entire Supercross season with injury.

After a bit of a heartbreak at round 1, Jason was still able to keep his head up with a positive attitude heading into Hangtown. That’s something he’s been able to constantly do throughout 2014 when he is struck by adversity. Things were looking very good after the final 250 qualifying practice when he put himself on the board with the 2nd fastest time. The times from the first practice were faster, but did not even come close to mimicking what the track would be like come race time.

This particular track has always been known for being very rough and extremely difficult. It may not have the biggest bumps, but it can definitely boast the most inconsistent terrain due to the amount of rice hulls brought in by the truck load. It is a suspension technicians nightmare as there is no way to make any bike work around the whole track.

As the gate dropped for the first moto, Anderson got his best start of the year thus far by several positions. He knows the need to strike fast on the first lap and not let the leaders get too far away. Jason made an aggressive move to dive into a rut and make a pass, but lost his front end when he hit a slick spot going in. He was then hit from behind costing him more time. He remounted in about last place. Even though he had another little mistake mid moto, he was still able to climb back into the top ten by the end. A very commendable result considering the circumstances.

JA didn’t have much time to recover after his fierce moto 1 battle, as the riders only have a short gap in between. His gate pick in the 2nd go around wouldn’t be as good as the first and it showed in the result of his start. He moved through the pack once again and was able to finish a solid 4th place. With the toughness of the track claiming some of his top competitors, Anderson’s efforts moved him up into 6th overall in the series standings.

Jason Anderson:
“Hangtown was alright and I ended up 6th. I just had a bad first moto. I regrouped for the 2nd moto and got 4th. Not too bad of a day, but I’m just looking to progress.”

Joey Savatgy 2014 AMA Pro Motocross 250MX Hangtown - 20th Place

Joey Savatgy – Photo: Simon Cudby

Joey Savatgy was very excited to finally compete aboard his Rockstar Energy Racing KTM for the first time since joining the team for the ’14 season. He hasn’t been able to catch a break from the injury bug for quite some time. This weekend not only marked his first race for the team, but also his first in nearly a year. Coming back from a shoulder injury on what could be the toughest course on that joint to do so, was going to be tough and he knew it.

He clearly did the best he could and even ran with the front pack for several laps in both motos. He showed that he still has the speed to be up there but the day clearly took it’s toll on him and his shoulder. In the end though, he finished without any crashes and left the track healthy and eager to continue to improve.

Joey Savatgy:
“My day, I guess was positive, I stayed off the ground both motos. The first moto I got a 14th. The second moto I’m not even sure what I got. I started fading and my shoulder was hurting. Still a positive day, made it through all the laps and going to build off that for next weekend.”

The team will leave California for Round 3 and mile high elevation in Lakewood, CO next weekend. Anderson will look to have a good day with 2 solid motos and get himself back on the podium. Savatgy will move forward racing himself into shape as his shoulder heals and gets stronger throughout the week.

Source: Rockstar Energy

Marvin Musquin Earns 7th At Hangtown Motocross Classic

Marvin Musquin 2014 AMA Pro Motocross 250MX Hangtown - 7th Place

Marvin Musquin – Photo: Simon Cudby

Red Bull KTM Factory rider Marvin Musquin earned 7th overall in the 250 Motocross class at the second round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series held at Prairie City OHV Park.

Marvin Musquin had a decent jump off the line in the first moto and was sitting inside the top five on the first lap. While in 4th about halfway through the lap, the 3rd place rider crashed in front of him and Musquin had no place to go and also crashed into the rider. Musquin was able to rebound in 18th position and used the remainder of the moto to gain back positions lost. At the end of the race, he had moved past nine riders and earned 9th overall in the first moto.

In the second moto, Musquin had a worse start and was 10th around the first corner. On his KTM 250 SX-F he quickly picked up two positions before suffering a crash a few laps into the race. He again recovered quickly but had a lot of work to do to move back into the top ten. At the end of the moto, he had charged up to 7th place. His 9-7 results earned him 7th overall for the day.

“I am still having a little bit of trouble with my knee but it will improve the more I train and race during the week. I am happy to have an improvement on my results from the last week and hope to be closer to the top five in Thunder Valley”, stated Musquin.

Next Round: June 7, 2014 – Thunder Valley, Lakewood, CO

Source: KTM North America

GEICO Honda Hangtown Report

Zach Bell 2014 AMA Pro Motocross 250MX Hangtown - 8th Place

Zach Bell – Photo: Simon Cudby

Lightning-quick motocross rider Zach Bell led the stalwart GEICO Honda contingent with an eighth-place overall finish Saturday at the Hangtown Motocross Classic.

Bell finished strong in both motos, taking fifth and 12th under hot and dusty conditions, placing him just ahead of teammates Matt Bisceglia and Justin Bogle in the day’s overall standings.

“I’m still really excited about my performance, especially in that first moto,” Bell said. “Its been a long time coming for me with all of my injuries and setbacks. When you’re beat up, it’s kind of hard to be in top shape and to be up front in contention, but I’m working on it.

“I got a nice holeshot (in Moto 1) and was leading for a while. After a few laps, I fell back to second for a while and then I dropped back to third. I made a few mistakes allowing some guys to get by me, but I rode strong and finished in fifth. In the second moto I missed a shift, so I didn’t get a good start. That made the entire race a lot harder because I was playing catch-up.

Matt Bisceglia 2014 AMA Pro Motocross 250MX Hangtown - 9th Place

Matt Bisceglia – Photo: Simon Cudby

“We are going to do some good training this week and work on being more consistent. The first moto really wore me out but it was better than last week. The track today was really rutted out and a little guy like me gets tossed around in the deep ruts. No matter what, I’m glad this team is still sticking behind me because I love this group.”

After getting shut out on the start of the first moto, Bisceglia steadily moved himself back up to a 13th-place finish. He recorded an eighth-place in the second moto, landing him ninth overall.

“In the first moto I got pinched off in the start,” Bisceglia said. “I didn’t do well in practice, so I got a horrible gate pick right on the inside. I think I was in 25th or 30th after the start but I was able to come back to 13th. I was happy to be able to get back up in the pack.

“In the second moto I got a better start and I rode in fourth for a while. I felt like my speed and my times were really good until about the halfway point. After halfway, I got pretty hot and faded back a little bit. I’m happy with how the first part of the race went, but I need to work on the second half of the race and improve my time. Once I get the second half of the race down, I think I will be in good shape to bring in top-five finishes every week.

Justin Bogle 2014 AMA Pro Motocross 250MX Hangtown - 10th Place

Justin Bogle – Photo: Simon Cudby

“Overall I am happier with the second moto, but I want to keep improving and head into Denver healthy. The track today was gnarly just like it was last weekend. It was also pretty hot out there and the track was really choppy. It was good but I’m just going to build for next weekend and train hard.”

After recording a podium finish in Moto 1, Bogle couldn’t finish out his day following a crash partway through Moto 2. Even so, his 35th-place finish in Moto 2 combined with a third-place result from earlier in the day carried him to 10th overall.

“The first moto was good,” Bogle said. “I got a great start and rode most of the race in second place behind Jeremy Martin. I ended up third with the first podium I have had in a couple of years in Motocross. I was pretty happy about that and I felt like I had great momentum.

“In the second moto I had a really good start and I was feeling good. I was running in the top five but then I had a gnarly crash down one of the hills. My bike was pretty tweaked up and I wasn’t in the best area to get back up and get going. I tried to get back up and ride, but I pulled off the track and decided to call it.

“It wasn’t the best day but I’ll go to Colorado and try to get back on the box. The heat today wasn’t too bad; it was warm but not horrible. The track today was pretty tough though. I struggle here every year but I turned it around in the first moto, which felt good.”

Next stop for the GEICO Honda 250 MX riders is the Thunder Valley Nationals, next Saturday, in Lakewood, Colo.

Source: GEICO Honda

JGRMX Hangtown Report

2014 AMA Pro Motocross Hangtown 450MX Moto1 Holeshot

450MX Moto 1 – Photo: Chris Ortiz

Round two of the 2014 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Series was held in Sacramento, Calif. It was the 46th running of the annual Hangtown Classic. MAVTV aired the first moto live, and the second moto was broadcast live by the NBC Sports Network. First motos are always streamed live on promotocross.com and both motos from each round are archived there as well.

Justin Brayton continues to recover from a knee injury and will miss a few rounds while he heals. Josh Grant and Phil Nicoletti, with support from St. Lawrence Radiology and N-FAB raced for the Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX team at Hangtown.

Nicoletti began the first moto just inside the top-10 with Grant 11th on lap one. Nicoletti and another rider inadvertently collided on the opening lap sending Nicoletti to the mechanics area to straighten his shifter which was badly bent. He checked in 39th on lap two but began a forward charge. Meanwhile Grant hovered around the tenth position ultimately finishing ninth with Nicoletti having made his way up to 23rd at the checkers.

Grant and Nicoletti both started inside the top-10 in moto two, however Grant twisted his ankle badly on lap six, forcing him to pull out of the race. Nicoletti went on to finish 11th, and Grant was credited with 39th. Grant was scored 13th overall, and Nicoletti 15th overall for the day.

Round three of the 12-race series will be held at Thunder Valley Raceway in Lakewood, Colo. June 7. MAVTV will broadcast the first moto live at 3:00 p.m. (EST). The second moto will air live on the NBC Sports Network at 5:00 p.m. (EST). The first moto will also stream live on promotocross.com.

Source: Joe Gibbs Racing

Hangtown Overview And Point Standings

2014 AMA Pro Motocross Hangtown Image Gallery (Click for full size images)

450MX Class Moto 1 Results – Race Time: 35:12.221

Pos. # Rider Bike Interval Best Time
1 94 Ken Roczen KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition 17 Laps 2:01.950
2 5 Ryan Dungey KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition +08.498 2:02.435
3 41 Trey Canard Honda CRF450R +27.381 2:03.139
4 51 Justin Barcia Honda CRF450R +32.872 2:03.377
5 7 James Stewart Suzuki RM-Z450 +39.838 2:03.601
6 24 Brett Metcalfe Kawasaki KX450F +57.110 2:03.780
7 12 Jacob Weimer Kawasaki KX450F +1:00.810 2:06.169
8 40 Weston Peick Suzuki RM-Z450 +1:03.911 2:05.934
9 33 Josh Grant Yamaha YZ450F +1:07.635 2:06.318
10 34 Malcolm Stewart Honda CRF450R +1:21.803 2:05.289
11 22 Chad Reed Kawasaki KX450F +1:38.017 2:06.474
12 80 Fredrik Noren KTM 450 SX-F +1:49.054 2:07.603
13 92 Kellian Rusk Yamaha YZ450F +1:52.380 2:08.533
14 29 Andrew Short KTM 450 SX-F +1:57.880 2:08.333
15 207 Sean Collier KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition 16 Laps 2:09.641
16 59 Peter Larsen KTM 450 SX-F +02.379 2:09.206
17 77 Jimmy Albertson Honda CRF450R +05.943 2:09.795
18 95 Evgeny Mikhaylov KTM 450 SX-F +19.737 2:10.577
19 48 Ben Lamay Yamaha YZ450F +24.604 2:10.345
20 606 Ronnie Stewart Suzuki RM-Z450 +42.710 2:11.738
21 381 Kinser Endicott Kawasaki KX450F +46.916 2:10.729
22 481 Sergey Astaykin Kawasaki KX450F +48.846 2:10.376
23 38 Phillip Nicoletti Yamaha YZ450F +1:05.284 2:06.539
24 181 Dustin Pipes Suzuki RM-Z450 +1:18.929 2:11.006
25 535 Joey Peters Yamaha YZ450F +1:21.018 2:13.548
26 534 Travis Freistat Kawasaki KX450F +1:36.970 2:14.598
27 344 Wesley Parker III Honda CRF450R +1:41.460 2:15.001
28 869 Robert Lind Yamaha YZ450F +1:42.853 2:15.488
29 337 Nick Desiderio Honda CRF450R 15 Laps 2:14.325
30 761 Cade Clason Honda CRF450R +04.472 2:13.187
31 135 Robert Fitch, Jr. KTM 450 SX-F +13.347 2:16.166
32 9 Ivan Tedesco Suzuki RM-Z450 +17.549 2:08.002
33 693 Tucker Saye Suzuki RM-Z450 +20.543 2:19.254
34 120 Todd Bannister Honda CRF450R +1:46.032 2:18.417
35 140 Johnny Moore Honda CRF450R 14 Laps 2:15.004
36 331 Tommy Weeck Honda CRF450R 13 Laps 2:07.323
37 131 Noah Mcconahy Honda CRF450R 10 Laps 2:11.068
38 143 Mike Horban KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition 8 Laps 2:16.765
39 415 Nick Schmidt Honda CRF450R 6 Laps 2:10.247
40 123 Kevin Rookstool KTM 450 SX-F DNS

450MX Class Moto 2 Results – Race Time: 35:49.824

Pos. # Rider Bike Interval Best Time
1 94 Ken Roczen KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition 17 Laps 2:03.838
2 5 Ryan Dungey KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition +11.016 2:04.880
3 7 James Stewart Suzuki RM-Z450 +15.742 2:05.192
4 41 Trey Canard Honda CRF450R +16.005 2:05.359
5 51 Justin Barcia Honda CRF450R +32.139 2:05.352
6 40 Weston Peick Suzuki RM-Z450 +41.618 2:06.798
7 34 Malcolm Stewart Honda CRF450R +43.956 2:06.660
8 12 Jacob Weimer Kawasaki KX450F +45.711 2:07.551
9 24 Brett Metcalfe Kawasaki KX450F +48.981 2:05.572
10 29 Andrew Short KTM 450 SX-F +59.014 2:07.209
11 38 Phillip Nicoletti Yamaha YZ450F +1:06.697 2:08.539
12 22 Chad Reed Kawasaki KX450F +1:31.818 2:09.098
13 80 Fredrik Noren KTM 450 SX-F +1:37.502 2:08.354
14 9 Ivan Tedesco Suzuki RM-Z450 +1:46.236 2:09.678
15 48 Ben Lamay Yamaha YZ450F +1:55.841 2:10.066
16 207 Sean Collier KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition +2:01.752 2:09.514
17 331 Tommy Weeck Honda CRF450R +2:14.963 2:10.136
18 77 Jimmy Albertson Honda CRF450R +2:20.707 2:11.792
19 381 Kinser Endicott Kawasaki KX450F 16 Laps 2:12.399
20 481 Sergey Astaykin Kawasaki KX450F +07.738 2:13.240
21 606 Ronnie Stewart Suzuki RM-Z450 +14.578 2:12.902
22 123 Kevin Rookstool KTM 450 SX-F +28.019 2:13.346
23 92 Kellian Rusk Yamaha YZ450F +44.253 2:12.392
24 59 Peter Larsen KTM 450 SX-F +48.806 2:12.850
25 95 Evgeny Mikhaylov KTM 450 SX-F +1:02.164 2:14.454
26 131 Noah Mcconahy Honda CRF450R +1:11.523 2:14.383
27 761 Cade Clason Honda CRF450R +1:16.075 2:16.554
28 534 Travis Freistat Kawasaki KX450F +1:19.178 2:15.621
29 181 Dustin Pipes Suzuki RM-Z450 +1:28.455 2:15.160
30 143 Mike Horban KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition +1:29.492 2:18.357
31 535 Joey Peters Yamaha YZ450F +1:45.816 2:15.678
32 140 Johnny Moore Honda CRF450R +1:52.411 2:17.011
33 869 Robert Lind Yamaha YZ450F +1:57.939 2:16.659
34 135 Robert Fitch, Jr. KTM 450 SX-F 15 Laps 2:18.610
35 693 Tucker Saye Suzuki RM-Z450 +12.019 2:20.979
36 344 Wesley Parker III Honda CRF450R +35.206 2:14.672
37 337 Nick Desiderio Honda CRF450R 14 Laps 2:18.777
38 415 Nick Schmidt Honda CRF450R 7 Laps 2:11.089
39 33 Josh Grant Yamaha YZ450F 6 Laps 2:07.585
40 120 Todd Bannister Honda CRF450R 4 Laps 2:17.385

Overall Results – 450MX Class

Pos. # Rider Bike M1 M2 Points
1 94 Ken Roczen KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition 1 1 50
2 5 Ryan Dungey KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition 2 2 44
3 41 Trey Canard Honda CRF450R 3 4 38
4 7 James Stewart Suzuki RM-Z450 5 3 36
5 51 Justin Barcia Honda CRF450R 4 5 34
6 40 Weston Peick Suzuki RM-Z450 8 6 28
7 12 Jacob Weimer Kawasaki KX450F 7 8 27
8 24 Brett Metcalfe Kawasaki KX450F 6 9 27
9 34 Malcolm Stewart Honda CRF450R 10 7 25
10 22 Chad Reed Kawasaki KX450F 11 12 19
11 29 Andrew Short KTM 450 SX-F 14 10 18
12 80 Fredrik Noren KTM 450 SX-F 12 13 17
13 33 Josh Grant Yamaha YZ450F 9 39 12
14 207 Sean Collier KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition 15 16 11
15 38 Phillip Nicoletti Yamaha YZ450F 23 11 10
16 48 Ben Lamay Yamaha YZ450F 19 15 8
17 92 Kellian Rusk Yamaha YZ450F 13 23 8
18 9 Ivan Tedesco Suzuki RM-Z450 32 14 7
19 77 Jimmy Albertson Honda CRF450R 17 18 7
20 59 Peter Larsen KTM 450 SX-F 16 24 5
21 331 Tommy Weeck Honda CRF450R 36 17 4
22 95 Evgeny Mikhaylov KTM 450 SX-F 18 25 3
23 381 Kinser Endicott Kawasaki KX450F 21 19 2
24 481 Sergey Astaykin Kawasaki KX450F 22 20 1
25 606 Ronnie Stewart Suzuki RM-Z450 20 21 1

Rider Point Standings – 450MX Class ( Race 4 of 24 )

  1. Ken Roczen – 94
  2. Ryan Dungey – 89
  3. Trey Canard – 72
  4. James Stewart – 66
  5. Brett Metcalfe – 61
  6. Justin Barcia – 52
  7. Weston Peick – 52
  8. Jacob Weimer – 52
  9. Malcolm Stewart – 51
  10. Josh Grant – 43

Manufacturer Cup Point Standings – 450MX Class ( Race 4 of 24 )

  1. KTM – 97
  2. Honda – 72
  3. Suzuki – 67
  4. Kawasaki – 62
  5. Yamaha – 57

250MX Class Moto 1 Results – Race Time: 35:49.578

Pos. # Rider Bike Interval Best Time
1 19 Jeremy Martin Yamaha YZ250F 17 Laps 2:03.889
2 37 Cooper Webb Yamaha YZ250F +19.340 2:05.370
3 32 Justin Bogle Honda CRF250R +21.743 2:05.548
4 35 Justin Hill Kawasaki KX250F +22.161 2:05.759
5 71 Zachary Bell Honda CRF250R +47.964 2:06.619
6 4 Blake Baggett Kawasaki KX250F +51.350 2:07.129
7 50 Jessy Nelson Honda CRF250R +1:00.317 2:08.126
8 377 Christophe Pourcel Yamaha YZ250F +1:02.259 2:08.135
9 25 Marvin Musquin KTM 250 SX-F +1:03.318 2:08.534
10 17 Jason Anderson KTM 250 SX-F +1:30.179 2:08.601
11 30 Kyle Cunningham Honda CRF250R +1:31.277 2:09.896
12 55 Alex Martin Yamaha YZ250F +1:32.595 2:08.929
13 96 Matthew Bisceglia Honda CRF250R +1:33.959 2:09.765
14 43 Joseph Savatgy KTM 250 SX-F +1:35.441 2:10.436
15 47 Kyle Peters Honda CRF250R +1:39.344 2:10.540
16 78 Matthew Lemoine Kawasaki KX250F +1:43.497 2:09.688
17 73 Dillan Epstein Honda CRF250R +1:57.654 2:10.475
18 762 Blake Savage Suzuki RM-Z250 +2:01.122 2:11.209
19 70 Brady Kiesel Honda CRF250R +2:05.886 2:11.920
20 142 Cole Martinez Kawasaki KX250F +2:09.975 2:10.216
21 60 Jackson Richardson Honda CRF250R 16 Laps 2:11.061
22 371 Dakota Alix KTM 250 SX-F +06.706 2:12.886
23 565 Preston Mull Yamaha YZ 250 +27.476 2:13.667
24 211 Tevin Tapia Kawasaki KX250F +32.668 2:13.049
25 874 Zack Williams Honda CRF250R +36.675 2:14.132
26 83 Dakota Tedder Kawasaki KX250F +42.358 2:10.986
27 91 Jacob Baumert Kawasaki KX250F +49.056 2:14.157
28 638 Brandan Leith Kawasaki KX250F +1:00.351 2:13.397
29 84 Scott Champion Yamaha YZ250F +1:06.880 2:16.136
30 620 Brad Nauditt Honda CRF250R +1:09.012 2:16.594
31 156 Jesse Janco Honda CRF250R +1:33.865 2:16.894
32 21 Cole Seely Honda CRF250R 15 Laps 2:07.669
33 273 Conner Elliott Honda CRF250R +23.696 2:18.419
34 449 Dakota Kessler Honda CRF250R 12 Laps 2:13.064
35 56 James Decotis Honda CRF250R 7 Laps 2:17.445
36 421 Vann Martin Honda CRF250R 5 Laps 2:13.813
37 653 Tyler Bereman Kawasaki KX250F +02.587 2:15.265
38 99 Justin Starling Honda CRF250R 2 Laps 2:16.712
39 360 Aaron Siminoe Kawasaki KX250F DNF
40 327 Tyler Krisman Yamaha YZ250F DNS

250MX Class Moto 2 Results – Race Time: 36:26.710

Pos. # Rider Bike Interval Best Time
1 19 Jeremy Martin Yamaha YZ250F 17 Laps 2:05.465
2 37 Cooper Webb Yamaha YZ250F +19.468 2:06.707
3 377 Christophe Pourcel Yamaha YZ250F +27.805 2:06.154
4 17 Jason Anderson KTM 250 SX-F +30.986 2:08.599
5 50 Jessy Nelson Honda CRF250R +33.349 2:08.123
6 35 Justin Hill Kawasaki KX250F +33.704 2:06.922
7 25 Marvin Musquin KTM 250 SX-F +1:04.732 2:09.538
8 96 Matthew Bisceglia Honda CRF250R +1:06.647 2:08.739
9 60 Jackson Richardson Honda CRF250R +1:10.495 2:10.527
10 73 Dillan Epstein Honda CRF250R +1:14.673 2:10.960
11 78 Matthew Lemoine Kawasaki KX250F +1:31.213 2:10.774
12 71 Zachary Bell Honda CRF250R +1:42.885 2:10.237
13 55 Alex Martin Yamaha YZ250F +1:58.202 2:09.152
14 47 Kyle Peters Honda CRF250R +2:05.714 2:12.378
15 70 Brady Kiesel Honda CRF250R +2:13.005 2:12.792
16 142 Cole Martinez Kawasaki KX250F 16 Laps 2:13.716
17 762 Blake Savage Suzuki RM-Z250 +10.075 2:12.622
18 211 Tevin Tapia Kawasaki KX250F +20.685 2:14.774
19 371 Dakota Alix KTM 250 SX-F +24.312 2:15.328
20 83 Dakota Tedder Kawasaki KX250F +31.145 2:14.588
21 874 Zack Williams Honda CRF250R +31.687 2:15.568
22 91 Jacob Baumert Kawasaki KX250F +46.127 2:15.759
23 421 Vann Martin Honda CRF250R +51.275 2:16.455
24 638 Brandan Leith Kawasaki KX250F +53.393 2:16.235
25 43 Joseph Savatgy KTM 250 SX-F +59.803 2:14.646
26 620 Brad Nauditt Honda CRF250R +1:01.523 2:17.353
27 156 Jesse Janco Honda CRF250R +1:09.212 2:17.321
28 449 Dakota Kessler Honda CRF250R +1:58.789 2:18.470
29 327 Tyler Krisman Yamaha YZ250F +2:13.268 2:20.714
30 653 Tyler Bereman Kawasaki KX250F 15 Laps 2:17.353
31 273 Conner Elliott Honda CRF250R 14 Laps 2:20.459
32 21 Cole Seely Honda CRF250R 9 Laps 2:08.386
33 30 Kyle Cunningham Honda CRF250R +1:13.363 2:13.014
34 4 Blake Baggett Kawasaki KX250F 7 Laps 2:08.900
35 32 Justin Bogle Honda CRF250R 4 Laps 2:08.149
36 565 Preston Mull Yamaha YZ 250 3 Laps 2:15.377
37 84 Scott Champion Yamaha YZ250F DNF
38 56 James Decotis Honda CRF250R DNS
39 99 Justin Starling Honda CRF250R DNS
40 360 Aaron Siminoe Kawasaki KX250F DNS

Overall Results – 250MX Class

Pos. # Rider Bike M1 M2 Points
1 19 Jeremy Martin Yamaha YZ250F 1 1 50
2 37 Cooper Webb Yamaha YZ250F 2 2 44
3 377 Christophe Pourcel Yamaha YZ250F 8 3 33
4 35 Justin Hill Kawasaki KX250F 4 6 33
5 50 Jessy Nelson Honda CRF250R 7 5 30
6 17 Jason Anderson KTM 250 SX-F 10 4 29
7 25 Marvin Musquin KTM 250 SX-F 9 7 26
8 71 Zachary Bell Honda CRF250R 5 12 25
9 96 Matthew Bisceglia Honda CRF250R 13 8 21
10 32 Justin Bogle Honda CRF250R 3 35 20
11 55 Alex Martin Yamaha YZ250F 12 13 17
12 73 Dillan Epstein Honda CRF250R 17 10 15
13 78 Matthew Lemoine Kawasaki KX250F 16 11 15
14 4 Blake Baggett Kawasaki KX250F 6 34 15
15 47 Kyle Peters Honda CRF250R 15 14 13
16 60 Jackson Richardson Honda CRF250R 21 9 12
17 30 Kyle Cunningham Honda CRF250R 11 33 10
18 70 Brady Kiesel Honda CRF250R 19 15 8
19 762 Blake Savage Suzuki RM-Z250 18 17 7
20 43 Joseph Savatgy KTM 250 SX-F 14 25 7
21 142 Cole Martinez Kawasaki KX250F 20 16 6
22 211 Tevin Tapia Kawasaki KX250F 24 18 3
23 371 Dakota Alix KTM 250 SX-F 22 19 2
24 83 Dakota Tedder Kawasaki KX250F 26 20 1

Rider Point Standings – 250MX Class ( Race 4 of 24 )

  1. Jeremy Martin – 100
  2. Cooper Webb – 88
  3. Christophe Pourcel – 63
  4. Jessy Nelson – 51
  5. Marvin Musquin – 50
  6. Jason Anderson – 49
  7. Justin Bogle – 48
  8. Blake Baggett – 48
  9. Matthew Bisceglia – 45
  10. Justin Hill – 43

Manufacturer Cup Point Standings – 250MX Class ( Race 4 of 24 )

  1. Yamaha – 100
  2. Honda – 72
  3. Kawasaki – 68
  4. KTM – 63
  5. Suzuki – 9

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