Unadilla MX Race Results 2014

Dungey Continues Late Season Surge in Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship along with Third Victory in Last 4 Rounds at Unadilla

Christophe Pourcel Turns into Fifth Different Winner in two hundred fifity Class

NEW BERLIN, N. Y. (August 9, 2014) – Following the final break in action for the 2014 season, the Lucas Oil Professional Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, began its stretch out run on Saturday with the 10 th round of the summer season from Central New York’ s legendary Unadilla with the Red Half truths Unadilla National. With just 2 rounds and four motos left over, Red Bull KTM’ s Ryan Dungey made another major leap in the 450 Class title fight by earning his third earn in the last four rounds and closing to within single digits of his teammate Ken Roczen on top of the standings. In the 250 Class, Valli Motorsports Yamaha’ s Christophe Pourcel became the fifth various winner this season in the division, signifying the Frenchman’ s first triumph on U. S. soil because the 2010 season.

 

Dungey (5) continues to close in on his teammate Roczen (94). Photo: Simon Cudby

Dungey (5) continues to close in in the teammate Roczen (94).
Photograph: Simon Cudby

 

For the third consecutive moto, Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX’ s Justin Brayton put himself out front of the start to earn the Motosport. possuindo Holeshot Award in the first 450 Class moto, bringing his JGRMX teammate Phil Nicoletti with him. Not far behind them was Dungey, who wasted little time is producing his march to the front and passed both Yamaha riders to assume control of the lead over the opening lap. Roczen kept pace with his teammate and fought their way from a start outside the five to move into second. From there it became a two-rider battle for your moto win between the KTM duo.

 

Dungey kept Roczen at bay through the entirety of the moto, with mere bike lengths separating the teammates for the bulk of the race. Nevertheless , in the closing laps Dungey prolonged his advantage and ultimately submitted a wire-to-wire victory to put him in the drivers seat for the general. Behind this pair, GEICO Honda’ s Eli Tomac quietly rode to a solid and consistent third-place finish. Team Honda Muscle Milk’ s Trey Canard, who was quickest in practice, fought his way ahead from a start outside the top 10 to finish fourth. BTO Sports KTM’ s Andrew Short rounded out the five.

 

With all eyes on Dungey and Roczen in Moto 2, it was once again Brayton who emerged using the Motosport. com Holeshot Award for your fourth straight time, but their time out front was short lived as both Tomac and Canard moved to the forefront and ultimately take the spotlight. With the Honda duo out front, both Dungey and Roczen were forced to fight their particular way from starts outside the five. When the jockeying was complete over the opening lap it was Tomac leading, followed by Canard, Dungey and Roczen.

 

Tomac and Roczen opened a significant gap over the rest of the field, but then started to engage in an exciting battle for your top spot that lasted various laps. The two riders traded jobs multiple times on the track, which permitted Dungey to close the deficit to a matter of bike lengths and make it a three-rider fight for the win. Eventually Canard logged consistent laps to assert himself in the lead, leaving Tomac and Dungey to fight for second, with Roczen a distant fourth.

 

Canard (41), Tomac (3) and Dungey (5) did battle in Moto 2. Photo: Simon Cudby

Canard (41), Tomac (3) and Dungey (5) did battle in Moto 2 .
Photo: Claire Cudby

Dungey made his way past Tomac with four laps remaining and pushed to close in upon Canard. About a second separated both riders throughout the closing laps and Dungey moved within striking distance on the final lap, but the Honda rider held on to earn the very first 450 Class moto win of his career. Tomac followed in third, with Roczen finishing off the podium for just the second time this season in fourth.

 

Dungey’ s 1-2 results ensured him of the general, his third at Unadilla. This individual now has four wins this season, tying him for the most in the division with Roczen.

 

“ It was an awesome day. We just wished to make the most of the day and not get distracted [with the championship], ” said Dungey. “ There’ s a lot of racing left still with two models to go, but things are going good. It feels great to get another general, but I made it hard upon myself in the second moto and let those guys [Tomac and Canard] get away. Maybe a couple more laps we could have got Canard, yet he was riding really good. ”

 

Canard earned his best finish of the season in second (4-1) thanks to the moto win, with Tomac (3-3) edging out Roczen (2-4) for third overall via a tiebreaker. It marked the first time this season that will Roczen failed to finish on the general podium.

 

“ I can’ t tell you how good that feels, ” said Canard after his moto win. “ I’ m never going to sit here and cry regarding what’ s happened [in the past with injuries], but I am just so grateful to have the opportunity to be here [on top of the podium] again. I’ m just so happy to be up right here and I’ m looking forward to the next two races. ”

 

Dungey’ s win marked another seven-point swing in his favor, bringing his deficit to Roczen atop the tournament standings to just seven points. Dungey has gained 17 points upon Roczen the past two rounds. Artifice sits third, 74 points behind, with Monster Energy Kawasaki’ s Brett Metcalfe fourth (-167) and Tomac jumping up all the way to fifth (-195) despite missing the very first four rounds of the season along with injury.

Canard's first career moto win was an impressive one. Photo: Simon Cudby

Canard’ s first career moto win was an impressive one.
Photo: Simon Cudby

 

Throughout the 2014 season, Pourcel has proved to be one of the fastest riders in the two hundred fifity Class, consistently posting the quickest lap of practice and frequently earning the Motosport. com Holeshot Award. At Unadilla, he gained his fifth straight holeshot to start Moto 1 and used that will to his advantage to pace the field for the entirety of the moto. While fellow Frenchman Marvin Musquin ultimately challenged him late on-board his Red Bull KTM, Pourcel was able to break through for their first moto win of the season with relative ease.

 

While the action up front was under Pourcel’ s control, the battles behind him were captivating. The Yamalube/Star Race Yamaha duo of Cooper Webb and Jeremy Martin slotted in behind Pourcel early, but Musquin was on a mission, moving previous both riders from his fourth-place starting spot before closing in on Pourcel. A late crash by Webb while battling their teammate for third dropped the particular sophomore rider several spots back again, which allowed Martin to finish 3rd. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’ s Dean Wilson finished in fourth, along with GEICO Honda’ s Justin Bogle fifth. Webb dropped to seventh.

Pourcel was the rider to beat all afternoon at Unadilla. Photo: Simon Cudby

Pourcel was the rider to beat many afternoon at Unadilla.
Photograph: Simon Cudby

 

The start of the 2nd moto resulted in more of the same designed for Pourcel, who captured his sixth consecutive Motosport. com Holeshot Award to put himself in position to make the overall. Martin began the moto in second with Bogle following in third. Musquin had to fight his way forward from a fifth-place start, while Webb was mired in ninth.

 

Pourcel dominated the very first half of the moto but slowly began to lose ground to Matn. On Lap 6, the tournament points leader took over the direct from the Frenchman and quickly drawn away. The pair maintained their particular large gap over the rest of the industry, while Bogle maintained his hold on third for the whole moto.

 

In the end, Matn raced to his class-leading eighth moto win, with Pourcel 2nd and Bogle third. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’ s Blake Baggett was fourth just ahead of Musquin. Webb suffered an apparent bike issue and was forced to retire, finishing 36 th .

 

After a three-year hiatus from full time competition in America, Pourcel was back on top of the podium thanks to his 1-2 moto results. It was the seventh win of his 250 Class career and his second at Unadilla.

 

“ The first moto was good and we got a good start in the 2nd moto, ” said Pourcel. “ I love the track here [at Unadilla] and it really works designed for my style. I’ m just really grateful to be back up right here [atop the podium] and want to thank everyone for the support they’ ve given to me. Jeremy was operating great in that second moto, so I had to give it to him. ”

 

Martin maintains his hold over the field in the 250 Class. Photo: Simon Cudby

Martin maintains his hold over the field in the 250 Class.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Martin’ s 3-1 results landed him second overall and extended his double-digit points lead to an even greater margin. Musquin rounded System.Drawing.Bitmap overall podium in third (2-5).

 

“ I got off to a excellent start [in Moto 2] and battled with Christophe [Pourcel] for a while, then I chipped simply by tooth after getting hit with a rock, ” said Martin. “ After that I realized I necessary to make my move. I haven’ t won a moto inside a while so it felt good to obtain back out front. I did create a few mistakes out there today, so I’ ll do some work throughout the week to come back stronger next weekend. ”

 

Martin moved to 66 factors over Baggett, who jumped straight into second following Webb’ s misfortune. Webb sits third, 74 factors back. Musquin sits fourth (-93), while Pourcel rounds out the top 5 (-101)

 

The 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship hosts the particular penultimate round of the championship next Saturday, August 16, with the eleven th round of the season and the inaugural event from Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, Indianapolis. Action for the Thor Indiana Nationwide begins at 1 p. meters. ET.

 

Results

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Tournament

Red Bull Unadilla National

Unadilla – New Berlin, New York

August 9, 2014

Round 10 of 12

450 Class (Moto Finish)

  1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM (1-2)
  2. Trey Artifice, Shawnee, Okla., Honda (4-1)
  3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda (3-3)
  4. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM (2-4)
  5. Justin Brayton, Fort Avoid, Iowa, Yamaha (6-7)
  6. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM (5-8)
  7. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki (10-5)
  8. Phil Nicoletti, Bethel, In. Y., Yamaha (7-9)
  9. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Kawasaki (12-6)
  10. Fredrik Noren, Sweden, Honda (8-10)

450 Class Championship Standings

  1. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM, 447
  2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 440
  3. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, 373
  4. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Kawasaki, 280
  5. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 252
  6. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM, 247
  7. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki, 244
  8. Wayne Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 226
  9. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, 218
  10. Fredrik Noren, Sweden, Honda, 159

250 Class (Moto Finish)

  1. Christophe Pourcel, France, Yamaha (1-2)
  2. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha (3-1)
  3. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM (2-5)
  4. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda (5-3)
  5. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki (6-4)
  6. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki (4-6)
  7. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., KTM (9-9)
  8. Chris Alldredge, Powell Butte, Ore., Kawasaki (13-8)
  9. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha (12-10)
  10. Shane McElrath, Canton, N. C., Honda (10-13)

250 Class Championship Standings

  1. Jeremy Matn, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 422
  2. Blake Baggett, Grand Patio, Calif., Kawasaki, 356
  3. Cooper Webb, Morehead City, In. C., Yamaha, 348
  4. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM, 329
  5. Christophe Pourcel, Italy, Yamaha, 321
  6. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda, 310
  7. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N. M., KTM, 243
  8. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda, 225
  9. Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda, 200
  10. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki, 176
  11. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 176

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