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Eli Tomac and Dylan Ferrandis take RedBud 4th of July Victories

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Eli Tomac and Dylan Ferrandis take RedBud 4th of July Victories
Eli Tomac took home his third win of the 2019 season. Photo: Jeff Kardas
The seventh round of the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship hosted the Circle K RedBud National in a famed 4th of July tradition with Eli Tomac and Dylan Ferrandis taking the wins in the 450 and 250 class respectively.

As the gate dropped on the opening 450 Class moto Cooper Webb emerged with the holeshot over Justin Bogle and Blake Baggett. Bogle quickly went to work as he found his way around Webb to takeover the race lead before the end of the opening lap. Tomac was just behind the leaders in third.

Bogle used a clear track and impressive riding to lead the first several laps as Webb and Tomac gave chase. On Lap 3, Tomac carried speed downhill and around the outside of Webb for the second position, followed by a pass on Bogle for the lead in the same section just one lap later. As Webb set his sights on Bogle, he made a costly mistake by stalling the engine of his bike, which let Jason Anderson slip by.


Tomac instantly took full advantage of having the lead and began opening a gap over his competition, while Anderson began to knock on Bogle‰Ûªs door and made an aggressive move for second. Webb followed shortly after, bumping Bogle outside of the top three.

When the checkered flag waved, it was Tomac who remained unchallenged to win by 6.3 seconds, giving him his sixth moto win of the season. Anderson finished strong in second, followed by Webb in third. HRC Honda‰Ûªs Ken Roczen and Frenchman Marvin Musquin finished sixth and seventh, respectively.

Bogle and Baggett once again put themselves towards the front when the gate dropped on 450 Class Moto 2 as Baggett was credited with the holeshot, followed by Bogle and Musquin. As Baggett set the pace out front, Roczen muscled his way into second, just ahead of Musquin in third to complete the opening lap. Anderson, Webb and Tomac started the moto just outside of the top five.
Eli Tomac and Dylan Ferrandis take RedBud 4th of July Victories
Jason Anderson showed speed and used consistency to finish runner-up (2-4). Photo: Rich Shepherd
On Lap 2, Roczen used his early race speed to charge past Baggett for the race lead, while Musquin followed shortly after, shuffling Baggett back to third. With clear track ahead, Roczen relied on his effortless style to calmly navigate the demanding circuit as Musquin put his head down in an attempt to track down the German. As the race neared the halfway point, Musquin began to slowly close in on the race lead, eventually making the pass stick on Lap 9.

Behind the leaders, the battle for third began to heat up between Anderson and the first moto winner Tomac. Every time Tomac searched for a way around, Anderson would wick it up to close the door. On Lap 12, Tomac dove to the inside of Anderson and pushed him against the edge of the track to overtake third. The defending champion continued his push forward in the final laps of the race as he chased down and made the move around Roczen with two laps remaining.
Eli Tomac and Dylan Ferrandis take RedBud 4th of July Victories
Marvin Musquin bounced back from a tough Moto 1 to take an impressive Moto 2 win. Photo: Jeff Kardas
Musquin managed the moto with his veteran experience to take his third moto win of the season, 6.2 seconds ahead of Tomac. Roczen soldiered home in third.

Tomac‰Ûªs 1-2 moto scores carried him to his third overall victory of the season, tying him with James Stewart for fifth on the all-time win list with 20 apiece. Anderson finished the day runner-up (2-4), while Musquin completed the podium in third (7-1).

‰ÛÏOverall, it was a really good day for us,‰Û
Eli Tomac and Dylan Ferrandis take RedBud 4th of July Victories
Ken Roczen finished on the podium in moto two and remains third in the championship. Photo: Rich Shepherd
The winning effort allowed Tomac to extend his lead in the 450 Class championship standings to 34 points over Musquin. Roczen maintains hold on third in the standings, 40 points out of the championship lead. Zach Osborne was unable to compete due to a shoulder injury sustained in the morning‰Ûªs practice, dropping him from fourth to sixth.

250 Class

Eli Tomac and Dylan Ferrandis take RedBud 4th of July Victories
Frenchman Dylan Ferrandis swept both motos for his first victory of the season. Photo: Jeff Kardas
The first 250 Class moto saw JGR/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing‰Ûªs Alex Martin capture his first Motosport.com Holeshot of the season with Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki‰Ûªs Adam Cianciarulo and Ferrandis in hot pursuit.

Cianciarulo and Ferrandis immediately blasted their way around Martin, while Ferrandis launched his way by Cianciarulo and into the lead as the two riders nearly came together. Martin would find his way back around Cianciarulo for second, trailing Ferrandis opening lap.

Ferrandis continued to attack and began to build on his lead over Martin and championship rival Ciaciarulo. As the race wore on, GEICO Honda‰Ûªs RJ Hampshire moved in on podium position and made a pass stick around the outside of Cianciarulo for third. With just two laps remaining, Hampshire‰Ûªs relentless efforts brought him to the rear wheel of Martin, eventually overtaking him for second.

Out front, Ferrandis was dominant en route to his third moto win of the season. He crossed the line 18.2 seconds ahead of Hampshire, who matched a season-best moto finish. Disaster struck Martin in the final moments of the race as a bike malfunction left him on the side of the track and unable to finish the race. Cianciarulo inherited the final spot on the podium with Martin‰Ûªs misfortune. At the conclusion of the race, Cianciarulo was penalized two positions by race officials for not decelerating when running off the track on the opening lap. The penalty awarded Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha‰Ûªs Justin Cooper third, moving Cianciarulo back to fifth.

Martin made it a clean sweep of the Motosport.com Holeshots when he emerged from the first turn with the lead to start Moto 2. Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha‰Ûªs Colt Nichols and Ferrandis followed in second and third. Cianciarulo was just behind the lead group in fifth on the opening lap, while first moto podium finishers Hampshire and Cooper were mired deep in the pack.

After an unfortunate end to the first moto, Martin was charging at the head of the 40-rider field and seeking redemption. Despite Martin‰Ûªs effort, Ferrandis refused to settle as he was using every inch of the track in an attempt to find a passing spot. On Lap 5, Ferrandis made the pass stick to takeover the lead, moving Martin back to second.
Eli Tomac and Dylan Ferrandis take RedBud 4th of July Victories
Adam Cianciarulo's 5-2 moto scores were good enough for second overall. Photo: Jeff Kardas
With Nichols riding well in third, Cianciarulo was giving it his all to try and move into podium contention. Cianciarulo charged one of the steep downhill‰Ûªs to make a sweeping pass around the outside of Nichols on Lap 7. With Martin just ahead, Cianciarulo kept pushing towards the Suzuki rider, latching onto his rear fender and finding his way past on Lap 12.

The Frenchman Ferrandis held on to take his fourth moto win of the season by 4.3 seconds over a hard charging Cianciarulo. Martin rebounded to finish third, giving him his second moto podium of the season and first since the season opener at Hangtown.

Ferrandis‰Ûª 1-1 scores gave him his first overall victory of the season. Cianciarulo‰Ûªs second moto helped him secure runner-up overall (5-2), edging out Cooper in third (3-6).

‰ÛÏI just felt good today and my bike was really good,‰Û
Eli Tomac and Dylan Ferrandis take RedBud 4th of July Victories
Justin Cooper had to dig deep in each moto to land on the overall podium. Photo: Rich Shepherd
Circle K RedBud National - RedBud Motocross ‰ÛÒ Buchanan, Mich.
July 6, 2019

450 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)
1 Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki (1-2)
2 Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Husqvarna (2-4)
3 Marvin Musquin, France, KTM (7-1)
4 Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., KTM (3-5)
5 Ken Roczen, Germany, Honda (6-3)
6 Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., KTM (4-6)
7 Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM (5-9)
8 Benny, Bloss, Oak Grove, MO., KTM (9-8)
9 Dean Wilson, United Kingdom, Husqvarna (12-7)
Fredrik Noren, Sweden, Suzuki (8-13)

450 Class Championship Standings
1 Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki ‰ÛÒ 304 points
2 Marvin Musquin, France, KTM ‰ÛÒ 270 points
3 Ken Roczen, Germany, Honda ‰ÛÒ 264 points
4 Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Husqvarna ‰ÛÒ 252 points
5 Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., KTM ‰ÛÒ 238 points
6 Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna ‰ÛÒ 227 points
7 Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Yamaha ‰ÛÒ 170 points
8 Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM ‰ÛÒ 159 points
9 Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., KTM ‰ÛÒ 150 points
10 Dean Ferris, Australia, Yamaha ‰ÛÒ 136 points

250 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)
1 Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha (1-1)
2 Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki (5-2)
3 Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha (3-6)
4 RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Honda (2-8)
5 Hunter Lawrence, Australia, Honda (8-4)
6 Ty Masterpool, Paradise, Texas, Yamaha (4-11)
7 Colt Nichols, Muskogee, Okla., Yamaha (11-5)
8 Michael Mosiman, Sebastopol, Calif., Husqvarna (10-7)
9 Brandon Hartranft, Brick, N.J., Yamaha (6-12)
10 Cameron McAdoo, Sioux City, Iowa, KTM (9-10)

250 Class Championship Standings
1 Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki ‰ÛÒ 307 points
2 Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha ‰ÛÒ 282 points
3 Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha ‰ÛÒ 281 points
4 Colt Nichols, Muskogee, Okla., Yamaha ‰ÛÒ 204 points
5 RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Honda ‰ÛÒ 200 points
6 Hunter Lawrence, Australia, Honda ‰ÛÒ 193 points
7 Michael Mosiman, Sebastopol, Calif., Husqvarna ‰ÛÒ 173 points
8 Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda ‰ÛÒ 167 points
9 Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Suzuki ‰ÛÒ 165 points
10 Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM ‰ÛÒ 129 points

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