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Osborne sweeps RedBud while Jeremy Martin secures third consecutive 250 class victory

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Zach Osborne (16) leads the 450 class away and going on to take a clean sweep of RedBud with another double victory. Photo: Align Media
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship kicked off its first-ever doubleheader from Michigan‰Ûªs legendary RedBud MX for the fourth round of the 2020 season.

The Circle K RedBud I National featured sunny skies and cooler temperatures that hovered in the mid 70‰Ûªs, resulting in an afternoon of action packed racing. A dominant performance by Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing‰Ûªs Zach Osborne propelled him to his third overall 450 Class victory of the season, extending his championship point lead. In the 250 Class, GEICO Honda‰Ûªs Jeremy Martin earned his third consecutive win to take over the championship point lead.


The opening 450 Class moto saw Osborne launch out of the gate to take the Motosport.com Holeshot just ahead of Twisted Tea Suzuki‰Ûªs Max Anstie and JGR/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing‰Ûªs Freddie Noren. Adam Cianciarulo wasted no time moving towards the front as he passed both Noren and Anstie to take over second, however, a mistake would force him to lose several positions and remount outside of the top-10. At the completion of the opening lap it was Osborne followed by Marvin Musquin and GEICO Honda‰Ûªs Christian Craig.

The top three asserted themselves at the front of the pack, while Team Honda HRC rookie Chase Sexton gave pursuit. Sexton closed in on his teammate Craig near the halfway point of the 30-minute-plus-two-lap moto and eventually made the move into third. Osborne continued a strong pace up front with Musquin trailing by just a couple of seconds.

Osborne withstood Musquin‰Ûªs late race charge to capture his third moto win of the season by 1.9 seconds over the Frenchman who finished runner-up. Sexton finished third, earning his second podium since moving up to the 450 Class.
Zach Osborne extended his 450 class championship lead with the perfect day at Redbud. Photo: Align Media
When the gate dropped on the final 450 Class moto it was once again Osborne who prevailed to take the Motosport.com holeshot ahead of Cianciarulo, while Justin Barcia, Musquin and Sexton gave chase right behind them. Barcia quickly went to work, making contact with Cianciarulo and taking second.

Osborne continued his opening moto form by using the clear track to open a comfortable lead, while Barcia and Cianciarulo engaged in an intense battle over second, trading positions several times. The top three riders maintained their positions throughout the remainder of the moto as Osborne took his fourth moto win of the season by 2.6 seconds. Barcia finished second, narrowly edging out Cianciarulo in third.
Chase Sexton earned his first career 450 Class podium with second overall (3-4). Photo: Align Media
Osborne‰Ûªs 1-1 moto results helped him secure his third overall victory of the season and marked the first time that he has done so by winning both motos in the premier class. Sexton‰Ûªs 3-4 scores were good enough to secure his first-career overall podium in the 450 Class. Barcia‰Ûªs strong second moto gave him third (6-2) on the day.
Justin Barcia continued his impressive season by completing the podium in third. Photo: Align Medi
‰ÛÏIt‰Ûªs a pretty special day for me at what is an iconic track,‰Û
Jeremy Martin raced to his third straight 250 Class victory. Photo: Align Media
The first 250 Class moto saw Ty Masterpool grab the Motosport.com holeshot in his season debut, just edging out Darian Sanayei and Australian Jett Lawrence. Championship point leader Dylan Ferrandis took a hard fall on the opening lap and found himself remounting his machine near the tail end of the field.

With Masterpool in control and opening a comfortable lead out front, the battle for second heated up early as Jeremy Martin closed in and made the pass stick on Sanayei. Shortly after Sanayei also found himself under pressure from Lawrence who quickly overtook him for third. Jeremy Martin put his head down and slowly chipped away at Masterpool‰Ûªs lead, and with 10-minutes remaining in the moto, he started searching for a way around the young Yamaha rider. Jeremy Martin eventually made his way around Masterpool to take over the lead.

Jeremy Martin continued to push the pace at the head of the field, while RJ Hampshire used an aggressive pass to steal second from Masterpool. Jeremy Martin would remain unchallenged as he took his 31st career moto victory with 5.2 seconds to spare on Hampshire in second. Masterpool held on to third, giving him his first-ever moto podium. Ferrandis‰Ûª hard charge credited him with seventh.

As the field emerged from the first turn to start Moto 2 it was Shane McElrath who emerged to grab the Motosport.com holeshot ahead of Sanayei and Jeremy Martin. The second position was quickly overtaken by Jeremy Martin, while his brother Alex Martin followed him to get by Sanayei for third on his JGR/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing machine. Behind them Ferrandis found himself off to another bad start and outside of the top-20.

The top three riders paced one another out front and lap-after-lap extended their advantage over the rest of the 40-rider field. Despite setting a blistering pace, McEralth was unable to shake a determined Jeremy Martin who was relentless and made the pass for the lead at the halfway point of the race. Ferrandis continued his hard charge from the back of the field to battle his way into fourth.

Jeremy Martin went unchallenged en route to his fourth moto win of the season, taking the checkered flag by 4.8 seconds over McElrath who finished a season-best second. Ferrandis used a last lap charge to make the pass on Alex Martin for third.
RJ Hampshire's 5-2 moto scores were good enough to secure second overall. Photo: Align Media
Jeremy Martin‰Ûªs first 1-1 of the season gave him his third consecutive overall victory and the 17th of his career. Hampshire‰Ûªs consistency helped him secure the runner-up spot (2-5), while McElrath earned his first overall podium of the season in third (8-2). Ferrandis just narrowly missed the podium to finish fourth (7-3).

‰ÛÏToday‰Ûªs a great day going 1-1,‰Û
Shane McElrath led early in Moto 2 to take his first podium finish of 2020 in third (8-2). Photo: Align Media
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship - Circle K RedBud 1 National
RedBud MX ‰ÛÒ Buchanan, Michigan - September 4, 2020

450 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)
1 Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna (1-1)
2 Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda (3-4)
3 Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Yamaha (6-2)
4 Marvin Musquin, France, KTM (2-6)
5 Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki (5-3)
6 Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki (4-5)
7 Christian Craig, El Cajon, Calif., Honda (7-8)
8 Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM (10-7)
9 Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Yamaha (8-9)
10 Dean Wilson, Scotland, Husqvarna (12-11)

450 Class Championship Standings
1 Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna - 172 Points
2 Marvin Musquin, France, KTM - 146 Points
3 Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Yamaha - 133 Points
4 Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki - 129 Points
5 Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki - 125 Points
6 Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda - 116 Points
7 Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM - 106 Points
8 Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Yamaha - 96 Points
9 Christian Craig, El Cajon, Calif., Honda - 86 Points
10 Dean Wilson, Scotland, Husqvarna - 77 Points

250 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)
1 Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda (1-1)
2 RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Husqvarna (2-5)
3 Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., Yamaha (8-2)
4 Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha (7-3)
5 Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Suzuki (6-4)
6 Jett Lawrence, Australia, Honda (4-8)
7 Cameron McAdoo, Sioux City, Iowa, Kawasaki (5-7)
8 Ty Masterpool, Paradise, Texas, Yamaha (3-13)
9 Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha (9-6)
10 Brandon Hartranft, Brick, N.J., KTM (11-9)

250 Class Championship Standings
1 Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda - 181 Points
2 Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha - 169 Points
3 Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Suzuki - 133 Points
4 Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., Yamaha - 130 Points
5 RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Husqvarna - 128 Points
6 Cameron McAdoo, Sioux City, Iowa, Kawasaki - 109 Points
7 Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha - 102 Points
8 Jett Lawrence, Australia, Honda - 94 Points
9 Brandon Hartranft, Brick, N.J., KTM - 83 Points
10 Derek Drake, San Luis Obispo, Calif., - 69 Points

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