Roczen Goes 2-1 to take RedBud 250 class win

Shan Moore | July 6, 2013
Ken Roczen.

(Buchanan, Michigan, July 6, 2013) – Ken Roczen scored his second overall win of the season, going 2-1 to beat out first moto winner Eli Tomac for the top spot in the 250 class at round seven of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Series at RedBud Raceway in Buchanan, Michigan.

Tomac run away with the opening moto, putting his GEICO Honda into the lead on lap one and leading every lap en route to the win, crossing the finish with an 18-second margin over Roczen, who was forced to work his way up from just outside the top five after the start.

Roczen’s Red Bull KTM teammate Marvin Musquin finished third in the moto, some six seconds behind Roczen. Meanwhile, Star Racing/MyPlash Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin was a solid fourth, ahead of TLD/Lucas Oil Honda’s Cole Seely.

Roczen jumped into the lead on lap three of the second moto, and quickly established a lead. In the meantime, Tomac was working his way into podium position when he fell over in a sandy turn just in front of teammate Zach Osborne, resulting in both riders going down.

Rejoining the race just outside the top-10, Tomac put on a charge to the front similar to the one he turned in last week at Southwick to claim second in the moto behind Roczen, his 1-2 moto finish leaving him in second overall behind the former MX2 World Champ.

Martin was third in this race, putting the rookie rider on the podium for the first time in his career.

Musquin went 3-4 for fourth overall, while Osborne rounded out the top five in the overall with a 10-5 moto tally.



1. Ken Roczen (KTM) 2-1

2. Eli Tomac (Hon) 1-2

3. Jeremy Martin (Yam) 4-3

4. Marvin Musquin (KTM) 3-4

5. Zach Osborne (Hon) 10-5

6. Kyle Cunningham (Yam) 7-8

7. Cooper Webb (Yam) 6-9

8. Cole Seely (Hon) 5-11

9. Blake Baggett (Kaw) 8-10

10. Justin Bogle (Hon) 12-7




Shan Moore | Contributing Editor

Moore covers all facets of off-road racing for Cycle News – from AMA Supercross and Motocross to GNCC and National Hare Scrambles events.