Round seven of the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship visited the famous Budds Creek Motocross facility in Mechanicsville, Maryland for the GEICO National. For the first time this season, the riders faced high temperatures and humidity and it seemed to affect the final results.
Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey seemed unaffected by the hot conditions and although Ken Roczen, his KTM teammate was able to make a quick pass and open a gap early in the moto, Dungey closed back in to show that he was ready for moto 2. Dungey then got the holeshot in the second moto and opened a large lead. Roczen came under pressure from GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac late in the race but held on for second. Tomac rounded out the overall podium.
In the 250 Class, Rockstar KTM’s Jason Anderson earned his first ever outdoor motocross moto win. He opened a large gap early in the race and needed every bit of it to hold off a fast closing Jeremy Martin and Blake Bagget. Anderson seemed very fatigued and a seventh in moto two was good enough to earn third overall. Bagget took the overall by passing Martin and pulling away. Martin got second in the moto and second overall.
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The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series will visit Millville, Minnesota for the Spring Creek National next Saturday, July 19th.