MX Sports Pro Racing

RedBud Moto 2 Recap

Saturday, July 7, 2012 | 10:30 AM

250 Class


Jessy Nelson takes the holeshot in the 2nd moto. He has Wil Hahn, Blake Baggett, Justin Barcia and Marvin Musquin in tow. Eli Tomac is mid-pack as the race gets underway. After some early passes, they round the first lap with Baggett in the lead, Barcia 2nd, and Hahn and Musquin running right behind.

On lap three, Baggett has a tip-over and hands the lead to Barcia. The running order for the end of the next lap is Barcia, Baggett, Musquin, Tomac, Hahn, Gareth Swanepoel and Ken Roczen.

Halfway through the moto, Barcia still leads Baggett, and they both have a sizeable lead over the next pack consisting of Musquin, Tomac, Hahn and Roczen. After another lap, Baggett puts the charge on Barcia and makes the pass right before LaRocco's Leap. Baggett puts a sizeable lead on Barcia within a few laps.

Blake Baggett takes the win with a 19-second advantage over Justin Barcia and finishes the day with 1-1 scores. Ken Roczen finishes outside the top 5 in this moto, putting him in 5th overall for the day.

Moto 2 Results

1. Blake Baggett
2. Justin Barcia
3. Eli Tomac
4. Marvin Musquin
5. Wil Hahn
6. Ken Roczen
7. Gareth Swanepoel
8. Tommy Weeck
9. Jessy Nelson
10. Travis Baker

Overall Results

1. Blake Baggett (1-1)
2. Justin Barcia (2-2)
3. Eli Tomac (5-3)
4. Marvin Musquin (4-4)
5. Ken Roczen (3-6)
6. Wil Hahn (6-5)
7. Gareth Swanepoel (9-7)
8. Blake Wharton (7-12)
9. Jessy Nelson (12-9)
10. Travis Baker (11-10)

450 Class


Mike Alessi takes the holeshot with Christian Craig and Ryan Dungey in tow. As they cross the line for the first time, the order is Alessi, Craig, Dungey, Justin Brayton and James Stewart.

In the next corner, Stewart makes the pass on Brayton for 4th, and then a few corners later, Dungey gets around Craig. Two laps later, Dungey makes the move on Alessi for the lead. Almost at the same time, Stewart passes Craig for 3rd.

Brayton gets by Craig for fourth place at the race's halfway mark.

By the time we hit 10 minutes of the countdown clock, Dungey has a 20 second lead over Alessi. He goes on to take the moto victory with a 30-second lead over the 800. Alessi's runner-up finish puts him 5th overall for the day after he finished outside the top-ten in Saturday's first moto.

Moto 2 Results

1. Ryan Dungey
2. Mike Alessi
3. James Stewart
4. Justin Brayton
5. Tyla Rattray
6. Andrew Short
7. Josh Grant
8. Cole Thompson
9. Broc Tickle
10. Michael Byrne

Overall Results

1. Ryan Dungey (1-1)
2. Justin Brayton (3-4)
3. James Stewart (6-3)
4. Tyla Rattray (4-5)
5. Mike Alessi (11-2)
6. Broc Tickle (5-9)
7. Cole Thompson (7-8)
8. Josh Grant (9-7)
9. Andrew Short (12-6)
10. Jake Weimer (2-20)