Monday, July 21, 2014

H’town Classic recap


HANGTOWN WINNER — In front of a crowd backdrop, Ken Roczen gets airborne during his 450 class victory Saturday at the 46th running of the Hangtown Motocross Classic. See press release at left. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

From page A8 | June 04, 2014 |

RANCHO CORDOVA — The 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, made its second and final stop in California on Saturday with the 46th running of the GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic for round two of the 12-race championship series.

The 450 class saw an all-new winner as rookie Ken Roczen captured his first career victory in the premier class, while Minnesota’s Jeremy Martin extended his winning streak to two in a row.

Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey held the early points lead in the 450 Class, but teammate Roczen trailed close behind. The two were poised to battle, but Roczen heightened the pace to a level that veteran Dungey couldn’t match.

Behind Dungey was Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard, who was followed by teammate Justin Barcia in fourth, and Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart rounded out the top five.

In Moto 2, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jake Weimer claimed the Holeshot, immediately followed by teammate, Brett Metcalfe, Justin Barcia, Ken Roczen and Ryan Dungey. Metcalfe and Barcia went back-and-forth for the lead early on but Roczen eventually staked his claim on the lead.

It was a big day for Roczen and the KTM brand, as the world champion from Germany earned his first career overall in the 450 Class, giving KTM its first Hangtown win in the event’s history.

“I really had a good time out there,” Roczen said. “It was good racing, I don’t think I have anything to complain about. I always have done well at Hangtown and I have good memories here.”

As the second moto wore on, the racing action became more intense as former 450 Class Champion James Stewart pushed his way through the pack, eventually getting around Metcalfe and Barcia for third. Canard soon followed, making up nine positions to overtake fourth place from Barcia by the end of the second moto. Canard ran down Stewart on the final lap but wasn’t able to make the pass on Stewart.

“I was trying to do the best that I could and I got more and more comfortable as the race went on,” Canard said.

Stewart finished the day with 5-3 moto scores to capture fourth overall for the day, followed by Barcia in sixth with 4-5 scores. California native Westin Peick put in a season-best sixth place finish aboard his RCH Racing/Soaring Eagle Suzuki.

It was once again a marquee day for Factory Yamaha racing in the 250 Class, as the brand swept all three positions on the overall podium. Martin once again led the way with his second straight victory-and 1-1 sweep-of 2014.

“This is what I’ve been focusing on,” Martin said. “Great motos today, my teammate and I went 1-2 and the Yamahas were strong.”

In the first moto, Webb battled with GEICO Honda’s Justin Bogle for the second place spot but there was no catching Martin, though, as he gapped the rest of the field by nearly 20 seconds.

GEICO Honda’s Zach Bell captured the Holeshot in the first moto, where he hung on for a top five finish behind Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Justin Hill, who took fourth in Moto 1.

Below are results of the top 10 finishes.

450 Class — Moto Finish
1-Ken Roczen; 2-Ryan Dungey; 3-Trey Canard;4-James Stewart; 5-Justin Barcia; 6-Weston Peick; 7-Jake Weimer; 8-Brett Metcalfe; 9-Malcolm Stewart; 10-Chad Reed.

250 Class — Moto Finish
1-Jeremy Martin; 2-Cooper Webb; 3-Christophe Pourcel; 4-Justin Hill; 5-Jessy Nelson; 6-Jason Anderson; 7-Marvin Musquin; 8-Zach Bell; 9-Matt Bisceglia; 10-Justin Bogle.





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