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Hangtown Pro Motocoss 2014 Highlights

The 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, endorsed by AMA Pro Racing, influenced its second and last stop in the territory of California on Saturday for cycle two of the 12-to race title arrangement. The 450 Class saw an all-new champ as tenderfoot Ken Roczen caught his first profession triumph in the head class, while Minnesota’s Jeremy Martin stretched out his triumphant streak to two in succession at the 46th running of the GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic.


Ryan Dungey caught the MotoSport.com holeshot in Moto 1 Photo: Simon Cudby

After a weekend ago’s season opener at southern California’s Glen Helen Raceway, Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey held the early focuses lead in the 450 Class, yet his partner Roczen trailed not far behind with a couple of second place completes in his 450 Class make a big appearance. The two were ready to do fight at Hangtown however Roczen elevated the pace to a level that the veteran Dungey just couldn’t coordinate on Saturday.

“I truly had a decent time out there,” Roczen said. “It was great hustling, I don’t think I have anything to grumble about. I generally have done well at Hangtown and I have great recollections here. This end of the week I was agreeable on the bicycle and once you have that smidgen you require, it’s going great.”

450 Class (Moto Finish)

1. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM (1-1)

2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM (2-2)

3. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, (3-4)

4. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki (5-3)

5. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Honda (4-5)

6. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki (8-6)

7. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki (7-8)

8. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Kawasaki (6-9)

9. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki (10-7)

10. Chad Reed, Australia, Kawasaki (11-12)

It was by and by a marquee day for Factory Yamaha hustling in the 250 Class, as the brand cleared every one of the three positions on the general platform. Falling off Yamaha’s initial 250 Class triumph in precisely one decade at the opening round, Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin by and by drove the path with his second in a row triumph and 1-1 clear of 2014.

“This is the thing that I’ve been concentrating on,” Martin said. “Incredible motos today, my colleague and I went 1-2 and the Yamahas were solid. It was really cool for Yamaha that we cleared the platform. I don’t believe it’s been done in quite a while.”

Martin was by and by joined on the platform by his Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha colleague Cooper Webb, who apparently grabbed where he exited off as a leader at the opening round.

250 Class (Moto Finish)

1. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha (1-1)

2. Cooper Webb, Morehead City, N.C., Yamaha (2-2)

3. Christophe Pourcel, France, Yamaha (8-3)

4. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Kawasaki (4-6)

5. Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda (7-5)

6. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., KTM (10-4)

7. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM (9-7)

8. Zach Bell, Cairo, Ga., Honda (5-12)

9. Matt Bisceglia, Tualatin, Ore., Honda (13-8)

10. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda (3-35)