MUSQUIN TAKES 250 MOTOCROSS CLASS WIN AT MUDDY CREEK
BLOUNTVILLE, Tennessee – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Marvin Musquin took the overall win at the third round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series held at Muddy Creek Raceway. His teammate, Ken Roczen, also landed on the podium with a third overall.
It was Marvin Musquin who earned the holeshot in the first moto but quickly found himself in a five-way battle for the lead position. By the end of the first lap the riders had shuffled positions and Musquin found himself in fourth position, while his teammate, Ken Roczen, had jumped into second.
Roczen made a pass for the lead on the second lap on Cooper Webb. Once out front, Roczen never looked back and went on to take the moto win, marking his fourth moto win of the season. Meanwhile, Musquin found his speed and came from fourth to second to finish in the runner-up spot behind his teammate for his first podium of the season.
In the second moto, Musquin had another great start sitting second around the first corner. Roczen was further back in 9th place. While Musquin maintained his front spot, Roczen started quickly picking off riders and had passed Justin Bogle for fourth on the third lap before suffering a crash that dropped him back to sixth. He quickly recovered and was able to get back into fourth before he encountered another issue and ran off the track. Roczen was determined to move forward and passed Bogle again around the halfway point of the race. He then began to set his sights on Zach Osborne as he knew he needed to pass him in order to have a chance at the overall.
With a few laps to go, Roczen passed Osborne and looked like he would be on his way to winning the overall. Unfortunately, he made a mistake which allowed Blake Baggett to get around him. With only a lap to go, Roczen was unable to gain back the time lost to Baggett and he finished the moto in fourth place. His 1-4 results earned him third overall for the day. Musquin held strong to his position and finished the race in second place. His 2-2 finishes earned him his first overall of the season.
“This track really worked for me,” commented Musquin. “It’s technical and rutted and just what I like. I just pinned it the first few laps of the second moto to try and gap the field. I knew I needed to finish second to get the overall and I was determined to not let them catch me. I am so thankful to my team for building me a great bike that helped me get a win.”
Next Round: Mt. Morris, PA – June 8, 2013
Results 250MX Class Tennessee
1. Marvin Musquin (F), KTM (2-2)
2. Eli Tomac (USA), Honda (4-1)
3. Ken Roczen (D), KTM (1-4)
4. Blake Baggett (USA), Kawasaki (3-3)
5. Zach Osborne (USA), Honda (6-5)
12. Joey Savatgy (USA), KTM (10-12)
26. Lance Vincent (USA), KTM (22-24)
29. Todd Krieg (USA), KTM (29-28)
Standings 250MX Class after 3 of 12 rounds
1. Roczen, 138 points
2. Tomac, 132
3. Musquin, 116
4. Baggett, 110
5. Osborne, 96
15. Savatgy, 46
22. Vincent, 7