The Budds Creek National is underway in Southern Maryland. As is typical of the weather in the area this time of year, its hot, humid, and sunny. So far the forecast looks good so hopefully we will not see a repeat of last year’s quagmire. The track is in near perfect condition and in 450 Class qualifying Ryan Dungey edged out Chad Reed for the pole by more than a second. In the 250 Class, and standard style, Christophe Pourcel cruised around for much of practice until laying down a blistering 1:59.94, ahead of the DNA Shred Stix/Yamahas of Broc Tickle and Martin Davalos.