Monday Kickstart – Red Bud National
Reeeeeddddd Buuuuudddd!! Happy Fourth of July weekend all! It’s Monday, but hopefully all of you are cracking a beer and firing up a barbeque. Racing was fantastic again this weekend, and as usual, the Red Bud facility and fanfare was absolutely outstanding.
The Red Bud tradition continued this year falling on the Fourth of July weekend, and the fans showed up in droves to celebrate their independence heavy drinking, sunburns, camping, and moto on the best track in motocross.
Red Bud Track and Trail brought in a few tons of sand to keep the track deep and loamy. After rain during the week, the track developed deep single lines around much of the circuit.
Dean Wilson secured yet another second-place overall finish and will retain the red number plate headed to Millville. Deano is the points leader despite the fact that an overall win has eluded him so far this year. His consistency, however, is clearly paying off, and he holds the lead over his two teammates, Blake Baggett and TYla Rattray.
Geico Honda’s Wil Hahn made his return to racing after a prolonged recovery from injuries. He fared well with a sixth-place finish overall. His finish helped salvage an otherwise devastating weekend for the Geico Honda team as a whole. Eli Tomac’s day ended early when he crashed at Larocco’s Leap then was hit by an unsuspecting Travis Baker. Justin Barcia, on the other hand, did manage to line up for both motos but failed to finish either one of them. More on that below.
The Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki team swept the podium yet again this weekend. Mitch Payton’s 250 squad is absolutely dominating the entire class and we are willing to bet we will see more podiums like this one in 2011.
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