Townley Second in Budds Creek

A sell-out crowd in Budds Creek, Maryland has seen New Zealand’s Ben Townley, post two consistent second place finishes at the fourth round of the AMA Toyota Motocross series.

Townley qualified second to fellow Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/ Kawasaki team-mate in the Sunday morning timed sessions and rolled onto the newly positioned Budds Creek starting gate ready for moto 1. With Villopoto getting a better start out front, Townley took a few laps to get past Josh Grant before going after Villopoto. Both Kawasaki riders left the rest of pack in the distance however Townley could not reel in Villopoto and had to be content with second place.

The Motocross Lites riders would have to deal with a slicker Budds Creek circuit in moto 2 as organizers flattened some sections, adding water to keep the dust down in the sweltering Maryland heat. Townley got ousted from the hole-shot by Villopoto, setting up the two Monster Energy/ Pro Circuit/ Kawasaki’s for a potential ding dong battle. Villopoto quickly came to terms with the slippery track while Townley lost traction and time to his younger counterpart. A carbon copy of moto 1 would see Villopoto taking honors over Townley.

“Ryan rode great today and I can’t take anything away from him. He had two good starts and rode away from us. Full credit to him – I’ve got some work to do for sure. The track was quite slick under the dirt and I was having trouble getting traction in a few places and couldn’t seem to make it work. This has been a good opportunity to race this track before MX of Nations in September. commented a somewhat disappointed Townley.

Townley heads to REDBUD, Buchanan Michigan for round 5 of 12 next weekend.

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Race results:

Motocross Lites:

Pos. Pts. Moto 1 Moto 2 No. Rider name Bike

1 50 25 (1) 25 (1) 1 R. Villopoto Kawasaki KX250F

2 44 22 (2) 22 (2) 101 B. Townley Kawasaki KX250F

3 40 20 (3) 20 (3) 338 J. Lawrence Yamaha YZ250F

4 34 16 (5) 18 (4) 62 R. Dungey Suzuki RM-Z250

5 34 18 (4) 16 (5) 24 J. Grant Honda CRF250R

6 27 12 (9) 15 (6) 58 J. Hill Yamaha YZ250F

7 23 15 (6) 8 (13) 73 J. Weimer Honda CRF250R

8 22 10 (11) 12 (9) 75 B. Tickle Yamaha YZ250F

9 21 8 (13) 13 (8) 141 S. Boniface Kawasaki KX250F

10 20 11 (10) 9 (12) 54 R. Kiniry Kawasaki KX250F

11 19 5 (16) 14 (7) 102 C. Gosselaar Kawasaki KX250F

12 18 13 (8) 5 (16) 33 M. Goerke Yamaha YZ250F

13 18 14 (7) 4 (17) 30 A. Mcfarlane Suzuki RM-Z250

14 16 6 (15) 10 (11) 48 K. Chisholm Kawasaki KX250F

15 11 0 (24) 11 (10) 630 M. Lemoine Yamaha YZ250F

Motocross Lites championship standings:

1 188 R. Villopoto

2 174 B. Townley

3 150 R. Dungey

4 146 J. Grant

5 141 J. Lawrence

6 90 J. Hill

7 80 B. Tickle

8 78 J. Weimer

9 74 T. Hahn

10 64 M. Goerke

11 60 K. Chisholm

12 53 A. Mcfarlane

13 52 R. Kiniry

14 44 B. Laninovich

15 43 D. Klatt