Each of the twelve tracks with a spot on the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship schedule have traits that make them among the best in the country. They are heralded for their racing surface, their proximity to a nearby metropolitan area, or for the history that has occurred on the grounds. Few fall into all categories, but Budds Creek MX in Maryland happens to claim all three.
Located just an hour drive away from Washington, D.C., the iconic course is situated between two hillsides and comprised of a rich red soil that holds moisture like clay but shapes like sand. Its location and layout were perfect for the 2007 Motocross of Nations, which saw the United States raise the Chamberlain Trophy over the competition, and its praised by riders as one of their favorite stops of the entire circuit. When the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship rolled through for round seven of the 2014 season, everyone took into account the championship chases in either class, as well as the humidity that clung to the air.
With riders flying around the course, Jeff Kardas captured the action with his Nikon camera equipment and allowed us to pour through the collection for a massive gallery. The bright gear stands out against the rich dirt, and riders were able to put their bikes anywhere they wanted thanks to the traction offered. All of this is displayed in the photos we have selected below, and others will come later in the week through a wallpaper gallery.