Monday Kickstart

It was an off-weekend for motocross racing, as the Lucas Oils Motocross Championship took a break until next weekend’s race at Spring Creek in Millville, Minnesota. The World Championship of Motocross in Europe is also on hiatus until August, so we were left to Family Guy reruns and the season premiere of Entourage. Or in Bayodome’s case, it was sifting through some footage he shot of the pros putting in laps last week at Milestone Ranch MX Park in Riverside, California. So, with no racing to review, let’s check out how the guys are riding during their midweek practice sessions…

Here’s how it stands in the Lucas Oils Motocross Championship half way through the season. Through six rounds, Chad Reed and Christophe Pourcel remain at the top of their respective classes, but neither have a very commanding lead. The Honda Red Bull Racing duo of Andrew Short and Ivan Tedesco have closed in on Reed’s lead, and JGR-backed Josh Grant isn’t far behind after his first overall win at Red Bud. Ryan Dungey is nipping at Pourcel’s points lead in the 250 class, while Tommy Searle sits a more distant third.

Spring Creek will kick off the second half of this exciting season this weekend. Be sure to check out all the coverage, including the race report and Kickstart here on

450 Class Championship Standings

1. Chad Reed, Australia, Suzuki, 240
2. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda, 219
3. Ivan Tedesco, Tallahassee, Fla., Honda, 200
4. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, 198
5. Michael Byrne, Australia, Suzuki, 145
6. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., Suzuki, 142
7. Cody Cooper, New Zealand, Yamaha, 135
8. Thomas Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Kawasaki, 123
9. Ricky Dietrich, Menifee, Calif., Kawasaki, 119
10. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Yamaha, 101

250 Class Championship Standings

1. Christophe Pourcel, France, Kawasaki, 255
2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki, 246
3. Tommy Searle, Great Britain, KTM, 191
4. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Honda, 179
5. Tyla Rattray, South Africa, Kawasaki, 175
6. Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Honda, 156
7. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki, 153
8. Justin Barcia, Cairo, Ga., Honda, 151
9. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Yamaha, 141
10. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, 139

If you haven’t checked out the Catching Up video with Ronnie Renner, we suggest you get to it. The guy is going so big on that quarter pipe! CLICK HERE

Also, don’t forget to check in on Nico Izzi and Tommy Searle. We caught up with them late last week, and you can find their interviews on the front page.

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