2019 BUDDS CREEK NATIONAL MX PREVIEW

We’re coming down to the final couple of rounds of the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship with round 11 of 12 taking place tomorrow at Budds Creek Raceway in Mechanicsville, Maryland. The championship so far has seen many riders have their moments of success throughout, a few still in contention for their respective class titles. Monster Energy/Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo are two of those riders, who both have taken strong control over their titles hopes for much of the season, but they won’t be heading into these last rounds uncontested. Depending on the results from the next two weekends, here’s what to expect: (for extended coverage of the 2019 Budds Creek National MX, click here)

250 Class

In the 250 class, Adam Cianciarulo has obviously had the most dominant season of racing in his career, winning seven motos, six overalls and has carried the red plate to every round after the opener so far this year. Add that on top of his great run throughout the Supercross season, he has definitely upped his game from years past. Although he’s seemed like he’s had this championship “in the bag” all summer, he’s not in the clear yet. He still only has a 28-point gap over Dylan Ferrandis, who has had multiple 1-1 victories this year, something Adam Cianciarulo has yet to accomplish in 2019. Ferrandis’ teammate, Justin Cooper, who was tight in the running early on in the series, has fallen just short of a 60-point deficit to Cianciarulo going into Budds Creek this weekend, but he technically is not out of the championship either. It would just take a couple of extraordinary mistakes out of Adam and Dylan for that to happen. Outside of that top three, however, there is nobody else with a mathematical chance of darkhorse-ing their way to a championship this summer. Here are the rest of the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 250 Class Championship points standings before round 11 this weekend:

250 Points Standings

1 Adam Cianciarulo 441
2 Dylan Ferrandis 413
3 Justin Cooper 382
4 Colt Nichols 292
5 R.J. Hampshire 277
6 Chase Sexton 254
7 Alex Martin 254
8 Michael Mosiman 235
9 Hunter Lawrence 233
10 Shane McElrath 210
11 Ty Masterpool 162
12 Brandon Hartranft 138
13 Cameron McAdoo 121
14 Garrett Marchbanks 108
15 Jordan Bailey 89
16 Jacob Hayes 86
17  Derek Drake 83
18 Kyle Peters 81
19 Mitchell Oldenburg 74
20 Christian Craig 67
21 Martin Davalos 66
22 Wilson Todd 56
23 Nick Gaines 49
24 Jordon Smith 38
25 Kevin Moranz 28
26 Ramyller Alves 25
27 Mitchell Falk 23
28 Jerry Robin 21
29 Pierce Brown 18
30 Jett Lawrence 13
31 Zane Merrett 12
32 Thomas Covington 10
33 Parker Mashburn 9
34 Marshal Weltin 8
35 Sean Cantrell 7
36 Killian Auberson 6
37 Carson Mumford 6
38 Justin Thompson 5
41 Challen Tennant 4
39 Joey Crown 4
40 Martin Castelo 4
42 Yusuke Watanabe 3
43 Hayden Halstead 2
44 Jalek Swoll 2
45 Benjamin Nelko 1

450 Class

Meanwhile in the 450 class, Eli Tomac has done about the same as his 250 class Kawasaki stablemate, maintaining a strong points lead since the last time he regained it back at the High Point National a couple of months ago. Another similarity to the championship run in the 250 class is the late season successes of a French rider, Marvin Musquin being said rider in this case, as he has moved himself into second in the points standings. A 40-point difference separates Musquin and Tomac heading into the final four motos, still giving Marvin a shot at what would be his first 450 Pro Motocross championship. Ken Roczen, who traded the red plate back and forth with Tomac at the beginning of the season is also still up in championship contention, just one point behind Marvin. Both Jason Anderson and Zach Osborne of the Rockstar Energy/Husqvarna team are within a mathematical chance of taking the title, but those odds are extremely unlikely as they’re both 90 or more points down from Tomac at this point. Here’s a look at how the points have shaped up coming into round 11:

450 Points Standings

1 Eli Tomac 426
2 Marvin Musquin 386
3 Ken Roczen 385
4 Jason Anderson 336
5 Zach Osborne 331
6 Cooper Webb 324
7 Justin Barcia 252
8 Justin Bogle 208
9 Fredrik Noren 204
10 Blake Baggett 175
11 Dean Ferris 136
12 Joey Savatgy 127
13 Benny Bloss 110
14 John Short 103
15 Henry Miller 102
16 Lorenzo Locurcio 94
17 Dean Wilson 86
18 Ben LaMay 84
19 Tyler Bowers 72
20 Cole Seely 59
21 Aaron Plessinger 51
22 Justin Hill 51
23 Todd Waters 46
24 Kyle Cunningham 35
25 Jake Masterpool 35
26 James Weeks 32
27 Coty Schock 26
28 Taiki Koga 23
29 Toshiki Tomita 22
30 Isaac Teasdale 22
31 Dylan Merriam 18
32 Kyle Chisholm 13
34 Cody Cooper 6
33 Tristan Lane 6
35 Erki Kahro 5
36 Ryan Dowd 5
37 Matthew Hubert 5
38 Felix Lopez 3
39 Mathias Jorgensen 3
40 Dustin Winter 3
41 Chris Canning 2
42 Dare DeMartile 2
43 Caleb Tennant 2
47 Cade Autenrieth 1
46 Noah Mcconahy 1
44 Heath Harrison 1
45 Brandan Leith 1

Track Map

History of Budds Creek National

Comments are closed.