Morehead, KY - After the washout that occurred in 2011 at Budds Creek racers this time around were excited to see how the world famous track would shape up when Mother Nature cooperates. What they got was arguably the roughest most physically demanding track many of them had ever seen, with huge holes, nasty breaking bumps and absolutely no smooth lines. It was a true test of the endurance and conditioning of both riders and their machines. But there were no complaints as the sun continued to shine all weekend long and after enduring the monsoon from a year ago we'll take it!
One rider that also continued to shine was the #209 of Brett Musick
. Brett is on what you might call a winning streak. After 3 rounds of racing he's not lost a moto yet. The Verdonville, WV native took both the Production B and 450B class overalls at Budds Creek by going 1-1 and sweeping the weekend, so that now means he's 16-16 for the season on moto wins...truly remarkable! Dylan Tremellen #940
also brought home a win for the team at Budds Creek. Dylan had to borrow a motor to race this round as his own went south while practicing the weekend before. But even with borrowed equipment "Mighty Mouse" gave it everything he had and pulled off a 3-1 finish in the 16-24 class to make it 2 straight overall wins in that class. The #940 Honda pilot also scored valuable points in the 4-stroke A and 450A classes even though his finishes weren't what he's accustomed to. Jake "Quick Draw" McGraw #83
had an up and down weekend once again as he took the moto 1 win in Production A on Saturday but then fell victim to the rough Budds Creek track on Sunday. McGraw finished up 6th in moto 2 and still earned a 3rd for the weekend but knows now that he must train harder to maintain that front runner status as the series moves on to round 4. The Holley Brothers (Josh & Matthew) both showed they are gaining confidence. After his first podium finish ever at Muddy Creek, Matthew Holley #9
followed it up with a 2nd overall! Josh Holley
#7 also showed he's liking that new shifter bike as he placed 4th in moto 2 and earned a 5th for the weekend. Dale Batson #671
looked great in the 30+ A class at Budds Creek. Dale turned back time and found him self going 7-5 for 6th overall. Mark Batson #636
also looked good and earned 10th in the vet 30+ A as well. It was a long overdue trip to the podium for the #71 of Dan Hoisington
. Dan has been stocking up on 4 leaf clovers and rabbits feet lately and it looks to have paid off. Even after being landed on in his 2nd 16-24 moto he battled back and went 5-3 for 3rd overall. Dan is a fighter and we expect to see him on the top of the box really soon, maybe even as early as round 4. Other riders that put in solid performances at Budds Creek were Josh Rager #92, C.D Musick #539, Mario DiAngelo #67, Ryan Wheeler #52
and Chase Cunningham #419
Media Allstar Alumni Team rider Casey Martin #75 put in a great performance in the Pro-Am Production Class until a seized crank bearing put and end to his weekend. Casey earned a 2nd place in the first moto and was bound and determined to make the second moto a hard one for series points leader Cody Gibson...and he was doing a good job of it until his motor let go. Look for the #75 to continue to turn up the heat as the season drags on.
Speaking of the series, round 4 is in just a week and a half as we travel to Walnut, IL and Sunset Ridge MX. We'll see you there!
Overall Wins - 3
Moto Wins - 6
Podiums - 6
Moto Podiums - 12
Top 5s - 10