- Associated Press - Saturday, July 2, 2016

BUCHANAN, Mich. (AP) - Ken Roczen won the RedBud National on Saturday for his fifth victory in the first six Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship events of the season, sweeping the 450 Class motos.

The RCH Suzuki rider from Germany has won 11 of the first 12 motos this season, and likely would have won all 12 had he not had bike issues while leading at Glen Helen. He has 11 career 450 victories.

“We’ve been doing good work over the whole year,” Roczen said. “I have to give it up to my team because I went from riding maybe the worst bike I’ve had all year, we made some changes (going into the moto), to the best bike I’ve had all year (in the second moto). We crushed it in that second moto, and I couldn’t be happier right now.”

Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac was second in both motos. Suzuki’s Broc Tickle, from Holly, Michigan, was third overall, finishing fourth in the first moto and third in the second. Red Bull KTM factory star Ryan Dungey missed his third event after cracking a vertebra at Thunder Valley.

Roczen leads second-place Tomac by 53 points in the season standings with six events left.

Yamaha’s Cooper Webb raced to his second straight 250 Class victory, sweeping the motos to take the points lead. Fellow Yamaha rider Alex Martin was second overall, finishing third in each moto. Husqvarna’s Zach Osborne was third, finishing fifth in the first moto and second in the second.

“It’s definitely not easy (to win). The Nationals are not easy,” Webb said. “It got rough in that second moto. We all had good starts, so I figured it was going to be a battle, and it was. Everyone was riding well and I knew they’d be right there. We’re all going fast and everyone wants to win, so it’s not like you’re going to dominate. Luckily, I was able to get it done today.”

Webb leads Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy by 11 points. Savatgy was seventh overall Saturday. He was second in the first moto and 16th in the second.

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