MOUNT MORRIS, Pa. (AP) - Defending champion Ken Roczen won the High Point National on Saturday at High Point Raceway for his first Lucas Oil Pro Motocross win of the season.
Roczen finished four seconds behind points leader Ryan Dungey in the first 450 class moto, then the RCH Soaring Eagle Suzuki rider pulled away from Dungey to win the second moto. With the split in the motos, Dungey - who finished second overall - kept his 37 point lead in series standings after five events.
“I am so stoked to finally get an overall,” Roczen said. “The track was a little tricky so you had to stay on it. I love racing and it’s good to go into an off weekend with a win and have the motivation to get even stronger. It’s a bummer we didn’t gain any points, but we’re taking it step by step right now. It’s a good step in the right direction.”
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rookie Jason Anderson was fourth in the first moto and third in the second to take third overall for his first podium finish.
Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin won both motos in the 250 class for his second overall victory of the season. He regained the series points lead from Jeremy Martin, who finished fourth in both motos for third overall.
“I have to win races and have great starts to try and win this championship,” said Musquin, who jumped eight points ahead of Martin. “I had to pass really quick in that second moto because the track was a little rougher that Moto 1. The first moto I was able to get out front right away and have a clear and smooth track. It did get hot in that second moto and I tried to be smooth. As soon as I got a gap, I just tried to maintain it. It was a perfect day.”
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Zach Osborne was second overall after finishing fifth in the first race and second in the second.
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