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AMA Motocross July 5, 2014 | Buchanan, MI Results

The new YZ250F conquered the competition once again by winning both 250MX races at the sixth round of the 2014 AMA Motocross series at RedBud MX in Buchanan, Mich. on Saturday, July 5. Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin took control of the first moto early on, leading 13 of 17 laps to take his sixth win of the year over rival Blake Baggett, with Cycletrader.com/Rock River/Yamaha’s Alex Martin in sixth. Star Racing Yamaha’s Cooper Webb finished the first moto 14th after an early fall involving Valli Yamaha’s Christophe Pourcel, who did not finish. In the second moto, Webb likewise pounced early, taking control on the fifth lap to claim his second career AMA Pro moto victory, while also leading Martin to a 1-2 Yamaha sweep. But Martin’s 1-2 motos gave him the coveted overall, boosting his championship lead to 23 points over Webb.

Pourcel turned the fastest lap in practice for an amazing fifth time this year, edging out Yamaha-mounted Jeremy Martin, the next closest competitor, by a full half second. The Frenchman then translated this qualifying speed into the early lead in moto one before unfortunately falling twice. The first time was a mild tip-over that handed the lead to Martin, but the second was more serious – a tangle with Webb that ended Pourcel’s moto and dropped Webb from fifth down to 23rd position, derailing both riders’ chances at an overall podium. Taking advantage of the situation, Martin raced ahead to the checkers despite a late-race challenge from Baggett. Fortunately, Webb got up, returned to battle and was able to move back inside the top 15 by the flag.

Just like at the previous round in Tennessee, Webb would not be denied victory in the second moto. He grabbed the lead on the fifth of 16 laps and controlled the race from there on, despite being pressured by Jeremy Martin the entire way. Martin desperately wanted to pass Webb to score his third 1-1 moto sweep of the year, but Webb held him off by 1.8 seconds at the flag. Meanwhile Alex Martin added a ninth-place finish to go with his sixth in the first race – good enough for eighth overall, his best result this year. “That was a great battle with my teammate!” Jeremy grinned after the finish. “Once I got behind Cooper I pushed on the final laps to try and pass him, but I didn’t want to put either of us in a bad spot, especially since I knew I had the overall.” Yamaha motocross team manager Jim Perry added, “It was an exiting day of racing with Jeremy Martin returning to his winning ways after struggling in the last event. I was also glad to see Yamaha take 1-2 in the final moto of the day.”

 Motocross Lites Results
 1 Jeremy  Martin - YAM   
 2 Marvin Musquin   
 3 Jason Anderson   
 4 Blake Baggett   
 5 Cooper Webb - YAM   
 6 Dean Wilson   
 7 Cole Seely   
 8 Alex Martin - YAM   
 9 Justin Bogle   
 10 Justin Hill   
 Standings after Round 6 of 12
 1  Jeremy  Martin - YAM 250 
 2  Cooper Webb - YAM 227 
 3  Blake Baggett 222 
 4  Justin Bogle 191 
 5  Marvin Musquin 181 
 6  Christophe Pourcel  - YAM 176 
 7  Jason Anderson 167 
 8  Cole Seely 143 
 9  Justin Hill 127 
 10  Jessy Nelson 125 
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 Motocross Results
 1 Ken Roczen   
 2 Eli Tomac   
 3 Ryan Dungey   
 4 Trey Canard   
 5 Andrew Short   
 6 Josh Grant - YAM   
 7 Chad Reed   
 8 Brett Metcalfe   
 9 Justin Brayton - YAM   
 10 Kyle Chisholm   
 Standings after Round 6 of 12
 1  Ken Roczen 280 
 2  Ryan Dungey 254 
 3  Trey Canard 226 
 4  James Stewart 196 
 5  Brett Metcalfe 168 
 6  Josh Grant - YAM 159 
 7  Andrew Short 134 
 8  Chad Reed 132 
 9  Weston Peick 131 
 10  Malcolm Stewart 120 
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