Race Results: Budds Creek
Adam Cianciarulo took his first ever outdoor moto win at the very location he made his pro debut three years ago! The Floridian took the holehot and never looked back despite early pressure from Jeremy Martin. Cianciarulo admitted that outdoors had not come easy to him and then revealed that he had extended his contract for another two years with Mitch Payton.
But it was almost a distrous moto for Zach Osborne who got taken down going into turn one after a crash involving Steven Clarke also took out Dylan Ferrandis. Osborne charged back to eighth, Ferrandis 15th and Clarke 20th.
Zach Osborne made amends for his first turn crash in the first moto and won the second moto and along with it, the 250 US National title! “It means a lot, I am the most blessed kid on earth. I owe a lot of this to Aldon, Jason and Marvin to allow me on that program. I was pretty distraught after that first moto, it put my back against the wall but I kind of thrive on that situation.”
Behind him was Adam Cianciarulo in second and that was enough to give Adam his first ever overall victory. Adam said: “This season has been up and down. the pressure builds, I was blowing it, last weekend was tough. It’s an unbelievable feeling, it’s a dream come true for me.”
Shane McElrath finished third in the second moto and lead until Osborne made the pass and did enough for third overall and his first podium of the season.
A bad start cost Eli Tomac more points after the championship leader could only come back to 7th on the slick one-line circuit. Meanwhile Marvin Musquin, who started just inside the top ten, almost ran down race leader Justin Bogle for the win, but came up just short with Bogle hanging on for an impressive win on the RCH Suzuki. Blake Baggett also gained a couple of points on Tomac with a fifth place moto.
Eli Tomac said he finally “found himself” by winning his first moto since Southwick and railing the outsides in his patented fashion! Tomac gated just outside the top five but was quickly into third and then passed Justin Bogle before passing title rival Blake Baggett for the lead and pulling away to a comfortable win.
It means Tomac has 30 point lead going into the final round after Marvin Musquin blew the start and finished fourth. A disappointed Musquin was not happy with Cooper Webb after the race saying the Yamaha man was trying “to kill” him with some “suicide” moves!
Bogle took his first ever overall win from Musquin and Tomac.