2012 Budds Creek Track Map
Round five of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by the AMA will take place this weekend at Budds Creek Motocross Park in Mechanicsville, Maryland. Budds Creek has been hosting the national circuit since 1989 and was home to the 2007 Motocross of Nations. American Honda has a successful history at Budds Creek with a total of six wins—the most of any manufacturer. In 1995 and 1996 Honda won both classes at Budds Creek with Jeremy McGrath and Steve Lamson, and again in 1999 with Kevin Windham and Tallon Vohland.
"Budds Creek is an exciting race," stated Team Honda Muscle Milk Manager Erik Kehoe. "Like many of the nationals, the terrain has a lot of natural hills and elevation changes, along with some off camber turns. There are a lot of trees, which throws another element towards the racers, since they will be going in and out of shaded areas. Normally the track is really deep with long ruts forming down the hills and through the corners, but this is all based on how they prepare it. In the past we have seen very humid conditions but this year it doesn’t look like it is going to be too hot so it should be easier on the riders."