Round six of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by the AMA will take place this weekend at Red Bud Motocross Park in Buchanan, Michigan. Red Bud held its first national race on July 28th, 1974 and has hosted the national circuit during the 4th of July holiday weekend since 1978. American Honda has a total of 11 wins at Red Bud, the last being Chad Reed in 2011. Honda won both classes at Red Bud in 1983 with David Bailey and Johnny O’Mara, 1985 with Rick Johnson and Ron Lechien, 1989 with Jeff Stanton and George Holland and again in 1995 with Jeremy McGrath and Steve Lamson.
“Between the track, the fans and the race taking place around 4th of July, Red Bud is an awesome event,” stated Team Honda Muscle Milk Manager Erik Kehoe. “Generally the track gets really deep ruts through the corners, along with some off camber turns, elevation changes and a flat high speed straight start. Red Bud is also famous for LaRocco’s Leap, which is a 120-foot uphill triple jump that was named after Mike LaRocco. Weather could play a large factor as well; being hydrated and staying cool is key because in the past it has been very humid and hot.”