Budds Creek Motocross Park
27963 Budds Creek Road
Mechanicsville, MD 20659



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TRACK BIO

Established: 1989

A half hour away from Budds Creek, politicians, lobbyists, and lawyers battle it out in Washington, D.C. Down at Budds, summertime life near the Potomac River seems so much more relaxed. When the gate drops for Lucas Oil Pro Motocross at Budds Creek Raceway, though, a fight begins that’s as fierce as anything on Capitol Hill. Budds Creek is wide open, fast, and unpredictable, and the riders always praise it as a favorite.

Budds Creek’s soil is one of the keys to the ride, as it provides great traction and forms good lines for passing. It gets rough, but not so rough that anything becomes impassible. The frequent up- and downhills can reward the daring—you can set up a pass by simply charging down a hill faster than a competitor. To fully execute that pass, though, you’ll also need to nail the rut at the bottom of the hill to perfection. It’s not an easy task, and that’s why Budds Creek often produces close racing.

Since it’s scheduled late in the championship, Budds has the additional pressure of a quickly tightening title chase. Many greats have clinched championships here, or logged clutch rides to make life easier at the finale. Throw in championship implications with a favored racetrack and you’ve got something that people on both sides of the aisle can agree on: great racing.


PAST WINNERS

450 CLASS

2017 / Justin Bogle 2016 / Ken Roczen 2015 / Justin Barcia 2014 / Ryan Dungey 2013 / Ryan Dungey 2012 / Ryan Dungey 2011 / Chad Reed 2010 / Ryan Dungey 2009 / Chad Reed 2008 / James Stewart 2007 / Ricky Carmichael 2006 / Ricky Carmichael 2005 / Ricky Carmichael 2004 / Ricky Carmichael 2003 / Ricky Carmichael 2002 / Ricky Carmichael 2001 / Ricky Carmichael 2000 / Ricky Carmichael 1999 / Kevin Windham 1998 / Doug Henry 1997 / Ezra Lusk 1996 / Jeremy McGrath 1995 / Jeremy McGrath 1994 / Mike LaRocco

250 CLASS

2017 / Adam Cianciarulo 2016 / Zach Osborne 2015 / Marvin Musquin 2014 / Blake Baggett 2013 / Blake Baggett 2012 / Blake Baggett 2011 / Tyla Rattray 2010 / Dean Wilson 2009 / Jake Weimer 2008 / Ryan Villopoto 2007 / Ryan Villopoto 2006 / Ryan Villopoto 2005 / Mike Brown 2004 / James Stewart 2003 / James Stewart 2002 / James Stewart 2001 / ike Brown 2000 / Stephane Roncada 1999 / Tallon Vohland 1998 / Ricky Carmichael 1997 / Ricky Carmichael 1996 / Steve Lamson 1995 / Steve Lamson 1994 / Steve Lamson 1993 / N/A 1992 / Jeff Emig 1991 / Guy Cooper 1990 / Mike Kiedrowski 1989 / Mike Kiedrowski

500CC MOTOCROSS

1992 / Jeff Stanton 1991 / Jean-Michel Bayle 1990 / Jeff Stanton 1989 / Jean-Michel Bayle