2018 Budds Creek National Motocross 250 Class Photo Finish

The top 10, in photos, from Budds Creek

RJ Hampshire
Geico Honda’s RJ Hampshire achieved his first career overall win at Budds Creek.Brown Dog Wilson

Geico Honda’s RJ Hampshire achieved his first career overall victory in the 250 class at round 11 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at the Budds Creek National in Mechanicsville, Maryland. The Honda rider sits fifth in the championship standings with one round remaining.

“It was awesome,” Hampshire said. “We just haven’t been able to put two motos together. It’s not because of myself, actually. I’d put a good moto in and I’d almost get killed the next moto—I’d get taken down off the start, someone would land on me, whatever. Chase and I went 1-2 today, and that’s a big boost for our team. They’ve been working hard to improve the bike, and it showed today.”

Chase Sexton
Geico Honda’s Chase Sexton went 7-2 for second overall.Brown Dog Wilson

Geico Honda’s Chase Sexton went 7-2 for second overall and sits in sixth place in the point standings leading into the final round at Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

Aaron Plessinger
Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Aaron Plessinger (23) clinched his first career 250 class Pro Motocross title at Budds Creek.Brown Dog Wilson

Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Aaron Plessinger took the victory in moto 1 and wrapped up his first 250 class Pro Motocross national title in the process.

“I was starting to get jitters on the sight lap for moto 1 today,” Plessinger said. “I tried my best to not think about the championship and just focus on the race, but it’s tough because the thought is definitely there. I had so much excitement and emotions after the first moto that it was just really hard to focus for the second race. It’s been such an incredible year and I don’t think it’s really sunk in yet.”

Mitchell Harrison
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Mitchell Harrison’s 4-5 moto finishes gave him fourth overall on the day.Brown Dog Wilson
Austin Forkner
Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Austin Forkner rounded out the top five on his KX250F.Brown Dog Wilson
Alex Martin
Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Alex Martin finished sixth overall at Budds Creek and sits in second place in the point standings leading into the final round.Brown Dog Wilson
Justin Cooper
Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Justin Cooper finished seventh overall and is ranked third in the championship standings.Brown Dog Wilson
Shane McElrath
Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Shane McElrath went 9-6 for eighth overall.Brown Dog Wilson
Dylan Ferrandis
Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Dylan Ferrandis finished ninth overall at Budds Creek.Brown Dog Wilson
Michael Mosiman
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Michael Mosiman rounded out the top 10 on his FC 250 for the second week in a row.Brown Dog Wilson

2018 250cc Class Championship Point Standings

Position Rider Brand Points
1 Aaron Plessinger Yamaha 450
2 Alex Martin KTM 366
3 Justin Cooper Yamaha 318
4 Shane McElrath KTM 305
5 RJ Hampshire Honda 299
6 Chase Sexton Honda 287
7 Austin Forkner Kawasaki 284
8 Dylan Ferrandis Yamaha 281
9 Joey Savatgy Kawasaki 262
10 Jordon Smith KTM 259