The Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing Team Heads To Budds Creek For The Penultimate Round Of Pro Motocross
With two rounds remaining in
the 12-round AMA Pro Motocross Championship, Monster
Factory Racing teammates Justin Barcia and Cooper Webb are chomping
at the bit as they continue to fight for top finishes in 2018. The
penultimate round, taking place this Saturday, Aug. 18, in
Mechanicsville, Maryland, will provide Yamaha bLU cRU
riders with two opportunities to give it their all at the Budds
Third overall in the 450MX Championship, Justin Barcia is prepared to battle for every last position this season. The recently announced 2018 Motocross of Nations Team USA member looks to build upon his consistent performances so far as he strives toward achieving a moto-win and overall victory before the season is over.
Cooper Webb had his best performance of the season at Unadilla last weekend, where he rode his YZ450F to a fourth-place finish in Moto 2. The North Carolina native considers Budds Creek a home race and he has high hopes of locking down a top-five finish in front of his local fans, family, and friends in Maryland.
Justin Barcia, 450MX #51
"For me, Budds Creek has always been good. I've been on the podium a lot there and I've won overalls there before, so it's a great place to go racing and I really enjoy the track. It's a shorter start, so I definitely need to get a good jump and make sure I get out front quick. I feel like I've got a good setup now, so I'm looking for a little bit drier conditions this weekend, I felt like Unadilla could have been really good but I had to deal with the mud, obviously.
These last two races, for me, are probably the most important just because I haven't accomplished exactly what I wanted to accomplish this year. I definitely want to put it up on the podium but the goal has also been to get a moto win and that sets me up for an overall, so I'm definitely going into Budds Creek with a mission and we need to accomplish that."
Cooper Webb, 450MX #2
"I'm looking forward to Budds Creek. It's a home race, so it's always a special weekend for me. I grew up going there as a kid, since I was about six-years-old, and it's the closest one to my house so I'll have a lot of friends and family there. After Unadilla, I'm having some more confidence and I'm feeling good for Budds! I showed some top-five speed and the goal is to be back in the top-five overall and maybe be closer to that podium. I'm looking forward to it and I can't wait to see everybody there!"
MEET JUSTIN BARCIA AND COOPER WEBB AT THE RACE TRANSPORTER DURING SATURDAY'S AUTOGRAPH SESSIONÂ
Stop by the Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing team transporter on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. - Noon (the time is local and subject to change due to scheduling). Justin and Cooper will be there to meet fans and sign autographs.