Media Allstars Have
Another Strong Performance at Budds Creek
Morehead, KY – After the washout that
occurred in 2011 at Budds Creek racers this time
around were excited to see how the world famous
track would shape up when Mother Nature
cooperates. What they got was arguably the
roughest most physically demanding track many of
them had ever seen, with huge holes, nasty
breaking bumps and absolutely no smooth lines.
It was a true test of the endurance and
conditioning of both riders and their machines.
But there were no complaints as the sun
continued to shine all weekend long and after
enduring the monsoon from a year ago we’ll take
One rider that also continued to
shine was the #209 of Brett Musick. Brett
is on what you might call a winning streak.
After 3 rounds of racing he’s not lost a moto
yet. The Verdonville, WV native took both
the Production B and 450B class overalls at
Budds Creek by going 1-1 and sweeping the
weekend, so that now means he’s 16-16 for the
season on moto wins…truly remarkable!
Dylan Tremellen #940 also brought home a win for
the team at Budds Creek. Dylan had to
borrow a motor to race this round as his own
went south while practicing the weekend before.
But even with borrowed equipment “Mighty Mouse”
gave it everything he had and pulled off a 3-1
finish in the 16-24 class to make it 2 straight
overall wins in that class. The #940 Honda
pilot also scored valuable points in the
4-stroke A and 450A classes even though his
finishes weren’t what he’s accustomed to.
Jake “Quick Draw” McGraw #83 had an up and down
weekend once again as he took the moto 1 win in
Production A on Saturday but then fell victim to
the rough Budds Creek track on Sunday.
McGraw finished up 6th in moto 2 and still
earned a 3rd for the weekend but knows now that
he must train harder to maintain that front
runner status as the series moves on to round 4.
The Holley Brothers (Josh & Matthew) both showed
they are gaining confidence. After his
first podium finish ever at Muddy Creek, Matthew
Holley #9 followed it up with a 2nd overall!
Josh Holley #7 also showed he’s liking that new
shifter bike as he placed 4th in moto 2 and
earned a 5th for the weekend. Dale Batson
#671 looked great in the 30+ A class at Budds
Creek. Dale turned back time and found him
self going 7-5 for 6th overall. Mark
Batson #636 also looked good and earned 10th in
the vet 30+ A as well. It was a long
overdue trip to the podium for the #71 of Dan
Hoisington. Dan has been stocking up on 4
leaf clovers and rabbits feet lately and it
looks to have paid off. Even after being
landed on in his 2nd 16-24 moto he battled back
and went 5-3 for 3rd overall. Dan is a
fighter and we expect to see him on the top of
the box really soon, maybe even as early as
round 4. Other riders that put in solid
performances at Budds Creek were Josh Rager #92,
C.D Musick #539, Mario DiAngelo #67, Ryan
Wheeler #52 and Chase Cunningham #419.
Media Allstar Alumni Team rider Casey Martin #75
put in a great performance in the Pro-Am
Production Class until a seized crank bearing
put and end to his weekend. Casey earned a
2nd place in the first moto and was bound and
determined to make the second moto a hard one
for series points leader Cody Gibson…and he was
doing a good job of it until his motor let go.
Look for the #75 to continue to turn up the
heat as the season drags on.
the series, round 4 is in just a week and a half
as we travel to Walnut, IL and Sunset Ridge MX.
We’ll see you there!
Overall Wins – 3
Moto Wins – 6
Podiums – 6
Moto Podiums – 12
Top 5s - 10