This past weekend, the AMA National Motocross series rolled into Budds Creek for the second to last round of the 2018 outdoor series. Once again, Fox team riders would be in the MX19 Motocross product line looking to finish the year strong.
Hot temperatures and high humidity would greet the riders as they kicked off the weekend with qualifying. In the 450 class, Fox team rider Ken Roczen continues to build strength and consistency after coming off an injury that saw him sit out the bulk of the Supercross series. Ken would put in a strong qualifying session posting the 5th fastest time. In the 250 class, Monster Pro Circuit Kawasaki riders Austin Forkner and Joey Savatgy are looking to capture an overall win before the season ends.
In Moto 1, Ken has a great start - rounding the first turn in 2nd. He would immediately challenge Marvin Musquin for the lead and take the top spot after a couple more turns. Ken put a nice gap between himself and Marvin early in the race. With about 4 minutes to go in the moto, Marvin would start to put heavy pressure on Ken for the lead. But he would hold Marvin off and take the win by 8 seconds.
Kenny got out to another good start in the second moto, finishing the first lap in the top 5. Knowing he would need to finish in front of leader Marvin Musquin to get the overall win for the day, Ken set his sights on the lead. Midway through the race, he made the pass for the lead and started to pull away from Musquin. Kenny would hold the lead for much of the moto. But, with about 5 minutes to go, Eli Tomac had worked his way into second and started to challenge Ken for the lead. Tomac would make the pass and go on to take the win. Kenny would hold on to finish 3rd in the moto and 2nd overall on the day.
Moto 1 would see Austin Forkner get out to a top 5 start with Savatgy buried in the pack. Austin would work his way to 3rd early in the moto and would hold that position to the finish. Joey was able to work his way up to 7th early in the race but would end up finishing the moto in 11th.
The second moto would see Austin get out to another good start with Joey struggling to get off the line. Austin would battle and hold 3rd until the late stages of the race. Coming under pressure from Mitchel Harrison, the two riders would nearly collide sending Austin off the track. Struggling to find a place to re-enter the track. Austin would lose several positions and finish 7th in the moto and 5th overall on the day. Joey would struggle to a 16th place finish and 13th overall on the day.
The teams will head to Indiana for the last round of the year next weekend.
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This past weekend, the AMA National Motocross series rolled into the famed Unadilla circuit with just 3 races left on the 2018 schedule. Fox team riders would be featured in the MX19 Motocross gear as they looked to finish the season strong.
As the riders rolled out for the qualifying sessions on Saturday, rain appeared on the horizon. The riders would escape wet conditions in the first qualifying session, but their luck wouldn't last long. The storm started just as the second qualifiers began. As a result, the times from the first session would hold up. The highlight for Fox Racing team would be Monster Kawasaki Pro Circuit rider Joey Savatgy. Joey put in strong laps and would walk away with the fastest time in the 250 class.
Unadilla was a mudder. The first moto began during a torrential downpour. Ken Roczen would get out to a mid-pack start. As Ken pushed to the front, he would stop in the pit area for a new set of goggles. Before the final laps, almost every rider had made a trip to the pits for new goggles. Ken would eventually finish 7th in Moto 1.
Moto 2 would see the rain let up, but the damage to the track was already done. The mud would start to get sticky and cause a whole new set of problems for the riders. Ken got out to another mid-pack start. He would pull in for goggles early and then start to work towards the front of the pack. He would work his way to 7th which would give him 7th overall on the day.
Moto 1 would see Joey Savatgy get out to a good start in the treacherous conditions, exiting the first turn in 2nd. He would slip back to 3rd early in the race. Joey would eventually go down and pick himself up to finish 7th in Moto 1. Austin Forkner would have a couple of crashes, finishing the moto in 23rd.
Moto 2 would see Savatgy get out to another good start. Joey would put in a consistent ride in the harsh conditions to finish 3rd in the moto and 4th overall on the day. Austin Forkner's 2nd moto would go much better than the first. He would push hard and ride consistently to finish 9th. His moto finishes of 23rd and 9th would put Austin 14th overall on the day.
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The passion for two wheels starts at an early age and really never goes away. At Fox, that passion drives us to create great products to give you the best ride ever. Introducing the Fox Racing 2019 Motocross gear collection. From revitalized graphics and colors to revolutionary new gear and apparel, the MX19 Collection is designed to give you the best ride ever. MX19 is Made for Motocross.
FOX MX19 GEARSETS
Motocross racewear is the cornerstone of what we do at Fox Racing. So for 2019, we gave it special attention. This year, the Flexair, 360 and 180 gearsets feature rich color treatments, dynamic graphics and premium trim to match their technical prowess. With a ton of colors and graphic options, the choice is yours whether you want to mix & match or coordinate your gear set combo.
FOX MX19 HELMETS
The MX19 collection highlights our continued effort to elevate the performance of motocross helmets for riders of all skill levels. The all-new 2019 Fox V1 Helmet punctuates this goal. The addition of the patented Magnetic Visor Release System (MVRS) to the V1 Helmet brings a new level of safety to the entry-level helmet market. Available in both youth and adult sizes. And with fresh graphics on the V3, V2, & V1 helmets, the 2019 helmet collection has something for every rider.
FOX MX19 JERSEYS
The Fox MX19 motocross jersey collection sees revitalized graphics and colors on the Flexair, 360 and 180 jerseys. Our most proven, the pro-level Flexair jersey, receives a new sleeve, cuff and collar construction that gives you a more fitted style without sacrificing performance or comfort.
FOX MX19 PANTS
Each jersey in the Fox MX19 collection has a motocross pant to match, so you can rock a fully coordinated look on the track. Back for 2019 are the championship proven Flexair pants, durable and flexible 360 pants, and the tried-and-true 180 pants. Each line received fresh colors and graphics to elevate their innovative construction.
FOX MX19 BOOTS
The Fox MX19 motocross boot collection includes the return of the race-proven Instinct boot in fresh colors as well as the addition of the brand-new Comp boot. This innovative entry-level motocross boot features a new internal lacing system and ActiveLock™ technology. ActiveLock™ gives you "broken in" flexibility with an ultra-secure fit.