AUTOTRADER/SUZUKI/JGRMX MUDDY CREEK RACE REPORT

The Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Series made its return to Muddy Creek Raceway in Blountville, Tennessee, for round five of 12. Although early reports suggested a mud race, the inclement weather held off. In turn, diehard motocross fans were treated to a spectacular day of close racing.

An ailing wrist couldn’t keep Weston Peick down. The California native used explosive speed, grit and relentless determination to finish 4-4 for fourth overall. Top five starts in both motos, combined with blistering-fast lap times, equated to an outstanding weekend for Peick.

Justin Barcia attacked the slippery conditions in the opening 450 qualifying session to log the second fastest time. With second pick of the gate for the first 450 moto, Barcia took full advantage. “Bam Bam” nailed the holeshot and led the 40-rider field. Justin would eventually finish fifth after suffering from a flat front tire. A tenth place start in the second moto left him battling the fast and choppy Muddy Creek conditions. Barcia logged 5-10 moto scores for sixth overall.

In the 250 class, Kyle Cunningham had top-ten speed, but bad luck kept relegated the seasoned veteran to 16-17 moto scores for 17th overall. Round six will be held this weekend at the fabled RedBud Raceway in Buchanan, Michigan. The first motos will air live on MAVTV at 1:00 p.m. (EST), while the second motos will air live on NBC Sports Network at 3:00 p.m. (EST).