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Justin Barcia wins rainy Budds Creek National for first career 450 Class victory


MECHANICSVILLE, Maryland — Justin Barcia raced to his first Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 450 Class victory Saturday, winning the second moto in the rainy Budds Creek National.

The JGR Yamaha rider won in his 24th career start. He was third in the first moto.

"I had so much fun out there," Barcia said. "I kept it positive all day. We went through three engines today and I'm so proud of how hard the entire teamed worked to make this happen. I got the start I needed and I just rode the best I could without making any major mistakes. This has been a long time coming and I'm just so happy to get my first win and put this JGR team on top of the box."

Husqvarna's Christophe Pourcel was second. He was second in the first moto and third in the second.

KTM's Ryan Dungey, the winner the previous three years at Budds Creek, won the first moto, but dropped to fifth overall with a 12th-place finish in the second moto.

Dungey leads the standings, 37 points ahead of Ken Roczen and 63 in front of third-place Barcia.

KTM's Marvin Musquin topped the 250 Class for his third victory in the first six events. The French rider was seventh in the first moto and first in the second.

Yamaha's Alex Martin was second. He won the first moto and was seventh in the second.

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