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Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX Team Media Relations
Budd’s Creek Results
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (June 23, 2013) – Budd’s Creek MX Park in Mechanicsville, Md. was host to round five of the 2013 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship. The annual stop at Budd’s Creek is always a memorable event for the Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX Team. Joe Gibbs who used to coach the nearby Washington Redskins would visit the facility in the late eighties with his sons J.D. and Coy, J.D. raced as an amateur at the facility as well. The Washington Post featured an article on the Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX Team and it’s Gibbs heritage, the online version can be seen via this link: The first moto aired live on FUEL TV and the second moto was live on NBC.
Justin Brayton gated well as the first moto got underway finding himself in the top-five of the 40 rider field. Josh Grant on the other hand was collected in a first turn pile up and began the moto nearly dead last by the time he could remount and get back in the race. Brayton raced inside the top-10 the entire 30 minutes plus two laps finishing seventh. Grant charged forward passing half of the pack in just two laps. Grant was able to work his way to 14th at the checkers. In the second moto Brayton got another good start running in podium position during the opening laps. Grant began the moto just outside of the top-10 but slammed his chest against the handlebars during an unexpected jolt basically knocking the breath out of himself. He regrouped and was able to advance to 11th at the finish, with Brayton claiming seventh again. Brayton’s seven – seven moto scores earned him sixth overall, with Grant’s 14 – 11 finishes equating to 13th for the day.
Attendance from round four at High Point Raceway in Mt. Morris, Pa. was 24,300. The live stream had 78,389 live starts, a 32 percent increase from last year. 225,000 watched the first motos live on the NBC Sports Network and 109,000 viewed the live Fuel TV broadcast for a total viewership of 334,000. The Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX Team issued its race report on its FaceBook Fan Page, website, and Twitter accounts.
The next stop on the tour will be the last to be held at historic Moto-X 338 on June 29 in Southwick, Maine. FUEL TV will broadcast the first moto live at 1:00 p.m. (EST). The second moto will air live on the NBC Sports Network at 3:30 p.m. (EST).