After a dominant run by Ken Roczen in the Unadilla Nationals, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship heads down the Eastern Seaboard to Mechanicsville, Md. Saturday, August 21 for Round 9 of the 2021 season with the Budds Creek Nationals.
By sweeping both motos in New York last week, Roczen infused renewed energy to his championship campaign and served notice to points’ leader Dylan Ferrandis that he is not ready to relinquish the title.
But third-place Eli Tomac hopes he can do this week what Roczen did last week. Roczen’s Unadilla 1-1 was preceded by an equally dominant run the last time the series visited that track in 2019. Budds Creek was also canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the last time the Pro Motocross riders were there in 2019, it was Tomac’s turn to sweep the weekend.
Roczen finished fourth overall with a 2-7.
The 250 class points’ leader Justin Cooper finished third on this track in 2019 with a 6-2, while Ferrandis was consistent with a 4-4 and fourth overall.
Meanwhile, Jett Lawrence hopes to capitalize on his momentum after cutting Cooper’s lead in half in Unadilla.
— Pro Motocross (@ProMotocross) August 18, 2021
Here are the pertinent details for watching Round 9 of the 2021 Pro Motocross season Saturday in the Budds Creek Nationals:
(All times are ET)
BROADCAST/STREAMING SCHEDULE: TV coverage of the second 250 moto from Round 9 will be shown tape delayed, August 21 at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN and the second 450 moto on August 22 at 3 p.m. on NBC. The MAVTV Motorsports Network will have the live broadcast of the first moto for the 250 and 450 class beginning at 1 p.m. ET.
All the coverage, including exclusive qualifying, will be streamed live on Peacock Premium (the exclusive streaming coverage formerly on NBC Sports Gold’s Supercross and Pro Motocross Pass moved in 2021 to Peacock Premium, which is available for $4.99 per month).
Here’s this weekend’s Peacock Premium live schedule for Pro Motocross Round 9 at Budds Creek:
— Qualifying: 10 a.m. ET
— Moto 1 (250/450): 1 p.m. ET
— Moto 2 (250/450): 3 p.m. ET
Jason Weigandt will serve as the play-by-play announcer for all race telecasts alongside analyst and two-time AMA Pro Motocross Champion Grant Langston. Ashley Reynard will serve as pit reporter during the 2021 season.
SEASON SO FAR: Recaps of the 2021 season:
- Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha – 345
- Ken Roczen, Germany, Honda – 306
- Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki – 283
- Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda – 270
- Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., GasGas – 239
- Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha – 217
- Marvin Musquin, France, KTM – 213
- Christian Craig, Temecula, Calif., Yamaha – 211
- Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., KTM – 209
- Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., KTM – 160
- Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha – 324
- Jett Lawrence, Australia, Honda – 320
- Hunter Lawrence, Australia, Honda – 263
- Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha – 262
- RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Husqvarna – 243
- Jo Shimoda, Japan, Kawasaki – 192
- Jalek Swoll, Belleview, Fla., Husqvarna – 173
- Colt Nichols, Muskogee, Okla., Yamaha – 172
- Michael Mosiman, Sebastopol, Calif., GasGas – 154
- Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Kawasaki – 152