top of page

Race Report - RED BUD




RedBud 2019 The Pro Racing might be over but the Independence day celebration is still going strong, with the REDDDDDDDBUDDDDD chants going well into the night and in Lot B they will continue till dawn. We came, We saw, We laughed, We cried, but most of all We were Michigan strong; fans from across the MidWest cheered on the top riders in the world as well as their local favorites, here's how the racing went down in Buchanon.....

Photos By: Jessica Ten Hagen

Michigan Racers Results:

450 Class

With some luck and hard riding on his 5 day old Zeigler Motorsports Racing CRF450R #881 Jerry Lorenz III, made it into the 40 man gate, he rode hard, but the new bike, challenging RedBud Track and lack of seat time relegated the Morris, MI native to 40th overall. Jerry is going to go back to the grind and see if he can dial in his MCR suspension and make the bike work better for another national event run.

Our best finishing Michigan racer in 450 MX Brad Esper from Howell, MI, with a 30th overall. In Moto 2 Esper kept strong and brought home his Suzuki RMZ450 in the 25th place position, barely missing the points paying 20th spot.

Complete Results Below (only 40th fastest make the motos)

Number Name

727 Bradley Esper 36th in Qualifying Moto Scores 31-25 = 30th Overall 881 Jerry Lorenz 37th in Qualifying Moto Scores 36-40 = 40th Overall 507 Nicholas Tomasunas 23rd in Qualifying

893 Matthew Carpenter 43rd in Qualifying

243 Hunter Braun 54th in Qualifying

809 Travis Thompson 60th in Qualifying

861 Eric Montreuil 63rd in Qualifying

359 Edward Morris 65th in Qualifying 290 Denver Rigsby 66th in Qualifying

556 Taten Gilman 67th in Qualifying

811 Christopher Williams 73rd in Qualifying

595 Michael Kitzmiller 77th in Qualifying

567 Christian Sessink 78th in Qualifying

250 Class

Making his return to racing after a lackluster Supercross season was the #89 Yamaha of Joey Crown, Qualifying in the 20th position the Championship Powersports/MCR backed entry Started well in moto 1 rounding the first turn in 4th place, and staying strong for the opening laps, things looked good for the Metamora, MI native, as the laps wore on Crown slowed down and shook his head as he was having a mechanical issue and had to pull in for the moto with a DNF. Moto 2 Crown with another top 10 start, and doing battle with the top factory racers kept charging until around the 20 minute mark of the 30min + 2 lap race, as then his lack of race time started to wear on the #89 YZ250F pilot, crown would hang on for points and a 17th in the moto and finish the day 22nd overall.

Complete Results Below (only 40th fastest make the motos)

89 Joey Crown 20th in Qualifying Moto Scores 39-17 = 22rd Overall

367 Hunter Sayles 38th in Qualifying

164 Matthew Klann 57th in Qualifying

993 Austin Wagner 60th in Qualifying

631 Brandon Dickson 71st in Qualifying

847 DJ Christie 75th in Qualifying

168 Cale Kuchnicki 83rd in Qualifying

More Coming throughout the week on


Keep watch on here and OUR FACEBOOK for any updates from the tracks

261 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All
bottom of page