REEEEEED BUUUUD!

In the motocross world, two words are synonymous with the nations birthday, Red Bud.  Buchanan Michigan is the what many consider one of the birthplaces for American Motocross.  Dating all the way back to 1974 when Kenny Zhart (the same Kenny Zhart who dialed in Phil’s klx 110 suspension for Mini Moto SX) took top honors at the first Red Bud on his Bultaco, Red Bud has been a fixture on the motocross map.

REEEEEEEEEEEED BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUD!

REEEEEEEEEEEED BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUD!

 The event had three days of racing, with the amateurs racing friday night, saturday night, sunday, and the pros taking to the track saturday afternoon.  Friday night was also the setting for the Parts Unlimited Pitbike Race.  Phil’s mod 110 ended up having an oil leak that was unable to be fixed in time for the race.  So the crew just came to cheer on 551Films riders’ Willy Browning, Troy Smalls, Paulie Harding, and Eric Utech.  The later three hovered around inside the top five in the stacked 110 Pro class, so a congrats goes out to the group.  Smagical 2 shredder Willy Browning took top honors on his CHP 110.  Joining the evenings racing festivities was an incredible display of fireworks that Red Bud is known for.

It wouldnt be Red Bud without fireworks!

It wouldnt be Red Bud without fireworks!

Saturday marked the time for the Pros to show what they know.  Smagical 2 cover boy Willy Browning swapped his 110 out for a 250F and qualified for the Pro main event. Jake Wiemer took the overall in 250’s with a 2-4, Christophe Pourcel 2nd, and KTM’s Tommy Searle 3rd.  In the big bike class Josh Grant became a first time national winner with a 2-1,  points leader Chad Reed 2nd, and last rounds winner Ivan Tedesco 3rd.

Red Bud "Let J-Law ride" to a top 10 in moto 2

Red Bud "Let J-Law ride" to a top 10 in moto 2

Rookie sensation Justin Barcia scrubs the finish line

Rookie sensation Justin Barcia scrubs the finish line

SA3 Prospect Kody Kamm won some motos on the Pro track sunday

SA3 Prospect Kody Kamm won some motos on the Pro track sunday

 

Part of the sunday aftermath
Part of the sunday aftermath

On the ride home the crew ran into some 4th of July traffic.  This made it possible for them to read each of the 6,000 Krazy Kaplans billboards that littered the highway.  With Hochmuth the pyro along on the trip, it was inevitable that a stop was in order.  Everyone loaded up with some roman candles and other pain inducing fireworks.  Just as the van was loaded, Hock came up with the idea of a parking lot roman candle battle.  They kept the van running, grabbed the cameras, and shot flaming balls at each other.  551 Films hopes everyone had a grand 4th of July and that they celebrated it a little safer than we did.

The infamous "Krazy Kaplans Fireworks"

The infamous "Krazy Kaplans Fireworks"

 

Keep the van running, light, fight, leave

Keep the van running, light, fight, leave

 

Phil attempting to dodge a shot...

Phil attempting to dodge a shot...

 

He failed...

He failed...

 

 

The second fail was more costly...a handful of hair to be exact

The second fail was more costly...a handful of hair to be exact

 

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