Type to search


2020 RedBud One Motocross | Kickstart



It’s fair to say that everyone was surprised when back-to-back races RedBud Motocross races were announced as part of the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship schedule. Located on the Michigan border, the track in Buchanan is known for its flowing layout, fun jumps, immaculate prep, and different varieties of dirt. If you asked riders which circuit of the usual 12-race tour they’d most like to hold multiple rounds at, the majority would say RedBud without hesitation.

But because of the regulations and advisors put in place by the state, there were doubts by some that the race would happen at all, almost up to the point it was time to leave for the long Labor Day weekend. Luckily, all of the worries proved to be for naught and the first of the two rounds ran on Friday without any sort of hiccup.

There were a lot of takeaways from Friday’s RedBud race, but with a return to the starting line scheduled for Monday morning, we’ll try to keep this quick and condensed. 

– The track prep wasn’t the deep rip and heavy water everyone has come to expect of the Nationals. Although it was still soft and spongy in spots, many that we talked to said the bumps seemed more like a high-speed chatter, and not the massive curbs that come from hard braking. Some felt that faster and “smoother” track made for better racing because they were able to move around the track more, not get stuck in a slot-car style lane.

– How about the top-five in the opening lap of 250 Moto One? Masterpool, Sanayei, Jett Lawrence, Jeremy Martin, and Joey Crown. That’s a random order of fast riders.

– All of the hype about how fast and powerful the Star Racing Yamaha bikes are can be best defined by watching every one of the team’s riders hit LaRocco’s Leap during the race.

Michael Antonovich

Michael Antonovich has a wealth of experience with over 10 years of moto-journalism under his belt. A lifelong racing enthusiast and rider, Anton is the Editor of Swapmoto Live and lives to be at the race track.

  • 1

You Might also Like

1 Comment

  1. Chris Roncaglione September 7, 2020

    Great pics and coverage Michael, just surprised there was no mention of Barcia and how well he rode throughout the whole weekend especially the first Moto comeback.