Kiwi Ben Townley has another chance this weekend to embellish and emboss his position in the United States.
His rivals should be worried too, because he’s had another week to build up and, with every week that passes, the Honda man from the Bay of Plenty gets stronger and stronger.
Remember that Townley started the US season from a position of weakness, still not 100% as he sought to recover from an injury sustained while pre-season training in New Zealand.
But, despite this, he’s been Mr Consistency over the six rounds thus far and currently holds onto fourth equal position in the 450cc class standings.
New Zealand’s Ben Townley finished 4-3 in the two 450cc motos at round six at Red Bud after threatening early one in each moto to steal the show.
Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey continues to lead the way and, after his back-to-back wins at Red Bud, few would be against him winning the title this year. He is 64 points ahead of Australian Chad Reed (Kawasaki), the defending champion, with fellow Australian Brett Metcalfe (Honda) holding third spot.
Townley shares fourth spot with Honda’s Andrew Short, the two men just 12 points behind Metcalfe.
Here are a few highlights from round six of the AMA Motocross Championships at Red Bud, Michigan.
© Words and photo by Andy McGechan, www.BikesportNZ.com
or click HERE to see the video from Allisport.