Ken Roczen takes his first win of the season as Bam Bam biffs it…

Red Bull KTM rider Ken Roczen took his first win of the season at the seventh round of the AMA East Supercross Lites Series in Houston, Texas, by capitalizing on a last lap crash by championship leader Justin Barcia.



It was the German teenager’s second career victory in the Supercross Lites class. Roczen, who is still recovering from a bout of the flu, took it easy in practice as well as in his heat. He rode a solid pace in the first heat race to easily qualify into the main event with a third-place result.


In the main event, Ken worked his way into second behind Barcia at the first corner before making a pass for the lead on the first lap. However, Barcia managed to regain the lead on the next lap. Near the halfway mark, Roczen came under heavy pressure from Blake Baggett. On the final lap with just a few corners to go, Barcia crashed and Roczen moved into the lead, which he held onto while Barcia was forced to accept the second spot.


“This isn’t the way I wanted to earn my first win, but I’ll take it,” said Roczen. “Sometimes in racing it’s just having good luck and tonight luck was on my side. I am really excited to take this motivation into my training over the next two weeks and come back even stronger at [the next SX Lites race in] New Orleans.”