Pro Motocross Alert: Budds Creek National 2023 (How to Watch)

Mike Nelson
by Mike Nelson

Brace yourself for the revved up motocross event at the Budds Creek National this weekend. This event marks the tenth out of eleven races on the summer Pro Motocross calendar, so time is running out to catch your favorite racers in their element this year. Here's more about the event including how to watch.

The action kicks off on Saturday, August 19th, at 1 p.m. ET. It's the penultimate race of the year it will be on Peacock with an encore presentation Monday at 2 a.m. ET on CNBC. The Race Day Live show (including practice) begins at 10 a.m. ET Saturday and will be on Peacock too.

How to watch the Budds Creek Motocross National:

  • Date: Saturday, Aug. 19
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET
  • Channel: Exclusively on Peacock (not on NBC this weekend)
  • Access: Stream with a Peacock Subscription

Focus has been squarely on Jett Lawrence this pro motocross season, the 20-year-old sensation hailing from Australia. With a remarkable victory in the 450 Class title even before the season concluded, Jett Lawrence has taken the motocross scene by storm. His quest for an unblemished season continues at Budds Creek in Mechanicsville, MD, this weekend.

Budds Creek made its debut on the Pro Motocross championship tour back in 1989. Since then, fans have been treated to a sensory feast of the sport's essence at this iconic track. The course's sweeping elevation changes and demanding twists provide a grueling challenge for the riders. The likes of Adam Cianciarulo, Chase Sexton, and the Lawrence siblings will be pushed to their limits as they vie for supremacy against their fierce competitors.

Over the years, 64% of the winners who have won at Budds Creek have gone on to win the title. Those are good odds that make the event more stressful for the riders. Here's the breakdown of overall wins by manufacturer in the 450 cc:

  • Honda: 7 wins (last win in 2011)
  • Kawasaki: 7 wins (last win in 2022)
  • Suzuki: 7 wins (last win in 2017)
  • Yamaha: 4 wins (last win in 2021)
  • KTM: 3 wins (last win in 2014)

Saturday's events will be available to watch on Peacock, but unlike last Saturday, will not be simulcast on NBC stations. Here's the complete schedule of Budds Creek National (in EST) for those who want to stream during the day:

  • 12:50pm Begin Loading Gate/Staging Closes
  • 1:00pm - 1:10pm 250 Class Sight Lap/ Top 5 Rider Introduction
  • 1:10pm - 1:45pm 250 Class Moto #1
  • 1:50pm - 2:00pm Podium Interviews
  • 1:40pm First Call
  • 1:50pm Begin Loading Gate/Staging Closes
  • 2:00pm -2:10pm 450 Class Sight Lap/Top 5 Rider Introduction
  • 2:10pm - 2:45pm 450 Class Moto #1
  • 2:50pm -3:00pm Podium Interviews
  • 2:45pm-3:09pm Halftime
  • 2:47pm First Call
  • 2:57pm Begin Loading the Gate/Staging Closes
  • 3:09pm -3:17pm 250 Class Sight Lap
  • 3:17pm - 3:52pm 250 Class Moto #2
  • 3:58pm - 4:06pm 250 Winners Circle
  • 3:53pm First Call
  • 4:03pm Begin Loading the Gate/Staging Closes
  • 4:15pm -4:23pm 450 Class Sight Lap
  • 4:23pm - 5:00pm 450 Class Moto #2
  • 5:05pm - 5:15pm 450 Winners Circle

A pertinent question might arise: Can you stream the 2023 Pro Motocross Budds Creek National without spending a dime? Unfortunately, the answer is no. This event is exclusively streaming on Peacock, and the platform does not offer a free trial for new or existing users right now.

Mike Nelson
Mike Nelson

I write about televised motorsports events for,, and others. Over the past decade I've managed a ton of online publications, from,, and

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