ADAM WINS THE FOX RACEWAY NATIONAL
ADAM WINS THE FOX RACEWAY NATIONAL
Last weekend marked the inaugural Lucas Oils Fox Raceway Pro Motocross National. It was an impressive day of racing. There were multiple riders battling for the win each and every race. Adam Cianciarulo captured the win in the 250 class, and Ken Roczen put in a strong ride to finish third in the 450 class.
FOX RACEWAY 450 RECAP
Ken Roczen #94
Ken Roczen was coming off of an emotional round one win, his first since suffering two near-career-ending injuries. He was looking to carry his newly-gained confidence into the Fox Raceway National. The Honda Factory pilot got off to a great start, setting the fastest qualifying time and securing the number one gate pick for the first moto.
In Moto 1, Ken exited the first turn just behind leader Blake Baggett. Roczen would make quick work of Baggett, grabbing the lead by turn three. After securing the lead, he settled into a great pace and started to gap the field. However, in the closing stages of the moto, Ken would come under pressure from Eli Tomac. Tomac would eventually take the lead while Ken would hold off a fierce challenge from Marvin Musquin to finish second.
In Moto 2, Ken got a top-five start and worked his way forward, eventually finishing third. His moto finishes of 2-3 put him third overall. Ken heads into Colorado second in the series championship trailing Eli Tomac by 4 points.
Dean Ferris #103
Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing team’s Dean Ferris continues to gain experience in the US Pro Motocross series. The Fox Raceway National would be his second pro 450 race in the USA. The Australian went 10-13 for 11th overall and looks to improve in Colorado next week.
FOX RACEWAY 250 RECAP
Adam Cianciarulo #92
Adam Cianciarulo was coming off an impressive win at round one and looked to continue where he left off. In Moto 1, he got off to a poor start - completing lap one just inside the top ten. Undaunted, he put his head down and charged through the pack to finish second.
Adam improved his start in Moto 2 and lead much of the race. However, late in the race he came under pressure from Hunter Lawrence who would make the pass with 3 laps to go. Hunter would eventually fall and give the lead and the win to Adam. Moto finishes of 2-1 gave Adam the overall win - his second overall win in a row. Adam will carry the points lead and the red plate into Colorado this weekend for round three.
Garrett Marchbanks #61
At the Fox Raceway, Garrett had to work his way through the pack in both motos. In Moto 1, he started 15th and finished ninth. In Moto 2, he started in 21st and battled back to finish eighth. His 9-8 finishes were enough to take seventh overall.
Martin Davalos #73
It was an up-and-down day for Martin. He was making progress in Moto 1, but a crash would force him to recover for 18th. Similarly, in Moto 2, he got off to a slow start but gain momentum later in the race – going from 14th to ninth by the checkered flag.
Chase Sexton #23
Chase had a consistent day at the Fox Raceway, going 5-5 for fourth overall. In Moto 1, he was part of the fiercest battle of the weekend. This pack of five riders battled for the win throughout most of the race; it was a spectacular show of competition and one of the highlights of the weekend.
In Moto 2, a flinching gate froze Sexton at the start. There would be no restart and he was forced to battle from nearly last place. He was able to work his way as far as forth and even challenged for third, however, a fall would force him to recover for fifth.
Hunter Lawrence #196
The Fox Raceway National was bittersweet for Hunter Lawrence. He qualified in the top-five and had a great start in Moto 1. He was riding in third when the day took a turn. A sequence of suffering bike damage and later a crash led to a DNF.
Moto 2 was a similar story. After starting mid-pack, Hunter worked his way to the front and took the lead with three laps to go. However, he would wash out the front end and go down. He was able to salvage second place. The DNF-2 was enough for ninth overall.
Rj Hampshire #31
RJ got off to an excellent start at the Fox Raceway National. In Moto 1, he battled in a very competitive field to finish second place. This set him up nicely to challenge for the overall, but a bit of bad luck would spoil those plans. In Moto 2, he was taken down by another rider, which damaged his bike and led to a DNF (Did Not Finish). This resulted in a tenth overall.
Christian Craig #38
After sitting out most of the 2019 Supercross season recovering from injuries, the Fox Raceway National would be Christian's second full race back this year. He was looking to improve on his performance at Hangtown. His 6-15 finish was enough for 11th overall – a result which could have been much stronger if not for a late crash in Moto 2.
FOX RACEWAY OVERALL RESULTS
450 CLASS RESULTS
- 1 – Eli Tomac (1 - 1)
- 2 – Marvin Musquin (3 - 2)
- 3 – Ken Roczen (2 - 3)
- 4 – Zach Osborne (5 - 4)
- 5 – Jason Anderson (4 - 5)
- 6 – Cooper Webb (6 - 6)
- 7 – Justin Hill (8 - 7)
- 8 – Justin Barcia (7 - 10)
- 9 – Fredrik Noren (9 - 9)
- 10 – Cole Seely (11 - 8)
- 11 – Dean Ferris (10 - 13)
- 1 – Adam Cianciarulo (3 - 1)
- 2 – Justin Cooper (1 - 4)
- 3 – Dylan Ferrandis (7 - 3)
- 4 – Chase Sexton (5 - 5)
- 5 – Colt Nichols (4 - 7)
- 6 – Alex Martin (10 -; 6)
- 7 – Garrett Marchbanks (9 - 8)
- 8 – Michael Mosiman (8 - 11)
- 9 – Hunter Lawrence (37 - 2)
- 10 – R.J. Hampshire (2 - 36)
- 11 – Christian Craig (6 - 15)
- 14 – Marin Davalos (18 - 9)
The teams will head to Colorado for the third round of the series this weekend.
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