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ROCZEN TAKES THE POINTS LEAD AT THUNDER VALLEY

ROCZEN TAKES THE POINTS LEAD AT THUNDER VALLEY

This past weekend the Lucas Oil Motocross Championship rolled into Thunder Valley Motocross Park in Lakewood, Colorado for round three of the 2019 series. Adam Cianciarulo was looking to make it three straight wins in the 250 class while Ken Roczen was ready to build on a third-place finish at the Fox Raceway National. Both riders were hoping to make a statement before the series takes a week off.

The first moto got underway with threatening skies looming in the distance. Adam Cianciarulo had a good start and rounded the first turn in third. Justin Cooper took the lead early as Adam worked his way into second. Adam would slowly catch Cooper, apply pressure, and attempt several passes but couldn't make one stick. As the clock neared the 10-minute mark, the rain started to fall with occasional lightning strikes. Officials would cut the race short with AC finishing second to Cooper.

 

THUNDER VALLEY 250 RECAP

The first moto got underway with threatening skies looming in the distance. Adam Cianciarulo had a good start and rounded the first turn in third. Justin Cooper took the lead early as Adam worked his way into second. Adam would slowly catch Cooper, apply pressure, and attempt several passes but couldn't make one stick. As the clock neared the 10-minute mark, the rain started to fall with occasional lightning strikes. Officials would cut the race short with AC finishing second to Cooper.

Moto 2 saw clear skies and great conditions. Once again, it was Adam battling Justin Cooper for the lead. Adam would make a mistake and shoot off the side of the track. Doing his best to re-enter the race without gaining an advantage, he got back on track and closed the gap on the leader. Cooper would make a mistake of his own a few laps later as he crashed and lost several positions. Taking advantage of the mistake, Adam took the lead and went on to win the moto. Finishes of second and first on the day gave Adam the overall victory and his third straight win. He continues to lead the series by six points heading into the off week.

 

THUNDER VALLEY 450 RECAP

In Moto one, Ken Roczen was strong out of the gate. He exited the first turn in the top three and quickly took the lead. From that point, Ken would dominate the very technical and rough track, eventually winning by more than thirty seconds. The muddy conditions caused some goggle issues for the current series leader, Eli Tomac, who struggled to a fifth-place finish.

Ken got out to another good start in Moto 2, passing for the lead by the end of lap one. Tomac would have better luck this time and work his way towards the front, eventually passing Ken for the lead. Roczen was in a great position for the overall win and would finish second in the moto to take the overall event victory. In addition to capturing the overall, Ken regained the championship points lead heading into the break.

 

THUNDER VALLEY OVERALL RESULTS

450 CLASS RESULTS

  • 1 – Ken Roczen (1 - 2)
  • 2 – Eli Tomac (5 - 1)
  • 3 – Zach Osborne (2 - 4)
  • 4 – Jason Anderson (4 - 5)
  • 5 – Marvin Musquin (8 - 3)
  • 6 – Cooper Webb (3 - 8)
  • 7 – Blake Baggett (7 - 7)
  • 8 – Dean Ferris (6 - 9)
  • 9 – Justin Barcia (11 - 6)
  • 10 – Justin Bogle (10 - 10)

250 CLASS RESULTS

  • 1 – Adam Cianciarulo (2 - 1)
  • 2 – Justin Cooper (1 - 2)
  • 3 – Michael Mosiman (4 - 3)
  • 4 – Dylan Ferrandis (5 - 5)
  • 5 – Chase Sexton (7 - 6)
  • 6 – Colt Nichols (13 - 4)
  • 7 – R.J. Hampshire (5 - 11)
  • 8 – Hunter Lawrence (10 - 7)
  • 9 – Shane McElrath (8 - 10)
  • 10 – Jordan Smith (11- 8)
  • 11 – Garrett Marchbanks (12 - 9
  • 14 – Christian Craig (15 - 19)
  • 14 – Martin Davalos (19 - 18)

 

 

WHAT'S NEXT

The next round of the nationals will be held on June 15th at legendary High Point Raceway in Mount Morris, Pennsylvania.

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