Tomac, Hampshire Set the Pace in Thunder Valley Qualifying

Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 1:15 PM

The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is back in the mile-high altitude of the greater Denver area for the landmark 15th running of the True Value Thunder Valley National, where the scenic mountainside track provides one of the most challenging rounds of the entire 2019 season.

The annual task of dialing in settings at the highest elevation of any professional motocross track in the world, at over 6,000 feet, has been ongoing throughout the morning hours as the fastest teams and riders on the planet took to the track. At the conclusion of two qualifying sessions a familiar name graced the top of the 450 Class time sheets, with Monster Energy Kawasaki's Eli Tomac making a big, early statement at his home race. The reigning back-to-back champ posted the fastest lap for the first time in 2019 with a blistering 2:02.527, more than 1.5 seconds faster than Team Honda HRC's Ken Roczen in second.

Over in the 250 Class, GEICO Honda's RJ Hampshire earned his first career number-one qualifying spot with a time of 2:04.774, which was attributed to a much-needed adjustment to the bike in between sessions. Hampshire was the only rider in the division to break into the 2:04 range, which put him three tenths ahead of Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing's Dylan Ferrandis in second.


Thunder Valley - 450 Class Combined Qualifying

- Lakewood, CO

RiderTimeIntervalBest LapHometownMachine
1Eli Tomac 2:02.527Cortez, COKawasaki KX
2Ken Roczen 2:04.198Mattstedt, GermanyHonda CRF450
3Zach Osborne 2:04.575Abingdon, VAHusqvarna FC 450
4Jason Anderson 2:05.008Edgewood, NMHusqvarna FC 450
5Marvin Musquin 2:05.503La Reole, FranceKTM 450 SX-F FE
6Joey Savatgy 2:05.717Thomasville, GAKawasaki KX
7Blake Baggett 2:06.006Grand Terrace, CAKTM 450 SX-F FE
8Justin Barcia 2:06.484Monroe, NYYamaha YZ450F
9Cole Seely 2:06.548Newbury Park, CAHonda CRF450
10Justin Hill 2:06.550Yoncalla, ORSuzuki RM-Z450
Full Results

Thunder Valley - 250 Class Combined Qualifying

- Lakewood, CO

RiderTimeIntervalBest LapHometownMachine
1R.J. Hampshire 2:04.774Hudson, FLHonda CRF250
2Dylan Ferrandis 2:05.032Avignon, FranceYamaha YZ250F
3Justin Cooper 2:05.413Cold Spring Harbor, NYYamaha YZ250F
4Michael Mosiman 2:05.748Sebastopol, CAHusqvarna FC 250
5Hunter Lawrence 2:05.815Landsborough, Queensland, AustraliaHonda CRF250
6Adam Cianciarulo 2:05.830Port Orange, FLKawasaki KX250F
7Chase Sexton 2:05.866La Moille, ILHonda CRF250
8Colt Nichols 2:06.259Muskogee, OKYamaha YZ250F
9Jordon Smith 2:06.819Belmont, NCKTM 250 SX-F FE
10Alex Martin 2:07.017Millville, MNSuzuki Rm-z250
Full Results

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