Highlights: 2019 True Value Thunder Valley National

Monday, June 3, 2019 | 1:45 PM

Round 3 of the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship brought the fastest riders on the planet to the highest elevation of any professional motocross track in the world. Nestled at the foot of Colorado's Rocky Mountains, a stone's throw from downtown Denver, Thunder Valley Motocross Park sits at a towering 6,108 feet and provides a unique challenge to both the athletes and the motorcycles. As a result, the scenic mountainside venue has continuously produced exceptional racing for well over a decade. Last Saturday's landmark 15th running of the True Value Thunder Valley National was no different, with fierce competition across both the 450 Class and 250 Class.

While the huge crowd on hand did all they could to cheer on Colorado native Eli Tomac to a second straight 450 Class victory at his home race, the reigning back-to-back champ and entering point leader was outperformed by Team Honda HRC's Ken Roczen. The German was exceptionally consistent, and prevailed to take his second win of the season, which also wrestled away control of the red plate from his Monster Energy Kawasaki rival.

In the 250 Class, the battle for victory once again came down to Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Adam Cianciarulo and Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing's Justin Cooper. The lead duo have traded moto wins since the start of the season, and that trend continued at Thunder Valley. While Cooper was closer than ever to breaking through for his first career win, a late crash while leading ultimately opened the door for Cianciarulo to make it three in a row to start the season.

See the best of what unfolded at Thunder Valley!


Thunder Valley - 450 Class

- Lakewood, CO

RiderHometownMotosMachine
1Ken Roczen Mattstedt, Germany1 - 2Honda CRF450
2Eli Tomac Cortez, CO5 - 1Kawasaki KX
3Zach Osborne Abingdon, VA2 - 4Husqvarna FC 450
4Jason Anderson Edgewood, NM4 - 5Husqvarna FC 450
5Marvin Musquin La Reole, France8 - 3KTM 450 SX-F FE
6Cooper Webb Newport, NC3 - 8KTM 450 SX-F FE
7Blake Baggett Grand Terrace, CA7 - 7KTM 450 SX-F FE
8Dean Ferris Australia6 - 9Yamaha YZ450F
9Justin Barcia Monroe, NY11 - 6Yamaha YZ450F
10Justin Bogle Cushing, OK10 - 10KTM 450 SX-F FE
Full Results

Thunder Valley - 250 Class

- Lakewood, CO

RiderHometownMotosMachine
1Adam Cianciarulo Port Orange, FL2 - 1Kawasaki KX250F
2Justin Cooper Cold Spring Harbor, NY1 - 2Yamaha YZ250F
3Michael Mosiman Sebastopol, CA4 - 3Husqvarna FC 250
4Dylan Ferrandis Avignon, France3 - 5Yamaha YZ250F
5Chase Sexton La Moille, IL7 - 6Honda CRF250
6Colt Nichols Muskogee, OK13 - 4Yamaha YZ250F
7R.J. Hampshire Hudson, FL5 - 11Honda CRF250
8Hunter Lawrence Landsborough, Queensland, Australia10 - 7Honda CRF250
9Shane McElrath Canton, NC8 - 10KTM 250 SX-F FE
10Jordon Smith Belmont, NC11 - 8KTM 250 SX-F FE
Full Results

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