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

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

Thunder Valley - 250 Class

- Lakewood, CO

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

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