Cianciarulo and Cooper Lead the Way in Thunder Valley Qualifying

Saturday, October 3, 2020 | 2:00 PM

The penultimate round of the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is underway from Colorado's mile-high Thunder Valley Motocross Park. Qualifying is complete at the WPS/FLY Racing Thunder Valley National, establishing the starting lineup and order of gate selection for the pair of scheduled motos in both the 450 Class and 250 Class.

A strong second half of the 2020 season continued for 450 Class rookie Adam Cianciarulo, who posted the fastest time aboard his Monster Energy Kawasaki. The two-time winner this season and current occupant of second in the championship standings laid down a lap of 2:05.336 in the second session, putting him a full second ahead of Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS' Blake Baggett in second (2:06.384). Current point leader Zach Osborne posted the seventh-fastest lap aboard his Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing machine (2:08.901).

    

In the 250 Class, Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing's Justin Cooper carried the momentum of his first overall podium finish of the season one week ago to lead the way. Cooper, who finished in a tie for the win at this event last season, topped the time sheets with a lap of 2:07.574 in what was a quicker first session for many in the 250 Class. He narrowly edged out teammate Shane McElrath by a tenth of a second (2:07.690), while fellow Star Yamaha rider and championship leader Dylan Ferrandis rounded out a sweep of the top three times for the Yamaha squad (2:08.097).

Thunder Valley - 450 Class Combined Qualifying

- Lakewood, CO

RiderTimeIntervalBest LapHometownMachine
1Adam Cianciarulo 2:05.336Port Orange, FLKawasaki KX450
2Blake Baggett 2:06.384Grand Terrace, CAKTM 450 SX-F
3Chase Sexton 2:07.107La Moille, ILHonda CRF450R
4Christian Craig 2:07.408El Cajon, CAHonda CRF450R
5Marvin Musquin 2:07.806La Reole, FranceKTM 450 SX-F
6Eli Tomac 2:08.319Cortez, COKawasaki KX450
7Zach Osborne 2:08.901Abingdon, VAHusqvarna FC 450
8Justin Barcia 2:08.949Monroe, NYYamaha YZ450F
9Justin Bogle 2:09.168Cushing, OKKTM 450 SX-F
10Broc Tickle 2:09.240Holly, MIYamaha YZ450F
Full Results

    

Thunder Valley - 250 Class Combined Qualifying

- Lakewood, CO

RiderTimeIntervalBest LapHometownMachine
1Justin Cooper 2:07.574Cold Spring Harbor, NYYamaha YZ250F
2Shane McElrath 2:07.690Canton, NCYamaha YZ250F
3Dylan Ferrandis 2:08.097Avignon, FranceYamaha YZ250F
4R.J. Hampshire 2:09.088Hudson, FLHusqvarna FC 250
5Jeremy Martin 2:09.667Millville, MNHonda CRF250R
6Hunter Lawrence 2:10.238Landsborough, Queensland, AustraliaHonda CRF250R
7Jarrett Frye 2:10.386Mechanicsville, MDYamaha YZ250F
8Nate Thrasher 2:10.607Livingston, TNYamaha YZ250F
9Carson Mumford 2:11.369Simi Valley, CAHonda CRF250R
10Brandon Hartranft 2:11.392Brick, NJKTM 250 SX-F
Full Results

    

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