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

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

    

Thunder Valley - 250 Class Combined Qualifying

- Lakewood, CO

RiderTimeIntervalHometownMachine
1Justin Cooper Cold Spring Harbor, NYYamaha YZ250F
2Shane McElrath Canton, NCYamaha YZ250F
3Dylan Ferrandis Avignon, FranceYamaha YZ250F
4R.J. Hampshire Hudson, FLHusqvarna FC 250
5Jeremy Martin Millville, MNHonda CRF250R
6Hunter Lawrence Landsborough, Queensland, AustraliaHonda CRF250R
7 Mechanicsville, MDYamaha YZ250F
8 Livingston, TNYamaha YZ250F
9Carson Mumford Simi Valley, CAHonda CRF250R
10Brandon Hartranft Brick, NJKTM 250 SX-F
Full Results

    

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250 Moto 1
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450 Moto 1
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250 Moto 2
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