Familiar Names Pace Budds Creek Qualifying

Saturday, August 21, 2021 | 12:15 PM

Morning track activity at the Circle K Budds Creek National is complete, where practice and timed qualifying were conducted under partly cloudy skies and some relatively high humidity. Heavy rains leading into race day have required some extra effort from the track crew, but the end result is ideal track conditions that should lead to a great afternoon of racing. When all was said and done, two familiar names sat atop the qualifying standings as Team Honda HRC's Ken Roczen once again led the way in the 450 Class, while Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing rider and 250 Class points leader Justin Cooper paced the smaller displacement.

Roczen's class-leading fifth top qualifier this season came via a 1:48.983, which narrowly edged out Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha rider and championship leader Dylan Ferrandis (1:49.075) in second, while Monster Energy Kawasaki's Eli Tomac followed in third (1:49.511).

    

Cooper topped the time sheets for a series-leading seventh time this summer, with a lap of 1:50.980 that was a half second quicker than his championship rival, Team Honda HRC's Jett Lawrence, in second (1:51.477). Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Austin Forkner enjoyed one of his best qualifying efforts of the season in third (1:51.772).

Budds Creek National - 450 Class Combined Qualifying

- Mechanicsville, MD

RiderTimeIntervalBest LapHometownMachine
1Ken Roczen 15:56.8631:48.983Mattstedt, GermanyHonda CRF450R
2Dylan Ferrandis 14:25.6871:49.075Avignon, FranceYamaha YZ450F
3Eli Tomac 16:13.7921:49.511Cortez, COKawasaki KX450
4Chase Sexton 17:07.1361:49.602La Moille, ILHonda CRF450R
5Cooper Webb 17:07.5841:50.274Newport, NCKTM 450 SX-F
6Justin Bogle 16:19.4501:50.984Cushing, OKKTM 450 SX-F
7Marvin Musquin 17:11.8711:51.215La Reole, FranceKTM 450 SX-F
8Aaron Plessinger 17:35.5211:51.369Hamilton, OHYamaha YZ450F
9Christian Craig 16:34.7941:51.404El Cajon, CAYamaha YZ450F
10Coty Schock 16:48.3391:51.596Dover, DEHonda CRF450R
Full Results

    

Budds Creek National - 250 Class Combined Qualifying

- Mechanicsville, MD

RiderTimeIntervalBest LapHometownMachine
1Justin Cooper 16:49.1691:50.980Cold Spring Harbor, NYYamaha YZ250F
2Jett Lawrence 15:39.2991:51.477Landsborough, Queensland, AustraliaHonda CRF250R
3Austin Forkner 16:43.7061:51.772Richards, MOKawasaki KX250F
4Jeremy Martin 16:13.5591:51.790Millville, MNYamaha YZ250F
5R.J. Hampshire 16:28.6461:51.873Hudson, FLHusqvarna FC 250
6Hunter Lawrence 16:16.5881:52.584Landsborough, Queensland, AustraliaHonda CRF250R
7Jarrett Frye 16:46.2331:53.079Mechanicsville, MDYamaha YZ250F
8Ty Masterpool 16:28.9051:53.370Fallon, NVGasGas MC 250F
9Jo Shimoda 16:33.5431:53.678Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture, JapanKawasaki KX250F
10Levi Kitchen 16:20.2201:53.736Washougal, WAYamaha YZ250F
Full Results

    

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