Highlights: Toyota Thunder Valley National

Sunday, June 12, 2022 | 12:30 AM

High temperatures and the always challenging altitude of Thunder Valley Motocross Park set the stage for yet another compelling afternoon of action for the 50th Anniversary of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The Toyota Thunder Valley National marked the third race of the 2022 season and didn't disappoint in the battle for victory.

450 Class

The home crowd was fully behind Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing's Eli Tomac and the Colorado native gave them what they wanted with a first moto victory, but Moto 2 provided an incredible showdown between Tomac and Team Honda HRC's Ken Roczen in what ended up being a battle for the overall win. The former champions duked it out for second place for most of the moto as Roczen ultimately withstood every challenge Tomac threw at him, but when race leader and point leader Chase Sexton crashed on the final lap of the moto aboard his Team Honda HRC ride, it handed the moto win to Roczen and put the German atop the overall classification for his first win of the season.

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250 Class

New faces took their turns at the front of the field in the 250 Class, as Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing's Levi Kitchen and Team Honda HRC's Hunter Lawrence both enjoyed wire-to-wire performances en route to their respective moto victories. However, it was once again defending champion and point leader Jett Lawrence who prevailed when all was said and done, relying on a pair of runner-up finishes to put his Team Honda HRC machine atop the podium for the third consecutive round.

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Thunder Valley National - 450 Class

- Lakewood, CO

RiderHometown Motos
1Ken RoczenGermany Mattstedt, Germany 2 - 1
2Eli TomacUnited States Cortez, CO 1 - 3
3Chase SextonUnited States La Moille, IL 4 - 2
4Jason AndersonUnited States Edgewood, NM 3 - 6
5Antonio CairoliItaly Patti, Sicily, Italy 5 - 4
6Ryan DungeyUnited States Belle Plaine, MN 7 - 7
7Justin BarciaUnited States Monroe, NY 6 - 8
8Shane McElrathUnited States Canton, NC 12 - 5
9Joey SavatgyUnited States Thomasville, GA 8 - 9
10Garrett MarchbanksUnited States Coalville, UT 9 - 11
Full Results


450 Class Standings - 2022

1Eli TomacUnited States Cortez, CO 546
2Chase SextonUnited States La Moille, IL 539
3Jason AndersonUnited States Edgewood, NM 440
4Ken RoczenGermany Mattstedt, Germany 394
5Christian CraigUnited States El Cajon, CA 373
6Ryan DungeyUnited States Belle Plaine, MN 359
7Aaron PlessingerUnited States Hamilton, OH 322
8Justin BarciaUnited States Monroe, NY 303
9Joey SavatgyUnited States Thomasville, GA 222
10Shane McElrathUnited States Canton, NC 213
Full Standings


Thunder Valley National - 250 Class

- Lakewood, CO

RiderHometown Motos
1Jett LawrenceAustralia Landsborough, Australia 2 - 2
2Hunter LawrenceAustralia Landsborough, Australia 4 - 1
3Levi KitchenUnited States Washougal, WA 1 - 5
4Justin CooperUnited States Cold Spring Harbor, NY 3 - 3
5Jo ShimodaJapan Suzuka City, Japan 7 - 6
6Stilez RobertsonUnited States Bakersfield, CA 6 - 7
7Michael MosimanUnited States Sebastopol, CA 13 - 4
8Matthew LeBlancUnited States Breaux Bridge, LA 10 - 9
9Seth HammakerUnited States Bainbridge, PA 5 - 15
10Nick RomanoUnited States Bayside, NY 9 - 13
Full Results


250 Class Standings - 2022

1Jett LawrenceAustralia Landsborough, Australia 525
2Jo ShimodaJapan Suzuka City, Japan 480
3Hunter LawrenceAustralia Landsborough, Australia 468
4Justin CooperUnited States Cold Spring Harbor, NY 415
5R.J. HampshireUnited States Hudson, FL 346
6Max VohlandUnited States Sacramento, CA 303
7Seth HammakerUnited States Bainbridge, PA 256
8Nate ThrasherUnited States Livingston, TN 251
9Michael MosimanUnited States Sebastopol, CA 208
10Pierce BrownUnited States Sandy, UT 198
Full Standings



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