Sexton and Cooper Set Fastest Times in Qualifying at Spring Creek

Saturday, July 16, 2022 | 12:45 PM

The second half of the 50th Anniversary of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is underway as qualifying is complete for the Frescados Tortillas Spring Creek National from Minnesota's Spring Creek MX Park. Overcast conditions greeted riders in the morning sessions but sunny skies are expected for the motos.

Championship point leader and Team Honda HRC rider Chase Sexton enters Spring Creek with the slimmest of margins in the 450 Class standings, a single point, but gave himself an early advantage by posting the fastest lap in the division. Sexton's blistering time of 2:06.351 placed him two tenths ahead of his Team Honda HRC teammate Ken Roczen in second (2:06.513) while Monster Energy Kawasaki's Jason Tomac followed in third, nearly two seconds back with a time of 2:08.220.

In the 250 Class, Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing's Justin Cooper once again showed his qualifying prowess with a top time of 2:08.584, which placed him well ahead of the rest of the field. Championship leader and Team Honda HRC rider Jett Lawrence posted the second-fastest time, well over a second behind with a 2:10.115, while his brother and Team Honda HRC teammate Hunter Lawrence was third (2:10.708).

Spring Creek National - 450 Class Combined Qualifying

- Millville, MN

RiderTimeIntervalBest LapHometownMachine
1Chase Sexton 15:52.4382:06.351La Moille, ILHonda CRF450R
2Ken Roczen 13:30.4222:06.513Mattstedt, GermanyHonda CRF450R
3Jason Anderson 13:40.6822:08.220Edgewood, NMKAW KX450SR
4Eli Tomac 16:01.8372:08.257Cortez, COYamaha YZ450F
5Joey Savatgy 13:31.4852:08.281Thomasville, GAKAW KX450SR
6Ryan Dungey 14:31.1642:08.941Belle Plaine, MNKTM 450 SX-F
7Aaron Plessinger 15:05.8452:09.205Hamilton, OHKTM 450 SX-F
8Christian Craig 13:49.1722:09.327El Cajon, CAYamaha YZ450F
9Max Anstie 14:55.7142:10.873Newbury, England, United KingdomHonda CRF450R
10Justin Barcia 13:43.3622:10.904Monroe, NYGasGas MC 450F
Full Results


Spring Creek National - 250 Class Combined Qualifying

- Millville, MN

RiderTimeIntervalBest LapHometownMachine
1Justin Cooper 16:10.1682:08.584Cold Spring Harbor, NYYamaha YZ250F
2Jett Lawrence 15:40.2602:10.115Landsborough, Queensland, AustraliaHonda CRF250R
3Hunter Lawrence 15:39.5552:10.708Landsborough, Queensland, AustraliaHonda CRF250R
4Nate Thrasher 16:13.6932:10.969Livingston, TNYamaha YZ250F
5Michael Mosiman 15:01.9342:11.000Sebastopol, CAGasGas MC 250F
6Ty Masterpool 17:02.4592:11.240Fallon, NVKTM 250 SX-F
7Stilez Robertson 15:07.2992:11.304Bakersfield, CAHusqvarna FC 250
8Jo Shimoda 16:36.9532:11.331Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture, JapanKawasaki KX250F
9Max Vohland 15:36.7052:11.444Sacramento, CAKTM 250 SX-F
10Seth Hammaker 15:48.6432:11.487Bainbridge, PAKawasaki KX250F
Full Results