Cooper and Sexton Pace Qualifying at Ironman

Saturday, August 27, 2022 | 7:45 AM

The penultimate round of the 50th Anniversary Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is underway from Indiana's Ironman Raceway as morning Fast Lap Qualifying is complete at the Tucker Freight Lines Ironman National. The competitiveness of one of the series' most dynamic tracks was on display over the course of both sessions, with multiple riders taking their turn atop the standings.

In the 250 Class it was a return to form for Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing's Justin Cooper, who fully overcame an illness that hindered him at the previous round to once again lead the way. The Yamaha rider's time of 2:00.271 put him well ahead of the rest of the field, with nearly a 1.5 second advantage over Team Honda HRC's Jett Lawrence in second (2:01.697), with his brother and Honda teammate Hunter Lawrence in third (2:01.801).

In the 450 Class, it wasn't a surprise to see the two title combatants dueling at the head of the pack. Point leader and Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing rider Eli Tomac appeared to have the fastest lap in hand, but Team Honda HRC's Chase Sexton laid down an incredible time nearly a second quicker than his rival to top the sheets with a 1:58.817 that topped Tomac's 1:59.742 in second. Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing's Christian Craig rounded out the top three (2:00.563).

    

Ironman National - 250 Class Combined Qualifying

- Crawfordsville, IN

RiderTimeIntervalBest LapHometownMachine
1Justin Cooper 16:54.4112:00.271Cold Spring Harbor, NYYamaha YZ250F
2Jett Lawrence 16:56.0512:01.697Landsborough, Queensland, AustraliaHonda CRF250R
3Hunter Lawrence 16:17.8492:01.801Landsborough, Queensland, AustraliaHonda CRF250R
4Jo Shimoda 17:01.6802:01.998Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture, JapanKawasaki KX250F
5Nate Thrasher 16:57.5032:02.183Livingston, TNYamaha YZ250F
6Michael Mosiman 17:40.4232:02.328Sebastopol, CAGasGas MC 250F
7Levi Kitchen 15:20.0482:02.494Washougal, WAYamaha YZ250F
8R.J. Hampshire 16:00.4842:02.528Hudson, FLHusqvarna FC 250
9Seth Hammaker 16:55.7672:02.550Bainbridge, PAKawasaki KX250F
10Ryder DiFrancesco 16:06.5442:03.116Bakersfield, CAKawasaki KX250F
Full Results

   

Ironman National - 450 Class Combined Qualifying

- Crawfordsville, IN

RiderTimeIntervalBest LapHometownMachine
1Chase Sexton 17:10.5711:58.817La Moille, ILHonda CRF450R
2Eli Tomac 15:09.6021:59.742Cortez, COYamaha YZ450F
3Christian Craig 15:38.7912:00.563El Cajon, CAYamaha YZ450F
4Ken Roczen 15:54.4992:00.670Mattstedt, GermanyHonda CRF450R
5Jason Anderson 15:15.7412:01.512Edgewood, NMKAW KX450SR
6Joey Savatgy 15:19.9722:01.541Thomasville, GAKAW KX450SR
7Aaron Plessinger 17:28.0372:02.286Hamilton, OHKTM 450 SX-F
8Ryan Dungey 16:54.2522:02.446Belle Plaine, MNKTM 450 SX-F
9Malcolm Stewart 15:11.0382:02.809Haines City, FLHusqvarna FC 450
10Justin Barcia 15:20.3582:03.058Monroe, NYGasGas MC 450F
Full Results

   

Ironman National Aug 27 2022
* all times
Aug 27 - 10:00am Live
Practice/Qualifying
Aug 27 - 1:00pm Live
250 Moto 1
Aug 27 - 2:00pm Live
450 Moto 1
Aug 27 - 3:00pm Live
250 Moto 2
Aug 27 - 4:00pm Live
450 Moto 2