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
1 Justin Cooper 16:54.411United States Cold Spring Harbor, NY
2 Jett Lawrence 16:56.051Australia Landsborough, Australia
3 Hunter Lawrence 16:17.849Australia Landsborough, Australia
4 Jo Shimoda 17:01.680Japan Suzuka City, Japan
5 Nate Thrasher 16:57.503United States Livingston, TN
6 Michael Mosiman 17:40.423United States Sebastopol, CA
7 Levi Kitchen 15:20.048United States Washougal, WA
8 R.J. Hampshire 16:00.484United States Hudson, FL
9 Seth Hammaker 16:55.767United States Bainbridge, PA
10 Ryder DiFrancesco 16:06.544United States Bakersfield, CA
Full Results


Ironman National - 450 Class Combined Qualifying

- Crawfordsville, IN

RiderTimeIntervalBest LapHometownMachine
1 Chase Sexton 17:10.571United States La Moille, IL
2 Eli Tomac 15:09.602United States Cortez, CO
3 Christian Craig 15:38.791United States El Cajon, CA
4 Ken Roczen 15:54.499Germany Mattstedt, Germany
5 Jason Anderson 15:15.741United States Edgewood, NM
6 Joey Savatgy 15:19.972United States Thomasville, GA
7 Aaron Plessinger 17:28.037United States Hamilton, OH
8 Ryan Dungey 16:54.252United States Belle Plaine, MN
9 Malcolm Stewart 15:11.038United States Haines City, FL
10 Justin Barcia 15:20.358United States Monroe, NY
Full Results


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