Red Plate for Roczen after Thunder Valley Sweep

Thunder Valley Motocross Park near Denver Colorado was the second stop for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. The top riders are proving they aren’t going down without a fight this season.

In 450 Moto one, Adam Cianciarulo grabbed the holeshot. Ken Roczen wasted no time charging towards the front passing Dylan Ferrandis, then Cianciarulo. Cianciarulo kept the pressure on Roczen. He made the pass with just 10 minutes to go in the moto. Ferrandis also seized an opportunity to move into second past Roczen. Cianciarulo and Ferrandis battled for the lead. Ferrandis finally got what he wanted but soon Roczen moved back into second with a head to head battle. Two laps to go, Roczen forced Ferrandis into a mistake allowing him to capitalize on the lead and win the moto by just over three seconds.

Cooper Webb snagged the second moto holeshot, but Roczen again was on a mission battling his way to the lead. The win for Roczen put him in the points lead and secured the red plate for the next venue. Dylan Ferrandis and Justin Barcia were on the podium in second and third.

In the 250 class, moto one saw Jeremy Martin and Jett Lawrence battling for the lead. A red flag came out on the first lap and there was a complete restart. Justin Cooper snagged the holeshot with 39 riders behind him. Martin wasn’t far off in second. He worked hard to finally make it to the front in the middle of the moto. Martin used the lap traffic to his advantage opening up a gap and securing his second win of the season.

In the second moto, Justin Cooper once again had the holeshot. Jett Lawrence applied pressure to Cooper for the lead. Jett Lawrence went to work and by the end of the moto had an impressive 15 seconds on Cooper. Jett Lawrence now has a solid point lead.

 

Photos courtesy Align Media & Honda

 

450 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)

  1. Ken Roczen, Germany, Honda (1-1)
  2. Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha (2-2)
  3. Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki (3-6)
  4. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., GASGAS (7-3)
  5. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha (5-4)
  6. Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda (4-5)
  7. Christian Craig, El Cajon, Calif., Yamaha (6-7)
  8. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., KTM (8-8)
  9. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM (9-9)
  10. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki (11-10)

450 Class Championship Standings (Round 2 of 12)

  1. Ken Roczen, Germany, Honda – 90
  2. Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha – 89
  3. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha – 74
  4. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., GASGAS – 69
  5. Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda – 67
  6. Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki – 58
  7. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., KTM – 52
  8. Christian Craig, El Cajon, Calif., Yamaha – 51
  9. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM – 51
  10. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki – 46

250 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)

  1. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha (2-2)
  2. Jett Lawrence, Australia, Honda (4-1)
  3. Hunter Lawrence, Australia, Honda (5-3)
  4. Jo Shimoda, Japan, Kawasaki (6-4)
  5. Colt Nichols, Muskogee, Okla., Yamaha (9-5)
  6. Garrett Marchbanks, Coalville, Utah, Yamaha (7-7)
  7. Jalek Swoll, Belleview, Fla., Husqvarna (10-6)
  8. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha (1-40)
  9. Dilan Schwartz, Alpine, Calif., Suzuki (8-12)
  10. RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Husqvarna (3-19)

250 Class Championship Standings (Round 2 of 12)

  1. Jett Lawrence, Australia, Honda – 90
  2. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha – 80
  3. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha – 72
  4. Hunter Lawrence, Australia, Honda – 67
  5. Garrett Marchbanks, Coalville, Utah, Yamaha – 56
  6. RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Husqvarna – 54
  7. Jo Shimoda, Japan, Kawasaki – 50
  8. Colt Nichols, Muskogee, Okla., Yamaha – 49
  9. Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Kawasaki – 48
  10. Michael Mosiman, Sebastopol, Calif., GASGAS – 46
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