450 KEY SEASON STATS
– Ken Roczen has led 39 of 62 laps (63%) of laps this season. He’s now led 42% of all laps this season (combined SX+MX), almost double anyone else.
– Ken Roczen tied James Stewart for 6th in all-time moto wins (41) and passes Kent Howerton for 6th in all-time overall wins (19).
– Dylan Ferrandis has been on the podium in every moto in his rookie season and sits just 1 point out of the championship hunt.
– Adam Cianciarulo has been the fastest rider at both rounds but sits 6th in the standings.
– This is Eli Tomac’s worst start to a season. His 9th and 10th overall rank 6th and 7th for his worst career overall finishes in 70 races. It looked like a no brainer for Eli Tomac to get his 49th overall win and break the tie with Bob Hannah for 3rd on the all-time wins list going into the season, but that no longer looks possible. Still early in the season, but even his fastest laps are just inside the Top 10.
– Cooper Webb has lost positions in every single moto this season. He’s gotten 2 holeshots and finished 5th and 8th in those motos. It’s not a good look for the 2x supercross champion. With only 1 overall and 2 moto wins in the premier class for his career, he’ll need to improve his motocross results to be considered in the elite of the sport.
450 THUNDER VALLEY RIDER STATS
Ken Roczen has won 3 of 4 motos and 1 overall this season. It’s starting to feel eerily similar to 2016 when he won 20 of 24 motos and the championship.
Dylan Ferrandis needs to improve his second moto starts. He’s averaging 9th position on the first lap in second motos (vs. 3rd in the first motos). Otherwise, he’s now passed every potential title contender with 1-3-2-2 moto finishes. The exception is that he’s yet to pass Ken Roczen.
Adam Cianciarulo has set the fastest lap at both rounds this season, but hasn’t grabbed a moto win yet. Unfortunately, the mistake on the first lap of the 2nd moto in Colorado didn’t help his 2nd moto woes.
Justin Barcia had a great ride in the second moto and would’ve been on the overall podium but a bad start in the first moto (12th) resulted in a 7th place first moto.
Aaron Plessinger is having a career year. He’s scored his 4 career best moto finishes (4-2-5-4) in 450 motocross to start the season. #mulletsandmustaches
Justin Bogle had a much better day in Colorado. He finished 14-11 for 11th overall but his starts continue to be mediocre, averaging 20th on lap 1 across 4 motos.
Max Anstie has been your fastest Brit, not Dean Wilson. Max once again beat Dean in the overall, 13th vs. 14th.
Coty Schock continues to impress with an 18th overall in Colorado. He sits one point behind Freddie Noren for Top Privateer honors.
250 KEY SEASON STATS
– Jett Lawrence, Justin Cooper, and Jeremy Martin have dominated the series so far. They’ve been the fastest qualifiers, grabbed 3 of 4 holeshots, fastest lap in 3 of 4 motos, led 87% of the laps, and won all 4 motos and 2 overalls.
– Jeremy Martin got his 36th career 125/250 moto win and takes sole possession of 7th on the all-time moto wins list (quick apology to Broc Glover for inaccurately reporting he had 33 career 125/250 moto wins. He’s got 34 and our database has been updated!)
– Jeremy Martin and RJ Hampshire’s championship hopes took a downturn in moto 2 at Thunder Valley with 39th and 19th place finishes, respectively. Hopefully Jeremy Martin’s not too seriously injured.
– Rookie Max Vohland led 8 laps in his first career moto but an undisclosed illness hindered his performance at round 2.
– RJ Hampshire was fastest on the day at the 2nd round in Thunder Valley. He’s shown championship level speed but crashes in both second motos (9th and 19th) has him 6th in the championship.
250 THUNDER VALLEY RIDER STATS
Justin Cooper has won 5 career moto wins and 3 career overall wins. 3 of the moto wins and 2 of the overall wins are at Thunder Valley. While he added an overall win this year, he ended a 3 year moto win streak at Thunder Valley.
Jett Lawrence has sole possession of the series lead for the first time in his career. He’s now got 2 moto wins on the season bringing his career total to
Hunter Lawrence got his first moto podium of the year (5th of his career) in the second moto. His speed was much better this week, 7th and 4th fastest in his motos vs. 12th and 10th at the first round.
Jo Shimoda showed what his laptimes indicated at the first round – that he deserved to be in the Top 5. He finished 6-4 for 4th overall on the day. For a rider that almost didn’t have a factory ride at the beginning of the year, his results are putting him in Top 5 250 riders on the year.
Colt Nichols had a much better day in Colorado getting his first moto Top 5 of the season. He needs to improve his starts if he wants a moto podium. He’s averaged 13th on the first lap this season.
Garrett Marchbanks got another 7th overall in Colorado. He’s had moto finishes of 8-6-7-7. While he’s still only 19 years old, he’s a bigger kid and it’s hindered his ability to get starts. He’s averaging a first lap position of 14th.
Dilan Schwartz went 8-12 in just his 5th career race. Impressive result on the Suzuki RMZ250 at elevation in Colorado. He’s had some injuries early in his career but shown flashes of brilliance when he’s racing.
RJ Hampshire set the fastest lap in moto 1 (and on the day) but a crash on lap 2 in moto 2 buried him in 36th. Impressive ride to get back to 19th an score a couple points.