US-NATIONALS: Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship – KEN ROCZEN #94 und Adam Cianciarulo #92 siegen in HANGTOWN!

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Die Schleusen am Himmel öffneten sich rechtzeitig zum Start des ersten Laufs der US-Nationals oder auch gerne als US-Outdoors bezeichnet. Die komplette Rennserie lautet 2019 „LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP“, die KEN ROCZEN in HANGTOWN gleich mal mit einem Laufsieg und dem Gesamtsieg beenden konnte. Somit heißt es Runde 1 geht an Ken Roczen auf Honda und er führt damit zunächst einmal die Tabellenspitze an.

Der erste Lauf war mit einer phänomenalen Aufholjagd von Ken gespickt, in dem er sich problemlos gegen den Supercross-Sieger Cooper Webb, Eli Tomac und Marvin Musquin behauptete und mit einem Vorsprung von 15 Sekunden ins Ziel kam. Der zweite Lauf war entsprechend schwieriger für alle Piloten, da sich die Streckenverhältnisse extrem verschlechtert hatten. Stürze und Ausfällen gab es überall, während sich Ken zunächst an der Spitze behaupten konnte. Doch Eli Tomac macht zur Hälfte des Rennens richtig Druck, überholte die komplette Konkurrenz und kam mit 45 Sekunden (!) Vorsprung als Sieger ins Ziel – da scheint noch ordentlich Luft nach oben bei dem Mann aus Colorado zu sein.

Die Kawasaki Pro Circuit Truppe von Mitch Payton wird’s sicherlich freuen, denn sie hatten schon im Supercross dieses Jahr einfach etwas Pech und schrammten ganz knapp am Titel vorbei. Auch HRC Honda wird sich über den Sieg von Ken Roczen mehr als freuen, was ihm sicherlich enormes Selbstvertrauen gibt und man einiges mehr von ihm dieses Jahr erwarten darf.

Weiter geht’s am 25. Mai in Pala auf dem FOX Raceway in Californien!

ERGEBNISSE 450 OVERALL – HANGTOWN

Rider Hometown Motos Machine
1 Ken Roczen Ken Roczen Mattstedt, Germany 1 -- 2 Honda CRF450
2 Eli Tomac Eli Tomac Cortez, CO 4 -- 1 Kawasaki KX
3 Jason Anderson Jason Anderson Edgewood, NM 2 -- 5 Husqvarna FC 450
4 Zach Osborne Zach Osborne Abingdon, VA 5 -- 3 Husqvarna FC 450
5 Cooper Webb Cooper Webb Newport, NC 3 -- 6 KTM 450 SX-F FE
6 Marvin Musquin Marvin Musquin La Reole, France 7 -- 4 KTM 450 SX-F FE
7 Justin Barcia Justin Barcia Monroe, NY 8 -- 7 Yamaha YZ450F
8 Blake Baggett Blake Baggett Grand Terrace, CA 6 -- 10 KTM 450 SX-F FE
9 Dean Ferris Australia 11 -- 8 Yamaha YZ450F
10 Justin Bogle Justin Bogle Cushing, OK 10 -- 9 KTM 450 SX-F FE
11 Jake Masterpool Jake Masterpool Paradise, TX 13 -- 11 Honda CRF450
12 Todd Waters Todd Waters Australia 12 -- 13 Husqvarna FC 450
13 Ben LaMay Ben LaMay Anchorage, AK 14 -- 12 Honda CRF450
14 Cole Seely Cole Seely Newbury Park, CA 9 -- 18 Honda CRF450
15 Fredrik Noren Fredrik Noren Sweden 17 -- 17 Honda CRF450
16 Toshiki Tomita Toshiki Tomita Kanazawa, Japan 36 -- 14 Honda CRF450
17 Taiki Koga Japan 23 -- 15 Kawasaki KX
18 Dylan Merriam Dylan Merriam Corona, CA 20 -- 16 Husqvarna FC 450
19 Cody Cooper Cody Cooper New Zealand 15 -- 40 Honda CRF450
20 Tyler Bowers Tyler Bowers Danville, KY 18 -- 19 Kawasaki KX
21 Justin Hill Justin Hill Yoncalla, OR 16 -- 21 Suzuki RM-Z450
22 Dare DeMartile Lincoln, CA 19 -- 25 Honda CRF450
23 Mathias Jorgensen Mathias Jorgensen Bjerge, Denmark 25 -- 20 Honda CRF450
24 Lorenzo Locurcio Lorenzo Locurcio Venezuela 21 -- 23 Kawasaki KX
25 Henry Miller Henry Miller Rochester, MN 24 -- 22 KTM 450 SX-F
26 Tyler Stepek Mount Airy, MD 28 -- 26 Yamaha YZ450F
27 Brandan Leith Brandan Leith Eagle Mountain, UT 27 -- 29 Husqvarna FC 450
28 Robert Piazza Easton, PA 34 -- 24 Honda CRF450
29 Dustin Winter Clearwater, KS 31 -- 28 Yamaha YZ450F
30 Casey Brennan Casey Brennan Albuquerque, NM 33 -- 27 KTM 450 SX-F
31 Caleb Tennant 26 -- 34 KTM 450 SX-F
32 Kolton Dean West Jordan, UT 30 -- 31 Yamaha YZ450F
33 Erki Kahro Estonia 22 -- 39 KTM 450 SX-F
34 Jeremy Smith Jeremy Smith Marmora, NJ 29 -- 35 Honda CRF450
35 James Weeks Punta Gorda, FL 37 -- 30 Yamaha YZ450F
36 Cade Autenrieth Cade Autenrieth Hemet, CA 38 -- 33 KTM 450 SX-F
37 Derek Kelley Riverside, CA 35 -- 36 Honda CRF450
38 Colton Aeck Granada Hills, CA DNS -- 32 Honda CRF450
39 Chris Alldredge Chris Alldredge Powell Butte, OR 32 -- DNS KTM 250 SX
40 Chad Gores Anaheim, CA DNS -- 37 KTM 450 SX-F
41 Keylan Meston Canada DNS -- 38 Yamaha YZ450F
42 Justin Hoeft Justin Hoeft Castaic, CA 39 -- DNS Yamaha YZ450F
43 Austin Kouba Austin Kouba Boise, ID 40 -- DNS Kawasaki KX

 

SX 250 – Adam Cianicarulo #92 Kawasaki auf einer heißen Runde – Race 1


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ERGEBNISSE 250 OVERALL HANGTOWN

Rider Hometown Motos Machine
1 Adam Cianciarulo Adam Cianciarulo Port Orange, FL 2 -- 1 Kawasaki KX250F
2 Justin Cooper Justin Cooper Cold Spring Harbor, NY 1 -- 4 Yamaha YZ250F
3 Colt Nichols Colt Nichols Muskogee, OK 5 -- 3 Yamaha YZ250F
4 Dylan Ferrandis Dylan Ferrandis Avignon, France 3 -- 5 Yamaha YZ250F
5 Chase Sexton Chase Sexton La Moille, IL 4 -- 6 Honda CRF250
6 R.J. Hampshire R.J. Hampshire Hudson, FL 6 -- 7 Honda CRF250
7 Michael Mosiman Michael Mosiman Sebastopol, CA 7 -- 11 Husqvarna FC 250
8 Alex Martin Alex Martin Millville, MN 23 -- 2 Suzuki Rm-z250
9 Shane McElrath Shane McElrath Canton, NC 14 -- 8 KTM 250 SX-F FE
10 Christian Craig Christian Craig El Cajon, CA 13 -- 10 Honda CRF250
11 Hunter Lawrence Hunter Lawrence Landsborough, Queensland, Australia 11 -- 12 Honda CRF250
12 Wilson Todd Austrailia None 15 -- 9 Husqvarna FC 250
13 Garrett Marchbanks Garrett Marchbanks Coalville, UT 8 -- 17 Kawasaki KX250F
14 Ty Masterpool Paradise, TX 12 -- 14 Yamaha YZ250F
15 Martin Davalos Martin Davalos Quito, Ecuador 9 -- 40 Kawasaki KX250F
16 Derek Drake Derek Drake San Luis Obispo, CA 10 -- 25 KTM 250 SX-F FE
17 Jordon Smith Jordon Smith Belmont, NC 19 -- 13 KTM 250 SX-F FE
18 Kyle Peters Kyle Peters Greensboro, NC 16 -- 16 Suzuki Rm-z250
19 Killian Auberson Killian Auberson Switzerland 28 -- 15 KTM 250 SX-F
20 Jordan Bailey Jordan Bailey Orlando, FL 17 -- 19 Husqvarna FC 250
21 Jerry Robin Jerry Robin Hamel, MN 21 -- 18 KTM 250 SX-F
22 Jacob Hayes Jacob Hayes Greensboro, NC 18 -- 21 Yamaha YZ250F
23 Benjamin Nelko Aliquippa, PA 26 -- 20 Yamaha YZ250F
24 Martin Castelo Martin Castelo Ecuador 20 -- 26 Husqvarna FC 250
25 Zane Merrett Crowley, TX 24 -- 23 KTM 250 SX-F
26 Thomas Covington Thomas Covington Vernon, AL 27 -- 22 Husqvarna FC 250
27 Nick Gaines Nick Gaines Ringgold, GA 22 -- 28 Yamaha YZ250F
28 Dylan Bolinger Corona, CA 29 -- 24 Husqvarna FC 250
29 Nathen Laporte Wausau, WI 32 -- 27 Honda CRF250
30 Yusuke Watanabe Japan 25 -- 36 Yamaha YZ250F
31 Kai Aiello Temecula, CA 31 -- 31 KTM 250 SX-F
32 Adrian Galamba Bucyrus, KS 35 -- 30 Kawasaki KX250F
33 Challen Tennant Challen Tennant Willis, TX 38 -- 29 KTM 250 SX-F
34 Corbin Hayes Folsom, CA 33 -- 34 Yamaha YZ250F
35 Ciaran Naran Huntington Beach, CA 30 -- 37 Husqvarna FC 250
36 Chris Howell Chris Howell Spokane, WA 36 -- 35 Husqvarna FC 250
37 Wade Brommel Indianola, IA 40 -- 33 Kawasaki KX250F
38 Brandon Hartranft Brandon Hartranft Brick, NJ 34 -- 39 Yamaha YZ250F
39 Deegan Vonlossberg Deegan Vonlossberg Palmdale, CA 39 -- 38 Yamaha YZ250F
40 Joshua Prior Hebron, CT DNS -- 32 Husqvarna FC 250
41 Mitchell Falk Mitchell Falk Carlsbad, CA 37 -- DNS KTM 250 SX-F FE

 

SX 250 – Adam Cianicarulo #92 Kawasaki auf einer heißen Runde – Race 2


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Währendessen gewinnt Ryan Villopoto das 125er All Star Rennen. Ein weitere beakannter Nachname taucht auf Tabellenrang 15 auf: Carter Dubach auf Yamaha – klingelt’s bei Euch?!?

TERMINE 2019

  • 19. Mai – HANGTOWN Motocross Classic, Rancho Cordova, CA
  • 25. Mai – FOX RACEWAY at Pala, CA
  • 1. Juni – THUNDER VALLEY MOTOCROSS PARK Lakewood, CO
  • 15. Juni – HIGH POINT RACEWAY Mt. Morris, PA
  • 22. Juni – WW RANCH MOTOCROSS PARK Jacksonvill, FL
  • 29. Juni – THE WICK 338 Southwick, MA
  • 06. Juli – RED BUD MX Buchanan, MI
  • 20. Juli – SPRING CREEK MX PARK Millville, MN
  • 27. Juli – WASHOUGAL MX PARK Washougal, WA
  • 10. August – UNADILLA MX New Berlin, NY
  • 17. August – BUDDS CREEK MOTOCROSS PARK Machanicsville, MD
  • 24. August – IRONMAN RACEWAY Crawfordsville, IN

STRECKENVERLAUF – HANGTOWN TRACK FLYOVER


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ALL-TIME WINS in HANGTOWN

Ricky Carmichael 5
Rick Johnson 4
Eli Tomac 3
Ken Roczen 3


 

 

The 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, kicked off with its oldest event on Saturday afternoon as the Bell Helmets Hangtown Motocross Classic set the tone for what is sure to be a highly competitive summer of racing in the world’s most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing series. While rain ultimately made for some extremely challenging conditions, it resulted in an afternoon of redemption for its two winners. After three years of a long and tough comeback from injury, Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen made his long-awaited return to the top step of the podium in the 450 Class. In the 250 Class, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo rebounded from his heartbreaking end to the recent AMA Supercross season with a hard-fought win.

The first 450 Class moto of the afternoon began with Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb capturing the MotoSport.com Holeshot over Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Justin Barcia. As they duked it out for the top spot it allowed Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jason Anderson and Roczen to jump into the fray. Webb established control of the lead, with Anderson slotting into second and Roczen third. An aggressive Roczen then found his way around Anderson for second and set his sights on Webb for the lead. The German continued to push and successfully took over control of the race before the conclusion of the opening lap.

Once he had a clear track Roczen quickly put multiple seconds between he and Webb, while Anderson settled into third. Reigning 450 Class Champion Eli Tomac had his work cut out for himself after starting seventh, but the Monster Energy Kawasaki rider successfully worked his way forward and was soon in the top five, right behind Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rookie Zach Osborne. It wasn’t long before the champ found his way around to take over fourth and set his sights on the podium.

With Roczen checking out on the field and Webb running a strong second, the focus shifted to Tomac’s determined charge on Anderson. The Husqvarna rider was impressively consistent and it took an extended amount of time for Tomac to close in enough to mount a challenge for the position. With about 10 minutes left in the moto Tomac made his move. He made the pass on Anderson, but a counter attack put Anderson right back in third. Tomac appeared to have no answer, and then the rain began to fall. As the skies opened up, Anderson’s pace increased, while Tomac’s dropped. That carried the two riders into different directions. Anderson started to close his deficit to Webb for second, while Tomac lost a spot to Osborne and fell to fifth.

As the clock approached 30 minutes Webb and Anderson found themselves in a captivating battle for the runner-up spot. Webb was able to fend off the pressure for a while, but Anderson’s persistence paid off as they came to take the two-lap board. As this unfolded Osborne fell, which allowed Tomac to reclaim fourth.

Despite the rain, Roczen continued his flawless ride all the way to the finish. He took the opening moto win by 15 seconds over Anderson. Webb was third, while Tomac salvaged fourth.

Much more difficult track conditions awaited the riders for the second moto and as the field stormed out the gate it was Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin who emerged with the MotoSport.com Holeshot over Webb and Tomac. Musquin was able to maintain his hold on the top spot, but it was short lived as Tomac was determined to get to the front, and did so. Behind them, Roczen moved his way into third and surged past Musquin to take second right behind Tomac.

The lead duo were able to pull away from the rest of the field almost immediately, and Roczen’s impressive early pace literally allowed him to jump over Tomac into the lead. Behind them, Anderson was making a charge of his own and passed Musquin for third. The battle up front saw Tomac keep Roczen within reach, with both riders patiently working their way through the rough and muddy conditions. Tomac kept Roczen honest, and as they approached lapped riders just before the halfway point it worked to the benefit of the champ. As Roczen slowed briefly, Tomac seized the moment to dive to the inside the reclaim the lead. From that point on, he left Roczen and the rest of the field behind.

Tomac’s path to the second moto win wasn’t without its moments, but he took the checkered flag by 43 seconds over Roczen, who ultimately chose to protect the win and ride all by himself in second. A resilient Musquin never backed down in his pursuit of Anderson for third, and successfully got back around, but in the closing laps a hard charge from Osborne ultimately put the rookie onto the moto podium.

Roczen’s 1-2 outing provided him with his first win since the final round of his championship-winning 2016 season. Since then he has endured through a pair of career-threatening injuries to each of his arms, in which he was forced to fight his way back from more than 10 total surgeries. It’s been a long and difficult road, but Roczen was able to prevail for the 16th win of his career.

“It’s been a very, very long time [since I won a race]. Overall the whole day was good,” said Roczen. “It’s difficult at the first race to know what to expect [from yourself] and to know where everyone else is. I just did my best every time I was on the track and it got us a win. It was really sloppy out there and [when conditions are like that] it can easily go in either direction [bad or good], so it feels good that we ended up on the positive side of it.”

For the past six seasons at Hangtown the 450 Class win has gone to either Roczen or Tomac, with Saturday’s victory being the third for the German at the iconic venue.

Tomac’s second-moto win vaulted him to second overall (4-1), while Anderson rounded out the overall podium in third (2-5).

Roczen holds a slim four-point lead over Tomac in the 450 Class standings heading into the second round. Anderson sits nine points back in third.

The opening 250 Class moto saw Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Justin Cooper narrowly grab the MotoSport.com Holeshot over GEICO Honda’s Chase Sexton and Cianciarulo. Cooper successfully held on to that advantage and established himself as the early leader, with Cianciarulo slotting into second and Sexton into third.

Cooper rode a consistent pace to maintain a lead over Cianciarulo, and the two gradually began to distance themselves from Sexton. As the field settled into the 30-minutes-plus-two-laps moto, Cooper was well in control, with Cianciarulo holding on to an assertive second place. As the moto counted down to under 10 minutes to go, Cianciarulo began to pick up the pace and chip away at the deficit. With about eight minutes left the Kawasaki rider was all over Cooper’s rear fender, but the Yamaha rider withstood the charge and used lapped riders to his advantage to extend the lead once more. When time ran out on the clock and the two-lap board was shown Cianciarulo wicked up the pace again, but Cooper responded to stop the threat before it even began.

Cooper went wire-to-wire on to take the second moto win of his career by 1.8 seconds over Cianciarulo, who rode to an uneventful second-place finish. The battle for third came down to the final corner, where a moto-long charge by Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha’s Dylan Ferrandis, who started sixth, culminated with a stellar last lap in which he stole third from Sexton as they came to the line.

With rain falling, the deciding moto got underway with Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Colt Nichols easily racing to the MotoSport.com Holeshot. Cianciarulo followed into second, but seized the moment to take the lead, getting much-needed clear track in the wet conditions. Nichols settled into second, with Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Michael Mosiman in third. Behind the lead pack, Cooper and Ferrandis were at the tail end of the top 10.

A chaotic early portion of the race saw several different riders occupy third, as Mosiman gave way to Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Martin Davalos, who then lost the spot to Sexton. As he looked to assert himself Sexton went down, which handed third to JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing’s Alex Martin. This jostling of position also benefitted the Yamaha duo of Ferrandis and Cooper, who were able to close in on the top five.

Cianciarulo easily opened up a considerable margin over the rest of the field, which allowed him to manage his way through the ever-changing conditions. As the moto wore on, Ferrandis began to inch closer and closer to Martin to challenge him for third. The Frenchman got alongside his veteran counterpart, but Martin resisted and pulled away. This battle helped bring the duo closer to Nichols in second, and when a downed rider caused Nichols to come to a stop on the track, both Martin and Ferrandis got around him to take over second and third, respectively.

Ferrandis’ pursuit of Martin never ceased, but it soon resulted in misfortune that caused him to give up a spot to Nichols and fall into the clutches of Cooper, who was running fifth. Cooper would get the better of Ferrandis in the late stages of the moto to drop the Frenchman to fifth.

Although he had to ride without goggles for the final few laps, Cianciarulo rode as perfect a race as one could in such difficult conditions to take the moto win and the overall victory by 16.3 seconds over Martin. Nichols followed in third, with Cooper and Ferrandis rounding out the top five.

Cianciarulo’s 2-1 effort gave him the second overall win of his career in his first start since the 2017 season, following knee surgery last summer. He becomes the 32nd different rider to earn a 250 Class victory at Hangtown.

“It means a lot [to get this win],” said Cianciarulo, who just two weeks prior suffered a heartbreaking loss in his bid to win a first pro title in AMA Supercross. “For all the kids out there that watch us, we go through such peaks and valleys. [This win] is a testament to understanding that the most important shot is your next one. You’ve got to keep fighting. It feels great to get a win at the opening round of the [Pro Motocross] season and start this summer off on a high note.”

Cooper’s resilient second moto landed him in the runner-up spot (1-4) for the second time in his career. Nichols (5-3) and Ferrandis (3-5) ended up in a tie for third, but by virtue of his better result in the final moto Nichols earned the tiebreaker.

Cianciarulo establishes a four-point lead over Cooper in the 250 Class standings entering the second round, while Nichols and Ferrandis sit 11 points back.

Quelle/Source: Promotocross