Practice has concluded here at Indianapolis and once again, Dean Wilson and James Stewart were at the top of the charts in timed qualifying. The track laid out on the Lucas Oil Stadium floor is rather technical and tight, requiring every line to be hit perfectly. Layout wise, the track is rather basic; standard triples, rhythm sections, turns, but there are a few obstacles that are fresh. A pair of massive wall jumps are shooting riders into the air unlike normal, due to the small landings that are placed feet away. The vertical wall that is just before the dual sand sections is the more interesting of the two, because riders are for the most part leaping over the sand and onto a small roller some 30 feet away. A short, but deep whoop section will also be a pack divider, but they did breakdown in practice and became a bit easier.
250 Supercross Timed Qualifying
Dean Wilson overcame a crash in the whoops during the day’s first session to take the top spot in both timed practices. His closest rival is Marvin Musquin, who is just a quarter of a second off Wilson’s pace. Current 250 point leader Wil Hahn claimed third, but is over a second slower than Wilson. Privateer Vince Friese shocked the field by taking the fifth-fastest time.
1. Dean Wilson 51.265
2. Marvin Musquin 51.561
3. Wil Hahn 52.371
4. Jeremy Martin 52.574
5. Vince Friese 52.834
450 Supercross Timed Qualifying Practice
James Stewart is the only rider to hit the 50-second mark, with a 50.675 lap in the first session setting the bar very high. Trey Canard looked comfortable and claimed second to Stewart, just missing the 50-second mark at 51.087. Pre-flu and busted ribs Jake Weimer appears to be back and maybe better than ever; Weimer claimed third place over an extremely stacked field.
1. James Stewart 50.675
2. Trey Canard 51.087
3. Jake Weimer 51.321
4. Justin Barcia 51.334
5. Davi Millsaps 51.362