Pourcel & Tomac Qualify Quickest | 2014 Muddy Creek MX

After a short break, the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship has resumed with round five of the season taking place at Muddy Creek Raceway in Blountville, Tennessee. The day's weather has all the makings of typical early summer Southern weather, with temperatures near the 90 degree mark, humidity weighing the air, and a strong chance of storms later in the afternoon. This is the second National to be held at the course, and riders are still figuring out the ruts, slick base, and narrow lanes of the layout. Timed qualifying has just come to a close and the final preparation for the first motos are underway.

Motos will be broadcast on ProMotocross.com, the NBC Sports Live Extra app, MAVTV, NBC, and NBCSN. Below are the broadcast details for each moto.

Moto 1
Online: 1:00pm ET, ProMotocross.com and NBC Sports Live Extra (LIVE)
TV: 1:00pm ET, MAVTV (LIVE)

Moto 2
Both Classes – Online: 3:00pm ET, ProMotocross.com and NBC Sports Live Extra (LIVE)
450 Moto 2 – TV: 3:00pm ET, NBC (LIVE)
250 Moto 2- TV: 6:00pm ET, NBCSN

For the first of three times this year, NBC will have live coverage of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, with 450 Moto 2 airing live at 3pm ET. NBCSN will then pick up the action at 6pm ET with same-day coverage of 250 Moto 2, a race which can also be seen live on ProMotocross.com at 4pm ET. Use the NBCSN channel finder to see if you currently get NBCSN in your area.

The live stream of both second motos can be viewed online via the Live Extra page and Mobile App (iOS / Android).

450 Timed Qualifying

Eli Tomac proved that he has the speed to run at the front in the first outdoor National of his 450 career by piloting his GEICO Honda machine to a 1:57.344, the fastest of the morning. This marks Tomac's return to the track following a collarbone injury earlier in the spring that has taken a substantial amount of time to heal. Tomac's time bumped rival Ken Roczen down the order, as the Red Bull KTM rider spent much of the morning at the top of the chart with a 1:58.399. Trey Canard has been at the front of the field since the start of the summer, and the Team Honda Muscle Milk rider ended the morning third overall with a 1:58.404 lap. This edged Yoshimura Suzuki's James Stewart by .383 seconds on the clock; in his first event since the WADA/FIM testing results Stewart posted a 1:58.787. Josh Grant is known for his prowess on technical courses, and it showed in the JGRMX/Toyota/NFAB/Yamaha rider's practice times. A 1:59.533 locked him into fifth on the results sheet.

  1. Eli Tomac 1:57.344
  2. Ken Roczen 1:58.399
  3. Trey Canard 1:58.404
  4. James Stewart 1:85.787
  5. Josh Grant 1:59.533
  6. Ryan Dungey 2:00.388
  7. Malcolm Stewart 2:00.946
  8. Andrew Short 2:02.287
  9. Ben Lamay 2:02.691
  10. Chad Reed 2:02.868

250 Timed Qualifying

In typical Christophe Pourcel fashion, the Valli Motorsports Yamaha rider waited until the final moments of practice to show his full speed. A late blitz in session one resulted in a 1:59.025, but a number of riders would time better in outing number two. But just before the checkered flag waved in the final session, he upped the pace aboard his YZ250F and posted a 1:58.809. This gave him the edge over fellow Frenchman and Red Bull KTM racer Marvin Musquin, who held top spot briefly with a 2:00.446, and Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha's Jeremy Martin, who claimed third with a 2:00.704. Muddy Creek is considered Cooper Webb's home track, and the Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha rider took fourth on the charts with a 2:01.158. Zach Bell's 2:01.437 time was enough for second place in the first session, and would keep the GEICO Honda rider in the top five overall despite the competition's increased pace in the second outing.

  1. Christophe Pourcel 1:58.809
  2. Marvin Musquin 2:00.446
  3. Jeremy Martin 2:00.704
  4. Cooper Webb 2:01.158
  5. Zach Bell 2:01.437
  6. Dean Wilson 2:01.555
  7. Justin Hill 2:02.298
  8. Joey Savatgy 2:02.319
  9. Blake Baggett 2:02.507
  10. Jason Anderson 2:02.545