The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship has moved across the country, with round four of the 2014 series taking place at High Point MX. For weeks riders have competed on hard packed and dry courses common on the West Coast, but they will encounter true East Coast conditions today in the rolling hills of Mount Morris, Pennsylvania. Rains in the days leading up to now have soaked the area, making the track very wet and soft. As the course dried over the morning qualifying sessions, it developed extremely technical lines and ruts, which could favor some riders who struggled on the fast, flat courses in the opening weeks.

450 Timed Qualifying

There was a considerable difference in pace between sessions one and two, with the 450 riders dropping 15 to 20 seconds off their lap times. Ken Roczen topped the class, turning a 2:10.760 aboard his Red Bull KTM. This put him .852 seconds ahead of Yoshimura Suzuki's James Stewart, who posted a 2:11.612. Taking third was Team Honda Muscle Milk's Trey Canard, with a 2:13.253 on the sixth lap of the session. Seeing these three riders at the front of the field comes as no surprise, as they have set the qualifying pace at the previous three rounds. Brett Metcalfe has started to find his form aboard the Monster Energy Kawasaki machine, and his 2:14.658 ranked him fourth on the morning. Red Bull KTM's Ryan Dungey was very close to matching Metcalfe's pace, but his 2:14.742 lap was .084 seconds shy.

 

    1. Ken Roczen 2:10.760
    2. James Stewart 2:11.612
    3. Trey Canard 2:13.253
    4. Brett Metcalfe 2:14.658
    5. Ryan Dungey 2:14.742
    6. Malcolm Stewart 2:15.191
    7. Josh Grant 2:15.388
    8. Jake Weimer 2:16.132
    9. Chad Reed 2:16.700
    10. Andrew Short 2:16.825

250 Timed Qualifying

While the 450 class was quick, the young riders in the 250 field somehow managed to shed even more seconds from their times. Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha's Jeremy Martin snuck into the top spot on the final lap of practice, with a 2:07.218 besting the 2:08.064 posted by Valli Motorsports Yamaha's Christophe Pourcel. This marks the first time the French rider has been beaten in timed qualifying this summer. Red Bull KTM's Marvin Musquin, a rider known for his skill on technical tracks, took third with a 2:08.284. Blake Baggett, a rider known for mediocre practice laps, ranked fourth by turning a 2:09.699 on his Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki. Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha's Cooper Webb completed the top five with a 2:10.083.

    1. Jeremy Martin 2:07.218
    2. Christophe Pourcel 2:08.064
    3. Marvin Musquin 2:08.284
    4. Blake Baggett 2:09.699
    5. Cooper Webb 2:10.083
    6. Jason Anderson 2:11.050
    7. Justin Bogle 2:11.341
    8. Justin Hill 2:12.685
    9. Cole Seely 2:13.140
    10. Zach Bell 2:13.542