The qualifying sessions have concluded at the 2018 Hangtown Motocross, the opening round of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. Riders spent the morning learning the updated layout of the Prairie City OHV Park in Northern California, as the Dirt Diggers North MC club created a number of new elements for their fiftieth anniversary. How will the running order look when the gates drop in a few hours? If these times are any indication, we expect some close battles in the 250 class and maybe a runaway in the 450 class.
2018 HANGTOWN MOTOCROSS | 250 CLASS QUALIFYING REPORT
The final moments of the second 250 A Group practice session were a frenzy, as a trio of riders all held the top spot at one point. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy set the pace early with a 2:17.290 lap, until Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna’s Zach Osborne slipped into the lead spot with 2:17.128 on his final lap. GEICO Honda’s Jeremy Martin made it a point to avoid the pack in the session and was one of the final riders to cross the finish line, with a 2:16.930 time pushing him to the top of the board.
There are a number of rookies making the professional debuts today, including Jordan Bailey, Enzo Lopes, Jake Masterpool, and Garrett Marchbanks. Look for their names in the results below…
2018 HANGTOWN MOTOCROSS | 450 CLASS QUALIFYING REPORT
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac controlled the top spot in both qualifying sessions, as his 2:15.521 was considerably quicker than anyone in the field. Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin improved his pace in the second session and clocked a 2:17.243 for second overall, while Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing’s Justin Barcia claimed third with a 2:17.986 time.