Masterpool leads Star Racing Yamaha team sweep in 250MX.
Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin has established himself as the man to beat at the second of the RedBud Nationals, after locking in the fastest time in qualifying today.
Musquin, who currently sits second in the 450MX title hunt, was the only rider to dip into the 2:03s, and was rewarded with the number-one gate pick.
Red plate holder Zach Osborne (Rockstar Husqvarna Factory Racing) could only manage a ninth-fastest lap, while three-time defending champion Eli Tomac (Monster Energy Kawasaki) chalked up a seventh-quickest.
As the track bedded in JGRMX Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing rider Joey Savatgy posted the second-fastest time in the premier class, with Adam Cianciarulo (Monster Energy Kawasaki), Blake Baggett (Rocky Mountain ATV MC KTM) and Chase Sexton (Team Honda HRC) filling the rest of the top five spots.
Justin Barcia (Monster Energy Yamaha), Tomac, Max Anstie (HEP Motorsports Suzuki), Osborne and Christian Craig (Team Honda HRC) completed the top 10.
In the 250MX class, the Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha squad enjoyed a perfect showing as Ty Masterpool led the rest of his teammates to the top four fastest qualifying spots.
Masterpool’s 2:06.510 in the first session proved to be a flyer, and was half a second clear of Frenchman Dylan Ferrandis, with Justin Cooper and Shane McElrath following him across the line.
The best of the non-Star Yamaha racers was Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Mitchell Harrison, who rounded out the top five.
Troy Lee Designs Red Bull KTM pilot Brandon Hartranft posted the sixth-fastest time, ahead of his team-mate Derek Drake, RJ Hampshire (Rockstar Husqvarna Factory Racing), and teenager Jett Lawrence (Geico Honda).
Current points’ leader Jeremy Martin (Geico Honda), was seemingly off the pace in qualifying, with a 10-fastest time.