News 9 Jul 2022

Southwick qualifying led by Tomac and Jett Lawrence

Opening session lap-times remain quickest of all this morning.

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It was Eli Tomac in 450MX and Jett Lawrence in 250MX who set the pace in qualifying this morning at Southwick’s sixth round of the 2022 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.

Times set in the opening session by Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha’s Tomac and Max Anstie (Fire Power Honda Racing) were enough to keep them in positions one and two at the conclusion of this morning’s 450MX qualifying.

Tomac’s 2m09.019s was only marginally quicker than Anstie’s 2m09.086s, which was impressive for the latter in his second of three scheduled appearances this season.

The benchmark in the final session was posted by Jason Anderson (Monster Energy Kawasaki) at 2m09.525s, which placed him third overall on the charts, ahead of Team Honda HRC teammates Ken Roczen and Chase Sexton.

Positions six through 10 included Chris Canning (GasGas), Ryan Dungey (Red Bull KTM), Christian Craig (Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha), Garrett Marchbanks (Muc-Off FXR ClubMX Yamaha) and Joey Savatgy (Monster Energy Kawasaki).

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Almost matching his premier class counterparts, Team Honda HRC’s Lawrence lodged his best lap-time of 2m09.153s in the opening session of 250MX and that would prove the fastest of all in class.

Lawrence was also in P1 in the later outing, that time coming in at a 2m11.063s – almost a second and a half clear of the chasing pack.

Second overall was Justin Cooper (Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha) ahead of new red plate-holder Hunter Lawrence, while Levi Kitchen (Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha) was the first rider in the order whose time was actually better in the second outing, edging last week’s winner Jo Shimoda (Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki).

Sixth came Nate Thrasher (Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha) ahead of Michael Mosiman (TLD Red Bull GasGas), RJ Hampshire (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna), Nick Romano (Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha) and Max Vohland (Red Bull KTM).

Detailed results