2020 450 OVERALL QUALIFYING RESULTS | SPRING CREEK MOTOCROSS NATIONAL
After a two week hiatus from the racing, we finally headed to Spring Creek Park located in Millville, Minnesota for the 6th round of the 2020 AMA Nationals. With nearly perfect weather on the horizon, we were expecting most riders to perform at their maximum. With a lot of surprises occurring in the 450 class this season, there are many riders that we expected to battle it out under the nice conditions. Riders like Eli Tomac were underperforming from their usual standard during this season giving anyone the possibility of holding off the previous year’s Colorado champ. With points being so close, any of the top 7 riders were neck to neck for the championship podium. Osborne, Cianciarulo and Musquin have been holding the reigns of the top 3 in points and we wondered if the extra break from the previous doubleheader at Redbud will have shaken up the results.
The 450 class has shown us some of the best racing in previous memory, especially for the top 7 riders including Chase Sexton in his current rookie year on the 450 and the El Chupacabra Blake Baggett on the Rocky Mountain KTM. Some riders, despite not being in the championship chase, were performing pretty well this season. Broc Tickle onboard the brand new Monster Energy Yamaha ride has currently been sitting in 8th in points followed by fill-in rider for Ken Roczen, Christian Craig.
450 SECOND SESSION QUALIFYING RESULTS
Chase Sexton lead the first few laps in timed qualifying in the second session with a 2:04.158 followed by Eli Tomac and Justin Barcia. Christian Craig soon passed Justin Barcia for the third-place position. With a few laps in, the current timed qualifying leader Adam Cianciarulo managed to pass Chase Sexton for the fastest lap. Eli Tomac fell down to fifth in qualifying getting passed by Blake Baggett who took the second position and Marvin Musquin taking the fourth position. Christian Craig fell down to sixth and current points leader for the championship, Zach Osborne landed in seventh place. Tyler Bowers went down hard and the bike landed on him but fortunately, he seemed to be uninjured. Zach Osborne gets passed for the eighth position by Justin Barcia. Chase Sexton took the top spot in timed qualifying throwing down a 2:02.557, just faster than Adam Cianciarulo’s 2:02.616.
450 SESSION 1 QUALIFYING RESULTS
Within the first few minutes of the first round of timed qualifying, Monster Energy Kawasaki riders Eli Tomac and Adam Cianiarulo took the lead for the fastest lap times followed by Blake Baggett and Chase Sexton. It wasn’t long until Adam Cianciarulo put down a 2:02.616, almost one second faster than the past year’s champ. Zach Osborne moved up to 4th position just behind Blake Baggett with a 2:04.092. After Zach Osborne was Christian Craig, Chase Sexton, and then Bam Bam Barcia.