HANGTOWN RD.2 PRO MOTOCROSS // From The Starting Gate To The Finish Line
HANGTOWN RD.2 PRO MOTOCROSS // From The Starting Gate To The Finish Line
From the Starting Gate to the Finish Line will bring you all the info from the day of racing from the second round of the AMA Pro Championship series from Hangtown. For 2023 there’s a notable change. The SX and MX series have been combined into a single extensive championship called the Supermotocross World Championship. The merged series consists of 31 rounds, with the final three taking place in North Carolina, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Completing this challenging series will undoubtedly test the endurance of the riders.
HAIDEN DEEGAN TELLS US HOW HE FEELS WINNING HIS FIRST MOTO
THE FASTEST QUALIFIERS OF THE DAY AT HANGTOWN MX NATIONAL
450 OVERALL QUALIFYING RESULTS
Jett Lawrence once again overtook the pole by throwing down a 2:06.886 lap time. More than a second and a half faster than second places Adam Cianciarulo. The factory KTM rider of Aaron Plessigner was third, his teammate Cooper Webb fourth and the Frenchman Dylan Ferrandis rounding out the top five.
TOP 36 RIDERS QUALIFY
250 OVERALL QUALIFYING RESULTS
Guillem Farres got out to a quick start with Jo Shimoda taking over the pole on lap 3. Then the rivels of Justin Cooper and RJ Hampshire started to go at it. Milliseconds separated the two riders. On the final lap of qualifying Justin Cooper put in a heater to to knock Hampshire off the pole for the fastest overall qualifying spot. Cooper qualified first in both sessions.
TOP 36 RIDERS QUALIFY
|64||138||David Pulley Jr||2:50.555|
JUSTIN COOPER REDEMPTION AT HANGTOWN?
450 QUALIFYING RESULTS //SESSION 1
It was the factory KTM rider that clocked in the fastest lap in the opening laps. On lap 4, his teammate Aaron Plessinger beat Cooper out by a half second. In Jett Lawrence fashion he comes in with a fast lap later in qualifying to take the pole by over a second to his competition. Our very own Josh Mosiman was running in the top 12 for a while with the top riders. He started to get shuffled back a bit but was still hanging with many of the top guys. Cooper Webb tried to knock Jett off the pole but only cut off a half second on Jett’s time. A surprise in qualifying was Ty Masterpool finishing 6th on qualifying. Josh finished in a respectable 19th position.
MXA’S JOSH MOSIMAN GIVES YOU A HANGTOWN TRACK PREVIEW // THAT’S RIGHT HE IS RACING!
250 QUALIFYING RESULTS // SESSION 1
MXA’S PRO MOTOCROSS FANTASY LEAGUE
Yes, that’s right, we’re hosting our own Fantasy MX League, it’s free to enter and the prizes are next level. Pick your riders, fill out your team, and win big prizes with the chance of winning a 2024 Beta 300RX equipped with an FMF pipe and silencer. Last week, we gave away a Box Tools Motobox filled to the brim with high-end tools, this week we are giving away some new O’Neal Hardwear Air gear. CLICK HERE to PLAY NOW.
TV SCHEDULE: HANGTOWN NATIONAL
The Peacock premium streaming service costs $4.99 per month and it provides Race Day Live coverage of the daytime qualifying sessions at each round and live coverage of each motocross race. International motocross fans can now watch LIVE using the SuperMotocross Video Pass streaming service (SuperMotocross.tv) which costs $129.95 for a one-year subscription.
New for 2023, Race Day Live will expand in 2023 to cover all 31 SuperMotocross World Championship series races. The program will feature 2.5 hours of coverage for each motocross event, 1 hour for each Pro Motocross event, and 2.5 hours for both SuperMotocross Playoff events and the SuperMotocross World Championship Final.
Hangtown National Race Day Live – 10:00 am (Pacific), 1:00 pm (Eastern) – Peacock
Hangtown National Gate Drop – 1:00 pm (Pacific), 4:00 pm (Eastern) – Peacock
Hangtown National (re-air) – *Sunday, June 4th, 11:00 pm (Pacific), Sunday 2:00 am (Eastern) – CNBC Channel
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
|8:00am – 8:15am||250 Class Practice Grp B- 15 minutes (1 Lap Free)|
|8:20am – 8:35am||250 Class Practice Grp A- 15 minutes (1 Lap Free)|
|8:35am – 8:50am||Track Maintenance|
|8:50am – 9:05am||450 Class Practice Grp A- 15 minutes (1 Lap Free)|
|9:10am – 9:25am||450 Class Practice Grp B- 15 minutes (1 Lap Free)|
|9:30am – 9:40am||Track Maintenance|
|9:40am- 9:45am||250 Class Grp B Start Practice (Off Gate) 5 minutes|
|9:45am – 10:00am||250 Class Practice Grp B- 15 minutes – Timed|
|10:05am – 10:10am||250 Class Grp A Start Practice (Off Gate) 5 minutes|
|10:10am – 10:25am||250 Class Practice Grp A- 15 minutes – Timed|
|10:30am -10:35am||450 Class Grp A Start Practice (Off Gate) 5 minutes|
|10:35am – 10:50am||450 Class Practice Grp A- 15 minutes – Timed|
|10:55am -11:00am||450 Class Grp B Start Practice (Off Gate) 5 minutes|
|11:00am – 11:15am||450 Class Practice Grp B- 15 minutes – Timed|
|11:15am – 11:45am||Track Maintenance|
|11:15am -11:30am||125cc 2 Stroke Race|
|11:45am – 11:55am||250 Consolation Race|
|12:00pm – 12:10pm||450 Consolation Race|
|12:30pm – 1:00pm||OPENING CEREMONIES|
|1:00pm – 1:08pm||250 Class Sight Lap|
|1:15pm – 1:50pm||250 Class Moto #1|
|1:50pm – 2:00pm||Podium Interviews|
|2:00pm – 2:08pm||450 Class Sight Lap|
|2:15pm – 2:50pm||450 Class Moto #1|
|2:50pm -3:00pm||Podium Interviews|
|3:00pm – 3:30pm||Halftime|
|3:30pm – 3:38pm||250 Class Sight Lap|
|3:45pm – 4:20pm||250 Class Moto #2|
|4:20pm – 4:30pm||250 Winners Circle|
|4:30pm – 4:38pm||450 Class Sight Lap|
|4:45pm – 5:20pm||450 Class Moto #2|
|5:30pm – 5:40pm||450 Winners Circle|
HANGTOWN TRACK MAP
There will be a halftime at the Hangtown National allowing teams some extra time to refuel and rehydrate in between the motos. It’ll take 30 minutes inbetween moto 1 and 2.
METAL STARTING GRID
The days of the dirt starts are over at the Pro-level of our sport. Pro Motocross is changing to metal grates which takes out some of the skill of packing your gate, but also adds consistency for the riders and teams who’ve been using these in Supercross for over six years now.
THIS WEEK IN MXA: RACING THE 2023 FOX RACEWAY NATIONAL
CHASE SEXTON – CONCUSSION
Chase Sexton and Team Honda HRC have made the difficult decision to have the newly crowned AMA Supercross Champion miss round 2 of the AMA Pro Motocross series this weekend at Rancho Cordova, California’s Hangtown National, following a fall during testing this week.
Sexton was taking part in a multi-team test at Southern California’s Fox Raceway on Tuesday, May 30, where he had posted a strong second-overall result three days earlier during the opening round, despite some aches and pains from a qualifying crash. The Illinois native sustained a head impact in the test-session fall, prompting a doctor visit. In addition to a concussion being confirmed, Sexton was also diagnosed with mono, and the decision was made to have him take time off in order to recover. A return date isn’t yet certain, but Sexton hopes to return to the series as quickly as possible.
“I’m super-bummed to miss this weekend’s race,” Sexton said. “I feel like I rode well at Pala, and I was really looking forward to Hangtown because it’s a good track for me. Unfortunately, I was already pretty banged up from my qualifying crash on Saturday, and now with mono and Tuesday’s concussion on top of it, I want to do the right thing and hopefully be back on the track soon.”
ELI TOMAC – ACHILLES TENDON
Eli Tomac hyper-extended his ankle while leading the 450 Main Event at Denver and ruptured his Achilles tendon, putting him out for the entire season. As of now, Eli doesn’t know if he will retire or come back to race in 2024. We hope to see him back on the track again next year.
JASON ANDERSON – NECK INJURY
Jason Anderson posted via instagram: “So last weekend I had a crash in practice that I didn’t think it was too bad… After racing then practicing this week I felt like something was wrong. So after a ct scan it showed I have a non-displaced fracture at c5-c6 in my neck. Obviously, that’s one of the things we fear the most as racers is a injury in that area, but luckily where the fracture is my season is not over and I can come back to the races relatively soon! #spinal”
JUSTIN BARCIA – COLLARBONE, SHOULDER, RIBS
It seemed like everything was coming together for Justin Barcia after winning the East Rutherford mudder. Unfortunately, the dragon’s back struck back as Justin went over the bars and slammed into the ground at Nashville. He broke his collarbone, shoulder blade and two ribs.
PIERCE BROWN – BROKEN HAND
Pierce made an announcement on Instagram – “Tough news to break but unfortunately I broke my hand last Friday while prepping for outdoors and had to get it fixed up in surgery today. I’ve also been dealing with a torn meniscus for the last month or so and I went ahead and got that fixed up today too thanks to Dr. Greenbaum. We’re on the mend and imma be doing everything possible to get back ASAP. Bummed to let my team and supporters down as it’s been a tough ‘23 season. I’ll keep you guys updated on everything but I’m stoked to get healthy and come out swinging for outdoors.”
NATE THRASHER – HIP, COLLARBONE, ACL
Star Racing Yamaha stated: “Following his crash in Atlanta this past weekend, Nate Thrasher will sit out the remainder of the season as he focuses on returning to full fitness for the title fight in 2024. He sustained a cracked collarbone and dislocated hip during the crash and underwent successful surgery on the hip Tuesday. He will also use this time to repair his ACL injured earlier in the year.”
CHRISTIAN CRAIG – DISLOCATED HIP AND BROKEN/DISLOCATED ELBOW
Christian went down in the first practice session at Glendale through the whoops section dislocating both his hip and elbow. We most likely won’t see Christian back for the rest of the season as the swelling sustained from a dislocated hip can take a while. And while in the act of dislocating his elbow, he also fractured it too.
CAMERON MCADOO – DISLOCATED SHOULDER/TORN LABRUM
Cameron McAdoo sustained a dislocated shoulder while practicing before Glendale and he underwent surgery immediately to get it fixed. He will be out for most likely the rest of the season.
NICK ROMANO – KNEE
MALCOLM STEWART – KNEE
SETH HAMMAKER – WRIST
AUSTIN FORKNER – KNEE
Austin Forkner injured his knee at the start of the 250 Main Event at Anaheim 1. He missed all of Supercross and, like Seth Hammaker, he recently started riding again. We expect to see Austin racing Outdoors, but it will be some time before he’s back on the gate.
450 POINT STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 1
Jett Lawrence dominated the 450 opener at Pala Raceway. Qualifying quickest and winning both of his motos flawlessly proving that the hype was real.
While all of the rage was about Jett this past weekend, we can’t gloss over the fact that Chase was reeling him in during the last laps of the second moto. However, Chase will not be racing at Hangtown.
250 POINT STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 1
Both Lawrence brothers have the red plate on their Hondas this weekend.