Townley later topped Martin Davalos to win his qualifier.
One name missing from the second practice rankings was Ryan Villopoto, who fell and knocked his transponder loose. RV is fine but his lap times were not known at the end of the session.
The 250F riders won't be jumping LaRocco's leap this year. Mike Alessi tried it in the first session by going way, way outside in the preceding corner and still cased it hard, flattening his rear wheel. No other 250F rider tried it after that.
Also looking strong is Chad Reed and Tim Ferry, who had the third and fourth fastest times. Townley and the sox pack of Lites riders came next.
Track looks good, crowd is huge, it's on for sure tomorrow. Tune into the live webcast at www.mxnationals.com and check out www.RacerXfilms.com for the practice video.