High Point Practice Report

High Point Practice Report

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Good morning and welcome to the practice report from Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania. Yesterday the skies opened, drenching the track leaving large puddles everywhere in the pits. So far the rain has stayed away this morning, but we’re hearing reports that a storm will be passing through sometime within the next several hours. As for now, it’s hot and muggy. The track itself is in fantastic shape, despite the rain that came down yesterday. Ruts are developing nicely in the clay soil, and things should get extremely rough by the end of the day.

In the 250 ranks, there were no real surprises. Dean Wilson’s jersey stayed tucked in for exactly 1.2 laps, Justin Barcia’s rev limiter is seeing action, and the two fastest lap times were set by Pro Circuit riders. One rider who looks like he’s absolutely determined to pin it today is Nico Izzi, who stayed on the gas hard over several jumps even though both feet had blown off the pegs. Blake Baggett set the fastest time with a 2:12.768, followed by Tyla Rattray, (2:13.294), Darryn Durham (2:13.403) and Dean Wilson (2:13.612).

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Baggett was atop the 250 class in practice.
Photo: Andrew Fredrickson

In the premier class, Ryan Villopoto seems like he could be back on point, as he set the fastest time over Chad Reed by over a second. Mike Alessi is back racing after a suffering a concussion at Hangtown, but says his shoulder is still a bit sore. As expected, the times improved in the second session as the track broke in and more lines and ruts developed. At the close of session two, Villopoto had turned a 2:11.719, followed by Chad Reed (2:12.872), Kevin Windham (2:14.319), Mike Alessi (2:14.404) and Ryan Dungey (2.15.032).

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Ryan Villopoto topped the 450 charts.
Photo: Andrew Fredrickson

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