High Point 250 Moto 1 Report

High Point 250 Moto 1 Report

June 9, 2012 3:35pm

Through three rounds of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship it’s become quite apparent that four riders are in charge of the asylum that is the 250 class. Aptly coined the “Four Horsemen,” Blake Baggett, GEICO Powersports Honda’s Justin Barcia and Eli Tomac and German import Ken Roczen have solidified themselves as the cream of the crop in the 250 class. But alongside the rolling hills of High Point Raceway the four horsemen quickly become a five-some, as GEICO Hondas Wil Hahn decided he wanted a slice of the pie.

Capturing his first overall in the thin Colorado air since 2009, Justin Barcia entered High Point with a fist full of momentum, and he quickly used it to his advantage, grabbing the early lead over teammate Wil Hahn and Eleven 10 Mods’ Alex Martin. Behind the Honda trio were championship contenders Ken Roczen, Eli Tomac and Blake Baggett, cutting their way through the pack.

Under attack from three of the four horsemen, Alex Martin would quickly fall by the wayside. The freight train of Roczen, Tomac and Baggett then began their assault on Wil Hahn.  But first up on the chopping block was Ken Roczen. The duo of Tomac and Baggett would blitzkrieg the German, dashing the moto podium hopes of the reining MX2 Champion.

Up front it was the Justin Barcia show early. Brimming with confidence the GEICO Honda veteran quickly opened up a sizable gap over the field. But lurking behind were Tomac and Baggett.

Hahn, unable to match the pace of Tomac and Baggett, would fall to fourth mid-way through. Slowed little by the intense battle that they were locked in, Tomac and Baggett quickly began to make up time on Barcia. But it was too little too late for Tomac and Baggett, as Barcia held on for the moto win. Tomac would outlast Baggett for third, with Hahn and Roczen rounding out the top five.

  1. Justin Barcia
  2. Eli Tomac
  3. Blake Baggett
  4. Wil Hahn
  5. Ken Roczen
  6. Marvin Musquin
  7. Ivan Tedesco
  8. Alex Martin
  9. Jake Canada
  10. Jessy Nelson
  11. Travis Baker
  12. Kyle Peters
  13. Jason Anderson
  14. Kyle Cunningham
  15. Gareth Swanepoel
  16. Blake Wharton
  17. Dakota Tedder
  18. Matt Moss
  19. AJ Catanzaro
  20. Lowell Spangler
  21. Ryan Zimmer
  22. Joey Peters
  23. Michael McDade
  24. Myles Tedder
  25. Travis Bell
  26. Dylan Schmoke
  27. Luke Vonlinger
  28. Michael Akaydin
  29. Daniel Herrlein
  30. Hunter Hewitt
  31. Ignacio Pazos
  32. Dylan Slusser
  33. Tevin Tapia
  34. Johnny Moore
  35. Mitchell Dougherty
  36. Zack Freeberg
  37. Shawn Rife
  38. Malcolm Stewart
  39. Steve Roman
  40. Broc Schmelyun