Sign of the  Lap Times: Phoenix

Sign of the Lap Times: Phoenix

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Take a deep dive inside the lap charts with this week's Sign of the Lap Times.

 

 

 

 

 

450SX Class

Lap Rank Finish Best Lap In Lap Avg Lap Time Rider
1 2 50.880 14 52.506 Ryan Villopoto
2 1 51.459 5 52.424 Justin Barcia
3 5 51.702 17 52.338 Trey Canard
4 3 52.114 13 53.001 Davi Millsaps
5 7 52.231 5 53.784 James Stewart
6
8 52.298 15 53.634 Ryan Dungey
7 4 52.341 6 53.049 Chad Reed
8
6 52.510 8 53.670 Jake Weimer
9 9 53.273 17 54.014 Andrew Short
10 15 53.401 15 54.084 Justin Brayton
11 10 53.438 8 54.473 Josh Grant
12 12 53.647 6 54.458 Broc Tickle
13 14 53.847 7 54.770 Weston Peick
14 20 53.875 17 55.200 Mike Alessi
15 11 53.915 11 54.648 Kevin Windham
16 13 53.942 6 54.791 Kyle Chisholm
17 16 54.005 12 55.019 Matt Lemoine
18 17 54.331 10 55.955 Matt Goerke
19 18 54.729 13 56.232 Vince Friese
20 19 54.797 5 56.422 Jimmy Albertson

450SX

- Ryan Villopoto set the fastest lap of the night with a 50.880 on lap 14. RV was the only rider in the field to have a lap in the 50-second range.

- Villopoto lead the field with seven laps 51-seconds or lower. Justin Barcia (6) and Trey Canard (3) were the only other riders to have laps under 52-seconds.

- Ryan Dungey, James Stewart, Chad Reed, Jake Weimer and Davi Millsaps all failed to break the 51-second mark.

- Only four riders in 450SX had lap times over one-minute: Jimmy Albertson (laps 2 & 19), Trey Canard (lap 20), Matt Goerke (laps 4 & 19) and Mike Alessi (lap 9).

- Andrew Short, Trey Canard and Mike Alessi tied for the latest fastest lap set in Phoenix. Canard topped the group with a 51.702 on lap 17. Short was second with a 53.273. Alessi was third with a 53.875.

- Only four riders achieved the feat of NOT having a single lap over the 54-second mark: James Stewart, Davi Millsaps, Chad Reed and Justin Barcia.

- Lap times, on average, were quicker in Phoenix than at the season opener in Anaheim. Davi Millsaps’ average lap time was 56.812 en route to winning last week. This week, Justin Barcia’s averaged a 52.424.

Comparison:

Ryan Villopoto vs. Trey Canard (laps 16-20)

A last lap blunder by Trey Canard cost the Honda rider the points lead, and his second consecutive second place finish to start the season. Ryan Villopoto was there to pick up the scraps, but the hunt for second had begun laps earlier. RV moved into third on lap 16 (first full lap in that position) and put in a charge, but Canard responded with a fast pace of his own. Villopoto was only able to shave tenths of a second off Canard’s lead until the final lap. Let’s take a look at a side-by-side comparison of how each rider fared down the stretch.

Lap Ryan Villopoto Trey Canard
16 52.365 51.86
17 51.734 51.702
18 51.121 52.059
19 51.993 51.797
20 52.393 01:07.0
Avg. 51.921 53.497

Disregarding Canard’s 1:07.027 last lap, the average for RV (laps 16-19) was a 51.803, with Canard right behind with a 51.854. Villopoto fired off three straight 51-second lap times (laps 17-19), but Canard matched him ever step of the way—even setting his fastest lap of the night (third fastest overall) on lap 17!

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Villopoto was the only rider with a lap in the 50-second range.
Simon Cudby photo

250SX Class

Lap Rank Finish Best Lap In Lap Avg Lap Time Rider
1 1 51.845 6 52.875 Eli Tomac
2 2 52.411 10 53.498 Ken Roczen
3 3 52.567 3 53.953 Martin Davalos
4 4 52.929 6 54.421 Cole Seely
5
8 53.384 5 54.466 Kyle Cunningham
6 7 53.511 9 54.692 Ryan Sipes
7
5 53.724 3 54.673 Jessy Nelson
8 11 53.744 13 54.850 Max Anstie
9 12 53.810 11 55.266 Tyla Rattray
10 6 53.833 12 54.591 Zach Osborne
11 18 53.866 5 56.089 Malcolm Stewart
12 20 53.981 3 55.703 Jake Canada
13 9 54.128 10 54.942 Joey Savatgy
14 10 54.179 14 54.869 Christian Craig
15 13 54.626 8 55.840 Austin Politelli
16 17 55.225 5 56.562 Michael Leib
17 19 55.617 3 55.850 Topher Ingalls
18 14 55.718 3 57.321 Josh Cachia
19 15 56.105 8 57.465 Travis Bright
20 16 56.293 4 57.899 Tevor Reis

250SX

- For the second consecutive week the fastest lap in 250SX belonged to Eli Tomac with a 51.845. This was only 51-second lap time set in the class.

- Christian Craig set the latest fastest lap of the night with a 54.179 on lap 14.

- Tomac was in the 52-second range for 10 of 15 lapsincluding nine straight laps (3-11).

- A poor start relegated Kyle Cunningham to an eight place finish, but the Star Yamaha rider sliced through the field after a 15th place (after lap one) start. How did he make up so much ground on the field? In laps 5-13, seven of Cunningham’s lap times were in the 53-second range.

- Interesting stat of the night: Christian Craig reeled off 11 straight 54-second lap times to close the race (laps 5-15).

- No rider was able to keep ALL of their laps under the 55-second mark. Tomac was the closest with 14 of 15 laps under 55-seconds. His 55.307 on the last lap broke the streak—but he was no doubt cruising at that point.

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For the second straight week Eli Tomac set the fastest lap in 250SX.
Simon Cudby photo

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