Sign of the  Lap Times: Anaheim 3

Sign of the Lap Times: Anaheim 3

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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 1 53.236 6 54.349 Ryan Dungey
2 5 53.407 8 54.674 Chad Reed
3 2 53.424 3 54.448 Davi Millsaps
4 4 53.498 4 54.688 James Stewart
5 3 53.540 5 54.408 Justin Barcia
6
8 53.699 4 54.650 Ryan Villopoto
7 7 54.067 14 55.623 Trey Canard
8
9 54.100 6 56.016 Broc Tickle
9 6 54.132 6 55.363 Andrew Short
10 18 54.375 5 55.228 Josh Grant
11 14 54.594 3 56.601 Kyle Chisholm
12 13 54.740 6 56.004 Matt Goerke
13 10 54.755 10 55.553 Justin Brayton
14 12 54.945 6 56.401 Jimmy Albertson
15 11 55.169 8 56.152 Matt Lemoine
16 15 55.534 8 57.108 Vince Friese
17 16 55.649 6 57.701 PJ Larsen
18 17 55.713 12 57.379 Mike Alessi
19 19 56.019 4 56.671 Chris Blose
20 20 DNF DNF DNF Jake Weimer

450SX

- Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey set the fastest lap in 450SX with a 53.236 on lap 6.

- Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard set the latest fastest lap with a 54.067 on lap 14.

- Dungey clicked off eight straight laps under 54-second to begin the race.

- Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Barcia rebounded with his first podium since his win in Phoenix at A3—two DNF’s in-between. The vibrant youngster led the field with only one lap over 54 seconds. Rockstar Energy Racing’s, and current points leader, Davi Millsaps had only two laps over 54-seconds en route to a second place finish.

- After his crash on lap 3—where he ran a 1:08.920—Ryan Villopoto logged 17 straight laps under 56-seconds to end the race.

- An early crash put Chad Reed in a hole for the second consecutive week. The Aussie would rebound to finish fifth—beginning the race with 18 consecutive laps under 56-seconds.

- Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart had his best finish of the season at A3, but three bad laps (14,18 and 20) would cost the two-time champion his first podium of the year. Stewart set 16 of 19 laps under 55-seconds, but those three laps proved costly. See more below.

Comparison
James Stewart vs. Davi Millsaps vs. Justin Barcia

One of the most intriguing battles of the night took place between a two-time champion, the current points leader, and the hotshot rookie. Stewart, Millsaps and Barcia jostled for position all night, with Millsaps eventually winning the war of attrition—finishing runner-up behind Dungey. But let’s take a deeper look and see where exactly time was gained and lost.

Lap Davi Millsaps James Stewart Position
5 54.528 53.934 DM 2nd
6 54.236 54.309 JS 2nd
7 55.4 53.837 JS 2nd
8 54.043 54.17 JS 2nd
9 53.98 54.006 JS 2nd
10 54.632 54.52 JS 2nd
11 54.365 54.625 JS 2nd
12 54.194 54.771 JS 2nd
13 54.721 54.3 JS 2nd
14 54.871 56.555 DM 2nd
Avg. 54.497 54.502

Stewart began applying pressure to Millsaps early, eventually taking over second on lap 6 (first full lap registered in second) with a 53.934 on lap 5 compared to Millsaps’ 54.528. Stewart held Millsaps at bay for a number of laps before the points leader mounted a charge that began on lap 9—but was helped tremendously when Stewart made a mistake in the rhythm section and set a 56.555 to Millsaps’ 54.871, letting Millsaps gain almost two full seconds and second place in the process.

Lap Justin Barcia James Stewart
14 54.931 56.555 JS 3rd
15 54.962 54.182 JS 3rd
16 54.554 54.745 JS 3rd
17 55.135 54.834 JS 3rd
18 54.512 56.512 JB 3rd
Avg. 54.772 55.273

Soon after, Stewart was getting pressure from Barcia for third. Barcia was also able to pick up nearly two seconds on Stewart on lap 14. But the real game changer came on lap 18, when Barcia picked up another two seconds on Stewart, ending Stewart’s chances for his first podium of the season.
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Ryan Dungey set the fastest lap in 450SX en route to his first win of the season.
Simon Cudby photo

250SX Class

Lap Rank Finish Best Lap In Lap Avg Lap Time Rider
1 2 53.117 3 54.328 Martin Davalos
2 3 53.203 6 54.439 Eli Tomac
3 1 53.459 2 54.162 Ken Roczen
4 5 53.905 10 54.904 Jason Anderson
5
12 54.123 4 55.581 Cole Seely
6 4 54.186 6 54.861 Kyle Cunningham
7
7 54.334 5 55.783 Joey Savatgy
8 10 54.410 7 55.412 Zach Osborne
9 8 54.415 4 55.974 Austin Politelli
10 9 54.817 4 56.056 Max Anstie
11 6 54.850 6 55.608 Travis Baker
12 11 55.075 12 56.310 Jessy Nelson
13 13 55.382 7 56.126 Christian Craig
14 17 55.835 5 58.002 Jean Carlos Ramos
15 16 56.138 4 57.543 Kade Mosig
16 14 56.184 10 57.276 Josh Cachia
17 15 56.478 3 57.624 Scott Champion
18 18 56.949 5 58.363 Dakota Tedder
19 19 57.630 3 1:01.477 Tyler Bereman
20 20 58.078 4 59.971 Derek Anderson

250SX

- Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Martin Davalos set the fastest lap of the night (450/250 combined) with a 53.117 on lap 3. Davalos joins Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen and GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac as the only riders in 250SX to set the fastest lap in the class this year.

- Lucas Oil/Troy Lee Designs Honda’s Jessy Nelson set the latest fastest lap with a 55.075 on lap 12.

- Eli Tomac and Ken Roczen were the only riders in the 250 class to set all of their laps under 56-seconds.

- Martin Davalos was on fire early at Anaheim 3—beginning the race with seven consecutive laps under 54-seconds.

- But Roczen did one better, netting 12 laps under 54-seconds to top the 250 class. Rockstar Energy Racing’s Jason Anderson, Eli Tomac and Martin Davalos tied for second with 11 laps under 54-seconds.

- Star Racing Yamaha’s Kyle Cunningham scored a season-high fourth at Anaheim 3. Cunningham was one of the most consistent riders at round five—beginning the race with 13 straight laps under 55-seconds.


Comparison:

Ken Roczen vs. Martin Davalos

- During the first half of the 250 main event, second-place Martin Davalos was applying pressure to Ken Roczen. Roczen held a small lead based on his blistering speed on lap two, which was his fastest lap of the night. But on five of the first seven laps, Davalos went faster than Roczen.

- The race changed quite a bit in the second half. Davalos was faster on five of the first seven laps, but Roczen was faster on six of the last seven. Check their average times from the first half of the race and the second half: Roczen average lap time rose by one second in the second half, while Davalos’ increased his time by a second and a half. Total that extra half second over seven laps, and Roczen has a solid win.

Lap Ken Roczen Martin Davalos
2 53.459 53.823
3 53.576 53.177
4 53.463 53.38
5 53.544 53.515
6 53.728 53.711
7 53.992 53.954
8 53.718 53.578
Avg 53.64 53.591
9 53.649 54.044
10 54.025 54.154
11 54.268 54.608
12 54.763 55.267
13 54.58 54.91
14 55.615 55.361
15 55.893 57.177
Avg 54.684 55.074

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Martin Davalos set the fastest lap on the entire night at A3.
Simon Cudby photo

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