Sign of the  Lap Times: Salt Lake City

Sign of the Lap Times: Salt Lake City

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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 46.866 4 47.679 Ryan Villopoto
2 2 46.873 2 47.626 Davi Millsaps
3 3 46.933 7 47.787 Ryan Dungey
4 5 47.506 7 49.181 Justin Barcia
5 4 47.573 6 48.845 Trey Canard
6
6 48.507 5 49.771 Justin Brayton
7 7 48.606 4 50.120 Josh Hill
8
11 48.663 3 49.928 Broc Tickle
9 8 49.121 5 50.377 Andrew Short
10 9 49.292 3 50.897 Weston Peick
11 13 49.387 3 50.822 Jake Weimer
12 10 49.434 9 50.930 Chad Reed
13 12 49.727 4 51.369 Ben LaMay
14 15 50.301 7 51.567 Phil Nicoletti
15 14 50.301 7 51.567 Robby Kiniry
16 17 50.306 3 52.585 Chris Blose
17 16 50.530 7 52.380 Vince Friese
18 18 51.360 6 53.917 Cody Gilmore
19 19 52.141 6 54.334 Adam Enticknap
20 20 52.274 3 52.404 Kyle Partridge

450SX

- Three title combatants entered the octagon in Salt Lake City, with Ryan Villopoto left standing following a title fight for the ages. Davi Millsaps and Ryan Dungey left everything on the table, but in the end, Villopoto withstood the pressure to capture the win and his third consecutive 450SX title. The champ also set the fastest lap of the night with a 46.866 on lap 4.

- We see this from time to time, mainly because lap times are calculated beginning on lap 2 rather than lap 1, but the race winner, RV, did NOT set the fastest average lap time. That honor belonged to Millsaps who set an average lap time of 47.626 to RV’s 47.679. Once again, we see two riders with average lap times matched into the tenths of a second. That’s unreal!

- Millsaps’, Villopoto’s and Dungey’s average lap times—all three under 48 seconds—were faster than every riders’ (excluding Justin Barcia and Trey Canard) fastest lap of the night. In the past, we’ve seen one rider achieve the feat, but to see three riders do so really speaks volumes to the level the lead trio reached in SLC.

- Continuing on the DM, RV, RD theme, Millsaps and Villopoto did not have a lap over 49 seconds. Dungey was right behind with only one lap (lap 20) in the 49-second range.

- Canard, who rode to a very quiet fourth, was on the pace early, setting his first seven laps under 48 seconds. That feat was only topped by Millsaps and Villopoto, who set their first nine laps under 48 seconds.

- The latest fastest lap of the night belonged to Chad Reed, who set a 49.434 on lap number 9.

- THREE: Numbers of riders (Millsaps, Dungey and Villopoto) to set their fastest lap of the night in the 46-second range.

Comparison
Villopoto vs. Millsaps vs. Dungey

Use any adjective in Webster’s you want; nothing will capture the moment of Saturday’s race. It was a race made for TV. But, if you’re looking for some insight into the race, check out the lap charts below as we compare the top three contenders.

Lap Ryan Villopoto Davi Millsaps Ryan Dungey
2 47.022 46.873 47.219
3 47.088 46.898 47.962
4 46.866 47.13 47.534
5 47.122 47.114 48.017
6 47.089 47.404 47.087
7 47.538 47.443 46.933
8 47.329 47.223 47.512
9 47.732 47.799 47.323
10 47.834 47.539 47.216
Avg 47.291 47.269 47.422




11 48.200 48.064 47.849
12 48.434 47.909 48.061
13 48.547 47.425 48.065
14 47.651 48.395 48.256
15 47.997 47.781 47.868
16 47.542 47.975 47.558
17 48.243 47.929 47.857
18 47.891 47.883 47.798
19 47.836 47.812 48.467
20 47.940 48.306 49.383
Avg 48.028 47.947 48.116




*Bold = Fastest Lap


Let’s break this down BY THE NUMBERS:

First nine laps (2-10)

Davi Millsaps and Ryan Dungey each had the fastest lap on track four different times in the first half of the race. Surprisingly, Ryan Villopoto only garnered one fastest lap—lap four. But that was the fastest lap set all night.

The fastest average lap during this stretch came down to just a few thousandths of a second. Again, only a few thousandths of a second! Millsaps’ 47.269 edged Villopoto’s 47.291, with Dungey coming in at a 47.422.

Last ten laps (11-20)

Millsaps had the most fast laps down the stretch, with four of the fastest laps set. Dungey and RV tied with three each.

Millsaps once again set the fastest average lap—and was the only one to have an average in the 47s with a 47.947. RV was next with a 48.028, with Dungey taking a 48.116.

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Davi Millsaps set the fastest average lap time of the night in Salt Lake City.
Simon Cudby photo

250SX Class

Lap Rank Finish Best Lap In Lap Avg Lap Time Rider
1 1 47.971 4 49.340 Jason Anderson
2 2 48.330 4 49.687 Cole Seely
3 3 48.699 8 49.764 Martin Davalos
4 4 49.542 4 50.567 Malcolm Stewart
5
11 49.572 3 51.975 Kyle Cunningham
6 5 49.798 6 50.623 Christian Craig
7
7 49.898 3 51.106 Ryan Sipes
8 10 49.913 7 51.273 Travis Baker
9 9 50.055 7 51.254 Joey Savatgy
10 8 50.056 7 50.932 Tyla Rattray
11 6 50.067 4 51.288 Eli Tomac
12 12 50.258 11 51.559 Zach Osborne
13 19 50.881 3 53.337 Austin Politelli
14 13 51.364 7 53.171 Dakota Tedder
15 14 51.720 7 53.717 Topher Ingalls
16 20 51.861 3 52.485 Bracken Hall
17 18 52.218 2 55.194 Ross Johnson
18 16 55.276 7 55.058 Tyler Bereman
19 15 53.083 8 55.291 Scott Champion
20 17 53.752 6 56.554 Casey Hinson

250SX

- Jason Anderson was on rails early en route to his first career 250SX win, as his 47.971 was the fastest lap in 250SX. He was the only 250 rider to set a fast lap in the 47s.

- Eli Tomac’s struggles in SLC have been well documented, and the lap times showed even further proof. Tomac didn’t set one lap under 50 seconds; while this entire group of riders had at least one lap under 50 seconds: Anderson, Cole Seely, Martin Davalos, Malcolm Stewart, Kyle Cunningham, Christian Craig, Ryan Sipes and Travis Baker.

- Anderson's first four laps were all under 49 seconds—the longest stretch in 250SX.

- The latest fastest lap of the night belonged to Zach Osborne, who set a 50.258 on lap 11.

-Martin Davalos also had a nice run going early, setting his first 11 laps under 50 seconds.

- Cole Seely, who finished one spot ahead of Davalos in second, set a rapid pace early as well, setting 7 of his first 8 laps under 50 seconds.

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Jason Anderson set the fasest lap of the night in 250SX.
Simon Cudby photo

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