Sign of the  Lap Times: Las Vegas

Sign of the Lap Times: Las Vegas

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

 

 

 

 


450SX

Lap Rank Finish Best Lap In Lap Avg Lap Time Rider
1 1 1:04.358 9 1:05.339 Ryan Villopoto
2 2 1:04.569 9 1:05.461 Ryan Dungey
3 3 1:05.457 5 1:07.074 Davi Millsaps
4 5 1:05.762 6 1:07.578 Justin Barcia
5 4 1:06.080 5 1:07.367 Jake Weimer
6 8 1:06.500 8 1:07.790 Justin Brayton
7 7 1:06.680 20 1:07.680 Weston Peick
8 6 1:06.897 4 1:07.808 Chad Reed
9
20 1:06.959 5 1:07.704 Trey Canard
10 9 1:06.983 7 1:08.335 Andrew Short
11 10 1:07.154 10 1:08.255 Broc Tickle
12 14 1:07.315 5 1:08.670 Josh Hill
13 11 1:07.990 9 1:09.498 Phil Nicoletti
14
13 1:08.234 5 1:10.074 Kyle Regal
15 12 1:08.363 7 1:09.486 Bobby Kiniry
16 15 1:08.595 6 1:10.302 Chris Blose
17
16 1:09.488 10 1:11.076 Cody Gilmore
18 17 1:09.583 4 1:13.995 Kyle Partridge
19 18 1:10.786 4 1:15.048 Nicolas Schmidt
20 19 1:11.352 5 1:16.506 Tevin Tapia

450SX

- He didn’t need to win to capture the championship, he did that a week prior in Salt Lake City, but Ryan Villopoto decided to go out and grab his tenth win of the season anyway. He also set the fastest lap of the night with a 1:04.358 on lap nine.

- STREAKING: RV set a blistering pace early, setting six of seven laps under 1:05 during the span of laps five through eleven.

- Ryan Dungey wasn’t far of the pace, setting twelve straight laps (4-15) under 1:06.

- Davi Millsaps, who was still engaged in a battle for second, was also quick in Vegas, setting eleven straight laps (3-13) under 1:07.

- It’s been a long, tough year for Jake Weimer, but he finally broke out of his slump in Vegas en route to fourth. Weimer started the race on fire, setting thirteen straight laps under 1:08.

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Ryan Villopoto set the fastest lap of the night in Vegas.
Simon Cudby photo


250SX East Region

Lap Rank Finish Best Lap In Lap Avg Lap Time Rider
1 2 1:06.042 15 1:07.646 Marvin Musquin
2 3 1:06.837 14 1:08.145 Wil Hahn
3 1 1:06.901 9 1:07.703 Tyler Bowers
4 4 1:08.264 6 1:09.603 Blake Wharton
5
5 1:08.329 4 1:10.311 Gavin Faith
6 6 1:08.799 6 1:10.323 Vince Friese
7 7 1:08.883 6 1:10.717 Lance Vincent
8 8 1:09.376 11 1:10.592 Cole Thompson
9 9 1:10.136 12 1:11.784 Daniel Herrlein
10 10 1:10.383 10 1:12.717 AJ Catanzaro
11 18 1:1.093 6 1:11.723 Jackson Richardson
12 13 1:11.304 7 1:14.000 PJ Larsen
13 11 1:11.341 7 1:12.772 Brady Kiesel
14 19 1:11.506 7 1:12.927 Landen Powell
15 20 1:11.570 4 1:13.437 Steven Clarke
16 12 1:11.597 7 1:13.399 Levi Kilbarger
17 15 1:11.991 3 1:15.778 Justin Starling
18 14 1:11.995 6

1:14.631

Ryan Zimmer
19 16 1:12.861 3 1:15.222 Mitchell Oldenburg
20 17 1:13.798 4 1:16.665 Adam Gulley

250SX East

- Following a slow start, Marvin Musquin put in the charge of his life trying to secure his first career 250SX title. Although his efforts would prove futile, Musquin left everything on the table, which is validated by his best lap (1:06.042), which, set on the final lap, was the fastest lap set in the Eastern Regional 250SX main.

- Knowing his points lead would evaporate with a win from Musquin, eventual title winner Wil Hahn was also dropping the hammer late in the race, setting a 1:06.837 on lap fourteen, the second-fastest lap.

- Musquin wasn’t the only rider to get off to a slow start, as Hahn wasn’t setting the world ablaze in the early goings either. In fact, two of his three slowest laps came on the first two laps, with both laps coming in at over 1:09. In contrast, both lap thirteen and fourteen came in under 1:07.

- Race winner Tyler Bowers would join Hahn and Musquin as the only three riders to drop below the 1:07 mark.

- Bowers was on fire early, setting his first eight laps under 1:08. In comparison, only five of Musquin’s first eight were under 1:08, while Hahn came in with six of his first eight under 1:08.

Comparison:

Tyler Bowers vs. Marvin Musquin (laps 11-15)

As mentioned above, Musquin gave it everything he had down the stretch in an effort to claim his first title. Let’s compare his final laps to race leader Tyler Bowers’.

Lap Tyler Bowers Marvin Musquin
11 1.07.674 1.06.566
12 1.08.221 1.06.606
13 1.07.442 1.06.546
14 1.07.400 1.06.251
15 1.08.898 1.06.042

As the chart clearly shows, Musquin was on another level, setting five straight laps under 1:07 to end the race. Bowers, a three-time Arenacross champion, relied upon his championship experience to avoid the “big” mistake and toss it away. With that said, his pace late was right around his pace early, so you have to credit Musquin for turning it up a notch down the stretch.

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Eli Tomac set the second fastest lap of the night.
Simon Cudby photo

250SX West Region

Lap Rank Finish Best Lap In Lap Avg Lap Time Rider
1 1 1:04.527 11 1:06.062 Eli Tomac
2 2 1:05.649 5 1:06.441 Ken Roczen
3 4 1:05.762 12 1:06.700 Kyle Cunningham
4 3 1:05.779 5 1:06.651 Martin Davalos
5 6 1:06.168 7 1:07.489 Jason Anderson
6 5 1:06.248 4 1:07.285 Ryan Sipes
7 9 1:06.775 6 1:08.468 Tyla Rattray
8
7 1:07.045 6 1:07.918 Malcolm Stewart
9 8 1:07.046 8 1:08.095 Cole Seely
10 20 1:07.575 4 1:08.617 Zach Osborne
11 10 1:07.824 5 1:08.981 Joey Savatgy
12 11 1:08.441 9 1:09.493 Travis Baker
13 19 1:08.484 4 1:14.389 Austin Politelli
14
16 1:09.824 3 1:12.980 Scott Champion
15 12 1:09.991 8 1:11.126 Topher Ingalls
16 15 1:10.218 8 1:12.543 Dakota Tedder
17
14 1:10.227 10 1:11.703 Killy Rusk
18 13 1:10.600 7 1:11.682 Gared Steinke
19 17 1:11.295 4 1:13.323 Chris Plouffe
20 18 1:12.549 5 1:16.417 Ross Johnson

250SX West

- Eli Tomac came up short in his bid for a second consecutive Western Regional 250SX Championship, but he did set the second-fastest lap (250/450 combined) of the night with a 1:04.527. Tomac was only bested by Ryan Villopoto’s 1:04.358. Tomac was also the only 250SX rider to set a lap under 1:05.

- Tomac’s fastest lap was nearly two seconds faster Musquin’s fastest lap (1:06.042).

- After a slow beginning, Tomac really hammered down and made a charge. Upon kicking it into another gear on lap four,Tomac’s next thirteen laps were all under 1:06.

- Martin Davalos, who is still in search of his first career 250SX win, jumped out to an early lead, thanks in part to setting ten straight laps under 1:06 to begin the race.

- Ken Roczen, who claimed his first title in America on Saturday, set twelve of his first thirteen laps under 1:07 to begin the race.

- Kyle Cunningham, who always seems to shine brightly in Sin City, set thirteen straight laps under 1:08 to end the race—including the latest fastest lap with a 1:05.762 on lap twelve.

Comparison:
Eli Tomac vs. Ken Roczen vs. Martin Davalos

A lot of chatter has surrounded Davalos and his inability to hold onto huge leads late in the race. Did he falter or were Tomac and Roczen just on another level. Let’s take a look.

Lap Eli Tomac Ken Roczen Martin Davalos
2 1.09.704 1.07.478 1.06.000
3 1.06.726 1.06.463 1.06.147
4 1.06.175 1.06.432 1.06.111
5 1.05.812 1.05.649 1.05.779
6 1.05.946 1.06.328 1.06.111




11 1.04.527 1.05.804 1.06.795
12 1.05.009 1.05.878 1.07.980
13 1.05.968 1.06.452 1.06.958
14 1.05.758 1.06.697 1.08.440
15 1.07.850 1.06.960 1.07.789

Davalos was much faster at the beginning of the race, but it’s telling that his pace dropped significantly on three of the final five laps. But what is even more telling is the pace Tomac was setting—no one was touching that guy. As you can see, Roczen stepped it up a notch as well, but nowhere near the level of Tomac.

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Ken Roczen had the fastest lap in the Shootout.
Simon Cudby photo


250SX East/West Shootout

Lap Rank Finish Best Lap In Lap Avg Lap Time Rider
1 1 1:05.693 4 1:06.480 Ken Roczen
2 2 1:05.999 6 1:06.864 Kyle Cunningham
3 6 1:06.021 10 1:07.416 Jason Anderson
4 3 1:06.253 10 1:07.200 Marvin Musquin
5 14 1:06.353 4 1:08.069 Tyler Bowers
6 4 1:06.522 5 1:07.204 Martin Davalos
7 5 1:06.834 10 1:07.651 Blake Wharton
8
9 1:06.966 10 1:08.268 Malcolm Stewart
9 8 1:07.176 3 1:08.152 Cole Seely
10 7 1:07.354 6 1:08.264 Ryan Sipes
11 11 1:07.546 7 1:08.536 Zach Osborne
12 12 1:07.887 5 1:08.849 Joey Savatgy
13 10 1:07.926 10 1:08.651 Tyla Rattray
14
13 1:08.002 7 1:09.305 Eli Tomac
15 15 1:10.170 7 1:11.494 Vince Friese
16 16 1:10.812 3 1:12.193 Lance Vincent
17
19 1:11.414 2 1:13.582 Gavin Faith
18 18 1:11.710 9 1:13.142 Daniel Herrlein
19 17 1:12.017 4 1:12.947 Cole Thompson
20 20 DNS DNS DNS Wil Hahn

Dave Coombs Sr. Memorial East/West Shootout

- With the weight of the world off his shoulders, Ken Roczen set the fastest lap in the Shootout with a 1:05.693 on lap four.

- Six of the top-ten fastest laps in the Shootout came from Western riders.

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