Here's a gallery of photos with times and happenings from today's practice at Pala Raceway.
The mental game started in first practice today, when Trey Canard (38) jumped in behind Chris Pourcel (377) and dogged him for a few laps. It's all mental at this level. Pourcel ended up fourth-fastest in qualifying. Canard was sixth. Cox But it was Eli Tomac who was fastest in 250cc qualifying, laying down a time just tenths of a second faster than Rattray's. Cox Tyla Rattray was second-fastest in 250cc qualifying. Cox Dean Wilson was third-fastest. Cox Justin Barcia was fifth-fastest, but went down hard in the whoops. He ended up walking away. Cox The Monster girls included Jess Brewer (right), Broc Tickle's fiance, this weekend. Cox Christy LaCurelle from KTM hanging out in the orange pits. Cox Nick Wey is prepared for his last factory Kawasaki race. Cox Ryan Dungey was predictably fastest in 450cc qualifying by over a second and a half over Ryan Sipes. Cox Ryan Sipes put down the second-fastest time in qualifying. Cox Mike Alessi is up there in qualifying, too, with the third pick on the gate. Cox Ben Townley was fourth-fastest. Cox Brett Metcalfe was fifth-fastest. Cox Last week's winner Kevin Windham was sixth-fastest in qualifying. Cox Sara Price (left) hangs with Kawi PR manager Jan Plessner (right) in the Kawasaki pits. Cox