ELI TOMAC TOPS HIGH POINT NATIONAL THE HARD WAY

The racing was all over the place today with Blake Baggett taking the first moto win, but unfortunately not being able to back it up in the second moto, leaving the overall up for grabs. The likes of Cooper Webb, Eli Tomac, Ken Roczen and Zach Osborne were left to duke it out in hopes of securing the overall for the day. Here’s how the rest of the day turned out: (For extended coverage of the 2019 High Point National MX, click here).

450 Moto One

After a third in the morning qualifying sessions, Rocky Mountain ATV MC/KTM’s Blake Baggett grabbed the holeshot and led the 450 pack into the day’s motos. Eli Tomac and Cooper Webb tried to latch onto the back of Baggett, but Blake’s almost two-second-faster lap times and an early mistake from Tomac allowed the number four to pull out a sizable lead. From there, the battle between second and fifth ensued between Webb, Anderson, Tomac and Roczen. A big mistake from Webb threw him off the bike and put him further back in the top ten. By the end of the moto, Marvin Musquin and Zach Osborne found their ways past Roczen for fourth and fifth. Blake Baggett eventually won the moto with a ten second lead over Jason Anderson in second and Eli Tomac rebounded from his fall to finish third. Here’s how the rest of the 450 class stacked up in moto one at High Point:

1 Blake Baggett
2 Jason Anderson
3 Eli Tomac
4 Marvin Musquin
5 Zach Osborne
6 Ken Roczen
7 Cooper Webb
8 Joey Savatgy
9 Justin Bogle
10 Justin Barcia
11 Dean Ferris
12 Tyler Bowers
13 Henry Miller
14 Benny Bloss
15 Fredrik Noren
16 Ben LaMay
17 Jake Masterpool
18 Lorenzo Locurcio
19 Toshiki Tomita
20 John Short
21 Jared Lesher
22 James Weeks
23 Kyle Chisholm
24 Isaac Teasdale
25 Felix Lopez
26 Coty Schock
27 Jeremy Hand
28 Jeremy Smith
29 Tristan Lane
30 Jacob Runkles
31 Timothy Crosby
32 Bradley Esper
33 Heath Harrison
34 Nick Fratz
35 Dakota Kessler
36 Levi Kilbarger
37 Robert Piazza
38 Taiki Koga
39 Mathias Jorgensen
40 Tyler Stepek

450 Moto Two

The second moto saw Joey Savatgy grabbing the holeshot, but Red Bull/KTM’s Cooper Webb immediately passed for the lead. From then on the battles never seemed to stop. The top five got switched around too many times to count, with Ken Roczen making his way into the lead and gaining a five second lead by the end of the moto. Eli Tomac made his usual last minute charge through the pack to finish second and take the day’s overall. Cooper Webb rounded out the second moto podium in third.

1 Ken Roczen
2 Eli Tomac
3 Cooper Webb
4 Zach Osborne
5 Jason Anderson
6 Joey Savatgy
7 Marvin Musquin
8 Justin Bogle
9 Benny Bloss
10 Justin Barcia
11 Dean Ferris
12 Tyler Bowers
13 John Short
14 Lorenzo Locurcio
15 Blake Baggett
16 Ben LaMay
17 Fredrik Noren
18 Henry Miller
19 Toshiki Tomita
20 Kyle Chisholm
21 Felix Lopez
22 Jeremy Hand
23 James Weeks
24 Coty Schock
25 Jared Lesher
26 Isaac Teasdale
27 Timothy Crosby
28 Robert Piazza
29 Jake Masterpool
30 Jacob Runkles
31 Tristan Lane
32 Dakota Kessler
33 Nick Fratz
34 Levi Kilbarger
35 Carson Tickle
36 Bradley Esper
37 Jeremy Smith
38 Heath Harrison
39 Tyler Stepek
40 Mathias Jorgensen

450 Overall Results

1 Eli Tomac 3 – 2
2 Ken Roczen 6 – 1
3 Jason Anderson 2 – 5
4 Cooper Webb 7 – 3
5 Zach Osborne 5 – 4
6 Marvin Musquin 4 – 7
7 Blake Baggett 1 – 15
8 Joey Savatgy 8 – 6
9 Justin Bogle 9 – 8
10 Justin Barcia 10 – 10
11 Dean Ferris 11 – 11
12 Benny Bloss 14 – 9
13 Tyler Bowers 12 – 12
14 Henry Miller 13 – 18
15 Lorenzo Locurcio 18 – 14
16 Ben LaMay 16 – 16
17 Fredrik Noren 15 – 17
18 John Short 20 – 13
19 Toshiki Tomita 19 – 19
20 Jake Masterpool 17 – 29
21 Kyle Chisholm 23 – 20
22 James Weeks 22 – 23
23 Felix Lopez 25 – 21
24 Jared Lesher 21 – 25
25 Jeremy Hand 27 – 22
26 Coty Schock 26 – 24
27 Isaac Teasdale 24 – 26
28 Timothy Crosby 31 – 27
29 Jacob Runkles 30 – 30
30 Tristan Lane 29 – 31
31 Robert Piazza 37 – 28
32 Jeremy Smith 28 – 37
33 Dakota Kessler 35 – 32
34 Nick Fratz 34 – 33
35 Bradley Esper 32 – 36
36 Levi Kilbarger 36 – 34
37 Heath Harrison 33 – 38
38 Tyler Stepek 40 – 39
39 Mathias Jorgensen 39 – 40
40 Carson Tickle DNS – 35
41 Taiki Koga 38 – DNS

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