Round four of the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship went to Mount Morris, Pennsylvania for the High Point National. Heading into the day, most of the hype surrounded the return of James Stewart after he crashed and scored zero points in Thunder Valley. In the end, though, the #7 only finished one moto with his injured hand and was never a factor in Pennsylvania. The two riders that came away with the overall wins in High Point were Ryan Dungey in the 450 Class and Eli Tomac in the 250 Class.
The fastest lap times of the day were turned in by Ryan Dungey (2:10.4) in the 450 Class and Blake Baggett (2:11.6) in the 250 Class. In both motos of the 450 Class, you can see below that Mike Alessi kept Dungey honest early in the motos, but could not maintain that speed through the whole moto. While Dungey was able to turn his fast laps into two moto wins, Baggett left High Point with a 3-5 score for fourth overall. In the 250 Class, it was all about the speed combined with consistency and determination from Eli Tomac.
Eli turned two bad starts into a 2-1 overall win in the 250 Class, and in moto two, not even Dungey could come close to Tomac’s average lap. As you will see on the 250 versus 450 second moto chart below, Tomac’s average lap time of 2:14.558 was a full second faster than Dungey’s 2:15.551. Tomac made a huge statement at High Point in moto two and came from way back to steal the moto win and the overall. Check out the lap charts below to see how it all played out.
On the left of each graph, you will notice the lap times and the numbers on the bottom signifying each lap. Below that, we have the top five riders in the order they finished and each lap time from the thirty minute plus two lap moto after their name. Also, note that each rider’s fastest lap is shaded in blue.
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