2012 AMA Motocross Lake Elsinore Results

Champions Crowned At Lake Elsinore

2012 AMA Motocross Lake Elsinore Results

Four riders started the event with a chance to take home the title, but when the dust settled it was favorite Blake Baggett who sat atop the point standings – Photo: Frank Hoppen

The Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park was the setting for the finale of AMA Pro Racing, and it provided plenty of dramatic finishes to cap off the season.

The 250 class was set up to have the most dramatic race of the day. Four riders started the event with a chance to take home the title, but when the dust settled it was favorite Blake Baggett who sat atop the point standings. His first and second place finishes in the two motos helped the Kawasaki rider earn his first professional title.

“I came out swinging today,” said Baggett. “I knew I would either go to the front, or it would all go down the drain. The first moto was crazy battling with Justin [Barcia] and Eli [Tomac]. In the second moto, I got a horrible start and I don’t even know, I couldn’t even see. I just needed to get to the front and finish as good as I could, so I did.”

Ryan Dungey won his 10th consecutive victory to emphatically confirm his 450 class title, which he wrapped up several weeks ago. In the women’s championship, Ashley Fiolek surprised points leader Jessica Patterson to come from behind for the championship win. This marks her fourth title in five years.

Ryan Dungey Claims Overall Victory At Lake Elsinore Motocross Park!

Ryan Dungey 2012 Motocross Lake Elsinore - Champion Bike

“I want to extend my sincerest thanks to my team for all of their hard work. I am looking forward to the start of a new season and working with Red Bull KTM for 2013.” – Ryan Dungey
- Photo: Hoppenworld.com

The newly crowned 2012 Lucas Oil Pro 450 Motocross Champion, Red Bull KTM rider Ryan Dungey, earned another impressive overall victory after claiming both moto wins at the final round of the season held at Lake Elsinore Motocross Park.

The Lake Elsinore racing facility is the newest addition to the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series and created a fair playing ground for all riders as the track was newly designed and had never been ridden in its race day format prior to the national.

Ryan Dungey got off to a decent start in the first moto and was sitting in 4th position around the first corner. Near the halfway point of the race, he made the pass on Mike Alessi to take over the lead. Despite the hot temperatures, Dungey persevered and went on to take the first moto win.

The second moto was almost a repeat of the first. Dungey got off to a top five start, and within a few laps found himself into the lead. Once out front, he stretched his lead and went on to take the second moto victory and his 10th overall win of the season.

“It has been a great season,” stated Dungey after the race. “It was already an honor to earn the championship but it feels great to end the season on the best note possible by taking the win. I want to extend my sincerest thanks to my team for all of their hard work. I am looking forward to the start of a new season and working with Red Bull KTM for 2013.”

Source: KTM North America

Marvin Musquin Earns 3rd Overall At Lake Elsinore Motocross Park

Marvin Musquin 2012 Motocross 250cc Lake Elsinore - Podium

Marvin Musquin earned the final podium spot in the Lucas Oil Pro 250 Motocross class at the final round of the series held at Lake Elsinore Motocross Park – Photo: Hoppenworld.com

Red Bull KTM Factory rider Marvin Musquin earned the final podium spot in the Lucas Oil Pro 250 Motocross class at the final round of the series held at Lake Elsinore Motocross Park. His teammate, Ken Roczen, finished 6th overall for the day.

Marvin Musquin got off to a great start in the first moto, taking the holeshot and the early lead. He battled inside the top three for the first half of the race before dropping to 4th position around the halfway point. Once in 4th he remained close to the top runners and maintained a consistent pace to keep the leaders within view. Meanwhile, Ken Roczen, who suffered a crash off the start of the first moto, had worked his way from 39th to inside the top ten by the halfway point. He used the remaining laps to pick off as many positions as possible. He eventually climbed up to 6th place by the end of the moto. Musquin held on to finish 4th.

In the second moto, both riders got off to mid-pack starts. Musquin quickly moved up toward the top five while Roczen was 9th after the first lap. Musquin was turning quick lap times right from the start and moved up to 3rd position by the fourth lap. At the halfway point he was sitting as high as 2nd before he lost the position to Blake Baggett. Once back in 3rd, he rode strong and maintained his position. His 3rd place result in the second moto helped secure him 3rd overall for the day. Roczen moved from his 9th place position on the first lap, to 7th at the end of the moto to earn 6th overall for the day.

Both riders, who recently announced that they have re-signed with KTM for the next two years will now return to their homes for a quick break before beginning training for the 2013 AMA Supercross Lites Series.

Source: KTM North America

Malcolm Stewart Earns Season Best Finish at Lake Elsinore Motocross Park

Malcolm Stewart 2012 Motocross 250cc Lake Elsinore - 5th Place

Malcolm Stewart earned his season best finish with a 5th place overall result at the final round the 250 Motocross Championship – Photo: Hoppenworld.com

JDR/J-Star/KTM rider Malcolm Stewart earned his season best finish with a 5th place overall result at the final round of the Lucas Oil Pro 250 Motocross Championship held at Lake Elsinore Motocross Park.

Stewart got off to a great start in both of his motos, sitting inside the top ten. In the first moto he was sitting in 10th place around the first lap and maintained a steady pace to pick off riders throughout the race. By the end of the 30 minute plus two-lap moto he had climbed to 7th position.

In moto two, Stewart got off to an even better start and was sitting in 4th place at the end of the first lap. He dropped to 10th on lap two, but quickly regrouped and began to climb forward once again. By the end of the moto, Stewart had put in an impressive ride to climb past Ken Roczen and take 6th place in the final laps. His 7-6 results earned him his season best finish with 5th overall.

“It feels great to get a good finish at the end of the season,” stated Stewart. “We have been working really hard to put in two solid motos and it finally paid off. I wish it would have happened sooner but it is a good feeling to end the season with a good ride. I hope to carry this momentum into my training and return for the 2013 season prepared to fight for a podium position.”

Source: KTM North America

Lake Elsinore Overview And Point Standings

2012 AMA Pro Motocross Lake Elsinore Image Gallery (Click for full size images)

Overall Results – 450 Class – Moto 1 / Moto 2

  1. Ryan Dungey – 1 / 1
  2. Mike Alessi – 2 / 2
  3. Broc Tickle – 3 / 3
  4. Tyla Rattray – 4 / 4
  5. Jacob Weimer – 5 / 9
  6. Justin Brayton – 12 / 5
  7. Christian Craig – 7 / 10
  8. Andrew Short – 8 / 13
  9. Ben LaMay – 10 / 12
  10. Weston Peick – 13 / 11
  11. Josh Grant – 35 / 6
  12. Jimmy Albertson – 11 / 16
  13. Kyle Regal – 6 / 32
  14. Nico Izzi – 38 / 7
  15. Kyle Chisholm – 28 / 8
  16. Vince Friese – 15 / 14
  17. Fredrik Noren – 9 / 30
  18. Derek Anderson – 14 / 20
  19. Preston Mull – 16 / 19
  20. Robert Kiniry – 31 / 15

450 Motocross Point Standings – ( Round 12 of 12 )

  1. Ryan Dungey – 5802012 Champion
  2. Mike Alessi – 453
  3. Jacob Weimer – 355
  4. Andrew Short – 354
  5. Broc Tickle – 349
  6. Josh Grant – 277
  7. Justin Brayton – 247
  8. Kyle Chisholm – 211
  9. Davi Millsaps – 176
  10. Tyla Rattray – 172
  11. James Stewart – 163
  12. Nico Izzi – 163
  13. Brett Metcalfe – 142
  14. Michael Byrne – 138
  15. Ben LaMay – 105
  16. Tommy Hahn – 101
  17. Christian Craig – 99
  18. Vince Friese – 95
  19. Ryan Sipes – 94
  20. Robert Kiniry – 93

Overall Results – 250 Class – Moto 1 / Moto 2

  1. Blake Baggett – 1 / 2
  2. Justin Barcia – 3 / 1
  3. Marvin Musquin – 4 / 3
  4. William Hahn – 5 / 4
  5. Malcolm Stewart – 7 / 6
  6. Ken Roczen – 6 / 7
  7. Eli Tomac – 2 / 14
  8. Blake Wharton – 8 / 8
  9. Jeremy Martin – 10 / 10
  10. Jessy Nelson – 9 / 13
  11. Kyle Cunningham – 14 / 9
  12. Jason Anderson – 31 / 5
  13. Justin Bogle – 15 / 11
  14. Travis Baker – 11 / 15
  15. Dillan Epstein – 17 / 12
  16. Kyle Peters – 13 / 16
  17. Alex Martin – 16 / 17
  18. Cole Thompson – 12 / 30
  19. Kellian Rusk – 25 / 18
  20. Dakota Tedder – 18 / 21

250 Motocross Point Standings – ( Round 12 of 12 )

  1. Blake Baggett – 5192012 Champion
  2. Justin Barcia – 499
  3. Eli Tomac – 487
  4. Ken Roczen – 456
  5. Marvin Musquin – 406
  6. William Hahn – 316
  7. Blake Wharton – 265
  8. Jason Anderson – 238
  9. Jessy Nelson – 225
  10. Travis Baker – 193
  11. Malcolm Stewart – 190
  12. Jake Canada – 170
  13. Alex Martin – 153
  14. Justin Bogle – 142
  15. Kyle Cunningham – 132
  16. Gareth Swanepoel – 106
  17. Ivan Tedesco – 105
  18. Kyle Peters – 91
  19. Martin Davalos – 85
  20. Ryan Sipes – 58

Overall Results – Women’s Class – Moto 1 / Moto 2

  1. Chiara Fontanesi – 1 / 1
  2. Mariana Balbi – 3 / 2
  3. Ashley Fiolek – 2 / 3
  4. Tarah Gieger – 5 / 5
  5. Taylor Higgins – 8 / 4
  6. Jacqueline Strong – 6 / 6
  7. Alexah Pearson – 9 / 7
  8. Lindsey Palmer – 12 / 8
  9. Sade Allender – 11 / 9
  10. Hailey Larson – 10 / 10
  11. Jessica Patterson – 4 / 28
  12. Sarah Troxel – 13 / 12
  13. Brianna DeGray – 15 / 11
  14. Sara Pettersson – 7 / 27
  15. Ashley Boham – 14 / 15
  16. Amanda Brown – 16 / 14
  17. Jackie Ives – 18 / 13
  18. Sarah Whitmore – 17 / 16
  19. Jessie Wharton – 25 / 17
  20. Lauren Volentir – 19 19

Women’s Motocross Point Standings – ( Round 8 of 8 )

  1. Ashley Fiolek – 3172012 Champion
  2. Tarah Gieger – 302
  3. Jessica Patterson – 298
  4. Mariana Balbi – 269
  5. Jacqueline Strong – 236
  6. Sara Pettersson – 223
  7. Alexah Pearson – 175
  8. Kasie Creson – 174
  9. Sade Allender – 170
  10. Amanda Brown – 142
  11. Sayaka Kaneshiro – 137
  12. Sarah Whitmore – 129
  13. Brianna DeGray – 126
  14. Meghan Rutledge – 78
  15. Jackie Ives – 73
  16. Hailey Larson – 70
  17. Lindsey Palmer – 54
  18. Shelby Rolen – 54
  19. Ashley Boham – 51
  20. Chiara Fontanesi – 50

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