2020 WW Ranch Pro Motocross Results

Cycle News Staff | September 26, 2020

2020 WW Ranch Pro Motocross Results: Zach Osborne won one of the most important races of his long career at the WW Ranch National Motocross in Jacksonville, Florida, September 26. It was significant in that he came up big when the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna rider needed to by putting a stop to the momentum that Adam Cianciarulo (Monster Energy Kawasaki) had been building over the past couple of rounds. Just when it seemed Osborne might be losing his grip on the 450MX title chase, he busted out two hard-earned moto wins to capture the overall victory and, more importantly, build back up a comfortable points lead similar to what he had earlier in the 450MX Championship. Cianciarulo had trimmed Osborne’s lead to just 14 points coming into the WW Ranch National, but Osborne now leaves Florida and heads to Colorado next week with a 29-point cushion, and there are only two rounds and four motos to left go in the 2020 outdoor championship.

Osborne Completes The Sweep At WW Ranch Pro Motocross

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Zach Osborne Photos: Rob Koy

Osborne’s moto wins were impressive in that he blitzed past both Chase Sexton (Honda HRC) and Cianciarulo seemingly at will more than halfway into the first moto. Up to that point, Osborne had been following the two leaders lap after lap, and then when he decided to pull the trigger, he did just that and passed them both on the same lap. And for good measure, he quickly pulled away from them, which must have broken the spirit, at least somewhat, of Cianciarulo’s, who had won the last three out of four motos in the championship.

Osborne passed last year’s winner Marvin Musquin (Red Bull KTM) for the lead at the halfway point in the second moto, then managed to hold back a hard-charging Eli Tomac for the win. Usually, when Tomac gets into that charge mode, no one has a chance, but this time Osborne fought him off.

Cianciarulo, however, wanted to get right back on winning track again in the second moto. He started off in the lead but went down on the fifth lap when he and Musquin, who was pressuring the leader, collided while vying for the same line. Musquin was better prepared for the inevitable collision and managed to stay upright; Cianciarulo, who didn’t really see it coming, wasn’t so lucky. He went down and finished out the moto in seventh, admitting afterward that the crash left him with some pain in his collarbone from a previous injury. A 2-7 wasn’t good enough to get Cianciarulo on the podium. He ended up fourth.

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Eli Tomac

Tomac was quiet all day until he started making noise halfway through the second moto. He was sixth in moto one but came roaring back in the second moto after an 11th place start. It was vintage Tomac, as he reeled in everyone except for Osborne. Had it not been for a slight bobble by Tomac on the last lap, a moto win wouldn’t have been out of the question. A 6-2 gave Tomac second overall. Tomac is mathematically in championship contention, but in reality, it doesn’t appear he’ll be back wearing the number-one plate next year. He trails Osborne by 52 points and is fourth in the championship with just a few motos remaining in the championship.

Musquin, third in the championship, was disappointed to lose ground to Osborne but was extremely lucky to get on the podium. He literally took a nasty header during practice but somehow managed to walk away from that crash and go on to perform well in the motos. He’s still third in the championship, just one point behind runner-up Cianciarulo but 30 behind Osborne.

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Marvin Musquin

Chase Sexton showed plenty of speed once again but not for an entire moto. He is, however, getting closer to that. He went 4-5 for fifth overall.

Blake Baggett had a quiet day, going 7-6 for sixth.

In the 250MX class, the race for the overall win wasn’t much of a race at all. Dylan Ferrandis (Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha) led all but two laps all day and ran off with the double victory. No one had an answer for the Frenchman, not even Jeremy Martin (Geico Honda), the nearest rider to him in the championship. Ferrandis led Jett Lawrence (Geico Honda) across the finish line by 9.65 seconds in the first moto and his teammate Justin Cooper by 15.3 seconds in the second moto.

Ferrandis Tops 250MX at WW Ranch Pro Motocross

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Dylan Ferrandis

There were some good battles behind Ferrandis, though, and when the smoke had cleared, Cooper had claimed the second spot on the podium, while Martin occupied the third spot.

Martin’s troubles on the day were his starts, while Ferrandis had no issues with his starts, which is unusual for him. This was a double whammy for Martin, who still rode well but never saw Ferrandis ahead of him. Martin got on the podium with a 3-3 but now trails Ferrandis by 13 points in the championship. It was just four points going into the Florida race.

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Jeremy Martin

Jett Lawrence (Geico Honda) just missed out on the podium again. A 2-5 gave the Australian fourth.

Shane McElrath rounded out the top five with a 7-4. CN

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Justin Cooper

2020 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship

WW Ranch Motocross Park

Jacksonville, Florida

Round 7 of 9

2020 WW Ranch Motocross Results: (September 26, 2020)

450MX Overall (Top 10)

1. Zach Osborne (Hus) 1-1
2. Marvin Musquin (KTM) 3-3
3 Eli Tomac (Kaw) 6-2
4. Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw) 2-7
5. Chase Sexton (Hon) 4-5
6. Blake Baggett (KTM) 7-6
7. Max Anstie (Suz) 13-4
8. Fredrik Noren (Suz) 9-8
9. Joey Savatgy (Suz) 8-9
10. Justin Barcia (Yam) 5-13

250MX Overall (Top 10)

1. Dylan Ferrandis (Yam) 1-1
2. Justin Cooper (Yam) 4-2
3. Jeremy Martin (Hon) 3-3
4. Jett Lawrence (Hon) 2-5
5. Shane McElrath (Yam) 7-4
6. Alex Martin (Suz) 5-7
7. Cameron McAdoo (Kaw) 9-8
8. Jo Shimoda (Hon) 8-10
9. Carson Mumford (Hon) 10-11
10. Brandon Hartranft (KTM) 13-9

450MX POINT STANDINGS (After 7 of 9 rounds)

1. Zach Osborne (Hus) 285/4 wins
2. Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw) 256/2 wins
3 Marvin Musquin (KTM) 255
4. Eli Tomac (Kaw) 233/1 win
5. Blake Baggett (KTM) 219
6. Justin Barcia (Yam) 218
7. Chase Sexton (Hon) 207
8. Christian Craig (Hon) 163
9. Joey Savatgy (Suz) 147
10. Max Anstie (Suz) 139

250MX POINT STANDINGs (After 7 of 9 rounds)

1. Dylan Ferrandis (Yam) 307/5 wins
2. Jeremy Martin (Hon) 294/1 win
3. Alex Martin (Suz) 224
4. Shane McElrath (Yam) 218
5. RJ Hampshire (Hus) 217/1 win
6. Justin Cooper (Yam) 204
7. Jett Lawrence (Hon) 200
8. Cameron McAdoo (Kaw) 165
9. Mitchell Harrison (Kaw) 138
10. Brandon Hartranft (KTM) 134

QUALIFYING

250MX Combined Qualifying

1. Dylan Ferrandis (Yam) 2:03.882
2. Justin Cooper (Yam) 2:03.885
3. Derek Drake (KTM) 2:05.663
4. Shane McElrath (Yam) 2:06.472
5. Jett Lawrence (Hon) 2:06.940
6. Jeremy Martin (Hon) 2:07.369
7. RJ Hampshire (Hus) 2:07.703
8. Mitchell Harrison (Kaw) 2:07.897
9. Jo Shimoda (Hon) 2:07.983
10. Alex Martin (Suz) 2:07.984

450MX Combined Qualifying

1. Chase Sexton (Hon) 2:03.209
2. Zach Osborne (Hus) 2:04.867
3. Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw) 2:05.054
4. Blake Baggett (KTM) 2:04.592
5. Christian Craig (Hon) 2:05.617
6. Justin Barcia (Yam) 2:06.159
7. Eli Tomac (Kaw) 2:05.907
8. Benny Bloss (Hus) 2:06.459
9. Marvin Musquin (KTM) 2:06.626
10. Max Anstie (Suz) 2:07,794

2020 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Schedule

Round 1 August 15 Loretta Lynn’s Ranch Hurricane Mills, Tennessee
Round 2 August 22 Loretta Lynn’s Ranch Hurricane Mills, Tennessee
Round 3 August 29 Ironman Raceway Crawfordsville, Indiana
Round 4 September 4 RedBud MX Buchanan, Michigan
Round 5 September 7 RedBud MX Buchanan, Michigan
Round 6 September 19 Spring Creek MX Park Millville, Minnesota
Round 7 September 26 WW Ranch MX Park Jacksonville, Florida
Round 8 October 3 Thunder Valley MX Park Lakewood, Colorado
Round 9 October 10 Fox Raceway at Pala Pala, California

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