Practice Report: Hangtown

**Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 30, 2009) - After two sessions of 250 and 450 class practices and a single session for the Women's Class of the Lucas Oil Motocross Championship, familiar names sat atop the charts for practice and qualifying at the Hangtown Motocross Classic.

Duplicating his performance from last week, Rockstar/Makita Suzuki's Chad Reed paced the 450 Class with a time of 2:04.830 while Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Christophe Pourcel led the way for the 250 Class at 2:05.246. In the Women's Class of the Lucas Oil Motocross Championship, Honda Red Bull Racing's Ashley Fiolek set the bar with a mark of 2:25.868. The first gates of the Hangtown Motocross Classic drop at 1 p.m.
450 Class Morning Practice**
1. Chad Reed, Australia, Suzuki, 2:04.830
2. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., Suzuki, 2:04.998
3. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, 2:05.261
4. Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha, 2:06.486
5. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 2:06.971
6. Cody Cooper, Huntersville, N.C., Yamaha, 2:07.216
7. Ivan Tedesco, Tallahassee, Fla., Honda, 2:07.317
8. Andrew Short, Smithville, Tex., Honda, 2:07.539
9. Jimmy Albertson, Ozark, Mo., Yamaha, 2:07.577
10. Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Fla., Suzuki, 2:08.228

250 Class Morning Practice
1. Christophe Pourcel, France, Kawasaki, 2:05.246
2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki 2:06.129
3. Trey Canard, Elk City, Okla., Honda, 2:07.326
4. Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Honda, 2:07.379
5. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Yamaha, 2:07.531
6. Austin Stroupe, Lincolnton, N.C., Kawasaki, 2:07.540
7. Tyla Rattray, South Africa, Kawasaki, 2:07.548
8. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda, 2:07.899
9. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki, 2:07.942
10. Tommy Searle, England, KTM, 2:08.013

Women's Class of the Lucas Oil Motocross Championship Morning Practice
1. Ashley Fiolek, St. Augustine, Fla., Honda, 2:25.868
2. Jessica Patterson, Tallahassee, Fla., Honda, 2:27.423
3. Sherri Cruse, Bakersfield, Calif., Suzuki, 2:29.906
4. Sara Price, Canyon Lake, Calif., Kawasaki, 2:30.414
5. Vicki Golden, El Cajon, Calif., Honda, 2:30.532
6. Mariana Balbi, Brazil, Honda, 2:30.571
7. Jacqueline Strong, Sedona, Ariz., Honda, 2:31.837
8. Sarah Whitmore, Cheboygan, Mich., KTM, 2:33.459
9. Tatum Sik, Temecula, Calif., Suzuki, 2:34.776
10. Elizabeth Bash, Riverside, Calif., Kawasaki, 2:35.623

For more information about the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, please contact media coordinator Brandon Short via email at or by telephone at (949) 365-5752.

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