Dylan Ferrandis wins Motocross Round 3 at High Point, takes points lead


Dylan Ferrandis finished second in both motos of Round 3 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season at High Point Raceway in Mount Morris, Pennsylvania, and took the points lead.

In Moto 1, Adam Cianciarulo grabbed the holeshot and led flag to flag, but his win was not uncontested.

Cianciarulo visualized the start and jumped out to an early lead, but he could not afford to feel comfortable. The opening laps have not been an issue for him so far this season. He has seen leads disappear with minor mistakes and it appeared the same might be true at High Point when he clipped a banner at the 10-minute mark and almost gave up a two-second lead.

Chase Sexton and Ken Roczen were on his back tire until each of them also bobbled a few minutes later, allowing Cianciarulo to extend his advantage again.

Just as it appeared he would walk away with the win, another rider went down right in front of him just short of the finish line.

“A little fire drill at the end,” Cianciarulo said at the end of the race. “It’s kind of funny. The guy just dumped the clutch right in front of me. I tried to wheelie over his bike. I got up real quick, but it’s memories I guess.”

Cianciarulo righted his bike and walked it across the line to secure the Moto 1 win. This is his first moto win of the season.

Riding second in the closing laps, Sexton buried his front tire in a rut and crashed, handing the runner-up position to Ferrandis.

Roczen rounded out the podium.

Cianciarulo also had the early lead in Moto 2 until Eli Tomac finally found his rhythm for what seems like the first time in 2021.

With a best moto finish of eighth at Fox Raceway, Tomac started the season with disappointing results. At High Point he finally looked like the rider who won the 2019 outdoor title.

But he also faced a late race challenge. As Tomac settled into his pace, Ferrandis and Roczen got around Cianciarulo and started to catch the leader despite being engaged in a fierce contest for second. The battle finally proved to be a distraction, which allowed Tomac to pull away to a three second lead and score his first moto win of the year.

Consistency proved to be the key to Ferrandis’ day and his second-place finish in Moto 2 gave him the overall lead.

Roczen took the final podium spot, going 3-3 on the day, and finished fourth overall. Roczen and Tomac earned the same number of points in the race, but with his Moto 2 win, Tomac earned the tiebreaker.

Ferrandis gained four points on his principle rival and left Pennsylvania with the red plate.

450 results (moto finish)

  1. Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha (2-2)
  2. Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki (1-4)
  3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki (6-1)
  4. Ken Roczen, Germany, Honda (3-3)
  5. Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda (4-5)
  6. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha (5-8)
  7. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., GASGAS (9-6)
  8. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM (10-7)
  9. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., KTM (8-9)
  10. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., KTM (7-11)

450 points standings

  1. Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha – 133
  2. Ken Roczen, Germany, Honda – 130
  3. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha – 103
  4. Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda – 101
  5. Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki – 101
  6. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., GASGAS – 96
  7. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki – 86
  8. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM – 76
  9. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., KTM – 76
  10. Christian Craig, El Cajon, Calif., Yamaha – 72
Ken Roczen finished 3-3 at High Point, but gave up the points lead to Dylan Ferrandis. Align Media

It was a career day for Jalek Swoll in the 250 class.

Last week he earned a career-best of sixth in Moto 2 and finished seventh overall. At High Point, Swoll chased teammate RJ Hampshire for most of the race until a chain fell off the leader’s bike. Swoll had to fend off a late-race charge by by Colt Nichols, but did not put a wheel wrong on his way to not only his first top-five, but the moto win.

“I got that second in Supercross and that was great, but geez – an outdoor nationals win is unbelievable,” Swoll said from the top spot on the podium. “It’s one of those things I always dreamed about growing up.

“I’m not going to get too high on this. I’m just going to go out and try to do it again next moto.”

But the question remained if Moto 1 was a fluke. Swoll answered with a resounding ‘no’ in the second race with another podium finish. His 1-3 on the day gave him his first overall win of his career.

“To get a win here in front of all these fans is incredible,” Swoll said at ProMotocross.com. “My tongue was in the spokes, I was so tired, but I dug deep. I knew I could do this (win). We’ve put in so much work to have the opportunity to be here. I’m at a loss for words right now.”

Jett Lawrence finished third in Moto 1 behind Swoll and Nichols. He improved by a position in Moto 2 and finished second overall in Round 3.

For Lawrence, it was risk versus reward at the end.

“I got into second and tried to put in a charge on (Justin) Cooper, but noticed I wasn’t gaining much ground,” Lawrence said. “I realized I’d rather just settle in and ride for second rather than potentially lose more points. I’m not totally happy with my effort today, but we still finished second and had a good day in the championship.”

Cooper minimized the points’ loss by winning Moto 2. After tipping over in the first race and finishing fifth, he knew he could not give up any ground.

Cooper got out to an early lead and protected the gap between himself and Lawrence to win his first moto of the year.

With his 3-2, Lawrence was able to extend his points lead over Cooper to 11 points.

250 results (moto finish)

  1. Jalek Swoll, Belleview, Fla., Husqvarna (1-3)
  2. Jett Lawrence, Australia, Honda (3-2)
  3. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha (5-1)
  4. Colt Nichols, Muskogee, Okla., Yamaha (2-5)
  5. Garrett Marchbanks, Coalville, Utah, Yamaha (10-4)
  6. Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Kawasaki (7-6)
  7. Ty Masterpool, Paradise, Texas, GasGas (9-10)
  8. Hunter Lawrence, Australia, Honda (8-11)
  9. Dilan Schwartz, Alpine, Calif., Suzuki (6-13)
  10. Carson Mumford, Simi Valley, Calif., (13-7)

250 points standings

  1. Jett Lawrence, Australia, Honda – 132
  2. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha – 121
  3. Hunter Lawrence, Australia, Honda – 90
  4. Jalek Swoll, Belleview, Fla., Husqvarna – 88
  5. Colt Nichols, Muskogee, Okla., Yamaha – 87
  6. Garrett Marchbanks, Coalville, Utah, Yamaha – 85
  7. Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Kawasaki – 77
  8. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha – 72
  9. Jo Shimoda, Japan, Kawasaki – 68
  10. RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Husqvarna – 68
Jalek Swoll swept the podium at High Point and earned his first overall win of his career. Align Media


Round 1: Dylan Ferrandis, Jett Lawrence victorious at Fox Raceway
Round 2: Ken Roczen’s perfect day as Justin Cooper takes 250s at Thunder Valley

IndyCar results, points after 107th Indy 500


INDIANAPOLIS — With his first victory in the Indy 500, Josef Newgarden became the first repeat winner through six race results of the 2023 NTT IndyCar Series season and made a move in the points.

Newgarden, who celebrated with fans in the grandstands, moved from sixth to fourth in the championship standings with his 27th career victory and second this season (he also won at Texas Motor Speedway).

The Team Penske star won his 12th attempt at the Brickyard oval, tying the record for most starts before an Indy 500 victory with Tony Kanaan (2013) and Sam Hanks (1957). Newgarden, whose previous best Indy 500 finish was third with Ed Carpenter Racing in 2016, became the first Tennessee native to win the Greatest Spectacle in Racing and the first American since Alexander Rossi in 2016.

He also delivered the record 19th Indy 500 triumph to Roger Penske, whose team ended a four-year drought on the 2.5-mile oval and won for the first time since he became the owner of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar in 2020.

Newgarden, 32, led five laps, the third-lowest total for an Indy 500 winner behind Joe Dawson (two in 1912) and Dan Wheldon (one in 2011).

The race featured 52 lead changes, the third most behind 68 in 2013 and 54 in ’16, among 14 drivers (tied with ’13 for the second highest behind 15 leaders in ’17 and ’18). Newgarden’s 0.0974-second victory over Marcus Ericsson was the fourth-closest in Indy 500 history behind 1992 (0.043 of a second for Al Unser Jr. over Scott Goodyear), 2014 (0.0600 of a second for Ryan Hunter-Reay over Helio Castroneves) and 2006 (0.0635 of a second Sam Hornish Jr. over Marco Andretti.).

It also marked only the third last-lap pass in Indy 500 history — all within the past 17 years (Hornish over Andretti in 2006; Wheldon over J.R. Hildebrand in 2011).

Ericsson’s runner-up finish was the ninth time the defending Indy 500 finished second the next year (most recently four-time winner Helio Castroneves in 2003).

Here are the IndyCar results and points standings after the 107th Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway:


Click here for the official box score from the 200-lap race on a 2.5-mile oval in Indianapolis.

Lap leader summary

Full lap chart

Best section times

Full section data

Event summary

Pit stop summary

Here is the finishing order in the Indy 500 with starting position in parentheses, driver, engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):

1. (17) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 200, Running
2. (10) Marcus Ericsson, Honda, 200, Running
3. (4) Santino Ferrucci, Chevrolet, 200, Running
4. (1) Alex Palou, Honda, 200, Running
5. (7) Alexander Rossi, Chevrolet, 200, Running
6. (6) Scott Dixon, Honda, 200, Running
7. (8) Takuma Sato, Honda, 200, Running
8. (16) Conor Daly, Chevrolet, 200, Running
9. (21) Colton Herta, Honda, 200, Running
10. (2) Rinus VeeKay, Chevrolet, 200, Running
11. (18) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Chevrolet, 200, Running
12. (27) Callum Ilott, Chevrolet, 200, Running
13. (25) Devlin DeFrancesco, Honda, 200, Running
14. (14) Scott McLaughlin, Chevrolet, 200, Running
15. (20) Helio Castroneves, Honda, 200, Running
16. (9) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 200, Running
17. (24) Marco Andretti, Honda, 200, Running
18. (32) Jack Harvey, Honda, 199, Running
19. (30) Christian Lundgaard, Honda, 198, Running
20. (13) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet, 197, Contact
21. (11) Benjamin Pedersen, Chevrolet, 196, Contact
22. (33) Graham Rahal, Chevrolet, 195, Running
23. (12) Will Power, Chevrolet, 195, Running
24. (5) Pato O’Ward, Chevrolet, 192, Contact
25. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Honda, 192, Contact
26. (26) Agustin Canapino, Chevrolet, 192, Contact
27. (3) Felix Rosenqvist, Chevrolet, 183, Contact
28. (15) Kyle Kirkwood, Honda, 183, Contact
29. (23) David Malukas, Honda, 160, Contact
30. (19) Romain Grosjean, Honda, 149, Contact
31. (31) Sting Ray Robb, Honda, 90, Contact
32. (28) RC Enerson, Chevrolet, 75, Mechanical
33. (29) Katherine Legge, Honda, 41, Contact

Winner’s average speed: 168.193 mph; Time of Race: 2:58:21.9611; Margin of victory: 0.0974 of a second; Cautions: 5 for 27 laps; Lead changes: 52 among 14 drivers. Lap leaders: Palou 1-2; VeeKay 3; Palou 4-9; VeeKay 10-14; Palou 15-22; VeeKay 23-27; Palou 28-29; VeeKay 30-31; Rosenqvist 32; Rossi 33-34; Palou 35-39; VeeKay 40-47; Palou 48-60; VeeKay 61-63; Rosenqvist 64-65; O’Ward 66; Power 67; Herta 68; Rosenqvist 69; O’Ward 70-78; Rosenqvist 79-81; O’Ward 82-89; Rosenqvist 90-94; Ilott 95-99; Rosenqvist 100-101; O’Ward 102; Rosenqvist 103-107; O’Ward 108-109; Rosenqvist 110-113; O’Ward 114-115; Rosenqvist 116-119; O’Ward 120-122; Rosenqvist 123-124; O’Ward 125-128; Rosenqvist 129-131; Ferrucci 132; Ericsson 133-134; Castroneves 135; Rosenqvist 136; Ericsson 137-156; Newgarden 157; Ericsson 158; Ferrucci 159-168; Ericsson 169-170; Rossi 171-172; Sato 173-174; O’Ward 175-179; Hunter-Reay 180-187;
O’Ward 188-191; Ericsson 192; Newgarden 193-195; Ericsson 196-199; Newgarden 200.


Click here for the points tally in the race.

Here are the points standings after the GMR Grand Prix:



Engine manufacturers

Pit stop performance

Top 10 in points: Palou 219, Ericsson 199, O’Ward 185, Newgarden 182, Dixon 162, McLaughlin 149, Rossi 145, Grosjean 139, Power 131, Herta 130.

Rest of the standings: Lundgaard 122, Kirkwood 113, Rosenqvist 113, Ilott 111, Ferrucci 96, VeeKay 96, Rahal 94, Malukas 84, Armstrong 77, Daly 73, Castroneves 69, Harvey 65, DeFrancesco 63, Canapino 61, Pagenaud 55, Pedersen 51, Robb 47, Sato 37, Carpenter 27, Hunter-Reay 20, Kanaan 18, Andretti 13, Enerson 5, Legge 5.

Next race: The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, which has moved from Belle Isle to the streets of downtown, will take place June 4 with coverage starting on Peacock at 3 p.m. ET on NBC.