Dylan Ferrandis takes the top spot in Motocross Power Rankings after High Point

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Three rounds are in the books for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season and Dylan Ferrandis took the top spot in the Power Rankings after High Point. Last week, he was second behind Ken Roczen.

In Round 3 at High Point, Ferrandis did not win a moto, but he was the most consistent rider in the field with a pair of second-place finishes and that gave him the overall win and enough points to take the lead in the championship race by three over Ken Roczen. He carries the red plate to Buchanab, Mich. and the RedBud MX Park this week with a worst overall finish of second.

Roczen was also consistent with a 3-3 at High Point, but he finished only fourth in the overall standings since Adam Cianciarulo and Eli Tomac earned moto wins.

Aaron Plessinger ascended to third in the Power Rankings. His best overall result was third in the season opener at Fox Raceway in Pala, Calif., but he has not been worse than eight in a moto or sixth in the overall standings through three races.

In his last two races, Chase Sexton has identical results of 4-5 at Thunder Valley and High Point and would be higher in the rankings if not for a 10th-place finish in Moto 2 at the season opener at Fox Raceway.

Rounding out the top five this week is Justin Barcia with podium finishes at Fox and Thunder Valley. He struggled at High Point with a best finish of sixth in Moto 2.

That leaves the two moto winners from High Point just outside the top five with Cianciarulo sixth and Tomac seventh.

Cianciarulo struggled in the opener at Fox while Tomac finally found his mojo at High Point.

450 Power Rankings

    1. Dylan Ferrandis [2 overall, 1 moto win]
    2. Ken Roczen [1 overall, 3 moto wins]
    3. Aaron Plessinger
    4. Chase Sexton
    5. Justin Barcia
    6. Adam Cianciarulo [1 moto win]
    7. Eli Tomac [1 moto win]
    8. Marvin Musquin
    9. Cooper Webb
    10. Christian Craig
    11. Joey Savatgy
    12. Max Anstie
    13. Justin Bogle
    14. Zach Osborne
    15. Fredrik Noren
    16. Coty Schock
    17. Brandon Hartranft
    18. Tyler Medaglia
    19. Ryan Surratt
    20. Phil Nicoletti
Power Rankings High Point
High Point was the third round of the 2021 Pro Motocross season and riders are begging to jockey for position. Align Media

In the 250 class, Jett Lawrence retains his top spot in the Power Rankings. Lawrence scored moto wins at Fox and Thunder Valley and swept the podium at High Point. While he failed to win a moto there, he finished second in the overall.

Justin Cooper scored the overall win at Thunder Valley without winning a moto. At the time he was annoyed that he was unable to be the first to the line in either moto. He got off to a slow start in Moto 1 at High Point with a fifth-place result, but got his elusive moto win in the second race to finish third overall.

Hunter Lawrence lands third on the grid this week with top-10 finishes in five of the six motos. His consistent run at Thunder Valley was enough to stand on the podium in the overall rankings and that has boosted him up the grid.

Garrett Marchbanks lands fourth on the grid with consistency. His best moto finish so far this season was a fourth in Race 2 at High Point. Coupled with a 10th in the first race, that gave him a fifth overall.

Jalek Swoll entered High Point with a career-best moto finish of sixth, but one would not have known that by the way he rode. Either High Point was uniquely suited to his riding style, or he’s gaining confidence in the pro ranks. But either way, he scored his first professional win in Moto 1, finished third in the second race, and won the overall.

250 Power Rankings

  1. Jett Lawrence [1 overall, 2 moto wins]
  2. Justin Cooper [1 overall, 1 moto win]
  3. Hunter Lawrence
  4. Garrett Marchbanks
  5. Jalek Swoll [1 overall, 1 moto win]
  6. Colt Nichols
  7. RJ Hampshire
  8. Austin Forkner
  9. Jo Shimoda
  10. Dilan Schwartz
  11. Carson Mumford
  12. Jarrett Frye
  13. Pierce Brown
  14. Max Vohland
  15. Ty Masterpool
  16. Joshua Varize
  17. Ramyller Alves
  18. Derek Drake
  19. Derek Kelley
  20. Max Miller

Final 2023 Rolex 24 at Daytona results, stats

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The 2023 Rolex 24 at Daytona overall results were all streaks: two consecutive victories in the endurance classic for Meyer Shank Racing and three in a row for Acura.

And Helio Castroneves became the second driver to win three consecutive Rolex 24s and the first to win in three straight years (Peter Gregg won in 1973, ’75 and ’76; the race wasn’t held in ’74 because of a global oil crisis).

Starting from the pole position, Tom Blomqvist took the checkered flag in the No. 60 ARX-06 that led a race-high 365 of 783 laps with co-drivers Castroneves, Simon Pagenaud and Colin Braun.

RESULTS: Click here for the finishing order in the 61st Rolex 24 at Daytona l By class

Meyer Shank Racing now has two Rolex 24 victories and the 2022 championship since entering the premier prototype category of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2021.

“I think what’s so special about this team is we are a small team compared to some of our opponents, but the atmosphere, the way we work, enables people to get the best out of themselves, and I think that’s why we’re such high achievers,” Blomqvist said. “I think there’s no egos. It’s a very open book, and that just enables each and every one of us to reach our potential. I think that’s why we’ve achieved so much success in really a short time at this level of competition.”

It’s the 16th IMSA victory for MSR.

The 61st running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona marked the debut of the Grand Touring Prototype category that brought hybrid engine technology to IMSA’s top level.

In other categories:

LMP2: James Allen passed Ben Hanley on the final lap and delivered a victory in the No. 55 ORECA by 0.016 seconds. It’s the second IMSA victory for Proton Competition, which last won at Sebring in 2012. It was the first Rolex 24 victory for Allen and co-drivers Gianmaria Bruni, Fred Poordad and Francesco Pizzi.

GTD Pro: Cooper MacNeil won in the last start of his IMSA career as the No. 79 Mercedes-AMG GT3 scored the first Rolex 24 at Daytona for WeatherTech Racing and the team’s fourth career victory.

MacNeil, who co-drove with Maro Engel, Jules Gounon and Daniel Juncadella, earned his 12th career victory and first at the Rolex 24.

“Winning by last IMSA race is tremendous,” MacNeil said.

GTD: The No. 27 Heart of Racing Team delivered the first Rolex 24 at Daytona for Aston Martin, which has been competing in endurance races at Daytona International Speedway since 1964. Drivers Marco Sorensen, Roman De Angelis, Darren Turner and Ian James (also the team principal) earned the victory in the English brand’s 13th attempt.

It’s also the first Rolex 24 at Daytona win for Heart of Racing, which has seven IMSA wins.

LMP3: Anthony Mantella, Wayne Boyd, Nico Varrone and Thomas Merrill drove the No. 17 AWA Duqueine D08 to victory by 12 laps for the team’s first class win in IMSA.


STATS PACKAGE FOR ROLEX 24 HOURS OF DAYTONA:

Fastest laps by driver

Fastest laps by driver after race (over the weekend)

Fastest laps by driver and class after race

Fastest lap sequence

Lap chart

Leader sequence

Race analysis by lap

Stint analysis

Time cards

Pit stop time cards

Best sector times

Race distance and speed average

Flag analysis

Weather report

NEXT: The 2023 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season will resume with the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring March 18 with coverage across NBC, USA and Peacock.