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Barcia’s Best Finish of 2016

2016 Ironman National Results and Coverage - Podium
Podium

With Ken Roczen (Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s/Suzuki Factory Racing) already crowned 2016 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross 450MX Champion, the Ironman National at Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, Indiana turned out to be a processional affair. Roczen jumped to the lead early on the first lap of both motos and won twice by huge margins.

2016 Ironman National Results and Coverage - Barcia
Justin Barcia

Justin Barcia (Autotrader/Monster Energy/JGR Yamaha), Eli Tomac (Monster Energy Kawasaki), Marvin Musquin (Red Bull KTM) and Jason Anderson (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing) finished Moto 1 in that order, and reprised the finishing arrangement for Moto 2.

That doesn’t mean there weren’t a few surprises along the way. With Barcia hanging on to Roczen and leaving the rest of the field behind, Tomac battled Musquin for third place early in Moto 1 after both passed Phil Nicoletti (Autotrader/Monster Energy/JGR Yamaha), with Tomac eventually getting away from Musquin as Tomac put in faster times in Laps 5 through 9.

Tomac gave Musquin a glimmer of hope when Tomac went down in a rut on Lap 10, allowing Musquin to close in on the final Moto 1 podium position. Tomac turned the gas back on, and responded by beating Musquin for the final five laps. Tomac eventually finished eight seconds clear of Musquin, but 21 seconds shy of Barcia.

2016 Ironman National Results and Coverage - Jason Anderson
Jason Anderson

Anderson, in his first race back since breaking his collarbone early in the season, put in an impressive ride. Starting eighth, he passed Weston Peick (Autotrader/Monster Energy/JGR Yamaha) on Lap 2, Benny Bloss (BTO Sports/WPS KTM) on Lap 4, and Nicoletti on Lap 5, before settling in for fifth, and was six seconds behind Musquin at the finish.

Overcoming bike problems on the starting line before Moto 2, Andrew Short (BTO Sports/WPS KTM) grabbed the holeshot in the final race of his career. Unfortunately, the hand-built shock failed on the first lap and he was out of the race. That allowed Peick to catch and pass Short for eighth place in the 2016 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross 450MX Championship Final Standings on a tiebreaker, as each scored 197 points on the year.

Roczen quickly established his Moto 2 dominance, and Barcia stretched out his lead over the pack in second. Musquin was running in podium position for the first five laps. However, Tomac caught Musquin on Lap 6 without Musquin putting up much of a fight. Anderson had settled into fifth place and that order continued to the finish.

2016 Ironman National Results and Coverage - Tomac
Eli Tomac

Only a small fall by Barcia on Lap 10 provided any drama, as it allowed Tomac to get close as Barcia struggled to kickstart his stalled bike. Barcia fired up his Yamaha before Tomac could pass, and Barcia eventually was able to escape from Tomac with three laps to go. Barcia finished six seconds clear of Tomac, but nearly 20 seconds behind a cruising Roczen. Musquin was 34 seconds behind Tomac, and 10 seconds in front of Anderson.

Although there were no changes in the Top 4 of the 2016 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross 450MX Championship Final Standings, Nicoletti was able to leapfrog from seventh to fifth in the standings at the Ironman National. Nicoletti’s 6-8 finishes allowed him to pass an injured Christophe Pourcel (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing) and Bloss, who struggled to 7-11 on the day. Nicoletti, earlier a fill-in rider on the JGR team, finished a single point ahead of Bloss.

Photography by Simon Cudby

2016 Ironman National 450MX Moto 1 Results

  1. Ken Roczen, Suzuki
  2. Justin Barcia, Yamaha
  3. Eli Tomac, Kawasaki
  4. Marvin Musquin, KTM
  5. Jason Anderson, Husqvarna
  6. Phil Nicoletti, Yamaha
  7. Benny Bloss, KTM
  8. Weston Peick, Yamaha
  9. Fredrik Noren, Honda
  10. Dean Wilson KTM
  11. Matt Bisceglia, Suzuki
  12. Kaven Benoit, KTM
  13. Andrew Short, KTM
  14. Cade Clason, KTM
  15. Cole Martinez, Yamaha

2016 Ironman National 450MX Moto 2 Results

  1. Ken Roczen, Suzuki
  2. Justin Barcia, Yamaha
  3. Eli Tomac, Kawasaki
  4. Marvin Musquin, KTM
  5. Jason Anderson, Husqvarna
  6. Matt Bisceglia, Suzuki
  7. Weston Peick, Yamaha
  8. Phil Nicoletti, Yamaha
  9. Fredrik Noren, Honda
  10. Kaven Benoit, KTM
  11. Benny Bloss, KTM
  12. Dean Wilson, KTM
  13. Ryan Sipes, Husqvarna
  14. Cole Martinez, Yamaha
  15. John Short, Yamaha

2016 Ironman National 450MX Class Overall Results

  1. Ken Roczen, 1-1
  2. Justin Barcia, 2-2
  3. Eli Tomac, 3-3
  4. Marvin Musquin, 4-4
  5. Jason Anderson, 5-5
  6. Phil Nicoletti, 6-8
  7. Weston Peick, 8-7
  8. Matt Bisceglia, 11-6
  9. Fredrik Noren, 9-9
  10. Benny Bloss, 7-11

2016 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross 450MX Championship Final Standing

  1. Ken Roczen – 584 points (20 wins)
  2. Eli Tomac – 498 (3 wins)
  3. Marvin Musquin – 401
  4. Justin Barcia – 360
  5. Phil Nicoletti – 229
  6. Benny Bloss – 228
  7. Christophe Pourcel – 217
  8. Weston Peick – 197
  9. Andrew Short – 197
  10. Fredrik Noren – 192
  11. Justin Brayton – 173
  12. Broc Tickle – 171
  13. Cole Seely – 151
  14. Jason Anderson – 145
  15. Matt Bisceglia – 144
  16. Justin Bogle – 136
  17. Ryan Dungey – 131 (1 win)
  18. Trey Canard – 127
  19. Dean Wilson – 122
  20. Cole Martinez – 98

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