With the 450 class Championship decided a week ago, all eyes were on the 250 class for the final round of the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series as Adam Cianciarulo held a 30 point lead over Dylan Ferrandis heading into Saturday's showdown at the Ironman National in Crawfordsville, IN.
The point spread was comfortable but Cianciarulo lost the 2019 250SX West title in gut-wrenching fashion three months ago in the final round but this time he kept it on two-wheels and grabbed his first career Championship with a second-place finish in Moto 1, allowing him to enjoy a Championship lap for Moto 2 where he finished a casual fourth and third overall. Ferrandis did his part, taking the sweep, but he needed a bad ride, a crash or engine failure on Cianciarulo's part to make it close. None of that was in the cards on this day. Justin Cooper took second overall on a (3-2) day and finished third in the 250 Championship standings.
In the 450 class, Marvin Musquin and Ken Roczen had a battle for second in the Championship standings going on which seemed to go Musquin's way after a hard fought Moto 1 as he finished less than a second ahead of Roczen after taking the lead with three laps remaining. But a crash in the second race had him carted off the track allowing Tomac to take an easy win and the overall, with Zach Osborne riding second and Roczen in third for second overall and second in the Championship standings. Osborne (5-2) rounded out the podium and finished fifth for the year in his first season in the premier class. Jason Anderson finished fourth in the standings.
Check out all the action for Round 12 of the 2019 Motocross season at the Ironman National. Photos by Ryne Swanberg.