Ken Roczen went quickest in qualifying at a currently dry Hangtown despite saying he doesn’t feel 100% comfortable on the bike yet. Eli Tomac was second just 3 hundredth of the second back in second with Musquin third. Supercross champ Cooper Webb was fifth.
Garrett Marchbanks was an unlikely poleman in the 250 class but the big hitters, Ferrandis, Sexton and Cianciarulo were right behind him with Hunter Lawrence in seventh behind his countryman Wilson Todd. Thomas Covington was way back in 19th.