Team Honda HRC had another solid AMA Pro Motocross performance this weekend, at Crawfordsville, Indiana’s Ironman Raceway National, where Jett Lawrence turned in a pair of flawless 250MX rides to notch a career-first 1-1 moto sweep and take his third overall victory of the season. The 18-year-old enjoyed one of the most impressive outings of his career and regained control in the title chase with just two rounds remaining, while teammate and older brother Hunter Lawrence overcame a challenging day and took ninth overall despite feeling sick. Ken Roczen showed good speed in 450MX, finishing fourth overall (3-5), while Chase Sexton achieved strong starts and finished fifth overall via 5-4 moto results despite also suffering from illness.

Sexton and Roczen completed the first 450MX moto fourth and fifth, respectively, with Roczen having passed his teammate and secured the lead with 27 minutes to go. Toward the halfway mark of the 30-minute-plus-two-laps moto, Dylan Ferrandis overtook Roczen, and Eli Tomac eventually did the same. Moto 2 got underway with Roczen in fourth and Sexton right behind. The Red Riders engaged in a temporary battle for fourth, which Sexton ultimately secured.

When the gate dropped in the 250MX class’s first moto, Jett Lawrence started second, behind title-rival Justin Cooper. After several laps of steady pressure, the young Australian made a calculated pass for the lead. Jeremy Martin took over second but crashed out, leaving Lawrence to win by 8.3 seconds. Unfortunately, Hunter Lawrence had fallen on the opening lap, putting him outside of the top 20, but he made his way through the pack to finish 12th. The second moto saw Jett pick up where he left off, passing from second to the lead on lap 2 and extending his advantage to over nine seconds by the finish. Hunter was ninth, reclaiming third place in the 250MX title chase.

NOTES

  • The Ironman National featured what were undoubtedly the harshest weather conditions of the season, with high humidity and temperatures peaking at 90º F by early afternoon.
  • Motocross’s most promising amateur racers were invited to Ironman Raceway on Friday for MX Sports Pro Racing’s inaugural Scouting Moto Combine. The East Region portion of the new program saw a talented group of A & B class riders, including Honda rider Chase Prince from Petersburg, Tennessee, participate in a pair of 25-minute-plus-two-lap motos that mimicked the format utilized at every round of AMA Pro Motocross.
  • Jett Lawrence posted the fastest time in 250MX qualifying, with a 2’00.367” in the final session, while Hunter Lawrence was 11th-best at 2’03.594”. FXR/Chaparral Honda rider Carson Mumford posted the 14th-best time, and TiLube Honda rider Maxwell Sanford was 35th.
  • Ken Roczen was third-fastest in qualifying for the 450MX class, posting a 1’59.597” in the final session, and Chase Sexton was sixth at 2’00.553”. FXR/Chaparral Honda’s Coty Schock was ninth-best.
  • Upon qualifying fastest in the 250MX class, Jett Lawrence announced on the podium that if he notched the overall win for the day, he would donate his prize money to the Racers 4 Waverly fund. The fund was started after the Tennessee communities of Waverly and Hurricane Mills — home to Loretta Lynn’s Ranch — suffered severe flooding on Saturday, August 21. The program will be collectively coordinated through the Road 2 Recovery Foundation.
  • Team Honda HRC sponsor Renthal designed custom Racers 4 Waverly handlebar pads for the squad’s CRF race machines at the Ironman National.
  • All four Team Honda HRC riders donated autographed jerseys, their custom handlebar pads, and front number plates to charitable causes, including Racers 4 Waverly, the Jeremy Shuttleworth Silent Auction (to be held at 74MX in Punta Gorda, Florida, on September 4, to assist the family of Jeremy Shuttleworth, a rider who was recently taken in a racing incident), and the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, hosted by the Dirt Diggers North Motorcycle Club.
  • While Jett’s dominant performance was a career-first 1-1 moto sweep in AMA Pro Motocross, it was his third overall win of the season and the fourth of his young career.
  • Roczen remains second in the 450MX title chase, while Sexton sits fourth. Jett Lawrence reclaimed the 250MX red plate and now leads the title chase by 11 points, with Hunter third.
  • Jett participated in both the post-race media-corral interviews and the virtual post-race press conference Saturday evening, via Zoom.
  • AMA Pro Motocross now returns to California for the penultimate round — and the second of the year at Pala, California’s Fox Raceway — on Saturday, September 4.

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Ken Roczen 94

“Indiana this weekend was just a so-so day for me and the crew; I went third and fifth for fourth overall, so nothing really to brag about. Still, even on those days you learn together with the team, throwing out ideas about the bike and what we want to try. It was a really hot one on top of that, so it made it for some really difficult race conditions. I didn't quite have the level that I had the last couple rounds. We're still healthy, so that's good. We're going wide-open into these last couple of rounds to hopefully finish out the season super strong and do the best we can for the overall championship."

Chase Sexton 23

“Round 10 at Ironman, I honestly was just glad to make it through the day. I came into this weekend really sick. I got sick on Thursday and didn't know if I was going to be able to race today, so to be able to come through and get two mediocre finishes is good. I'm looking forward to being healthy and ready to go at Pala."

Jett Lawrence 18

"So today was a very good day. I ended up going 1-1 in the first qualifying and then obviously 1-1 in the race, so yeah, pretty good day. I was just having a lot of fun and was having such a good flow on the track and having a great time. I felt like it really showed in those motos. I went out and gave it my best and was finally able to get my first 1-1 in a pro motocross race, so that was awesome. Hopefully we can carry on to do the same thing in these next two rounds. I'm going to go with the same mentality I came into today with and try and execute the same races as I did today."

Hunter Lawrence 41

"Today, I saw Jesus every lap — it was really tough. That's about it — feeling really below par. I just struggled and did what I could to bring her home. With me just putting two motos out there, we ended up bumping me back up to third in the championship, so that's a positive. The easier decision was obviously to stay home, but it was probably one of the toughest days of my career. I just pushed through it and ended up walking away super empty, so now I’m just focusing on resting up and trying to shake this [sickness] and bounce back next weekend."

Erik Kehoe

Team Manager

“Jett was on fire from the first lap of qualifying today! He looked calm and confident, and he was ready to take back the red plate with an impressive 1-1 win. Hunter was feeling the effects of being sick but dug deep and managed to earn ninth overall to salvage valuable points. Ken showed amazing speed at times today, but his pace in the latter half of the motos earned him fourth overall for the day in the hot, humid conditions. Chase’s energy level was low as well, from feeling sick before the weekend. He still managed solid starts and fifth overall for valuable points as he is fourth overall in the championship battle.”

AMA Pro Motocross 2021
Race Round 10   Crawfordsville

450MX Moto 1 Results

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Ferrandis  Dylan 14 USA 25 Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha Yamaha
2 Tomac Eli 3 USA 22 Monster Energy Kawasaki Kawasaki
3 Roczen Ken 94 GER 20 Team Honda HRC Honda
4 Webb Cooper 2 USA 18 Red Bull KTM KTM
5 Sexton Chase 23 USA 16 Team Honda HRC Honda
6 Plessinger Aaron 7 USA 15 Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha Yamaha
7 Savatgy Joey 17 USA 14 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM WPS KTM
8 Shock Coty 37 USA 13 FXR/Chaparral Honda Racing Honda
9 Hartranft  Brandon 41 USA 12 Twisted Tea/HEP Motorsports Suzuki Suzuki
10 Bogle Justin 19 USA 11 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM WPS KTM
11 Chisholm Kyle 11 USA 10 Chisholm Racing Kawasaki
12 Lamay Ben 71 USA 9 TPJ/Fly Racing Honda
13 Kessler Jace 92 USA 8 Kessler Concrete Yamaha Yamaha
14 Surratt Ryan 58 USA 7 PR-MX Pelletier Kawasaki Kawasaki
15 Rodbell Justin 55 USA 6 SGB Racing/Maxxis/Babbitt's Kawasaki Kawasaki
16 Hand Jeremy 63 USA 5 Hand Racing Honda
17 Clason William 280 USA 4 PR-MX Pelletier Kawasaki Kawasaki
18 Harlan Grant 65 USA 3 Tilube Storm Lake Honda Honda
19 Canning Chris 82 USA 2 Pilgrim Powersports KTM
20 Runkles Jacob 88 USA 1 None Husqvarna
21 Moranz Kevin 57 USA 1 TPJ/Fly Racing KTM
22 Meshey Scott 84 USA 1 None Husqvarna
AMA Pro Motocross 2021
Race Round 10   Crawfordsville

450MX Moto 2 Results

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Tomac Eli 3 USA 25 Monster Energy Kawasaki Kawasaki
2 Ferrandis  Dylan 14 USA 22 Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha Yamaha
3 Webb Cooper 2 USA 20 Red Bull KTM KTM
4 Sexton Chase 23 USA 18 Team Honda HRC Honda
5 Roczen Ken 94 GER 16 Team Honda HRC Honda
6 Shock Coty 37 USA 15 FXR/Chaparral Honda Racing Honda
7 Bogle Justin 19 USA 14 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM WPS KTM
8 Savatgy Joey 17 USA 13 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM WPS KTM
9 Hartranft  Brandon 41 USA 12 Twisted Tea/HEP Motorsports Suzuki Suzuki
10 Chisholm Kyle 11 USA 11 Chisholm Racing Kawasaki
11 Lamay Ben 71 USA 10 TPJ/Fly Racing Honda
12 Harlan Grant 65 USA 9 Tilube Storm Lake Honda Honda
13 Surratt Ryan 58 USA 8 PR-MX Pelletier Kawasaki Kawasaki
14 Hand Jeremy 63 USA 7 Hand Racing Honda
15 Stepek Tyler 93 USA 6 Tomahawk MX Kawasaki
16 Rodbell Justin 55 USA 5 SGB Racing/Maxxis/Babbitt's Kawasaki Kawasaki
17 Moranz Kevin 57 USA 4 TPJ/Fly Racing KTM
18 Runkles Jacob 88 USA 3 None Husqvarna
19 Backaus Bryce 794 USA 2 All Motor Performance Yamaha
20 Hansen Bryce 148 USA 1 None Kawasaki
21 Rolando Nicolas 144 URU 1 RSMX Maas Brothers KTM
22 Thurman Curren 116 USA 1 FXR Racing/Race Tech Privateer Island KTM
AMA Pro Motocross 2021
Race Round 10   Crawfordsville

250MX Moto 1 Results

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Lawrence Jett 18 AUS 25 Team Honda HRC Honda
2 Shimoda Jo 30 JPN 22 Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki Kawasaki
3 Mosiman Michael 29 USA 20 TLD/Red Bull GasGas GasGas
4 Cooper Justin 32 USA 18 Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha Yamaha
5 Forkner Austin 33 USA 16 Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki Kawasaki
6 Masterpool Ty 42 USA 15 AEO/GasGas GasGas
7 Vohland Max 36 USA 14 Red Bull KTM KTM
8 Mumford Carson 43 USA 13 FXR/Chaparral Honda Racing Honda
9 Schwartz Dilan 40 USA 12 Bar X/Chaparral/Ecstar Suzuki Suzuki
10 Kilroy Preston 68 USA 11 BarX Suzuki Factory Racing Suzuki
11 Kitchen Levi 59 USA 10 Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha Yamaha
12 Lawrence Hunter 41 AUS 9 Team Honda HRC Honda
13 Hampshire RJ 24 USA 8 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Husqvarna
14 Hartranft  Brandon 41 USA 7 Twisted Tea/HEP Motorsports Suzuki Suzuki
15 Frye Jarrett 39 USA 6 Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha Yamaha
16 Varize Joshua 38 USA 5 KTM Orange Brigade/Factory Connection KTM
17 Robin Jerry 97 USA 4 Blue Buffalo Slater Skins/ Yamaha Yamaha
18 Rios Tommy 172 USA 3 Manluk Rock River Merge Yamaha Yamaha
19 Amerine Kaeden 432 USA 2 EBR Performance Altus Motorsports Yamaha
20 Prebula Christopher 995 USA 1 Team Imperial KTM
21 Simonson Devin 76 USA 1 PR-MX Pelletier Kawasaki Kawasaki
22 Williams Zack 80 USA 1 Tenkom Motorsports Yamaha
AMA Pro Motocross 2021
Race Round 10   Crawfordsville

250MX Moto 2 Results

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Lawrence Jett 18 AUS 25 Team Honda HRC Honda
2 Hampshire RJ 24 USA 22 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Husqvarna
3 Shimoda Jo 30 JPN 20 Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki Kawasaki
4 Cooper Justin 32 USA 18 Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha Yamaha
5 Forkner Austin 33 USA 16 Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki Kawasaki
6 Mosiman Michael 29 USA 15 TLD/Red Bull GasGas GasGas
7 Masterpool Ty 42 USA 14 AEO/GasGas GasGas
8 Mumford Carson 43 USA 13 FXR/Chaparral Honda Racing Honda
9 Lawrence Hunter 41 AUS 12 Team Honda HRC Honda
10 Frye Jarrett 39 USA 11 Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha Yamaha
11 Varize Joshua 38 USA 10 KTM Orange Brigade/Factory Connection KTM
12 Scharer Brandon 91 USA 9 Club MX Yamaha
13 Schwartz Dilan 40 USA 8 Bar X/Chaparral/Ecstar Suzuki Suzuki
14 Kilroy Preston 68 USA 7 BarX Suzuki Factory Racing Suzuki
15 Rios Tommy 172 USA 6 Manluk Rock River Merge Yamaha Yamaha
16 Prebula Christopher 995 USA 5 Team Imperial KTM
17 Simonson Devin 76 USA 4 PR-MX Pelletier Kawasaki Kawasaki
18 Williams Zack 80 USA 3 Tenkom Motorsports Yamaha
19 Uselman TJ 742 USA 2 Race Trailer Parts Tru Contracting GasGas
20 Luhovey Vincent 437 USA 1 Luhovey Racing KTM
21 Lesher Jared 412 USA 1 None Honda
22 Walker Jeffrey USA 1 Walker Motorsports KTM
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