For the second time in as many weekends, Team Honda HRC rider Jett Lawrence rode to a flawless 1-1 moto sweep in the 250MX class, this time at Pala, California’s Fox Raceway, during the penultimate round of the 2021 AMA Pro Motocross Championship. The performance extended the 18-year-old’s perfect record of overall wins at the venue to three, and grew his lead in the championship standings to 23 points. Teammate and older brother Hunter Lawrence took sixth overall in the class. In the 450MX category, Ken Roczen showed good speed, finishing fourth overall via 3-6 moto scores.

The first 450MX moto saw Roczen secure the holeshot and build a three-second gap over his rivals. Toward the halfway mark of the 30-minute-plus-two-laps moto, he was overtaken by Dylan Ferrandis, and later by Eli Tomac, with the German finishing in third.  When the gate dropped in the final 450MX moto, Roczen charged into second and then took the lead on the opening lap. He was soon passed by Ferrandis and eventually slipped to sixth.

In the first 250MX moto, Jett Lawrence got underway in third, then made a calculated pass on Maximus Vohland several minutes into the first moto. At the halfway point, Michael Mosiman crashed out of the lead, with Jett taking over. He cruised to the finish to secure his seventh moto win of the season, with a 9.2 second margin. Hunter Lawrence started inside the top 10 and made solid passes to finish sixth. The second moto saw Jett secure his first holeshot of the season and establish a gap on his pursuers. At the checkered flag, Jett was 14.2 seconds ahead of second place. Hunter was sixth for fifth overall.

NOTES

  • In the days since the previous round, Team Honda HRC spent time preparing for the Fox Raceway National, testing in Southern California at both Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino and Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park.
  • After feeling under the weather at last weekend’s Ironman Raceway round, Team Honda HRC rider Chase Sexton was diagnosed with an enlarged spleen, prompting him to sit out the trip to Fox Raceway. He still hopes to attend the final round.
  • Located in northern San Diego County, Fox Raceway featured the hottest conditions of the schedule so far, with temperatures hitting 84º Fahrenheit when practice started and reaching the triple-digit range by the afternoon.
  • This was AMA Pro Motocross’s second trip to Fox Raceway this season, though this round saw the track layout reversed from that of May, with its uphill start into a right-hand turn.
  • The second phase of the inaugural MX Sports Pro Racing Scouting Moto Combine took place at Fox Raceway, with the West Region portion taking place on Friday, September 3. Another contingent of elite prospects were invited to take part in the pioneering program, including Honda riders Hunter Yoder, Evan Stice, Luke Kalaitzian and Preston Boespflug.
  • Jett Lawrence had an impressive fan base in attendance after he posted a “Jett Lawrence Fan Experience” announcement on social media earlier in the week. The young Australian, in collaboration with personal sponsor Red Bull, offered fans a special opportunity that included a general-admission ticket, admission to a VIP trackside-viewing area, private grandstand access, special Jett gift, complimentary lunch, Red Bull energy drinks, donuts for the first arrivals and an appearance by Jett himself. All 150 tickets were sold out prior to the weekend.
  • Ken Roczen posted the second-fastest time in the 450MX class, with a 2’05.207” lap in the final session. FXR/Chaparral Honda’s Coty Schock was 10th best. Privateers Bryson Gardner, Dominic DeSimone and Justin Jones were 19th, 32nd and 34th, respectively.
  • Jett Lawrence posted the second-fastest time in 250MX qualifying, a 2’07.296” in the final session, with Hunter Lawrence ninth fastest. FXR/Chaparral Honda rider Carson Mumford posted the 13th-best time.
  • ​​Lawrence’s second-consecutive 1-1 moto sweep maintained his perfect overall-win record at Fox Raceway. After taking his first career professional victory at the track last October, Lawrence notched a season-opening win there this summer, and his win this weekend makes him the winningest rider in Fox Raceway history. So far this season, Jett has eight moto wins (including five of the last seven), the most of any rider in the class.
  • American Honda and Team HRC congratulate Dylan Ferrandis and Star Racing Yamaha on their clinching of the 450MX National Championship. With one round remaining, Roczen and Eli Tomac will battle for second in the final standings.
  • Jett Lawrence’s overall win boosted his advantage over Justin Cooper to 23 points, with one round remaining. The championship is down to just those two riders. Hunter Lawrence is third.
  • With 11 of the 12 rounds in the books, the 2021 AMA Pro Motocross Championship concludes this Saturday, September 11, with the legendary Hangtown National in Rancho Cordova, California.

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Ken Roczen 94

"This weekend at Fox Raceway was tough. I haven't really been feeling like myself with my energy level the last couple of weekends, which have been the hottest rounds of the year. Those two things together don't mix well. After a tough first moto, I really just tried to maintain and not override anything, because I knew I was super fatigued from the beginning. I ended up throwing up trying to make a late-race charge past [Eli] Tomac, which definitely depleted me even more. I have a history of fainting when I throw up, so it was a little scary for a second, but we picked it back up in the last lap to secure third in that moto. In the second moto, I had absolutely nothing left, so we finished sixth. Not an ideal weekend, but I'm just glad we made it through the day."

Jett Lawrence 18

"So Pala was another really good weekend. We ended up taking another 1-1, so that's good. It was definitely really hot today, but luckily I had two really good starts, including finally getting my first holeshot. From there, I was able to flow and get myself into a comfortable gap from second and then I just cruised and rode my own race. It was a very good day -- got some more points, and feeling really good for Hangtown."

Hunter Lawrence 41

"Today was a tough day, but we managed to get fifth overall. Being sick the past two weeks hasn't helped. I was in the ‘hurt locker' all day, so happy to be walking away in one piece. Nothing really to jump up and down about, but we're third in the championship still, which is good. Looking to finish it off."

Erik Kehoe

Team Manager

“Hunter was still feeling the effects of being sick last week but managed to dig deep to finish fifth overall for the day, earning valuable points for his goal of third overall in the 250MX championship. Jett’s starts were consistent this week, as he put himself in good position up front early in both motos. He managed his effort well in the high-temperature conditions for a strong 1-1 overall victory! Ken showed again this week that he has amazing speed early in the race. His starts were right on point, as he was battling up front early in both motos. Unfortunately, he had a tough time with the heat and had to manage his efforts in the latter half of the motos. His fourth-overall finish for the day captured valuable points in his quest to retain second overall in the 450MX championship. Unfortunately, Chase wasn’t able to race at Pala, but we hope he’s feeling better this week and that he’ll be able to be back racing at Hangtown next weekend.”

AMA Pro Motocross 2021
Race Round 11   Pala

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 Craig Christian 28 USA 16 Star Racing Yamaha Yamaha
6 Anstie Max 34 GBR 15 Twisted Tea/HEP Motorsports Suzuki Suzuki
7 Shock Coty 37 USA 14 FXR/Chaparral Honda Racing Honda
8 Bogle Justin 19 USA 13 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM WPS KTM
9 Savatgy Joey 17 USA 12 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM WPS KTM
10 Hartranft  Brandon 41 USA 11 Twisted Tea/HEP Motorsports Suzuki Suzuki
11 Noren Fredrik 61 SWE 10 PR-MX Pelletier Kawasaki Kawasaki
12 Rodbell Justin 55 USA 9 SGB Racing/Maxxis/Babbitt's Kawasaki Kawasaki
13 Surratt Ryan 77 USA 8 Nut Up Industries/RBI Motorsports Honda
14 Meshey Scott 84 USA 7 None Husqvarna
15 Lamay Ben 71 USA 6 TPJ/Fly Racing Honda
16 Schlosser Hunter 79 USA 5 None Yamaha
17 Wageman Robbie 69 USA 4 Nuclear Blast Rockwell Yamaha Racing Yamaha
18 Moranz Kevin 57 USA 3 TPJ/Fly Racing KTM
19 Hubert Matthew 647 USA 2 TPJ/Fly Racing Husqvarna
20 Runkles Jacob 88 USA 1 None Husqvarna
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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 Craig Christian 28 USA 18 Star Racing Yamaha Yamaha
5 Anstie Max 34 GBR 16 Twisted Tea/HEP Motorsports Suzuki Suzuki
6 Roczen Ken 94 GER 15 Team Honda HRC Honda
7 Shock Coty 37 USA 14 FXR/Chaparral Honda Racing Honda
8 Hartranft  Brandon 41 USA 13 Twisted Tea/HEP Motorsports Suzuki Suzuki
9 Savatgy Joey 17 USA 12 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM WPS KTM
10 Noren Fredrik 61 SWE 11 PR-MX Pelletier Kawasaki Kawasaki
11 Rodbell Justin 55 USA 10 SGB Racing/Maxxis/Babbitt's Kawasaki Kawasaki
12 Lamay Ben 71 USA 9 TPJ/Fly Racing Honda
13 Wageman Robbie 69 USA 8 Nuclear Blast Rockwell Yamaha Racing Yamaha
14 Surratt Ryan 58 USA 7 PR-MX Pelletier Kawasaki Kawasaki
15 Kessler Jace 92 USA 6 Kessler Concrete Yamaha Yamaha
16 Moranz Kevin 57 USA 5 TPJ/Fly Racing KTM
17 Hubert Matthew 647 USA 4 TPJ/Fly Racing Husqvarna
18 Mohnike Jake 466 USA 3 Mohnike Racing Yamaha
19 Runkles Jacob 88 USA 2 None Husqvarna
20 Gardner Bryson 837 USA 1 Team BWR Honda
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250MX Moto 1 Results

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Lawrence Jett 18 AUS 25 Team Honda HRC Honda
2 Mosiman Michael 29 USA 22 TLD/Red Bull GasGas GasGas
3 Hampshire RJ 24 USA 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Husqvarna
4 Shimoda Jo 30 JPN 18 Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki Kawasaki
5 Cooper Justin 32 USA 16 Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha Yamaha
6 Lawrence Hunter 41 AUS 15 Team Honda HRC Honda
7 Vohland Max 36 USA 14 Red Bull KTM KTM
8 Masterpool Ty 42 USA 13 AEO/GasGas GasGas
9 Varize Joshua 38 USA 12 KTM Orange Brigade/Factory Connection KTM
10 Schwartz Dilan 40 USA 11 Bar X/Chaparral/Ecstar Suzuki Suzuki
11 Frye Jarrett 39 USA 10 Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha Yamaha
12 Kitchen Levi 59 USA 9 Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha Yamaha
13 Mumford Carson 43 USA 8 FXR/Chaparral Honda Racing Honda
14 Kelley Derek 74 USA 7 AJE Motorsports/Motul GasGas
15 Forkner Austin 33 USA 6 Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki Kawasaki
16 Kilroy Preston 68 USA 5 BarX Suzuki Factory Racing Suzuki
17 Prebula Christopher 995 USA 4 Team Imperial KTM
18 Lessler Brayden 901 USA 3 AEO Powersports KTM
19 Simonson Devin 76 USA 2 PR-MX Pelletier Kawasaki Kawasaki
20 Black Austin 377 USA 1 None GasGas
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Race Round 11   Pala

250MX Moto 2 Results

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Lawrence Jett 18 AUS 25 Team Honda HRC Honda
2 Cooper Justin 32 USA 22 Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha Yamaha
3 Shimoda Jo 30 JPN 20 Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki Kawasaki
4 Mosiman Michael 29 USA 18 TLD/Red Bull GasGas GasGas
5 Forkner Austin 33 USA 16 Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki Kawasaki
6 Lawrence Hunter 41 AUS 15 Team Honda HRC Honda
7 Kitchen Levi 59 USA 14 Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha Yamaha
8 Schwartz Dilan 40 USA 13 Bar X/Chaparral/Ecstar Suzuki Suzuki
9 Varize Joshua 38 USA 12 KTM Orange Brigade/Factory Connection KTM
10 Frye Jarrett 39 USA 11 Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha Yamaha
11 Kilroy Preston 68 USA 10 BarX Suzuki Factory Racing Suzuki
12 Masterpool Ty 42 USA 9 AEO/GasGas GasGas
13 Mumford Carson 43 USA 8 FXR/Chaparral Honda Racing Honda
14 Hampshire RJ 24 USA 7 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Husqvarna
15 Vohland Max 36 USA 6 Red Bull KTM KTM
16 Prebula Christopher 995 USA 5 Team Imperial KTM
17 Lessler Brayden 901 USA 4 AEO Powersports KTM
18 Black Austin 377 USA 3 None GasGas
19 Johnson Tyson 159 USA 2 EMTRacing KTM
20 Uselman TJ 742 USA 1 Race Trailer Parts Tru Contracting GasGas
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