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Jett Lawrence Looks to Sustain Meteoric Rise as Pro Motocross Championship Title Defense Looms

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First-Time Titleholders RJ Hampshire and Tom Vialle
Carry Supercross Momentum into Wide Open 250 Class Battle

MORGANTOWN, WV – May 14, 2024 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – The first chapter of the 2024 SuperMotocross World Championship Series (SMX) is complete, as the 17-round Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship once again captivated audiences around the world with an incredible winter of the sport’s most technical discipline. A combined total of 16 different racers emerged with a Main Event victory across the 450SX and 250SX classes, which produced a trio of first-time champions last Saturday night in Salt Lake City. MX Sports Pro Racing would like to congratulate these newly crowned titleholders in Team Honda HRC’s Jett Lawrence (450SX), Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s RJ Hampshire (250SX West), and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Tom Vialle (250SX East), who will now set their sights on what is poised to be a thrilling summer of competition alongside a star-studded field of international talent during the 53rd season of the Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. A total of 11 rounds and a combined 44 motos await at the sport’s most hallowed grounds, where the sleeping giants of American motocross’ most storied venues will once again be awakened for the grueling and prestigious journey to see which two riders will hoist the coveted Edison Dye Cup (450 Class) and Gary Jones Cup (250 Class) at season’s end.

“Year in and year out, we’re left in awe of the spectacle that is Monster Energy Supercross. Each winter, the hype of a new season never disappoints as this highly specialized discipline produces compelling drama unlike anything else in the sport, attracting hundreds of thousands of fans to fill stadiums across the country,” said Davey Coombs, President, MX Sports Pro Racing. “We commend our partners at Feld Motor Sports for another incredible championship, one which was befitting of their golden celebration of 50 years of Supercross. We’re proud to welcome them into the half-century club and are excited to build off the momentum of the past 17 rounds with a summer of festive weekends full of racing, 40-rider gates, and the sport’s ultimate battle of man and machine. Let’s take it outside!”

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Jett Lawrence will carry the No. 1 plate and lead the field
into action this summer as he looks to defend his 450 Class crown.
Photo Credit: MX Sports Pro Racing, Inc.

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