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Chase Sexton Captures Hometown Win at RedBud with Sweep of Motos as Pro Motocross Championship Reaches Halfway Point

Chase Sexton Captures Hometown Win at RedBud with Sweep of Motos as Pro Motocross Championship Reaches Halfway Point

Chance Hymas Breaks Through for First Career Pro Victory in 250 Class

BUCHANAN, MI – July 7, 2024 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – The 2024 Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, reached its halfway point with the annual Independence Day tradition from legendary RedBud MX for Round 6 of the summer campaign. The first race following the recent news that defending champion Jett Lawrence will miss the rest of the season with injury, the Bob The Cooler Co. RedBud National featured near-perfect weather conditions, where one of the biggest crowds in RedBud history was on hand to cheer on hometown racer Chase Sexton to victory. The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider swept the motos for his second win of the season, and the first at the track where he grew up racing, which also allowed him to take control of the 450 Class points lead. In the 250 Class, Team Honda HRC’s Chance Hymas kept his breakout season going with the first victory of his professional career.


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The first premier class race of the afternoon saw the red plate of entering point leader Hunter Lawrence lead the field through the first turn aboard his Team Honda HRC machine for the MotoSport.com Holeshot. Early on, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Aaron Plessinger pressured from second with teammate Sexton starting third. Lawrence fended off an initial attack from Plessinger and soon the top three settled into their respective positions.

The lead trio remained unchanged through the first 10 minutes of the moto, but Sexton picked up the pace and was able to make the pass on Plessinger for second. At that point just a couple seconds separated Lawrence from Sexton as the moto reached the halfway point. Sexton bided his time behind Lawrence and did get close enough at point to attempt a pass, but Lawrence held him off and stretched the lead back out entering the final 10 minutes. Behind them, Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s Justin Cooper was able to catch and pass Plessinger for third.

As they approached the final five minutes of the moto Sexton had once again reeled Lawrence back in, partially aided by heavy lapped traffic. The lead stabilized once more as Sexton made slight contact passing slower riders, which slowed his momentum, but then lappers became a factor again in the final two minutes, which allowed Sexton to close onto the rear fender of the Honda. Less than a second sat between the leaders entering the final two laps. As they navigated one of the…

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