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Chase Sexton Wins Supercross Last, Jett Lawrence Takes Title in Rookie Yr

RJ Hampshire and Tom Vialle Win Regional Titles at Supercross Showdown

Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah – Purple Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing’s Chase Sexton took the win, his second of the season, on the remaining spherical of the 17-round 2024 Monster Power AMA Supercross season.

Monster Power Yamaha Star Racing’s Justin Cooper delivered his season-best efficiency in his rookie 12 months and took second place inside Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah. Monster Power Yamaha Star Racing’s Cooper Webb, driving injured but with a mathematical likelihood on the championship, completed in third place, netting him second total on the season. Workforce Honda HRC’s Jett Lawrence, after racking up eight wins in his rookie 450SX Class Supercross season, rode close to the entrance early, however appeared to again it down to complete a protected seventh place and safe his first Monster Power AMA Supercross Championship within the 450SX Class. Lawrence turned solely the third rider within the sport’s historical past to take the title in his rookie season.

Within the 250SX Class, each Regional Championships battled within the Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Showdown. Monster Power Yamaha Star Racing’s Haiden Deegan grabbed the holeshot and defended the lead towards a number of challenges to take the win, the third of his profession and his first East/West Showdown victory.

Chase Sexton (1). Photograph courtesy Feld Motor Sports activities.

 

“It undoubtedly means lots. I needed to form of claw myself again to the place I felt like I used to be driving good. It’s been a tricky journey. The staff and I’ve put lots of work in. It’s taken us about, I don’t know, 16 rounds to get it good, however we’re in a great spot now. Right this moment was an enormous day for me. I really feel like I had actually good pace and a very good begin in that Major Occasion. I attempted second gear [on the gate] for the primary time all day and it paid off. I wanted begin and simply rode a strong race. However total, I’m trying ahead to outside. I’ve been doing lots of out of doors driving and testing and [I’m] prepared to start out a brand new championship. It’s a great way to finish this one and head into that new season.” – Chase Sexton  

“I used to be searching for this podium all 12 months and it simply occurred to come back on the final spherical. We saved the very best for final. I simply have to offer it as much as the entire staff. Yamaha, they gave me an opportunity this 12 months and actually took me below their wing and labored arduous with me. I had some nice teammates this 12 months they usually pushed me the entire method. I’m glad to finish on a excessive word. I simply gotta give it as much as the entire Star Racing Yamaha crew, Monster Power, Alpinestars, Oakley, Dunlop, Toyota of Escondido – we misplaced a fantastic one there, Damian, this one’s for him.” – Justin Cooper 

“It’s been a fantastic 12 months. Second within the championship’s not what you need, however as we are able to see Jett’s a once-in-a-generation man and he’s the true deal. I’m pleased with my 12 months, I’m pleased with my staff, I’m pleased with my household. I actually know what we’ve been coping with these previous couple of races and rounds, I don’t know if there’s many guys that may’ve completed this season, so I can dangle my head excessive on that. And I do know I’ll be again stronger subsequent 12 months, and with some battle, and we all know what we have to work on. Congrats to Jett and [that] complete staff, they killed it this 12 months. I simply wish to give it as much as my staff; they actually invested lots into me this complete 12 months they usually believed in me from the beginning, and I obtained again to championship kind this 12 months and doubtless the very best model of myself. So, I’m tremendous pleased with that, tremendous pleased with the way in which I held myself in there all 12 months. And it’s going to be a fantastic factor, we’ll get surgical procedure Monday on this thumb and revel in my second child coming and a few down time. So yeah, we’ll be again subsequent 12 months, I do know that’s for rattling positive.” – Cooper Webb, referencing his torn UCL thumb damage.   

Jett Lawrence, the 2024 AMA Supercross Champion. Photo courtesy Feld Motor Sports.
Jett Lawrence, the 2024 AMA Supercross Champion. Photograph courtesy Feld Motor Sports activities.

 

“I believe it hasn’t absolutely sunk in but, however, I imply, we had occasions once we sucked actually dangerous this 12 months then additionally occasions once we weren’t too dangerous, so, nah, [I’m] tremendous blissful for the staff and doing it for them. They’ve been superior. They’re household now and to offer them one other title is simply the most important ‘thanks’ to them, I really feel like. So thanks to them, to everybody round me… I couldn’t do it with out the staff round me, I’m simply tremendous blissful… [when asked to look back on what it took to get to this point] There’s so many arduous moments that we’ve had that you could’t even put it in an interview, it’s simply so lengthy. No, I’m simply tremendous blissful only for my household and the staff and yeah, I’m simply going to depart it at that as a result of it’s an excessive amount of.” – Jett Lawrence  

 

 

The Western Regional 250SX Class and Jap Regional 250SX Class every wrapped up their seasons with the Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Showdown. Haiden Deegan grabbed the Holeshot and led each lap to finish the season together with his third win. Rockstar Power Husqvarna Manufacturing facility Racing’s RJ Hampshire crossed the road in second and secured his first Supercross Championship by taking the Western Regional 250SX Class title. Monster Power Yamaha Star Racing’s Jordon Smith crashed late within the race trying to take the lead, however he remounted and landed on the Utah podium in third. Monster Power Professional Circuit Kawasaki’s Levi Kitchen took fifth place after going into Utah tied for the lead within the West. Purple Bull KTM Manufacturing facility Racing’s Tom Vialle, coming into the race with a 15-point lead, cruised to eighth to take his first Supercross championship with the title within the Jap Regional 250SX Class.

“That was sick. That was my first East/West Shootout win. I got here into this race, I’m like, ‘You understand what, I’ve obtained nothing to lose. I’m simply going to go on the market and execute what I do,’ and that’s what I did in the present day. I used to be prime of the board all day lengthy, in order that was excellent. I kinda really feel like I’ve come round now. In the beginning of the season, clearly [there were] a number of issues [an injury], no excuses although, congrats to Tom, congrats to RJ, that’s dope. And yeah, obtained the Dub, that’s superior.” – Haiden Deegan  

 

Haiden Deegan (38). Photo courtesy Feld Motor Sports.
Haiden Deegan (38). Photograph courtesy Feld Motor Sports activities.

 

“Man, [I’m] simply so grateful. From the start, like my dad, the Grondahls, Kevin Eager, simply so many individuals have helped me get thus far proper right here and simply believed in me. So [I’m] grateful to my spouse, my daughters, it’s actually particular. This complete Rockstar Power Manufacturing facility Husqvarna Racing staff from Nate to Murph to my mechanic Amos, Aldon, Throttle, all the blokes again dwelling. They understand how a lot I put into this, so it’s actually particular. Only a large thanks to Salt Lake. Man, you guys are going to be one I’m all the time going to recollect. It’s actually particular tonight. Thanks.” – RJ Hampshire  

“It was a bummer the way it went down [with the crash]. I felt good all night time, felt like I had the pace to win, and yeah, we [Deegan and I] began enjoying video games there about midway by means of. I used to be simply making an attempt to be sensible. I form of backed off for a pair laps. I knew I used to be quicker within the whoops, and kinda of catching him just a little bit all over the place, so I used to be simply making an attempt to be sensible and obtained a run on him within the whoops. [I was] simply making an attempt to remain low [in the following corner] and he got here throughout and I believe my fork guard obtained caught on his bike. It nearly pulled us each down. It was a bummer, [I’m] not very pumped about how that went down, however we reside to battle one other day. Glad to be again on the field. Shout out to the entire Monster Power Yamaha Star Racing staff. Toyota of Escondido, an enormous shout out to these guys. We misplaced Damian this previous week. He’s been an enormous supporter of this sport and of us racers for a very long time and this podium’s devoted to him…” – Jordon Smith  

“I had a nasty Warmth race. I imply, the day was actually arduous. Really, [before the Main Event] I used to be like, ‘Okay, that is the second I must do the beginning.’ I had a fantastic begin, really. The final 5 laps I used to be actually nervous, however I made it. I’m actually blissful. You understand: coming from Europe, transferring right here to the U.S., and I’ve already obtained the Supercross title in my second 12 months. It’s superb, so I’m very blissful. I wish to thank everybody on the staff who believed in me, my household, and I’m actually blissful in regards to the day. Thanks.” – Tom Vialle

 

 

After 4 qualifying rounds all through the season that didn’t pay factors, the Supercross Futures AMA Nationwide Championship wrapped up with one race in Utah. Troy Lee Designs GASGAS’s Cole Davies, who received the opening SX Futures spherical, took the win in Utah and the title. After main for almost all of the race, Monster Power Kawasaki Workforce Inexperienced’s Drew Adams crashed exiting a flip. He remounted however needed to accept second place within the championship. Monster Power Yamaha Star Racing’s Gavin Towers rounded out the season’s podium with a third-place end inside Rice-Eccles Stadium.   

“It’s undoubtedly cool to win this race. The observe is gnarly in the mean time. I used to be in a position to get a fairly good begin. I made some errors initially there, however Drew [Adams] made a mistake, and I used to be in a position to capitalize on that and yeah, I’m stoked.” – Cole Davies

“The 2024 AMA Supercross season was one of many best in current reminiscence, with season-long battles for all three titles,” AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman stated. “We on the AMA provide our congratulations to Jett Lawrence, R.J. Hampshire and Tom Vialle, and we’re impressed by the willpower and tenacity they confirmed all through the season. The AMA additionally appreciates the efforts of Feld Motor Sports activities, collection companions, racers and groups who, together with the AMA, labored tirelessly to ship unimaginable racing week after week.”

With the 17-round Monster Power Supercross indoor stadium season concluded, the racers now begin the 11-round out of doors season of Professional Motocross, Sanctioned by AMA Professional Racing. In August, mixed factors from the Monster Power Supercross season and the Professional Motocross season will seed the highest 20 riders into the SuperMotocross League’s post-season racing. Riders in positions 21-30 will achieve a spot on the beginning line of the Final Probability Qualifier for an opportunity to fill-out the 22-rider gate at every of the three post-season races. Riders who earned a Major Occasion win in Supercross or a Moto win in Motocross in 2024 may even earn a spot on the LCQ line. The SuperMotocross World Championship will include two Playoff Rounds and one Last to find out an total SuperMotocross World Champion within the 450SMX and 250SMX courses.

All 31 SuperMotocross World Championship rounds can be found reside and on-demand by means of PeacockTV, with choose rounds additionally broadcast or streamed domestically on NBC, USA Community, CNBC, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports activities app. CNBC will air next-day encore displays of all 31 rounds of 2024 racing. Dwell audio protection for every Supercross race may be heard through NBC Sports activities Audio on SiriusXM Channel 85. For home protection in Spanish language, the ultimate rounds of the Supercross, Motocross, and SuperMotocross championships will likely be out there on Telemudo Deportes’ YouTube channel in addition to on the NBC Sports activities app. For worldwide protection, the racing may be discovered on the SuperMotocross Video Go (supermotocross.television) reside and on-demand, in each English and Spanish.

The Love Moto Cease Most cancers public sale concludes this Monday, Could thirteenth at 9:00 p.m. Jap. Till then, followers can view and bid on unimaginable gear and bike components from the game’s prime racers, in addition to different nice gadgets. All proceeds assist elevate cash for the St. Jude Kids’s Analysis Hospital’s battle towards childhood most cancers. To take part within the public sale or discover different nice methods to become involved, please go to SupercrossLIVE.com/St-Jude.

Tickets are on sale now for the Professional Motocross season in addition to all three SuperMotocross World Championship rounds. For tickets, occasion data, race outcomes, and extra please go to SupercrossLIVE.com.

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