Hunter Lawrence Takes 250SX Overall Win at Glendale’s Triple Crown

Chase Sexton won third overall in 450SX with a win in the final race.

The first AMA Supercross Triple Crown event of the season saw Team Honda HRC rider Chase Sexton finish third overall in Glendale, Arizona, helped by a first-place result in the last of three 450SX races, while teammate Ken Roczen finished fifth overall. In the 250SX West class, Hunter Lawrence took his first win of the season with consistent 2-1-2 finishes.

Roczen ran in second early in the first 450SX race, but he slipped two positions before the finish. Meanwhile, Sexton suffered a couple of tip-overs and turned in an 11th-place result. Sexton and Roczen had their CRF450R race machines in the top five for the majority of the 12-minute-plus-one-lap second race. Sexton made smart passes for a third-place finish, while Roczen was sixth at the finish. Sexton secured the holeshot in the final race and built a four-second lead before eventually reaching the checkered flag with a 2.5-second margin. Roczen suffered a poor start and climbed to seventh by the finish.

Lawrence was impressive all day in the 250SX West class, topping daytime qualifying aboard his CRF250R and charging hard in the night program. The young Australian battled over second in the first race, eventually securing the position. In the second race, he avoided a dramatic incident involving Vince Friese and points-leader Christian Craig to take the win. The final race saw Lawrence complete lap one in third and then race to a runner-up finish, which was enough for the overall victory.

You May Also Like

SX Global Appoints Leading Global Sponsorship Agencies to Support Expansion in 2023 and Beyond

Leading global agencies bolster World Supercross (WSX) international sponsorship expansion.

World Supercross Championship logo

The Australian-run FIM World Supercross Championship has bolstered its search for global sponsors with the appointment of top international agencies Dentsu Sports Europe/Asia and TGI Sport to represent it.

The series will expand to six rounds across Europe, North America, Asia and Australia starting mid-2023.

The 2023 Liqui Moly Beta Racing Team

The team returns six riders from the 2022 team and welcomes one newcomer.

Liqui Moly Beta racing team
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team Set to Defend AFT Singles Championship in 2023

Reigning champion Kody Kopp will be joined by teammate Max Whale one again.

Kody Kopp, Max Whale
Jett Lawrence Wins 250 West AMA Supercross Opener at Anaheim 1

Chase Sexton took third place in the 450 main.

Jett Lawrence
zMAX Dragway and Chicagoland Speedway Set to Host First-Ever SuperMotocross World Championship Playoff Rounds

The 31-event series will conclude at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Oct. 14.


Other Posts

NHRA Champ, Keynote Speaker Angelle Sampey to Share How to Win It All

Breaking records and breaking stereotypes.

Vance & Hines
Ep. 64: All Dirt All the Time

Bringing you all the dirt on new bikes and racing.

OTT 64
2016 Kawasaki ZX10

This Kawasaki ZX10 is already uber powerful with around 200 horsepower to pack, but tuner Mike Taylor is looking to make even more so that it’s ready for a top speed run at Bonneville.

Taylor Motor Sports’ 2016 Kawasaki ZX10

With some extra time during a visit to the St. Louis area, we popped into Taylor Motor Sports to meet with shop owner Mike Taylor. At the time, Mike had a sick 2016 Kawasaki ZX10 on the dyno getting tuning done for top-speed racing events. Check out this Ride of the Week! Related Articles –