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Jett Lawrence takes 250 Overall Win at Hangtown National MX

Nine months after wrapping up the 2021 AMA Pro Motocross 250 Championship at Northern California’s Hangtown National, Jett Lawrence took another important step in defending that title, notching the overall win at the same track. This time, the venue was hosting round 2 of the series, a week after a perfect performance by the young Australian at the opener, and his performance was impressive, given that he was suffering from a bad cold. Also notable was Lawrence’s Team Honda HRC colleague Chase Sexton, who finished second overall in the 450 class.

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The first 250 moto saw Jett and his brother Hunter both get so-so starts before working their way up to third and fourth about halfway in. Also suffering from a cold, Hunter actually had a chance of finishing ahead of Jett, were it not for a small tip-over just past the halfway point. In moto 2, Jett moved into first on lap 1 and rode consistently well for the entire race while fending off his competition — including eventual runner-up Hunter during the final two laps. Hunter’s 4-2 tally was enough for third overall.

Sexton rode his CRF450R to the 450 moto 1 holeshot, and the Illinois native led most of the race before he was overtaken by Jason Anderson four laps from the end. Sexton fought back and finished less than 0.4 seconds back, while teammate Ken Roczen rode to a steady third-place finish. In the final race, Roczen and Sexton quickly moved into first and second, and then Sexton took over at the front on lap 5. This time, it was Eli Tomac who eventually displaced Sexton, but again, the Honda rider rebounded and hounded the leader over the final six laps, ultimately finishing just over a second back. Roczen’s 3-4 scores earned him fourth overall.

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450 Overall Results

  1. Jason Anderson (Kaw)
  2. Chase Sexton (Hon)
  3. Eli Tomac (Yam)
  4. Ken Roczen (Hon)
  5. Christian Craig (Yam)
  6. Antonio Cairoli (KTM)
  7. Ryan Dungey (KTM)
  8. Aaron Plessinger (KTM)
  9. Joey Savatgy (Kaw)
  10. Justin Barcia (Gas)

  1. Bryson Gardner (Hon)
  2. Matthew Curler (Hon)
  3. Dominic DeSimone (Hon)

450 Championship Points (after 2 of 12 rounds)

  1. Chase Sexton: 94
  2. Ken Roczen: 82
  3. Jason Anderson: 76
  4. Eli Tomac: 75
  5. Christian Craig: 62
  6. Ryan Dungey: 61
  7. Antonio Cairoli: 55
  8. Aaron Plessinger: 51
  9. Justin Barcia: 46
  10. Garrett Marchbanks: 42

250 Overall Results

  1. Jett Lawrence (Hon)
  2. Justin Cooper (Yam)
  3. Hunter Lawrence (Hon)
  4. Jo Shimoda (Kaw)
  5. Maximus Vohland (KTM)
  6. Levi Kitchen (Yam)
  7. Seth Hammaker (Kaw)
  8. Michael Mosiman (Gas)
  9. Stilez Robertson (Hus)
  10. Nicholas Romano (Yam)

  1. Lance Kobusch (Hon)

250 Championship Points (after 2 of 12 rounds)

  1. Jett Lawrence: 95
  2. Hunter Lawrence: 84
  3. Jo Shimoda: 72
  4. Justin Cooper: 60
  5. Levi Kitchen: 59
  6. Michael Mosiman: 55
  7. Seth Hammaker: 55
  8. Maximus Vohland: 50
  9. Stilez Robertson: 45
  10. Pierce Brown: 39

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