Jett Lawrence is the 2022 AMA 250SX East champion after finishing second to Austin Forkner at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
The Team Honda HRC factory sensation adds the 250SX title to his AMA Pro Motocross 250 title, and with it, Lawrence joins a small list of riders to win both series while still a teenager. Lawrence joins Ryan Dungey (the last to do it), Ryan Villopoto and James Stewart, among others.
Lawrence has now finished on the podium at every round in the 2022 Supercross season, which included four wins, two second-places and two third-places, giving the 18-year-old a 53 point lead on RJ Hampshire, who finished sixth at Foxborough.
Jett was expected to compete in the West division, but an injury shortly before the season forced a switch to the East coast – something that must feel like a distant memory for the popular Australian, who has secured a 250SX title in his third attempt.
“I’ve dreamed of this since I was a little kid,” said Jett, who is only the second Australian to win a Supercross title – the other of course is Chad Reed. “All the hard work by us and the team, and all the hard times we’ve been through, this one night makes all that disappear.
“My brother [Hunter] back home right now, he’s such a big part of this; I’m so pumped he was able to help me and I was able to help him. I wouldn’t be here without him – I almost feel like he should get a #1 plate.”
Lawrence will now turn his attention to preparing for the AMA Pro Motocross series, which starts on May 28 at Fox Raceway in Pala, California.
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