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Jett Lawrence Sweeps Indianapolis Triple Crown Supercross

Jett Lawrence Sweeps Indianapolis Triple Crown Supercross

With the overall win at Indianapolis, which hosted the season’s second Triple Crown of the season, Jett Lawrence notched three wins in a row and five on the year—half of the races that have been run to this point, growing his lead in the title chase to 21 points. As if that weren’t enough, this most recent success was really three wins in one, as the CRF450RWE-mounted Team Honda HRC rider topped all three of the 450SX races, making him only the second rider to accomplish the feat (the first having been Ken Roczen, when he rode a Honda to a trio of wins at the 2020 Glendale round).

For Jett, the three 450SX races were remarkably similar to one another, as each saw him running second to Ken Roczen on lap 1, and then making a pass for the lead before riding to the win. The last victory was the hardest-fought, with the winning pass coming on lap 11 of 16 (as opposed to lap 7 in the first two races). Meanwhile, after Hunter Lawrence missed just a single round with a fractured scapula, the tough 24-year-old returned to action in Indianapolis, where he tallied 10-10-12 finishes for 11th overall.

In the 250SX East class, Chance Hymas showed good speed, including a fourth place in daytime qualifying and a solid showing in the second race, but he was hurt by poor starts in the first and third races (the latter made worse by a first-turn pileup). The Idaho native notched 9-5-11 results for eighth overall.

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“It was cool to be the second person to sweep all three main events, and the first since Ken Roczen when he was on a Honda. I loved to keep that tradition alive for the team. The track tonight was super gnarly; it could catch you at any moment. It was scary riding next to someone in the rhythm sections, but it created some good racing. It was easy to lose and gain time, for sure. I knew starts would be key tonight, and I was very happy with where I was off the gate in all three races.”

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“I’m super stoked to be here to race, and not at home on the couch. Obviously, it was not the night I wanted, but it was nice to be back on the gate. The team and I will keep working to get back to those results we showed earlier in the season.”

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“Qualifying went really well for me; P4 showed I was comfortable with the track and the bike. My second main, I really showed my speed, but the first and third mains showed I need to work on starts. Overall, it was a step in the right direction, even though it isn’t where I or the team want to be. We have a big break now before Foxborough, so lots of time to keep putting in work.”

Lars Lindstrom – Team Manager

“Just another astonishing performance from Jett tonight. Being able to have a 21-point lead in the championship at this point is awesome, and he seems to be getting better and more intelligent with his racecraft every weekend. His starts were on point, and his amount of skill to do what he’s doing in these tricky conditions deserves nothing but respect and admiration! It was really, really, great to have Hunter back at the races after an injury that could’ve been much worse, and we’ll try and work every week to get him back to where he should be. Chance has been beat up these last weeks, so some time off the bike should help him out.”

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