For the fourth time in as many weeks, Australian rider Jett Lawrence captured the overall win at an AMA Pro Motocross Championship round, posting 2-1 moto finishes at round four, the High Point National in Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania.
His only real competition was his brother and Team Honda HRC colleague Hunter Lawrence, whose 1-2 tally tied him with Jett on points.
In the first 250 moto, Hunter completed the first lap in second place, and although he was pushed back to third a few laps later, he was to the front by the midway point, moving by a crashed Michael Mosiman.
Meanwhile, Jett was busy overcoming a so-so start, climbing from sixth on lap 1 to second with four laps remaining. In the end, Hunter won by 4.25 seconds over the defending champ.
Moto 2 saw Hunter and Jett running 1-2 on lap 1, and apart from a brief challenge from Justin Cooper early on, the two brothers were the class of the field, engaging in an epic, race-long battle that included multiple lead changes.
Jett led on the last lap, but a signature late charge by Hunter brought him to within just over half a second at the chequered flag. The third-place rider was over 36 seconds back.
- Following the morning qualifying sessions, the team held a small ceremony at the hospitality truck, where Hunter Lawrence signed a two-year extension to his agreement with Honda. The Australian will continue with Team Honda HRC through the 2024 season.
- In morning qualifying, Jett and Hunter Lawrence gave a preview of what was to come in the 250 motos, posting the top two lap times – the only two to dip into the 2’02” range. In the 450 ranks, Chase Sexton and Ken Roczen were third- and fourth-best.
- In addition of maintaining his undefeated streak in terms of 250 overall wins this season (four wins in four rounds), Jett raised his total of overall victories to nine, while Hunter raised his 250 moto-win tally to five. It was the Lawrence brothers’ third 1-2 overall performance of the season. Chase now has three 450 moto wins this year and five in his career.
- The Lawrence brothers continue to dominate the 250 points standings, with Hunter still 12 behind Jett and now 37 ahead of the third-place rider (11 more than before High Point).
- With the 2022 AMA Pro Motocross season now one-third complete, the riders will enjoy the first weekend off before heading to the RedBud National in Buchanan, Michigan (the track that will be the venue also for the Motocross of Nations in September).
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450 Championship Points (after 4 of 12 rounds):
- Chase Sexton 181 points
- Eli Tomac 167
- Ken Roczen 163
- Jason Anderson 147
- Ryan Dungey 122
- Christian Craig 120
- Justin Barcia 106
- Aaron Plessinger 90
- Antonio Cairoli 89
- Shane McElrath 86
250 Championship Points (after 4 of 12 rounds):
- Jett Lawrence 186 points
- Hunter Lawrence 174
- Jo Shimoda 137
- Justin Cooper 133
- Levi Kitchen 115
- Michael Mosiman 115
- Seth Hammaker 110
- Stilez Robertson 94
- Maximus Vohland 90
- Pierce Brown 80