Deltran Battery Tender RC Hard Charger Award & FMF Privateer Power Award
MORGANTOWN, WV – October 17, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – It was a day of celebration at the final round of the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. In the midst of unprecedented uncertainty emerged an exceptionally competitive season across both the 450 Class and 250 Class, which came to a fittingly climactic conclusion in Southern California at the MX vs ATV All Out Fox Raceway National. A historic afternoon of racing turned into a day of firsts, as Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Zach Osborne and Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Dylan Ferrandis both prevailed with their first respective championships and Team Honda HRC’s Chase Sexton and GEICO Honda’s Jett Lawrence both captured their first overall victories.
In addition to celebrating the winners and podium finishers at every round of the 2020 season, each week the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship also brings attention to other riders who should be recognized for their efforts. Following every round a pair of specialty awards are handed out to riders who dig deep and overcome the odds to achieve success.
The Deltran Battery RC Hard Charger Award recognizes the 450 Class rider that embodies the relentless, never-give-up attitude that personified the career of the G.O.A.T. Ricky Carmichael, the most successful rider in the history of American motocross. The award is given to the rider that passes the most competitors in a single 450 Class moto at every round, earning the most significant improvement from his starting spot to his finishing result. Each recipient of the RC Hard Charger Award is awarded with a custom-designed trophy.
The FMF Privateer Power Award shines the spotlight on the underdog rider that overcomes the odds in pursuit of his racing dream, exceeding expectations by putting forth an incredible performance that often surpasses that of the factory-backed riders that surround him. The ability to do more with less is something that every privateer aspires to achieve, and each week this award applauds a rider who was successful in accomplishing that feat. Each recipient of the Privateer Power Award is awarded with a custom-designed trophy.
Deltran Battery Tender RC Hard Charger Award
For privateer rider Scott Meshey the season-ending Fox Raceway National was a tough challenge in which the Husqvarna rider showed he’s as resilient as any other rider in the 450 Class. In the first moto Meshey found himself mired deep in the field off the start, ultimately completing the opening lap in 37th place of the 40-rider field. The Florida native didn’t let the early adversity deter him. He dug deep and pushed through the remainder of the moto, ultimately passing 15 riders on his way to an impressive 22nd-place finish, just narrowly missing out on scoring the first points of his career. Even though he wasn’t able to get rewarded with what would have been well-deserved moto points, Meshey’s climb through the field was the best of any 450 Class rider at the Fox Raceway National and is receiving proper recognition as the final RC Hard Charger Award of the season.
#411 Scott Meshey / Zephyrhills, Florida / Husqvarna
+15 positions in 450 Moto 1 (37th to 22nd)
FMF Privateer Power Award
At the final round of the championship there’s nothing more important to each and every rider in the field than to end the season on a high note. That sentiment was certainly shared by FXR/Chaparral Honda Racing rider Coty Schock, who went out and fulfilled his goal in the most memorable way possible. Prior to the Fox Raceway finale Schock’s best result in 18 career 450 Class starts was a trio of 15th-place finishes, all of which came during the 2019 season. Schock had made big gains in speed during the 2020 season, even though his results weren’t necessarily indicative of that. In six races this summer Schock had earned a best result of 17th, but his performance at Fox Raceway blew that and each of his prior finishes out of the water. It was a tale of two motos for Schock, who was impressive in battling forward from a 17th-place start in Moto 1 to finish 12th. He kept the ball rolling into Moto 2 with an impressive seventh-place start that he was able to parlay into a 10th-place finish, the single-best moto result of his pro career. As a result of his exceptional afternoon Schock earned his first ever top-10 in the overall classification. It was the exact kind of performance Schock was looking for to further his career and it made him an obvious choice for the final FMF Privateer Power Award of the season.
#75 Coty Schock / Dover, Delaware / Honda
450 Class: 10th overall (12-10)
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How to Watch Pro Motocross
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is televised on NBC, NBC Sports Network(NBCSN), and MAVTV, and is exclusively streamed live on the NBC Sports Gold subscription service. Every round features live coverage of the first motos of the 450 Class and 250 Class on MAVTV Motorsports Network, while second moto coverage from every round can be seen on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN). Additionally, exclusive network broadcast coverage of select events will be showcased on NBC. Live and on-demand coverage, including an exclusive live stream of qualifying, can be seen on NBC Sports Gold via the “Pro Motocross Pass” for a one-time purchase of $54.99.
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, features the world’s fastest outdoor motocross racers, competing aboard homologated bikes from one of six competing manufacturers on a collection of the roughest, toughest tracks on the planet. Racing takes place each Saturday afternoon, with competition divided into two classes: one for 250cc machines, and one for 450cc machines. MX Sports Pro Racing, the industry leader in off-road powersports event production, manages the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. The title sponsor is Lucas Oil, a leading producer of premium oils, greases, and problem solving additives, all made in America. More information can be found at www.ProMotocross.com.
Source: MX Sports Pro Racing, Inc.