M-claw clad Chance Hymas (Honda) wins it all, and is joined on the podium by fellow Monster racers Ryder DiFrancesco (Kawasaki) and Gavin Towers (Yamaha)
CORONA, CA – May 10, 2022 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – The future of the sport of supercross racing was on display at the final round of Monster Energy AMA Supercross this past weekend with the running of the Supercross Futures AMA National Championship at Salt Lake City’s Rice-Eccles Stadium. And as they have at numerous high profile amateur motocross races throughout the past year, young (U16) Monster Energy racers Chance Hymas (Honda), Ryder DiFrancesco (Kawasaki) and Gavin Towers (Yamaha) put on a heck of a racing display while dominating the event’s podium with a 1st/2nd/3rd place sweep, respectively.
For Hymas, Salt Lake City would mark the third time he stepped to the top rung of the Futures rostrum this season (Foxborough, Mass., and Atlanta). Hymas has been on fire at national events, adding the Supercross Futures AMA National Championship to his 2021 resume that included two runner-up finishes (Open Pro Sport & 250 Pro Sport), both to Monster Energy-backed Levi Kitchen (Star Racing/Yamaha), at the 40th running of the Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, aka “Loretta’s,” this past August.
DiFrancesco, who was probably favored to win the Futures championship heading in to Salt Lake City, had been running undefeated in Futures competition in a four-round sweep (Oakland, Calif., Anaheim, Calif., Glendale, Ariz., and Arlington, Texas). The Bakersfield, Calif., native had missed the ’21 Loretta’s Championships with a broken femur, but the prior year had gone and incredibly six-for-six in class victories at Loretta’s and was named the AMA’s 2020 Youth Rider of the Year.
And Towers, hailing from Venetia, Pa., had locked down two Supercross Futures podiums (Anaheim & Glendale) this year heading into Salt Lake City. Towers was also the runner-up in the 250 B class at Loretta’s in 2021, and had previously won the prestigious Supermini 1 title at the Mini O’s in Florida.
Hymas, DiFrancesco and Towers – definitely a few guys to keep an eye on this summer as they get set to turn pro on the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, presented by Monster Energy, tour – which kicks off on Saturday, May 28th at Fox Raceway 1 in Pala, Calif. For more information visit www.promotocross.com
About Supercross Futures
Supercross Futures AMA National Championship is the official advancement platform of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship. The series provides an exclusive opportunity for amateur competition on a full-size, Supercross track. Supercross Futures is comprised of 8 events leading to an AMA National Championship with approximately 6100 amateurs competing in 26 classes — beginning with 4 year-olds in the 51CC Limited class…through the elite 250SX Futures class.
About Monster Energy
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