That’s 178 total Pro MX and SX Championships!
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA – August 28, 2023 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – The Tucker Freight Lines National at Ironman Raceway, just outside of Indianapolis, Indiana, was the eleventh and final round of the 2023 Pro Motocross Championship sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. After winning all the AMA Pro Supercross and Motocross championships since 2010, it was no surprise that Dunlop riders won both the 2023 250MX and 450MX Pro Motocross Championships for the 14th consecutive year. The Dunlop Domination continued throughout the overall championship standings, with riders running Dunlop’s capturing the top sixteen spots in the premier 450MX class and the top twenty-eight positions in the 250 class. By capturing all the AMA Pro titles in 2023, Dunlop riders have now won a remarkable 178 AMA Pro Motocross and Supercross Championships.
While the 450 title might have caught some by surprise, a rookie in this class emerged as an absolute dominator. With last year’s 450 champion sidelined due to injury, it opened the door for a new title holder. Jett Lawrence, Team Honda HRC’s two-time 250MX champion, displayed unwavering determination and exceptional riding throughout the season, regardless of the conditions. The Australian sensation secured the championship with two rounds to spare and triumphed in all twenty-two of his motos, establishing himself as the torchbearer for the next generation of motocross racers!
The 250 title was the one to watch as it all came down to the final round. The 450 champion’s older brother and 2023 250 East Supercross champion, Hunter Lawrence, started the series on a hot streak with four consecutive overall wins, and held a twenty-two-point lead going into the final Ironman National event. The Aussie rode a calculated first moto to secure his first 250 Pro Motocross championship! Hunter ultimately clinched overall victories in seven out of the eleven 250MX events.
“This 2023 AMA Pro Motocross series has etched its place in history. The pendulum-like shifts within the fiercely competitive 250MX championship, and Jett Lawrence’s awe-inspiring 22-for-22 perfect season, made each race unique to itself. For the remarkable fourteenth consecutive year, Dunlop riders demonstrated their supremacy, clinching both 250MX and 450MX championships, and did so by capturing every available podium position across all eleven rounds,” stated Broc Glover, Senior Manager of Off-Road Motorcycles at Dunlop. “This isn’t just a streak; it’s a testament to the resilience of the brand, the excellence of our products, and the unwavering commitment of the Dunlop team. In addition to our well-regarded MX14 soft terrain “scoop” tire, the Geomax MX34 soft/intermediate tire showcased its true potential, providing excellent options for these elite riders. Tires make a difference in motocross, and we extend our profound appreciation to all the teams and riders who entrusted Dunlop for their racing endeavors.”
Dunlop wants to congratulate Team Honda HRC and the Lawrence family for an outstanding season! It takes a lot of sacrifices and hard work to win both championships! Dunlop is proud to have them as a part of the Dunlop Family. Now it’s time to regroup and focus on the new SuperMotocross World Championship finals!
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