Australian Supercross Champion Jett Lawrence

Australian Supercross Champion Jett Lawrence

Australian AMA Supercross Champion Jett Lawrence

2020 AMA Pro Supercross Jett Lawrence in action 2 - By Olivia de Vaulx
2020 AMA Pro Supercross Jett Lawrence in action - By Olivia de Vaulx
2022 AMA East 250 Supercross Champion Jett Lawrence - By Olivia de Vaulx

Photos:  19-year-old  Queenslander Jett Lawrence already has two AMA Supercross titles to his name, to go with two AMA National Motocross Championships and a Junior World Championship  (By Olivier de Vaulx)

3-times AMA Supercross Champion Australian Jett Lawrence

Reigning AMA 450 Supercross Champion Jett Lawrence from Queensland is already one of Australia’s all-time great supercross and motocross racers.

This year, at just 20 years of age, Jett won his seventh National AMA title and his third in supercross, clinching the AMA 450 Championship in Utah on 11 May 2024, after winning the AMA 250 East and west series in 2022 and 2023, respectively.

The younger brother of another Australian motocross legend Hunter, the Lawrences created history on 22 April 2023, becoming the first brothers leading both championships to contest this dual round at Rutherford, New Jersey (US).  American Max Anstie won in the mud ahead of Jett and Hunter.

Previously on 11 September 2021, the Lawrences created further history becoming the first brothers to finish in the top three of the United States motocross championships. 

Jett Lawrence was born on 8 August 2003 in Queensland and grew up in Landsborough on the Sunshine Coast.

When his older brother Hunter was a child, he watched supercross racing from the US on TV, which inspired him to enrole in racing junior motocross, with Jett following in his footsteps.

The brothers excelled in junior motocross, spurring each other on, and they contested several World Junior Motocross Championships, with Jett being crowned the 2014 World Champion in the 65cc class in Belgium at age 11.

The family felt that if they kept competing in the World Junior Motocross Championships, the boys would eventually get noticed and opportunities to race in Europe and the US would open up, which they did!
In 2018 the Lawrence Family moved to Europe full-time to support brother Hunter’s dreams. 

Both boys raced on the continent, got noticed and were offered contracts to race in the United States for the 2019 season with Honda. The family then relocated to the USA late in 2018 and now reside in Wesley Chapel, Florida.

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Immediate success for Jett Lawrence in the US

2019 Monster Energy Cup - Winner 250 Futures race Australian Jett Lawrence (Amsoil Factory Connection Honda)
2021 September 11 Honda factory rider Jett Lawrence celebrates his 250MX title at Hangtown - Alamy Cal Sport Media

Jett was immediately successful in the United States winning the Monster Energy Cup 250 Futures class on 19 October 2019 aboard a Honda CRF250R bike.

In 2020, Jett won three AMA Supercross 250SX main events, only to crash and break his collarbone during the season. He recovered well to race in the AMA Pro Motocross Championship, netting his first victory at the final round and also taking Rookie of the Year honors.

This earnt him a 250cc factory ride with Team Honda HRC for 2021, where he finished third in the AMA Supercross 250SX East Championship in his first attempt.

For 2022, Jett had planned to contest the AMA SX West series, but after injuring his collarbone just prior to the opening round, he switched back to the AMA SX East Championship and went onto claim the National title.

Then in 2023, he raced the AMA 250SX West Championship, convincingly winning the series with a round remaining, with five race wins. After clinching the title in May, Jett announced that he will now move up into the prestigious 450cc class for the upcoming motocross season and future supercross events.

At the 2022 Motocross des Nations in the US, Jett showed that he will be a force to be reckoned with, winning this class and being named the Ricky Carmichael Award winner for the best up-and-coming rider, the same award his brother Hunter received at the 2017 MXDN’s in the United Kingdom.

In just his fourth season as a pro, Jett Lawrence has now over 30 National AMA MX and SX wins under his belt and four National 250cc titles, 2 in SX and 2 in MX.

Both Jett and Hunter Lawrence are emulating the success of Australian international superstar multiple AMA and World SX Champion Chad Reed and could be our next world champions with the start of the two World Supercross Championships approaching – FIM World Supercross Championship (WSX) and new SuperMotocross World Championship series in the United States.

Photos:  Jett Lawrence celebrating big wins in the United States –  2019 Monster Energy Cup 250 Futures race winner  (Amsoil Factory Connection Honda) and  winning the 2021 AMA 250MX title at Hangtown (Alamy Cal Sport Media)

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2022 – Jett Lawrence clinches AMA 250SX East Championship | Honda Powersports USA 

2022 – Jett Lawrence’s year of domination | WD840 MX Highlights

2023 – Jett Lawrence’s best SX and Pro  MX moments of his career | Motorsports on NBC

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