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Australian Supercross Champion Justin Brayton

Australian Supercross Champion Justin Brayton

Australian Supercross Champion Justin Brayton

2019 Justin Brayton Penrite Honda - confirmed for Australian Supercross Championship - Courtesy ADB
2022 WSX Joey Savatgy grabbed the win with Ken Roczen crowned world champion in second and Justin Brayton third - Courtesy ADB

Photos: [left] In 2019 American Justin Brayton joined the Penrite Honda Team and has contested the Australian Supercross Champions, winning five in a row; and [right] In 2022 Justin finished third in the Melbourne round of the World Supercross Championship (WSX), pictured here with round winner Joey Savatgy (USA) and newly crowned world champion Ken Roczen (Germany) in second (Courtesy Australasian Dirt Bike)

American Justin Brayton - 5 times Australian Supercross Champion

Justin Brayton, from Dodge City in Iowa (US) twice created history in Australia in 2022 – winning both a record five Australian Supercross Championships, as well as five successive titles between 2016 and 2022.

Brayton’s opportunity to achieve this consecutive winning streak was temporarily put on hold in 2020 and 2021 when the series was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic and travel restrictions. But he came back to Australia to defend his title and again did just that!

Born on 14 March 1984, in California, USA, Justin developed a huge passion for riding bikes at age 5 and has been riding ever since. The former Arenacross competition racer, who first turned pro in 2002 at age 18, is still competitive today at age 39 – finishing fourth in the 2022 FIM World Supercross Championship WSX and clinching his fifth Australian SX title.

Brayton’s biggest victory came in 2009 when he won the World famous Paris (Lille Bercy) Supercross, formerly known as Bercy. Then on home soil, after more than 25 AMA career podiums, his first breakthrough win came on 10 March 2018.

At that event, Brayton stood on the top step of the podium and looked down at 2020 SX champion Eli Tomac and 2021’s titlist Cooper Webb. He created history when he became the oldest rider to win an AMA SX race – four days prior to his 34th birthday.

Brayton’s best overall finish in the AMA Supercross Championship series came in 2012 when he was fourth, tied on points with third-placegetter Ryan Dungey. Twice he finished fifth in points, most recently in 2018.

Throughout his professional racing career, Justin has ridden for many teams including MDK KTM, JGR, Factory Honda, BTO Sports KTM, MotoConcepts Racing. But since 2017, Justin has returned to riding Hondas and in 2019 he moved from Factory Honda to the Penrite Honda Racing Team down under.

Justin Brayton clinched his fifth Australian Supercross title in the 2022 final at Wagga Wagga (NSW) by a solitary point – beating the long-held record of four titles held by multiple World Champion Australian international superstar Chad Reed.

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2018 Justin Brayton's breaktrough AMA win at Daytona on 10 March becoming the oldest rider ever to win a 450SX AMA Supercross Main Event - ADB

Photo: On 10 March 2018 at Daytona, American Justin Brayton became the oldest rider ever to win a 450SX AMA Supercross Main Event (Courtesy ADB)

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