Hunter Lawrence’s first AMX motocross career win at Southwick

Hunter Lawrence’s first AMX motocross career win at Southwick

Australian Motocross Champion Hunter Lawrence

Hunter Lawrence (Honda QLD) took out his first overall AMA MX win in Southwick - Pic by Olivier de Vaulx from 2019

Photos:  [Left] Australian Honda HRC rider Hunter Lawrence  won his first overall AMA motocross race in  Southwick on 10 July 2021  (earlier photo By Olivier de Vaulx); and American Motocross race video.

Aussie Hunter Lawrence takes his first AMA Motocross win at Southwick

On 10 July 2021, Queensland rider Hunter Lawrence won both motos at Southwick in the AMA Pro 250cc class to capture his first career win in this class.
The Team Honda HRC rider dominated the 250MX class with an overall victory this weekend aboard his CRF250R during round 5 of AMA Pro Motocross in Massachusetts.

Hunter’s younger brother and teammate Jett Lawrence entered the championship’s only sand race of the season with possession of the red plate. But it turned out to be a down day for Jett, who fell in the first moto, but fought back to ninth and improved to third in the second moto.

Jett’s main championship rival, Justin Cooper, scored five more points than Jett to reduce the Australian’s Championship lead to three-points.
Hunter enjoyed a decent start in the first moto, completing lap 1 in fifth place, and he secured the lead two-thirds of the way through the 30-minute-plus-two-lap race, going on to win by nearly eight seconds.

He went on to win ahead of Husqvarna rider RJ Hampshire with Kawasaki rider Jo Shimoda in third, with Cooper back in sixth.
In moto 2, Cooper led for the first 20 minutes, with Hunter putting the pressure on him, eventually taking the lead and win ahead of Coper, with brother Jett in third.

Despite a down day, Jett managed to retain his red plate (204 points) to lead Cooper (201) by just three points, with Hunter Lawrence in third on 178.
While Hunter Lawrence’s 1-1 sweep at Southwick was his career-first AMA Pro Motocross overall victory, he had enjoyed previous success. The Australian topped two motos during the 2019 season – one at High Point and one at Spring Creek.

The Australian brothers went on to create history that season with Jett winning the Championship and Hunter also finishing on the podium in third.

2021 AMA MX 250cc Overall Results at Southwick

ROUND 5 – 250MX Results (Top 5)

1. Hunter Lawrence, Honda (1-1)
2. Jo Shimoda, Kawasaki (3-4)
3. Justin Cooper, Yamaha (6-2)
4. RJ Hampshire, Husqvarna (2-6)
5. Colt Nichols, Yamaha (4-5)
6. Jett Lawrence, Honda (9-3)

Moto 1

1. Hunter Lawrence, Honda
2. RJ Hampshire, Husqvarna
3. Jo Shimoda, Kawasaki
4. Colt Nichols, Yamaha
5. Jalek Swoll, Husqvarna


Moto 2

1. Hunter Lawrence, Honda
2. RJ Hampshire, Husqvarna
3. Jett Lawrence, Honda
4. Jo Shimoda, Kawasaki
5. Colt Nichols, Yamaha

Overall Points (5 of 12 rounds)

1. Jett Lawrence 204
2. Justin Cooper 201
3. Hunter Lawrence 178
4. RJ Hampshire 148
5. Jo Shimoda 137

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