Hunter Lawrence’s first AMX SX career win at Arlington

Hunter Lawrence’s first AMX SX career win at Arlington

Australian Supercross Champion Hunter Lawrence

Hunter Lawrence (Honda QLD) took out his first overall AMA SX win in Arlington, Texas in March 2021 - By Olivier de Vaulx
2019 Hunter Lawrence in action in the United States 4 - By Olivia de Vaulx

Photos:  [Left] Honda HRC rider Hunter Lawrence  won his first overall AMA SX race in Texas on 16 March 2021; and [right] in action in the US – By Olivier de Vaulx

Hunter Lawrence takes his first AMA Supercross win at Arlington in Texas

On 16 March 2021, Queensland rider Hunter Lawrence was the overall winner at the AMA 250 Supercross West round in Arlington, Texas.

Lawrence’s win in Round 11 of the 2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross – an FIM World Championship series event – was his first overall AMA Supercross win in only his sixth start since moving to the United States in 2019.

The Team Honda HRC rider won inside AT&T Stadium in front of a limited capacity, pod-seated crowd of excited race fans due to Covid-19 social distancing measures.

Muc-Off Honda’s Mitchell Harrison grabbed the early lead in the Western Regional 250SX Class Main Event with Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jalek Swoll right on his rear wheel.

Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha’s Justin Cooper, the fastest racer in all of the division’s qualifying this season, sat in sixth but contact with another rider on the opening lap put him back to 19th place.

Just over five minutes into the 15-minute plus one lap race Lawrence made a bold move, passing two riders in one bowl turn to jump from third place and into the lead.  From there he rode like a seasoned veteran, stretching his lead to five seconds near the end of the race.

Hunter Lawrence went on to finish second in the 2021 AMA 250SX West Championship, narrowly behind American Justin Cooper from New York.

It was his best year in the United States.  In the 2021 outdoor AMA Pro Motocross 250MX Championship, he finished third overall with his younger brother Jett crowned the AMA Pro MX Champion. They created history becoming the only brothers to both finish an AMA Pro Motocross Championship in the top three.

2021 AMA SX
250cc Overall Results

ROUND 11 – 250SX West Region Arlington, Texas Results (Top 5)
1. Hunter Lawrence, Honda
2. Jalek Swoll, Husqvarna
3. Kyle Peters, Honda
4. Garrett Marchbanks, Yamaha
5. Justin Cooper, Yamaha

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