FMF Privateer Power Award: RedBud National
As one of motocross' most storied brands, it's fitting that Southern California's FMF Racing chooses to leverage its partnership and support of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship by touting the athletes who epitomize the brand's core values and, like the legendary exhaust manufacturer, continue to give it their all and strive to be the best, no matter the circumstance. With 45 years of existence, FMF's commitment to the sport is unrivaled, and its longstanding FMF Privateer Power Award has become one of the most coveted accolades amongst the riders who serve as the lifeblood of American motocross.
Each week, FMF and the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship ask the sport's loyal fan base to make their voices heard with a vote for who they think should be celebrated for his efforts at each and every stop of the 12-round season. Each selected rider will be recognized for his ability to overcome the odds in pursuit of his racing dream, and the unwavering determination to go bar-to-bar alongside the most talented racers on the planet.
At RedBud, the fans made their voice heard in support of KTM rider Coty Schock, who made just his fourth start of the season at the Independence Day classic. The Dover, Delaware, native was impressive in the 450 Class, and was among the top privateer finishers thanks to solid points-scoring finishes of 15th in Moto 1 and 16th in Moto 2. Those scores landed Schock 15th overall, which was a stellar improvement over his originally qualifying position of 28th. This gives Schock back-to-back top-15 finishes this season, following another impressive performance at Southwick. He's posted the two best finishes of his entire career over the past two rounds, which consists of 13 starts (5 in 250 Class, 8 in 450 Class) dating back to 2016.
2019 FMF Privateer Power Award Recipients
#69 Jake Masterpool / Paradise, Texas / Honda
#101 Fredrik Noren / Sweden / Honda
#447 Todd Waters / Australia / Husqvarna
#43 Tyler Bowers / Danville, Kentucky / Kawasaki
#346 Kevin Moranz / Topeka, Kansas / Kawasaki
#59 Nick Gaines / Ringgold, Georgia / Yamaha