FMF Privateer Power Award: Loretta Lynn's 2 National
As a longtime partner of the sport's most prestigious championship legendary exhaust manufacturer FMF Racing has sought to leverage its support of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship by shining the spotlight on well-deserving racers who epitomize the Southern California brand's core values. For more than 45 years FMF has never wavered in its commitment to put all resources into its products, and the FMF Privateer Power Award embodies that spirit, becoming a beloved recognition for the underdog riders who serve as the lifeblood of American motocross.
Each week, FMF and the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will recognize the rider that deserves to be celebrated for his efforts at each and every stop of the nine-round 2020 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.
A rain-soaked afternoon at the MotoSport.com Loretta Lynn's National made for a wild and unpredictable day of racing at the second round of the 2020 season, but one rider who found success in the ever-changing muddy conditions was 450 Class rider Justin Rodbell. Growing up on the east coast, the Maryland native is no stranger to racing in the mud and it showed as he excelled every time bikes took to the track, often outperforming many of his high-profile factory-backed counterparts. After qualifying solidly in 13th, Rodbell turned even more heads with his ability to overcome a pair of starts outside the top 20 and finish just outside the top 10 in both motos. A pair of 12th-place finishes helped Rodbell capture the best finish of his career in 10th overall, making him an obvious choice for this week's FMF Privateer Power Award.
Loretta Lynn's 2:
#258 Justin Rodbell / Prince Frederick, Maryland / Kawasaki
450 Class: 10th overall (12-12)
2020 FMF Privateer Power Award Recipients
#309 Jeremy Smith / Marmora, New Jersey / Kawasaki
450 Class: 17th overall (18-16)