FMF Privateer Power Award: Ironman 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.
Each recipient of the FMF Privateer Power Award is recognized during the riders meeting at the following national and is awarded with a custom-designed trophy.
Since the start of the 2020 season, Rock River Yamaha rookie Mason Gonzales has shown he has what it takes to compete alongside the established and up-and-coming talent of the 250 Class. Through six motos Gonzales has failed to score points just once, and most recently at the Guaranteed Rate Ironman National the Florida native hung tough amongst a stacked field of talent on the most competitive afternoon of the season thus far. In his first ever visit to Ironman Raceway Gonzales posted 15-14 moto scores to earn a solid 15th-place finish in the overall classification, a performance deserving of this week's FMF Privateer Power Award.
#239 Mason Gonzales / Fort Walton Beach, Florida / Yamaha
250 Class: 15th overall (15-14)
2020 FMF Privateer Power Award Recipients
#309 Jeremy Smith / Marmora, New Jersey / Kawasaki
450 Class: 17th overall (18-16)
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#258 Justin Rodbell / Prince Frederick, Maryland / Kawasaki
450 Class: 10th overall (12-12)