FMF Privateer Power Award: RedBud I 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.
A veteran racer in his own right, Minnesota native Henry Miller has been considered one of the most successful and competitive privateer riders for several years. No matter what his circumstance might be, Miller consistently finds a way to punch well above his weight and achieve impressive results, often right in the hunt for a top-10 finish in an incredibly deep 450 Class field. At the Circle K RedBud I National on Friday, the first of a historic doubleheader weekend at legendary RedBud MX, Miller put himself in familiar territory, doing battle within the top 15 of the running order. The KTM rider battled alongside several factory-backed and factory-supported riders all afternoon and earned a pair of well-deserved 14th place finishes to ultimately end the day 13th overall. It's the third consecutive top-15 finish for Miller this season and his consistency ultimately made him an ideal choice for the first of two Privateer Power Awards handed out this weekend.
#48 Henry Miller / Rochester, Minnesota / KTM
450 Class: 13th overall (14-14)
2020 FMF Privateer Power Award Recipients
#309 Jeremy Smith / Marmora, New Jersey / Kawasaki
450 Class: 17th overall (18-16)
Loretta Lynn's 2:
#258 Justin Rodbell / Prince Frederick, Maryland / Kawasaki
450 Class: 10th overall (12-12)
#239 Mason Gonzales / Fort Walton Beach, Florida / Yamaha
250 Class: 15th overall (15-14)