FMF Privateer Power Award: RedBud II 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.
In his third season of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship competition, 450 Class rider Jake Masterpool has learned what it takes to compete at the sport's highest level. While his younger brother, Ty, is looking to build off a Rookie of the Year campaign in the 250 Class, Jake continues to impress aboard his Husqvarna, despite not having the depth of resources enjoyed by so many of his counterparts. After a nightmare of an afternoon at RedBud I, Masterpool returned to the track on Labor Day in search of redemption. After a solid pair of motos Jake ended up a season-best 14th overall thanks to consistent 14-15 moto finishes. What made these results even more impressive was the fact that Masterpool battled his way forward from starts outside the top 20, including a stellar 30th to 14th-place ride in Moto 1. By virtue of his ability to dig deep all afternoon and reward himself with the best result of the season, Masterpool is a compelling choice for the Privateer Power Award at RedBud II.
#78 Jake Masterpool / Paradise, Texas / Husqvarna
450 Class: 14th overall (14-15)
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)
#48 Henry Miller / Rochester, Minnesota / KTM
450 Class: 13th overall (14-14)