FMF Privateer Power Award: Spring Creek 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.
Ever since he stormed onto the professional circuit in 2016, earning 450 Class Rookie of the Year honors, Benny Bloss has always had a penchant for punching above his weight. At a towering six feet, five inches, Bloss is by far the tallest rider in American motocross, and many have always wondered if that extended height could work against him. However, year after year Bloss has proved that his height is an asset, and it's allowed him to become one of the sport's most beloved under-the-radar competitors. For the first time in his young career Bloss has had to go the privateer route to compete in the 2020 Pro Motocross Championship, but with the help of his family and sponsorship support from KT Tape, he's still exceeding expectations. Despite some growing pains, Bloss is still a virtual lock to finish inside the top 15 and challenge for the top 10 in one of the deepest fields of talent in series history. At the Thor Spring Creek National a summer filled with challenges finally aligned for Bloss. After overcoming a misfortune-plagued start in Moto 1, Bloss put his head down and showed what he's capable of, amassing his best pair of motos this season to earn 12th overall, his best result of the year. Bloss' unwavering competitive spirit, and his drive to succeed despite the odds being stacked against him made him the obvious choice for this week's FMF Privateer Power Award.
#50 Benny Bloss / Oak Grove, Missouri / Husqvarna
450 Class: 12th overall (13-11)
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)
#78 Jake Masterpool / Paradise, Texas / Husqvarna
450 Class: 14th overall (14-15)