FMF Privateer Power Award: Fox Raceway I National
For nearly 50 years Southern California's FMF Racing, one of the most iconic names in the industry, has poured all its resources into developing the finest exhausts available in the motorcycle marketplace. Throughout its tenure as a partner of the world's most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing championship, FMF has sought to leverage its support of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship by bringing well-deserved attention to the underdog racers who fight tooth and nail each weekend as a privateer. As a result, the FMF Privateer Power Award has become an embodiment of what the brand stands for, and what these lesser-known racers epitomize every time the gate drops.
Each week, FMF and the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will recognize the rider that deserves to be celebrated for his efforts at every stop of the 12-round season. Each selected rider will be recognized for his ability to defy the odds and capture head-turning results, showing no intimidation as he battles alongside some of the sport's biggest names in what is considered to be the deepest field of talent ever assembled in series history.
Each recipient of the FMF Privateer Power Award will be given special recognition as part of the riders meeting at the following national and is awarded with a custom-designed trophy.
Typically, the opening round of any season is one of the most unpredictable and that proved to be the case at the DirtBikeKidz Fox Raceway I National from Southern California's Fox Raceway. While some unlikely names asserted themselves at the front of the pack, FXR/Chaparral Honda Racing's Coty Schock carried over the momentum from a solid supercross season into an impressive start to the summer. It should come as no surprise that it was Schock who ended the 2020 season with the FMF Privateer Power Award, at this very same track, as he consistently positions himself in the midst of his factory supported counterparts. At the season-opener, Schock placed 15th overall after collecting 16-15 moto finishes and is poised to establish himself as a fixture in battle for points for the remainder of the 2021 season.
Fox Raceway I:
#72 Coty Schock / Dover, Delaware / Honda
450 Class: 15th overall (16-15)