FMF Privateer Power Award: Thunder Valley 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.
Sweden's Freddie Noren is one of Pro Motocross' most beloved international racers. The veteran of the 450 Class has ridden for some of the sport's most high profile teams over the course of his career, and he's always shown the ability to punch well above his weight, no matter what situation he finds himself in. Noren is doing it on his own this summer aboard a KTM and following a challenging opening round, he rebounded with a rock solid effort at Thunder Valley in the historically deep premier division. With moto finishes of 15th and 14th, Noren ended the day 15th in the overall classification, which provided a nice confidence boost and some much needed momentum as the season moves forward. For that impressive effort, Noren is recognized as the FMF Privateer Power Award winner for the Thunder Valley National.
#43 Fredrik Noren / Sweden / KTM
450 Class: 15th overall (15-14)
2021 FMF Privateer Power Award Recipients
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#72 Coty Schock / Dover, Delaware / Honda
450 Class: 15th overall (16-15)