FMF Privateer Power Award: High Point 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.
From the moment the 2021 season got underway, Floridian Ramy Alves had been laying down the building blocks towards the breakout ride he enjoyed in the 250 Class at the High Point National. His JMC Motorsports Racing squad made a manufacturer switch from Husqvarna to GASGAS prior to the opening round of the summer, which warranted a bit of a learning curve to get Alves comfortable on the bike and up to speed. He was in the thick of the hunt to score moto points with a top-20 finish throughout the first four motos of the season and entered High Point confident that he and the team were ready to take that next step in competitiveness. What followed was not only his best effort of the season, but also one of the best outings of his career. Alves was a fixture in the top 15 in both motos and even overcame some adversity in Moto 1 after his oil cap came off to bring home 16-15 moto scores and finish 16th overall.
Alves' determination this season and the successful culmination of the hard work he and his team have put in thus far make him an overwhelmingly deserving recipient of the FMF Privateer Power Award for High Point.
#220 Ramy Alves / Coconut Creek, Florida / GASGAS
250 Class: 16th overall (16-15)
2021 FMF Privateer Power Award Recipients
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#72 Coty Schock / Dover, Delaware / Honda
450 Class: 15th overall (16-15)
#43 Fredrik Noren / Sweden / KTM
450 Class: 15th overall (15-14)