Highlights: 2021 Maxxis Fox Raceway II National

Sunday, September 5, 2021 | 2:25 AM

With temperatures nearing triple digits, nothing came easy for the world's fastest riders as the 2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship made its return to Southern California for the penultimate round of the summer season. The Maxxis Fox Raceway II National pushed racers to their limits, but as expected the biggest names in the series rose to the occasion in the quest for victory as the afternoon wrapped up with the celebration of a new champion.

Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing's Dylan Ferrandis entered Fox Raceway in control of his own destiny, with a chance to clinch the 450 Class title one round early. The first year premier class rider has been a revelation throughout the 2021 campaign, and with the Edison Dye Cup lying in wait Ferrandis attacked the afternoon with the same drive that put him into championship position. While he just narrowly missed out on the win via tiebreaker, the Frenchman still captured the sport's most coveted title to do what fellow countryman Jean-Michel Bayle did 30 years prior. It also served as a long overdue championship for Yamaha, which last won the 450 Class title well over a decade ago, in 2007 with Grant Langston.

While Ferrandis enjoyed the spoils of the championship, Monster Energy Kawasaki's Eli Tomac took charge of the overall win once again, securing back-to-back overall victories. Tomac's winning effort by virtue of the single-most-dominant moto performance of the season in which he took the Moto 2 victory by more than 40 seconds.

In the 250 Class, the last season surge by Team Honda HRC's Jett Lawrence continued and has put the young Australian on the cusp of his first professional title. For the second week in a row, Lawrence dominated and went 1-1 for the moto sweep. It signified his third straight victory at Fox Raceway, where he's undefeated, and has helped Lawrence open up a 23-point lead in the championship standings withe one round remaining.


Fox Raceway National II - 450 Class

- Pala, CA

1Eli Tomac Cortez, CO2 - 1Kawasaki KX450
2Dylan Ferrandis Avignon, France1 - 2Yamaha YZ450F
3Cooper Webb Newport, NC4 - 3KTM 450 SX-F
4Ken Roczen Mattstedt, Germany3 - 6Honda CRF450R
5Christian Craig El Cajon, CA5 - 4Yamaha YZ450F
6Max Anstie Newbury, England, United Kingdom6 - 5Suzuki RM-Z450
7Coty Schock Dover, DE7 - 7Honda CRF450R
8Brandon Hartranft Brick, NJ10 - 8Suzuki RM-Z450
9Joey Savatgy Thomasville, GA9 - 9KTM 450 SX-F
10Fredrik Noren Lidk√∂ping, Sweden11 - 10KTM 450 SX-F
Full Results


450 Class Standings - 2021

1Dylan Ferrandis Avignon, France531
2Eli Tomac Cortez, CO458
3Ken Roczen Mattstedt, Germany446
4Cooper Webb Newport, NC358
5Chase Sexton La Moille, IL342
6Christian Craig El Cajon, CA292
7Marvin Musquin La Reole, France240
8Joey Savatgy Thomasville, GA240
9Justin Barcia Monroe, NY239
10Aaron Plessinger Hamilton, OH232
Full Standings


Fox Raceway National II - 250 Class

- Pala, CA

1Jett Lawrence Landsborough, Queensland, Australia1 - 1Honda CRF250R
2Michael Mosiman Sebastopol, CA2 - 4GasGas MC 250F
3Justin Cooper Cold Spring Harbor, NY5 - 2Yamaha YZ250F
4Jo Shimoda Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture, Japan4 - 3Kawasaki KX250F
5Hunter Lawrence Landsborough, Queensland, Australia6 - 6Honda CRF250R
6R.J. Hampshire Hudson, FL3 - 14Husqvarna FC 250
7Dilan Schwartz Alpine, CA10 - 8Suzuki Rm-z250
8Joshua Varize Rialto, CA9 - 9Husqvarna FC 250
9Levi Kitchen Washougal, WA12 - 7Yamaha YZ250F
10Austin Forkner Richards, MO15 - 5Kawasaki KX250F
Full Results


250 Class Standings - 2021

1Jett Lawrence Landsborough, Queensland, Australia497
2Justin Cooper Cold Spring Harbor, NY491
3Hunter Lawrence Landsborough, Queensland, Australia381
4R.J. Hampshire Hudson, FL364
5Jo Shimoda Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture, Japan340
6Jeremy Martin Millville, MN307
7Austin Forkner Richards, MO256
8Michael Mosiman Sebastopol, CA252
9Max Vohland Sacramento, CA236
10Dilan Schwartz Alpine, CA209
Full Standings


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