FMF Privateer Power Award: 2022 Hangtown Classic
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | 2:00 PM
Over the span of almost five decades, Southern California's FMF Racing has become synonymous with the sport of motocross, developing the finest motorcycle exhausts available in the marketplace. Over the course of its longstanding partnership with the world's most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing series, FMF has remained committed to its support of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship by bringing much-needed and well-deserved attention to the underdog racers who fight tooth and nail each weekend as privateers, keeping the dream alive through any means necessary. 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.
After every round of the 2022 season, FMF and the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will recognize a rider deserving of acknowledgement and celebration for his efforts on the track. Each selected rider will be praised 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 an incredibly deep field of world class talent featuring riders from across the globe.
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.
Through two rounds of competition in the 2022 season, Michigan's Marshal Weltin has emerged as one of the biggest surprises in the 450 Class. While the summer did not begin the way the GASGAS rider would have hoped, with a 38th in the first moto of the season, he's been a fixture inside the top 20 ever since, which culminated in an impressive outing at the Carson City Motorsports Hangtown Motocross Classic. Weltin took a step forward in consistency and was in contention for a spot in the top 15 in both motos, wrapping up the afternoon with 16-15 moto scores to equal the best result of his career in 15th overall. By virtue of his landmark performance, Weltin became the easy choice to receive the FMF Privateer Power Award for Hangtown.
Hangtown Motocross Classic:
#285 Marshal Weltin / Ubly, Michigan / GASGAS
450 Class: 15th overall (16-15)
2022 FMF Privateer Power Award Recipients
Fox Raceway I National:
#61 Fredrik Noren / Lidköping, Sweden / KTM
450 Class: 12th overall (14-1`1)