FMF Privateer Power Award: 2022 Thunder Valley National
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.
Minnesota native Henry Miller has been exceeding expectations throughout his career. One of the most well respected and successful privateer racers in the sport, you can always expect to find Miller in the mix, fighting hard for a spot in the top 15 at virtually every National. In his first start of the season at the Toyota Thunder Valley National, Miller did just that. The KTM rider acclimated quickly to the speed and depth of the premier class and was able to secure a pair of solid starts in both 450 Class motos that put him into a position to fight for a spot in the top 15. While he just missed out on that mark in Moto 1, he stepped up his game in Moto 2 and sustained his hold of 15th place from start to finish. He wrapped up his season debut with 17-15 moto scores, which was enough to land Miller 15th overall and get his summer off to a strong start. That performance made Miller an obvious choice for FMF Privateer Power Award honors at Thunder Valley.
Thunder Valley National:
#129 Henry Miller / Rochester, Minnesota / KTM
450 Class: 15th overall (17-15)
2022 FMF Privateer Power Award Recipients
Fox Raceway I National:
#61 Fredrik Noren / Lidköping, Sweden / KTM
450 Class: 12th overall (14-1`1)
Hangtown Motocross Classic:
#285 Marshal Weltin / Ubly, Michigan / GASGAS
450 Class: 15th overall (16-15)