Highlights: Tucker Freight Lines Ironman National

Saturday, August 27, 2022 | 7:15 PM

Known to be one of the most competitive tracks in American motocross, Indiana's Ironman Raceway lived up to the legacy of the motorsports crazed Indianapolis area with a memorable afternoon of racing at the penultimate round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The Tucker Freight Lines Ironman National was destined to play a pivotal role in the late stages of the title fights of both the 450 Class and 250 Class, and it exceeded expectations in front of a massive crowd of passionate race fans.

450 Class

The closest championship battle in the history of the sport remained just as tight at the end of two 450 Class motos, as Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing's Eli Tomac (1-2) and Team Honda HRC's Chase Sexton (2-1) traded wins in what proved to be another memorable chapter of their historic title fight. Tomac prevailed with the Moto 1 win after a thrilling battle, as Sexton made an assertive statement with a Moto 2 triumph that allowed him to emerge victorious via tiebreaker. A single point still separates the leaders of the division, with Tomac narrowly holding the upper hand entering the final round.

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250 Class

Team Honda HRC's Jett Lawrence came to Ironman with an outside chance at clinching a second straight title one round early, and after a dominant Moto 1 win that opportunity became a serious reality. However, a mid-pack start in the final moto, combined with an early lead by Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Jo Shimoda, the primary challenger in the championship, forced Lawrence to come from behind. Although he missed out on wrapping up the 250 Class crown, Lawrence still prevailed with his eighth overall win of the season and moved one step closer to completing his title defense.

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Ironman National - 450 Class

- Crawfordsville, IN

RiderHometownMotosMachine
1Chase Sexton La Moille, IL2 - 1Honda CRF450R
2Eli Tomac Cortez, CO1 - 2Yamaha YZ450F
3Aaron Plessinger Hamilton, OH3 - 3KTM 450 SX-F
4Jason Anderson Edgewood, NM6 - 4KAW KX450SR
5Christian Craig El Cajon, CA5 - 5Yamaha YZ450F
6Ryan Dungey Belle Plaine, MN4 - 7KTM 450 SX-F
7Ken Roczen Mattstedt, Germany7 - 6Honda CRF450R
8Malcolm Stewart Haines City, FL11 - 8Husqvarna FC 450
9Fredrik Noren Lidk√∂ping, Sweden9 - 10KTM 450 SX-F
10Dean Wilson Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom13 - 9Husqvarna FC 450
Full Results

    

450 Class Standings - 2022

RiderHometownPoints
1Eli Tomac Cortez, CO546
2Chase Sexton La Moille, IL539
3Jason Anderson Edgewood, NM440
4Ken Roczen Mattstedt, Germany394
5Christian Craig El Cajon, CA373
6Ryan Dungey Belle Plaine, MN359
7Aaron Plessinger Hamilton, OH322
8Justin Barcia Monroe, NY303
9Joey Savatgy Thomasville, GA218
10Shane McElrath Canton, NC213
Full Standings

    

Ironman National - 250 Class

- Crawfordsville, IN

RiderHometownMotosMachine
1Jett Lawrence Landsborough, Queensland, Australia1 - 3Honda CRF250R
2Jo Shimoda Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture, Japan5 - 1Kawasaki KX250F
3Hunter Lawrence Landsborough, Queensland, Australia3 - 2Honda CRF250R
4R.J. Hampshire Hudson, FL2 - 4Husqvarna FC 250
5Nate Thrasher Livingston, TN4 - 6Yamaha YZ250F
6Justin Cooper Cold Spring Harbor, NY6 - 5Yamaha YZ250F
7Max Vohland Sacramento, CA7 - 7KTM 250 SX-F
8Jalek Swoll Belleview, FL11 - 8Husqvarna FC 250
9Cameron McAdoo Sioux City, IA10 - 9Kawasaki KX250F
10Seth Hammaker Bainbridge, PA12 - 10Kawasaki KX250F
Full Results

     

250 Class Standings - 2022

RiderHometownPoints
1Jett Lawrence Landsborough, Queensland, Australia525
2Jo Shimoda Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture, Japan480
3Hunter Lawrence Landsborough, Queensland, Australia468
4Justin Cooper Cold Spring Harbor, NY415
5R.J. Hampshire Hudson, FL346
6Max Vohland Sacramento, CA303
7Seth Hammaker Bainbridge, PA256
8Nate Thrasher Livingston, TN251
9Michael Mosiman Sebastopol, CA208
10Pierce Brown Sandy, UT198
Full Standings

     

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