Main event won by Forkner ahead of newly-crowned champion.
Australian Jett Lawrence has clinched the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross Championship 250SX East title at Foxborough, in the penultimate round of the region won by Austin Forkner.
Team Honda HRC’s Lawrence was able to work his way through the pack from P8 at the end of lap one, but it was Forkner who crossed the finish first in the end.
Lap one was led by Cullin Park (Phoenix Racing Honda) before Pierce Brown (TLD Red Bull GasGas) took his turn at the front, leading until the final minutes when Forkner made his move with three to go, followed by Lawrence a lap later. Brown would hold onto third.
It was Mitchell Oldenburg (Smartop Bullfrog Spas MCR Honda) who finished fourth, with Kyle Chisholm (Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha) following him in fifth position.
After crashing while challenging for the lead 12 laps in, RJ Hampshire (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) remounted to salvage P6, the top 10 completed by Enzo Lopes (Muc-Off FXR ClubMX Yamaha), Josh Varize (Husqvarna), Park and Jace Owen (Muc-Off FXR ClubMX Yamaha).
Lawrence now has a 53-point advantage in the standings with only the 250SX East/West Showdown remaining in Salt Lake City for the eastern region, however, before then, 250SX West resumes in Denver next Saturday night.