News 15 Jun 2024

Another overall sweep for Lawrence at High Point

Championship points tightening after four rounds.

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It was back to winning ways for Team Honda HRC’s Jett Lawrence as he swept the motos at High Point on Saturday to pick up his third win of the season. His first 1-1 performance since the opening round at Fox Raceway, Lawrence inched his way closer in the championship fight as brother Hunter Lawrence maintained the red plate.

Both motos saw Jett Lawrence work for the win as a long fight in the first moto with his brother Hunter ended with a narrow victory. Then in the second moto, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jason Anderson led the race early before Red Bull KTM’s Chase Sexton passed both Anderson and Lawrence to take the lead. Sexton then crashed out front and handed it back to Jett, who never relinquished the lead from there en route to a 1-1 day.

Sexton would end up second overall despite the crash as he put 3-2 moto scores on the board to tie with Hunter Lawrence’s 2-3 scores on the day. The championship fight remained status quo between those two then as Jett Lawrence gained eight points back in the championship fight to only be eight points behind his brother now in the lead.

Aaron Plessinger went a quiet 5-5 on the day for fourth overall while Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s Justin Cooper put 4-6 scores together for fifth overall a week after leading much of both motos at Thunder Valley.

Behind them, it was Jason Anderson (Monster Energy Kawasaki) in sixth, Dylan Ferrandis (Phoenix Racing Honda) in seventh, Justin Barcia (Troy Lee Designs Red Bull GasGas) in eighth, Malcolm Stewart (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) in ninth, and Shane McElrath (Twisted Tea Progressive Suzuki) in 10th.

With a break coming up in the series, it gives Jett Lawrence opportunity to completely heal now from his crash at Hangtown that damaged his shoulder and hip as he looks to keep the ball rolling when racing resumes in two weeks at Southwick.

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