2021 Fox Raceway 1 Motocross Recap
The 2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series dropped the gates on a post pandemic 12-rpund season Saturday at Fox Raceway in Pala, CA with past and present 250 class riders continuing bridging their 2020 seasons with wins.
In the 450 class, Dylan Ferrandis, the 2020 250 class Champion, showed no trouble adjusting to the bigger bike as the rookie took first in Moto 1 and third in Moto 2 for his first career overall in the premier class. Chase Sexton kept him honest though, chasing him down to the checkers in the first race crossing the finish less than a second behind Ferrandis.
In Moto 2, Ken Roczen had little trouble getting his first Moto win since 2019 after taking the summer off last year. His sixth-place finish in Moto 1 was good enough to land him second overall, tied in points with Aaron Plessinger who took third with a (4-2) day. Justin Barcia (3-6) and Sexton (2-10) rounded out the Top 5, respectively.
Reigning Champ Zach Osborne finished a meager 10th place and three-time Champion Eli Tomac who made news just a few weeks ago with the announcement he will depart Kawasaki after the Outdoor season finished eighth. Adam Cianciarulo, last year’s runner-up, got off to a good start in Moto 1 before taking his usual digger and finished 11th overall.
In the 250 class, Jett Lawrence (2-1) who won the final round in 2020 at Fox Raceway, got another overall, taking the tie-breaker over Jeremy Martin (1-2). Lawrence finished fourth for the 2020 campaign and is expected to vie for the title against Martin, a two-time 250 class Champion expected to head to the big bikes next year. Justin Cooper (5-3) took third overall rounded-out the podium while Michael Mosiman (4-4) and RJ Hampshire (3-9) rounded out the Top 5.
Motocross heads to Thunder Valley for Round 2 on Saturday in Lakewood, CO. Until then, live Round 1 of the 2021 Motocross season all again.