2021 Fox Raceway 2 Motocross Recap
Dylan Ferrandis joined rare company on Saturday at Fox Raceway in Pala, CA by clinching the 2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series as a rookie just as Ryan Dungey did in 2010 and Ken Roczen in 2014. He also became the first from France to win the title since Jean-Michel Bayle won 30 years ago.
The premier class Championship seemed almost a foregone conclusion in recent weeks for Ferrandis who simply needed to stay on two-wheels and finish well. But ever the competitor, Ferrandis finished second in each of the last two round but only on the tie-breaker to three-time Motocross Champion Eli Tomac. Ferrandis (1-2) won the first Moto and finished behind Tomac (2-1) in Moto 2 securing second overall for Round 11 and more than enough to clinch the 2021 Motocross title a round early at Fox Raceway 2. Ferrandis won Fox Raceway 1, the opening round of the season.
Tomac won his second straight overall and now has a chance to finish second in the series trailing Roczen by nine points in the standings. Roczen (3-6) got the holeshot in the first race looking to hold off Ferrandis' title claim for the final round but dropped to third and finished sixth in Moto 2 for fourth overall. Cooper Webb (4-3), who struggled early in the season to get his footing after winning the 2021 Supercross Championship took third overall, his best outing of the season.
In the 250 class, Jett Lawrence extended his lead to 23 points over Justin Cooper taking the overall on a sweep, his second-straight. Lawrence can clinch his first outdoor 250 class Championship next week with another win in Moto 1 and enjoy a victory parade race for Moto 2. Lawrence has not finished below second place since the first race at Washougal and has outpaced Cooper in the last nine Motos 213 points to 155 points to take a near insurmountable lead for the 250 MX Championship.
Michael Mosiman took second overall at Fox Raceway 2 on a (2-4) day with Cooper rounding out the 250 class podium on a (5-2) day taking the tie-breaker over Jo Shimoda (4-3).
The 2021 Motocross season concludes Saturday at the Hangtown Motocross Classic in Sacramento, CA. Until then, live Round 11 all again: