The decision by Honda to have Jett Lawrence spend some extra time healing from pre-season practice injuries paid off. Lawrence started his season by racing the Supercross 250SX East series which started in February, several weeks into the normal Supercross season. His brother Hunter Lawrence started the season on the west coast for the Western Regional 250SX class. While Lawrence got a bad start in the race in Massachusetts, he only needed to finish 18th or better to lock up an early championship.
When it was all said and done with, Lawrence finished the event in second place. His consistent finishes this season has earned him enough points for the overall victory.
“To be honest, I was calmer than last weekend, going into the East-West Showdown. I was just enjoying it, and that helped me have more fun with the track. In the main event I got out of the gate okay, but I was a bit off balance. I lost all my traction there, but I was just happy to make it through the first turn. I liked battling with Austin [Forkner]; I think it helped me to not even worry about the championship, because I was more excited about the race. I tried some different lines, made some mistakes, but this track was so about being consistent. I’ve dreamed of this since I was a little kid. All the hard work that we and the team have put in, and all the hard times I’ve gone through – this one night makes all that disappear. I just have to say thanks to the team. I wouldn’t be here without my brother; I feel like he should have a number 1 plate too, because he’s a big part of this. This one is definitely a lot more than the outdoors [title]; I’ve had a lot of rough runs in supercross, so this is unreal,” said Lawrence.