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Aussie Jett Lawrence wins Glendale Triple Crown extending his lead in the 250SX West championship

Headed into Glendale—round 12 in the 2023 AMA Supercross Championship—Jett Lawrence had already amassed an impressive array of accomplishments, but an overall victory at a Triple Crown race had thus far eluded him. But if anyone seriously doubted that the young Australian had what it took to correct that, they were disproven in Arizona, where Lawrence rode his CRF250R to steady 1-3-1 finishes to come out on top and extend his already dominant lead in the title chase. Chase Sexton also rode well in the premier class, notching 4-1-3 results aboard his CRF450R for second place—good enough to earn the Triple Crown championship-within-a-championship. In his first ride back from injuries incurred at Daytona over a month ago, Colt Nichols was eighth overall, the second-best finish in his young 450SX career.

Lawrence wins Glendale

Lawrence snared the holeshot in 250SX West race 1, and although he was quickly passed by Levi Kitchen, he got him right back, only for the race to be stopped by a red flag. Lawrence was second behind Kitchen on the restart but made the pass through the whoops and went on to win by 2.020 seconds. Lawrence started third in race 2 and was shuffled back to fourth. After taking some time to gather himself, he dispatched Max Vohland on lap 3 and finished the race in third. The final 250SX West race saw Lawrence emerge from turn 1 in second behind Kitchen and moved into the lead on lap 3, then put on a clinic before winning by 3.700 seconds.

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“I’m super pumped to finally get one of these [Triple Crown overall win], and it makes it even better that Hunter won this one last year! I felt like my starts were on point all day, and I was just happy not to have to battle through too much. I focused on the lines I had down and hitting my marks. Next race for us is the East-West Showdown in New Jersey, so I can’t wait to mix it up with those lads. Obviously, I’m hoping Hunter and I are 1-2, but I’m excited to battle there.”

Lawrence wins Glendale

250SX West Region Championship Points (after 6 of 9 rounds)

  1. Jett Lawrence: 153
  2. RJ Hampshire: 127
  3. Levi Kitchen: 101
  4. Cameron Mcadoo: 101
  5. Enzo Lopes: 100
  6. Mitchell Oldenburg: 99
  7. Pierce Brown: 86
  8. Max Vohland: 85
  9. Cole Thompson: 71
  10. Derek Kelley: 70

Lawrence wins Glendale