Jett Lawrence Extends His Points Lead at Supercross Philadelphia

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Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA — April 27, 2024

For the first time since 1980, AMA Supercross is racing in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia.

Seth Hammaker knows Philly well. “Being from Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia race is super close to where I grew up. So I’m definitely looking forward to going back there, and I’ll have a lot of hometown friends and family coming out for this one. Should be great!”

The track is tight, and passing will be at a premium. Even a small mistake can cost a rider one or more positions.

Entering last week at Nashville, Jett Lawrence and Cooper Weeb were tied for first place in the season-long point standings with just four events to go. Lawrence stole sole possession of the red plate after his sixth win of his rookie 450SX Class season. He is now tied for 31st on the all-time 450SX Class wins list with Justin Barcia.

Cooper Webb’s third-place ride moved him five points off the red plate with three rounds remaining. It was his eighth podium of the season and 62nd of his 450SX Class career.

Eli Tomac nailed his 101st 450SX Class podium and sixth of the season with a runner-up ride in Nashville. He ties Ryan Dungey for third on the all-time 450SX Class podiums list. Tomac looks to be the spoiler in the title race by placing himself in positions between the two title contenders.

Ken Roczen is out for the rest of the season after his horrific Nashville crash caused by the shock absorber exploding on his bike.

Tom Vialle used his sixth straight podium to take a commanding points lead in the Eastern Regional 250SX Class. Vialle has started all 17 of the 250SX Class races in his regionals since 2023, scoring two wins, six podiums, and seven top-five finishes. Haiden Deegan trails the Frenchman by 13 points with two to go.

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450SX Heats

The 450SX riders were first out of the gates in Philly. Ty Masterpool(29), the privateer who has earned quite a fan following, got the holeshot. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Jett Lawrence(18) went down in the first turn and had to recover from last place.

Eli Tomac(3) quickly rocketed to the lead, with Cooper Webb(2) running in second. Justin Barcia(51) moved into the final podium position. Lawrence marched through the field of riders to finish fourth.

In Heat #2, the race to the holeshot line saw the fastest qualifier, Hunter Lawrence(96) and Jason Anderson(21), side-by-side into the corner. Anderson prevailed and took the early lead as Lawrence hung tight, stalking him. Dylan Ferrandis(14) sat well back in third.

Rain began to fall just as the moto was starting. Justin Cooper(32) and Chase Sexton(1) got tangled with a bunch of riders as the track became slippery from the precipitation. They were trapped near the rear of the pack.

Anderson eventually moved away from Lawrence to take the Heat win. Ferrandis finished third unchallenged.

Jason Anderson grabs his first Heat Win of 2024 / Photo Credit Feld Motor Sports Inc.

Justin Cooper finished 11th and will have to rely on a top-four run in the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) to make the Main Event.

250SX East Heats

Heat #1 was a two-man race. Hometown hero Seth Hammaker(43) got the early lead, and fan favorite Haiden Deegan(38) tried to catch him. Daxton Bennick(59) ran in the third position. Deegan made a furious charge on the final lap. However, with his family in the stands cheering him on, Hammaker held on for the win.

In the second Heat, Jalek Swoll(33) ran out front on the Triumph. Cody Schock(69) followed with points leader Tom Vialle(16) in third.

Tom Vialle / Photo Credit Feld Motor Sports inc

Vialle passed Schock and closed on the leader as the timed portion of the moto ran down. However, Swoll was able to withstand the challenge, getting himself and Triumph their first heat win. Max Anstie(37) put together a solid run to finish in third.

250SX East Main Event

Seth Hammaker took the early lead out of the starting gate. Max Anstie and Jalek Swool ran second and third. The title contenders both got bad starts. Haiden Deegan was 10th, and Tom Vialle was back in 13th.

By the end of the first lap, positions were swapped between Vialle and Deegan as they climbed towards the front.

Halfway through the timed portion of the moto, Hammaker and Anstie were battling for the lead. Jalek Swool’s good day continued as he ran third. Pierce Brown(39) held the fourth spot just ahead of Tom Vialle in fifth. Deegan was sixth.

The front of the pack tightened as time ran down. Anstie passed Hammaker, and Vialle passed Brown. With two minutes to go, five seconds separated the top six riders.

Swool tried to make a pass on Hammaker and flew into a corner, crashing into Seth. Both riders went down and lost multiple positions on the field. Brown got cross-rutted, climbing the finish jump with one lap to go, and crashed into a tough block. Taking himself out of contention.

Max Anstie Celebrates / Photo Credit Feld Motor Sports Inc

Anstie held on for the win, with Vialle barely holding off Deegan for second. They will head to the final in Salt Lake City with Vialle 15 points up on Deegan.

Hammaker and Swool finished seventh and eighth. Brown dropped to 14th.

250SX East Main Results

POS. # RIDER BIKE INTERVAL TEAM/SPONSORS
1 37 Max Anstie Honda CRF250R 18 Laps Firepower Honda
2 16 Tom Vialle KTM 250 SX-F FE 1.111 Red Bull KTM
3 38 Haiden Deegan Yamaha YZ250F 1.731 Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha (250)
4 59 Daxton Bennick Yamaha YZ250F 19.638 Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha (250)
5 48 Chance Hymas Honda CRF250R 25.052 Team Honda HRC
6 69 Coty Schock Yamaha YZ250F 26.163 Coty Schock Racing
7 43 Seth Hammaker Kawasaki KX250 27.673 Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki
8 33 Jalek Swoll Triumph TF 250-X 31.134 Triumph Racing
9 128 Preston Boespflug Suzuki RM-Z250 32.402 Bar X Suzuki
10 511 Nicholas Romano Yamaha YZ250F 34.067 Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha (250)
11 602 Gage Linville GASGAS MC 250F 35.397 Gage Linville Racing
12 408 Kyle Peters Honda CRF250R 36.720 Kyle Peters Racing
13 65 Henry Miller Honda CRF250R 39.428 Henry Miller Racing
14 39 Pierce Brown GASGAS MC 250F 40.423 Troy Lee Designs Red Bull GasGas
15 90 Hardy Munoz Kawasaki KX250 46.633 HBI Racing Kawasaki
16 296 Ryder Floyd Honda CRF250R 48.512 Ryder Floyd Racing
17 166 Casey Cochran Husqvarna FC 250 RE 51.185 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
18 75 Marshal Weltin Yamaha YZ250F 17 Laps Marshal Weltin Racing
19 435 Marcus Phelps KTM 250 SX-F 4.704 Marcus Phelps Racing
20 413 Crockett Myers Husqvarna FC 250 21.300 Crockett Myers Racing
21 437 Vinny Luhovey Honda CRF250R 25.492 Vincent Luhovey Racing
22 483 Bryton Carroll Yamaha YZ250F 27.341 Bryton Carroll Racing

 

250SX East Points Standings

POS. # RIDER HOMETOWN POINTS
1 16 Tom Vialle Avignon, France 158
2 38 Haiden Deegan Temecula, CA 143
3 39 Pierce Brown Sandy, UT 124
4 69 Coty Schock Dover, DE 121
5 63 Cameron Mcadoo Sioux City, IA 120
6 37 Max Anstie London, England 119
7 59 Daxton Bennick Morganton, NC 106
8 33 Jalek Swoll Belleview, FL 103
9 48 Chance Hymas Pocatello, ID 101
10 43 Seth Hammaker Bainbridge, PA 87

 

450SX Main Event

Justin Cooper easily won the 450SX LCQ, leading from start to finish to qualify for the Main Event.

Jett Lawrence lined up at the center at the gates. He earned the holeshot and outraced Eli Tomac out of the first turn. Tomac put some pressure on the points leader, but Lawrence pulled away and began to build an interval.

Tomac yielded the second spot to his teammate Cooper Webb to see if he could run down Lawrence. Chase Sexton followed in fourth, Jason Anderson ran fifth, Justin Barcia sixth, and Hunter Lawrence ran in the seventh spot.

Jett Lawrence pulls away from Cooper Webb / Photo Credit Feld Motor Sports Inc

At the halfway point of the moto, Lawrence led Webb by 3.5 seconds. Sexton had moved past Tomac but was over six seconds behind the leader.

At the two-minute mark, Sexton had closed the interval on Lawrence to three seconds. Anderson passed Tomac for fourth and began to close in on Webb for the final podium position.

Anderson and Webb came together in the final corner of the race. Webb went down, and Anderson took the position. Anderson earned the podium, and Webb fell 12 points behind Lawrence.

450SX Main Event Results

POS. # RIDER BIKE INTERVAL TEAM/SPONSORS
1 18 Jett Lawrence Honda CRF450R 24 Laps Team Honda HRC
2 1 Chase Sexton KTM 450 SX-F FE 5.031 Red Bull KTM
3 21 Jason Anderson Kawasaki KX450SR 7.623 Monster Energy Kawasaki
4 2 Cooper Webb Yamaha YZ450F 11.499 Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha (450)
5 3 Eli Tomac Yamaha YZ450F 14.798 Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha (450)
6 51 Justin Barcia GASGAS MC 450F 16.589 Troy Lee Designs Red Bull GasGas
7 96 Hunter Lawrence Honda CRF450R 17.754 Team Honda HRC
8 27 Malcolm Stewart Husqvarna FC 450 RE 29.751 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
9 14 Dylan Ferrandis Honda CRF450R 35.069 Phoenix Racing Honda
10 32 Justin Cooper Yamaha YZ450F 51.747 Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha (450)
11 15 Dean Wilson Honda CRF450R 53.604 Firepower Honda
12 67 Benny Bloss Beta 450 RX 01:04.8 Liqui Moly Beta
13 45 Colt Nichols Beta 450 RX 23 Laps Liqui Moly Beta
14 9 Adam Cianciarulo Kawasaki KX450SR 4.063 Monster Energy Kawasaki
15 12 Shane McElrath Suzuki RM-Z450 4.953 HEP Motorsports
16 29 Ty Masterpool Kawasaki KX450 24.445 HBI Racing Kawasaki
17 81 Cade Clason Kawasaki KX450 29.427 Partzilla PRMX Racing
18 70 Jerry Robin Yamaha YZ450F 32.242 Jerry Robin Racing
19 23 Grant Harlan Yamaha YZ450F 40.037 Grant Harlan Racing
20 62 Kevin Moranz KTM 450 SX-F 22 Laps Kevin Moranz Racing
21 100 Anthony Bourdon Suzuki RM-Z450 15.655 Bar X Suzuki
22 91 Devin Simonson Yamaha YZ450F 20 Laps Devin Simonson Racing

 

450SX Points Standings

POS. # RIDER HOMETOWN POINTS
1 18 Jett Lawrence Landsborough, Australia 311
2 2 Cooper Webb Newport, NC 299
3 3 Eli Tomac Cortez, CO 270
4 1 Chase Sexton LaMoille, IL 268
5 21 Jason Anderson Rio Rancho, NM 244
6 94 Ken Roczen Mattstedt, Germany 223
7 7 Aaron Plessinger Hamilton, OH 198
8 32 Justin Cooper Cold Springs Harbor, NY 189
9 51 Justin Barcia Monroe, NY 182
10 96 Hunter Lawrence Landsborough, Australia 178
11 27 Malcolm Stewart Haines City, FL 169
12 12 Shane McElrath Oakland, FL 120
13 14 Dylan Ferrandis Bedarrides, France 120
14 67 Benny Bloss Oak Grove, MO 94
15 9 Adam Cianciarulo New Smyrna Beach, FL 86