HUNTER LAWRENCE : ‘23 EAST COAST AMA SX CHAMP
Hunter Lawrence has won the 250SX East Region Championship in the AMA Supercross round at Nissan Stadium. This marks his seventh win in nine East Region events held so far this season, securing a 56-point lead in the title chase that no other rider can overcome.
Originally from Landsborough, Queensland, Australia, Lawrence started his career in motocross racing with the 2016 European Motocross Championship. He moved up to the MX2 class the following season and finished second overall at the U.S. round in Florida. In 2018, he finished third in the final standings despite missing several races. That same year, he won the MX2 class at the Motocross of Nations before relocating to the U.S. with his family to ride for the Factory Connection Honda satellite team.
Despite facing injuries, Lawrence’s consistent speed and skill led him and his brother Jett to be promoted to the factory squad for the 2021 season. Since then, he has consistently finished in the top three in every AMA championship he has competed in with the team.
“I didn’t even dream of this as a kid, as I didn’t know it was possible. The sport isn’t that big in Australia, so you don’t realize you can have a career doing this. Funny that in 2020 in this same state, I was thinking seriously about quitting. Just being knocked down over and over again with injuries, at that point I figured I would get a normal job and just support Jett. This is definitely redemption, to have been at the lowest point I’ve been at, so close to where I captured my first championship. It’s so special to get this one, and I hope to get many more with this same group.”