SX clean sweep for Team HRC

By Team TMX on 16th May 23

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Team Honda HRC put an exclamation mark on the 2023 AMA Supercross season at the series finale in Salt Lake City’s Rice-Eccles Stadium. Not only did Chase Sexton and Jett Lawrence capture the wins in the 450SX main event and 250SX East/West Showdown but Sexton wrapped up the premier-class championship, completing a historic Honda title sweep of the three divisions.

The 450SX main saw Sexton lead all 25 laps. The new champ secured the holeshot and never faltered, stretching out his advantage to over 18 seconds by the finish, where his team greeted him with a long-awaited celebration.

In the 250SX main event, Jett Lawrence exited turn one second behind RJ Hampshire, while Hunter Lawrence suffered a poor getaway and was mired back in about 13th place, only to be further delayed when another rider fell. At the eight-lap mark, Jett made a strong pass on Hampshire to assume the lead. Meanwhile, Hunter patiently worked his way forward, ultimately crossing the finish line in sixth place.

This marks the third time that a manufacturer has swept all three AMA Supercross crowns (but the first time by a single team). One of the others was also by Honda, as Team Honda’s Jean-Michel Bayle took the 1991 premier-class title, while Peak/Pro Circuit Honda riders Jeremy McGrath and Brian Swink captured the West and East support-class crowns.

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