Hunter Lawrence has been cleared of any serious injury following a crash and resulting DNF at the Round 6 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series at Anaheim last weekend.
The Australian took a second-place start in the 250SX West main event and battled with points leader Christian Craig for the lead before suffering a hard crash in the whoops section on lap 7. The Australian struggled to get up and was eventually escorted off the track to be evaluated at the Alpinestars Medical Unit. Lawrence sits third in the title chase, with a five-week break ahead and four rounds remaining in the regional championship
“It was obviously a bit of a scare, with what could’ve been something pretty bad, but it checked out to be all okay as far as my body is concerned,” Larence said. “We were really going for the win, so we were laying it out there. Second place seemed like the easy option, as we had extended a pretty good gap on third, but I was pushing for the win – I felt like that was a pretty defining race in the championship, and I wanted to go for it. The whoops were super-gnarly, and going at full speed and pushing as fast as you can every lap, it’s how the sport can be sometimes. I’m thankful to the team for supporting me.”
Lawrence’s DNF dropped him a position in the 250SX West title chase to third and put him 29 points behind championship leader Christian Craig.