In the third AMA Supercross 250SX West race of the 2021 season, and just the fifth of his career, Team Honda HRC rider Hunter Lawrence notched his first podium result, charging to a runner-up finish in Arlington, Texas.
After qualifying fifth fastest and then finishing third in his heat race Lawrence went on to run among the top riders for the entirety of the 250SX main event in what was an impressive performance by the Australian.
‰ÛÏIt was an awesome weekend here in Dallas, to kick off the first three of three races. We ended up on the box in second, and we're very happy with that. We got an average start, made a few passes on that first lane, put ourselves in third and then picked off the next guy," Lawrence said. "To see the progress and how far I've come in the past few months is awesome, a huge confidence-booster and reassurance knowing where I belong. I‰Ûªm stoked on the night and thank the team and everyone that's been supportive," he concluded.
Lawrence now sits third in the standings, six point behind Justin Coope and twelve behind championship leader Cameron McAdoo.