Jett and Hunter Lawrence are brothers from Australia.
Hondas top guys this year.
Their dad started them early, both have been working the ladder.
Hunter had a pretty bad night.
Didn’t qualify. That, for a factory guy is pretty, one could
say embarrassing. Both are kind of new to the 450, the top class, and are learning, most riders here don’t give a crap who you are. You don’t take it, you lose it.
I caught it live on USANetwork Saturday night.
It will float around for a week or so.
Like all motorcycle racing, they treat the races kind of like filler.
The other Lawrence. Jett. Great night.
Complete opposite from his brother.
Wins his first 450 main, as a rookie.
Something that’s never been done.
Actually the 450 main was kind of boring to one guy.
Like most races, a guy holeshots and runs away for the win isn’t the most exciting thing.
But that did not stop the fanboys.
1st race, and already Jett is going undefeated this year.
Jett is gonna break the all time Supercross wins record.
(McGrath won 72 of them.)
Jett is gonna break the all time Supercross Championships
record. (McGrath won 9 of them).
Webb was the only one catching Lawrence
A bummer he fell but at least he was kinda going for it.
As far as mookie I also was a bit surprised he
didn’t look better.
Tomac, I know, he’s a slow starter but wtf,
to one guy he looked like he was mailing that one in.
I dunno. Jett is so smooth, it almost looked to me like he was toying with the rest of em. Got out ahead, kept a safe distance ahead of second place like, it was a Sunday ride or something.
They were right.
Round 2 turns out to be a true mudder.
One got to thinking it was so bad they might not get the 22 guys, 9 out of each heat and 4 out of the last chance qualifier to fill the mains.
But they did, both 250 and 450 had full gates.
Seeing the 250 World GP Champion Prado win his first 250
heat was cool. It’s always good to see a top European come over and mix it up with the yanks.
Joe Shamoto, the Japanese rider for factory Honda looked like he was on it, but things just didn’t pan out so well.
Reminds one of Nakigami situation in motogp.
Tomac looked real good in the 450s.
A second place, after a year off with a bad injury has got to be almost as good as a win. Last week he struggled,
good to see him turn it around.
And it looks like the undefeated season for Hondas Jett Lawrence is on hold for next season.
Yeah. The mud sucks. But for some reason the starts, thru standing water with mud flying everywhere, I dunno,
is always cool to watch.
This week, some are saying it’s almost like the real start of the season. The first one, well it was the first one. Everyone getting things ironed out.
The next were mudders.
Anything can happen.
The mud is a great equalizer.
Privateers have a better chance against the top guys and the factories in the mud.
But this week looks like it’s gonna be dry.
And it’s a Tripple Crown event.
That means each class, 250s and 450s,
run 3 motos each. Like in the old days. They, the motos are shorter.
Guys that are good starters, and have good speed have the advantage.
In other words, talented guys on real strong bikes do good. Read Factory Guys.
And really, there aren’t a lot of mud races each year.
Well, not usually.
So, many believe it’s the guys that do well this week are the ones with a good chance to win the Championship.