Jett Lawrence
Jett Lawrence won his sixth Supercross race of the season Saturday at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. (Feld photo)

Lawrence Gets Back On Track In Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Team Honda HRC’s Jett Lawrence earned his sixth win of the season with a convincing victory inside Nissan Stadium on Saturday night. 

Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s Eli Tomac grabbed the holeshot and held onto the lead until the midpoint. He finished in second place in the annual Love Moto Stop Cancer event, benefiting the children of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

“I hate losing, so that bit of a losing streak really sucked,” Lawrence said. “But [I’m] really pumped to come out and get it done here, especially with the Slash and Gibson [designed] gear. Those people are awesome to us, so I have to say a big shout out to them; I reckon it helped a lot. [I] felt good out there [and] hit my marks. A big [bummer] for Kenny, I didn’t get to fully see [Roczen’s crash] because of all the smoke, but it looked like it was pretty bad, so I hope he’s okay or has a speedy recovery from that. But… this [win] is leading in the good direction, so hopefully we keep it going.”

Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s Cooper Webb, who had tied up the points leading into Nashville, earned third place; the finish puts him back five points with three rounds remaining in the 17-round Monster Energy Supercross season.

In the season’s first 250SX East/West Showdown, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s R.J. Hampshire had riders from both regional championships handled and grabbed the win.

Team Honda HRC’s Jo Shimoda took a strong second place. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Tom Vialle earned third, and enough points to move him into first place in the Eastern Regional 250SX Class championship.