Jett Lawrence (Feld photo)

Lawrence Gets No. 8 In Mile High Supercross

DENVER — Team Honda HRC’s Jett Lawrence grabbed his eighth win in his rookie season Empower Field at Mile High.

The victory extended Lawrence’s championship lead to 20 points with one round remaining in the 2024 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season.

Team Honda HRC’s Hunter Lawrence Holeshot and led the first half of the race; Hunter finished second, marking the first time in Supercross history that brothers finished 1-2 in the premier class.

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jason Anderson was close in third but was never in position to challenge for the lead.

Second-in-points, Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s Cooper Webb, struggled with a left thumb injury and finished fifth; Webb lost eight more points to Jett Lawrence.

“I was screaming in my helmet the first lap when it was [Hunter] and I out front,” Lawrence said. “I was so pumped and he was riding awesome that one, and it’s so awesome to go 1-2 in the 450 class. I mean, it’s the top of the class, it’s an awesome feeling, awesome accomplishment for our family… super pumped and excited to go to the last round. Hopefully we can repeat it.” 

In the Western Regional 250SX Class, Jo Shimoda grabbed the Holeshot and led every lap to take the second Main Event win of his career. Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Levi Kitchen nabbed a top-three start, moved into second, and closed in on the lead on the final lap. His second-place finish moved him into a tie for the title going into the final round – the Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Showdown.

After a fifth-place start, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s R.J. Hampshire was aggressive early and finished in third place, not far from Kitchen. Hampshire sits tied with Kitchen with one race remaining to determine the championship.