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2021 Ironman Motocross | Kickstart Photo & News Recap


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We’re in the final days of the 2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, and remarkably, they’re just as eventful as any other day of the summer. The 2021 Ironman Motocross had its share of results, absent riders, shifts in the standings, parts in the pits, and on-track action. Here’s a rundown of what we saw and heard in Indiana.

– First, we must mention the number of 450 Class riders sidelined by illness or injury. COVID caught up with Marvin Musquin and Max Anstie, a long illness got the better of Dean Wilson, Christian Craig was battered from his Budds Creek crash, Jason Anderson was allowed to sit out the final races in his Husqvarna tenure, and Aaron Plessinger struggled through 450 Moto One due to his Unadilla crash. The entry list was still robust, with 73 racers on the qualifying sheet, but there’s no denying this is the most injury/illness/issues-riddled season of recent memory.

– Jett Lawrence took control of the 250 Class standings with his first-ever 1-1 win in the 250 Class. The Team Honda HRC rider is up 11 points going into Fox Raceway Two, a place he knows very well, but the factor could be Hangtown, a track he’s never ridden as a pro. Cooper, on the other hand, has been a bit off in recent weeks due to alleged thumb injuries and possible illness. Who gets it done in the final races?

– Dylan Ferrandis put more points between himself and Ken Roczen in the 450 Class, which makes an early championship celebration at Fox Raceway possible (he’s ahead by a full 50-points). It must be noted that Ferrandis was physically spent after 450 Moto Two and stopped by the Alpinestars Mobile Medical unit for some initial care. Will that be something to watch for at Pala?

Michael Antonovich

Michael Antonovich has a wealth of experience with over 10 years of moto-journalism under his belt. A lifelong racing enthusiast and rider, Anton is the Editor of Swapmoto Live and lives to be at the race track.

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