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2024 Fox Raceway Motocross | Qualifying Report & Results



The Pro Motocross Championship kicked off its summer-long, cross-country tour in Southern California with the 2024 Fox Raceway Motocross. Timed Qualifying took place during the cool morning hours and 142 riders between the 250 Class and 450 Class got a half-hour to learn the San Diego County circuit through two 15-minute sessions. 


A 2:24.780 lap by Team Honda HRC’s Chance Hymas in Session One set the bar for the small bore division and all of the front-runners showed their speed during Session Two. The ten-minute time attack was started by Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Levi Kitchen (2:24.551), but his name was almost immediately bumped down after quick runs from Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamaha’s Jordon Smith (2:24.284), Red Bull KTM rider Tom Vialle (2:24.183), Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamaha’s Haiden Deegan (2:24.134), and then an even better lap by Smith (2:23.748). The madness continued into the last minutes as Hymas (2:23.525), Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing’s Pierce Brown (2:23.450), and Triumph Factory Racing’s Joey Savatgy (2:22.492) all had moments at the top of board, but Kitchen fired back at the checkered flag (2:22.285).


The summer’s head-to-head battle for outdoor supremacy between Team Honda HRC’s Jett Lawrence and Red Bull KTM’s Chase Sexton started in the first minutes of practice. Both riders put in their best laps on Lap Five of Session One (2:20.988 for Sexton, 2:21.379 for Lawrence), then paced each other through Session Two, where Lap Three saw Lawrence leap to the top (2:20.951) and Sexton answer back (2:19.692). Sexton pulled into the work area for a setup adjustment immediately after, a pit stop that ultimately cost him, as he did not have the chance to go for another hot lap in the remaining minutes. Lawrence’s decision to stay out gave him a mostly clear track for a crucial final push, an opportunity he took full advantage of (2:18.467).

Donn Maeda

Donn Maeda is a 30-year veteran in moto-journalism, having worked at Cycle News and Dirt Rider before launching MXracer Magazine and TransWorld Motocross Magazine. Maeda is the Editor-In-Chief at Swapmoto Live and you can catch him on a dirt bike or in the saddle of a mountain bike on most days.

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