RJ Hampshire used three holeshots to grab his first Supercross victory on one of the 250SX Class’s most challenging nights, a Triple Crown event.
The Eastern Regional 250SX Class delivered three intense Races and when the dust settled RJ Hampshire stood tallest on the podium for his first Supercross victory. Hampshire was perfect on starts, nabbing three holeshots. Hampshire led most of Race one.
But in the second half of the ten minute plus one lap race he got off-line in the main rhythm section, landed on a Tuffblox, and crashed hard onto the stadium floor concrete. The Race one win went to a hard-charging Team Honda HRC’s Jett Lawrence. In Race two Hampshire again led for the first half, this time Jett Lawrence caught and passed him, yet Hampshire nearly took back with lead with a last-corner pass attempt that put him on the ground; he remounted for second place.
In Race three, Hampshire battled for the lead with Troy Lee Designs Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing’s Pierce Brown early and held on for the win. Lawrence started Race three in 20th place after a bad start and a crash on the opening lap. Hampshire easily won the event’s overall. Lawrence finished in second overall, and Smartop Bullfrog Spas MotoConcepts Honda’s Mitchell Oldenburg took the final podium spot.
The championship finishes off the final four races in the 17-round series in rapid-fire style with an event scheduled for the next four consecutive weekends. Round fourteen takes place on April 16th at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Atlanta, Ga. for the season’s first of two Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Showdown events.