Jett Lawrence wins 2021 250SX Showdown over Colt Nichols and Hunter Lawrence. Photo by Feld Entertainment, Inc.

Jett Lawrence Wins the 250SX Class Battle, Nichols and Cooper Win Their Wars

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SALT LAKE CITY (May 2, 2021) – The unique combined-class finale of the 250SX Class divisions, the Dave Coombs Sr. 250SX East/West Showdown, was won by Team Honda HRC’s Jett Lawrence; right behind him at the finish, Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha’s Colt Nichols took home the Eastern Regional 250SX Class title and Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha’s Justin Cooper brought home the Western Regional 250SX Class championship.

Two titles were on the line when the gate dropped for the Dave Coombs Sr. 250SX East/West Showdown and the Eastern Regional 250SX Class red plate holder Colt Nichols jumped into the early lead with Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Seth Hammaker and Jett Lawrence right behind. Team Honda HRC’s Hunter Lawrence sat fourth and Western Regional 250SX Class points leader Justin Cooper sat fifth. Nichols only needed a 20th place finish to secure the title and his teammate Cooper needed to only finish 17th or better. Nichols looked determined to win the race while Cooper appeared to consider his track position and play the points and ride conservatively.

Before four minutes had ticked off the clock in the 15-minute plus one lap event Cooper had dropped back to ninth. Up front, Jett Lawrence and Hammaker had a quick battle with Lawrence securing the second spot position. Less than a minute later, Hunter Lawrence was pressuring to get past Hammaker but washed out in a tight right hand corner; he quickly remounted but the mistake dropped him back in fifth place.

In the final minutes, Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Cameron McAdoo put himself into third place while Jett Lawrence erased Nichols’ lead a little further up the track. One lap later Jett Lawrence flew through the whoops and into the front spot, then on the final lap of the race Hunter Lawrence moved past McAdoo and into third.

The finish crowned two champions, the first sweep for the Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha team, and also saw two brothers both on the podium. Nichols’ 2021 performances also carry the distinction of finishing on the podium at every round, a feat not accomplished since 2015 when Marvin Musquin managed the same consistency at the top of the 250SX Class.

Dave Coombs Sr. 250SX East/West Showdown Results

  1. Jett Lawrence, Wesley Chapel, Fla., Honda
  2. Colt Nichols, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
  3. Hunter Lawrence, Wesley Chapel, Fla., Honda
  4. Cameron McAdoo, Sioux City, Iowa, Kawasaki
  5. Seth Hammaker, Temecula, Calif., Kawasaki
  6. Jo Shimoda, Menifee, Calif., Kawasaki
  7. Pierce Brown, Sandy, Utah, GASGAS
  8. Jalek Swoll, Belleview, Fla., Husqvarna
  9. Justin Cooper, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha
  10. Kyle Peters, Greensboro, N.C., Honda

Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship Final Standings

  1. Colt Nichols, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha (210)
  2. Jo Shimoda, Menifee, Calif., Kawasaki (181)
  3. Jett Lawrence, Wesley Chapel, Fla., Honda (177)
  4. Christian Craig, Temecula, Calif., Yamaha (158)
  5. Michael Mosiman, Menifee, Calif., GASGAS (124)
  6. Joshua Osby, Valparaiso, Ind., Honda (111)
  7. Joshua Varize, Perris, Calif., KTM (104)
  8. Thomas Do, Murrieta, Calif., KTM (101)
  9. Mitchell Oldenburg, Aledo, Tex., Honda (91)
  10. Logan Karnow, Amherst, Ohio, Kawasaki (80)

Western Regional 250SX Class Championship Final Standings

  1. Justin Cooper, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha (194)
  2. Hunter Lawrence, Wesley Chapel, Fla., Honda (181)
  3. Cameron McAdoo, Sioux City, Iowa, Kawasaki (177)
  4. Seth Hammaker, Temecula, Calif., Kawasaki (160)
  5. Jalek Swoll, Belleview, Fla., Husqvarna (153)
  6. Garrett Marchbanks, Coalville, Utah, Yamaha (137)
  7. Nate Thrasher, Livingston, Tenn., Yamaha (127)
  8. Kyle Peters, Greensboro, N.C., Honda (124)
  9. Coty Schock, Dover, Del., Honda (104)
  10. Mitchell Harrison, Murrieta, Calif., Honda (90)

Photo by Feld Entertainment, Inc.

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