Slawservations From Foxborough: Jett is a Champion; Forkner is Back and Anderson Pushes Title Fight

Jett Gets It Done

In just his third year in Monster Energy AMA Supercross, Jett Lawrence is a champion. The 18-year-old Australian wrapped up his first Supercross title a round early on Saturday with a second place finish. 

“I’ve dreamed of this since I was a little kid,” he said. “All the hard work that us and the team put in, all the hard times that we’ve gone through, this one night makes all that disappear. If I knew I was going to get a result like this back then, I’d do it all over again.”

Lawrence has been steady and consistent in his third year and now looks to Lucas Oil Pro Motocross where he is set to defend his 250 crown. Also, can we talk about how they celebrated the title? Amazing!

Forkner is Back

After breaking his collarbone in a crash with Jett in Arlington, Austin Forkner could have called it done on his Supercross campaign and gotten ready for outdoors. Instead, he came back with something to prove and claimed his first victory since Salt Lake City 5 in 2020 in Foxborough. 

“It’s been two years since I’ve won a supercross now so that felt really good,” said Forkner of his win. “My goal was to still be one of the top guys. Even after qualifying last week in Atlanta, I knew that I was still right there. It feels good to get another win in general, whether I had the year I did or not, it just feels good to get a win.”

Man, the emotion during his podium speech tells you all you need to know. 

Anderson Pushes Title Fight to Denver

All Eli Tomac needed to do to clinch his second 450 title in Foxborough was to beat Jason Anderson. But Mr. Fried was having none of it and took the win to push the title one more round. 

“I feel like it’s the most laps I’ve ever led in a season!” said Anderson. “Even when I won my championship, I didn’t really lead a lot of laps. I won some races. But to be honest, winning these races and getting the podiums is surreal for me. After the little dry spell I’ve had the past few years, it’s refreshing, and it’s given me that second wind.”

Tomac can now clinch his second title in his home state this weekend. 

Main image: Feld

Written by Slaw Dog

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