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Sexton and Deegan Win Hangtown

Sexton and Deegan Win Hangtown

Jun 2

It could have been the fourth of July at Hangtown this morning as two American riders dominated the World. Chase Sexton going 1-1 for victory after former red plate man Jett Lawrence went 24-4 and brother Hunter scored 2-4 results. In the 250 class Haiden Deegan finished with 1-2 to beat former MX2 World champion Tom Vialle, who scored 4-1 and Levi Kitchen was third with 3-3. More soon.

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing's Chase Sexton charged to a spectacular 1-1 result to capture his first AMA Pro Motocross Championship round victory of 2024 at the Hangtown National, in a day that also saw teammates Aaron Plessinger and Tom Vialle – winner of 250MX Moto 2 – stand on the podium overall.

Sexton managed to break through for the first moto win onboard his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION, before falling on the opening lap of the second encounter later this afternoon. The 24-year-old remounted at the rear of the field in 40th position and stormed back into contention by the closing stages of the race, ultimately making a last lap pass on Plessinger in the finest moto victory of his career to date.

It was a pivotal result for Chase in what is his first year with the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team, taking over the red plate as series leader in the 450MX title race following 2 of 11 rounds, and importantly signaling his intentions to fight for a maiden Pro Motocross Championship this season.

"First race, it definitely felt good to win my first moto in a while, although not the way I wanted to with Jett [Lawrence] going down, but I had a good flow going and was able to win that one. In that second moto, I slid out at the start and I was dead-last, so I knew it was going to be a hard moto! That was wide-open from the start to the end. I don't even know what to say – that was the best ride, I think, of my life. Thanks to the team, they put in so much hard work, and these fans are awesome. They were cheering me on the whole way around the track and this one means a lot. This has been one of my best races and wins so far!"

450 Overall

1 4 Chase Sexton 1 1 50

2 96 Hunter Lawrence 2 4 40

3 7 Aaron Plessinger 5 2 39

4 32 Justin Cooper 4 3 38

5 21 Jason Anderson 3 5 37

6 14 Dylan Ferrandis 6 8 30

7 51 Justin Barcia 8 7 29

8 27 Malcolm Stewart 7 9 28

9 22 Freddie Noren 9 10 25

10 28 Christian Craig 12 11 21

11 23 Grant Harlan 11 12 21

12 1 Jett Lawrence 24 6 16

13 79 Harri Kullas 15 13 16

14 53 Derek Kelley 13 15 16

15 46 Justin Hill 16 14 14

450 Championship points

1 4 Chase Sexton 90

2 96 Hunter Lawrence 82

3 7 Aaron Plessinger 69

4 32 Justin Cooper 69

5 21 Jason Anderson 67

6 1 Jett Lawrence 66

7 14 Dylan Ferrandis 62

8 51 Justin Barcia 61

9 27 Malcolm Stewart 57

10 22 Freddie Noren 46

11 36 Phillip Nicoletti 38

12 28 Christian Craig 33

13 75 Marshal Weltin 31

14 23 Grant Harlan 30

15 58 Cullin Park 24

250 Overall

1 38 Haiden Deegan 1 2 47

2 16 Tom Vialle 4 1 43

3 47 Levi Kitchen 3 3 40

4 48 Chance Hymas 2 4 40

5 30 Jo Shimoda 7 5 32

6 39 Pierce Brown 5 10 29

7 33 Jalek Swoll 8 8 28

8 29 Ty Masterpool 6 11 27

9 929 Julien Beaumer 9 9 26

10 166 Casey Cochran 12 12 20

11 57 Nate Thrasher 10 14 20

12 59 Daxton Bennick 11 15 18

13 31 Jordon Smith 32 6 16

14 17 Joseph Savatgy 35 7 15

15 34 Ryder DiFrancesco 14 18 12

250 Championship Points

1 38 Haiden Deegan 97

2 47 Levi Kitchen 84

3 16 Tom Vialle 81

4 48 Chance Hymas 78

5 30 Jo Shimoda 62

6 33 Jalek Swoll 61

7 39 Pierce Brown 55

8 929 Julien Beaumer 48

9 57 Nate Thrasher 46

10 17 Joseph Savatgy 41

11 29 Ty Masterpool 39

12 31 Jordon Smith 35

13 34 Ryder DiFrancesco 35

14 705 Mark Fineis 28

15 59 Daxton Bennick 28

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