CHAMPIONS | Jett Lawrence and Christian Craig
Per the AMA:
Lawrence wrapped up the AMA 250SX East title early in Foxborough, Mass., on April 23 with a podium finish — his eighth of the season — that increased his points total to 169 on the year. The championship marked the first AMA Supercross title for the 18-year-old Australian’s career.
“I’ve dreamed of this since I was a little kid,” Lawrence said. “All the hard work that we and the team have put in, and all the hard times I’ve gone through — this one night makes all that disappear. I just have to say thanks to the team. I wouldn’t be here without my brother; I feel like he should have a No. 1 plate too, because he’s a big part of this. This one is definitely a lot more than the outdoors [title]; I’ve had a lot of rough runs in [AMA] Supercross, so this is unreal.”
The AMA 250SX West class crowned Craig as its champion Saturday. While the title was Craig’s first in AMA Supercross, the 30-year-old navigated the season in dominant fashion — leading the class throughout the season.
After injuries led to an early retirement in 2013, Craig returned to full-time racing in 2016. Through the 2022 season, Craig secured four victories on his way to winning the AMA No. 1 plate. Craig’s title marked the Yamaha Star Racing team’s fifth straight 250SX West title.
“It feels like I’m in a dream,” Craig said in a post-race press conference. “This all seemed impossible two years ago. I kept digging; I kept believing; I kept grinding. And I’m here now. I’m so thankful to be in this position. It’s like a dream come true…it’s been our goal. This is something very special and it starts with my family for going through the bad, the good, the ups and downs, the injuries…I was ready to hang it up. The team believed in me and my family never stopped believing in me. I got here, and I couldn’t be happier.”
Winning these titles was an incredibly emotional moment for both of our athletes and could not be more proud that they choose OGIO. Congratulations and we can't wait to see Jett defend his Pro Motocross title and to see what Christian has in store for the upcoming season.