RedBud Roars with Moto Mayhem: Sexton Captures Hometown Win, Hymas Earns First Career Victory

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The 2024 Pro Motocross Championship reached its halfway point in dramatic fashion at legendary RedBud MX for Round 6. With defending champion Jett Lawrence sidelined by injury, the stage was set for a new story to unfold.

Sexton Dominates at Home

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Chase Sexton (1-1) captured a big win at his home race and took over the points lead. Photo Credit: MX Sports Pro Racing, Inc.

Red Bull KTM's Chase Sexton stole the show, sweeping both motos for his second win of the season and the series lead. This victory held special significance as RedBud is Sexton's home track. He patiently stalked early leader Hunter Lawrence in Moto 1, capitalizing on a late-race mishap to take the lead and the win. Moto 2 followed a similar script, with Sexton overtaking early leader Anderson before cruising to a dominant victory.

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Aaron Plessinger (4-2) finished runner-up in a 1-2 sweep for KTM. Photo Credit: MX Sports Pro Racing, Inc.

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Hunter Lawrence (2-4) secured his sixth straight podium result in third. Photo Credit: MX Sports Pro Racing, Inc.

Hymas Breaks Through in 250 Class

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Chance Hymas (4-1) broke through for his maiden professional victory. Photo Credit: MX Sports Pro Racing, Inc.

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Ty Masterpool (1-5) earned his second career podium with a runner-up finish. Photo Credit: MX Sports Pro Racing, Inc.

Team Honda HRC's Chance Hymas finally broke through for his first career professional victory in the 250 Class. Hymas displayed impressive aggression in Moto 1, grabbing the lead early and holding off a hard-charging Ty Masterpool for the win. He mirrored this performance in Moto 2, leading until the final lap where teammate Jo Shimoda closed the gap. A penalty assessed to Hymas for a jump start violation in Moto 1 negated his overall win, but he still holds onto second place in the championship standings.

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Jo Shimoda (5-2) finished third and has back-to-back podium results. Photo Credit: MX Sports Pro Racing, Inc.

Championship Battles Heat Up

With Jett Lawrence out, the championship battles across both classes have become wide open. Sexton's dominant performance has him leading the 450 Class by a narrow margin over Lawrence, while Haiden Deegan maintains a slim lead over Hymas in the 250 Class.

Next Up: Spring Creek National

The Pro Motocross Championship continues next Saturday at Spring Creek MX Park in Minnesota. Don't miss the action as the championship battles heat up!