2024 REDBUD NATIONAL PRE-RACE REPORT: INJURED LIST, TV SCHEDULE & MORE

2024 RED BUD MOTOCROSS PRE-RACE REPORT: INJURED LIST, TV SCHEDULE & MORE

Heading into the sixth round of the motocross season over the Fourth of July weekend at Red Bud. Jett Lawrence has continued to chip away at the points lead held by his brother Hunter Lawrence and is now tied for second with Chase Sexton. However, Jett crashed on Tuesday after Southwick and now he has been ruled out of the rest of the Pro Motocross series…

In the 250 class, Haiden Deegan has been dominant winning five of six overalls this season, but he has also crashed in a moto at each round. As soon as Deegan keeps it off the ground he looks to be one of the more successful riders this year.

2024 RED BUD NATIONAL // FULL COVERAGE

VIALLE AND HYMAS NEED TO ACT FAST

Haiden Deegan has a 42-point lead over Chance Hymas and a 43-point lead over Tom Vialle as we head into the sixth race of the season. Haiden Deegan has won four of the five overalls so far this season only to be beaten by Ty Masterpool at High Point but even then did not lose any points as motocross is scored per moto and they flipped the script between moto one and two. Haiden Deegan has come out swinging and as we pass the midpoint of this season, Chance Hymas and Tom Vialle see the motocross title slipping away. In order to make up valuable points they need to act, quickly.

INJURED LIST:

JETT LAWRENCE – THUMB

Jett Lawrence crashed on Tuesday after Southwick and tore his UCL in his thumb and will miss the remainder of the Pro Motocross season. 

The fall took place on Tuesday, July 2, at the “Dog Pound” (the Lawrence family’s private training facility in Florida). Later the same day, Jett underwent X-ray and MRI scans, and it was determined that he had a torn ulnar collateral ligament, or UCL.

“It’s obviously a bummer, but it’s part of our sport,” Lawrence said. “It was honestly a pretty small crash, but it is what it is. I’ve been pretty lucky with injuries in my career so far, so I guess it’s just my turn. I was happy with the progress we’ve made in the championship since my setback at Hangtown, and I was excited to try and keep my championship. That obviously won’t happen now, but I have a good team around me and will focus on getting healthy again and coming back at 100 percent. I look forward to cheering on Hunter and doing whatever I can to help him the rest of the series.”

COTY SCHOCK– ARM

Coty Schock suffered a broken arm that will require surgery in a practice crash at Club Mx earlier this week, He will be sitting out the remainder of the motocross series and is not sure on the recovery time for the injury.

NATE THRASHER – COLLARBONE

Nate Thrasher will miss a few rounds due to a shoulder injury. 

Nate Thrasher was injured while preparing for the outdoors. He broke his collarbone and bent the plate he had on his collarbone from a previous repair. The Tennessee rider rode with the injury at Hangtown, but further evaluation after the race showed the damage. He underwent surgery after Hangtown to repair the injury and aims to return to riding in eight to 10 weeks.

COOPER WEBB – THUMB

Cooper Webb had closed the points gap on Jett Lawrence in the 450 Supercross Championship only to injure the ulnar ligament in his left thumb. He kept racing, but it was obvious that he had trouble holding on—that allowed Jett Lawrence to pull away in the Championship points chase. Cooper Webb is back to riding however and is looking to return to racing soon.

Cooper Webb said, “It’s disappointing to be missing the beginning of Pro Motocross, but fixing this thumb injury is a must to be at my best for the remainder of the year. The goal is to come back for the final stretch of the outdoor season and come into the SMX playoffs swinging.”

ELI TOMAC – THUMB

Eli Tomac will be sitting out this weekend and possibly in the near future as the crash in Denver resulted in a fracture and torn ligaments in his thumb that will require surgery. Eli will sit out the opening rounds of motocross.

Eli Tomac States: “This is not the news I wanted to break to everyone, but at the Denver Supercross in free practice I crashed on my thumb, and it’s resulted in a Bennett fracture and some torn ligaments that will require surgery to stabilize my thumb. This is a tough one to swallow, knowing that I’m going to miss the opening rounds of motocross, but I’m optimistic I will be able to race the later portion of the outdoor season and the SMX rounds. I want to thank all my fans and Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing for being so supportive through the Supercross season. We will be back stronger in the later half of this season.”

RJ HAMPSHIRE – ARM

RJ Hampshire suffered a broken wrist during press day at Pala Raceway causing him to miss the first round. He will be sidelined for the near future and it is uncertain of his return.

Nathan Ramsey, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team Manager: “The highs and the lows of this sport are sometimes tough to swallow, but unfortunately with RJ taking a spill on press day here at Pala, he has injured his wrist. It’s a setback, but we can all get through this – I know that RJ and the crew will stay positive. RJ’s tough and he’s mentally strong, so he’ll be back as soon as possible.”

KEN ROCZEN – KNEE

Ken Roczen had a scary crash in Nashville when his shock blew apart on the landing of the triple heading into the whoops. Ken was ejected from the motorcycle through the whoops resulting in a leg injury. He will make a return to select outdoor motocross races this season.

Ken Roczen states: “Alright, after further evaluation it looks like I will be out for a little bit. It turns out I broke my tib plateau, my foot, and my toe. No surgery is required as of right now but we are still gathering some information and further evaluation. That’s really all I have for now. Bye bye SX24 you were pretty cool! My fans and partners, you guys make it super fun and it’s a joy coming to the races and get that support you guys give us.”

BENNY BLOSS – ARM/CLAVICLE

During a practice session during the Supercross series, Liqui Moly Beta Factory rider Benny Bloss sustained a fracture to his arm and collarbone.   It is unclear of his return.

Team Manager Carlen Gardner Stated:“I am super bummed for Benny. He has had a fantastic season representing the new 450 RX and we are in such a good spot with him and the bike. This sport likes to test your mental strength every day and all we can take from this situation is that we know the level Benny can get back to and better when he heals up. He will undergo needed surgery and begin the road to recovery. He will be supporting his teammate Colt over the next two rounds as we are still in full swing to better ourselves each weekend”

GUILLEM FARRES – FEMUR

Guillem suffered a broken femur while training for the Daytona Supercross, he will be out for the foreseeable future.

Team Manager Nathan Ramsey states: “Guillem is one of the most liked riders in the industry that I have ever worked with. I am completely gutted that he had an unfortunate crash while testing at the Baker’s Factory. He is not only tough, but he is strong, and we will support him in every way to get him back at the races doing what he loves.”

AUSTIN FORKNER – BACK & SHOULDER

Austin had one of the scarier crashes we’ve seen in a while when he came up short entering a rhythm section which knocked his hand off the bars and sent him flying onto the infield concrete. As a result, he fractured his L3-L4 in his spine as well as a fractured scapula. Fortunately, his injuries did not require surgery, and he is expected to make a full recovery. Austin Forkner is still recovering and will be sitting out the opening rounds of the 2024 AMA Motocross Championship.

ENZO LOPES – FOREARM

Enzo Lopes underwent “Arm Pump” surgery on his forearms, which is claimed to help improve blood flow to the arms. This type of surgery usually takes a few weeks to recover from, but in Enzo’s case, it has been lingering over the last couple of months. He will sit out the opening rounds of the outdoors.

Enzo Lopes said, “Riding for Star Racing comes with a lot of expectations, especially after my momentum from last season. Unfortunately, the cards we were dealt with this off-season were out of our control, and with that, we agreed on missing some rounds. I am super bummed, but I know in the long run this will be the best decision for me and also the team.”

JEREMY MARTIN – COMPLICATIONS FROM HIS CRASH EARLY IN SEASON

Jeremy Martin has decided not to ride the remainder of the 250 East Supercross season due to complications from his crash at round one in Detroit. When Jeremy began training for outdoor motocross he suffered another concussion which extended his recovery time and will miss the opening rounds of outdoor motocross.

Jeremy Martin states: “I am incredibly disappointed to have to make this decision but when it comes to my health and my future, it is the right move. I struggled having to tell the team, but they were completely supportive knowing everything that I have gone through.”

CAMERON MCADOO— SHOULDER

Cameron McAdoo will be sidelined following a practice crash three weeks before Pala.

THE REST OF THE PRO CIRCUIT TEAM—VARIOUS INJURIES

The only Pro Circuit rider who will be racing at Pala is Levi Kitchen (47). Hammaker and McAdoo suffered crashes that aggravated their Supercross injuries while Max Vohland and Austin Forkner are still recovering from injuries suffered earlier this year. Pro Circuit brought in Ty Masterpool in as a fill-in rider last minute.

2024 RED BUD MOTOCROSS: TV SCHEDULE

The Peacock premium streaming service costs $5.99 per month (or $59.99 for the full year) and it provides LIVE coverage of the daytime qualifying sessions at each Round and live coverage of each motocross race. International motocross fans can now watch LIVE using the SuperMotocross Video Pass streaming service (Supermotocross.tv) for a one-year subscription.

RED BUD MOTOCROSS Qualifying Live – 7:00 a.m. (Pacific) 9:00 a.m. (Central) 10:00 a.m. (Eastern) – Peacock
RED BUD MOTOCROSS Gate Drop Live – 10:00 a.m. (Pacific) 12:00 p.m.(Central) 1:00 p.m. (Eastern) – Peacock

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450 POINT STANDINGS AFTER THE SOUTHWICK NATIONAL

Chase Sexton didn’t get the overall, but he rebuilt his confidence. 

POS.
#
NAME
POINTS

1
96
Hunter Lawrence
213

2
1
Jett Lawrence
210

3
4
Chase Sexton
210

4
32
Justin Cooper
176

5
7
Aaron Plessinger
162

6
14
Dylan Ferrandis
152

7
21
Jason Anderson
148

8
51
Justin Barcia
148

9
27
Malcolm Stewart
133

10
22
Freddie Noren
90

11
28
Christian Craig
83

12
36
Phillip Nicoletti
77

13
23
Grant Harlan
70

14
75
Marshal Weltin
63

15
79
Harri Kullas
54

16
12
Shane McElrath
49

17
58
Cullin Park
39

18
68
Romain Pape
39

19
53
Derek Kelley
37

20
46
Justin Hill
35

21
762
Kyle Webster
20

22
11
Kyle Chisholm
20

23
70
Jerry Robin
18

24
15
Dean Wilson
17

25
26
Garrett Marchbanks
17

26
387
Gert Krestinov
15

27
60
Lorenzo Locurcio
15

28
290
Alvin Östlund
11

29
56
Jeremy Hand
11

30
103
Scotty Verhaeghe
9

31
84
Anthony Rodriguez
9

32
777
James Harrington
8

33
65
Henry Miller
8

34
87
Max Miller
6

35
93
Bryce Shelly
4

36
97
Tristan Lane
3

37
416
Jake Masterpool
1

250 POINT STANDINGS AFTER THE SOUTHWICK NATIONAL

Haiden Deegan extends his points lead. 

POS.
#
NAME
POINTS

1
38
Haiden Deegan
238

2
48
Chance Hymas
196

3
16
Tom Vialle
195

4
47
Levi Kitchen
177

5
30
Jo Shimoda
174

6
29
Ty Masterpool
146

7
39
Pierce Brown
133

8
33
Jalek Swoll
124

9
31
Jordon Smith
115

10
17
Joseph Savatgy
111

11
929
Julien Beaumer
107

12
34
Ryder DiFrancesco
96

13
166
Casey Cochran
74

14
40
Dilan Schwartz
67

15
59
Daxton Bennick
60

16
511
Nicholas Romano
58

17
69
Coty Schock
52

18
705
Mark Fineis
49

19
57
Nate Thrasher
46

20
99
Jett Reynolds
41

21
107
Ryder McNabb
37

22
35
Talon Hawkins
29

23
37
Max Anstie
13

24
108
Jorgen-Matthias Talviku
11

25
473
Lux Turner
11

26
273
Brock Bennett
7

27
413
Crockett Myers
7

28
435
Marcus Phelps
2

29
914
Russell Buccheri
2

30
162
Max Sanford
1

31
78
Joshua Varize
1

2024 RED BUD NATIONAL // FULL COVERAGE

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