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Jett Lawrence puts unbeaten season on line at Washougal MX

Chase Sexton looks for third straight win at SW Washington event

By Tim Martinez, Columbian Assistant Sports Editor
Published: July 20, 2023, 3:32pm
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Chase Sexton catches air in the 450 Class Moto #2 at the Washougal National Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championships at the Washougal MX Park on Saturday afternoon, July 23, 2022.
Chase Sexton catches air in the 450 Class Moto #2 at the Washougal National Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championships at the Washougal MX Park on Saturday afternoon, July 23, 2022. (Elayna Yussen for The Columbian) Photo Gallery

Something has to give Saturday at the 42nd annual of the Washougal National motocross race at Washougal MX Park.

Jett Lawrence enters this weekend having won all seven Pro Motocross Championship events this season in the 450 Class, including winning all 14 motos.

Lawrence won the the 250 Class event last summer at Washougal before moving onto the 450 Class for the first time this season.

In order to extend his winning streak this weekend, Lawrence will need to dislodge Chase Sexton, who has won back-to-back events in the 450 Class at Washougal.

Lawrence beat Sexton is both motos last weekend Spring Creek National at Millville, Minn., with Sexton finishing second in both motos.

Lawrence leads the season standings of the 450 Class with 350 points. Dylan Ferrandis (269) and Aaron Plessinger (246) follow.

Hunter Lawrence, Jett Lawrence’s younger brother, leads the 250 Class with 260 points, followed by Haiden Deegan (247), RJ Hampshire (240) and Jo Shimoda (240).

Hunter Lawrence is coming off a win at Spring Creek.

Washougal native Levi Kitchen will compete in the Washougal National for the first time as a pro after being injured prior to last year’s race.

Kitchen placed fifth in the 250 Class last weekend in Minnesota and currently stands in sixth place in the season standings with 214 points.

Opening ceremonies will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Washougal MX Park. The first motos for the 250 and 450 classes will be held at 1:15 p.m., with the second motos following at 3:15 p.m.

General admission tickets for spectators age 7 and older are $70, plus a $6.08 service fee. Tickets are available at washougalmxpk.com/pro-mx-national. VIP tickets to the event are sold out.

Live television coverage is available on Peacock.

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