PIERCE BROWN GRABS TENTH OVERALL AT WASHOUGAL MX.
CADEN BRASWELL FINISHES 12TH.
Heading into round eight of the Pro Motocross season, the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing Team was looking to post some solid results ahead of a two-week break.
Pierce Brown was in his second race back since returning from injury and showed improved speed on his MC 250F Factory Edition. A 12th in moto one after a crash, and an 11th in moto two resulted in a tenth overall for the day.
Pierce Brown: “Not the best day, but we ran the pace for a little bit with the guys in the first moto. While in eighth or ninth I was behind Shimoda trying to match his laps and made a mistake jumping into the sand. I ended up crashing pretty hard and I ended up 12th. In moto two I think I ran in sixth for about half the moto. The track was gnarly today and it kind of beat me up. I was still shaken from the crash and ended up fading. I don’t know what place I got, but I ended up tenth overall. Better than last weekend, but we definitely want more.“
For Caden Braswell, a 15-13 afternoon was good for 12th overall, and he boosted up a spot in the overall 250 series standings to 11th place.
Caden Braswell: “Washougal was better than last weekend but not where I want to be. Strengths were the end of the motos; I felt strong and my fitness was there. Overall, I just need to improve my qualifying and sprint speed. As always, thanks to the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing Team.„
Next Event (Round 9): August 12, 2023 – Unadilla MX in New Berlin, N.Y.
Results – 2023 AMA Pro Motocross Championship, Round Eight
1. Haiden Deegan (Yamaha) 1-1; 2. Justin Cooper (Yamaha) 3-2; 3. Hunter Lawrence (Honda) 2-4 … 10. Pierce Brown (GASGAS) 12-11; 12. Caden Braswell (GASGAS) 15-13; 22. Tyson Johnson (GASGAS) 19-24
1. Jett Lawrence (Honda) 1-1; 2. Chase Sexton (Honda) 2-2; 3. Jason Anderson (Kawasaki) 4-4… 12. Jose Butron (GASGAS) 12-13; 16. Romain Pape (GASGAS) 16-18
Championship Standings – After Eight Rounds
1. Hunter Lawrence (Honda) 300 points; 2. Haiden Deegan (Yamaha) 297 points; 3. Justin Cooper (Yamaha) 281 points…11. Caden Braswell (GASGAS) 102 points; 21. Pierce Brown (GASGAS) 36 points; 26. Michael Mosiman (GASGAS) 20 points; 34. Tyson Johnson (GASGAS) 13 points; 43. Joel Rizzi (GASGAS) 3 points
1. Jett Lawrence (Honda) 400 points; 2. Dylan Ferrandis (Yamaha) 305 points; 3. Aaron Plessinger (KTM) 280 points … 10. Jose Butron (GASGAS) 132 points; 12. Lorenzo Locurcio (GASGAS) 110 points; 17. Romain Pape (GASGAS) 73 points; 24. Chris Canning (GASGAS) 27 points; 46. Jacob Runkles (GASGAS) 4 points; 53. Cody Groves (GASGAS) 3 points