Zach Osborne, Dylan Ferrandis win Pro Motocross championships

Zach Osborne retires
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Zach Osborne and Dylan Ferrandis were crowned champions as the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship wrapped up its season Saturday at Fox Raceway in Pala, California.

There were first-time event winners in both the 450 class (Chase Sexton) and 250 (Jett Lawrence).

Osborne’s sixth place quietly capped a breakout season in which he won the 450 class season opener. The 31-year-old led the series with four victories and six podium finishes, becoming the oldest champion in American motocross history. He also is the 12th rider to win the 250 and 450 championships.

“It’s been the longest nine weeks of my life and this [last] one has been the toughest,” Osborne, who finished 12 points ahead of Adam Cianciarulo, said after delivering Husqvarna its first premier class title, three years after giving the manufacturer its first 250 Class championship. “You think of a million ways to win and a million ways to lose, so I’m just so relieved this is finally over.

Pro Motocross champions
Zach Osborne (Align Media).

“That was the longest moto of my life. I actually thought about retiring after injuring my back earlier this year, but my wife encouraged me to keep going. We came into this outdoor season looking to get some good results and I never could have imagined that we’d be up here today with this championship. It just goes to prove you should never give up, because anything can happen.”

Ferrandis went one step higher after finishing runner-up in the 2019 standings, securing the title with three 1-1 victories sweeps and eight podium finishes in nine starts. He became the first Frenchman to win a 250 title with a third overall Saturday, finishing fifth in the second moto after rebounding from an incident.

“It was a crazy moto. I made a mistake and crashed and had to come back through the field,” said Ferrandis, who finished 123 points ahead of Jeremy Martin. “I just want to thank everyone at Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha. They put so much work into this. I’ve been dreaming of holding up this [number one] plate for a long time now.

Dylan Ferrandis (Align Media).

“It’s been a hard and a long journey, but I’m just so happy. As an athlete in any sport we all want to win. We all work hard. For me, it took me some time to get here, but now all you want is more. You can’t dream of anything else but winning.”

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Sexton, who was coming off a 250 Supercross title in June, finished 1-3 for his first event victory and a fifth in the finale standings.

“It’s unreal; it feels a little bit like a dream,” Sexton said. “Since I was young I always wanted to be a 450cc race winner and 450cc champion. That was a great race. We put so much hard work in trying to get this, and we saved the best for last.”

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Lawrence earned his first podium with a 1-2 finish that sealed a rookie of the year award for the 17-year-old.

“It means the world; I’ve worked my butt off to get where I am today,” said Lawrence, the second Australian winner in 250 series history. “I’m just excited to be up here. I’m glad I could finish it out with a bang.”


MX vs ATV All Out Fox Raceway National (Fox Raceway – Pala, California)

450 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)

  1. Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda (3-1)
  2. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki (1-4)
  3. Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki (2-3)
  4. Christian Craig, El Cajon, Calif., Honda (4-2)
  5. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM (6-5)
  6. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna (5-7)
  7. Max Anstie, England, Suzuki (9-6)
  8. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., KTM (7-8)
  9. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Yamaha (8-9)
  10. Coty Schock, Dover, Del., Honda (12-10)

Final 450 Class Championship Standings

  1. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna – 355
  2. Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki – 343
  3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki – 321
  4. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM – 314
  5. Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda – 290
  6. Christian Craig, El Cajon, Calif., Honda – 235
  7. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Yamaha – 234
  8. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM – 232
  9. Max Anstie, England, Suzuki – 193
  10. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Yamaha – 170

250 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)

  1. Jett Lawrence, Australia, Honda (1-2)
  2. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda (4-1)
  3. Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha (2-5)
  4. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., Yamaha (5-4)
  5. Jo Shimoda, Japan, Honda (9-3)
  6. Jarrett Frye, Mechanicsville, Md., Yamaha (8-6)
  7. Brandon Hartranft, Brick, N.J., KTM (7-7)
  8. Mitchell Harrison, Brighton, Mich., Kawasaki (6-9)
  9. Carson Mumford, Simi Valley, Calif., Honda (11-8)
  10. Cameron McAdoo, Sioux City, Iowa, Kawasaki (10-11)

Final 250 Class Championship Standings

  1. Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha – 390
  2. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda – 377
  3. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., Yamaha – 288
  4. Jett Lawrence, Australia, Honda – 277
  5. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha – 271
  6. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Suzuki – 242
  7. RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Husqvarna – 217
  8. Mitchell Harrison, Brighton, Mich., Kawasaki – 190
  9. Cameron McAdoo, Sioux City, Iowa, Kawasaki – 187
  10. Jo Shimoda, Japan, Honda – 174

IndyCar results, points after 107th Indy 500

Indy 500 results points
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INDIANAPOLIS — With his first victory in the Indy 500, Josef Newgarden became the first repeat winner through six race results of the 2023 NTT IndyCar Series season and made a move in the points.

Newgarden, who celebrated with fans in the grandstands, moved from sixth to fourth in the championship standings with his 27th career victory and second this season (he also won at Texas Motor Speedway).

The Team Penske star won his 12th attempt at the Brickyard oval, tying the record for most starts before an Indy 500 victory with Tony Kanaan (2013) and Sam Hanks (1957). Newgarden, whose previous best Indy 500 finish was third with Ed Carpenter Racing in 2016, became the first Tennessee native to win the Greatest Spectacle in Racing and the first American since Alexander Rossi in 2016.

He also delivered the record 19th Indy 500 triumph to Roger Penske, whose team ended a four-year drought on the 2.5-mile oval and won for the first time since he became the owner of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar in 2020.

Newgarden, 32, led five laps, the third-lowest total for an Indy 500 winner behind Joe Dawson (two in 1912) and Dan Wheldon (one in 2011).

The race featured 52 lead changes, the third most behind 68 in 2013 and 54 in ’16, among 14 drivers (tied with ’13 for the second highest behind 15 leaders in ’17 and ’18). Newgarden’s 0.0974-second victory over Marcus Ericsson was the fourth-closest in Indy 500 history behind 1992 (0.043 of a second for Al Unser Jr. over Scott Goodyear), 2014 (0.0600 of a second for Ryan Hunter-Reay over Helio Castroneves) and 2006 (0.0635 of a second Sam Hornish Jr. over Marco Andretti.).

It also marked only the third last-lap pass in Indy 500 history — all within the past 17 years (Hornish over Andretti in 2006; Wheldon over J.R. Hildebrand in 2011).

Ericsson’s runner-up finish was the ninth time the defending Indy 500 finished second the next year (most recently four-time winner Helio Castroneves in 2003).

Here are the IndyCar results and points standings after the 107th Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway:


Click here for the official box score from the 200-lap race on a 2.5-mile oval in Indianapolis.

Lap leader summary

Full lap chart

Best section times

Full section data

Event summary

Pit stop summary

Here is the finishing order in the Indy 500 with starting position in parentheses, driver, engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):

1. (17) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 200, Running
2. (10) Marcus Ericsson, Honda, 200, Running
3. (4) Santino Ferrucci, Chevrolet, 200, Running
4. (1) Alex Palou, Honda, 200, Running
5. (7) Alexander Rossi, Chevrolet, 200, Running
6. (6) Scott Dixon, Honda, 200, Running
7. (8) Takuma Sato, Honda, 200, Running
8. (16) Conor Daly, Chevrolet, 200, Running
9. (21) Colton Herta, Honda, 200, Running
10. (2) Rinus VeeKay, Chevrolet, 200, Running
11. (18) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Chevrolet, 200, Running
12. (27) Callum Ilott, Chevrolet, 200, Running
13. (25) Devlin DeFrancesco, Honda, 200, Running
14. (14) Scott McLaughlin, Chevrolet, 200, Running
15. (20) Helio Castroneves, Honda, 200, Running
16. (9) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 200, Running
17. (24) Marco Andretti, Honda, 200, Running
18. (32) Jack Harvey, Honda, 199, Running
19. (30) Christian Lundgaard, Honda, 198, Running
20. (13) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet, 197, Contact
21. (11) Benjamin Pedersen, Chevrolet, 196, Contact
22. (33) Graham Rahal, Chevrolet, 195, Running
23. (12) Will Power, Chevrolet, 195, Running
24. (5) Pato O’Ward, Chevrolet, 192, Contact
25. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Honda, 192, Contact
26. (26) Agustin Canapino, Chevrolet, 192, Contact
27. (3) Felix Rosenqvist, Chevrolet, 183, Contact
28. (15) Kyle Kirkwood, Honda, 183, Contact
29. (23) David Malukas, Honda, 160, Contact
30. (19) Romain Grosjean, Honda, 149, Contact
31. (31) Sting Ray Robb, Honda, 90, Contact
32. (28) RC Enerson, Chevrolet, 75, Mechanical
33. (29) Katherine Legge, Honda, 41, Contact

Winner’s average speed: 168.193 mph; Time of Race: 2:58:21.9611; Margin of victory: 0.0974 of a second; Cautions: 5 for 27 laps; Lead changes: 52 among 14 drivers. Lap leaders: Palou 1-2; VeeKay 3; Palou 4-9; VeeKay 10-14; Palou 15-22; VeeKay 23-27; Palou 28-29; VeeKay 30-31; Rosenqvist 32; Rossi 33-34; Palou 35-39; VeeKay 40-47; Palou 48-60; VeeKay 61-63; Rosenqvist 64-65; O’Ward 66; Power 67; Herta 68; Rosenqvist 69; O’Ward 70-78; Rosenqvist 79-81; O’Ward 82-89; Rosenqvist 90-94; Ilott 95-99; Rosenqvist 100-101; O’Ward 102; Rosenqvist 103-107; O’Ward 108-109; Rosenqvist 110-113; O’Ward 114-115; Rosenqvist 116-119; O’Ward 120-122; Rosenqvist 123-124; O’Ward 125-128; Rosenqvist 129-131; Ferrucci 132; Ericsson 133-134; Castroneves 135; Rosenqvist 136; Ericsson 137-156; Newgarden 157; Ericsson 158; Ferrucci 159-168; Ericsson 169-170; Rossi 171-172; Sato 173-174; O’Ward 175-179; Hunter-Reay 180-187;
O’Ward 188-191; Ericsson 192; Newgarden 193-195; Ericsson 196-199; Newgarden 200.


Click here for the points tally in the race.

Here are the points standings after the GMR Grand Prix:



Engine manufacturers

Pit stop performance

Top 10 in points: Palou 219, Ericsson 199, O’Ward 185, Newgarden 182, Dixon 162, McLaughlin 149, Rossi 145, Grosjean 139, Power 131, Herta 130.

Rest of the standings: Lundgaard 122, Kirkwood 113, Rosenqvist 113, Ilott 111, Ferrucci 96, VeeKay 96, Rahal 94, Malukas 84, Armstrong 77, Daly 73, Castroneves 69, Harvey 65, DeFrancesco 63, Canapino 61, Pagenaud 55, Pedersen 51, Robb 47, Sato 37, Carpenter 27, Hunter-Reay 20, Kanaan 18, Andretti 13, Enerson 5, Legge 5.

Next race: The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, which has moved from Belle Isle to the streets of downtown, will take place June 4 with coverage starting on Peacock at 3 p.m. ET on NBC.