Zach Osborne, Dylan Ferrandis win Pro Motocross championships

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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.

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“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.”


RESULTS

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

Max Verstappen is PointsBet favorite to score sixth staight in 2022 Singapore Grand Prix

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Max Verstappen is the PointsBet Sportsbook odds favorite to win the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix on the Marina Bay Street course to stretch his current win streak to six consecutive. He shows odds of -200 this week.

Formula 1 did not compete in Singapore in 2020 or 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Verstappen has podium finishes in his last two attempts on this track. he was second in 2018 and third in 2019. In the first 15 races of this season, he has failed to stand on the podium only twice and has an average finish of 2.73.

With minus odds, the way to determine a payout is by subtraction. In order for a bettor to earn $100, he must wager $200 this week; with that wager, he will get back his initial stake and winnings of $100.

For bettors more comfortable with fractional odds, a bet of +300 is the same as 3/1.

Charles Leclerc is ranked second this week with +400 odds. He has two previous Singapore GP starts to his credit with a best of second in 2019. He is coming off back-to-back podium finishes with a third in the Dutch GP and a second at Monza.

Ranked third is Carlos Sainz, Jr. with a line of +1100. He has top-five finishes in four of his last five starts, but only one of these, a third in the Belgian GP, was on the podium. Sainz is one of four winners other than Verstappen this season. His victory came in the British GP.

Lewis Hamilton shows a line of +1200. His last win came last fall in the Saudi Arabian GP and the Mercedes team has struggled to contend for victory in 2022. They are improving, however, with eight top-fives in the last nine races. Hamilton has two wins in his last three Singapore starts, which came in 2017 and 2018.

Rounding out the top five is Hamilton’s teammate George Russell at +1800. He has not won, but has shown remarkable consistency with top-fives in all but one race. Notably, his only bad finish came in his home GP in England. Russell has one previous start at Marina Bay; he finished last in the 2019 race. He finished fourth in 2019 as part of a four-race streak of top-fives.

The most recent Singapore GP winner from 2019, Sebastian Vettel is a longshot at +50000.

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