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Fast Fact: All-Time Moto Wins Streaks

By Brett Smith

“That’s what we want to see right there. I love to see the stats.”

Sitting in a meeting room inside the Pala Resort & Casino in Pala, Calif., Jett Lawrence got a glimpse of a We Went Fast database chart that compared his moto 1 and moto 2 stats from the 2023 Pro Motocross season.

Jett Lawrence
Jett Lawrence being interviewed by NBC at the 2024 Pro Motocross Press Day
Jett Lawrence’s 2023 450MX Moto Metrics

With a perfect 22-0 season, it wouldn’t seem like there’s much left to extract but it showed how ridiculously consistent he was in several of each moto’s key metrics: holeshots, average first lap position and laps led.


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With 22 straight motos won in 2023, Lawrence’s streak will carry into 2024. He currently has the 4th longest moto win streak in 450MX. If he sweeps at Pala, he’ll tie James Stewart for third. Stewart’s own streak ended when he didn’t race the 2009 Pro MX season.

James Stewart after going 24-0 in 2008 Photo: Simon Cudby
James Stewart after going 24-0 in 2008 Photo: Simon Cudby

Ricky Carmichael continues to top the charts with two different streaks extending more than 30 motos.

All-Time Longest 250/450/500MX Moto Win Streaks

Excludes 500cc from 1972-85

Ricky Carmichael, Broome-Tioga Raceway
Starting at Broome-Tioga 2003, (pictured) through High Point, 2005, Ricky Carmichael won 31 consecutive motos. Photo: Steve Cox

If Lawrence wins through moto two at Southwick, he would pass Carmichael for the longest 450MX moto wins streak in Pro Motocross history.

When asked about it, he pays reverence to Stewart and Carmichael but speaks with the confidence of a champion. “There’s a reason why those records are there. They’re supposed to be broken.”

The 1992 MX Annual is in the We Went Fast Shop!
1992 Motocross Annual Book
1992 Motocross Annual Book

Lawrence stops short of putting a claim on the records. He says that goals are important but he chooses his words with measured calculation.

“But am I going to have a shot at it? Hell yeah.”

Jett Lawrence at Fox Raceway Press Day, 2024

In just one 450MX season, Jett Lawrence landed in 18th place on the all-time overall moto wins list in 450MX. He needs 17 more moto wins to tie into the top 10. Another perfect season would put him into 8th.

The all-time moto wins list chart is in this week’s Shop Rag, the research companion that We Went Fast Garage Members get access to every Thursday.

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