Lawrence to Debut in 450 Class at Indy

JLaw will forego the Atlanta round to test and tune his YZ450F, returning to action in the premier SX class @ Lucas Oil Stadium

CARLSBAD, Calif., – Defending 2008 WSX Lites class champion Jason “JLaw” Lawrence (Boost Mobile/ampm/Monster Energy/Troy Racing) announced today that he will contest the Indianapolis Supercross on a YZ450F, round nine of 2009 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, Feb. 28th.

Making the best of his recent free time, Lawrence has worked with Boost Mobile/ampm/Monster Energy/Troy Racing’s Chris McElvoy, Keith Burns and head mechanic, Toshi, to get the big bike prepped and ready for Indy.

“I’m stoked, to be honest,” said Lawrence. “Our team’s got nothing to lose and everything to gain by me moving up to the 450 class. Nick’s (Wey, Lawrence’s Boost Mobile/ampm/Monster Energy/Troy Racing teammate) given me some good advice and we’ll see if I can’t put it all together at Indy. Looking forward to it.”

The inaugural event at the new Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis is expected to be highly attended and there’ll be a considerable amount of focus on Lawrence’s attempt to break into the super competitive 450 ranks. Hailing from New Jersey, this will be Lawrence’s first supercross race at an eastern United States stadium.

Next up for the Boost Mobile/ampm/Monster Energy/Troy Racing team’s Nick Wey is this Saturday’s Atlanta Supercross at the Georgia Dome, round eight of Monster Energy Supercross.