WORDS: DAVEY COOMBS
PHOTOS: ALIGN MEDIA & MARK RIKER
On the eve of the 2022 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross opener at Fox Raceway, American Honda held a party at a nearby winery to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the introduction of their game-changing Honda Elsinore CR250M. Among the guests was Gary Jones, the man who piloted that first bike to the 1973 AMA 250cc Pro Motocross Championship. It’s Jones’ name that is now on the trophy given to the 250cc National Champion each year, and when the series returned to Fox Raceway for its conclusion four months later, Jones was there to once again hand the Gary Jones Cup to Team Honda’s Jett Lawrence. Gary was also there to support his son Justin, who just happened to be on the starting gate in the 450 Class, hoping to score his first point in AMA Pro Motocross.
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