No sooner had the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship come to an end than the AMA’s director of racing, Mike Pelletier, found himself with two burning questions: As newly crowned 450 MX Champion, would Zach Osborne trade in his career #16 for one of the available single-digit numbers? And would new 250 Class MX Champion Dylan Ferrandis trade in his career #14 for the same chance at a single digit? Until both riders answered, Pelletier could not get on with the business of issuing the 2021 numbers for AMA Supercross/Pro Motocross—and for anxious bench racers and moto geeks like myself, Jason Weigandt, Steve Matthes, and pretty much everyone else who follows the sport, the new numbers are a big deal!
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