The same question pops up pretty much every year: why do we have regional 250SX classes in Monster Energy AMA Supercross and not just one big class for everyone like the premier 450SX class? The question gets asked more frequently when there is what Daniel Blair would term a “generational talent” who comes along and has to choose one region or the other, frustrating fans in the opposite region who really wanted to see that particular rider in person. It happened in the early nineties with Jeremy McGrath, the late nineties with Ricky Carmichael, and then again early in this millennium with James Stewart. And it’s happening right now because of Jett Lawrence.
To understand why there are two regions, we have to go back to the original concept of the class, which was introduced as a 125cc division in 1985.
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