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Professional Motocross season to wrap up in Crawfordsville

(Provided Photo/Pro Motocross)

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — The Pro Motocross season will come to a close in Crawfordsville on Saturday, Aug. 27, with the Tucker Freight Lines Ironman National.

The annual race is held at the Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville.

For the last 10 years, the best drivers from the world have been coming to the Ironman Raceway.

Although Pro Motocross has been around since the early 1970s, the Ironman race has only been happening for the last 10 years. It quickly became the premiere event in the pro circuit.

History will be on the line at Ironman as newly crowned 450 Class Champion, 20-year-old Australian Jett Lawrence, will look to become just the third rider in the championship’s 51-year history to amass a perfect, undefeated season.

Additionally, his older brother, 24-year-old Hunter Lawrence, is on the verge of capturing the 250 Class title.

If successful, they will become the first siblings in the history of American motocross to win each respective championship in the same season.

The Ironman Raceway is a unique venue, allowing spectators to be right up with the action. It also features dramatic height changes and is notorious for its famed Godzilla Jump, which provides big air and a lot of excitement for fans at the race.

Amateur practice for the race will take place Friday. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the first practice begins at 8 a.m.

Three rounds of practice will run with eight different groups being offered.

Race day begins early Saturday morning. Gates open at 6 a.m. Opening ceremonies begin at noon.

The Montgomery County Finish Line Festival is also back at Ironman Raceway on Friday. The festival will include inflatables, ticket giveaways, pizza, games, prizes and more will be available throughout the evening at the festival. 

The festival begins at 6:30 p.m.