Hymas Captures Supercross Futures AMA National Championship
PICKERINGTON, Ohio (May 13, 2022) — The AMA congratulates Team Honda HRC’s Chance Hymas on becoming the first winner of the newly formatted Supercross Futures AMA National Championship on Saturday, May 7, in Salt Lake City.
The 16-year-old Hymas, who tallied AMA Supercross Futures wins at the Atlanta and Foxborough Premier qualifiers, and a second-place finish at the Arlington Premier qualifying event, entered the championship-deciding race with plenty of momentum. In the winner-takes-all final race — which coincided with the AMA Supercross season finale — Hymas battled with runner-up finisher Ryder DiFrancesco early on but stretched his lead to more than 8 seconds by race’s end to become the Supercross Futures AMA National Champion.
“This is so awesome,” Hymas said from the podium after accepting the National No. 1 plate. “So many people from home and around Utah came to watch me, and every lap I came around I could hear people cheering for me. [Winning today] is something so special.”
In the updated format, the top four riders in each of the six regions’ Premier qualifying events advanced to the Supercross Futures AMA National Championship at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City. The updated program not only allows amateur riders to earn points for their AMA Supercross license, but also provides them with the chance to showcase their talents on professional-level Supercross tracks in stadiums at AMA Supercross events.
“We are extremely excited to have finished the first year under the new AMA Supercross Futures format and to have such a deserving champion in Chance,” said AMA Deputy Director of Racing Mike Burkeen. “We look forward to building on this season when AMA Supercross Futures returns next year.”
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