For nearly 50 years Southern California's FMF
Racing, one of the most iconic names in the industry, has poured all its
resources into developing the finest exhausts available in the motorcycle
marketplace. Throughout its tenure as a partner of the world's most
prestigious off-road motorcycle racing championship, FMF has sought to
leverage its support of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship by
bringing well-deserved attention to the underdog racers who fight tooth and
nail each weekend as a privateer. As a result, the FMF Privateer Power Award
has become an embodiment of what the brand stands for, and what these
lesser-known racers epitomize every time the gate drops.
Each week, FMF and the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross
Championship will recognize the rider that deserves to be celebrated for
his efforts at every stop of the 12-round season. Each selected rider will be
recognized for his ability to defy the odds and capture head-turning results,
showing no intimidation as he battles alongside some of the sport's biggest
names in what is considered to be the deepest field of
talent ever assembled in series history.
Each recipient of the FMF Privateer Power
Award will be given special recognition as part of the riders meeting at the
following national and is awarded with a custom-designed trophy.
No rider in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross
Championship has more experience under his belt than Alaska's own Ben LaMay.
With a career that dates back to 2008, LaMay has the
most starts of any active rider, with more than 100 Nationals to his credit.
Throughout his career LaMay has been arguably the sport's most prominent
privateer, carrying the torch for the underdog racer for more than a decade.
LaMay has continued to extend of his
impressive career into the 2021 season. Although he's had to battle through
some adversity throughout the first half of the championship, he enjoyed his
best outing of the season at the Circle K Spring Creek National and is poised
to turn things around entering the second half of the summer. Riding a KTM,
LaMay captured a pair of 15th-place finishes in Minnesota on one of the most
challenging tracks of the season thus far, which was good enough for 16th
With momentum on his side, LaMay has his
sights set on continued success the rest of the season and is the deserving
recipient of the Privateer Power Award from Spring Creek.
#97 Ben LaMay / Anchorage, Alaska / KTM
450 Class: 16th overall (15-15)