Chase Sexton Scores First AMA SX Win in San Diego

Chase Sexton Wins in San Diego AMA SX

Chase Sexton Scores First AMA SX Win in San Diego

Chase Sexton Wins in San Diego AMA SXSource: HRC

On Saturday evening at the San Diego round of the AMA Supercross series, Team Honda HRC’s Chase Sexton notched a 450SX victory for the first time in his career. The Illinois native was dominant aboard his CRF450R, grabbing the main-event holeshot and leading 23 of 26 laps. In the 250SX West class, Hunter Lawrence overcame a crash to secure a solid second-place result for the second week in a row.

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When the gate dropped for the 450SX main event, Sexton was the first rider to turn 1 but was quickly passed by Marvin Musquin. Three minutes into the 20-minute-plus-one lap race, Sexton reclaimed the lead and never looked back. It was an impressive performance by the 22-year-old, who finished with a winning margin of over six seconds. Meanwhile, Round 1-winner Ken Roczen had a decent start, completing lap 1 in fifth, and he executed firm passes to advance to

third on lap six. At that point, he and Jason Anderson made contact, with Roczen going down. The German was quick to remount and ended the night in seventh.

Chase Sexton Wins in San Diego AMA SXIn the 250SX West main event, Lawrence ran second for the entire 20-lap race, dogging leader Michael Mosiman. The Australian, who had topped his heat race, made a late bid for the lead, but with less than two minutes remaining, he became entangled with lappers in the whoop section, made contact with Mosiman, and went down. Lawrence remounted without losing a position and made a final pass attempt, ultimately coming up just 1.361 seconds short.

With 14 races remaining on the schedule, Sexton is now tied for second in the title chase, a single point behind Eli Tomac, with teammate Roczen seventh, only seven points back. Lawrence remains second in the 250SX title chase. Next up is the second Anaheim race, on Saturday.

450SX Results

  1. Chase Sexton (Hon)
  2. Eli Tomac (Yam)
  3. Dylan Ferrandis (Yam)
  4. Cooper Webb (KTM)
  5. Malcolm Stewart (Hus)
  6. Aaron Plessinger (KTM)
  7. Ken Roczen (Hon)
  8. Jason Anderson (Kaw)
  9. Justin Barcia (Gas)
  10. Marvin Musquin (KTM)
  11. Justin Brayton (Hon)
  12. Max Anstie (KTM)
  13. Shane McElrath (KTM)
  14. Dean Wilson (Hus)
  15. Brandon Hartranft (Suz)
  16. Mitchell Oldenburg (Hon)
  17. Kyle Chisolm (Yam)
  18. Josh Hill (KTM)
  19. Ryan Breece (Suz)
  20. Alex Martin (Yam)
  21. Fredrik Noren (KTM)
  22. Justin Bogle (Suz)

450SX Championship Points (after 3 of 17 rounds)

  1. Eli Tomac: 59
  2. Chase Sexton: 58
  3. Cooper Webb: 58
  4. Justin Barcia: 56
  5. Jason Anderson: 54
  6. Aaron Plessinger: 54
  7. Ken Roczen: 52
  8. Malcolm Stewart: 52
  9. Marvin Musquin: 47
  10. Dylan Ferrandis: 45
  11. Dean Wilson: 33
  12. Max Anstie: 28
  13. Joey Savatgy: 27
  14. Shane McElrath: 24
  15. Adam Cianciarulo: 23
  16. Justin Brayton: 22
  17. Brandon Hartranft: 21
  18. Mitchell Oldenburg: 15
  19. Kyle Chisholm: 11
  20. Alex Martin: 9

250SX West Region Results

  1. Michael Mosiman (Gas)
  2. Hunter Lawrence (Hon)
  3. Christian Craig (Yam)
  4. Vince Friese (Hon)
  5. Jo Shimoda (Kaw)
  6. Carson Mumford (Suz)
  7. Jalek Swoll (Hus)
  8. Nate Thrasher (Yam)
  9. Cole Thompson (Yam)
  10. Carson Brown (KTM)
  11. Dylan Walsh (Kaw)
  12. Derek Kelley (KTM)
  13. Chris Blose (Gas)
  14. Robbie Wageman (Yam)
  15. Ryan Surratt (Yam)
  16. Devin Harriman (KTM)
  17. Dilan Schwartz (Suz)
  18. Dylan Woodcock (Hus)
  19. Brandon Ray (Kaw)
  20. Kaeden Amerine (KTM)
  21. Justin Rodbell (Kaw)
  22. Garrett Marchbanks (Yam)

250SX West Region Championship Points (after 3 of 10 rounds)

  1. Christian Craig: 73
  2. Hunter Lawrence: 67
  3. Michael Mosiman: 62
  4. Vince Friese: 54
  5. Jo Shimoda: 50
  6. Seth Hammaker: 44
  7. Nate Thrasher: 44
  8. Carson Mumford: 39
  9. Robbie Wageman: 37
  10. Chris Blose: 36
  11. Garrett Marchbanks: 35
  12. Cole Thompson: 34
  13. Dilan Schwartz: 25
  14. Carson Brown: 23
  15. Ryan Surratt: 22
  16. Dylan Walsh: 18
  17. Dominique Thury: 17
  18. Jalek Swoll: 16
  19. Devin Harriman: 16
  20. Derek Kelley: 13
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