Victory to Sexton for 250SX East title as Ferrandis clinches West
Defending champions hold on in spectacular final round of the season.
Geico Honda’s Chase Sexton won a drama-filled 250SX Showdown in Utah’s Monster Energy Supercross finals, capturing the eastern regional championship as Dylan Ferrandis won the west.
Defending champion Sexton won the main event by 4.275s from Shane McElrath (Monster Energy Star Yamaha) and Michael Mosiman (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna).
A fighting fourth was enough for Monster Energy Star Yamaha’s Ferrandis to seal the 250SX West series for back-to-back titles, while exciting rookie Jett Lawrence (Geico Honda) finished fifth after taking the hole-shot in a restarted affair.
The race initially started with McElrath out front and Austin Forkner (Monster Energy Kawasaki) in P2 – both in position to win the championships as Sexton and Ferrandis were buried in the back-half of the top 10. However, a fall from Forkner brought out a red flag and dashed his title hopes.
That was the opportunity that Sexton needed, quickly capitalizing with an improved start and moving into the lead by lap four.
Following a short back and forth with McElrath, the red plate-holder powered away to the race win and championship in the process.
In the 250SX East standings, Sexton made it two in a row ahead of McElrath, with rookie Jo Shimoda (Geico Honda) climbing into third after finishing eighth this afternoon.
Ferrandis earned a second-straight 250SX West title, with teammate Justin Cooper taking second and Forkner falling back to third following his non-finish at SLC7.