News 1 Jul 2020

Fuel of Geico Honda's Sexton found legal following protest

Two-time 250SX East champion's crown finally made official.

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A fuel sample taken from Chase Sexton’s Geico Honda following the final round of Monster Energy Supercross has proven compliant following a protest lodged by Star Racing.

Sexton clinched back-to-back 250SX East crowns by winning the annual Showdown event in Salt Lake City ahead of Shane McElrath (Monster Energy Star Yamaha).

The AMA has now officially confirmed that the protest was unsuccessful and that the fuel used by Geico Honda in Sexton’s CRF250R was legal. The complete statement released can be read below:

Following the Monster Energy AMA Supercross 250SX East/West Showdown Main Event on June 21 at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, a protest regarding fuel was filed against the race winner, GEICO Honda team rider Chase Sexton.

After adhering to the Fuel Test Procedures stated in Appendix E of the 2020 AMA Supercross rulebook, Race Direction concluded that the fuel in question used at the season-ending event complies with the specifications listed in “Section 1 – General Equipment Standards, 1.10 Fuel Specifications.”

Across 9 rounds of racing, Sexton scored 9 more points, 218 to 209, than Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Shane McElrath to earn his second consecutive AMA Supercross 250SX East No. 1 plate. The decision of Race Direction is final. Race results are official.