News 1 Sep 2021

Sexton in search of full health entering final outdoor rounds

Illness hinders progress at hometown race.

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Chase Sexton is looking to come into Fox Raceway healthy after battling through illness for a top-five finish in round 10 of the Pro Motocross season at Ironman.

After going 3-4 for fourth place in the previous round of the championship at Budds Creek, the Team Honda HRC rider came down with an illness that put his chances of racing his home race at Ironman in jeopardy.

Eventually able to line up in Indiana, Sexton notched consistent 5-4 finishes to take fifth overall on the day, what he determined to be ‘mediocre finishes’ as he managed the off weekend.

“Round 10 at Ironman, I honestly was just glad to make it through the day,” Sexton explained. “I came into this weekend really sick. I got sick on Thursday and didn’t know if I was going to be able to race today.

“So to be able to come through and get two mediocre finishes is good. I’m looking forward to being healthy and ready to go at Pala.”

With one overall win this season at Washougal, the series now heads to Fox Racway at Pala, the venue that saw Sexton get his first 450MX overall in last season’s final round.

With just two races left in the 2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, Sexton looks to round out the season healthy as he makes a bid for his second win of the season.