Honda HRC’s Chase Sexton was two laps away from recording his second win of the season on Saturday night at round 7 of Monster Energy AMA Supercross in Minneapolis. Two laps from closing in on the points lead.
Then disaster struck.
Sexton then lost his front and crashed violently while alone out front. This allowed Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jason Anderson to take the win.
The Illinois native struggled to get up, and he was escorted off the track to be evaluated at the Alpinestars Medical Unit.
According to the team, although banged up, Sexton felt relatively well when he left the venue, but officials will have him undergo concussion protocol this week.
“This was an extremely bittersweet race. Jett rode fantastic and did everything correctly to win the first round of the 250SX East Coast series. Our 450 riders were great all day and proved that with a 1-3 finish in the first heat race, and then Chase was dominating the main event until his crash with just a couple laps to go,” said Lars Lindstrom Team Manager. “I was gutted for him and for the team because the victory was so close for all of us; it would’ve been incredible to win both the 250 and 450 main events.”
We will have more on Sexton’s status for Arlington this weekend as it becomes available.
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