Following three weeks of frustration, Chase Sexton will return to action when the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series fire up the bikes at Spring Creek MX Park in Millville, Minn. this weekend.
Crediting a new regimen of vitamins and supplements, Sexton announced on Instagram this week that he was feeling much better despite some serious problems with his most recent blood panel.
Sexton’s trouble began at WW Ranch in Jacksonville, Fla., where he experienced the highest of highs and lowest of lows.
After winning his first moto of the season, he was unable to complete the second race because of an overheating condition. He pulled off the course almost immediately and finished 39th. Weather conditions left many riders severely overheated that afternoon.
But the following week at Southwick, Sexton did not feel much better. He managed to complete Moto 1, but was only 13th. He would not even start the second race and was scored with an overall finish of 18th.
Sexton chose to completely miss last week’s race at RedBud, meaning he has failed to score points in four of the last six motos.
Entering WW Ranch, the Supercross East champion Sexton was fourth in the points standings on the strength of four consecutive top-five finishes. Sexton currently sits eighth in the standings, five points behind Michael Mosiman who missed Southwick due to a shoulder injury.
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Can’t wait to be doing this again this weekend at Millville!! Just to give you guys and update, we found some pretty big problems in my blood panel that was causing my symptoms and is one of the reason I over heated in Jacksonville! On vitamins and supplements now to fix the problems and I’m feeling much better!! Thanks for all the support I’m just happy to be back to training and riding! See you all @scmxpark !! @fchonda
After missing one week with a shoulder injury suffered in a practice crash, Mosiman returned to action last week at RedBud and immediately scored another top-10 overall. Finishing 10th in Moto 1 and seventh in Moto 2.
Crashing twice in the first race, Mosiman was nevertheless able to climb back into the top 10. He offered “No excuses (for the) second moto,” and finished seventh.
Mosiman currently sits seventh in the points with one podium finish of third at Thunder Valley and another fourth at WW Ranch.
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10 – 7 moto scores for 8th place at RedBud. Was in a first turn pile up and had another crash in the first moto. No excuses second moto. Disappointing result but I’m proud of my riding and my fight. #GloryToGod #YoungLowRev #RockstarHusky #LoveMyTeam 📸: @shepherdphotos • • Fun Fact: Over 100 million copies of the Bible are sold each year.
Joey Crown’s 2019 debut on the 250 Yamaha was highly anticipated, but ultimately disappointing.
He started the first moto with a lot of speed. Running in the top five before the end of Lap 1, it appeared Crown would have a good race until a problem with his foot peg sent the rider to the mechanic’s area.
In Moto 2, Crown barely finished inside the points with a 17th. The combined effort was worth 22nd overall.