Honda HRC’s Chase Sexton suffered a hard crash during the final 450SX qualifying session and was banged up enough that he and the team felt it prudent for him to heal up and come back strong for the St. Louis round in two weeks.
“I mis-shifted on a three-on and ended up in neutral, and went over the bars, which didn’t feel great,” said Sexton. “I hit my back pretty hard and was overall shaken up, so we decided to sit out the night. Overall, I feel pretty good [on Monday]. My body’s a little sore, but I’m excited to get back to work, address any issues and get back at it in St. Louis.”
Sexton was yet to comment on social media as we post this story, but given his injury update above and the week off the series has, he should be okay for St. Louis.
Team manager Lars Lindstrom: “It was a rough day for us as a team with Chase having a huge crash in practice. Luckily, he seems to be relatively okay, but he wasn’t able to race tonight because of being beat up and not feeling 100%. That stings a little bit, but luckily we were able to have Hunter pull through and have an incredible race to take the win, which definitely saved the night for us. We’re going to regroup, do what we can to get Chase in the shape that he needs to be in for the next race, and come out swinging at the next one.”