Between Chase Sexton and Jett Lawrence, Team Honda HRC won the first three races at the St. Louis Triple Crown AMA Supercross, and although overall wins weren’t in the cards, both riders finished second and made headway in their respective points chases.
Sexton nailed the 450SX race 1 holeshot aboard his CRF450R and was never seriously challenged, winning with four seconds to spare, and then the Illinois native completed the first lap of race 2 in fourth place before moving into third and holding that position until the checkers. Sexton’s worst start of the evening came in the night’s final race, leaving him seventh after lap 1, but he rode fast and safe to secure third by lap 5 and maintain the spot to the end.
“It was good to come out and get a win in the first race.” said Sexton. “I felt good on the bike all day. I did some outdoor riding on our week off and then did a little supercross testing last week.”
“We found some things, and I just felt more comfortable. My starts fell off the last two races, and everyone was on it; I had to kind of catch back up in that third one. Overall, it was a good step, and I’m happy to be healthy after all the crashes I’ve had. I’m just looking forward to building and going back to Atlanta Speedway.”