Round 5 of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship proved to be a breakthrough performance for Chase Sexton with the 18-year-old landing his first 250 class Pro Motocross podium at the 5th Annual Tennessee National from Muddy Creek Raceway.
The GEICO Honda rider was fourth and fifth, respectively, in each of the 250 Classes qualifying sessions and was a fixture inside the top 10 all afternoon.
The La Moille, Ill., native rounded the first corner of the first moto 10th in the running order and picked up a pair of spots over the course of the 30-minute-plus-two laps opening moto to earn a solid top-10 showing. Back on the gate for the second moto, Sexton bettered his first start by three positions and worked his way as high as third, but slipped to fourth. He closed out the day with a solid 8-4 result to be credited with a third-place overall finish.
‰ÛÏI actually had really bad starts today, but I was excited with my first lap,‰Û