From here, the equation was simple. If Mellross won the night, Wilson would need to finish sixth or better. He needed to simply slot in behind Mellross in each of the three finals and the championship was his, but the chaos of indoor racing means that is always easier said than done.
With the last pick of the gate and on the far outside of the track, Wilson still had plenty of work to do if he wanted to bolt up a number 1 plate to his YZ250F at the end of the night. Main event one was just a mad scramble of bikes and riders banging bars and locking horns. Wilson came home in eighth place but with Mellross only landing in fourth, the damage was minimal.
Race two and Wilson managed to miss the carnage on the front straight that saw several riders go down and move himself into the top three. He assessed the situation well, was aware of who was around him and came home in fifth. Heading into the final race of the night, Mellross was in third place and Wilson in fifth so he just needed a top 10 finish in the final race and the championship was his.
And that is exactly what he did. He stayed out of trouble and cruised over the finish line in seventh place and secured the championship by six points after an enthralling night of racing.
‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm not going to lie, that was just terrible riding and the worst I have raced for in so long, but we got through the night, got the championship done and I just couldn‰Ûªt be happier,‰Û