Championship leader Chase Sexton survived a scary crash in the 250SX East Coast heat race when he crashed with Colt Nichols on the final lap. Sexton given nowhere to go after Nichols closed off a corner as Sexton was landing from a jump. The crash resulting in both hitting the ground hard. Both were able to remount and qualify while his main rival in the championship Shane McElrath took the heat win. McElrath took the win with Sexton still claiming second ahead of Jo Shimoda. Despite qualifying Colt Nichols did not continue into the main event after pulling out injured.
The 250SX Class West Coast heat also had its drama with championship leader Dylan Ferrandis crashing in the first turn and not being able to make it back to a qualifying position and being sent to the LCQ. Justin Cooper took the heat win with Christian Craig and Austin Forkner close behind.
The 250LCQ was a stacked affair with Ferrandis, Hunter Lawrence, Pierce Brown, Brandon Hartranft, Alex Martin, Darian Sanayei and Luke Clout all vying for a spot just to name a few. After a hectic few laps, which is all the LCQ is, Ferrandis came out on top with Hartranft, Martin, and Jace Owen making it through. Aussies Luke Clout and Hunter Lawrence missed the main event.
The start of the 250SX Showdown between the East and West coast classes got off to a shocker for West Coast title contender Austin Forkner with the Pro Circuit Monster Energy Kawasaki rider crashing out heavily and bringing out a red flag. Forkner injuries being bad enough not be able to restart.
Aussie Jett Lawrence blitzed the holeshot in the main event restart with McElrath and Sexton in close quarters boding well for and East coast battle ahead while West Coast points leader Ferrandis was comfortable back in fifth with no pressure on him for the title with Forkner in the back of the medical truck.