Monster Energy Yamaha's Dylan Ferrandis took out 250SX West heat one, leading every lap. Pro Circuit Monster Energy's Adam Cianciarulo finished a bike length behind and put on a charge in the final lap for the win but came up short. JGRMX Yoshimura Factory Suzuki Racing's Enzo Lopes finished a further thirty seconds back in third with GEICO Honda's Cameron Mcadoo and Bar X Twisted Development Factory Suzuki's Martin Castelo finishing third and fourth.
Heat two saw GEICO Honda's RJ Hampshire lead from start to finish with championship leader Colt Nichols in close company. JGRMX Suzuki Factory Racing's James Decotis, Canadian Jess Pettis and JMC Motorsports Racing's Carson Brown rounded out the top five. Fastest qualifier Shane Mcelrath had a terrible start and with the conditions being so atrocious had his work cut out for him. Unfortunately, he never made it into the top nine after crashing and was sent to the LCQ.
Championship challenger Mcelrath had it all to do in the LCQ and although it was Pro Circuit Monster Energy's Garrett Marchbanks that took the win the Troy Lee Designs Red Bull KTM rider was second thus making it to the night's main event.
Australian privateer Thomas Ravenhorst was a non-starter for the night after an electrical gremlin that couldn't be fixed in time for racing put an end to his night before it started.
When the gate dropped on the 250SX Main, it was Adam Cianciarulo with the holeshot with Jess Pettis and Colt Nichols in second and third. From there mayhem broke out with carnage all around the opening laps. Heat winner RJ Hampshire, Nichols and Mcelrath were all in the wars. It took a good couple of laps for things to settle down by which time half the race had gone by.
By half distance, Cianciarulo had established a solid eleven-second lead while the washout from the carnage of the opening laps saw Ferrandis in second, and LCQ winner Marchbanks in third. Championship leader Colt Nichols, who had run as high as second, was way back in eleventh after spinning out and taking a while to get started. The other Championship contender Mcelrath was another to taste a lot of mud and was back in seventh.
In the end, it was Cianciarulo who took his third win of the season, a paddle tyre proving a wise choice, after going the whole ten minutes unchallenged, the win also sees the Monster Energy Kawasaki rider take the championship lead heading into the 250SX West three week break. Marchbanks rode to second unchallenged after Ferrandis had a small crash a few laps from the finish. James Decotis came through to take the final podium spot ahead of Shane Mcelrath and Jess Pettis. After running in the top three for eight of the nine laps, Frenchman Dylan Ferrandis was classed as seventh after his bike quit on the last lap. Championship leader going into the night, Colt Nichols crossed the line a lap down in tenth.
Round six of the championship now moves to U.S Bank Stadium in Minneapolis next weekend.