The conditions were quite different from the start of the day to the main event, but one thing that didn’t change was the cold. Ferrandis got out to around a seventh place start in the main event and did his best to work through the pack on the tight track. He worked his way back up to third by lap seven and eventually made it into the runner up spot by lap 13, but it wasn’t enough time for him to make a run for the leader and was forced to bring home his fifth second-place finish of the season.
Nichols started the night off with a heat race win and looked more like himself from the start of the season. When the gate dropped, Nichols fell in right behind his teammate around eighth and was forced to make a charge to the front. By lap five he was already in fifth but with the tight track it took him longer than he wanted to make the pass stick for the podium on lap 17. The third-place finish was Nichols’ fifth podium of the season.
Ferrandis’ second-place finish kept him in the title fight for the Western Regional 250SX championship just eight points back with one round remaining for the west. With his third-place finish, Nichols slightly extended his cushion in third in the standings.
The Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing team’s 250SX East riders return after a weekend break at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Saturday, April 27.