Once again, Craig was the man to beat in qualifying as he stayed on top of the timesheets in the 250 class. With Nichols qualifying third, they lined up for the same Heat race. Both riders didn’t get off the gate as they hoped to, but the Californian fought his way back to take his second Heat win of the week while Nichols recovered from 13th to third.
In the Main Event, the Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing duo got the start they needed with Craig grabbing the holeshot and his teammate slotted right behind him. The Houston 1 winner tried to put on a disappearing act, but Nichols kept him in sight. At around two minutes to go, the Oklahoman made his move as the pair came into some lapped traffic and moved to the front. Craig countered back shortly after, using his strength in the whoops to retake the lead. Hungry for the win, Nichols took back the lead a couple of laps later and this time held onto it all the way to the checkers to end a two-year win drought and score his second career victory in the class.
On January 30, the team begins another Monster Energy AMA Supercross tripleheader at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, with both riders sporting the red plate at Round 4 of the championship.