The Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing duo came into the first of three rounds at Lucas Oil Stadium tied at 70 points and sporting red plates on their Yamaha YZ250Fs. Craig got the night off to a good start with his third Heat win of the season, while Nichols charged back to finish .458 of a second behind the Californian. In the Main Event, the Oklahoman grabbed the holeshot with his teammate in tow. Nichols was able to pull away, leading from start to finish with nearly a 10-second margin of victory at the checkered flag.
Getting caught up in lapped traffic, Craig started to lose touch with his teammate but was holding down the runner-up spot. Unfortunately, in the final moments of the race, he and another rider came together with both riders going down. Craig quickly rejoined to cross the line fifth and salvage some points in the championship.
Nichols heads into Round 5 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross 250SX East Championship with an eight-point lead over his teammate. It’s just a short break, however, as the Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing duo return to action on Tuesday, February 2, at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.