In a short turnaround, the Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing duo didn’t seem phased by the two days off between Rounds 4 and 5. Both Nichols and Craig started the night by each grabbing their own heat race wins. As the gate dropped for the Main Event, Nichols and Craig filed in to second and third.
They both rode patiently and let the race come to them, with Nichols taking over the lead just before halfway mark on Lap 8. He immediately turned up the heat and extended the gap over second place. Craig made the pass for second on Lap 12 and tried to reel in his teammate but was running out of time and had to work his way through lapped traffic. When the checkered flag dropped, Nichols crossed the line with a 5.7-second margin of victory.
Nichols and Craig will get a few days off before lining up for the final round inside Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday, February 6 for Round 6. The Monster Energy AMA Supercross 250SX East Championship has two more rounds before the West Coast takes over.