Being able to race the final five rounds of 250SX East was unexpected for Colt Nichols, who missed the start of 2020 Monster Energy Supercross with a shoulder injury. Things did not quite exactly end on the same positive note, however, as a collision with Chase Sexton in the heat race at the finale left him nursing an injured hand. Although Nichols did remount and cruise to the line, therefore securing a transfer position, he was unable to race in the main.
“The day was going well and then I got together with Chase [Sexton] in the heat race. I just misjudged how close he actually was to me and he was already committed to what he was doing. He ended up landing on my hand and got me a little beat up. I’m going to get it checked out and hopefully will be all good.”
The most interesting point from the quote, which was released via Yamaha Racing, is that Nichols seems to take full responsibility for the incident, which has divided fans online. Nichols will not get checked out until he returns home to Oklahoma. If the damage to his hand is not too serious, he has a little less than a month to prepare for round one of 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross. That is going to be held in Indiana on July 18.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Feld Entertainment