It looked as if Justin Barcia was on a roll at Round 2 of Supercross in Houston Tuesday night. Barcia had again won his heat race. When the gate dropped for the main, Chase Sexton had the lead and the holeshot. Barcia found himself mid-pack. Three minutes into the race, Sexton made contact with Adam Cianciarulo in the sand. Sexton lost several positions. Just a few laps later, Sexton made the same mistake in the sand, this time sending him over the bars and out of the race with an injury. Eli Tomac seized the opportunity for the lead and never looked back. Zach Osborne finished less than a second behind Tomac for second.
Over in the 250 East class, Jett Lawrence sailed to his first win. Lawrence also won his heat race. Colt Nichols and Christian Craig rounded out the other two spots on the podium.
Back in the 450 class, infractions for Ken Roczen and several other riders were being reviewed for jumping through a section where red cross flags were being shown on the track after Sexton’s crash. Supercross will race one final time at Houston for Round 3 this weekend.
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