The 2019 Eastern Regional 250SX Champ, Chase Sexton, was originally slated in to contest the 250SX Western Regional Championship before moving up to the Factory HRC 450 for the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, but plans can quickly change in Supercross. It now looks like the GEICO / Honda rider will be running the 1E for his team after all.

Yesterday, Chase broke his collarbone play riding on a pit bike and today he had successful surgery to repair the break. “East Coast it is,” Chase said from Instagram. “Unfortunately, I had a mishap on Sunday riding 110s that led me to me breaking my collarbone. This feels like deja vu to last year but I’ve already gotten surgery to fix it and we are on the mend now! Off the bike for 3 weeks and then back at it trying to defend the #1E this year!”

This is a perfect example of why some teams do not officially announce who is riding the 250 East or West until the week leading up to Anaheim 1. If you tell them all to prepare like they’re racing A1, they’re all ready to go if something like this happens. The GEICO team is a deep squad so they will have no issue with filling Chase’s spot at A1. We wish Chase a speedy recovery and we’ll see him at round 1 of the 250 east.


Dan Lamb is a 12+ year journalist and the owner of MotoXAddicts.