MXA MINI-VIEW: CHASE SEXTON

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Chase Sexton is an amateur rider who is preparing to move up to the Pro ranks. He is signed with Geico Honda and is under the tutelage of Christian Craig. Chase already has many Amateur titles under his belt. For 2016, Chase already has won 14 AMA sanctioned amateur races and has placed in the top five three our of four tries in the Arenacross class. This interview was taken at the end of the California Classic.

How did the California Classic go for you? It was pretty good. The first day was pretty rough, but on Saturday I got two wins. Sunday I was able to get second place and win the overall in the 250 Pro championship.

How many times have you raced the California Classic? This is my first time. The track is awesome out there.

Weren’t you riding Yamaha last year? I made the jump over to Honda last year. It is a pretty awesome bike and I cannot thank the whole team enough.

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What is your connection to Christian Craig? Christian Craig has been helping me out a lot with my riding. I stayed over at his place last summer. I just started training with John Wesley, who is Christian’s trainer. He has been helping me out a lot.

Any plans for the remainder of the year? For now I’m going to race some AMA area qualifiers. I plan to race the last three Outdoor National’s races, but we are still working on the details.

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