The 250SX East Coast Championship fight will go all the way to the bitter end in Vegas, as Jeremy Martin creeps closer in points after a podium finish in New Jersey.
Jeremy Martin made the transfer from heat race 1 and kept his eyes on the prize for the main event. Martin had a solid start to his race in the top five and began his charge to the front. Despite his advances and several attempts, Tyler Bowers held back Martin for the majority of the race. With a few laps left Martin finally made the pass stick, but by then it was too late in the race to challenge for second or first. Martin will be heading into the Las Vegas finale needing to gain at least 19 points.
Aaron Plessinger had a night of highs and lows. In a very exciting heat race Plessigner wowed the crowds with great speed and daring passes to snatch the win from Tyler Bowers in the final corners of the race. The momentum of this win would not carry through to the main event however, when Plessinger suffered from a terrible start, relocating him all the way back to 15th place after lap 1. Charging with all his might, Plessinger hurdled his way to the top five by lap 11, and would ultimately finish in the fifth spot. Plessinger heads into the championship showdown in Las Vegas trailing points leader Malcolm Stewart by 14 points.
A lackluster heat race sent Jason Anderson to semi 2 where Anderson wasted no time claiming the lead and winning the race. In the main event, Anderson had a slow start and found himself deep in the top ten. With each lap, Anderson slowly inched his way forward, and would finish 6th place for the evening.
Marvin Musquin has been regaining his pre-injury speed but isn’t at full capacity quite yet. Musquin missed the cut off in his heat race but made the transfer with little problem in semi two. A slow start for Musquin in the main event pushed him mid pack, and Musquin managed to climb his way to a 7th place for the evening.