Chase Sexton crashes hard in the 2021 Houston 2 450SX race. He currently plans to compete in Saturday's Houston 3 round.

Chase Sexton to Miss Houston 3 After Shoulder Injury in Round 2 Crash

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After a hard crash after the sand pit turn in the 450SX Monster Energy AMA Supercross Main Event at Houston 2, Chase Sexton has elected to miss the third round in NRG Stadium.

“It kills me to say I won’t be lining up Saturday for the 3rd round of Supercross due to my crash Tuesday night,” Sexton shared on social media for his announcement.

Sexton put on an unbelievable performance in Houston 2. The rookie grabbed the holeshot early and led the opening six laps. When racing through the sand pit for the seventh time, the front tire started sliding out. When the front tire regained grip on the first jump, it sent Sexton over the handlebars, landing on his right shoulder.

The Team Honda HRC rider announced he would fly home to Florida for an MRI in hopes to compete again in Indianapolis.

“I’ve been having problems with my right shoulder being weak,” he continued, “and limited range of motion. Getting (an) MRI done tomorrow back in Florida to see if there is any damage done internally. Hoping to be back next weekend at 100% for Indianapolis. Thank you for the support.”

Currently, Sexton is battling Monster Energy / Star Racing / Yamaha rider Dylan Ferrandis for the 2021 AMA Supercross Rookie of the Year honors. While it is early in the season, Ferrandis’ runner-up finish Tuesday night gives him a strong early edge to the start of the year.

Justin Schuoler
Justin’s experience starts back in the mid-90s racing dirt bikes and ATVs. He won a local championship in 1999, and competed in multiple endurance grand prix races across Southern California. In 2015, he shifted from two wheels to four wheels, winning his first sprint kart race and finishing second in that championship. Now he works as a race official with that very club while working on making a comeback to the track. Simultaneously, his journalism career began with NASCAR and Supercross. First started with Speedway Media, he now works as the web developer and tech manager for Kickin’ the Tires. He met his significant other at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and after he and Rachel married in 2018, they together have covered west coast races in karting, Supercross, NASCAR, drag racing, dirt racing, World of Outlaws, and even a visit to his original motocross club.

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