Temecula’s Christian Craig won the 250SX class in the American Motorcycle Association Supercross season opener Saturday, Jan. 16, in Houston, Texas. The 250-cc main event was 15 minutes plus one lap. Craig completed 20 laps in 15:49.686 and had a 5.057-second advantage over second-place finisher Austin Forkner, who is from Missouri. Murrieta’s Colt Nichols finished third, 6.065 seconds behind Craig, while Menifee rider Jo Shimoda was the fourth-place finisher and trailed Craig by 19.522 seconds. Menifee's Michael Mosiman took seventh place and was 35.213 seconds slower than Craig. Craig was a Honda rider in 2020 before joining the Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha team for 2021. “For him to win his first Supercross as a Monster Energy rider is really special for Monster and
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