Denver returned to the circuit for the first time in twenty-three years. The day got off to a cold start as snow began to fall in practice. After back-to-back wins, Ferrandis took a third-place finish in his qualifying heat, then finished second in the main. Nichols won his heat race, then took a third in the main – joining Ferrandis on the podium.
Nichols was the second fastest qualifier. His best time of 43.778 was just milliseconds off pole. Dylan Ferrandis had the next fastest time; making him the third overall qualifier.
Heat Race 1:
Nichols started out in third but got straight into the lead. He led every lap of the race and took the win.
Heat Race 2:
Ferrandis was fourth out of the gate. He then charged into second. He made a mistake and lost a position. Nearing the end of the race, Ferrandis was hot on the tail of second. During the last two laps he had a few attempts to make a pass but ran out of time; finishing in third
Ferrandis was seventh off the start and Nichols was twelfth. As the field settled on the first lap, Ferrandis moved into fifth and Nichols sixth. The two Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamahas progressively moved through the field. As the checkered flag came out, Ferrandis crossed the finish line in second and Nichols was third.
Dylan Ferrandis will go into the final round eight points off the lead. Colt Nichols is next in the rankings – lying third in the Championship.
The series will take a break, for the Easter Weekend, and return for the Eastern Region’s penultimate round in New Jersey, on April 27, 2019.