ROUND TWO OF MONSTER ENERGY AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYS TO PACKED HOUSE

Toyota/ Yamaha/ JGRMX’s Stewart and Millsaps qualify for main event in Phoenix

 

Phoenix, Arizona, January 15, 2012 – Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona was host to round two of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship this weekend.  49,236 fans packed the stadium and enjoyed a hard-fought battle on a fast – and technical – course, replete with a triple-triple combo section that played a big role in wheel-to-wheel competition and dramatic lead-changes. Racing exclusively onPirelli’s Scorpion MX tires, Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX’s James “Bubba” Stewart and Davi Millsaps came to Phoenix ready to set the winning pace and build on last week’s performance in Anaheim.

Stewart and Millsaps both easily qualified for the main event. Stewart placed first in the first qualifier – his second heat win this season.

Stewart’s performance was all the more amazing as he complained of feeling unwell all day and opted out of the second qualifying practice, which left fans wondering if he would return. After a few challenges early on in the main event, Stewart battled to earn a top-10 position by lap four. On lap seven, he went down in the sand section of the track and lost several places. Stewart fought back to an eighth place finish and Millsaps followed at 13th.

“I rode really good considering how bad I felt all day being sick,” said Stewart. “Once we get our starts right then it will be good. The start and the crash cost me a podium but we were way better than last week and we will only get stronger. I have faith in my team and 15 rounds left.”

Round three of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship will be run January 21st at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Cali.  The event will air on CBS at noon (EST) on Jan. 22nd.

 

POS.

#

Name

Bike

Qualified

Start

Points

1

5

Ryan Dungey

KTM 450 SX-F

8

1

45

2

21

Jake Weimer

Kawasaki KX450F

2

2

38

3

1

Ryan Villopoto

Kawasaki KX450F

10

18

45

4

14

Kevin Windham

Honda CRF450

11

3

31

5

22

Chad Reed

Honda CRF450

13

8

38

6

29

Andrew Short

Honda CRF450R

3

7

29

7

41

Trey Canard

Honda CRF450R

14

5

14

8

7

James Stewart

Yamaha YZ450F

1

13

28

9

24

Brett Metcalfe

Suzuki RM-Z450

12

4

22

10

100

Joshua Hansen

Kawasaki KX450F

7

15

22

11

9

Ivan Tedesco

Kawasaki KX450F

9

17

18

12

11

Kyle Chisholm

Kawasaki KX450F

17

10

16

13

18

David Millsaps

Yamaha YZ450F

6

16

13

14

10

Justin Brayton

Honda CRF450

4

12

25

15

47

Chris Blose

Kawasaki KX450F

18

6

9

16

800

Mike Alessi

Suzuki RM-Z450

5

11

17

17

83

Kyle Partridge

Honda CRF450R

16

14

4

18

32

Thomas Hahn

Honda CRF450R

15

9

4

19

27

Nicholas Wey

Kawasaki KX450F

19

19

2

20

48

Jimmy Albertson

Suzuki RM-Z450

20

 

 

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