Millsaps and Stewart both in reach of podium finish in championship
Houston, Texas, April 2, 2012 – After the only Canadian stop on the tour, the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series made its way to Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas for round 13. For the first time since Indianapolis, Team JGRMX/ Toyota/ Yamaha had both riders, James ‘Bubba’ Stewart and Davi Millsaps competing in front of 48,962 fans. The duo rode on the Scorpion MX family of tires and looked strong in the qualifying heats.
Millsaps continued his hot streak and placed third in his qualifying heat. Stewart came blazing out of the gate and won his, transferring both riders easily into the main event. In the main event, Millsaps led through the first turn with Stewart mid-pack. By the end of the first lap, Millsaps found himself unchallenged in second place as Stewart continued working his way to the front. A hard crash on lap seven ended the night for Stewart, but Millsaps held on to claim his third podium in four races.
Josh Whitmire, Pirelli North America OffRoad Manager commented, “This season has shown us several ups and downs, but we’re pleased that our championship position remains strong. Each tire within the Scorpion MX family has contributed a podium position, showing a diversity of the products’ performance.” Millsaps’ win has propelled him to third in series points, just one point shy of second place. Stewart is currently in fifth overall with 178.
Round 14 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship will be held April 14 at the Superdome in New Orleans, La. The event will be broadcast the following day on CBS. Air times will vary by region, starting at 1:00 p.m. (EST); check local listings.
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