Yoshimura Racing News
Chino, Calif. – May 3, 2010 – The Supercross series went to Salt Lake City, Utah, this weekend and Yoshimura took two spots on the podium with impressive finishes by teammates Davi Millsaps and Andrew Short. The rain came down just as the gate dropped for the main events, and with rain earlier in the day, the track quickly became muddy and sticky. That didn’t stop the power of the Yoshimura riders on Saturday night, though, and with the fans cheering on Millsaps and Short, as well as the newly crowned 2010 AMA/FIM Supercross Champion Ryan Dungey, the Yoshimura riders put on a great display of racing talent with their powerful bikes.
There was only one practice for the riders in order to preserve the track, and after several crashes in a particularly rough whoop section, the whoops were rounded out to make it safer in the rain. Millsaps was triumphant in his heat race, which is his seventh heat race win of the season. Andrew Short took second place in the heat on his Yoshimura-powered CFR450 and had the second fastest lap time of 48.667. Ryan Dungey took fourth place in heat two on his RM-Z450, putting in his fastest lap time of 49.536. Things looked good for Yoshimura racing going into the main event.
As the night progressed, the track got messy quickly as the rain came down, so the main event was cut from 20 to 15 laps due to the weather. Millsaps shot out of the gate almost effortlessly thanks to his RS-4 powered CFR450, narrowly missing the holeshot. He battled for half of the first lap, swapping first and second place several times until he was cutoff in a turn. Millsaps maintained second place for the entire race, bringing home a spectacular podium finish for Yoshimura. Andrew Short has rebounded nicely after being out for the majority of the season, and he moved his way up from a seventh-place start and grabbed third place in lap 12 and held onto it for the final podium spot. Ryan Dungey played it cool for most of the race, riding carefully and calculated on the sloppy track. After clinching the 2010 AMA/FIM Supercross Championship last weekend in Seattle, Dungey wrangled in a fourth-place finish, leading to a two-three-four finish for Yoshimura at Rice-Eccles stadium.
Racing conditions seem to go from bad to worse on the Supercross circuit lately but Yoshimura riders have come through week after week for a successful 2010 season thanks to all the power they have on tap. The 2010 AMA/FIM Supercross series comes to a close next weekend, May 8, at Las Vegas.
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