As the series winds down with only the finals left to take place, the misfortune on the track continues to haunt a few teams. First off, the final series title yet to be claimed, the Lites Western Region title, was put to rest in Utah. When Dean Wilson went down hard in the whoops while trying to chase down Geico Honda’s Eli Tomac, the title chase was over. Tomac won the title and a clean sweep on both coasts in the Lites for the Factory Connection team.
With no titles to be determined heading into the Vegas round, maybe it will be a big old party for both racers and fans. Racers will still need to race for non-title position in their respective class, yet the only title of the night left to be determined will be the East/West Shootout. Here #1 Geico Honda of Justin Barcia will go heads up with #1 Geico Honda of Tomac.
The big boys had a nice night in Salt Lake as well. With the field kind of open, it leaves the door ajar for possible new winners in the Supercross/450 class. For 19 laps it looked like we were going to have another first-time winner, Davi Millsaps, yet his program fell apart on the last lap and he allowed A-Team rider, KTM’s Ryan Dungey, to peel away a nearly 3-second gap to take his second win of the year for the pumpkin crew.
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