The 2012 AMA Supercross series has been declared to be a highly successful event which got conducted very well and received amazing response from the fans. Almost all the events ran completely houseful with their tickets getting sold out completely weeks in advance. It was an exciting series with loads of exceptional moments happening throughout the winters to the springs.
Saturday, the 5th of May, 2012 saw the concluding match of the 2012 AMA Supercross series, a part of the FIM World Championship. The season was organized by the Feld Motor sports Company and it has done its job pretty well. The organizing committee of the Lucas Oil Pro MX Championship, Alli Sports and MX Sports Pro Racing, congratulated Feld Motor ports on the completion of a highly successful season of AMA Supercross series this year. The entire season has been a hit which saw several exciting and exceptional actions on the race track right form the winters in January to the springs in May. The season had a successful completion in the finale as well which was played last weekend at the famous Sam Boyd Stadium of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ryan Villopoto of team Monster Energy Kawasaki acquired the premier Supercross title for the second consecutive time after winning the 2011 title. Having done this, Villopoto became the fifth rider in the history of Supercross to achieve this. He set another record by winning the championship title with four matches still left in the season. He became the first rider to do so. He came into this season as the defending champion and he retained his title with some handsome performance. But unfortunately, shortly after defending his title, he suffered a bad crash in the next match itself at Seattle. The crash gave him a season-ending knee injury and he didn’t race in the remaining matches. What’s even more disappointing is that he won’t even be able to defend his Motocross Title in the 2012 World Motocross Championship.
In Villopoto’s absence, what kept us engaged were some spectacular performances from the 2010 Lucas Oil Motocross Champion, Ryan Dungey of team Red Bull KTM, Davi Millsaps of team Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX Justin Brayton of team Honda Muscle Milk, Jake Weimer of team Monster Energy Kawasaki, etc. In the SX Lites East Class series too, GEICO Honda’s Justin Barcia won his second straight championship title while in the SX Lites East Class series, Barcia’s teammate, Eli Tomac seemed dominating throughout the entire series and finally walked away with the victory. We can say that all the three departments of the Supercross series were equally exciting and full of thrills and nail-biting moments.
Even the Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout match wasn’t in any way manner less than the others. The match saw the top riders of both the East and West SX Lites class categories come together to race in a same match. GEICO Honda’s Justin Barcia won that match and that was seriously a threat to watch. We will now look forward to the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship which will kick off on 19th May, 2012 at Sacramento, California and also the 2012 Hangtown Motocross Classic tournament.