With the successful completion of the 14th round of the 2012 season of the AMA Supercross Series, a part of the FIM World Championship, at the famous Mercedes-Benz Superdome of New Orleans, Louisiana last Saturday night, the championship now heads back towards the western coast of the country for the next Supercross match. The 15th match of this season will be held at the renowned CenturyLink Field stadium of Seattle next weekend. The up-coming match will also mark the return of the Western Regional Supercross Lites Class Series. With Ryan Villopoto already having captured the 2012 AMA Supercross title during the Houston Supercross match itself, in the Supercross Lites East Series too, Justin Barcia registered his second consecutive title win. Now it would be interesting to see which of the riders will be able to secure the remaining positions in the podium.
Heading back to Seattle, the heart of Washington DC will mean a lot to Villopoto as it is his home ground. He knows the track very well and would be aware of its characteristics as he has been brought up in this particular track. Moving into Seattle, Villopoto retains the leading position in the Supercross standing with 321 points. Behind him is Davi Millsaps of Yamaha racing team with a total of 206 points. Hence, the only competitor to Villopoto in the absence of James Stewart and Kevin Windham is lagging behind by a mammoth gap of 115 points. Well, the only thing Millsaps can hope of achieving in the upcoming Supercross match is to try and lessen the gap. However, with Villopoto riding in his home ground, it seems to be a difficult task especially when he is in such a great form.
Behind Millsaps, there is Honda’s Justin Brayton who has 201 points. With a difference of just 5 points, a fierce battle is expected to take place between them for the second place. While Millsaps will try to retain his position, Brayton will give his 100% to fill the gap and acquire the second position. In the Supercross Lites East standings, GEICO Honda’s Justin Barcia is leading the points table with 185 points. For the second position, there is tie between Darryn Durham of team Kawasaki and Ken Roczen of team Red Bull KTM with both the riders having 143 points each in the points table.
As the series heads back towards west, it would be noteworthy to know the Supercross Lites West standing too. Kawasaki’s Dean Wilson is at the top of the points table with 116 points while Honda’s Eli Tomac is at the second position with 114 points. Honda’s Cole Seely is at third with 101 points.