The 14th match of the 2012 AMA Supercross series was played last Saturday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome of New Orleans. Ryan Villopoto of team Kawasaki, who has already captured the 2012 Supercross title, had a smooth run at New Orleans and registered his ninth win of this season. Kevin Windham, in spite of being injured, appeared at the track for his fans and rode only for few laps. Josh Grant of Jeff Ward Racing Kawasaki finished second while Justin Brayton of Honda Muscle Milk finished third in the race.
Team Kawasaki’s ace rider, Ryan Villopoto captured the 2012 AMA Supercross title much before coming into New Orleans for the 14th round of this season of the AMA Supercross series. Last Saturday night, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome of New Orleans was the venue for the fourth last Supercross match of this season. In the absence of James Stewart and Kevin Windham, it was speculated that the match at New Orleans would an easy affair for Villopoto and he will once again ride to the victory without any tough battle or much hard work. Though Villopoto registered a victory at New Orleans Supercross too, the race wasn’t an easy picking for Villopoto as he faced some tough challenges from some other riders.
During the first timed qualifying round, Nico Izzi of team Rockstar Energy Yamaha showed some great skills and rode with great speed. Though he was overtaken by some fast laps of Villopoto, he was delivered some flyer laps to top the timing charts. However, in the second qualifier, Villopoto fought back and delivered some extremely fast laps to top the timing charts again. Kevin Windham who was out in the last match because some injuries was seen trying hard to make a comeback to the series. Though he was not fully fit for the race, he appeared just for the sake of his fans. He could race only for few laps and then sat out for the remaining portion of the race.
Meanwhile, on account of a great start to his main event, Ryan Villopoto looked dominating throughout the entire race. He rode with great speed and delivered some high flyer laps. He was completely untouchable in the race track and none of the riders could pose any threat to him. No one even could come closer to him during the entire main event. Villopoto then went on to acquire a smooth victory register his ninth win of this season. Josh Grant of Jeff Ward Racing Kawasaki was the one who could manage to keep up with Villopoto and finished second in the race. The final position of the podium was secured by Justin Brayton of team Honda Muscle Milk.
After his win, Villopoto quoted,” The track tonight was a bit tough and it was somewhat breaking down. Delivering fast laps weren’t easy and I had to maintain my full focus to deliver smooth laps. Acquiring the holeshot meant a lot as it gave me a perfect start to the main event. It was my third holeshot of this season.”