The 15th match of the 2012 AMA Supercross Series, a part of the FIM World Championship was played last Saturday at the famous CenturyLink Field stadium of Seattle. It was a spectacular racing event which ran completely houseful and was witnessed by almost 47,000 fans. The fans of Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto were let down and disappointed when he crashed out of the race during the early moments. However, it was a night to celebrate for team Honda as its rider, Andrew Short, registered his first ever Supercross win of his career. He rode amazingly and delivered a great performance to walk away with the victory.
During the initial moments of the main event at Seattle, Ryan Villopoto had a horrible crash and injured his leg severely. He was then taken out for medications and could not come back to the race. Villopoto’s exit from the race made the first slot empty to be gained by someone else. Honda’s Andrew Short was quick to gain on it. Andrew quickly acquired the Nuclear Cowboyz holeshot award and took the lead in the race. He then concentrated fully on the race and rode superbly to maintain the lead. Riding at a high speed, he never looked back and went on to win the race.
Ken Roczen of team Red Bull KTM was riding behind Andrew and was in a tow to overtake him. Though Roczen came close to Andrew on several occasions, he couldn’t pose any serious threat to him. Roczen finished the race at the well-deserved second position. Jake Weimer, the teammate of Villopoto had a good start to his race and finished third in the race. He secured the final position in the race podium. Weimer’s performance gave team Kawasaki something to cheer about after Villopoto’s ouster from the race.
During the first half of the race, Justin Brayton of team Muscle Milk Honda was riding at the fifth position after Davi Millsaps of team JGR Yamaha. In the second half, Brayton gained amazing speed and looked to be the fastest rider of the race as he overtook Millsaps to acquire the fourth position. While he finished at the fourth spot, Millsaps finished fifth in the race.
Villopoto didn’t have a great start to his race. While he was trying to charge down the track, he lost the balance of his bike and the handle bar hit his gut severely. He immediately crashed down and hurt his leg. Initial reports say that the injury isn’t too severe and hopefully we will be able to see him race at Salt Lake City next Saturday.