The ninth match of this season of the AMA Supercross series, a part of the FIM World Championship, was held at the famed Edward Jones Dome of St. Louis last weekend. The match was a houseful event and was enjoyed by more than 60,000 fans. Justin Barcia of GEICO Honda racing team again made it a memorable night for his entire team and supporters. At St. Louis, it was also the third match of this season of the Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class series and yet again, Justin Barcia walked away victorious. It’s Barcia’s third consecutive win in this series so far and he seems to be completely unbeatable. He now resides well at the top of the points table with a healthy lead of 18 points.
As the gates for the third match of the Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class series dropped, Justin Barcia kicked off the main event with an amazing start. He quickly gained the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot reward in no time for the second consecutive time in this series. Ken Roczen of Red Bull KTM racing team was riding just behind him and was towing on him. The ace rider of GEICO Honda racing team, Justin Bogle, was following Roczen at the third position.
While Barcia was trying hard to strengthen his lead, Justin Bogle was stalking on Roczen in the following laps. While Bogle was trying hard to give a tough battle to Roczen, he suffered a bad crash while trying to set up his move against Roczen. The crash made Bogle lose several positions and eventually Blake Wharton of Rockstar Energy Racing Suzuki racing team overtook him to secure the third position. Bogle also lost the fourth position to the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki racing team’s ace rider Darryn Durham.
Both Wharton and Durham managed to finish the race at the third and fourth spot without losing any further positions from there on. In spite of getting an amazing start, Justin Bogle was forced to finish the race at the fifth position. Ken Roczen finished the race at the second position which is also his season best so far.
“It was really amazing to acquire the holeshot award so quickly tonight,” quoted Barcia. “The dirt at the race track of St. Louis is very nice. The quality of the soil was incredible as it never became slippery during the entire course of the match. I am excited and really looking forward to deliver some great performance at the next match too.”