Last Saturday night, the renowned Sam Boyd Stadium of Las Vegas, Nevada, played host to the final match of the 2012 AMA Supercross Series, a part of the FIM World Championship. Similar to the 16 dirt bike races held so far in this season, the finale too was hosted successfully and received a grand welcome from the dirt bike racing fans. The stadium ran houseful and had an electrifying scenario jam-packed with thousands of fans. In the main event of the finale of the 2012 Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class Series, GEICO Honda’s Justin Barcia registered a thrilling win and mesmerized the fans with his perfection and amazing racing skills. Barcia is also the winner of the 2012 SX Lites East Class title. Team Muscle Milk Honda recently announced that Barcia will join their team next year and will make his debut on the factory 450 bike in the upcoming 2012 Monster Energy Cup which will commence from 20th October, 2012 in Sin City.
In the main event, Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen took off to a flyer start and grabbed the final Nuclear Cowboyz holeshot award of this season. Roczen and Blake Baggett of team Monster Pro Circuit Kawasaki were leading the match in the first few laps. Barcia was victorious in his heat race but didn’t have an amazing start in the main event and was lagging behind initially. Barcia soon closed in swiftly on Roczen and Baggett and posed great threat to them. There were several occasions where Barcia came too close to Roczen to go pass him but didn’t just that his day on the race track at that moment. The only rider who was out of vicinity was Darryn Durham who had a crash during his practice session and had to sit out due to injuries.
As the match went ahead and several laps went by, Barcia began to gain back his rhythm and momentum. He then went on to deliver his fastest lap on that particular night with amazing lap timings. When the checkered flag was just 10 laps away from the Red Bull KTM rider, Barcia gained amazing speed and delivered some flyer moves to go pass him and gain the lead in the match. It was an amazing show of racing talents and skills from the GEICO Honda rider. After gaining the lead, Barcia didn’t look back as he was in search of this particular moment the entire night. He then went on to acquire the checkers while Roczen finished second in the race. Blake Baggett secured the final podium position with a third spot finishing.