The 16th round of the 2012 AMA Supercross series, a part of the FIM World Championship will be played this Saturday night at the famous Rice Eccles Stadium of Salt Lake City. The race track at Rice Eccles Stadium is an awesome one and it is expected to deliver a spectacular racing event. While Villopoto is out of the match for knee surgery, a fierce battle is expected to take place for the second and third podium positions.
When Seattle hosted the 14th round of the 2012 AMA Supercross series, it was least expected that it would end up to be so much eventful and full of surprises. The match saw the defending champion, Ryan Villopoto of team Kawasaki getting crashed out early in the match. It also saw Honda’s Andrew Short registering his career’s first ever Supercross victory. Moving south from Seattle with all the action-packed memories from the previous match, we have now reached Salt Lake City for the next race. The 16th round of the 2012 AMA Supercross series which will also be the second-last round of this season, will be held this Saturday night at the famous Rice Eccles Stadium located in the Utah University campus of Salt Lake City. The tickets for the upcoming match are already sold out and it is expected to be another thriller.
It is the eight visit of Supercross to the Rice Eccles Stadium and the most consistent thing about the stadium has been the regular inconsistency of its weather. It is predicted to rain on the race day and if it comes out to be true, then the race track would become very muddy and would pose some serious threats to all the riders. The track will have two sections of whoops, four bowl turns of 180 degrees each and one long sweeper section. The 180 degrees bowl turns will lead to the triples section of the track. Overall, the track is superb and promises to deliver a spectacular racing event.
Riding high on his confidence level, Andrew Short, who surprised the world with his career’s first ever victory in Supercross class, will definitely again try to create some magic at Salt Lake City. However, the disappointing news for the thousands of fans who would gather together at the Rice Eccles Stadium is that Ryan Villopoto, who has already clinched the 2012 AMA Supercross title, will not race in this match and will sit out. During the Seattle match, Villopoto had a bad crash and incurred some serious injuries in his leg. He is scheduled to undergo knee surgery this weekend and will miss out on all the action. We hope that he will recover soon and will make a comeback at Las Vegas for the finals.
In Villopoto’s absence, the most noteworthy happening to observe closely during the match at Salt Lake City would be the fight for the second and third positions of the podium. While Villopoto has already acquired the first position, it is still uncertain that who is going to standing near him in the podium. Both Davi Millsaps and Justin Brayton are expected to get involved in a fierce battle for the podium positions. Salt Lake City is going to witness some high voltage drama this Saturday night. So don’t miss out on the action.