As the famous Mercedes-Benz Superdome of New Orleans, Louisiana gets ready to host the 14th match of the 2012 AMA Supercross series this upcoming Saturday, the eastern regional Supercross Lites Class series is expected to deliver another cracker of a match. The top contenders of the title viz. Justin Barcia, Ken Roczen, Blake Wharton and Blake Baggett are expected to rise up the temperature at New Orleans with their performances.
The famous Reliant stadium of Houston hosted the thirteenth match of the 2012 AMA Supercross series, a part of the FIM World Championship last Saturday. It was a cracker of a match and went down as it was expected to be. The event ran completely houseful and the dirt bike race was witnessed by thousands of fans. In the eastern Regional Supercros Lites Class series, the fans were overwhelmed by a high voltage drama which saw Ken Roczen of team Red Bull KTM snatch away the victory from the mouth of GEICO Honda’s Justin Barcia right at the final moments of the race. As the series heads to New Orleans, another similar fight is again expected to take place on upcoming Saturday too.
The 14th match of the 2012 AMA Supercross series will be held at the renowned Mercedes-Benz Superdome of New Orleans, Louisiana this coming weekend and the expectations are high form this match too. In the eastern regional Supercross Lites Class match, though Justin Barcia seems to be the favorite, but Ken Roczen and Blake Wharton will definitely try their level best to turn thing s upside down. With the kind of performances the top riders are delivering in the past few matches, it will be very hard to predict the winner in the upcoming match too.
At Houston too, Justin Barcia seemed to register another win and was cruising towards victory just as soon as the gates for the main event dropped. By virtue of his awesome start to the match, Barcia was able to gather some momentum. The only threat that Barcia had was in the form of Ken Roczen who was on that particular day riding exceptionally well. Roczen acquired the Nuclear Cowboys Holeshot award in a flash and was in the leading position in the first lap. Barcia, who was behind Roczen initially, overtook him in the second lap and then went on to maintain the lead till the last lap.
Term it Barcia’s bad luck or whatsoever, Barcia got himself entangled in the final lap with another rider in the race track and immediately crashed to the ground. Gaining on this opportunity, Roczen took the lead and went on to score his first victory in this season. Let’s see whether Roczen again runs lucky at New Orleans too. Meanwhile, Blake Wharton of team Suzuki and Blake Baggett of Kawasaki racing team who were unfortunate to miss out on their chances to capture a victory at Houston, will try to bounce back at New Orleans and deliver some scintillating performance.
Don’t forget to catch the action LIVE from New Orleans on SPEED TV channel. The telecast will commence from 7 P.M. this Saturday evening.