Salt Lake is considered Jake Weimer's hometown race, as he hails from nearby Idaho. Weimer was aggressive all evening and caused Ryan Dungey to go down in the main event after he killed the eventual main event winner's forward momentum in a bowl turn. Dungey's response was a clean and calculated pass in a 90 degree left hand turn before a triple.
Salt Lake City was Dungey's third main event win of the year and came in just his second post-injury race. While many speculated if Dungey would return to Supercross, including himself, the team commented that it is necessary to gain all the information they can for the new bike in race conditions.
The only positive thing that has come out of this injury riddled season is that it has been refreshing to see new faces on the podium of the 450 class nearly every week.
After being a standout amateur racer, Jason Anderson's professional career as been shaky, to say the least. Anderson has been near the front numerous times this season, but until SLC had not been able to hold on until the end. After grabbing the holeshot, the Suzuki racer led the majority of the main event before being passed by Tomac, but that did little to damper his first podium appearance of the year.
Martin Davalos was another racer who had a noteworthy night in Utah. Davalos forced his way by Marvin Musquin and rounded out the podium in the Lites class.
Justin Brayton and Davi Millsaps battled for the lead early in their heat race, with Millsaps earning the spot by tripling onto the tabletop of one rhythm section, a much fast line than Brayton's double-double.
We thought about saying something about Weston Pieck channeling his inner "Rambo," but decided not to. Homeboy is burly.
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, dean wilson
, eli tomac
, jake weimer
, jason anderson
, martin davalos
, ryan dungey
, salt lake city
, West Coast Lites