(San Diego, CA) - After a week off, it was time to get back to racing; Houston, one of the only two remaining original markets from the 1974 championship series, hosted the 13th round of Supercross Saturday night. It was an exciting night of racing with a couple of pile ups in the first few turns through out the night and monster whoops, that proved a challenge to several riders.
Rockstar Energy Racing and ONE Industries sponsored rider Blake Wharton took home his first 250 Main event win of the season in front of his hometown crowd of Houston, TX. In his heat race, Wharton got a good start and transferred to the main easily with a third place finish. In the 250 main, Wharton avoided the multi rider crash in the first turn, emerging second. He quickly moved in to first and a battle would soon ensue between Wharton and Musquin for the lead. Wharton was fired up and rode aggressively, shutting the door on Musquin’s attempts to overtake him. The two were dicing back and forth until Musquin made a mistake, giving Wharton some breathing room out front. Later in the race, Wharton was able to hold off Will Hahn’s challenges and take the checkered flag for the win. Wharton remains in third overall in the 250 East class.
Wharton’s Rockstar Energy Racing teammate and ONE Industries sponsored rider Davi Millsaps looked strong all day in practice. Millsaps got caught in the pile up on the second corner of his heat race, leaving him buried in the back of the pack. Despite these early troubles, he was able to charge his way up through the field. Millsaps was very impressive through the huge whoops, using his height to his advantage, picking off several riders at a time. He ended his heat race with a fourth place finish. In the 450 main event, Millsaps did not get the start he was looking for and found himself in the middle of the pack after the first lap. Millsaps rode well, moving up a few positions, ending his night in fifth. He maintains second place in the overall 450 championship points.
JGR Yamaha and ONE Indstries’ Justin Brayton had a great day of qualifying, coming in to the heat races seventh. He was the fastest rider early on through the massive whoops before they got broken down as the night went on. Brayton transferred to the 450 Main with a sixth place finish in his heat race. In the main event Brayton was seventh after lap one. He put in a solid ride, maintaining his position and finishing up sixth. Brayton remains ninth overall in the championship.
Next weekend, the series heads to the Metrodome in Minneapolis, MN.
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