Monday Kickstart – Houston SX 2012

Crashes, heated emotions, historical milestones, and some of the best heads up racing any of us have seen in recent memory helped solidify Houston as one of the more memorable races, even if the 450 main event was less than riveting. Most importantly, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto wrapped up the 2012 AMA Supercross Championship four rounds early…yep, four rounds early. He is Falken stoked. In other, less awesome news, both Kevin Windham and James Stewart stacked it up in Houston, but not before putting on a show in their heat race. Windham may be done for the season, but Stewart tweeted that he is scrape-free today and doing better. What else? Scroll down, yo.

Possible little known fact: Houston SX is only one of two cities that were on the original schedule the inaugural Supercross series in 1974. Daytona is the only other venue still on the schedule today, and both have been on the schedule every year since.

 

With warm, humid temperatures, Reliant Stadium offered one of the few actual “Pit Party” areas of the East Coast Series. Everyone seemed to have a pretty Falken awesome time.

 

There is no shortage of space at Reliant Stadium. With adjoining Reliant Park, huge parking lots, and the Houston Texans practice and training facility, the Stadium offers plenty of real estate for the traveling Supercross circus to set up shop.