Monday Kickstart – Seattle SX 2012

The 15th round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series has came and went, and here’s what went down in Seattle, Washington.

Photos by Jeff Kardas and Jordan Powell
Words by Michael Antonovich and Jordan Powell

Thor created these, uh, interesting Ryan Villopoto masks for his hometown race.
Weeks off the bike after a shoulder separation made Ryan Sipes' win in Seattle that much sweeter. As Eli Tomac and Dean Wilson battled for the runner up spot, Sipes motored away to an uncontested win.
Sipes' mechanic, Scott Adkins, was just as thrilled with the victory as his rider was.
By now you are well aware of Andrew Short's victory, the first of Supercross main event win of his career. Short led from the start, as he edged Ryan Dungey for the holeshot and held off Ken Roczen's numerous attempts to overtake the position. The win comes in the midst of a turbulent time for the team, as the have recently lost their title sponsor and Short comes off of injury. The team was pitted under the Factory Honda awning and wore Fly Racing crew shirts instead of custom printed garb.
No caption is needed, this photo sums up Short's emotions perfectly.