In his fourth race back since returning from injury, Josh Grant raced his way to a stellar podium finish giving the DNA Energy Drink / Jeff Ward Racing team a second place finish Saturday night at Mercedes-Benz Superdome for round 14 of the 2012 AMA Supercross Season, an FIM World Championship season. After a good start, Grant set a strong pace in second and went on to keep a consistent gap over third. His runner-up effort is his best finish since winning the opening race of the 2009 Supercross season and also signified the inaugural podium finish for the first-year team. His teammate Kyle Chisholm rode to a solid top-10 finish bringing home eighth capping off an excellent weekend for the DNA Energy Drink / Jeff Ward Racing team.
Leading up to the SX Main, Grant finished his SX Group A first qualifying practice eighth fastest with a lap time of 54.329. Chisholm, who was also in SX Group A finished his first qualifying practice ninth fastest with a lap time of 54.399. In the final SX Group A qualifying practice, Chisholm picked up some time and speed finishing the final session seventh quickest with a lap time of 53.763. Grant
finished the final qualifying session 11th quickest with a lap time of 54.476. Those times put Chisholm seventh fastest overall and Grant 11th
fastest overall with both teammates in SX Heat 2. Both riders put together solid Heat races with Grant finishing fifth and Chisholm finishing eighth to solidify two entries in the SX Main for the DNA Energy Drink / Jeff Ward Racing team.
Chisholm’s eighth place finish in the SX Main moves him up one spot to 11th in series points with 129, four points outside of the top-10. With Grant’s second place finish, he moves up three spots to 19th
in series points.
Up next for the DNA Energy Drink / Jeff Ward Racing team is Seattle for round 15 on April 21.