The second set of practice sessions for the second round of East Coast racing just concluded inside the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. Just like the first round of practice, San Manuel/Yamaha’s James Stewart posted the quickest lap in the Supercross class, while Houston SX winner Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Christophe Pourcel once again turned in the quickest time in the Lites class. As for the defending Supercross Class Champion Rockstar/Makita/Suzuki’s Chad Reed, he was second quickest--only less than a second off Stewart’s best time. Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto completed the top three in the SX class.
Second and third in the Lites class went to Pourcel’s teammate Austin Stroupe--he was one second off Pourcel’s best--and Muscle Milk/MDK/KTM’s Martin Davalos. Another rider who made news in practice was Geico Powersports/Honda’s Brett Metcalfe who crashed hard in the first session and didn’t return for the second. Jagermeister/KTM’s Josh Summey also went down hard in the second session, but word from his mechanic is that he’s ok, but just a little sore. He should be racing tonight.
Tonight’s race will be televised live on Speed TV tonight beginning at 7:30 PM Eastern time. Don’t forget to watch!