What Really Happened: Salt Lake SX
West champ, almost win for JGR, KTM 2x and TLD DNS
What Really Happened: Salt Lake City Supercross
Monster Energy Supercross Series 2012
As the series winds down with only the finals left to take place, the misfortune on the track continues to haunt a few teams. First off, the final series title yet to be claimed, the Lites Western Region title, was put to rest in Utah. When Dean Wilson went down hard in the whoops while trying to chase down Geico Honda’s Eli Tomac, the title chase was over. Tomac won the title and a clean sweep on both coasts in the Lites for the Factory Connection team.
With no titles to be determined heading into the Vegas round, maybe it will be a big old party for both racers and fans. Racers will still need to race for non-title position in their respective class, yet the only title of the night left to be determined will be the East/West Shootout. Here #1 Geico Honda of Justin Barcia will go heads up with #1 Geico Honda of Tomac.
The big boys had a nice night in Salt Lake as well. With the field kind of open, it leaves the door ajar for possible new winners in the Supercross/450 class. For 19 laps it looked like we were going to have another first-time winner, Davi Millsaps, yet his program fell apart on the last lap and he allowed A-Team rider, KTM’s Ryan Dungey, to peel away a nearly 3-second gap to take his second win of the year for the pumpkin crew.
And just when you figured the carnage on the track would start to subside, it continued to rear its head. In fact it took out the entire TLD team with both Cole Seely and Travis Baker unable to compete in the night program. Baker knocked his head and sat out, while Seely was a little more serious and had to take a trip to the hospital. TLD released word that he did not need surgery (yet) for a lower abdominal injury.
Monster Energy Pro Circuit’s Dean Wilson had two bad weekends in a row and had to concede and congratulate Tomac for the title. His crash looked nasty but he was able to walk away sore from the night but bummed he let the title slip away.
On a side note—we just go word that some thug or a group of thugs broke into Grant Langston’s race shop and stole their tractor that hauls their race team trailer. If you have any information regarding the location of the rig please call the team’s race shop 951. 471.8205 as well as the Perris Police Department 951.210.1000.
Vegas is sold out despite the fact there are no championship titles to contend. This can be good and bad for the racers since there is no real pressure, yet some will want to just get through the night injury-free, especially if they will be going on to contest the Outdoor Championship that kicks off at Hangtown in just a few weeks.
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