JGRMXs Davi Millsaps led for virtually the entire main event at the ¬Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City for the penultimate round of the AMA SX series but missed out his first victory on the YZ450F after running into backmarkers with two laps remaining. In front of more than 40,000 spectators the 24 year old was unlucky to miss the top step and was pipped to the line by Ryan Dungey.
Millsaps was quick across the layout for the sixteenth race of the campaign and won his heat race as well as setting the quickest time. With a clear goal to try and obtain his maiden triumph in blue and further cement his second position in the SX class standings he grabbed the holeshot and proceeded to show his rivals his rear wheel for most of the 20 lap distance.
Only an error entering the last two circulations provided Dungey with the momentum to snare the 25 points. Millsaps finished second but was able to see Justin Brayton take fourth which provides a seven point cushion going to Las Vegas for the season closer next weekend.
"I know it was close and honestly it was down to traffic, said Millsaps after his fourth podium celebration of 2012. It really sucks because we've all been working so hard to make this happen and we almost had it. But the good news is that, even though the championship hasn't really ever been possible for me, I'm one round away from clinching second, which would be the best me or my team has ever done. So, let's go to Vegas!"
The Sam Boyd Stadium will host the last Supercross meeting of 2012 next Saturday.