With his second win of the 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium, Rockstar Energy Racing’s Davi Millsaps brings a 19-point lead into Arlington’s Cowboys Stadium this Saturday night. This weekend also kicks off the Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship. This weekend’s race will be broadcast live on SPEED beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. CT.
During last weekend’s 450SX Class Main Event in San Diego, Millsaps jumped out to an early lead with the Nuclear Cowboyz® Holeshot Award, leading Dodge/Sycuan Casino/RCH Racing Suzuki’s Broc Tickle and TwoTwo Motorsports’ Chad Reed through turn one. Millsaps successfully held onto the lead the entire race and extended his points lead.
“What can I say, when you’re able to pull the holeshot and ride 20 clean laps you make life a lot easier on yourself,” commented Millsaps, who has now won multiple races in a season for the second time in his career. “It’s been a great start to the season and everyone is working hard to make this happen. You have to be there every week in order to have a chance to win this thing (the championship), and we’re doing our best to keep it out front.”
Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Barcia followed Millsaps across the line in the runner-up position, while Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey, who earned his first win of the season at the third stop in Anaheim, finished third. Two-time defending 450SX Class Champion Ryan Villopoto struggled in the Main Event and finished sixth overall.
At last year’s 450SX Class Main Event in Arlington, Villopoto captured his third win of the season, while eventual Eastern Regional 250SX Class Champion Barcia earned his first win of the season.
Since Monster Energy Supercross first debuted at Cowboys Stadium in 2010, an average of 51,500 fans have packed the stadium each year to watch their favorite riders battle for the top spot. 2013 will be the 33rd time the gates will drop for a 450SX Class race in the Dallas/Fort-Worth area. It will also be the 28th time the riders will line up at the starting gate for an Eastern Regional 250SX Class race.
Monster Energy Supercross has a storied history in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with the first-ever supercross race being held in Dallas on March 1, 1975, just a year after the sport’s beginning. From 1983-2008, Texas Stadium hosted 26-consecutive Monster Energy Supercross races and is regarded as one of the sport’s most historical cities having hosted.
Monster Energy Supercross continues next weekend, from Arlington, Texas. The annual stop inside Cowboys Stadium will mark the beginning of the Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship and the seventh race for the 450SX Class. The action begins next Saturday, February 16, at 8:30 p.m. ET. SPEED will provide live coverage of the race at 8:30 p.m. ET.