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Yahama Racing – Indy SX Race Recap & Results

A Yamaha YZ450F made the podium of the 2012 AMA Supercross Championship (also an FIM series) for the seventh time this season. Davi Millsaps grabbed his second trophy in a row by finishing in third position in front of almost 60,000 spectators at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for what was round eleven of seventeen.

Millsaps battled with Brett Metcalfe and Mike Alessi behind points leader and defending Champion Ryan Villopoto across what was a tight and slippery course deep in America’s motor racing mecca. The 24 year old was without team-mate James Stewart after the Daytona winner (seven days previously) crashed in practice and appeared to suffer a slight concussion. After consulting with the medical crew at the track and also his team, ‘JS7’ sat out the Last Chance Qualifier and therefore withdrew his first main event of the year.

“There’s nothing really too serious,” said Team Manager Jeremy Albrecht. “He did hit his head and he probably could have rode but we’re just trying to be smart. If it was for a championship maybe that would have been worth it but really we’ve got to come back next week and he just needs to win some races. It’s cool to see Davi get on the podium. Now Davi is fourth and James is still 3rd in the series so we’re not doing too badly. It obviously isn’t the year we wanted with James but we have some won some races and there are still a lot left.”

“I’m very sore and will get checked out when I get back to Florida. Bummed 4 my team and fans. Still trying to put what happen last night together.” Stewart communicated through his twitter account.

“I’m not going to complain,” said Millsaps. “I worked hard and I got up there. Windham went down and that was a bummer because that looked like a hard crash. I just kept pushing, kept pushing and came to a podium spot. So, I’m pretty pumped on it. Metcalfe and I got in a little battle; Alessi and I also. But I came out on the better half and that’s all I care about.”

Stewart is still third in the standings but any realistic chance of the 2012 SX crown is ebbing away with a 69 point gap to Villopoto. Stewart still needs 16 points to overhaul Ryan Dungey (also currently side-lined through injury) to reach second place. Millsaps is now fourth and 26 marks behind.

Round twelve will take place at the Rogers Centre in Toronto for the sole non-American stop on the schedule.

2012 AMA-SX United States

Lucas Oil Stadium 18/03/2012 20 Laps

race I
1 Ryan Villopoto Kawasaki USA 17’30.212
2 Justin Brayton Honda USA 0’04.882
3 David D Millsaps Yamaha USA 0’09.477
4 Brett Metcalfe Suzuki AUS 0’13.762
5 Cole Seely Honda USA 0’15.374
6 Mike Alessi Suzuki USA 0’20.481
7 Marvin Musquin KTM FRA 0’23.109
8 Broc Tickle Kawasaki USA 0’41.812
9 Weston Peick Kawasaki USA 0’52.833
10 Nico Izzi Yamaha USA -1Laps
11 Josh Grant Honda USA -1Laps
12 Justin Sipes Kawasaki USA -1Laps
13 Robert Kiniry Yamaha USA -1Laps
14 Matthew Goerke Suzuki USA -1Laps
15 Jeff Alessi Suzuki USA -1Laps

AMA-SX World Standing

Rider Standings After Race 11 of 17

1. Ryan Villopoto Kawasaki USA 246
2. Ryan Dungey KTM USA 192
3. James Stewart Yamaha USA 177
4. David D Millsaps Yamaha USA 151
5. Kevin Windham Honda USA 146
6. Justin Brayton Honda USA 143
7. Brett Metcalfe Suzuki AUS 142
8. Jake Weimer Kawasaki USA 134
9. Chad Reed Honda AUS 128
10. Mike Alessi Suzuki USA 128
11. Broc Tickle Kawasaki USA 95
12. Kyle Chisholm Kawasaki USA 92
13. Josh Hansen Kawasaki USA 87
14. Nicholas Wey Kawasaki USA 76
15. Andrew Short Honda USA 59
16. Matthew Goerke Suzuki USA 45
18. Robert Kiniry Yamaha USA 40
28. Nico Izzi Yamaha USA 14
34. Ryan Morais Yamaha USA 7
38. Ben Lamay Yamaha USA 2

Circuit Length:
0

Crowd:
59, 872

Weather:
Dry

Last Years Winner:
Ryan Villopoto

Manufacturer Standings

18/03/2012

1 Kawasaki 248
2 KTM 224
3 Honda 221
4 Yamaha 205
5 Suzuki 157