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Yamaha Racings’ SX Race Recap & Results – Houston

JGRMX’s Davi Millsaps posted his best result of the 2012 AMA Supercross series (also an FIM World Championship) when he secured second position at the thirteenth round of seventeen at the Reliant Stadium in Houston.

Millsaps guided his YZ450F to yet another holeshot in front of almost 49,000 spectators and although he was powerless to prevent champion Ryan Villopoto surging ahead on the first lap he settled into a rhythm to finish over four seconds ahead of Jake Weimer. The 24 year old’s latest piece of silverware represents Yamaha’s eighth top three finish of the campaign.

“My starts have been on point and I think that makes a huge difference in this game,” he said. “It’s nice going into the break to know that I’m moving up in the points like this and I just want to keep it up heading into the outdoors.”

Millsaps has now pushed up to third in the 2012 standings ahead of team-mate James Stewart. The former champion made a late return to the fold in Texas after recovering sufficiently from his heat race crash at Indianapolis. Stewart entered the Main Event but a poor start and then a fall after landing heavily on a table-top jump forced his withdrawal. “It was a big get-off but somehow I don’t have a scratch on me,” he was able to write on his Twitter account afterwards.

Villopoto successfully defended his crown at Houston but with Ryan Dungey absent through injury Millsaps has a fantastic chance to seal the runner-up position in the 2012 contest as he sits just one point behind the 2010 number one. Stewart is fifth and thirteen points adrift of third.

Just four rounds remain in the championship and for the first time this year the teams and riders will enjoy a free weekend. Round fourteen takes place on Saturday April 14th at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

2012 AMA-SX United States

Reliant Stadium 01/04/2012 20 Laps

race I
1 Ryan Villopoto Kawasaki USA 15’50.046
2 David D Millsaps Yamaha USA 0’04.853
3 Jake Weimer Kawasaki USA 0’09.075
4 Mike Alessi Suzuki USA 0’19.782
5 Justin Brayton Honda USA 0’23.331
6 Robert Kiniry Yamaha USA 0’25.655
7 Broc Tickle Kawasaki USA 0’26.429
8 Nico Izzi Yamaha USA 0’40.386
9 Weston Peick Kawasaki USA 0’43.446
10 Josh Grant Honda USA 0’46.317
11 Kyle Chisholm Kawasaki USA 0’50.462
12 Brett Metcalfe Suzuki AUS -1Laps
13 Wil Hahn Honda USA -1Laps
14 Kyle Regal Kawasaki USA -1Laps
15 Matthew Goerke Suzuki USA -1Laps
20 James Stewart Yamaha USA -14Laps

AMA-SX World Standing

Rider Standings After Race 13 of 17

1. Ryan Villopoto Kawasaki USA 296
2. Ryan Dungey KTM USA 192
3. David D Millsaps Yamaha USA 191
4. Justin Brayton Honda USA 181
5. James Stewart Yamaha USA 178
6. Jake Weimer Kawasaki USA 170
7. Kevin Windham Honda USA 166
8. Mike Alessi Suzuki USA 154
9. Brett Metcalfe Suzuki AUS 154
10. Chad Reed Honda AUS 128
11. Broc Tickle Kawasaki USA 122
12. Kyle Chisholm Kawasaki USA 116
13. Josh Hansen Kawasaki USA 89
14. Nicholas Wey Kawasaki USA 76
15. Robert Kiniry Yamaha USA 67
16. Marvin Musquin KTM FRA 59
23. Nico Izzi Yamaha USA 29
35. Ryan Morais Yamaha USA 7
41. Ben Lamay Yamaha USA 2

Circuit Length:

48, 962


Lap Record:
(James Stewart, 01/01/2005)

Last Years Winner:
Trey Canard

Manufacturer Standings


1 Kawasaki 298
2 Honda 259
3 Yamaha 245
4 KTM 239
5 Suzuki 183