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Yamaha Racing Race Recap & Results – Seattle SX

The fifteenth round of the AMA SX series, also an FIM World Championship, took place in in front of more than 52,000 spectators at the open-air CenturyLink Field in Seattle and JGRMX’s David Millsaps grabbed fifth position in the SX class while Justin Sipes returned with a bang from injury to pick up his first victory in the West Coast Lites category.

Across a damp and rough layout Millsaps pushed on towards his sixth top five finish of the season after almost being hit by champion Ryan Villopoto on the first lap. The 24 year old was again the sole representative for the team in the main event as James Stewart was still not fit enough to compete and now only two rounds remain in the next fortnight of the 2012 contest.

“Davi is putting in 100-percent effort for us, and that’s all we can ask for,” said Team Principal Coy Gibbs. “Tonight was tough because of the ruts and all that but Davi still had a really good ride, all things considered. It was an opportunity to win a race if he could’ve gotten a better start but he was in the mix for the whole distance, so that says a lot.”

In the Lites Sipes made a great start on his Star/Valli YZ250F and pulled away from the rest of the West Coast pack for what was a fairly simple run to the chequered flag. “Honestly, I didn’t push too hard,” he said. “I wheelied off the start in the heat race, so I knew I had to keep it down for the main and it just worked out. I just rode 15 solid laps.”

Millsaps is heading for second place in the 2012 championship with a 3 point lead over Justin Brayton in the standings. The penultimate meeting takes place at Salt Lake City this coming Saturday.

2012 AMA-SX United States

Qwest Field 22/04/2012 20 Laps

race I
1 Andrew Short Honda USA 18’32.069
2 Ken Roczen KTM GER 0’02.082
3 Jake Weimer Kawasaki USA 0’02.761
4 Justin Brayton Honda USA 0’03.619
5 David D Millsaps Yamaha USA 0’10.179
6 Ryan Dungey KTM USA 0’13.826
7 Mike Alessi Suzuki USA 0’22.393
8 Broc Tickle Kawasaki USA 0’23.223
9 Weston Peick Yamaha USA 0’34.415
10 Nicholas Wey Kawasaki USA 0’38.389
11 Kyle Chisholm Kawasaki USA 0’52.554
12 Robert Kiniry Yamaha USA -1Laps
13 Justin Sipes Kawasaki USA -1Laps
14 Chris Blose Kawasaki USA -1Laps
15 Matthew Goerke Suzuki USA -1Laps

AMA-SX World Standing

Rider Standings After Race 15 of 17

1. Ryan Villopoto Kawasaki USA 323
2. David D Millsaps Yamaha USA 222
3. Justin Brayton Honda USA 219
4. Ryan Dungey KTM USA 207
5. Jake Weimer Kawasaki USA 191
6. James Stewart Yamaha USA 178
7. Mike Alessi Suzuki USA 176
8. Brett Metcalfe Suzuki AUS 173
9. Kevin Windham Honda USA 166
10. Broc Tickle Kawasaki USA 146
11. Kyle Chisholm Kawasaki USA 139
12. Chad Reed Honda AUS 128
13. Andrew Short Honda USA 100
14. Nicholas Wey Kawasaki USA 97
15. Josh Hansen Kawasaki USA 89
16. Robert Kiniry Yamaha USA 79
17. Weston Peick Yamaha USA 77
25. Nico Izzi Yamaha USA 31
37. Ryan Morais Yamaha USA 7
44. Ben Lamay Yamaha USA 2

Circuit Length:

52, 731


Last Years Winner:
James Stewart

Manufacturer Standings


1 Kawasaki 343
2 Honda 304
3 Yamaha 276
4 KTM 261
5 Suzuki 215

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