Pirelli and JGRMX poised for strong season end behind Millsaps

Racing in back-to-back open air stadiums, team JGRMX/ Toyota/ Yamaha riders Davi Millsaps and Gavin Faith had the weather on their side as the Salt Lake City skies remained blue and cloudless for round 16 of the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series. Faith rode in place of aninjured James ‘Bubba’ Stewart at Rice-Eccles Stadium in front of 40,548 fans for the penultimate round.

Competing on Pirelli’s Scorpion MX family of tires, both riders transferred directly to the main event from their respective heats, with Millsaps winning his. In the main event, Millsaps shot out of the gate and led all riders through the first turn with Faith about mid-pack. Despite a small blunder in the rhythm section, Millsaps continued his consistent performance and finished second overall. Faith placed 14th for the night.

We’ve been working hard each race to give our riders the best opportunity to win and both Davi and Gavin easily qualified for the main event this weekend,” said Josh Whitmire, Pirelli North America Off Road Manager. “Davi has proven he has the grit and determination to finish the season strong. The 2012 Supercross Championship has been a great success for Pirelli and we look forward to finishing second overall in the AMA Supercross Championship.

Millsaps is currently second in overall points leading into the final race of the season. Stewart is fifth overall and still undetermined to race next weekend.

Round 17 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship will be held May 5 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev. SPEED will air the event in its entirety starting at 10:00 p.m. (EST). CBS will air a Supercross Season Review on May 6, beginning at 12:30 p.m. (EST). Fuel TV will re-air the Las Vegas broadcast at 8:00 p.m. on May 6.

POS. # Name Bike Overall POS Points
1 5 Ryan Dungey KTM 450 SX-F 4 232
2 18 David Millsaps Yamaha YZ450F 2 244
3 21 Jake Weimer Kawasaki KX450F 5 211
4 10 Justin Brayton Honda CRF450 3 237
5 800 Mike Alessi Suzuki RM-Z450 6 192
6 25 Broc Tickle Kawasaki KX450F 10 161
7 29 Andrew Short Honda CRF450 13 114
8 33 Joshua Grant Kawasaki KX450F 18 74
9 81 Robert Kiniry Yamaha YZ450F 15 91
10 74 Tyler Bowers Kawasaki KX450F 34 16
11 87 Matthew Goerke Suzuki RM-Z450 19 74
12 54 Weston Peick Kawasaki KX450F 17 86
13 27 Nicholas Wey Kawasaki KX450F 14 105
14 617 Gavin Faith Yamaha YZ450F 26 31
15 66 Jason Thomas Suzuki RM-Z450 35 16
16 47 Chris Blose Kawasaki KX450F 32 21
17 11 Kyle Chisholm Kawasaki KX450F 11 143
18 48 Jimmy Albertson Suzuki RM-Z450 27 29
19 36 Kyle Regal Kawasaki KX450F 23 34
20 24 Brett Metcalfe Suzuki RM-Z450 8 174

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