Monday, January 7, 2013

Davi Millsaps Pulls Off Anaheim SX Surprise

Thirty six months and 46 races later, Davi Millsaps is a winner again, the Rockstar Suzuki rider surprising nearly everyone in attendance by winning the opening round of the AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series tonight at Angel Stadium.

Millsaps led the first 16 laps of the main event, but then lost the lead to Muscle Milk Honda's Trey Canard on the 17th lap. With two laps to go, Canard looked to have a remarkable win in the bag - just a year after suffering what many thought would be a career-ending back injury at Dodger Stadium. But Millsaps had come too far to not give it his best effort in the closing laps. As he started the 19th lap, Millsaps trailed Canard by .688 of a second, but he was on a charge. He put a pass on the Oklahoman halfway through the lap and when Canard very nearly crashed while trying to defend his position, Millsaps was free and clear. He would win by 2.2 seconds.

Davi competed using the Bell Moto 9 .  Great first race for Davi and the sport, this sets the pace for a great season and lets see what the big 5 can do now. I have to say I really thought Davi would settle for second once Trey passed him but I was wrong, really fun race to watch.

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