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Sold Out Sam Boyd Stadium Ready to Host Monster Energy Supercross Finale from Las Vegas

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AURORA, Ill. (April 30, 2012) – Following a season of high drama, heartbreaking injuries, and a historic run to the championship, the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, season is set to come to an exciting conclusion on Saturday night as a capacity crowd inside Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium will welcome the world’s best riders into action for one final time.

Media day is Friday, May 4 from 10:00 a.m. – Noon in the Club Level area, with a special press conference featuring this season’s brightest stars.

 

Last weekend, Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey returned to the top step of the podium inside Salt Lake City’s Rice-Eccles Stadium, capturing his third victory of the year just two weeks after returning to competition from a broken collar bone. The 2010 Monster Energy Supercross Champion had to dig deep for the win, overcoming an early fall in an incident with Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jake Weimer to fight his way back from a multiple-second deficit and climb from third to first over the final five laps of the main event.

Dungey’s triumph came at the expense of Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX’s Davi Millsaps, who took control of the Supercross Class nearly the entire evening. Following an impressive heat race win, Millsaps took the holeshot in the main event and pulled away from the field. It looked as though the Yamaha rider, who has moved from 11th to second in the championship over the second half of the season, was in line for his first victory since 2010, but a couple bobbles allowed Dungey to close the gap and make the winning pass on Lap 18. While the runner-up finish was a hard finish to swallow for Millsaps, he enters Las Vegas as the hottest rider in Monster Energy Supercross.

While the championship has already been decided in the Supercross Class, Millsaps and Dungey are giving the fans something to be excited about. The Salt Lake City race was one of the best of the season and bodes well for the thousands who will be in attendance on Saturday night. Moreover, both Weimer and Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Brayton are in search of their inaugural victories in the class and after amassing the best championship performances of their respective careers, each rider has just one more opportunity to cap off their campaigns with a win.

In the Supercross Class standings, only 12 points separate Millsaps in second to Dungey in fourth, with Brayton serving as the middle man. Bragging rights are on the line heading into Vegas and all three of these riders have their own reasons to take the final checkered flag of the season.

With GEICO Honda rider Eli Tomac’s fourth win of the Western Regional Supercross Lites Class season in Salt Lake City, the second-year rider also secured his first career title as a pro. As a result, both the Eastern and Western Regional Supercross Lites Championships have been decided heading into the final race from Sam Boyd Stadium.

Despite that, the coveted Supercross Lites East/West Shootout is sure to bring some of the biggest fireworks of the evening. By virtue of Tomac’s title-winning performance, GEICO Honda has the rare distinction of sweeping both Supercross Lites Regional Championships for the first time in team history. Tomac, along with teammate and Eastern Regional Champion Justin Barcia, will lead the best riders from each region into action on Saturday night for the one and only showdown between the fastest Supercross Lites competitors on the planet.

Four months and 16 weeks of grueling competition have come down to this. Not a single seat inside Sam Boyd Stadium will be empty on Saturday night as the world’s most elite riders bring the 2012 Monster Energy Supercross season to a close.

All the action from Las Vegas can be seen LIVE on SPEED, with coverage set to begin at 10:30 p.m. EST.

Supercross Class Results: Salt Lake City

  1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
  2. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
  3. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki
  4. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Honda
  5. Mike Alessi, Hilliard, Fla., Suzuki
  6. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Kawasaki
  7. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda
  8. Joshua Grant, Corona, Calif., Kawasaki
  9. Robert Kiniry, Holland Patent, N.Y., Yamaha
  10. Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ken., Kawasaki

Supercross Class Season Standings

  1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 323
  2. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 244
  3. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Honda, 237
  4. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 232
  5. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki, 211
  6. Mike Alessi, Hilliard, Fla., Suzuki, 192
  7. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha, 178
  8. Brett Metcalfe, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki, 174
  9. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda, 166
  10. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Kawasaki, 161

Western Regional Supercross Lites Class Results: Salt Lake City

  1. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda
  2. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Suzuki
  3. Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga, Suzuki
  4. Wil Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda
  5. Marvin Musquin, Murrieta, Calif., KTM
  6. Matt Moss, Murrieta, Calif., KTM
  7. Billy Laninovich, Riverside, Calif., Honda
  8. Topher Ingalls, San Luis Obispo, Calif., Honda
  9. Vince Friese, Cape Girardeau, M.O., Honda
  10. Scott Champion, Sun City, Calif., Honda

Western Regional Supercross Lites Class Season Standings

  1. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 159
  2. Dean Wilson, Menifee, Calif., Kawasaki, 132
  3. Marvin Musquin, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 127
  4. Cole Seely, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 119
  5. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Suzuki, 95
  6. Matt Moss, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 92
  7. Billy Laninovich, Riverside, Calif., Honda, 84
  8. Ryan Sipes, Ekron, Kent., Yamaha, 83
  9. Nico Izzi, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha, 78
  10. Travis Baker, Temecula, Calif., Honda, 75

Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class Season Standings

  1. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda – 185
  2. Darryn Durham, Butler, Pa., Kawasaki – 143
  3. Ken Roczen, Murrieta, Calif., KTM – 143
  4. Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Suzuki – 142
  5. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki – 128
  6. Jake Canada, Sun City, Calif., Honda – 118
  7. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda – 107
  8. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha – 70
  9. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda – 67
  10. Matthew Lemoine, Collinsville, Texas, Kawasaki – 66

Past Winners in Las Vegas

Supercross Class

May 7, 2011:                 Chad Reed

May 8, 2010:                 Ryan Dungey

May 3, 2009:                 Ryan Villopoto

May 3, 2008:                 Chad Reed

May 5, 2007:                 James Stewart

May 6, 2006:                 James Stewart

May 7, 2005:                 Chad Reed

May 1, 2004:                 Kevin Windham

May 3, 2003:                 Chad Reed

May 4, 2002:                 Ricky Carmichael

May 5, 2001:                 Ricky Carmichael

May 6, 2000:                 Jeremy McGrath

May 1, 1999:                 Jeremy McGrath

May 2, 1998:                 Jeremy McGrath

May 17, 1997:               Doug Henry

June 10, 1995:               Jeff Emig

June 11, 1994:               Jeremy McGrath

June 12, 1993:               Jeff Stanton

April 25, 1992:               Jean-Michel Bayle

May 4, 1991:                 Mike LaRocco

March 17, 1990:             Jeff Matiasevich

Supercross Lites Class

May 7, 2011:                 Ryan Sipes (Shootout)

May 7, 2011:                 Ken Roczen (WSX)

May 7, 2011:                 Blake Baggett (ESX)

May 8, 2010:                 Jake Weimer

May 3, 2009:                 Christophe Pourcel

May 3, 2008:                 Ryan Dungey

May 5, 2007:                 Ryan Dungey

May 6, 2006:                 Andrew Short

May 7, 2005:                 Davi Millsaps

May 1, 2004:                 James Stewart

May 3, 2003:                 Andrew Short

May 4, 2002:                 James Stewart

May 5, 2001:                 Nathan Ramsey

May 6, 2000:                 Travis Pastrana

May 1, 1999:                 Nathan Ramsey

May 2, 1998:                 Ricky Carmichael

May 17, 1997:               Kevin Windham

June 10, 1995:               Ryan Hughes

June 11, 1994:               Ryan Hughes

June 12, 1993:               Damon Huffman

April 25, 1992:               Jeremy McGrath

May 4, 1991:                 Jeremy McGrath

March 17, 1990:             Jeremy McGrath

Tune into the enhanced exclusive weekly video content from Supercross LIVE! during the entire 2012 season on SupercrossOnline.com, the Official Website of Monster Energy Supercross.

Weekly Supercross LIVE! Video Content Schedule

The Official Supercross LIVE! Pre-Show              Race Days at 11 AM Local Race Time
Behind the Scenes with Supercross LIVE!           All Day on Race Days
2 Minutes on the Track                                       Race Days at 3:30 & 5:30 PM Local Race Time
And on the Podium Tonight                                 Following Each Round’s Main Events
The Official Supercross LIVE! Post-Show            Saturday Nights at Each Round
Toyota Tailgate Talk                                          Wednesdays at 5 PM ET
After The Checkered Flag                                   Thursdays at 5PM ET

For more information on the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, please log on to www.SupercrossOnline.com, the official website of Monster Energy Supercross. For all media requests, please contact Denny Hartwig This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 630-566-6305. To follow Monster Energy Supercross on Facebook and Twitter, log on to http://www.facebook.com/supercrosslive and http://twitter.com/supercrosslive.

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