Supercross Houston: Yoshimura Pipes-Up
SX Race Report Houston
Yoshimura took three of the top ten spots over the weekend in Houston. The technical layout of the track combined with an intense whoop section made for some tough and exciting action for the racers at the Reliant Stadium.
Ryan Dungey managed the fastest overall time of 46.995 on his Yoshimura-powered Suzuki RM-Z450 in the second practice session, despite the challenging course. In the Supercross main event, Dungey started off well, putting up a good fight and trying new lines to out-maneuver his opponents. He finished the race in fifth, and Dungey maintains his points lead with a twelve-point cushion heading into the next round at Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.
Davi Millsaps rocketed out of the gate on his Honda for the holeshot in the first Supercross heat race, and he was able to maintain his lead and win his heat. Millsaps held a top-ten position for most of main, moving around quite a bit and keeping the race interesting. He finished in seventh place.
Yoshimura rider Andrew Short returned to the racing circuit for the first time since San Diego. Short is getting back into the groove at the conclusion of the racing season; he finished eighth and had a strong battle with teammate Davi Millsaps to the finish.
In the Eastern Regional Lites class, Austin Stroupe’s Suzuki RM-Z250 was race-ready and his Yoshimura engine was dialed, but in an unfortunate event, he went down in the second practice and separated his shoulder. He will be out for the rest of the Supercross season, but is expected to return for the start of the Outdoor Nationals in Hangtown, CA, in May.