There was a scary moment during the first lap of Dodger Stadium Supercross in Los Angeles Saturday evening.
Eli Tomac has a bright new addition to his GEICO Honda CRF250R motorcycle for this Saturday's Monster Energy AMA Supercross race at O.com Coliseum - the coveted red number plate.
In the first three rounds of the 2012 AMA Supercross Championship, the only rider to stand on the podium at every race was KTM's newest rider - Ryan Dungey.
Last year, Chad Reed debuted his self-funded team, Two-Two Motorsports, the Australian competing on a Honda CRF450R.
After one of the tightest years in AMA Supercross history, Reed finished second behind Monster Energy Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto.
Typical of the AMA Supercross series, the Monster Energy Girls were out in full force Saturday evening in Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, helping promote one of the most enjoyable American series in the dirt.
Spoiler Alert: 2012 AMA Supercross results from Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, listed below
The 2012 AMA Supercross Championship headed to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Saturday evening for Round 3 of 17, a race plagued by a red flag on the very first lap in the SX class.
After a strong start through the first two events of the 2012 AMA Supercross season, GEICO Honda's riders are looking to capitalize on their early momentum at this Saturday's stop at Dodger Stadium.
Following a year of AMA Supercross/Motocross injuries, including a broken femur, Trey Canard was fully-prepped for the 2012 season, ready to compete with the likes of Ryan Villopoto, Chad Reed and Ryan Dungey.
When the 17-round AMA Supercross Championship throttled into action at Anaheim, Calif., newly-signed KTM rider Ryan Dungey showed the SX-F 450 was a top contender, landing the Austrian-based machine on the podium.
HJC, a maker of motorcycle helmets, has four pro racers in its 2012 sponsorship lineup, including the American Ben Spies (Yamaha Factory Racing) in MotoGP.
GEICO Honda turned up a pair of fours on Saturday night at the Monster Energy AMA Supercross event at Chase Field.
Supercross rider Kevin Windham and Lites West rider Eli Tomac both barely missed finishing on the podium with each pulling home in fourth place. However, the path each rider got to the same finish was as different as night and day.
James "Bubba" Stewart followed up sixth at the 2012 AMA Supercross season opener (Anaheim I) with an eighth-place finish at Chase Field, Phoenix, Saturday evening.
This was after the Joe Gibbs Racing Yamaha pilot crashed while battling his way through the field towards the front. But Phoenix Supercross didn't start this way for Stewart.
Spoiler Alert: 2012 AMA Supercross results from Chase Field, Phoenix, listed below:
Chase Field Phoenix, the second stop on the Monster Energy AMA Supercross tour, proved that 2012 is going to be a highly competitive year, challenging 2011's "Greatest Season Ever."
In the AMA Supercross Championship, winning the season opener provides a rider with much incentive for the upcoming season.
Incentive? Well, considering the winner of the season-opener went on to take that year's championship an incredible 18 times in the history of Supercross, winning the first race can easily instill confidence in a rider.
Bad luck reared its head and bit GEICO Honda's Wil Hahn for the second consecutive year.
Following a 2011 beset by injury, Hahn will now miss three to six weeks of the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Lites West season after fracturing his right hip during training on Wednesday at the Honda practice facility in Corona, Calif.