Honda on the Podium at 2012 Toronto Supercross
Nearly 47,000 fans were in attendance to see Honda riders on the podium at round 12 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship series in Toronto, Canada. Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Brayton finished second, scoring his third podium of the season aboard his CRF450R and GEICO Honda’s Kevin Windham had his second podium appearance of the season, placing third. GEICO Honda’s Justin Barcia had another solid ride aboard his CRF250R, scoring his fifth win in the Supercross Lites East competition.
For a second week in a row Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Brayton put together an impressive ride. He set the tone for the day after laying down the fastest qualifying time in practice and placing second in his heat race. During the main, Brayton grabbed the holeshot and led the pack for the first few laps of the race. Wil Hahn joined the team at Toronto, riding the factory CRF450R during the Lites West championship break, and finished a solid 10th.
“I am really happy to be back up here on the podium for a second week in a row,” said Brayton. “Being able to get the holeshot and lead for a few laps is a big confidence builder for me. I really want a win, and I know that I can run up front now. Now that I have been able to start riding a little more during the week it is really starting to come together.”
Windham got away to a mid-pack start in the main and was able to work his way up to third. “It was a long week of therapy for me after my crash last weekend, but I was able to dig deep and get the GEICO Honda up on the podium,” said Windham. “The track was really tough and my main focus was staying consistent and keeping the bike straight through the whoops.”
In the Supercross Lites East competition, Barcia returned to the top of the podium on his CRF250R with an impressive race from start to finish, scoring his fifth win of the season.
“It is great to get another win here in Toronto,” said Barcia. “I got my first Supercross win here a few years ago, so this is really special to me. It was a great night for me, and the GEICO Honda was running great. After grabbing the holeshot and getting back around Roczen I was able to breathe, ride my own race and check out.”
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