Honda Riders Score Valuable Points in 2012 Houston Supercross
The Honda Red Riders took on round 13 of the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship series at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Brayton rode a noteworthy race finishing in fifth, leaving him fourth overall in the points chase. Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Wil Hahn placed a respectable 13th. GEICO Honda’s Justin Barcia had a solid outing aboard his CRF250R, scoring a second-place finish and increasing his championship lead to 32 points.
Brayton had a successful night, finishing in second in his heat race and working his way up to fifth from a mid-pack start in the main. “I really wanted to be back on the podium this weekend, but after not getting a great start I had my work cut out for me,” said Brayton. “I felt good so I’m excited to get a little more riding in during the week and head to New Orleans strong.”
Lites rider Justin Barcia was heading for his sixth win of the season until getting tangled with a lapper and going down on the last lap. Barcia had such a big lead that he was able to recover and finish second.
“I am really upset with how the raced ended up,” said Barcia. “Regardless though we still ended in second and earned points which is most important. We are that much closer to the ultimate goal of a championship but I can’t help but be bummed about not getting that sixth win.”
GEICO Honda teammate Justin Bogle had a noteworthy night, taking the win in his heat and finishing a respectable eighth in the main.
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