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Another round of Supercross is in the books as the checkered flags flew Saturday night following both the 250 and 450 Main Events in San Diego. Friday rain threatened to create sloppy track conditions but the DirtWerx crew kept the racing soil covered until the winter weather passed. Clear skies on Saturday warmed the Southern California dirt and traction was better than expected. The layout did become very one-lined, however, on what was one of the more dry tracks we have seen so far this season. The Qualcomm Stadium track featured some incredibly technical sections, especially the whoops, which got the best of racers all night.
Round 6 belonged to the opening round winner, Davi Millsaps, as he grabbed the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot to lead the 450 main event flag-to-flag. Millsaps started off the night setting the fourth-quickest time in qualifying then went on to score a second-place finish behind fellow Suzuki mount James Stewart in 450 Heat 1.Pressured by TwoTwo Motorsports owner/rider for half the race until the Honda rider went down, Millsaps kept his cool to ride a solid race reminding everyone that Round 1 win wasn’t a fluke. Davi now leads the 450 Supercross points standing by 19 points over KTM’s Ryan Dungey.
“I could see Chad was behind me but it was tough because I couldn’t see my mechanic,” said the Rockstar Racing rider. “We don’t even use a pit board because I can’t see it so there’s no point. I could see his mechanic cheering for him as I went by so that told me he was behind me and I also knew Barcia was behind him. When Reed went down I could hear the fans go crazy but other than that I rode a good race. I rode a solid 20-laps and I’m pumped because this is the first time I’ve ever led a main event from start to finish. Now the plan is to focus on Dallas.”
Factory Honda’s Justin Barcia ended the night with a second-place finish after finishing third in the prior race. His season looks to be back on track after two DNF’s in a row got the best of him earlier this season at Rounds 3 and 4. Another podium finish puts the kid sixth in the point standings.
“The main event went well and I got out to a decent start,” explained the Honda ace. “I had to work my way through the pack a little but ended up settling in the third spot behind Reed until he went down. I tried to catch Davi but the lappers didn’t help me with that but the race was definitely good considering the challenging track tonight.”