SEATTLE, WA – April 23 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The 2013 Monster Energy Supercross made its way to the rainy Northwest for the 15th round of the series at CenturyLink Field. Riders were met with soggy conditions that tested their ability to maintain control over their motorcycle, despite the ever-changing track conditions.
Yoshimura equipped Muscle Milk Honda’s Justin Barcia rode a flawless 450 main event to take the checkered flag in first place. Barcia ripped the holeshot and avoided the first turn carnage that claimed several riders. He stretched out his lead and remained uncontested for the duration of the race as track conditions resembled those of his Upstate New York home. Seattle marks the second 450 Main win for the Yoshimura powered Muscle Milk Honda camp and Justin Barcia.
RCH Suzuki’s Josh Hill had an interesting night, as he found himself tangled in the first turn pileup. Hill rode his Yoshimura powered Suzuki from the very back of the pack to a hard-fought and commendable 12th. Teammate Broc Tickle made it comfortably into the top 10, with a 7th place finish.
In the 250 West SX class, Yoshimura backed GEICO Honda riders climbed to the podium, with Eli Tomac and Zach Osborne taking 2nd and 3rd respectively. Eli had an amazing night — leading much of the 250 West Main Event — before a spectacular over-the-bars get off put him on the ground. He gathered himself back up to finish the race in second. Teammate Zach Osborne was also on fire and nailed down his first podium of the year. The podium pair also set the top 2 fastest lap times in 250 A group qualifying practice.
1. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, GA – Honda Muscle Milk, Titanium Carbon RS9 Dual Full System
7. Brock Tickle, Holly, MI – RCH Racing Suzuki, Titanium Carbon RS4 Full System
12. Josh Hill, Portland, OR – RCH Racing Suzuki, Titanium Carbon RS4 Full System
18. Trey Canard, Shawnee, OK – Honda Muscle Milk, Titanium Carbon RS9 Dual Full System
East 250SX Results:
2. Eli Tomac, Cortez,CO – GEICO Honda, Titanium Carbon RS4 Full System
3. Zach Osborne, Richlands,VA – GEICO Honda, Titanium Carbon RS4 Full System
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