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Brayton and Byrne finish ninth and 14th. Brayton looked to be having a break through performance before a lapper caused a crash in his heat race.

Houston Results

DAVID EVANS

Apr 11, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: David Evans
Muscle Milk/Toyota/JGRMX Team Media Relations
(704) 293-3745
 
Houston Results
    
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (April 11, 2010) – Each year since 1974, Houston, Tex. has hosted a round of the AMA Supercross Championship. Whether at the Astrodome, or more recently Reliant Stadium, the venue is rich in history. Retired multi-time AMA champion Mark Barnett maintains the Muscle Milk/Toyota/JGRMX Team test tracks, he also happens to share the record for the most wins in Houston with the all-time winningest supercross rider, Jeremy McGrath (five each).
 
After a week off, Justin Brayton’s thumb injury had time to heal and was much better than it was in Jacksonville. Brayton looked strong all day and set some of the fastest laps during timed qualifying. Unfortunately, a lapped rider tangled with Justin during his heat race causing him to crash aggravating the injury. He was able to remount and still qualify directly from the heat race. Michael Byrne also transferred to the main event from his heat race. 
 
In the main event Brayton and Byrne started at the rear of the pack deep in traffic. After racing hard for 20 laps, at times with one another, they crossed the finish line in ninth and 14th respectively.
Josh Grant returned to North Carolina last week and began to prepare for the AMA Pro Motocross Championship Series starting May 23 in Sacramento, Calif. His shoulder is healing nicely and he is looking forward to his return to racing. Typically when professional motocross racers are rehabbing an injury they ride motocross first and when they feel back up to speed on the motocross track they then start riding supercross, which has more severe jolts and a higher risk of crashing potentially re-injuring the rider. Grant’s progress testing and training on the motocross track will determine if he will race any of the four remaining supercross events. Follow this link to see Josh’s first ride back at the team test track last week: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plbmqa6FmjU 
The original broadcast from Houston airs today at 5:00 p.m. (EST) on SPEED. The 14th round of the 17-race series will be on April 17 in St. Louis, Mo. The original broadcast from St. Louis will air on CBS at 2:00 p.m. (EST) April 18.     
 

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