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Brayton wins his second heat race of the season but trouble finds him in the main, Millsaps claims his first top-10 of the season.

Oakland Results

DAVID EVANS

Jan 30, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: David Evans
Muscle Milk/Toyota/JGRMX Team Media Relations
(704) 293-3745
 
Oakland Results
   
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 30, 2011) – For the first time since 1984 the AMA Supercross Championship visited Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, Calif. In spite of the forecast calling for rain, 44,394 fans braved the weather to watch the action. 
 
Prior to the start of the 2011 supercross Davi Millsaps had not raced since last June. Millsaps has been re-acclimating himself to competition and seemed to find his groove in Oakland with a strong practice session. RacerX interviewed Millsaps after practice, you can see the video here: http://www.racerxonline.com/2011/01/29/racer-x-films-oakland-davi-millsaps .
 
 
Justin Brayton won his second heat race of the season, giving him valuable podium time with the CBS television cameras and the Oakland crowd. Millsaps transferred to the main event with a third-place heat race finish.
 
As predicted the rain fell, and the track was slick and treacherous for the main event. Millsaps started the main around the top-five with Brayton just inside the top-10. On lap nine Brayton suffered a crash that effectively ended his night. He remounted and finished the race but was a lap down and was awarded 18th position. Millsaps continued to battle the world’s best supercross riders claiming eighth place at the checkers, his first top-10 finish of the season. 
 
The original broadcast from Oakland airs today on CBS at noon (EST). The next round of the AMA Supercross Championship Series will be Feb. 5 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif. SPEED will air the original broadcast from Anaheim Feb. 6 at 6:00 (EST). 
 

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