Seattle SX Super Spoiler: Heat RacesSaturday, April 20, 2013 | 11:50 PM
Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Martin Davalos didn’t skip a beat by taking quick command of the 250SX Heat 1 lead from the start. GEICO Honda’s Zach Osborne kept constant pressure on Davalos throughout the heat. The two riders separated themselves from the rest of the field, but never swapped positions. Malcolm Stewart, Travis Baker and Kyle Cunningham rounded out the top five.
In the second 250SX heat, Rockstar Energy Racing’s Jason Anderson took the holeshot, but Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen made a quick block pass two turns later to claim the lead. Unfortunately for Roczen, the race was red flagged due to a first turn crash involving Chad Gores. GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac grabbed the next holeshot over Roczen, who unfortunately went down twice before completing the first lap. Tomac rode to an unchallenged win while Roczen had to fight through the pack for a seventh-place finish. Rockstar Energy Racing’s Jason Anderson and Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Tyla Rattray rounded out the podium.
Davi “Mud Flaps” Millsaps used his skills in the mud fend of Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Barcia and Trey Canard. The Rockstar Energy Racing rider was faced with an inside-line pass attempt from Barcia at the beginning of the second lap, but Barcia went down amidst of his efforts. Millsaps rode to a consistent win without any further challenge from the red riders. Barcia picked his bike up and passed his teammate for an eventual second-place finish. Josh Hill and Vince Friese rounded out the top five.
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto took the holeshot in the second 450SX heat race and that was all she wrote. He rode flawlessly from start to finish for the heat win. Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey made a quick pass on Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jake Weimer for second place, but never found the leader’s pace. JGR Toyota Yamaha’s Justin Brayton was next in line to dice with Weimer. The two went back and forth in the inclement conditions, but Brayton prevailed. TwoTwo Motorspot’s Chad Reed rounded out the top five.
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