But it wasn’t meant to be, as the race for the championship ended prematurely when Josh Grant collided with another rider on the first lap resulting in both riders going down. Grant frantically tried kicking his CRF250 back to life. He kicked, and kicked, and kicked. Meawhile, Millsaps methodically worked his way to the front after a mediocre start. Grant then pushed his bike to the mechanics area where his title hopes would diminish as they discovered a hole in his engine case, ending his fairy tale run for the title. It was a valiant effort for the Sobe/Samsung Mobile pilot, who started out the season 25-points in the hole.
“I came out this season feeling really good on my new bike,” said Millsaps on the podium, regarding his switch from Suzuki to Honda. “I just want to thank all of my sponsors, especially Team Honda, my mom, my mechanic Carlos and all the fans that came out tonight. I’m looking forward to riding the 450 in the next two races. It’s going to be tough, but it’s going to be good.” Congratulations, Davi.
Millsaps is moving to the 450 class for now, but we might not have
seen his last race on a 250F, as he was non-commital on what bike he
will be riding in Las Vegas. On the podium he said he’d be on a 250F,
but then in the press conference he said he might be on a 450. It’s up
to Honda now, as Millsaps’ job is done.
As for the current AMA series points leader, Carmichael said in the post-race press conference that he is “just super-pumped about everything.” RC now leads Chad Reed by 12-points in the AMA Supercross Series.
For complete results, check out www.supercross.cc.com. Make sure to tune into SPEED tomorrow at 6 p.m.