Hill (Yamaha) solidly in 5th place overall in premier AMA Supercross class standings of Monster Energy Supercross, 173-167 over Monster’s Tim Ferry
CORONA, Calif., (April 8, 2008) – Monster Energy’s Josh Hill (Yamaha) capped off a heat race win in Dallas on Saturday with a wild ride to 2nd place overall in the premier Supercross class main event, Round 13 of 2008 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship.
With the effort Hill moved into 5th place in the overall Supercross class standings, moving ahead of fellow Monster Energy-backed racer Tim Ferry, 173-167.
The ’08 Dallas Supercross will mostly be remembered for the podium battle waged on the track between Hill and Davi Millsaps. The two went at it late in the race like they were in cars, with even Millsaps leaving a tire mark across Hill’s jersey.
“We hit each other so hard in the rhythm section I thought we were both going to go down,” said Hill. “This track was hard to pass on and I used that to my advantage because I definitely wasn’t on.”
Though his riding wasn’t spot on, his starts sure were. Hill got the lead early on his YZ450F in his heat race and beat Ferry by nearly two seconds. In the main he pulled a great start as well, coming around in 3rd place after the first lap – which helped him with some momentum that he’d be able to tap on the entire race.
“More than anything I had to get good starts,” said Hill. “I was making so many dumb mistakes. I felt like a goon.”
Next up for Monster Energy’s Hill is the Detroit Supercross at Ford Field this Saturday, April 12th.