San Marcos, CA – In front of 42,309 screaming fans, Connexions Sports and Entertainment’s Josh Grant surprised the motorcycling World by taking the win in the opening round of the AMA Supercross Series at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. The event was also broadcast live on SPEED to millions of race fans.
Making his season debut in the premier Supercross class, Grant finished the opening lap of the 20 lap main event in 3rd behind favorites James Stewart and Chad Reed, but on lap 7 the lead duo hit the Anaheim clay and opened the door for the rookie Grant. For the next 10 laps Grant opened up a 12 second lead. Then, with only two laps remaining, he clipped a vinyl Tuf-Blok cover which was sucked into the rear wheel of his Yamaha and almost caused him to lose braking power while nearly sending him over the handlebars a few times.
With Grant’s rear brake smoking and everyone on their feet, Grant powered his way around the track over the final two laps to take his first ever Supercross class victory. “The rear wheel started to lock up and I didn’t know what it was, I figured I was going to just keep the throttle pinned and win or crash trying,” said Grant. He continued, “I’m pretty much speechless right now, the entire team and I have been working so hard for this and to win the Anaheim opener is just unreal!”
Josh Grant will take his points lead and head to Phoenix, AZ and Chase Field on January 10th, 2009 for round 2 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series.
Grant’s personal sponsors are: Metal Mulisha, Rockwell Timekeepers, J Star Motors & Plastic Cash International.
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