Brayton was not able to practice the week leading up to the Salt Lake City Supercross as he was still recovering from a hand and foot injury he suffered in Seattle. “My hand and foot were really swollen and badly bruised this week and I wasn’t able to ride until press day on Thursday,” commented Brayton. One would not have known Brayton had sat the week out after watching him in his heat. Brayton came around the first turn in 3rd position and maintained that position through the end of the race. Jagermeister/MDK/KTM Lites rider Michael Sleeter also easily qualified to the main event when he finished 4th in his heat race.
In the Lites Supercross main event, Brayton got a great jump off the start and rounded the first turn in 7th position. Sleeter was a few spots back in 11th place. On the third lap Brayton passed PJ Larsen to take over 6th place. The next lap he was passed by Jake Weimer and fell back to 7th. The top seven riders continued to pull ahead from the rest of the pack. On the fourth lap Brayton had an 8 second lead on the 8th place rider. Jake Moss, the current leader, crashed on the seventh lap which moved Brayton up one position. Brayton continued to maintain his fast pace and soon caught up to the 5th place ride of Chris Blose. On the twelfth lap he caught and passed Blose to move into the top five. He was able to finish 5th overall for the night and 4th overall for the series. Sleeter rode a consistent race to finish 12th overall.
Next Race: Las Vegas, May 2, 2009
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