Another championship comes to fruition tonight inside Seattle's Qwest Field, with the Lites West Supercross Championship wrapping up after a nine-week hiatus.
Lites West points leader Jason Lawrence
put down the fastest overall Lites laptime in practice with a 51.965, and it would've put him second out of everyone when including the 450cc guys. He leads Ryan Dungey
by six points going into tonight's event, which means a podium wins him the title, no matter what.
Dungey was second fastest in the Lites with a 52.170. If he wins tonight, he needs Lawrence to finish fourth or worse to win the title.
was third fastest in the Lites with a 52.798. His teammate Austin Stroupe
(the winner of the last West event in Houston) was fourth fastest with a 52.917.
made his return to AMA action and sat seventh fastest in practice times.
posted the fastest 450cc time with a 51.491.
was second fastest with a 51.984, just in front of Davi Millsaps
, who had a 52.321.
Yamaha's Josh Hill
sported this freestyle-inspired Thor gear in the first practice and landed the fourth-fastest time with a 52.663.
was fifth fastest, with a 53.301.
For details on the night's action, check out www.supercrossonline.com and listen to the Supercross Live! webcast starring Jim Holley and Jason Weigandt starting at 7 p.m. PST.