Oakland Supercross Resultsposted Jan 28, 2013
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HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 27, 2013) – Round four of the 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship was held at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif. O.co is the only remaining multi-purpose stadium to host both a major league baseball team (the Oakland Athletics) as well as an NFL team (the Oakland Raiders). Even though the first 450SX Class race was held in the venue in 1979, last night’s race was only the sixth time the gate has dropped for the premier class at O.co. A venue record crowd of 46,896 fans were on hand to watch the action, for those that weren’t CBS will broadcast the race today at noon (EST).
Justin Brayton and Josh Grant both qualified without incident from heat race one directly to the main event. On the first lap of the main both Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX Team riders were at the front of the field when several riders collided in turn two creating a pile up that collected Grant, among many others. Brayton escaped the carnage and was in second place for the first two laps, settling into third on lap three. Brayton maintained the podium position until just after the halfway mark when he and another rider made contact causing Brayton to go down. Brayton recovered to finish 10th, while Grant salvaged a 16th at the finish.
The next race on the tour will be the third and final stop at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif. on Feb. 2. Supercross Live will begin streaming from Anaheim at 5:00 p.m. (EST) on supercrossonline.com. SPEED will air the entire event live, starting at 10:30 p.m. (EST).