JGRMX - San Diego Resultsposted Feb 11, 2013
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HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 10, 2013) – Round six of the 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship was held at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif. Qualcomm is an open air stadium and rain leading up to the race looked to add to the night’s drama. Feld covered the track to keep it as dry as possible and the weather cooperated on race day making for a fast racing surface. Temperatures were chilly, in the low fifties for the main event. Even so, 55,361 fans were in attendance and SPEED broadcast all of the action live.
Many times during the course of a season, supercross athletes are competing with injuries not obvious to spectators. Josh Grant sustained a broken ankle and a shoulder contusion last weekend in Anaheim and was questionable for San Diego. MRIs on both injuries concluded that Grant could attempt to race but the pain may prove too much to bear. Grant was determined to race, but a crash in the second practice aggravated his injuries rendering him unable to ride at Qualcomm Stadium. He will work with his doctors during the week and do his best to be able to race in Dallas next weekend.
Justin Brayton qualified to the main event from his heat race without incident. He began the main in the top-five and settled into third place as the laps wound down. With six laps to go the podium began to elude Brayton as some late race mistakes found him in seventh at the finish. Although it wasn’t the result he looked to be destined for just past the halfway mark of the race, it is his best main event finish of the series thus far.
The series moves east for round seven on Feb. 16 in Dallas, Tex. at Cowboy Stadium. SPEED will broadcast the entire event live starting at 8:30 p.m. (EST). Supercross Live will begin streaming from Dallas 3:00 p.m. (EST) on supercrossonline.com.