JGRMX - Atlanta SX Resultsposted Feb 25, 2013
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HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 24, 2013) – The annual stop at the Falcon’s Georgia Dome is typically the most attended race of the series each season. Supercross racing in Atlanta dates back to 1977, when Yamaha legend Bob Hannah won at Fulton County Stadium. The event moved to the Georgia Dome immediately after its completion in 1993 and has been held there each year since. The attendance record was set last year when 71,009 fans were in the stands. This year 68,987 braved cold wet conditions to watch round eight of the 2013 AMA Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series. SPEED broadcast the entire event live.
As reported earlier Josh Grant discovered the injury he sustained to his shoulder at the third Anaheim event required surgery and he will most likely miss the remainder of the supercross series recovering. Kyle Chisholm joined the team last week to substitute for Grant making his Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX Team debut in Atlanta.
Chisholm and the team were comfortable with one another right away and were looking forward to a good night of racing. Unfortunately a big first turn crash in Chisholm’s heat race forced him to the LCQ. Since he did not complete a lap in the heat, Chisholm had the worst gate pick on the line for the LCQ and while he started inside the top-10 only the first two transfer to the main event. Making a determined charge forward Chisholm advanced to fourth at the finish and thus did not make the main event.
Justin Brayton transferred directly to the main event from his heat race. Brayton began the main inside the top five and was in a heated battle with a rider both in front and behind him on the second lap when somewhat of a three way collision occurred leaving Brayton on the ground and in last place. Unhurt, he restarted his YZ450F and rejoined the race with a lot of distance between him and the pack. Brayton made the most of the remaining time he had to move up to 13th at the checkers.
The Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Mo. will host the ninth round of the series on March 2. CBS will broadcast the 450SX Class at noon (EST) on March 3. Supercross Live will begin streaming from the Edward Jones Dome at 3:00 p.m. (EST) on supercrossonline.com.