Honda Riders Score Valuable Points in Houston

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The Honda Red Riders took on round 13 of the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship series at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. Team Honda Muscle Milk's Justin Brayton rode a noteworthy race finishing in fifth, leaving him fourth overall in the points chase. Team Honda Muscle Milk's Wil Hahn placed a respectable 13th. GEICO Honda's Justin Barcia had a solid outing aboard his CRF250R, scoring a second-place finish and increasing his championship lead to 32 points.

The Race

Brayton had a successful night, finishing in second in his heat race and working his way up to fifth from a mid-pack start in the main. "I really wanted to be back on the podium this weekend, but after not getting a great start I had my work cut out for me," said Brayton. "I felt good so I'm excited to get a little more riding in during the week and head to New Orleans strong."

Lites rider Justin Barcia was heading for his sixth win of the season until getting tangled with a lapper and going down on the last lap. Barcia had such a big lead that he was able to recover and finish second.

"I am really upset with how the raced ended up," said Barcia. "Regardless though we still ended in second and earned points which is most important. We are that much closer to the ultimate goal of a championship but I can't help but be bummed about not getting that sixth win."

GEICO Honda teammate Justin Bogle had a noteworthy night, taking the win in his heat and finishing a respectable eighth in the main.

The Focus: Pro Honda Oils and Chemicals

Pro Honda® Oils and Chemicals has supported Honda's factory racing teams for nearly 30 years, supplying a full line of lubricants and motorcycle products. Only Pro Honda products are approved by Honda R&D to be used in the Team Honda Muscle Milk race bikes. "At this level of racing our bikes need optimal protection," explains Dan Betley, Engine Research and Development Engineer. "Pro Honda Oils are able to provide us the lubrication and protection we need with our race machines running under extreme conditions. The Pro Honda contact cleaner, chain lube and gasket sealer are also high-quality products used regularly by the race team." Pro Honda Oils and Chemicals are available at Honda dealerships across the country.

Supercross Main Event
1. Ryan Villopoto
2. Davi Millsaps
3. Jake Weimer 
4. Mike Alessi 
5. Justin Brayton (Honda)
6. Robert Kiniry
7. Broc Tickle 
8. Nico Izzi
9. Weston Peick 
10. Josh Grant 

Supercross Championship Points (after 13 of 17 rounds)
1. Ryan Villopoto 292
2. Ryan Dungey 192
3. Davi Millsaps 191
4. Justin Brayton 181
5. James Stewart 178
6. Jake Weimer 170
7. Kevin Windham 166
8. Brett Metcalfe 154
9. Mike Alessi 154
10. Chad Reed 128

Supercross Lites East Main Event
1. Ken Roczen
2. Justin Barcia (Honda)
3. Blake Baggett
4. Blake Wharton
5. Phillip Nicoletti
6. Alex Martin
7. Jake Canada 
8. Justin Bogle (Honda)
9. Kyle Cunningham
10. Mathew Lemoine

Supercross Lites East Points (after 7 of 9 rounds)
1. Justin Barcia 167
2. Blake Wharton 135
3. Ken Roczen 127
4. Darryn Durham 118
5. Blake Baggett 106
6. Jake Canada 104
7. Justin Bogle 87
8. Alex Martin 65
9. Mathew Lemoine 57
10. Malcolm Stewart 55

About Honda
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