ROME, Ga. (USA) April 14, 2016 – The Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, is set to take place at the The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis this Saturday, April 16, for Round 14 of 17. For the first time this season, the championship’s race schedule will be held during the daytime, rather than the traditional evening time. The soil in St. Louis is generally one of the most popular with riders throughout the paddock and Pirelli-supported racers will have a variety of compound options to choose from in the SCORPION™MX lineup.
In a city where he has shared success in the past, BTO Sports/WPS/KTM’s Justin Brayton is looking forward to building on his already impressive season. The veteran rider has been logging some of the most impressive rides of his career, narrowly missing a podium finish on several occasions. He remains the team’s lone rider, but Davi Millsaps is hopeful to return to action in the next couple of races.
BTO Sports/WPS/KTM’s Andrew Short continues to undergo testing as he recovers on the sidelines after suffering a concussion earlier in the season. It’s likely he will miss the remainder of the supercross season, but plans on returning for the opening round of AMA Pro Motocross.
JGRMX rider Weston Peick has recorded several impressive finishes the past month and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. His progression is steadily inching him closer towards placing his Autotrader/Monster Energy/Yamaha with the front-runners.
Justin Barcia has suffered from misfortune the past few weekends since his return from injury, but he continues to gain valuable experience each weekend aboard his Autotrader/Monster Energy/Yamaha. As a rider who carries the reputation of giving it his all on the track, it’s safe to bet that the New York native will be returning to podium form soon.
TPJ Racing’s Nick Schmidt has proven that he is belongs with the best 450SX riders in the world, boasting a career-best 12 consecutive Main Event appearances since the second round in San Diego. The privateer has been working on speed in order to climb further up the lineup.
Motorcycle Superstore Racing’s Jimmy Albertson is out to seek redemption this weekend at his home race in St. Louis. The always-friendly No. 84 rider will be one of the fan favorites on Saturday as friends and family fill the stands to cheer him on.
The MAD Racing/ Dirt Candy Graphics/Suzuki rider of Matt Bisceglia continues to lead the way for Pirelli riders in the Eastern Regional 250SX Class. He has shown flashes of brilliance, including his podium finish earlier in the season, but starts and opening lap mistakes have hindered his efforts the past few races. The Texan will be looking to finish the remaining rounds strong.
Supercross action from the The Dome gets underway on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. ET and can be viewed on FOX. Check local listings for channel information.
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