Contact: David Evans
Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX Team Media Relations
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (April 6, 2014) – NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas was host to round 15 of the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship. Houston and Daytona are the only two rounds left from the original debut of the tour in 1974 and neither has missed a round since. 49,759 were on-hand and Fox Sports One broadcast the action live.
Justin Brayton suffered a broken foot and a smashed pinkie last week in St. Louis. He arrived in Houston determined to ride through his injuries. Unfortunately a hard crash in the first timed practice resulted in a broken bone in his left hand, ending his day. The crash was spectacular enough to be shown during the broadcast. Up to the Houston round Brayton had collected 18 consecutive top-10 finishes and was the race starts leader at 44 straight events. Brayton will be evaluated this week and his ability to train and race will be determined by his physicians.
Josh Grant transferred to the main event from his semi. Just after the start of the main Grant was in approximately eighth position when two riders collided behind him. That collision sent an out of control rider directly into Grant causing a violent crash. Grant was badly shaken up and unable to finish the race, he was credited with 21st place. After an initial evaluation he is expected to be on the gate next weekend.
Next the series moves on to Seattle, Wash. at CenturyLink Field on April 12. Fox Sports One will broadcast the race live starting at 10:30 p.m. (EST). Timed qualifying will stream live on supercrossonline.com beginning at 5:00 p.m. (EST). The final segment of Supercross, Behind the Dream will air on April 13 at noon, (EST) on CBS.