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Las Vegas Race Report
Weston Peick Earns Second Career Podium
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (May 3, 2015) – Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev. was host to the final round of the 2015 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship Series. Fox Sports One aired the entire race live and 35,241 fans were on hand for the last supercross race of the season.
Weston Peick and Justin Barcia both transferred directly to the main event from their respective heat races. Peick began the main event in fourth and quickly moved into third. Barcia was at the front just behind Peick through the first two turns but was shuffled back in the heavy first lap traffic logging in 14th at the conclusion of lap one. Peick rode comfortably in third the entire 20 laps earning his second career podium finish. Barcia charged into the top 10 and was eighth at the checkers.
Peick’s podium finish earned him an interview on Fox Sports One. Announcer Jenny Taft began by saying, “Weston Peick with a third place finish you now have two podiums in your last three starts. For you to end like this on such a high note, how does that feel?” Peick replied, “It feels awesome. I have been working my butt off this whole season and I have had a lot of injuries and crashes that have set me back especially last week’s crash that was terrible but I jumped back and got a really good start tonight. The whole team has been working crazy hard, AutoTrader.com, Yamaha, JGR, Pirelli, Fly Racing, just everyone who is killing it, my trainer Buddy Antunez, my whole family, the whole team is just unbelievably working hard. I can’t be more pumped to be up here on the podium for the last and final round.”
The next race for the AutoTrader.com/Toyota/Yamaha Team will be the opening round of the 2015 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship at the Prairie City OHV Park in Sacramento, Calif. on May 16. The television broadcast schedule is not yet posted, but most likely the first moto will air live on the NBC Sports Network at 4:00 p.m. (EST) with second moto following on MAV TV.