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San Diego Results
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 9, 2014) – Round six of the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship was held in San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium. The event was the first official Military Appreciation Race dedicated to the members and families of our armed forces. The teams had military themed graphics and many riders wore camouflaged gear. 56,828 fans watched the opening ceremonies dedicated to the armed forces and the Fox Sports One live broadcast featured several soldiers throughout the night. Feld Inc., the promoters of Monster Energy AMA Supercross donated to Operation Homefront, an organization committed to assisting military members through financial relief, recovery after injury, and recognition for service. Toyota made a donation for every Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook post showing support for our armed forces using the hashtag #ToyotaGiving. Josh Grant did not race to allow his injured shoulder time to heal. Phillip Nicoletti, who was brought on prior to the start of the 2014 season to race six events as well as substitute should Grant or Justin Brayton suffer an injury filled in for Grant. Nicoletti holeshot his heat race with Brayton just behind, in the second turn Nicoletti abruptly washed the front end crashing right in front of Brayton who had no choice but to make contact with his teammate on the ground. Brayton stayed up and continued on to finish third and qualify for the main event. Nicoletti went on to the semi where he started up front again but missed the transfer by just one position. In the LCQ Nicoletti pulled another holeshot and finished second securing a gate for the main event. Brayton started the main event inside the top-10 with Nicoletti 16th in the early laps. On lap two Brayton briefly went down restarting the race in 20th place. Over the following 18 laps Brayton systematically worked his way through the pack finishing in ninth with Nicoletti credited 20th for the night. Brayton is fifth in series points. The series now heads eastward with the next stop on Feb. 15 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Tex. Fox Sports Two will broadcast the race live beginning at 8:30 p.m. (EST). Timed qualifying will stream live on supercrossonline.com beginning at 3:00 p.m. (EST).