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St. Louis Results
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (March 30, 2014) – Round 13 of the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship was held at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Mo. A record crowd for the venue of 60,213 was on-hand and Fox Sports One broadcast the action live. Josh Grant, who succumbed to a severe case of food poisoning causing him to miss racing last weekend in Toronto suffered more adversity, and Justin Brayton faced challenges as well. A rider went down hard in the early laps of heat race one, so the race was red flagged for safety, but not before Justin Brayton collided with another rider injuring his foot. He lined up for the re-start along with Grant, who was also in heat one. Brayton holeshot the heat and led every lap for the win. Brayton’s efforts earned him a live interview on the stadium floor as well as with the Fox Sports One television audience. Unfortunately Grant fell victim to a crash taking a handlebar to the stomach and hitting his chest hard. The Asterisk’s Mobile Medical Center advised Grant not to race and check into a nearby hospital for evaluation fearing potential internal injuries, which he did. Fortunately he was cleared and released and is expected to be on the gate for Houston. After the heat race Brayton was checked by the Asterisk’s Mobile Medical Center and advised that his foot had sustained a broken bone in the earlier collision. He was determined to race and when the main event began Brayton was near the front of the field clocking fifth position at the conclusion of the first lap. He moved into fourth place on lap four, but a slight bobble put him back to fifth. On lap 14 he was relegated to sixth, which he held comfortably until the last lap. With only a few turns to go the fifth place rider went down in a section that was blind to oncoming riders, and Brayton who was air born when he saw the hazard had no chance to avoid the rider who was trying to pick his bike up and remount. The ensuing collision caused a broken finger to be added to his broken foot. Nonetheless, Brayton remounted and finished 10th. He is only one of two riders to have finished in the top-10 at each round of the series, and remains fifth in series points. Brayton expects to race round 14 in Texas in spite of his injuries. Round 14 of the series will be held in Houston, Tex. at Reliant Stadium on April 5. Fox Sports One will broadcast the race live starting at 8:30 p.m. (EST). Timed qualifying will stream live on supercrossonline.com beginning at 3:00 p.m. (EST).