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Torrance, CA:
The action continued this past Saturday for round two of the 2014 Supercross series at Chase Field in downtown Phoenix, AZ, and 49,834 race fans were on hand to witness Justin Barcia claim fifth place aboard his Team Honda Muscle Milk CRF450R. In the 250 competition, Muscle Milk-backed GEICO Honda’s Zach Osborne landed on the podium for the second week in a row with a third-place finish.

450 Race
With a second in both qualifying practice and his heat race, Barcia lined up on the gate for the main event confident and ready for battle. He blasted off the line to a decent start, worked his way into second at one point, but then succumbed to small mistakes that ultimately pushed him back to fifth.

Muscle Milk-sponsored GEICO Honda rider Wil Hahn got off to a slow start in the main event, leaving him 18th after the conclusion of the first lap. After a few passes Hahn went down on lap three, causing him to lose more time. He quickly remounted his CRF450R and made a valiant run through the pack, finishing the 20-lap race in 10th.

“Right now it’s all on me. I’m getting used to the bike and the competition, and I need to get my head in it a little more,” stated Hahn. “My starts need to get better, but it’s more about believing in myself and riding like I know how to ride.”

Teammate Eli Tomac was unable to line up at the gate in Phoenix due to an injury sustained last weekend at the season opener.

“I was hoping to be able to ride tonight to earn some points but after trying to ride first practice, there was no way,” explained Tomac. “I need to let this thing heal fully before coming back to race, so I won’t be doing Anaheim 2.”

250 Race
For the second consecutive week, Muscle Milk- supported GEICO Honda rider Zach Osborne grabbed a podium spot in the 250 class. In similar fashion to last week, Osborne launched off the line to a fifth-place start and began working his way towards the front of the pack. He went head-to-head with another rider for the third place spot, ultimately taking over the position on lap 11 and holding it until the checkered flag.

“Reaching the podium is good and I’m happy to get the points, but at the same time I’m not going to be content with third-place finishes,” Osborne said. “I need to be up front with Anderson and Seely. I can run the pace, my fitness is there; I just need better starts. I’m just not putting myself in the right position to challenge for the win.”

450 Class Overall Results
1. Ryan Villopoto
2. Justin Brayton
3. Ryan Dungey
4. James Stewart
5. Justin Barcia (Honda)
6. Ken Roczen
7. Andrew Short
8. Broc Tickle
9. Chad Reed
10. Wil Hahn (Honda)

450 Class Championship Points (after 2 of 17 rounds)
1. Ryan Villopoto 43
2. Ryan Dungey 42
3. Ken Roczen 40
4. Justin Brayton 37
5. Chad Reed 32
6. Justin Barcia 32
7. Andrew Short 26
8. Broc Tickle 26
9. James Stewart 22
10. Wil Hahn 21

250 Supercross West Class Overall Results
1. Jason Anderson
2. Cole Seely (Honda)
3. Zach Osborne (Honda)
4. Dean Wilson
5. Malcolm Stewart (Honda)
6. Cooper Webb
7. Dean Ferris
8.Justin Hill
9. Jessy Nelson (Honda)
10. Cole Martinez

250 Supercross West Class Championship Points   
(after 2 of 9 rounds)
1. Jason Anderson 50
2. Cole Seely 44
3. Zach Osborne 40
4. Dean Wilson 36
5. Cooper Webb 31
6. Malcolm Stewart 29
7. Justin Hill 28
8. Jessy Nelson 24
9. Darryn Durham 21
10. Dean Ferris 21

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