Atlanta's Georgia Dome plays host to Round 8 of the 2012 AMA Supercross Series. The largest facility on the tour, Atlanta typically sells out all 60,000+ of the seats in the stadium, which always makes for an extra-special event for everyone involved.CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE
Event:AMA Monster Energy Supercross
Date: Saturday February 25, 2012
Time: 02.25.12 - 7:30PM ET on SPEED
02.26.12 - 8:00PM ET on Fuel TV
02.27.12 - 12:00PM ET on CBS
Vanue: Georgia Dome-Atlanta,GA
Almost as intriguing as the size and excitement level of the crowd is the make-up of the soil. The famous Georgia red clay provides a unique racing surface which makes for interesting and unusual photos that are distinguishable from those at any other track on the circuit. In recent years, however, it seems the soil has been sourced from multiple locations and has not been quite the color as in the past. Regardless, it will be semi-hardpack or possibly slightly damp, not unlike what we saw last weekend in Dallas.
Jake Weimer was expected by some to come into Dallas with a bit of a chip on his shoulder after being pushed around the previous weekend in San Diego. It seemed he was up to the task and through good starts and solid riding he was able to be right up at the front of the pack where he probably belongs. Unfortunately for Jake, Dungey felt like the 21 had intruded on his territory and forced his way around, but Weimer's riding spoke for itself - he's podium material every weekend, and especially so now with Reed out of the picture.CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE
Justin Barcia looked like an absolute master on the Cowboys Stadium track, always in control and mistake-free all night. While winning the main event, he looked consistent, blazing fast, and even patient as he allowed the race to unfold for him before making his move into the lead and running away. Certainly with a couple of the ultra-fast guys in the Lites East out of the hunt (Blake Baggett and Kyle Cunningham), Barcia knew his job got that much easier and was able to relax a bit more and enjoy himself. That spelled trouble for the competition.