INDIANAPOLIS, IN (March 19, 2012) – The Rockstar Energy Racing teams tasted victory in Indianapolis, and it was sweet! Rockstar Energy Racing’s Blake Wharton gave the Rockstar Energy Racing teams their first Supercross Lites main event win of the season at round 11 of the 2012 AMA/FIM Supercross Series at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday night.
Not only did Wharton capture his and the team’s first Supercross Lites victory of the season, the charismatic rider also put a halt to another racer’s winning streak in the process. En route to victory, Wharton grabbed the holeshot in his six-lap heat race and finished second before going onto the 15-lap main event and bringing home the win.
“It feels good to get the win,” said Wharton. “It’s been a while since I’ve won, but I never stopped thinking I could. I know it’s not easy to win, but at the same time, what we’re doing during the week, we’re doing to win. I happened to win tonight, but it’s so tough with the competition because everyone’s so fast. But this weekend, I won it, and I just want to go into next weekend and carry this over. Toronto should be good, I like going to Canada.” Unfortunately, Rockstar Energy Racing teammate Hunter Hewitt suffered some bad luck in his heat race. In the first turn, Hewitt got tangled up with some other riders and went down. As a result, he did not race the main event.
“I want to congratulate my teammate Blake and the whole Rockstar Energy Racing team,” said Hewitt. “They won their first race and that’s really cool. I felt like I rode good in my heat race and practices, but I just had bad luck. I got hit from behind in my first heat and went down, and then I went to the LCQ but couldn’t pull it together. I rode good, but I’ve got to work on my starts. Now, we’re off to Toronto next weekend, and I’m looking forward to that.”