Voss/Huffman Race For $100,000 THQ World Supercross GP Championship AURORA, Ill. (April 29, 2004) - Yamaha's Heath Voss, of Mico, Texas, leads Honda's Damon Huffman, of Valencia, Calif., by 21 points in THQ World Supercross GP points heading...
Voss/Huffman Race For $100,000 THQ World Supercross GP Championship
AURORA, Ill. (April 29, 2004) - Yamaha's Heath Voss, of Mico, Texas, leads Honda's Damon Huffman, of Valencia, Calif., by 21 points in THQ World Supercross GP points heading into the final race of the season at Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium this weekend.
Voss, who took control of the points race in Dallas with a fifth-place finish to break the tie with Huffman, has finished in the number-one position in THQ World Supercross GP five times this season, Houston, Atlanta, Pontiac, Dallas and Salt Lake City. If Voss makes the main event, he will take home the $100,000 championship.
Huffman led Voss for the first 13 rounds of competition before a string of injuries hampered his performance. Earning top finishes at Anaheim 3 and Minneapolis, Huffman has an additional seven podium finishes.
"Since my injury, I have been riding in so much pain since I sprained my ankle in Atlanta," said Huffman. "I had a great start of the season but things fell apart and all I can do is concentrate on the final race in Las Vegas.
"I have been planning on winning this championship since last year," said Voss. "It's really cool to be a part of this championship. The guys at Yamaha have been working overtime to get my 450 dialed in then right way. Last weekend I started in third place and felt really good, and this weekend I am going to go out and race as hard as I can."
About THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series
THQ World Supercross GP is a 17-round global series that is produced and promoted by Clear Channel Entertainment and Dorna Off Road S.L. Riders must compete in the international rounds to be eligible to win the world championship. In 2003-2004, the 17-event THQ World Supercross GP will be comprised of two international events in Seville, Spain and Arnhem, Holland, and 15 of the 16 events that are conducted in major cities throughout the United States as a part of the THQ AMA Supercross Series. The other THQ AMA Supercross Series event held in Daytona Beach, Fla., is independently produced by the International Speedway Corporation, and is not a part of the THQ World Supercross GP. A THQ AMA Supercross Series rider will be crowned as the national champion for the series of events conducted in the United States only.