Valli Motorsports Ivan Tedesco was the top YZ450F runner at the Jacksonville Municipal Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida for the twelfth round of seventeen in the 2010 AMA Supercross series. The veteran took 5th position after seizing the Holeshot and enduring an intense battle with Davi Millsaps to the flag.
Over 38,000 spectators witnessed some exciting action across a challenging circuit. While Tedesco enjoyed a brief run at the front and vied for his second podium result of the season, San Manuel/L&M Yamaha's Josh Hill was also trying to gain as many points as possible in his fight back to health. The 20 year old was able to take 7th.
“We've been working on the bike a lot lately, and I think it's starting to pay off,” commented Tedesco, who had recovered from a complaint with his right index finger. “It's no excuse, but this deal with Valli Motorsports came together pretty late, so I feel like we've been playing catch-up since round one. But with more rides like this, maybe it will show that we've caught up. I want to put this thing back up on the box before we head outdoors.”
“I haven't been riding that much during the week because I've been trying to heal up,” said Hill. “This coming week off is going to do me a lot of good. I hope I'm feeling a little better for Houston because I want to end this series more like how I started it.”
Muscle Milk/JGR's Justin Brayton was 9th in Jacksonville and Michael Byrne was another Yamaha rider in 10th place. Reigning champion James Stewart – still out of action with an injured wrist – won the first ever SX main event at Jacksonville on a YZ450F last year. Stewart was however present at the meeting in his home state to publicise his new reality TV show “Bubba's World” that aired for the first time on Fuel TV Sunday evening.
In the championship standings Hill keeps third place and is 34 points away from Ryan Villopoto in second spot. Hill had earlier taken five consecutive podium finishes on the 2010 YZ450F but has struggled to break into the leading group since his crash and damaged ribs five races ago.
After twelve weeks without a break the AMA juggernaut rolls to a stop for Easter weekend and will commence once more with the thirteenth race of the campaign in Houston on April 10th.
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