After being fastest all day in qualifying and winning his heat race, Millsaps was in contention in the 450sx Main Event; moving past Ryan Dungey for second place and then he began to close on series leader Ryan Villopoto.
The trio stayed in those positions for the entire race. Typically, when a freight-train like that takes place, the race is considered boring, but this race was quite the opposite: Sometimes Villopoto would pull away, and then Dungey would catch Millsaps. Then Millsaps again would be all over the lead. It was an amazing race with three intense competitors.
When the race concluded they were way ahead of the rest of the pack, all satisfied with their efforts and all had been pushed to their limits with Villopoto clinching the series on the night.
“I gave it everything I had,” said the spent Rockstar Energy Racing Suzuki pilot. “I seriously had nothing left in me when I crossed that finish line. I was so happy to see the ‘checkers.’ Ryan Villopoto ran a good last half-of-the-season and I ran a bad one. It was a great run and it was fun racing against those guys. Definitely congratulations to Villopoto. He rode like a champion. It was a learning year for me as I’ve never been in the front, never had the points lead, let alone having this many podiums. All-in-all it’s been a good season so far and I’m definitely looking forward to next year.”
Watch this Main Event GoPro video of Davi Millsaps at Salt Lake City.