Barcia Best In Lites At Toronto

Shan Moore | March 24, 2012
Justin Barcia supercross lites

Toronto, Canada, (March 24, 2012) – GEICO Powersports Honda’s Justin Barcia claimed his fifth win of the series and inched closer to a second consecutive Lites East title with a convincing win tonight in Toronto’s Rogers Center.

Barcia grabbed the holeshot to start the race, but passed in the first turn by Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen.

Roczen led until lap three, when he bobbled and Barcia took an inside line to regain the lead with an aggressive pass.

Behind the two front-runners, Eleven10 Mods Honda’s Alex Martin, Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Darryn Durham and Rockstar Energy Suzuki’s Blake Wharton battled over third, with Durham holding the position until he fell, allowing Wharton to assume third.

At the finish, Barcia held a seven-second advantage over Roczen, while Wharton held on for third.

“Right now I couldn’t be happier,” said Barcia. “I got my first win here two years ago. My GEICO Honda was hooking up great. This track was really tough tonight. You had to be really smart and really smooth. I made a great pass for the lead and kind of just rode my own race from there.”

Barcia extended his lead in the Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class standings to 28 points over Wharton.

Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class Results: Toronto
1. Justin Barcia (Hon)
2. Ken Roczen (KTM)
3. Blake Wharton (Suz)
4. Jake Canada (Hon)
5. Darryn Durham (Kaw)
6. Alex Martin (Hon)
7. Tommy Weeck (Hon)
8. Justing Bogle (Hon)
9. Matthew Lemoine (Kaw)
10. Jeff Gibson (Hon)

Shan Moore | Contributing Editor

Moore covers all facets of off-road racing for Cycle News – from AMA Supercross and Motocross to GNCC and National Hare Scrambles events.