After back-to-back weeks in which he posted consecutive season-worst finishes, Millsaps was back in the thick of the battle for the podium in Indianapolis. The two-time winner this season held the third and final spot on the podium on the final lap of the Main Event, but lost traction and tipped over just after the finish, forcing him to settle for fourth. However, it was the best result in three weeks for Millsaps and a much-needed boost to his hopes to reclaiming the championship lead.
With his second consecutive runner-up finish Dungey is quickly becoming an established third player in the championship, despite sitting 17 points out of the lead and eight points behind Millsaps in second. Dungey has one win already this season and the speed he showed in Indianapolis by catching Villopoto made for a competitive final half of the Main Event. He is a former winner in Toronto and has arguably been Villopoto’s biggest rival for the past three seasons, making this familiar territory.
Once again, these three riders will lead the world’s fastest riders into Canada in what is always one of the most unique and anticipated stops of the season. During the 2012 stop from the Rogers Centre, over 47,000 Canadian fans watched at Villopoto raced to his seventh win of the season. Coincidentally, he has the opportunity to capture win number seven once again in Toronto.