Catching up with Vicki Golden

Catching up with Vicki Golden

We did a feature on Vicki Golden a few years ago. Vicki is one of the top women’s motocross racers in the world. Since our last feature with her, she’s been racing: MX, Supercross, arenacross.

Vicki has some accomplishments that others cannot say they have: she’s raced consistently again the men in the AMA Arenacross Series, and she’s won “Gold” at X Games, having won the Gold Medal at ESPN’s most recent X Games in Women’s Supercross.

Below is Vicki in her own words about her 2011 season.

Thanks to Kawasaki, Jan Plessner, MX Sports, Eric Perronard, Geneva Supercross, ESPN, Chris “Brown Dog Wilson” and Natalie Simmons for your assistance.


AMA Supercross Series getting ready to start!

 Catching up with Vicki Golden - Photo 1 of 1Vicki and her Gold Medal from 2011 Women’s Super X at X Games Los Angeles


Countdown to Supercross 2012 – Toronto 2011 Supercross race

Countdown to Supercross 2012 – Toronto 2011 Supercross race

It was March 26 – Saturday night in Toronto. Round 12 of the 2011 Monster Energy Supercross Series! What happened? Ryan Dungey, the defending AMA Supercross Series Champion, had his first win of the season. But Chad Reed took over the series points lead! And Dean Wilson won the 250 East Regional Supercross Main event.



Ryan Dungey wins Toronto Supercross Main Event – his first win of the season. Chad Reed takes over Series points lead. It’s round 12 of the 2011 AMA Supercross Series at Rogers Centre in Toronto Canada! Dean Wilson wins 250 East Regional Main Event.

Rogers Centre

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The Rogers Centre is home to the Toronto Blue Jays of MLB. In timed practice for the Supercross East 250 Lites, Ryan Sipes, from Kentucky, on top with 53.04 seconds. Dean Wilson second with 53.23, then Justin Barcia 54.07, Blake Baggett 54.62, Matt Lemoine 54.65, and Malcolm Stewart 55.20.

In the premiere Supercross class best practice lap times, James Stewart ups the ante. He goes 51.81! Trey Canard 52.94, Chad Reed 53.05, Ryan Dungey 53.34, Ryan Villopoto 53.52, and both Kevin Windham and Justin Brayton go 53.66.

250 East Qualifying Heat 1 – A crowd of over 45,000 watched as Dean Wilson takes the holeshot in this six lap qualifier. After they settle, Wilson holds the point position, with his team-mate Blake Baggett in second. Malcolm Stewart is third, followed by Darryn Durham, Blake Wharton, and PJ Larsen.

The checkered flag sees them all hold position – Dean Wilson is the winner, Blake Baggett is second, Malcolm Stewart third, Darryn Durham fourth, Blake Wharton fifth, and PJ Larsen sixth.

250 East Qualifying Heat 2 – Series points leader Justin Barcia has the start of this second race of the night. Ryan Sipes goes down in the first corner.

It’s Justin Barcia leading – pulling a nice lead too, G Audette on the Yamaha, number 533 is second. L Vincent number 245 on Honda is third. Then Matt Lemoine 48 on Kawasaki next, followed by J Sipes number 283 on Kawasaki.

But as Barcia holds point position, Ryan Sipes is coming thru the pack. At the finish, it’s Barcia with the win, G Audette second, L Vincent, Matt Lemoine, and Ryan Sipes up to fifth. His brother Justin finishes sixth.

Supercross Qualifying Heat 1 – The holeshot of this eight lap race goes to 2010 Supercross Champion Ryan Dungey. Kevin Windham is in second. Chris Blose third.

As they start the third lap, it’s Dungey out front, Trey Canard has worked his way to second position, Kevin Windham third, then C Blose, and Davi Millsaps. They are followed by Nick Wey and Cole Seely.

At the end of the sixth lap – Trey Canard has passed Ryan Dungey for the lead! It’s Canard, Dungey, Windham, Millsaps, and Blose.

At the finish – Trey Canard is the winner! Ryan Dungey is second, Kevin Windham third, then Millsaps, Wey, Seely, Blose.

Supercross Qualifying Heat 2 – Weston Peick number 43 with the holeshot on his Yamaha! – he’s leading most of this first lap. But James Stewart has other ideas – like taking over the lead – which he does before the end of the first lap. Ryan Villopoto is a ways back.

At the end of the third lap, the running order James Stewart, Chad Reed, Michael Byrne, Justin Brayton, and Weston Peick. Ryan Villopoto is into seventh.

At the halfway point – Stewart first with a big lead, Byrne second, Reed third, Ivan Tedesco, Weston Peick, and Ryan Villopoto.

At the end of this race – it’s James Stewart, with a huge lead, almost 20 seconds! And James Stewart takes the win. Chad Reed finishes second. Ryan Villopoto works his way up to third! Then fourth is Ivan Tedesco, fifth M Byrne, and then Peick, Brayton, Simmonds, and M Alessi. Andrew Short was out after one lap – not sure why … technically scored as 20th.

But Short comes back to win the Supercross LCQ to make it to the Supercross Main Event, along with second place Fabien Izoird.

250 East 15 Lap Main Event – Blake Wharton goes into the lead! Justin Barcia is right behind. But before the end of the this first lap, Justin Barcia has passed Wharton for the lead. Ryan Sipes goes down – restarts last.

Lap three – Justin Barcia out front. Dean Wilson is now up to second. Malcolm Stewart crashes hard on triple jump – he’s out of the race. Blake Wharton is third. Then PJ Larsen, H Hewitt, G Audette, Justin Sipes, … Blake Baggett is 12th, Ryan Sipes is 16th.

At the end of lap seven, it’s Barcia, Wilson, B Wharton, Larsen Hewitt, Audette, J Sipes.

Barcia has about a four bike length lead over Wilson as they start to encounter lappers.

On lap nine, in the whoops sections, and then a right hand corner, Wilson passes Barcia for the lead! Wharton is third. PJ Larsen with a nice ride in fourth.

Wilson is starting to stretch out a lead over Barcia. Wharton is quite a ways back in third.

Dean Wilson wins this 250 Supercross East Main Event in Toronto! Justin Barcia is second, and still series points leader! Blake Wharton is third. PJ Larsen fourth. Ryan Sipes all the way up to fifth. Blake Baggett finishes sixth.

Dean says: I just keeping pushing forward – that’s all I could do. The win means a lot to me. Thanks to everyone that came out, my family, everyone.

Supercross 20 Lap Main Event – There is an electric vibe in the air at the start of this race. Holeshot goes to … Fabien Izoird! Second is Ryan Dungey … but Dungey has moved into the lead before the end of the first lap.

At the end of this first lap – it’s Ryan Dungey leading, Izoird second, Chad Reed third, Nick Wey fourth …. poor starts for Ryan Villopoto and James Stewart. Ryan is back in tenth. James is 13th.

Lap three Stewart closes in on Villopoto to battle for ninth position. Stewart pushes inside into a right hand turn on Villopoto – and they both fall!! Wow!

Lap four – Ryan Dungey with the lead, Chad Reed is second, Trey Canard to third. James Stewart is in 11th, Ryan Villopoto is 16th.

Running order now on lap eight – Dungey first, Reed second, Canard third, Wey fourth, James Stewart up to fifth, then Brayton, Izoird, Peick, Stroupe, Millsaps, Short, Windham, Seely … Villopoto is 17th.

Lap ten – the halfway point – looks like there is going to be another big change in the point standings for Supercross 2011, as series points leader Ryan Villopoto is back in 16th. Ryan Dungey is leading – will he get his first win of the season? Chad Reed is second – he most likely will take over the points lead if things stay as is. Trey Canard another great ride in third. James Stewart up to fourth.

Two laps later – Villopoto is being lapped. Either he got banged up in that crash with Stewart, or there is a problem with the bike. Dungey is the leader, Reed second, Canard third, Stewart fourth. Villopoto is up to 14th.

Ryan Dungey leads Chad Reed by a little over three seconds with one lap to go. Trey Canard is in third, about 14 seconds back. James Stewart is fourth.

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Ryan Dungey

Ryan Dungey has won the Toronto Supercross! His first victory of the season! Chad Reed finishes second … and gives Dungey a nice pat on the back. Trey Canard is third. James Stewart, although way back, is still fourth. Justin Brayton fifth. Nick Wey sixth – everyone else was lapped. Ryan Villopoto finishes ninth.

Chad Reed is the new Supercross Series points leader!

Chad Reed says: You’ve got to carry on. Ryan (Dungey) rode an amazing race, I gave it everything I had just to stick with him. The team (TwoTwo Motorsports) is awesome. We are sitting pretty good in the championship – I want to win this thing so bad.

Ryan Dungey says: It’s been a tough one (the season so far). I got off to a great start tonight. It feels awesome. The track was tough – glad we could pull it off. I want to thank the Man above, and my parents. There was a really close call over the triples – I’m glad things worked out for me.

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Dean Wilson

Want to see the results and photos from last’s year race in Toronto? Check it out here!

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Supercross Results
1. Ryan Dungey SUZ
2. Chad Reed HON
3. Trey Canard HON
4. James Stewart YAM
5. Justin Brayton YAM
6. Nick Wey YAM
7. Andrew Short KTM
8. Kevin Windham HON
9. Ryan Villopoto KAW
10. Cole Seely HON
11. Davi Millsaps YAM
12. Weston Peick YAM
13. Fabien Izoird KAW
14. Michael Byrne SUZ
15. Tye Simmonds KTM
16. Matt Boni KAW
17. C Blose KAW
18. I Tedesco KAW
19. Austin Stroupe YAM
20. Mike Alessi KTM
Supercross Points
Chad Reed 236
Ryan Villopoto 233
Ryan Dungey 228
James Stewart 216
Trey Canard 214
Andrew Short 159
Justin Brayton 137
Kevin Windham 134
Davi Millsaps 128
Nick Wey 109
Ivan Tedesco 108
Brett Metcalfe 107
Mike Alessi 83
Chris Blose 68
Kyle Regal 60
Matt Boni 48
Kyle Chisholm 46
Fabien Iziord 44
Michael Byrne 36
Weston Peick 34
250 Lites East Results
1. Dean Wilson KAW
2. Justin Barcia HON
3. Blake Wharton HON
4. PJ Larsen KTM
5. Ryan Sipes YAM
6. Blake Baggett KAW
7. G Audette YAM
8. H Hewitt SUZ
9. Darryn Durham HON
10. Matt Lemoine KAW
11. Justin Sipes KAW
12. L Smith HON
13. A Catanzaro HON
14. Alex Martin HON
15. L Vincent HON
16. R Renner KTM
17. T Futrell HON
18. B Ripple HON
19. Malcolm Stewart SUZ
20. J Anderson SUZ
250 Lites East Points

Justin Barcia 138
Dean Wilson 122
Ryan Sipes 115
Blake Baggett 100
Blake Wharton 89
PJ Larsen 80
Matt Lemoine 80
Malcolm Stewart 55
Lance Vincent 49
Alex Martin 47
Les Smith 45
Jason Anderson 44
Hunter Hewitt 43
Taylor Futrell 38
Gannon Audette 34
Justin Sipes 29
Darryn Durham 28
A Catanzaro 28
Brad Ripple 24
L Kilbarger 21

 


Watch the 2012 Monster Energy Supercross Season Preview this Sunday on CBS

Watch the 2012 Monster Energy Supercross Season Preview this Sunday on CBS

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Will Ryan Villopoto repeat as Supercross champion or will Ryan Dungey reclaim the thrown in 2012? Will James Stewart and Chad Reed write another chapter in their long continued rivalry? Get ready for the upcoming season by tuning into CBS Sports on Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 2pm EST/ 11am PST to watch the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, An FIM World Championship, 2012 Preview Show!

Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, is an off-road motorcycle racing competition, produced inside a stadium that seats no less than 35,000 fans, where dirt is brought in and sculpted using construction equipment. Created from its root, motocross, Monster Energy Supercross is widely regarded as the king of extreme sports/action sports and is considered motorsports’ second most popular championship behind NASCAR. Some of the world’s greatest athletes compete in what has been described as the most physically demanding sport in existence. Top supercross riders James Stewart, Chad Reed, Ryan Dungey, Ryan Villopoto and more battle it out for the 2012 Monster Energy Supercross crown, the sport’s biggest prize.

Watch the Sneak Preview:

 

Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, is the premier off-road motorcycle racing circuit in the world, produced inside the world’s most elite stadiums and sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA). Monster Energy® Supercross tracks are man-made inside the stadium. Some of the sport’s marquee names include Chad Reed, James Stewart and former supercross greats Jeremy McGrath and Ricky Carmichael. Regarded as the king of action sports, supercross has been described as one of the most physically demanding sports. Monster Energy® Supercross can be seen on CBS Sports and SPEED Channel.


Behind the Scenes of the 2012 Red Bull/KTM Factory Team Photo Shoot

Behind the Scenes of the 2012 Red Bull/KTM Factory Team Photo Shoot

Go behind the scenes of the 2012 Red Bull/KTM Factory Team photo shoot at The Ranch in Anza, CA. Film features 2010 supercross and motocross champion Ryan Dungey, two-time MX2 World Motocross champion Marvin Musquin and 2011 MX2 World Motocross champion Ken Roczen.

Look for the Red Bull/KTM Factory Team at the opening round of the 2012 Supercross season at Angel’s Stadium in Anaheim, California on January 7th. Video courtesy KTM.

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2012 AMA Supercross and Motocross rider numbers

These are the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA)  2012 national numbers for pro-licensed riders competing in Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, and the Lucas Oil AMA Pro MX Championship for the 2012 season.

All riders must use the assigned national number for competition as listed. In addition, the current champion must run the No. 1 plate when competing in the class or region in which the No. 1 plate was earned. When competing in a class outside of the class where the championship was earned, the rider must use the assigned national number.

2012 Top 100 and Career AMA National Numbers for Supercross and Motocross:

*Career Numbers

**New Career Numbers for 2012

1 (SX/450MX): Ryan Villopoto

1 (250 MX): Dean Wilson

1 (SX Lites West): Broc Tickle

1 (SX Lites East): Justin Barcia

2*: Ryan Villopoto

3*: Mike Brown

5*: Ryan Dungey

7*: James Stewart

9*: Ivan Tedesco

10*: Justin Brayton

11*: Kyle Chisholm

12**: Blake Baggett

14*: Kevin Windham

15*: Dean Wilson

16*: John Dowd

17: Eli Tomac

18*: David Millsaps

19: Kyle Cunningham

20: Justin Barcia

21: Jake Weimer

22*: Chad Reed

23: Gareth Swanepoel

24*: Brett Mecalfe

25: Broc Tickle

26*: Michael Byrne

27*: Nicholas Wey

28*: Tyla Rattray

29*: Andrew Short

30: Alex Martin

31: Martin Davalos

32: Tommy Hahn

33*: Joshua Grant

34: Cole Seely

35: Darryn Durham

36: Kyle Regal

37: Malcom Stewart

38: Marvin Musquin

39: Tye Simmonds

40: Gannon Audette

41*: Trey Canard

42: Ricky Dietrich

43: Christian Craig

44: Jason Anderson

45: Nick Paluzzi

46: Les Smith

47: Chris Blose

48: Jimmy Albertson

49: Justin Bogle

50: Nico Izzi

51: Travis Baker

52: Ben Lamay

53: Ryan Sipes

54: Weston Peick

55: Lance Vincent

56: Austin Stroupe

57: Jake Canada

58: Will Hahn

59: Vince Friese

60: Matthew Lemoine

61: Austin Howell

62: Travis Sewell

63: Colton Facciotti

64: Matt Boni

65: Ryan Morais

66: Jason Thomas

67: Scott Champion

68: Shane Sewell

69: Jimmy DeCotis

70: Ken Roczen

71: Kevin Rookstool

72: Jarred Jet Browne

73: Joshua Clark

74: Tyler Bowers

75*: Josh Hill

76: Calle Aspergren

77: Lowell Spangler

78: Tommy Weeck

79: Tyler Medaglia

80: Kyle Keylon

81: Robert Kiniry

82: Justin Sipes

83: Kyle Partridge

84: Killian Rusk

85: Robert Marshall

86: Taylor Futrell

87: Matt Goerke

88: Ben Evans

89: Tyler Bright

90: Bryce Vallee

91: Dalton Carlson

92: Hunter Clements

93: AJ Catanzaro

94: Cole Siebler

95: Chris Plouffe

96: Kyle Peters

97: Jeremy Medaglia

98: Tye Hames

99: Sean Hackley Jr

377*: Christophe Pourcel

800*: Mike Alessi

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