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Round 11 – Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series 2013 – Indianapolis

Published March 16th, 2013

Ryan Villopoto wins the 20 lap Main Event at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indy. Ryan Dungey second. In 250 East action, Marvin Musquin has won his second 250 Main event in a row. Wil Hahn retains 250 points lead.

supercross track inside Lucas Oil stadium 2013

Lucas Oil Stadium set for 2013 Supercross

 

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In the 250 East Qualifying sessions, it’s number 15 Dean Wilson on top with the quickest lap – 51.26 seconds. Then Marvin Musquin – 51.56 seconds. Then Wil Hahn 52.37, rising star Jeremy Martin 52.57, then Vince Friese, Gavin Faith, A J Catanzaro, Cole Thompson, Blake Wharton, and James Decotis tenth at 53.3 seconds. 57 riders attempting to qualifying.

That's Dean Wilson in practice - Indy 2013 SX

Dean Wilson in practice

In the premiere 450 SX class Qualifying, 44 riders are attempting to qualifying. On top today, number 7 – James Stewart. His quickest lap 50.67 seconds. Then Trey Canard is second 51 seconds even. Jake Weimer is third 51.32, Justin Barcia fourth 51.33, Davi Millsaps 51.36 seconds, Ryan Dungey 51.48, Chad Reed 51.56, Ryan Villopoto 51.66, with Matt Goerke and Kyle Partridge rounding out the top ten.

James Stewart number 7 - quickest qualifying in 450 SX Indy 2013

James Stewart number 7 – quickest qualifying in 450 SX Indy 2013

250 East Heat 1 – this race is six laps. And the early leader is … last week’s 250 Daytona Main winner Marvin Musquin on the number 25 Red Bull KTM!

At the halfway point … it’s Musquin with a nice lead over James Decotis, Cole Thompson, Jeremy Martin, and Kyle Peters.

No win is easy – but Marvin Musquin has won this race – and made it look quite easy. Second and third are Decotis and Jeremy Martin. Marvin’s confidence, both mentally and on the bike, must be at an all time high since he and his wife Mathilde moved to the USA in late 2010.

250 East Heat 2 – it looked like Dean Wilson had the lead coming out of the first corner … close by was his team-mate Justin Hill – but exciting a left hand corner a few hundreds yards after the start – Dean Wilson hits the ground hard. Justin Hill is the leader …

2nd lap – Hill is leading, and Wil Hahn is next. As Hahn approaches Hill – Wil bobbles and goes off the track – although keeps his momentum going.

At the halfway point – Blake Wharton has now taken over the lead from Justin Hill. It’s Blake Wharton leading (and he also won here last year), Justin Hills second, Wil Hahn in third. Hahn is now right on the back of Hill …

At the end of this six lap race, number 13 Blake Wharton has won! Justin Hill takes second, Wil Hahn third. Zach Bell 12th. Dean Wilson is scored as 20th. If Dean is able to ride, he will have to come thru the LCQ (Last Chance Qualifier). We won’t know if Dean is able to race until that LCQ lines up later tonight …

Now it’s time for the 450 SX Heat 1 – this race goes eight laps. Coming out of the first turn – it’s Mike Alessi with the holeshot. But he does not hold the lead for long – just a couple of corners later Ryan Villopoto has taken over the top spot.

At the end of lap one – Villopoto, Alessi, J Sipes, J Barcia, C Blose, T Canard, R Dungey, J Brayton, K Partridge, and W Peick.

Halfway point – Ryan Villopoto has a seven second lead over Mike Alessi. Trey Canard has moved to third. Then J Sipes, J Barcia, R Dungey, J Brayton seventh. Eli Tomac is in ninth …

Another race win for Ryan Villopoto. He wins this qualifying heat by over 14 seconds over second place. And like Musquin – he made it look easy. Second thru fifth – Trey Canard, Ryan Dungey, Mike Alessi, and Justin Barcia.

450 SX Heat 2 – when the gate drops for the 450′s, there is a definite ‘sound’, a roar, as they literally ‘blast off’.

Andrew Short is the early leader – but James Stewart moves into the lead in just a few corners. At the end of the first lap – it’s James Stewart, Andrew Short, Jake Weimer, Matt Goerke, and Davi Millsaps.

Davi Millsaps is moving up. He’s passed Goerke. And Weimer. He’s now third. Stewart still leads, with Short second.

Millsaps continues … he now passes Short and moves into second. With two laps to go, James Stewart is leading, Davi Millsaps is second, and Andrew Short is third. Then Weimer, Goerke, and Chad Reed has moved into sixth.

James Stewart has done it again – he wins his heat race. Millsaps second. Then Short, Weimer, Georke, and Reed.

The 250 LCQ will go four laps, and two riders will transfer to the main event. And Dean Wilson is not on the starting line …

Zach Bell wins this race, and Mitchell Oldenburg finishes second.

The 450 LCQ goes six laps. Again, two riders will transfer to the main event. Robert Kiniry pulls out the win, and Weston Peick take second.

250 East 15 Lap Main Event – there will be no Dean Wilson in this race. This makes it easier for the other top runners like Wil Hahn, Marvin Musquin, and Blake Wharton. Blake Wharton has the lead exiting the first corner, but it’s Kyle Peters edging him out for first in the next corner. Then Blake retakes the lead!

Running order at the end of lap one – Wharton, Peters, Jackson Richardson, Cole Thompson, A J Catanzaro, Vince Friese. Poor starts by both Marvin Musquin (12th), Jeremy Martin (13th), and Wil Hahn (16th).

Five laps into this 15 lap race – Blake Wharton is leading, Kyle Peters is second, A J Catanzaro third, Vince Friese next, and Marvin Musquin has moved to fifth! Hahn has moved to seventh!

Musquin makes a beautiful pass to overtakes Friese for fourth now (on lap 8). Hahn goes by Friese as well (lap 10).

Will Blake Wharton win the 250 class at Indy for the second year in a row? Right now, with just two laps to go, it looks that way!

Marvin Musquin has come all the way up to second place! And then Blake Wharton has fallen on the last lap!

The checkered flag waves, the fireworks go off, and it is Marvin Musquin with the win! His second win in a row! Kyle Peters takes a well deserved second, with Wil Hahn coming back from a poor start just like Marvin to take third! Wharton recovers to fifth. (Full results below.)

Marvin Musquin wins again! Indy SX 2013!

Marvin Musquin wins again!

Marvin said “Of course I was looking for the win. But I didn’t get a good start. There was just no where to go at the start. I fought hard, I passed as many riders as I could, I was looking for Wharton, and unfortunately for Blake, he fell. It’s a lucky win – but I’ll take it. Thanks everyone!

450 SX Main Event – 20 laps: It’s Davi Millsaps with the early lead! But then just a couple corners in – James Stewart moves into the lead. The top three – James Stewart, Davi Millsaps, and Ryan Villopoto. Ryan Dungey is fourth.

On lap three – teammates Canard and Barcia are side by side – and Canard hits the dirt. He’s not getting up quickly …

At the end of lap five – James Stewart is still leading. Davi Millsaps is about two second back of Stewart. Ryan Villopoto is right behind Millsaps. And Ryan Dungey is holding fourth. Then it’s Andrew Short, Matt Goerke, Justin Barcia, Eli Tomac, Chad Reed, and Weston Peick. Trey Canard is not getting back into the race … but he is walking normally off the track back to the pits.

Lap six – Ryan Villopoto works his way past Millsaps and into second.

Lap seven. James Stewart stalls in a left hand corner! Ryan Villopoto has taken over the lead! All kinds of action is happening all over the track …

Dungey has been on the move. He’s past Millsaps and into second. The running order – Ryan Villopoto, Ryan Dungey, Davi Millsaps, Andrew Short, James Stewart, Justin Barcia, Matt Goerke, Eli Tomac and Chad Reed. And Dungey is closing on Villopoto for the lead …

Halfway point – Villopoto leads Dungey by less than a second. Davi Millsaps third. James Stewart fourth. Andrew Short fifth.

15 laps into this race – Villopoto, Dungey less than two seconds back, Millsaps third, Stewart fourth, then Barcia and Reed following … Dungey is closing back up a bit on Villopoto …

On the last lap, Millsaps has some kind of problem and Stewart easily goes by.

As the checkered flag falls for the conclusion of the race, Ryan Villopoto has done it. He has won the 2013 Indianapolis Supercross! Ryan Dungey is second, Davi Millsap third, James Stewart fourth (full results below).

Ryan Villopoto victorious Indy Supercross 2013

Ryan Villopoto victorious Indy Supercross 2013

Ryan Villopoto says “I had to push. We’ve been pushing hard. Indy is a great event, …. sometimes the track gets a bit sketchy though. Ryan (Dungey) was pushing hard.”

250 East Main Event Results:

  1. Marvin Musquin – KTM
  2. Kyle Peters – YAM
  3. Wil Hahn – HON
  4. A J Catanzaro – KAW
  5. Blake Wharton – SUZ
  6. Justin Hill – KAW
  7. Vince Friese – HON
  8. Mitchell Oldenburg – HON
  9. Gavin Faith – HON
  10. Peter Larsen – YAM
  11. S Clarke – KTM
  12. James Decotis – HON
  13. Zach Bell – HON
  14. Zach Freeberg – HON
  15. L Kilbarger – HON
  16. Cole Thompson – HON
  17. D Herriein – HON
  18. J Richardson – HON
  19. L Vincent – KTM
  20. Jeremy Martin – YAM

250 East Point standings:

  1. Wil Hahn -112
  2. Marvin Musquin – 103
  3. Blake Wharton – 88
  4. Dean Wilson – 87
  5. Kyle Peters – 67
  6. Justin Hill – 67
  7. Vince Friese – 65
  8. Jeremy Martin – 53
  9. Gavin Faith – 53
  10. James Decotis – 52
  11. Mitchell Oldenburg – 49
  12. Cole Thompson – 42
  13. Zach Bell – 37
  14. A J Catanzaro – 36
  15. Peter Larsen – 30
  16. Lance Vincent – 30
  17. Zack Freeberg – 29
  18. Levi Kilbarger – 17
  19. Steven Clarke – 16
  20. Jackson Richardson – 14

450 Main Event Results:

  1. Ryan Villopoto – KAW
  2. Ryan Dungey – KTM
  3. James Stewart – SUZ
  4. Davi Millsaps – SUZ
  5. Justin Barcia – HON
  6. Chad Reed – HON
  7. Andrew Short – KTM
  8. Matt Goerke – KTM
  9. Eli Tomac – HON
  10. Weston Peick – SUZ
  11. Broc Tickle – SUZ
  12. Josh Hill – SUZ
  13. Justin Brayton – YAM
  14. P Nicoletti – YAM
  15. K Partridge – HON
  16. J Sipes – KAW
  17. Mike Alessi – SUZ
  18. Rob Kiniry – YAM
  19. Trey Canard – HON
  20. Jake Weimer – KAW

450 Point standings:

  1. Ryan Villopoto – 227
  2. Davi Millsaps – 218
  3. Ryan Dungey – 210
  4. Chad Reed – 178
  5. Justin Barcia – 168
  6. Trey Canard – 165
  7. James Stewart – 155
  8. Andrew Short – 136
  9. Justin Brayton – 112
  10. Broc Tickle – 109
  11. Matt Goerke – 108
  12. Mike Alessi – 83
  13. Jake Weimer – 79
  14. Weston Peick – 56
  15. Eli Tomac – 52
  16. Josh Grant – 40
  17. Jimmy Albertson – 38
  18. Kyle Chisholm – 38
  19. Matt Lemoine – 34
  20. Robert Kiniry – 31

 

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