Round 13 – AMA/FIM Supercross Series 2010 – Houston – April 10
Ryan Villopoto wins Houston Supercross and is now only 12 points behind 2010 Supercross points leader Ryan Dungey. With Austin Stroupe out tonight, Christophe Pourcel easily wins the 250 East Main Event, and the 2010 AMA 250 East Supercross Championship! Chad Reed fourth is his return to 450 Supercross racing
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Austin Stroupe dislocated his shoulder in practice and is out tonight along with Nico Izzi (toe) and Jake Moss (finger).
250 East Lites Heat #1: Martin Davalos takes the checkered flag, followed by Dean Wilson with the fastest lap time, Blake Bagget and Justin Barcia.
250 East Lites Heat #2: Willard comes away with hole shot. Christophe Pourcel takes the win with a best lap of 48.069 seconds, followed by Ryan Sipes, Arenacross rider Decotis takes 3rd place just edging out veteran Brette Metcalfe.
450 Supercross Heat #1: After elbow surgery earlier this week, Davi Millsaps takes the holeshot and holds off Kevin Windham to win Heat 1. Andrew Short, who’s back after the foot injury he sustained at San Diego, finished 3rd, followed by Josh Hill in 4th. After a bad start Ryan Villopoto finishds strong with a 5th place finish.
450 Supercross Heat #2: The holeshot and win goes to Ryan Dungey with a best lap time of 48.013 seconds. Ivan Tedesco finishes off the heat race with a 2nd place finish and Chad Reed (in his first race back) rounds off the top 3. Tommy Hahn and JLaw finish 4th and 5th respectively.
250 East Lites LCQ: Kyle Cunningham and Troy Adams finish 1, 2 to make it to the Lites main event.
450 Supercross LCQ: Kyle Chisholm and Kyle Regal finish 1, 2 to make the Supercross main event.
250 East Lites Main Event: Blake Baggett takes the holeshot, but Christophe Pourcel takes the lead after that. After the first lap its Pourcel, Bagget and Dean Wilson rounding off the top 3.
After 7 laps, there is no change in the top 3. Justin Barcia and Martin Davalos are battling for 4th position with Brett Metcalfe in 6th place.
10 laps down with no change in the top 3, but Barcia is only chasing down Dean Wilson for 3rd. Davalos falls behind Metcalfe and falls back to 6th while Ryan Sipes tries to make his way from 19th and into the top 10.
The winner of the 15 lap main event, and 2010 East Coast Lites Champion, once again, is Christophe Pourcel, followed Blake Baggett in 2nd and Justin Barcia in 3rd to round out the podium. After being in 3rd for almost the entire race, Dean Wilson crashed on the final lap and finished in 9th.
450 Supercross Main Event: Ryan Villopoto gets the holeshot followed by Josh Hill with Kevin Windham and Ryan Dungey battling for 3rd. Chad Reed and Andrew Short are out of the top 10 to start the race.
Jason Lawrence goes down on lap 4 and Chad Reed moves into 8th place.
Lap 6 Josh Hill takes Dungey up high on a turn, Ivan Tedesco takes advantage and moves into 3rd place.
11 laps into the 20 lap Supercross Main Event, its Villopoto, Windham and Tedesco. Dungey stalls his bike and falls to 7th place as Millsaps, Hill and Reed pass him.
Chad Reed makes the pass on Davi Millsaps on lap 15 to move into 4th place, with no change in the top 3 as Villopoto, Windham and Tedesco lead the Main event.
At the end of the night, and he led all 20 laps, Ryan Villopoto wins in Houston. He is followed by Kevin Windham, and Ivan Tedesco rounding off the top 3. Chad Reed finishes in 4th place with Ryan Dungey losing 9 points to Villopoto by finishing in fifth place.
450 Supercross winner Ryan Villopoto said after the race: I think this is my first actual holeshot of year … It’s always great to get a good start. I’ve definitely struggled in practices this season. I don’t know why but I turn it around come race time. It bums me out when I look at the board in practice and I’m not on it, but at end of the night it’s awesome to lead all 20 laps and come out with a win. And tonight I was able to gain a lot of points.
250 East Supercross winner and 2010 AMA East Supercross Champion Christophe Pourcel said: I didn’t know I could win the championship tonight. I always go out and race and try to win every weekend. You never know when you might win the title and I did tonight. I’m happy. I’m just going to get a good night’s rest and try to win next week. Then I can celebrate.
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Facts & stats courtesy Feld Motor Sports:
AMA Supercross Class Titles by Brand: Honda: 15 (1982, ’83, ’84, ’86, ’88, ’89, ’90, ’91, ’92, ’93, ’94, ’95, ’96, ’02, ’03), Yamaha: 11 (1974, ’77, ’78, ’79, ’80, ’98, ’99, ’00, ’04, ’08, ’09), Kawasaki: 6 (1976, ’85, ’87, ’97, ’01, ’07), Suzuki: 3 (1981, ’05, ’06), Can-Am: 1 (1975)
AMA Supercross Class Wins by Brand: Honda: 192 (First win 1976), Yamaha: 161 (First win 1974), Kawasaki: 99 (First win 1976), Suzuki: 55 (First win 1976), Can-Am: 7 (First win 1974), CZ: 2 (First win 1974)
AMA Supercross Class Champions: Jeremy McGrath: 7 (’93, ’94, ’95, ’96, ’98, ’99, ’00), Ricky Carmichael: 5 (’01, ’02, ’03, ’05, ’06), Bob Hannah: 3 (’77, ’78, ’79), Jeff Stanton: 3 (’89, ’90, ’92), Jeff Ward: 2 (’85, ’87), Chad Reed: 2 (’04, ’08), James Stewart: 2 (’07, ’09), Rick Johnson: 2 (’86, ’88), Jim Ellis: 1 (’75), Jim Weinert: 1 (’76), Mike Bell: 1 (’80), Mark Barnett: 1 (’81), Donnie Hansen: 1 (’82), David Bailey: 1 (’83), Johnny O’Mara: 1 (’84), J. M. Bayle: 1 (’91), Jeff Emig: 1 (’97)