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Round 14 – AMA/FIM Supercross Series 2010 – St. Louis – April 17

Published April 18th, 2010

Ryan Dungey, racing for Team Rockstar Makita Suzuki, has won the St. Louis Supercross! He extends his points lead over Ryan Villopoto by another 24 points, as Villopoto has a crash in the main event to officially finish 20th. Justin Barcia wins 250 East Regional Supercross Main Event, defending East champ Pourcel DNF

450 Supercross Results
1. Ryan Dungey

SUZ

2. Kevin Windham

HON

3. Andrew Short

HON

4. Nick Wey

KAW

5. Chad Reed

KAW

6. Justin Brayton

YAM

7. Michael Byrne

YAM

8. Kyle Chisholm

YAM

9. Davi Millsaps

HON

10. Thomas Hahn

SUZ

11. Jason Lawrence

YAM

12. J Keeney

KAW

13. Josh Hill

YAM

14. Chris Blose

HON

15. Matt Boni

HON

16. Jason Thomas

SUZ

17. Ivan Tedesco

YAM

18. M Rivas

KAW

19. J Gibson

YAM

20. Ryan Villopoto

KAW

450 Points

Ryan Dungey 302

Ryan Villopoto 266

Josh Hill

225

Kevin Windham 223

Davi Millsaps 215

Justin Brayton 191

Ivan Tedesco 183

Nick Wey 159

Thomas Hahn

139
Kyle Chisholm

136

Michael Byrne 131

Trey Canard 103

Andrew Short 102
Chris Blose 95
Jason Thomas 69
Grant Langston 66

Matt Boni 57

Jason Lawrence

53
James Stewart 51
Chad Reed

38

250 East Results
1. Justin Barcia

HON

2. Dean Wilson

KAW

3. Brett Metcalfe

HON

4. Martin Davalos

YAM

5. Blake Baggett

SUZ

6. K Cunningham

YAM

7. M Willard

HON

8. Matt Lemoine

SUZ

9. S Clarke

SUZ

10. K Keylon

SUZ

11. Vince Friese

YAM

12. A Chatfield

KAW

13. J DeCotis

HON

14. J Hussey

KAW

15. L Smith

YAM

16. T Tapia

KTM

17. S Lipanovich

HON

18. L Kilbarger

HON

19. Ryan Sipes

YAM

20. Christophe Pourcel

KAW

250 East points

Christophe Pourcel 160

Justin Barcia 147
Brett Metcalfe 133

Austin Stroupe 126

Blake Baggett 118
Dean Wilson 105

Ryan Sipes 93

K Cunningham 84

Martin Davalos 83

Michael Willard 66

Matt Lemoine 61

James DeCotis 59

Troy Adams 58

Vince Friese 54

Adam Chatfield 47

Steven Clarke 46

Nico Izzi 41

Taylor Futrell 41
L Kilbarger 37

Jake Moss 33

Edwards Jones Dome

Ryan Dungey and Ryan Vilopoto bring their high stakes Supercross battle into St. Louis tonight, as they both look towards claiming their first ever AMA / FIM Supercross Series Championship.

In 450 Supercross timed practice, Justin Brayton had the quickest time, at 51 seconds. Ryan Dungey was second, and Ryan Villopoto was third.

In the 250 Lites East Regional series, Christophe Pourcel clinched that championship last weekend.

In the first race of the night, the 250 East Heat one, Brett Metcalfe won the six lap race. He was followed by Dean Wilson, and Christophe Pourcel.

In the 250 Heat two, the winner is Martin Davalos. He’s followed by Ryan Sipes and Justin Barcia.

Now it’s time for the 450 Supercross Class, Heat one. The winner of the eight lap race – Chad Reed! Second is Ryan Dungey, and third is Andrew Short.

In the 450 Supercross class Heat two, Justin Brayton wins his first heat of the year! Ryan Villopoto is second, then Kevin Windham, and fourth is Nick Wey.

It’s time for the final 250 East Main event of the year. 15 laps. Justin Barcia is the early leader, number 17 on the Honda. He’s followed by team-mate Brett Metcalfe, Ryan Sipes, Dean Wilson, and Martin Davalos. Christophe Pourcel is on the side of the track at the very second corner of the race!

At the ten lap mark, it’s still Justin Barcia leading, Dean Wilson has moved into second, Brett Metcalfe is third, then Martin Davalos, and fifth is Blake Baggett.

At the checkered flag, the winner is Justin Barcia! Second goes to Dean Wilson, third Brett Metcalfe … then Davalos and Baggett. Christophe Pourcel officially finished 20th.

Justin said: I had a great race out there. My day started out rocky. But my team pulled it all together. I pulled it all together. The track was awesome. I’m so happy. And I learned this season that a holeshot does a lot for you, along with being smart and consistent.

Time for what we came for – the 20 lap 450 Supercross class Main Event! And after they settle, it’s the top two ‘dawgs’ in Supercross, Ryan Dungey and Ryan Villopoto running one-two! On the fifth lap, Dungey leads Villopoto by just over one second. Third is Nick Wey, then Davi Millsaps, and Andrew Short.

At the halfway point, Villopoto is right on Dungey’s tail. He goes to make his move for the lead … and they both go down! It took a few seconds, but Villopoto gets going first and is in the lead. Dungey is right there, along with Short and Windham. At this ten lap mark it’s Ryan Villopoto leading! Then Ryan Dungey, Kevin Windham, Andrew Short, Ivan Tedesco, Davi Millsaps, Nick Wey, Justin Brayton, Chad Reed, and tenth position is Michael Byrne. Villopoto and Dungey are certainly the class of the field …

But Villopoto has crashed! As they enter the 13th lap, it’s Dungey, Windham, Short, Tedesco, Wey, Brayton, and Reed. Villopoto is done? Ryan Villopoto is done. He will not finish this race. And his season could be done. And Ryan Dungey could be looking at the 2010 AMA Supercross Series Championship within a few weeks, as if things stay the same as right now, he stands to gain 24 points tonight on Villopoto. Villopoto is on the side of the track, and is being looked at by medical personnel – specifically his right leg.

The finish, after 20 laps of racing – Ryan Dungey wins! Kevin Windham with another great ride to finish second. Andrew Short with a great ride for third. Nick Wey has a nice ride for fourth. Chad Reed is fifth, Justin Brayton is sixth, Michael Byrne seventh.

This race has encapsulated the good, the bad, and the ugly of what supercross racing is all about. The good – the popular Justin Barcia, with his great riding style and enthusiasm, has won the 250 East main event. The bad – defending East Supercross Champion has a less than stellar night … but he’ll be back : ) It’s possible he’ll ride a 450 in the two remaining West events, and then for sure he’ll be back on the 250 for the East/West Shootout in Las Vegas on May 8th. More good – Ryan Dungey and the Suzuki team are much closer to winning the 2010 AMA Supercross Series premiere title. Ryan won tonight in St. Louis in the 450 class, and has a little bit of a points cushion now with just three rounds remaining. The ugly – Ryan Villopoto, who had won seven Supercross main events this year, and made the series interesting as he tried to chase down Ryan Dungey over the past few weeks, could have had his entire season ended this evening. We’ll know more later about Ryan’s health status as we hear directly from Kawasaki.

Ryan Dungey said: It got really hectic out there tonight. I focused on getting a good start, and got off to a great start. It was a fun day. We worked really hard this week to get the bike ready … it was really crazy … about half way thru (the main event) we went down, and from there is was a tough race. Sadly Ryan (Villopoto) made that mistake … I hope he is alright.

Tonight was the final round of the ‘East’ series. The ‘West’ resumes next week, with the battle between Jake Weimer and Trey Canard. There are only three events left in this 2010 Supercross season – next weekend in Seattle, then the following Saturday in Salt Lake City, and then the Finale in Las Vegas on May 8th.

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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: 100 (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)


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