Round 16 – AMA/FIM Supercross Series 2010 – Salt Lake – May 1

Published May 1st, 2010

Kevin Windham wins Salt Lake City Supercross – his second victory in a row! Josh Hansen wins 250 West Supercross Main Event, … but Jake Weimer is the 2010 AMA Western Regional Supercross Champion! This race had not only a lot of action, but a lot of rain and snow!

450 Supercross Results
1. Kevin Windham

HON

2. Davi Millsaps

HON

3. Andrew Short

HON

4. Ryan Dungey

SUZ

5. Kyle Chisholm YAM

6. Michael Byrne

YAM

7. Justin Brayton YAM

8. Thomas Hahn SUZ

9. Nick Wey KAW

10. C Blose HON

11. K Cunningham

YAM

12. T Adams

SUZ

13. K Partridge KAW

14. W Peick YAM

15. Jeff Gibson

YAM

16. J Thomas SUZ

17. J Browne

KAW

18. Gray Davenport

KAW

19. Josh Hill

YAM

20. Ryan Clark

HON

450 Point Standings

Ryan Dungey 338

Kevin Windham 273

Ryan Villopoto 266

Davi Millsaps 253

Josh Hill 229

Justin Brayton 225

Nick Wey 186

Ivan Tedesco 183

Thomas Hahn

174
Kyle Chisholm

163

Michael Byrne 160

Andrew Short 134

Chris Blose 112
Trey Canard 103
Jason Thomas 74
Matt Boni 67

Grant Langston 66

Jason Lawrence 62
James Stewart 51
Chad Reed

51

250 West Results
1. Josh Hansen

KAW

2. Trey Canard HON

3. Wil Hahn HON

4. Ryan Morais

SUZ

5. Jake Weimer

KAW

6. Broc Tickle

YAM

7. P Nicoletti

KTM

8. H Hewitt

SUZ

9. T Baker

YAM

10. Jeff Alessi

YAM

11. C Seely

HON

12. Blake Wharton

HON

13. R Kiniry

SUZ

14. Max Anstie

YAM

15. S Borkenhagen

KTM

16. D Vawser

KAW

17. J Canada

KAW

18. L Powell

KAW

19. C Howell

YAM

20. Chris Gosselaar

HON

250 West Point Standings

Jake Weimer 171

Wil Hahn 156
Trey Canard 153

Broc Tickle 140
Blake Wharton 116
Josh Hansen 100
Cole Seely 100
Phil Nicoletti 83
Max Anstie 82

Ryan Morais 76
Travis Baker 75

Jeff Alessi 75

Hunter Hewitt 59

Robert Kiniry 59

S Borkenhagen 41
C Gosselaar 36

Antonio Balbi 33

Ryan Clark 32
Gautier Paulin 30

PJ Larsen 29

Rice-Eccles Stadium

Today’s practice was changed because of the track conditions. Practice started at 3:45pm local time. The track was completely covered up. It had been raining … even a few minutes of snow! But the sun has come out, the track covers are coming off, and the track crew is working very hard and doing a great job to make it 100% perfect for tonight!

The Rice-Eccles Stadium is home to the Utah Utes college football team, and, was the centerpiece, including opening & closing ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics. It’s a great venue, with a tremendous view of the mountains surrounding the city of Salt Lake and the stadium.

There was one practice session for each group of riders. In the 450 class, last weekend’s winner, Kevin Windham, posted the quickest lap time, at 48 seconds. Right behind him in timed order were Andrew Short, Josh Hill, Justin Brayton, Ryan Dungey and Davi Millsaps.

Chad Reed is not racing this weekend – he and his wife just had their first child this week!

In the 250 West Lites qualifying, Josh Hansen was the quickest, followed by Jake Weimer, Trey Canard, and Ryan Morais.

At 7:35pm, the first race of the night – 250 West Heat 1. Jake Weimer was the early leader, but the race is red-flagged (halted) because of a fallen rider on the track. Just as this race started, it has started to rain as well.

7:42 – Heat 1 for the 250′s get going (again). It’s number 12 Jake Weimer with the holeshot! And it’s starting to rain even harder! At the halfway point of this six lap race, Weimer has a nice lead over second place Ryan Morais. Third is number 126 Hunter Hewitt, fourth is Broc Tickle.

At the finish though, it’s Jake Weimer winning, Ryan Morais is second, third is Broc Tickle, fourth is Jeff Alessi. And it is starting to snow!

7:53 – Start of the next race – 250 West Heat 2. The leader at the start – Trey Canard! He’s followed by Josh Hansen, and Wil Hahn. Trey Canard is doing what Jake Weimer did in the first moto – pulling out a nice lead. Hansen still second, Hahn is third, Cole Seely number 200 is fourth.

On the final lap of this six lap Qualifier, Canard goes down at the end of a whoop section. Hansen passes as Canard remounts quickly. At the finish, Josh Hansen wins, Trey Canard is second, Wil Hahn third.

8:03 – Start of the 450 Supercross Qualifying Heat 1. Snow has stopped somewhat … it’s both snow and rain, but track is holding up quite well so far. After the first lap, the top two – Davi Millsaps in first, team-mate Andrew Short in second. Third is Justin Brayton, and then Nick Wey.

Millsaps is doing the same as the other leaders in the previous races – pulling a nice lead. At the end of this eight lap heat, Davi Millsaps is the winner! Andrew Short is next, followed by Justin Brayton, Nick Wey, and Michael Byrne.

8:15 – 450 Supercross Heat 2. The holeshot goes to … Kevin Windham! Kevin is already pulling out a lead on the first lap! Thomas Hahn is second, Kyle Chisholm 55 is third, and he’s followed by Kyle Cunningham and Ryan Dungey.

At the halfway point (four laps in), it’s Windham leading, T Hahn second, then Chisholm, Dungey, and K Cunningham.

The whoop section is tough. A lot of riders have fallen in that area. And on lap seven of this eight lap race, new Supercross Champion Ryan Dungey falls.

The winner of this heat – Kevin Windham! He wins by almost eight seconds over second place Kyle Chisholm. Third goes to Thomas Hahn, then K Cunningham, and Dungey recovers to fifth.

9:13 – it’s the 250 West Main Event – it’s not snowing … but it is raining hard. The leader on this first lap of action – Wil Hahn number 49. Josh Hansen is second. On a triple jump as they begin the second lap, Josh Hansen passes W Hahn for the lead! The West Championship chase between Weimer, Hahn, and Canard – at the end of this first lap – they are sixth, second, and seventh respectively. Weimer just needs a top 15 finish to clinch the championship.

As they start the fifth lap, it’s Josh Hansen leading, Wil Hahn is second, Ryan Morais is next, then Canard, H Hewitt, and Jake Weimer.

Not one person has left the stadium, even though it’s cold, raining, snowing, … mostly snowing right now as the racers approach the ten lap mark of this 15 lap race. Kudos to the Salt Lake City race fans! It’s starting to snow so hard right now, you can’t see clearly across the stadium. Don’t recall a race with snow like this …

At this ten lap mark, it’s Josh Hansen leading, Wil Hahn is second, Trey Canard is third, Ryan Morais is next, and fifth is Jake Weimer. Weimer will clinch the 250 West Supercross Championship if he maintains position, no matter what Hahn and Canard do.

The track is holding up very well, considering the weather. Lap times have only gone down for the fastest guys approx. six seconds in these conditions, compared to fastest laps in practice – 48 seconds to right now around 54 seconds.

Tonight, Josh Hansen wins the 250 West Main Event! It’s his first Main event win of the season! But the night belongs to Jake Weimer – with his fifth place finish, he clinches the 2010 AMA Western Regional Supercross Championship!

Jake Weimer said: I don’t even know what to say. A huge thanks to my team – Monster, Kawasaki, Pro Circuit, Mitch … everyone. This championship is for the entire team. I’d like to thank the fans, and my family for coming out … the list of people to thank goes on and on, especially my dad and family and team!

9:35 – it’s the start of the 450 Supercross 20 lap main event! The track is getting a little sloppy … you’ve got Kevin Windham and Davi Millsaps literally side by side from the start! But at the end of the first lap, it’s Kevin Windham leading, Davi Millsaps is second, Justin Brayton third, Michael Byrne is next, and Chris Blose is fifth. Ryan Dungey is eighth.

At the ten lap mark, halfway thru this race, Kevin Windham is out front by almost 10 seconds over Davi Millsaps. Windham is looking strong, continuing right where he left off last weekend in Seattle. Millsaps second. Michael Byrne is third. Kyle Chisholm fourth. Andrew Short next, followed by Ryan Dungey, Nick Wey, and Justin Brayton.

The rain and snow has almost stopped right now. But the track is definitely very difficult. Lap times are now approaching 1 minute for the fastest guys. By lap 14, Windham has lapped all the way up past fourth.

The white flag it out! This race will be cut down to 15 laps total! The checkered flag belongs to Kevin Windham! Kevin Windham has won his second supercross in a row! Millsaps second, then Andrew Short, making it a Honda 1-2-3. Ryan Dungey is fourth, and Kyle Chisholm fifth. Windham also moves into second position in the points chase.

Kevin Windham said: Man, unbelievable. I can’t believe it. Hats off to Honda racing … we went 1-2-3. Hats off to the fans too. It was snowing! I like the mud (of racing on the track)! I was probably the only rider here today that was excited when the rain came because I enjoy these conditions.

The 2010 AMA / FIM Supercross Series concludes next Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.

Click on thumbnail to view larger photos: Wil Hahn (49), Hahn and Hansen, Josh Hansen (100), 250 Main Holeshot, Broc Tickle (20), Jake Weimer (12), Ryan Dunger (5), Tommy Hahn (10), Davi Millsaps (18), Andrew Short (29), Kevin Windham (14), Windham and Dungey, 250 Podium (Hahn, Hansen, Canard), 450 Podium (Short, Windham, Millsaps), and Jake Weimer receiving #1 plate.

Practice pictures include: Andrew Short, Broc Tickle, Jake Weimer, Kevin Windham, Nick Wey, Ryan Dungey thru a right hand corner, Thomas Hahn, Trey Canard, Wil Hahn, the track covered up as it was raining and even snowing, overview of the pits, the snow covered mountains that surround the Rice-Eccles Stadium and Salt Lake City, and another view of the track/stadium/mountains.

In some very sad news, we’ve just learned that popular Motocross and Supercross racer Andrew McFarlane had died from a serious motorcycle crash at round 3 of the Australian National Motocross Series. More info is here at this link. Andrew will definitely be missed.

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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: 193 (First win 1976), Yamaha: 161 (First win 1974), Kawasaki: 100 (First win 1976), Suzuki: 56 (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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