Round 6 – Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series 2013 – San Diego
Supercross returns to Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. Davi Millsaps wins the 20 lap 450 SX Main Event and extends series points lead. Eli Tomac wins 250 Main Event, Kenny Roczen finishes second & maintains points lead as series heads East.
It was raining most of the day & night yesterday, but today is looking good – a lot of blue skies and sunshine, with some big, puffy clouds.
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In the photo gallery, you’ll see that the Troy Lee Designs team is rockin’ San Diego Charger style helmets. And, … it’s rumored that James Stewart Sr. will be racing the 1200cc class tonight?
Cole Seely and Jessy Nelson of TLD rockin’ the San Diego Charger’s style helmets
In 250 West Qualifying, it’s Martin Davalos on top with the quickest lap – 47.68 seconds. Eli Tomac next – 47.8. Zach Osborne 47.9. Cole Seely 48.1. Ken Roczen 48.2. 69 riders attempted to qualify.
Martin Davalos – quickest in 250 West SX Qualifying
In 450 SX Qualifying, it’s Supercross Champion Ryan Villopoto on top with his quickest lap of46.99. James Stewart next at 47.1. Then Barcia, Millsaps, Brayton, Dungey, Short, Canard, Reed and Lemoine tenth at 48.5. 61 riders attempting to qualify.
Ryan Villopoto – number 1 in 450 SX Qualifying
250 West Heat 1 – 7:40pm. This race will go six laps. The holeshot goes to number 38 Kyle Cunningham. As they settle on the second lap, it’s Eli Tomac in second, and third is Joey Savatgy. Cole Seely is eighth.
Kyle Cunningham holds of Tomac for the win. Third is Savatgy.
250 West Heat 2 – 7:53pm. It’s Christian Craig, Martin Davalos, Jason Anderson and Kenny Roczen!
Both Davalos and Anderson move past Craig. Running order with two laps to go – Davalos, Anderson, Craig, Roczen, Zach Osborne.
The finish – it’s Davalos with the win! Jason Anderson, Christian Craig, Ken Roczen, and Zach Osborne follow.
450 Heat 1 – 8:07pm. The 450 heat races go eight laps. The leader out of the first corner is …. number 18 Davi Millsaps! Second place is James Stewart! Trey Canard is third. These top three are already separating themselves from the rest of the pack. Ryan Dungey is in fourth …
Stewart is right on Millsaps back wheel. Lap 3, lap 4, lap five. At the end of lap five, Stewart goes inside Millsaps on a right hand corner just before the finish line … and into the lead. It’s Stewart, Millsaps, Canard, Dungey at the end of lap six.
James Stewart wins it! Davi Millsaps right behind! Trey Canard and Ryan Dungey are third and fourth.
450 Heat 1 – 8:22pm. Big holeshot to Justin Barcia. And Barcia rides off the track after bobbling halfway thru the first lap. At the end of the first lap it’s Andrew Short with the lead! He’s chased by Ryan Villopoto.
As they start lap three – it’s Ryan Villopoto leading. Andrew Short is second. Then Chris Blose, Matt Goerke, Weston Peick, and Chad Reed. Then Justin Brayton and Justin Barcia.
On lap five – this race is red-flagged. Stopped. There is an injured rider on the track …
OK, something you don’t see very often in supercross. In fact, we only recall it happening once before. They are going to restart this race – in a single file formation. So, it will be Villopoto first, Short second, then Blose, Goerke, Reed … Barcia seventh, Brayton eighth. We believe the injured rider is Jet Browne.
The heat race restart will have four laps to finish. Villopoto is lined up at the end of the start straight, at the entrance to the first corner. And then each rider is lined up behind the other … Short behind Villopoto … Blose behind Short, etc. etc.
They restart – Villopoto has the advantage. Followed by Short.
The finish of this heat – Ryan Villopoto wins. Andrew Short second. Chad Reed moves to third. Then Chris Blose, Justin Barcia, Matt Goerke, Justin Brayton, and Weston Peick.
The LCQ’s. Cole Seely wins the 250 class. Josh Hill wins the 450. It’s time for the Main Events.
250 West 15 lap Main Event – 9:30pm. Points leader Ken Roczen is lined up on the far left of the starting gate. It’s the number 21 of Jason Anderson with the holeshot! Eli Tomac is second. At the end of the first lap Kenny Roczen is third.
Cole Seely is involved in a first lap tangle – he’s circulating at the back of the pack.
Up front – it’s Jason Anderson leading. Tomac and Roczen are giving chase … it’s Suzuki, Honda, KTM.
Lap five. Jason Anderson leading. Eli Tomac chasing. Ken Roczen just a little ways behind them. At the end of lap five, Tomac slips inside of Anderson on a right hander and takes over the lead. The running order – Tomac, Anderson, Roczen, and Malcolm Stewart.
Lap eight – Roczen squeezes past Anderson and into second position. Tomac still leading.
This race belongs to Eli Tomac – he wins. Ken Roczen finishes right behind him. Third is Jason Anderson. (Full results below.)
Eli says “It’s good going into the break. It was a great race, and an awesome track. San Diego has been good to me. We’ll come back sweet in Seattle.”
Ken Roczen says “I struggled the whole day. I don’t know why. I started catching Eli towards the end of the main event. It was a good race. It’s important to keep the red plate (as the series points leader) and have the lead by 17 points.”
Eli Tomac wins 250 Main in San Diego
450 20 lap Main Event – 10:01pm. It’s Davi Millsaps with the lead! Broc Tickle is second, Chad Reed is third. Then Justin Brayton and Justin Barcia.
At the end of lap three it’s … Millsaps out front … Reed has moved to second place … Barcia is third, Tickle is fourth, Brayton fifth. Then Dungey, Stewart, Goerke, Villopoto.
Chad Reed is going for it. He’s .6 seconds behind Milsaps. And Barcia is right behind him. Then Brayton, Stewart, Dungey, Villopoto … Canard is ninth …
Ten laps in – halfway point. Millsaps leads Reedy by less than a second. Then, in a tight right hander, Reed falls.
Now it’s Millsaps, the 2013 series points leader, leading over Barcia by 2 seconds. Reed remounts in 7th place.
Lap 13. Running order – Millsaps, Barcia, Brayton, Ryan Dungey, James Stewart, Ryan Villopoto, Chad Reed.
Davi Millsaps is riding strong. He’s headed towards his second victory of the season, and more importantly, extends his series points lead.
Lap 19 – Villopoto stalls in a right hand corner.
The 20 lap Main Event sees Davi Millsaps winning! Justin Barcia is second, and Ryan Dungey moves up to third! (Full results below.)
Davi Millsaps is the winner of the 2013 San Diego Supercross
Third place Ryan Dungey says “It was good racing. Not the greatest of start though. I just tried to make the passes as quick as I can. Tonight was a good night overall. I’m happy with it. Just take it one race at a time. It’s a long series. I’ll keep plugging away.”
Winner Davi Millsaps says “I got the holeshot, lead all the laps … I’m very thankful. I didn’t think I had it (the holeshot), but we’ve been pretty consistent this year. Most of the lappers I lapped were my buddies. I think they looked back and let me by (laughs).”
250 West Main Event Results:
- Eli Tomac – HON
- Ken Roczen – KTM
- Jason Anderson – SUZ
- Austin Politelli – HON
- Kyle Cunningham – YAM
- Travis Baker – YAM
- Zach Osborne – HON
- Tyla Rattray – KAW
- Martin Davalos – KAW
- Jessy Nelson – HON
- Joey Savatgy – KTM
- Josh Cachia – KTM
- Christian Craig – HON
- Jean Ramos – KAW
- Cole Seely – HON
- Aaron Siminoe – KAW
- Chad Gores – HON
- Travis Bright – HON
- Chris Plouffe – HON
- Malcolm Stewart – KTM
250 West Point standings:
- Ken Roczen -138
- Eli Tomac – 121
- Cole Seely – 95
- Jason Anderson – 88
- Kyle Cunningham – 83
- Martin Davalos – 82
- Zach Osborne – 82
- Joey Savatgy – 62
- Christian Craig – 62
- Jessy Nelson – 60
- Tyla Rattray – 58
- Austin Politelli – 57
- Travis Baker – 53
- Malcolm Stewart – 46
- Max Anstie – 38
- Ryan Sipes – 31
- Josh Cachia – 29
- Jake Canada – 21
- Jean Ramos – 21
- Michael Leib – 16
450 Main Event Results:
- Davi Millsaps – SUZ
- Justin Barcia – HON
- Ryan Dungey – KTM
- James Stewart – SUZ
- Chad Reed – HON
- Ryan Villopoto – KAW
- Justin Brayton – YAM
- Trey Canard – HON
- Andrew Short – HON
- Mike Alessi – SUZ
- Broc Tickle – SUZ
- Matt Goerke – KTM
- Matt Lemoine – KAW
- Weston Peick – SUZ
- PJ Larsen – HON
- Rob Kiniry – YAM
- Chris Blose – YAM
- Josh Hill – SUZ
- Ben Lamay – YAM
- Kyle Partridge – SUZ
450 Point standings:
- Davi Millsaps – 132
- Ryan Dungey – 113
- Ryan Villopoto – 105
- Trey Canard – 105
- Chad Reed – 97
- Justin Barcia – 83
- Andrew Short – 83
- James Stewart – 74
- Justin Brayton – 67
- Broc Tickle – 57
- Matt Goerke – 56
- Jake Weimer – 48
- Mike Alessi – 40
- Josh Grant – 40
- Kyle Chisholm – 37
- Matt Lemoine – 34
- Vince Friese – 30
- Weston Peick – 29
- Kevin Windham – 21
- Jimmy Albertson – 21
Next weekend the series heads to Cowboy Stadium in Dallas for Round 7. It’s also the start of the 250 East SX series.