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Round 8 – AMA Supercross 2008, Atlanta, GA – Feb 23

Published March 26th, 2008

Honda sweep – two riders win their first supercrosses. Davi Millsaps takes his first 450 Supercross Main, Trey Canard wins opening round of 250cc East Lites.

Read pre-race interview with Ryan Villopoto below.

450 Supercross Results
1. Davi Millsaps HON
2. Kevin Windham HON
3. Andrew Short HON
4. Tim Ferry KAW
5. Nate Ramsey YAM
6. Chad Reed YAM
7. Josh Summey YAM
8. Paul Carpenter HON
9. David Vuillemin SUZ
10. Jason Thomas HON
11. Ryan Clark HON
12. Heath Voss HON
13. B Johnson HON
14. Nick Wey KTM
15. Jake Marsack HON
16. Cole Siebler HON
17. Jeff Gibson KAW
18. Josh Hansen YAM
19. Josh Hill YAM
20. Troy Adams HON
450 Supercross Points
Chad Reed 184
Kevin Windham 159
Tim Ferry 137
Davi Milsaps 123
Andrew Short 121
Nate Ramsey 101
Josh Hill 84
Nick Wey 84
David Vuillemin 72
Mike Alessi 69
Josh Summey 67
Paul Carpenter 67
Ivan Tedesco 53
James Stewart 47
Heath Voss 45
Grant Langston 38
Troy Adams 37
Jake Marsack 35
Josh Hansen 35
Jason Thomas 35
250 Lites East Results
1. Trey Canard HON
2. Martin Davalos KTM
3. Ryan Sipes KTM
4. Jake Moss YAM
5. Tyler Bowers YAM
6. B Jesseman KAW
7. Josh Grant HON
8. Nico Izzi SUZ
9. Kyle Chisholm KAW
10. Ben Coisy HON
11. Ryan Morais YAM
12. Kyle Partridge HON
13. Ryan Mills HON
14. Billy Payne HON
15. Jimmy Albertson SUZ
16. Phil Nicoletti KAW
17. Ricky Renner KAW
18. Matt Boni HON
19. Nate Skaggs HON
20. Levi Kilbarger HON
250 Lites East Points
Trey Canard 25
Martin Davalos 22
Ryan Sipes 20
Jake Moss 18
Tyler Bowers 16
B Jesseman 15
Josh Grant 14
Nico Izzi 13
Kyle Chisholm 12
Ben Coisy 11
Ryan Morais 10
Kyle Partridge 9
Ryan Mills 8
Billy Payne 7
Jimmy Albertson 6
Phil Nicoletti 5
Ricky Renner 4
Matt Boni 3
Nate Skaggs 2
Levi Kilbarger 1

Recap

Honda sweep: Davi Millsaps takes 450 Supercross Main, Trey Canard wins opening round of 250cc East Lites.

450 Supercross: Chad Reed was the early leader, but on lap 5, Chad fell … and that put Davi Millsaps into the lead. And Millsaps, riding for the Honda Red Bull Team, won his first ever 20 lap 450 Supercross Main event, riding strong all the way to the checkered flag. Honda took all three spots on the podium, with Kevin Windham second, and Andrew Short third.

Series points leader Chad Reed ended up finishing sixth. Over 67,000 fans were in attendance.

250 East: The first round of 250cc Lites Eastern Division got going tonight in Atlanta. The winner, competing in his first major AMA supercross: Trey Canard, riding a Honda!

Pre race favorite Ryan Villopoto did not have a good night. He crashed in the main event, got going again slowly, but eventually pulled off the track for a DNF.

Second and third in the 15 lap main- two KTM riders – Martin Davalos & Ryan Sipes.

Photos

Photos in order: Trey Canard in action, Trey after victory, Tim Ferry 15, Davi Millsaps 118 in action, Millsaps on podium, Chad Reed 22, Andrew Short 29, Ryan Sipes & Martin Davalos, Ryan Villopoto 2 (notice brace on his right wrist), and Kevin Windham 14 in action.

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Ryan Villopoto pre race Interview

Courtesy Amanda, Kawasaki Motor Corp., and Pro Circuit

Amanda: Ryan, we are here in Atlanta for the first east coast race of the season, and your first race of the year. Can you tell us what has been going through your head the past couple of days, and today?

Ryan: Well, I’ve just been getting ready the past few weeks and showed up today to see where I’m at. As you know, I haven’t raced in a while, so I just want to get back out there and race myself back into shape, because I have been dealing with an injury for a while.

Amanda: You are running the #2 plate now (which has belonged to “The King” Jeremy Mcgrath for so many years). Was that your idea? Was the number open? Was it Jeremy’s idea? How did that come about?

Ryan: Well, the number was open, and I have had it for the last two years at MXON, and it was a low number that I could get, and it was what I took.

Amanda: Has Jeremy said anything to you about it? And do you feel any extra pressure ridding with that number?

Ryan: No, Not really, I just hope that I can do what he has done with it.

Amanda: How many west coast races did you attend this year?

Ryan: All three Anaheim’s, and San Diego.

Amanda: What’s it like sitting in the stands watching? Is it hard?

Ryan: It’s alright. Sometimes I wish I could go out there and at least ride practice to see what my lap times might be. But I knew my time was coming, and its here now.

Amanda: Now next year you are going to be riding in the 450 class, is that right?

Ryan: Yeah, in ’09 I will be on a 450.

Amanda: What’s that going to be like, racing every race in the series? Are you excited? Nervous?

Ryan: Its definitely going to be a long one (series). West (series) does eight rounds, and East does seven rounds I think, and the 450 class rides all of them, so it’s definitely something I am going to have to get used to.

Amanda: Earlier you mentioned an injury, your wrist has been a big talk around the pits, what’s going on with it right now? And how do you feel?

Ryan: In October I had it looked at and it needed to be worked on. That’s not when I hurt it, but it did need to be worked on. After being worked on, it actually made it worse. So I have been dealing with that, then I took 2 weeks off to have it looked at again, and rode 5 or 6 days before tonight’s Atlanta Supercross.

Amanda: You were really fast in practice today. Was your wrist giving you any problems out there?

Ryan: Today it is actually feeling pretty good. And we are just working on getting it back to where it should be.

Amanda: You have been racing for a long time; do you feel like a veteran out there with all of your experience? Or do you still feel as if you have something to prove, and you are learning every weekend?

Ryan: We learn new stuff all the time but, I guess in the Lites class I am a veteran. But in the 450 class I will be a rookie again.


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