Round 9 – Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series 2013 – St. Louis

Published March 2nd, 2013

Ryan Villopoto wins the 2013 St. Louis Supercross 450 Main Event! James Stewart finishes second, series points leader Davi Millsaps sixth. Wil Hahn wins his second ever 250 East Main Event ahead of Dean Wilson. Hahn takes over points lead as series heads to Daytona International Speedway next Saturday.

Inside the Edward Jones Dome

This is the Edward Jones Dome, home of the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League (NFL).

In today’s timed practice for the 250 East riders, it’s series points leader Dean Wilson with the quickest lap – 49.5 seconds. Marvin Musquin is next – 50.6 seconds. Then Wil Hahn, Jeremy Martin on Yamaha, Gavin Faith, Blake Wharton,  AJ Catanzaro, Zach Bell, Vince Friese, and Justin Hill rounding out the top ten (51.9). 55 riders attempted to qualify.

Dean Wilson fastest 250 Qualifier in St. Louis

Dean Wilson

In timed practice for the premiere 450 SX class riders, it’s James Stewart with the quickest lap at 49.03 seconds. Ryan Villopoto is next at 49.27, then Davi Millsaps 49.51, Eli Tomac 49.55, Chad Reed 49.8, Justin Barcia 49.91, Ryan Dungey 49.97, then Justin Brayton, Jimmy Albertson, and Kyle Chisholm (50.5) finish off the top ten. 47 riders attempted to qualify.

James Stewart fastest 450 Qualifier in St. Louis

James Stewart

 

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The first race of the night is the first six lap heat race for the 250 East Regional class. And the early leader is Blake Wharton, riding the number 13 Suzuki. ‘Rookies’ Zach Bell (167 Honda) and Justin Hill (317 Kawasaki) run second and third. On lap five, Zach Bell has problems … and at the finish, it’s Blake Wharton winning, Justin Hill second, and Jeremy Martin (77 Yamaha) grabbing third. Marvin Musquin finishes fifth. Zach Bell finishes 11th.

250 East Heat 2 – it’s Dean Wilson, the 250 East series points leader – leading the race. Lance Vincent (KTM) is second.

But Wil Hahn is moving up. When the checkered flag comes out after this six lap race, it’s Dean Wilson winning, Wil Hahn next, followed by Vince Friese and Lance Vincent.

Now it’s time for the first 450 SX heat. This race is going to be eight laps. Defending Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series Champion, the guy on the green Kawasaki with that big number 1 plate on it – Ryan Villopoto, is leading.

As they settle, on the start of the third lap it’s RV2 leading, Justin Barcia is second, Justin Brayton third, Andrew Short fourth, and Mike Alessi fifth. Eli Tomac is seventh, Trey Canard ninth.

Ryan Villopoto makes easy work of this race, winning over Justin Barcia and Justin Brayton. Fourth goes to Andrew Short, fifth to Mike Alessi, sixth to Trey Canard. Eli Tomac finishes 12th, which means he’s going to the LCQ (Last Chance Qualifier).

450 SX Heat 2 – this should be good. James Stewart, Ryan Dungey, Chad Reed – all former supercross champions. And, current series points leader Davi Millsaps!

At the end of lap one, it’s James Stewart out front and leading Davi Millsaps, Ryan Dungey, Phil Nicoletti, Kyle Partridge, and Chad Reed.

At the halfway point, it’s Stewart leading Millsaps by almost 2 seconds. Dungey is third. Chad Reed has moved to fourth place.

The checkered flag is out, and the win goes to James Stewart! Davi Millsaps second, Ryan Dungey third, and Chad Reed is fourth.

The 250 LCQ goes four laps. And only the top two transfer to the main event. In this LCQ, it’s Zach Bell and Gavin Faith first and second.

The 450 LCQ goes six laps. Once again, only the top two advance to the main event. Eli Tomac first, and Jimmy Albertson comes up to take second!

15 lap 250 East Main Event: It’s Wil Hahn with the early lead! He’s being chased by Vince Friese, Blake Wharton, Lance Vincent, Dean Wilson, Marvin Musquin, Gavin Faith and James Decotis.

Five laps in – Wil Hahn is aiming for his second ever 250 Main Event win. He’s leading. Blake Wharton is second, about two seconds back. Dean Wilson is third. Then Marvin Musquin, Vince Friese, Faith, Decotis, Peter Larsen, Jeremy Martin, Cole Thompson, and Zach Bell. Justin Hill is 19th.

Wilson is charging on Wharton. Lap eight – Wilson gets by Wharton. It’s now Hahn leading Wilson by less than two seconds!

Five laps to go. Wilson is charging, and closing on Hahn. Just over one second separates them.

Three laps to go. Hahn’s lead is down to less than half a second over Wilson.

One lap to go – Hahn looks like he’s going to hold of Wilson for the win!

The checkered flag falls, and it’s Wil Hahn winning his second Main Event of the season on the number 19 GEICO Honda machine! Dean Wilson is second, Blake Wharton third, Marvin Musquin fourth, and Jeremy Martin fifth! (Full results below.)

Wil Hahn does it in St. Louis!

Wil Hahn does it in St. Louis!

Time for the 20 lap 450 SX Main Event: Guess who got the holeshot? Did you guess Mike Alessi? (Yes, he did.) He’s followed by Justin Barcia, James Stewart, Ryan Villopoto and Chad Reed. Davi Millsaps is seventh. Ryan Dungey is eighth. Trey Canard is 18th.

Unfortunately, as lap three was being completed, Kyle Chisholm crashes, and he’s not getting up. This race is being red-flagged …

Restart: this is going to be one of the staggered restarts. They’ll line up in the order they were in when the race was red-flagged. Stewart, Barcia, Villopoto, etc. They will go 17 more laps to make a total of 20.

As they get settled and run a couple of laps after the restart, for a total of five laps completed, it’s James Stewart leading, Justin Barcia second, Ryan Villopoto third, Chad Reed fourth, Ryan Dungey, Mike Alessi, and Davi Millsaps follow. Tomac is 17th.

Just past the halfway point, Ryan Villopoto has charged past James Stewart and into the lead! And as they now near lap 15, Villopoto is stretching his lead.

James Stewart is second – almost four seconds behind Villopoto. Third place now belongs to …. Chad Reed! Ryan Dungey is fourth! Justin Barcia back to fifth. And Davi Millsaps is up to sixth!

At the end of this 20 lap main event, Ryan Villopoto has claimed another victory! He wins! James Stewart finishes second! Chad Reed third. Then Dungey, Barcia, and Millsaps (full results below).

Ryan Villopoto wins the 2013 St. Louis Supercross

Ryan Villopoto wins the 2013 St. Louis Supercross

The four Supercross Champions in the race all finish in the top four positions in the final.

250 East Main Event Results:

  1. Wil Hahn – HON
  2. Dean Wilson – KAW
  3. Blake Wharton – SUZ
  4. Marvin Musquin – KTM
  5. Jeremy Martin – YAM
  6. Vince Friese – HON
  7. James Decotis – HON
  8. Cole Thompson – HON
  9. Zach Bell – HON
  10. Peter Larsen – HON
  11. Gavin Faith – HON
  12. Z Freeberg – HON
  13. A Catanzaro – KAW
  14. K Hussey – KAW
  15. Mitchell Oldenburg – HON
  16. Justin Hill – KAW
  17. Levi Kilbarger – HON
  18. Daniel Herriein – HON
  19. Lance Vincent – KTM
  20. Shawn Rife – HON

250 East Point standings:

  1. Wil Hahn – 70
  2. Dean Wilson – 69
  3. Blake Wharton – 60
  4. Marvin Musquin – 53
  5. Vince Friese – 39
  6. Gavin Faith – 38
  7. Justin Hill – 36
  8. James Decotis – 34
  9. Jeremy Martin – 32
  10. Kyle Peters – 31
  11. Zach Bell – 26
  12. Cole Thompson – 25
  13. Mitchell Oldenburg – 25
  14. L Vincent – 22
  15. G Swanepoel – 13
  16. Peter Larsen – 11
  17. Jackson Richardson – 11
  18. AJ Catanzaro – 11
  19. Levi Kilbarger – 11
  20. Adam Guiley – 10

450 Main Event Results:

  1. Ryan Villopoto – KAW
  2. James Stewart – SUZ
  3. Chad Reed – HON
  4. Ryan Dungey – KTM
  5. Justin Barcia – HON
  6. Davi Millsaps – SUZ
  7. Mike Alessi – SUZ
  8. Trey Canard – HON
  9. Justin Brayton – YAM
  10. Andrew Short – KTM
  11. Broc Tickle – SUZ
  12. Jake Weimer – KAW
  13. Eli Tomac – HON
  14. Jimmy Albertson – HON
  15. Matt Goerke – KTM
  16. Kyle Partridge – HON
  17. Robert Kiniry – YAM
  18. Weston Peick – SUZ
  19. Phil Nicoletti – YAM
  20. Kyle Chisholm – YAM

450 Point standings:

  1. Davi Millsaps – 189
  2. Ryan Villopoto – 177
  3. Ryan Dungey – 166
  4. Trey Canard – 148
  5. Chad Reed – 147
  6. Justin Barcia – 132
  7. James Stewart – 122
  8. Andrew Short – 113
  9. Justin Brayton – 103
  10. Broc Tickle – 87
  11. Matt Goerke – 85
  12. Mike Alessi – 74
  13. Jake Weimer – 70
  14. Weston Peick – 42
  15. Josh Grant – 40
  16. Jimmy Albertson – 38
  17. Kyle Chisholm – 38
  18. Matt Lemoine – 34
  19. Vince Friese – 30
  20. Rob Kiniry – 28

 

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