Supercross.com’s Fan Guide to Supercross 2011: Toronto, Canada
We provide direct links to the things we think you’ll find interesting and helpful on Supercross.com, as the 2011 Monster Energy Supercross comes to the Rogers Centre, in Toronto, Canada for Round 12 of the AMA Supercross Series!
See the results, points and more from last week’s crazy race in Jacksonville, and where Honda’s Trey Canard won. The top five in points are now tightly bunched together! In the Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class GEICO Honda’s Justin Barcia, and leads that championship chase.
But first, info courtesy Feld Motor Sports:
Series points leader Ryan Villopoto “I was really disappointed with how things went in Jacksonville. I have been feeling really good and it didn’t show. Everyone has bad days and I’m really glad I got out of there healthy. My focus remains the same and I just want to get back out there so I can make up the points I lost.”
James Stewart says about last weekend in Jacksonville “I was really hoping to pull this one out. It was my home state, I’m familiar with the tracks, all my fans were there cheering me on and it’s just really disappointing for me, my team, my sponsors and my fans. It’s all about Toronto and the rest of the season now.”
Jacksonville winner Trey Canard “Opening the main, I was really excited about my start, which has been my downfall this year. I thought the first 12 laps were solid, I rode really well. Late in the race, I switched up my line in the whoops and it was definitely not working which made me run up into a few lappers and lose momentum. Reed really closed up on me at the end and I felt the pressure. He passed me at one point, but something clicked and I charged right back to the front. The last two laps I rode good and did what I needed to do to take the win.”
In the Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class championship, there have been four different winners in five races. GEICO Honda’s Justin Barcia kicked off the night by taking an early lead with GEICO Honda teammate Blake Wharton and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Dean Wilson trailing closely. Barcia carried this lead for all 15 laps to earn his fourth career win in the Supercross Lites class. Finishing second and third were Wilson and DNA Shred Stix/Star Yamaha’s Ryan Sipes, respectively.
“I knew I was going to have a good day early on,” said Barcia. “It was rough in the middle of the day and I tweaked my wrist a bit. It wasn’t a pretty win that’s for sure, but I’m just glad to get out of here safe.”
Last year, Monster Energy Supercross only visit outside the United States was a resounding success as 42,083 devoted Canadian fans packed into Toronto’s Rogers Centre for the 10th race of the season. Villopoto raced to his fifth win of the year, while Justin Barcia captured the first Lites class win of his career.
The first AMA Supercross race held in Toronto was December 4, 2004 when Ricky Carmichael won on a Honda. When Toronto became a regular part of the Monster Energy Supercross schedule on March 29, 2008, Chad Reed won on a Yamaha. James Stewart is the only two-time Supercross class winner in Toronto.
Past Toronto winners Supercross Class: March 13, 2010: Ryan Villopoto, March 28, 2009: James Stewart, March 29, 2008: Chad Reed, December 2, 2006: Chad Reed, December 3, 2005: James Stewart, December 4, 2004: Ricky Carmichael
Past Toronto winners Supercross Lites Class: March 13, 2010: Justin Barcia, March 28, 2009: Christophe Pourcel, March 29, 2008 Shaun Skinner, December 2, 2006: Martin Davalos, December 3, 2005: Davi Millsaps, December 4, 2004: Nate Ramsey
Tickets are available at the Rogers Centre Box Office, all Ticketmaster retail locations, or charge by phone at 416.870.8000. Practice and qualifying begins at 12:30 p.m., and the main event begins at 7:00 p.m. Gold level tickets: $40; Extreme tickets: $25; Treadhead tickets: $15; Pizza Pizza Kids tickets: $15.
SPEED will broadcast the AMA Supercross class at 12:00 p.m. EST/9:00 a.m. PST and the AMA Supercross Lites class at 6:00 p.m. EST/3:00 p.m. PST on March 27, 2011.
Supercross Laps Lead this season so far: James Stewart 72, Ryan Villopoto 67, Chad Reed 33, Trey Canard 33, Kevin Windham 10, Ivan Tedesco 3, Ryan Dungey 1, Brett Metcalfe 1
Supercross Lites Class Laps Lead this season so far: Josh Hansen 34, Justin Barcia 28, Broc Tickle 22, Blake Baggett 22, Eli Tomac 18, Cole Seely 15, Blake Wharton 11, Ryan Sipes 8, Dean Wilson 6, Ken Roczen 1
Quick links on Supercross.com:
- AMA Supercross Race Results – this is where you get the results, story, and photos from tonight’s race in Toronto!
- Supercross.com’s iPhone Race Results App for 2011
- 2011 World MX1 and MX2 GP Motocross Schedule!
- Racer Profiles
- Supercross.com’s Community – build your own profile, post in the message boards, and more
- Supercross.com’s YouTube Video Channel
- AMA National Supercross and Motocross Numbers for 2011 season
- 2011 AMA Supercross Schedule
- 2011 Supercross Television Schedule
- Follow Supercross.com on Facebook
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- Mini Moto Supercross in Las Vegas coming!
- Photo Feature: Jacksonville Supercross
- Video: Justin Barcia Mini-view