RJ Says: State of Supercross

RJ Says: State of Supercross

As the West Region ends for a while, and East region gets ready to start up … In 250 West Supercross 2010, Jake Weimer and Trey Canard are showing a lot of confidence right now. I’m very impressed with both of these racers right now. This past race at Anaheim was a good example for both of them.

Series points leader Jake Weimer has a great heat race with a win, even after that heat was red-flagged. Jake had some trouble in the Main Event, but showed his smarts by charging hard the full 15 laps, coming up to eighth at the finish … that could literally save his season and potentially the championship title.

Trey had some problems in his heat, but came back very strong in the final – he won the 250 Main in Anaheim. That shows a lot of maturity from him as a rider.

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Trey Canard on top in Anaheim

They are both adapting well to the tracks, which this year seem to be a little tighter, which can sometimes make it harder to pass other riders on. Both are showing a lot of confidence, and a lot of maturity.

The big picture for the two of them right now is they get to settle down and take a break away from this series. Once you start racing in a new year, you reach a new plateau of physical fitness because you push yourself harder when racing as compared to practice. They’ve had six races back-to-back.

For Trey, he’s supposed to be doing a few East Coast races for Honda Red Bull racing in the 450 Supercross class. That will be a good (and new) experience for him lining up against the guys in the 450 class. You have the top three guys in supercross from last year – James Stewart, Chad Reed and Andrew Short all out of action with injuries – the sky is the limit for everyone. I think it will be a great confidence builder as well for Trey to get out there and run with the 450’s.

OK, now, big picture for the 450 Supercross class. You have three guys trying to separate themselves from the others, and it could very well be that one of these three riders will end up being the 2010 AMA Supercross Series Champion: Ryan Dungey, Josh Hill, and Ryan Villopoto.

Ryan Dungey, after coming off a great 450 ride in October at the Motocross des Nations, and starting this supercross season with a lot of confidence, … seems to me, … and I could be wrong, like he is thinking about the championship already. It seems like he’s looking at a lot of different things possibly different than how he has in the past. He might be riding more defensively than he was earlier in the season … he’s looking at potentially different set ups for suspension and tires, and possibly more.

I think if Ryan rides smooth and calculated like he did at the first couple of rounds, he’ll get back in the good groove that he was in.

Josh Hill: He’s been there (near the front) every weekend. Once he gets his ‘break thru’ win of this season, he’ll know that he can win, and I think he’ll be a different rider. He’s fun to watch, he’s really quick in a lot of areas, and isn’t afraid to mix it up with guys.

Ryan Villopoto: At the first couple rounds he didn’t look real impressive. He wasn’t ‘putting it all together’. But now, and you saw it last weekend in Anaheim, he rode very fast, was impressive, smooth, and made very few mistakes. I think he’s very comfortable running in the top position on the race track. Ryan looks to be ‘coming on’ right now, … and Hill and Dungey will have to do something about it if they want it to change.

RJ

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Jake Weimer winning in San Diego

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Ryan Dungey winning in Phoenix

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Josh Hill leading Davi Millsaps and Kevin Windham

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Ryan Villopoto winning in Anaheim last weekend


Youngstown Arenacross Results

Friday night! February 12

Ames Breaks Through with First-Career Victory at Night One in Youngstown

Catanzaro leads GPF 1-2 Finish in Arenacross Lites

In the AMA Arenacross Series return to Youngstown, Ohio and the Covelli Centre, the thousands of fans in attendance were witness to a bit of arenacross history when Spinechillers/Storm Lake Hondas Zach Ames, of Prospect, Ohio, captured his first-career AMA Arenacross class victory. GPF/Babbitts Kawasakis A.J. Catanzaro, of Middlefield, Conn., finally found his way to the top of the podium for the first time in the AMA Arenacross Lites class after a season of consistency.

After five rounds of dominance by the Babbitts Monster Energy/Ti Lube Kawasaki team of points leader Tyler Bowers, of Danville, Ky., Chad Johnson, of Rhinelander, Wis., and Josh Demuth, of North Richland Hills, Texas, Ames became the first rider in 2010 other than one of the aforementioned Babbitts competitors to win. The key to Ames success began out of the gates when he was able to capitalize on a good start and race at the front of the field in the early stages of the 25-lap main event. While he was challenged throughout, he was able to hold off the advances of his competitors. Demuth was able to keep the Babbitts streak of at least one podium finisher in each race in tact with a runner-up effort while defending champion Jeff Gibson, of Thornville, Ohio garnered just his third podium finish of the season.

Throughout 2010, Catanzaro has been one of the most consistent riders in the AMA Arenacross Lites class. It was only a matter of time before the talented rider made his move to the front of the field and after a stellar start on Friday night, he was able to do so. Catanzaros GPF teammate Daniel Aulsaybrook, from Ortonville, Mich., gave the team a 1-2 sweep while House of Kawasakis Justin Berry made it a 1-2-3 sweep for the green machines in third.

Bowers brought home a sixth-place finish in the AMA Arenacross class, but holds onto the points lead with a 19-point advantage over teammate Johnson, who finished seventh. Foremost Insurance Yamahas Tyler Bright, of Lexington, N.C., leads the AMA Arenacross Lites Eastern Regional Championship with just two races remaining by seven points over Wages and Factory Pech Racing Kawasakis Devon Pilkington, of Virginia Beach, Va., who sit tied in second.

Tickets for all rounds of the 2010 season can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com and www.arenacross.com.

For more information on the AMA Arenacross Series log on to www.arenacross.com.

AMA Arenacross Class Results (Youngstown, Ohio)

  1. Zach Ames, Prospect, Ohio, Honda
  2. Josh Demuth, North Richland Hills, Texas, Kawasaki
  3. Jeff Gibson, Thornville, Ohio, Honda
  4. Nathan Skaggs, Chillicothe, Ohio, Honda
  5. Gray Davenport, Lehi, Utah, Kawasaki
  6. Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ky., Kawasaki
  7. Chad Johnson, Rhinelander, Wis., Kawasaki
  8. Kevin Johnson, Spring, Texas, Kawasaki
  9. Tyler Bright, Lexington, N.C., Yamaha
  10. Cory Green, Nowata, Okla., Kawasaki

AMA Arenacross Lites Class Results (Youngstown, Ohio)

1. A.J. Catanzaro, Middlefield, Conn., Kawasaki

2. Daniel Aulsaybrook, Ortonville, Mich., Kawasaki

3. Justin Berry, Edmond, Okla., Kawasaki

4. Tyler Bright, Lexington, N.C., Yamaha

5. Jim Neese, Julian, N.C., Yamaha

6. Cory Green, Nowata, Okla., Kawasaki

7. Kyle White, Freeport, Ill., Honda

8. Chad Wages, Frederick, Md., Suzuki

9. Davey Sterritt, Athens, N.Y., Kawasaki

10. Devon Pilkington, Virginia Beach, Va., Kawasaki

AMA Arenacross Class Points (After Race 9 of 19)

  1. Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ky., Kawasaki 196
  2. Chad Johnson, Rhinelander, Wis., Kawasaki 175
  3. Josh Demuth, North Richland Hills, Texas, Kawasaki 169
  4. Nathan Skaggs, Chillicothe, Ohio, Honda 151
  5. Jeff Gibson, Thornville, Ohio, Honda 136
  6. Zach Ames, Prospect, Ohio, Honda 130
  7. Brock Sellards, Sherodsville, Ohio, Honda 119
  8. Dave Ginolfi, Lake Hopatlong, N.J., Suzuki 107
  9. Kevin Johnson, Spring, Texas, Kawasaki 106
  10. Gray Davenport, Lehi, Utah, Kawasaki 95

AMA Arenacross Lites Class Eastern Regional Points (After Race 7 of 9)

  1. Tyler Bright, Lexington, N.C., Yamaha 117
  2. Devon Pilkington, Virginia Beach, Va., Kawasaki 110
  3. Chad Wages, Frederick, Md., Suzuki 110
  4. Daniel Aulsaybrook, Ortonville, Mich., Kawasaki 108
  5. Taylor Futrell, Clinton, N.C., Honda 74
  6. Patrick Massie, Washington Court, Ohio, Honda 60
  7. Davey Sterritt, Athens, N.Y., Kawasaki 55
  8. Kurt McCabe, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Honda 43
  9. Ryan Zimmer, Angier, N.C., Honda 36
  10. Derrick Brister, Boyd, Texas, Yamaha 34


Saturday night! February 13th

Demuth Garners Hard-Earned Victory in Wild Saturday Night from Youngstown

Bright Extends Lites Points Lead in Penultimate Round

After a memorable first night of action in the AMA Arenacross Series return to Youngtown, Ohios Covelli Centre, the worlds best arenacross riders produced one of the most exciting evenings of action in the history of the sport. In the end, Babbitts Monster Energy/Ti Lube Kawasakis Josh Demuth, of North Richland Hills, Texas, raced to his second AMA Arenacross class win of the season while Foremost Insurance Yamahas Tyler Bright, of Lexington, N.C., captured the AMA Arenacross Lites victory.

The 25-lap AMA Arenacross main event was a showcase of competitiveness for the thousands of Ohio fans. Three riders spent time at the front of the field with Babbitts Monster Energy/Ti Lube Kawasakis Chad Johnson, of Rhinelander, Wis., grabbing the holeshot and asserting himself at the front of the field in the early stages. Soon after, reigning champion Jeff Gibson, of Thornville, Ohio, made his move to the front in a bid for his first win of the season for Tuf Honda. As the pair battled, Demuth slowly worked his way into the mix along with Spinechillers/Storm Lake Honda teammates Nathan Skaggs, of Chillicothe, Ohio, and Zach Ames, of Prospect, Ohio. When all was said and done, Demuth found a way by Gibson and they would cross the line in that order. Ames triumphed in the multi-rider battle for third.

As the gates dropped on the penultimate round of the AMA Arenacross Lites Eastern Regional Championship, there was not a single rider on the track who could challenge Bright throughout the 16-lap main event. Jumping out to an early lead, the current class points leader never looked back and made himself the rider to beat in the season finale. Reynard Mods Kawasakis Cory Green, of Nowata, Okla., finished second with Petroleum Site Works Suzukis Chad Wages, of Frederick, Md., in third.

AMA Arenacross class points leader Tyler Bowers, of Danville, Ky., finished eighth on Saturday night and holds a 15-point advantage over teammate Demuth. Bright leads the AMA Arenacross Lites Eastern Regional Championship with one race remaining by 12 points over Wages.



AMA Arenacross Class Results (Youngstown, Ohio)

  1. Josh Demuth, North Richland Hills, Texas, Kawasaki
  2. Jeff Gibson, Thornville, Ohio, Honda
  3. Zach Ames, Prospect, Ohio, Honda
  4. Chad Johnson, Rhinelander, Wis., Kawasaki
  5. Kevin Johnson, Spring, Texas, Kawasaki
  6. Gray Davenport, Lehi, Utah, Kawasaki
  7. Tyler Bright, Lexington, N.C., Yamaha
  8. Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ky., Kawasaki
  9. Willy Browning, Pleasantville, Ohio, Honda
  10. Cory Green, Nowata, Okla., Kawasaki

AMA Arenacross Lites Class Results (Youngstown, Ohio)

1. Tyler Bright, Lexington, N.C., Yamaha

2. Cory Green, Nowata, Okla., Kawasaki

3. Chad Wages, Frederick, Md., Suzuki

4. Daniel Aulsaybrook, Ortonville, Mich., Kawasaki

5. A.J. Catanzaro, Middlefield, Conn., Kawasaki

6. Codi Adams, Batavia, Ohio, Yamaha

7. Kyle White, Freeport, Ill., Honda

8. Justin Berry, Edmond, Okla., Kawasaki

9. Devon Pilkington, Virginia Beach, Va., Kawasaki

10. Patrick Massie, Washington Court, Ohio, Honda

AMA Arenacross Class Points (After Race 10 of 19)

  1. Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ky., Kawasaki 209
  2. Josh Demuth, North Richland Hills, Texas, Kawasaki 194
  3. Chad Johnson, Rhinelander, Wis., Kawasaki 193
  4. Nathan Skaggs, Chillicothe, Ohio, Honda 161
  5. Jeff Gibson, Thornville, Ohio, Honda 158
  6. Zach Ames, Prospect, Ohio, Honda 150
  7. Kevin Johnson, Spring, Texas, Kawasaki 122
  8. Brock Sellards, Sherodsville, Ohio, Honda 119
  9. Dave Ginolfi, Lake Hopatlong, N.J., Suzuki 113
  10. Gray Davenport, Lehi, Utah, Kawasaki 110

AMA Arenacross Lites Class Eastern Regional Points (After Race 8 of 9)

  1. Tyler Bright, Lexington, N.C., Yamaha 142
  2. Chad Wages, Frederick, Md., Suzuki 130
  3. Daniel Aulsaybrook, Ortonville, Mich., Kawasaki 126
  4. Devon Pilkington, Virginia Beach, Va., Kawasaki 122
  5. Taylor Futrell, Clinton, N.C., Honda 74
  6. Patrick Massie, Washington Court, Ohio, Honda 71
  7. Davey Sterritt, Athens, N.Y., Kawasaki 64
  8. Kurt McCabe, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Honda 43
  9. Kyle White, Freeport, Ill., Honda 38
  10. Ryan Zimmer, Angier, N.C., Honda 36

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MX Adventures: Leaving the West Coast- talking with Kevin Windham

MX Adventures: Leaving the West Coast- talking with Kevin Windham

This week I caught up with Kevin Windham. Check out our video chat where he talks about the Superbowl Champions, the NFL’s New Orleans Saints, his family, his future plans for racing and beyond.



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The Superbowl XLIV champions, the New Orleans Saints, have many fans – among them is none other than the number 14 in Supercross, Kevin Windham. While the NFL season started when Supercross was in its off season, Kevin was able to take part in season tickets to his favorite NFL team – da’ Saints. Eventually the 2010 Supercross season got underway in January, which meant Kevin was flying off after those Saturday night Main Events back East to watch the New Orleans Saints Playoff games.



On February 7, 2010 the New Orleans Saints headed to the Superbowl in Miami, Florida and Kevin Windham and his wife Dottie made arrangements to attend this momentous occasion. First, however Kevin had to finish up a Supercross race in San Diego the night before.



You’ll like what Kevin has to ‘say’ about the Saints, and more: )




Ange: Supercross went ‘Pink’ and helped towards a cure and to raise awareness of Breast Cancer, what do you think?



Kevin: Honda is doing its part, MSR, & DVS is doing some things with hats and stuff and to be a part of it is an honor. Being a professional I think it is important and one of the biggest things we can do is to bring awareness to causes like this, Breast Cancer awareness, which I think is great. I personally know people that have been affected. Being a father, a son, husband and all, I think no one is exempt from this and awareness is a good thing. Every little bit financially helps. Feld, the riders and the teams are doing whatever little bit they can and in the grand scheme of things it is an honor.





You are sitting near eighth place right now, how are you feeling about your season?



Horrible. I am not happy with eighth at all. I had a really poor ride in San Francisco and then had a malfunction in San Diego which took me way out of the points. I think obviously everybody knows I am better than eighth and there is time to get where I need to be. I think the points are fairly tight and obviously I am back a little ways but anything can happen.



Dungey laid down the bike in the first turn, and we have a lot of riders going through some really weird stuff. We are not out of it yet but we need to minimize our mistakes and malfunctions. I thought in San Diego I was in a great position to get on the podium, the top 4 or 5 you could throw a blanket over us, it was that close and it was exciting to be a part of that race and hopefully I can do the same here but make it the entire 20 laps.





How is the family and all those little Windham kids?



Things are great! There is a lot going on at our house. We are starting a new business; Planet Fitness Gyms. I am juggling that and some of the opportunities Dottie and I have had go to different places, raising babies, and oh yeah racing motorcycles as well. You know it is all good and fun as my kids are between seven and four months old right now, so parenting is starting to get exciting.


You got a little bit of push from the seven year old with the talking back and then we have the complete infant baby stage, with Elizabeth our littlest one. It is a wide variety of parenting techniques that are being used in our house right now. It is tough to keep them straight, it seems like I am raising two and two are just kind of running wild out in the yard but, it is so much fun and it is really cool to get home after these long weekends where I have not seen them for a few days. They run up to me and I get thirty minute hugs, it is very cool.






A new business endeavor with Dottie, Planet Fitness Gyms sounds pretty cool Kevin!



Yeah, my wife and I are planning to open up a few Planet Fitness gyms in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area and we are really gearing towards the future. I have said that 2014 would be my retirement plan and obviously some good times have to happen between now and then for me to go four more years. Obviously not falling and hitting the ground and being able to keep your job in this industry, which has been tough the last few years. That is my goal and it is significant to me because my number is 14 and 2014 is also my twentieth season of professional. That is the goal for now and at this point it is very important for us to find out what we are going to do to keep us busy after racing. Right now it is opening Planet Fitness Gyms.





I know there must be a bunch of people that you have to thank that help you day to day.



Yeah, I could not be here without the Geico Powersports Honda Team. The economy is tough on a lot of these teams and my team is sticking strong and they are a great team to be representing. I have DVS, MSR, Spy, Shoei Helmets, Gaerne Boots, Amsoil, and Planet Fitness have all been instrumental in both the team and helping me. Planet Fitness is also helping in this new business endeavor. There are a ton of people that come together to make this thing happen and it is always a pleasure to be a part of this sport and we will keep it going for four more years.

 


Thumpa Report: San Diego / Anaheim 3

By the time the series reached round 5 in San Diego, a trend had been readily established in this unique season.

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And as usual, our high-tech photography staff was on the scene to capture the action.

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With both Reed and Stewart missing, seasoned veteran Kevin Windham was the lone remaining old guy who had visited the podium this season. Yet by night’s end, the fan-favored vet would go from seasoned…

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…to blackened.

While running in the top 5 late in the race, trouble would drop Kdub back to a 16th place finish, costing him valuable points in a series loaded with contenders, putting a big dent in his title hopes.

With Dungey, Hill, and Villopoto garnering most of the early attention, fellow youngster Davi Millsaps – a bit disappointing so far – began to establish some momentum with his first podium of the season in San Francisco. In a pre-race interview, Davi alluded to problems discovered by his trainer that might have been responsible for his early round struggles.

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Attributing his arm pump problems to an excess of creatine, subsequent adjustments to his nutrition plan seem to have Davi on the right path again.

At the start of the main, Ryan Dungey appeared set for a holeshot until he slid out in the first turn in the damp San Diego soil – taking out rival Ryan Villopoto in the process.

Having won or led every race so far this season, this early trouble did not bode well for Dungey’s fairytale season.

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With closest challenger Josh Hill in the clear up front amongst the leaders, this costly mishap left the winners of the previous 3 races well behind…

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…as they were left camped out in the rear.

Nick Wey seized the holeshot, though Davi Millsaps was quick to overtake him for the lead.

As we approached the midpoint of the race with Dungey and Villopoto just cracking the top 10, it appeared the elder statesmen had their eye on the prize…

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…as Andrew Short, Ivan Tedesco, and Kevin Windham stood poised behind Davi in the top 4.

With the underclassmen ruling the school so far this season, it appeared the senior crew had momentary cause to get excited.

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Now I can’t offer much insight regarding what happened between laps 10-15, as the TV broadcast inexplicably skipped 5 laps during the commercial break.

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But with 5 laps remaining, Hill apparently found his way around KW for 4th, while RV had worked his way to 6th position and Dungey lingered back in 10th.

Andrew Short remained well within striking distance of Millsaps, and right around this time as I watched on TV, I thought Shorty had a chance at not just capturing his first victory, but possibly his first SX Championship. Think about it. While Short didn’t quite have the speed to win last season, he was consistently near the front. He had likewise been a model of consistency so far this season, always hanging in the top 5 while some of the younger riders like RV and Davi have demonstrated insconsistency. Dungey, seemingly the heir apparent after the first 3 rounds, was now revealing some chinks in his armor for the second straight week. But Short is always lurking near the front. Always. And he has the experience, drive, and consistency to match is speed. Unfortunately, his first big mistake of the season would be a major one.

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As Short hit a triple while pursuing Millsaps, he gave new meaning to “coming up Short.”

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The accident – and especially the aftermath – were painful to watch.

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Shorty is one tough dude. Occasionally, you’ll hear another rider refer to Short as being a dirty rider. I’ve just never really seen evidence of that. I’d classify him as more of an old school rider who is not afraid to bang bars and who will fight for his position every time. A few years back when Windham was battling with Reed for the title and many expected team tactics to come into play, Short appeared to be the only red rider who held his ground instead of casually yielding to his teammate’s competitor. He’s not a complainer or a whiner, and he works his butt off. The good news is that, while the injury will surely ruin this season, it isn’t a career threatening injury (from the obvious pain he was in, I thought for sure he had blown out his knee on impact). Short will be back. He’s in his prime. I reallythink he would have been in the top 2 this season. While some of the newbies may have just a tad more speed, they will all falter at times when the pressure mounts as the season progresses. When it comes to matching up with the youngsters, I feel that Short was the closest in raw speed and had a pronounced edge in experience and the consistency.

But for now, team Honda’s Short joins Reed and Stewart in the infirmary…

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…giving us a gimp of nearly every color on the sidelines before we even reach mid-season.

Around the same time, KW dropped back (bike problems?), and Hill passed Tedesco for 2nd place. Tedesco held onto his podium spot to earn some respect for the “old” men, and RV and RD worked their way up to 4th and 6th respectively to avoid any disastrous points shakeup.

Davi Millsaps held steady for his first win of the 2010 season. Following a somewhat disappointing season last year, Davi Millsaps’ back-to-back podiums have quickly elevated him from the outhouse…

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…to the penthouse.

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The surge of Dungey, Hill, and Villopoto has already made this a season one to remember, and the addition of Millsaps as a serious title contender would make this one for the ages.

The series returned to Anaheim for round 6, and they pulled out the big guns in support of a noble cause.

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Riders, teams, and track workers alike all adorned pink gear and accessories in support of breast cancer awareness. Now whether you support the cause in response to a brush with personal or family tragedy, altruism, social conscience, or in the worst case just pure selfishness…

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…the motive matters not – support the cause wholeheartedly.

Forgive me for sounding preachy, but you’d be hard pressed to find a man who has not had a loved one affected by this disease – be it a wife, mother, grandmother,daughter, sister, etc. And don’t forget that men are at risk as well. Breast cancer is responsible for over a half million deaths annually worldwide and is the #2 killer among cancers in women. Please encourage your loved ones to be persistent in periodic screenings and mammograms. Early detection can be a life saver.

As the action got underway at A3, the first turn yielded the holeshot to Ryan Villopoto. Josh Hill, in the wake of his 4 straight podium finishes, again held his ground amongst the front of the pack, with Davi Millsaps continuing his surge and Kdub returning to form. Ryan Dungey had a mediocre start and again had to battle hard for position. Fantastic battles ensued amongst KW, Davi, and Ryan for 3rd-5th place, yet mistakes would cost Dungey with each resurgence, causing him to continually fight to regain positions.

As KW earned his second podium of the 2010 campaign, Dungey was able to reclaim 4th from Millsaps in the end. Dungey is still laying down the impressive lap times we’ve come to expect from him, but mistakes are robbing him of the dominance he demonstrated in the first few rounds. While surely still one of the primary favorites, in the midst of his failure to podium in the past 3 rounds Dungey’s fairytale season has certainly cooled off a bit.

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With 5 straight podiums and his 4th consecutive runner up finish…

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…Josh Hill’s speed and consistency have now placed him in a tie with Dungey for the points lead.

While he has shown great promise ever since he moved up to the 450, even notching a victory in his rookie season, Hill has obviously made huge strides this year – and one can only speculate at the reasons for this sudden quantum leap in his performance.

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Behind Dungey and Hill, Villopoto has closed the gap considerably, now sitting just 3 points behind the leaders. Standing atop the podium after a wire-to-wire victory, Villopoto has once again asserted his dominance for the second time in the past 3 races.

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What lies ahead as we head east to Indy? One can only guess as we’ve already seen 4 different winners in this remarkable season. But I think Josh Hill is just itching to make it 5.


Round 6 – AMA/FIM Supercross Series 2010 – Anaheim – Feb 13

Round 6 – AMA/FIM Supercross Series 2010 – Anaheim – Feb 13

Ryan Villopoto wins Anaheim Supercross! Josh Hill and Ryan Dungey tied for 450 Supercross points lead! Trey Canard wins 250 West Main Event! Weimer eighth! 2010 AMA Supercross Series heads East to Indy next weekend!

450 Supercross Results
1.Ryan Villopoto

KAW
2.Josh Hill

YAM
3.Kevin Windham

HON
4.Ryan Dungey

SUZ
5.Davi Millsaps

HON
6.Justin Brayton

YAM
7.Kyle Chisholm

YAM
8.Michael Byrne

YAM
9.Dan Reardon

YAM
10.Nick Wey

KAW
11.Ivan Tedesco

YAM
12.Chris Blose

HON
13.Grant Langston

YAM
14.J Browne

KAW
15.Fabien Izoird

KAW
16.Cyrille Coulon

KAW
17.Justin Keeney

KAW
18.Weston Peick

YAM
19.Jason Thomas

SUZ
20.Matt Boni

HON
450 Point standings

Ryan Dungey123

Josh Hill123

Ryan Villopoto

120
Davi Millsaps98

Ivan Tedesco87

Justin Brayton87

Kevin Windham86

Andrew Short69
Nick Wey61
Thomas Hahn56

Kyle Chisholm53

James Stewart51

Michael Byrne49
Grant Langston40
Chris Blose35
Fabien Izoird32
Jason Thomas27

Dan Reardon

20
Cyrille Coulon20
Austin Stroupe18

250 West Results
1.Trey Canard

HON
2.Broc Tickle

YAM
3.Wil Hahn

HON
4.Blake Wharton

HON
5.PJ Larsen

KTM
6.P Nicoletti

KTM

7.Travis Baker

YAM
8.Jake Weimer

KAW
9.Antonio Balbi

KAW
10.Jeff AlessiYAM
11.Ryan ClarkHON
12.S Borkenhagen

KTM
13.Hunter Hewitt

SUZ
14.E McCrummen

HON
15.Robert Kiniry

SUZ
16.Chris Gosselaar

HON
17.Josh Hansen

KAW
18.T Reidmam

HON
19.Tiger Lacey

KAW
20.Hugo Dagod

KTM
250 West point standings

Jake Weimer135

Trey Canard121
Wil Hahn114

Broc Tickle100
Blake Wharton89
Cole Seely76
Max Anstie63
Josh Hansen60
Phil Nicoletti56
Jeff Alessi56
Travis Baker54

Robert Kiniry44

Ryan Morais42

Hunter Hewitt35

Antonio Balbi33
Ryan Clark32

C Gosselaar31

Gautier Paulin30
Borkenhagen30

PJ Larsen29

Angel Stadium

Great weather for the last California Supercross of the 2010 season. It’s warm and sunny. It’s also the last ‘supercross’ for the Western Regional riders for a while, as the East Regional riders start their part of the 2010 AMA Supercross season at the next event, which is next Saturday in Indianapolis.

Today is a special day, as everyone participates in a special Breast Cancer Awareness Day!

7:29pm – time for racing! The 250 West Regional Lites class heat number one takes off. Early leader is Josh Hansen number 100. He is followed by Blake Wharton and Broc Tickle. At the end of this six lap race, it’s Josh Hansen winning, Wharton second, and Tickle third.

250 Heat 2 – no surprise on the guy up front – 250 West series points leader Jake Weimer! But Jake is passed by Trey Canard! On the third lap, it’s Canard and Weimer first and second, with Max Anstie in third. However, there are some major crashes – this race has been red-flagged.

The restart has Jake Weimer up front, Wil Hahn is second, Trey Canard is third. Great race between the top three – very close! Weimer holds on to win, Hahn is next, followed by Canard.

Now it’s time for the two 450 Supercross Qualifying heats. In heat one, it’s Ryan Dungey with the holeshot! He’s followed by Kevin Windham, Matt Boni and Davi Millsaps as they complete the first lap. This is a great track design Feld Motorsports has put together for this final Anaheim race of 2010. Challenging, lots of lines, a sand section, interesting new corner designs – makes for great racing. Dungey is holding off Windham as the laps tick by. Millsaps has moved into third.

At the end of this eight lap race, it’s Ryan Dungey with the victory. Windham finishes second, and Millsaps third.

450 Supercross heat two – it’s Josh Hill out front! He’s followed by Justin Brayton, Daniel Reardon, Ryan Villopoto, and Ivan Tedesco. At the end of this race, it’s Josh Hill with the win! He’s followed by Justin Brayton, Ryan Villopoto, and Ivan Tedesco.

Time for the 250 Main Event! Wil Hahn with the lead off the gate! At the end of lap one with have three guys going for it up front! Hahn, Canard, and Jake Weimer! Canard passes Hahn for the lead going into a left hand corner. It’s Canard leading on lap three, Hahn second, Weimer third, and Broc Tickle right behind them!

Canard is pulling a bit of a lead. Weimer had gone down! It’s Canard leading, Tickle is in second, Hahn is next … and Weimer had remounted in 19th place. Lap times are averaging right around 1 minute exactly.

At approximately the halfway point of this 15 lap main event, it’s Canard with a nice lead, Broc Tickle is running second, Wil Hahn third, Blake Wharton is fourth, PJ Larsen is fifth, and Jake Weimer has moved to 12th.

At the end of the main, it’s a convincing victory for Trey Canard! Broc Tickle puts in his best ride with a second. Wil Hahn is third, followed by Blake Wharton and PJ Larsen. Jake Weimer comes back to finish eighth after a crash.

At 9:59pm, the 450 Supercross class Main Event takes off! The leader is …. Ryan Villopoto followed by Josh Hill, Davi Millsaps, then Kevin Windham and Ryan Dungey.

This is a 20 lap main event. At the five lap mark, it’s Villopoto with the lead, Josh Hill second, Davi Millsaps third, Kevin Windham fourth, and Ryan Dungey fifth. The top five are evenly spread out, but going very fast.

On lap eight, Villopoto is starting to run into lappers. The next four guys (Hill, Millsaps, Windham and Dungey) are very close together now! At the halfway point (10 laps in), it’s Villopoto with a comfortable lead, then Hill, Windham and Dungey are racing hard. Millsaps back to fifth. Great racing between Hill, Windham and Dungey. Dungey spins out in a corner, doesn’t crash, but Millsaps goes past. The running order on lap 14 – Villopoto, Hill, Windham, Millsaps, Dungey.

Villopoto has lead this thing from start to finish. He wins the 450 Supercross Main Event! Second place is Josh Hill, third place goes to Kevin Windham, next is Ryan Dungey, and then Davi Millsaps.

Ryan Dungey and Josh Hill are now tied on points for the 2010 AMA Supercross Series Championship!


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Click on thumbnail to view larger image – photos by Gerald Geronimo. Blake Wharton 21, Wil Hahn 49, 12 is Jake Weimer, 20 is Broc Tickle who had his best finish ever in supercross, Jake Weimer 12, Trey Canard winning the 250 Main Event, the 250 podium, 450 Supercross class start, Josh Hill number 75, number 5 Ryan Dungey, 14 is Kevin Windham, Ryan Villopoto number 2 winning the 450 Supercross Main Event, 450 podium with ‘the pink chair’, Jeff Alessi 801, Cora and Laurette, Davi Millsaps and the Big A sign, number 20 Broc Tickle, number 49 is Wil Hahn, 38 is Trey Canard, Blake Wharton number 21 thru the sand section, number 48 is Max Anstie, number 12 Jake Weimer, number 9 is Ivan Tedesco, number 100 is Josh Hansen, next photo is a shot of the ‘over / under’ bridge, Jason Lawrence 338 leads Ryan Villopoto 2 in practice, number 14 is Kevin Windham, number 75 is Josh Hill, 5 is Supercross Series points leader Ryan Dungey, final photo is overview of track in morning.


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: 192 (First win 1976), Yamaha: 161 (First win 1974), Kawasaki: 94 (First win 1976), Suzuki: 53 (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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