XTRM AMA Supermoto Las Vegas Results

June 2, 2009
Courtesy of Troy Lee Designs
In what may end up being a pivotal race in the Championship, Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/Honda rider Jeff Ward gutted out another third place finish. Despite the fact that he is still nursing a broken ankle, Wardy rode a calculated, consistent race and put himself in a great position to win another national championship.

The main event at South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas was shaping up to be a barn-burner. Ward and Mark Burkhart came into the race tied for the points lead with French rider Sylvain Bidart trailing by one. Early in the main event Ward and Burkhart were going back and forth for the third spot with Bidart right behind them.

XTRM AMA Supermoto - Vegas
Jeff Ward managed to push through the pain of a broken ankle to finish in third at the Vegas round.

Then, just before the midway point in the race, Burkhart went down. Ward took advantage of the situation and put as much ground as he could between himself and his championship rival. At the checkers Wardy was third, Bidart was fourth and Burkhart was seventh.

The series now takes a break until September where the Salt Lake City and Mammoth Mountain rounds finish up the series. Jeff holds a three point lead over Bidart and a five point lead over Mark Burkhart heading into the break.

The Troy Lee Designs/ Red Bull/ Honda Supermoto team now sets it’s sights on the Summer X Games which is set to take place on August 1st in Los Angeles. Jeff Ward is the reigning gold medal winner and he will look to earn his third medal this summer.

XTRM AMA Supermoto Las Vegas Premier Class Results:
1. Derek Costella
2. Micky Dymond
3. Jeff Ward
4. Bidart Sylvain
5. Grelier Aurelien
6. Jason Conlon
7. Mark Burkhart
8. Brandon Currie
9. Ola Eifrem
10. Brandon Case
11. Tyler Ohara
12. Chris Podergois
13. Travis Marks
14. Mike Ulrich
15. Cameron Welsh
16. Ryan Kerr
17. Lance Garza
18. Tim Schulz
19. Joey Barta
20. Cristian Olguin