2010 Anaheim 2 Supercross Results

January 23, 2010
Doug Meyer
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Ryan Dungey is slowly starting to put his name on the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series. The Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider claimed his second win in as many races tonight at Anaheim 2, and he did so by coming from behind in what turned out to be one of the most exciting and competitive races of the series so far.

Ryan Dungey came from behind to win A2
Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey is on a roll, taking his second win in as many races tonight at Anaheim 2.

After passing holeshotter Austin Stroupe, defending series champ James Stewart put his San Manuel Yamaha out front, leading teammate Josh Hill, the Suzuki-mounted Stroupe and Dungey through the opening lap of the 20-lap final. Stewart held the lead until the sixth lap of the race when Hill took over the position with a pass in the whoops. Hill led for the next eight laps with Stewart not far behind. While the Yamaha’s were battling for the top spot Dungey had started to close in on them and put himself in a position to make a move at the midway point of the race. When the opportunity came he passed Stewart for second on lap 12 and then got by Hill on lap 14. Once in the lead, Dungey pulled away to a three-second margin by the end of the race.

“This is a good win for me,” said Dungey. “I didn’t get the best of starts and I was behind Josh and James, trying to see what lines worked and it turned out my lines were good and I just stayed patient and rode smart. It was tough because I’ve been getting good starts and this time I was stuck back in fourth or fifth, but I just put my head down and kept pushing forward.”

Josh Hill took Dungey to the wall in this turn.
Yamaha’s Josh Hill (75) takes Ryan Dungey (5) high in this turn but Dungey was able to take the lead a few turns later.

Hill looked like a sure winner at the halfway point, but eventually settled for second, admitting after the race that he ran out of steam.

“James messed up in the whoops and I made that triple going into the corner and was able to get by him, but I just used up too much energy,” said Hill. “I just couldn’t hold off Dungey there at the end. I tried so hard to win it in the beginning and I just got a little winded.”

Stewart was in obvious pain when he got off the bike after finishing third and was escorted off the track by the San Manuel entourage without making a comment after he finished up on the podium. However team manager Larry Brooks indicated that Stewart was still hurting from his crash at Phoenix and was going straight to the doctor.

James Stewart finished third.
James Stewart finished third despite riding in obvious pain. The San Manuel Yamaha rider rode only three laps of practice and was basically carried off the track after the final.

“James shouldn’t have been racing,” Brooks said after the race. “He couldn’t hold on during practice and he was in a situation that he was on the fence if he was going to race or not. He needs to go back and get things checked out again because something’s not right.”

Finishing fourth was Red Bull Honda’s Andrew Short, his best performance of the season, coming from sixth at the start. Meanwhile, GEICO Powersports Honda’s Kevin Windham continues his string of strong rides, finish fifth ahead of JGRMX/Muscle Milk/Toyota/Yamaha’s Justin Brayton.

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, Honda’s Davi Millsaps, JGRMX replacement rider Michael Byrne and Valli Motorsport’s Ivan Tedesco rounded out the top 10.

Anaheim 2 Supercross Results:
1. Ryan Dungey, Suzuki
2. Josh Hill, Yamaha
3. James Stewart, Yamaha
4. Andrew Short, Honda
5. Kevin Windham, Honda
6. Justin Brayton, Yamaha
7. Ryan Villopoto, Kawasaki
8. Davi Millsaps, Honda
9. Michael Byrne, Yamaha
10. Ivan Tedesco, Yamaha
11. Kyle Chisholm, Yamaha
12. Tommy Hahn, Suzuki
13. Nick Wey, Kawasaki
14. Jason Thomas, Suzuki
15. Chris Blose, Honda
16. Grant Langston, Yamaha
17. Fabien Izoird, Kawasaki
18. Manuel Rivas Gomez, Kawasaki
19. Justin Keeney, Kawasaki
20. Austin Stroupe, Suzuki

Supercross Overall Standings:
1. Ryan Dungey, 72
2. Josh Hill, 57
3. Ryan Villopoto, 52
4. Andrew Short, 52
5. James Stewart, 51
6. Kevin Windham, 51
7. Ivan Tedesco, 43
8. Justin Brayton, 41
9. Davi Millsaps, 37
10. Tommy Hahn, 30

Supercross Lites

Jake Weimer continued to dominate the Lites division, passing Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki teammate Josh Hansen on the opening lap and then pulling away to a three second margin of victory over TLD/Lucas Oil Honda’s Wil Hahn at the finish.

Jake Weimer took another flag to flag win in the Lites class.
Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Jake Weimer is three for three in the 2010 Supercross Lites West series.

Weimer now holds 19-point lead in the series standings and sounded confident on the podium.

“So far, so good for me,” said Weimer. “I wanted to come out here and win, and that is what I have earned. I am really excited about this. This is a huge step in the right direction.”
Hahn held on for second place, his best finish of the 2010 season. 
“I rode started good and I made a smart pass on Josh and by that time Jake was too far out front,” said Hahn. “I’m going to do my best to get a win but today I’m happy with second.”

GEICO Powersports Honda’s Trey Canard moved up through the pack to finish third, after completing the opening lap in eighth, despite still suffering the effects of a badly bruised ankle.

Hansen held on for fourth with Hahn’s teammate Cole Seely in fifth.

Supercross Lites Anaheim 2 Results:
1. Jake Weimer, Kawasaki
2. Wil Hahn, Honda
3. Trey Canard, Honda
4. Josh Hansen, Kawasaki
5. Cole Seely, Honda
6. Gautier Paulin, Yamaha
7. Max Anstie, Yamaha
8. Blake Wharton, Honda
9. Travis Baker, Yamaha
10. Broc Tickle, Yamaha
11. Robert Kiniry Suzuki
12. Jeff Alessi, Yamaha
13. Antonio Balbi, Kawasaki
14. Sean Borkenhagen, KTM
15. Ryan Clark Honda
16. Christopher Gosselaar, Honda
17. Hunter Hewitt, Suzuki
18. Tanner Reidman, Honda
19. Jeffrey Mann Jr, Kawasaki
20. Jake Canada, Kawasaki

Supercross Lites Overall Standings:
1. Jake Weimer, 75
2. Trey Canard, 56
3. Wil Hahn, 56
4. Blake Wharton, 51
5. Ryan Morais, 42
6. Broc Tickle, 42
7. Cole Seely, 38
8. Josh Hansen, 32
9. Max Anistie, 32
10. Gautier Paulin, 30