2010 San Francisco Supercross Results

January 30, 2010
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Ryan Villopoto pushes his Monster Kawasaki through the corner.
Ryan Villopoto finally put it together with a valiant charge that netted him the first victory of his 2010 season.

Ryan Dungey looked ready to collect his third victory on the Rockstar Makita Suzuki at Round 4 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross in San Francisco, but he had the wily veteran Kevin Windham to deal with who posted the fastest qualifying time on the soggy course.

Unfortunately, Windham had a terrible outing on the Geico Powersports Honda and the challenge during tonight’s 20-lap main event never materialized. Ryan Villopoto had a slow start to his sophomore 450 SX season, but the Monster Energy Kawasaki rider found his groove in AT&T Park. RV put his KX450F to the task after rounding the first circuit in sixth. He was into the top-three by Lap 6 and chasing down San Manuel Yamaha’s Josh Hill, another northwest rider with blazing speed this season. RV dispatched the YZ450F rider just before the halfway point and set out after Dungey who was trying to run and hide up front.

Roger DeCoster’s star Suzuki rider enjoyed the holeshot but made a mistake on Lap 11 with a crash that dropped him to third and then Red Bull Honda’s Davi Millsaps, who also crashed on Lap 4, forced his way past as well. “I lost my foot and went sailing,” said Dungey. “It could have been a lot worse. I am glad I am not hurt.”

San Manuels Josh Hill got a taste of the good life. The Yamaha rider led for part of the main in Anaheim before Dungey caught and passed him.
Josh Hill continues to impress with his speed and staying power. He currently holds a two-point advantage over Villopoto in the championship.

Hill was unable to mount a comeback and Villopoto raced ahead to the checkers by nearly four seconds. It is the second-consecutive runner-up for Hill, who made up ground in the title chase. It was the first time for Millsaps on the box this season.

“The track was tough and slippery,” said Villopoto. “It was hard to put in 20 perfect laps out there tonight. It wasn’t the start that I wanted, so I played catch-up. It is a long season with a lot of racing left.”

Dungey still leads the season standings by 11 points, but with James Stewart’s return date uncertain, this was a perfect opportunity. Fourth on the night and emerging unscathed from the crash is still a positive outcome and the RM-Z450 rider will regroup for next weekend’s race in San Diego.

Supercross Results:
1. Ryan Villopoto, Kawasaki
2. Josh Hill, Yamaha
3. Davi Millsaps, Honda
4. Ryan Dungey, Suzuki
5. Andrew Short, Honda
6. Justin Brayton, Yamaha
7. Ivan Tedesco, Yamaha
8. Nick Wey, Kawasaki

Ryan Dungey was fastest in practice at A2.
Ryan Dungey retains his advantage in the season standings, but the Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider can, and should, finish on the podium each week.

9. Tommy Hahn, Suzuki
10. Michael Byrne, Yamaha
11. Kevin Windham, Honda
12. Kyle Chisholm, Yamaha
13. Jason Thomas, Suzuki
14. Cyrille Coulon, Kawasaki
15. Fabien Izoird, Kawasaki
16. Chris Blose, Honda
17. Manuel Rivas, Kawasaki
18. Jesse Casillas, Kawasaki
19. Jarred Browne, Kawasaki
20. Kyle Partridge, Kawasaki

Supercross Overall Standings:
1. Ryan Dungey, 90
2. Josh Hill, 79
3. Ryan Villopoto, 77
4. Andrew Short, 68
5. Kevin Windham, 61
6. Davi Millsaps, 57
7. Ivan Tedesco, 57
8. Justin Brayton, 56
9. James Stewart, 51
10. Tommy Hahn, 42

Supercross Lites

Trey Canard was second at the Lites series opener at A1.
Trey Canard led wire-to-wire at AT&T Park and finally stopped Jake Weimer’s win streak.

Trey Canard got his first win of the season in San Francisco and became the first man to knock off Monster Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Jake Weimer. The two set the stage for a showdown by each winning a heat race to start the evening. It was the Number 38 of Canard that completed the first lap out front with Weimer’s KX250F screaming on his heels and Broc Tickle in tow. Cole Seely trailed in fourth and the quartet held their positions until Lap 12 when Wil Hahn snuck his Troy Lee Designs Honda past his teammate, Seely. After starting down in 12th, Hahn’s charge came up short and he failed to crack the podium.

Canard held off the advances to finish four seconds ahead of Weimer and pick up three points in the championship race to pull within 16. “I had a rough start to this season, and I am finally starting to come around,” said Canard.

Tickle was another seven seconds back on his DNA Division 7 Yamaha and he sits in fourth behind Hahn. Despite finishing second, Weimer still controls the series from a comfortable standpoint.

“I hate losing and I lost tonight, but I have the points lead and am thankful for everyone that has helped me get here,” Weimer said.

Supercross Lites Results:
1. Trey Canard, Honda
2. Jake Weimer, Kawasaki

Jake Weimer is two for two in 2010.
You can’t win them all… Jake Weimer took second place tonight but still has a stranglehold on the title run.

3. Broc Tickle, Yamaha
4. Wil Hahn, Honda
5. Cole Seely, Honda
6. Travis Baker, Yamaha
7. Josh Hansen, Kawasaki
8. Max Anstie, Yamaha
9. Jeff Alessi, Yamaha
10. Phillip Nicoletti, KTM
11. Eric Mccrummen, Honda
12. Jake Canada, Kawasaki
13. Blake Wharton, Honda
14. Ryan Clark, Honda
15. Antonio Balbi, Kawasaki
16. Daniel Hendrix, Kawasaki
17. Hunter Hewitt, Suzuki
18. Christopher Gosselaar, Honda
19. Joshua Clark, Kawasaki
20. Jason Potter, Honda

Supercross Lites Overall Standings:
1. Jake Weimer, 97
2. Trey Canard, 81
3. Wil Hahn, 74
4. Broc Tickle, 62
5. Blake Wharton, 59
6. Cole Seely, 54
7. Josh Hansen, 46
8. Max Aniste, 45
9. Ryan Morais, 42
10. Jeff Alessi, 40