2010 St. Louis AMA Supercross Results

April 17, 2010
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Monster Energy AMA Supercross rolled under the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO where tensions are high in the premier class. By the time it was all said and done, the title chase took a major turn as the two contenders tangled and crashed through the main event.

Ryan Dungey took his fifth win of the 2010 season after a crazy main event.  Dungey all but has the championship locked up at this point.
Ryan Dungey grabbed his fifth win of the season after a heated battle with his rival, Ryan Villopoto.

Ryan Dungey wound up on top with his Rockstar Makita Suzuki, regaining the lead after colliding with Monster Energy’s Ryan Villopoto. While moving through a pack of lappers RV laid a gnarly block pass on Number-5, ultimately taking them both to the ground. Both riders struggled to remount as the pack closed in on them. The Kawasaki rider was able to remount first, but then crashed big while tripling through a nasty rhythm section. Immediately it was apparent that that Villopoto was hurt badly. Initial reports are that the 22 year-old racer suffered a broken leg, possibly the tibia and fibula. With the end of the season coming to an abrupt end for the Monster Energy pilot, Dungey pretty much has the championship sewed up with a 36 point lead going into Seattle.

“Hopefully he’s alright; that was really nasty,” said Dungey about RV’s crash. “You don’t really want to win it like that. It was an unfortunate deal for him.”

K-Dub again fought his way onto the podium in St. Louis.  Perhaps we will see the veteran win one before the season is over.
K-Dub has two podiums in as many weeks. Can the veteran get a win before the end of the season.

Just like last weekend, Kevin Windham was second on his GEICO Powersports Honda. K-Dub rode an inspired ride, actually gaining on Dungey in the later stages of the race. He eventually conceded to second place as the track deteriorated to the point where he was afraid to jump the section that took out Villopoto.
“The was some concrete showing in a couple of sections, and I got a little freaked out coming out of what would be Turn 7,” Windham said about the track. “It was down to the concrete, and didn’t want to jump into that rhythm section real strong.”

Red Bull Honda’s Andrew Short claimed the third spot on the podium only two starts after returning from the disabled list. It’s good to see Shorty back up to speed. Apparently watching Trey Canard put his borrowed bike on the podium race after race during his recovery sparked urgency in Short to fight for his job. The Kawasakis of Nick Wey and Chad Reed rounded the top-five.

Hondas Andrew Short returned to the podium quicker than most would have expected.  In just his second start after returning from an injury he placed third.
Shorty returned to the podium on his second attempt after coming off the disabled list.

“It’s kind of a surprise tonight,” said Short. “I wasn’t riding awesome. I was definitely in the hunt compared to last week, and the start really helped. Guys were going all over the place and the track was really technical. I just kept putting in solid laps, ‘cause I knew I’d end up on my head too if I pushed.”

Valli Motorsports’ Ivan Tedesco also went down hard on Lap 17 in the same rhythm section that took RV down. Word is Hot Sauce may have a collapsed lung.

Supercross Results:
1. Ryan Dungey, Suzuki
2. Kevin Windham, Honda
3. Andrew Short, Honda
4. Nick Wey, Kawasaki
5. Chad Reed, Kawasaki
6. Justin Brayton, Yamaha
7. Michael Byrne, Yamaha
8. Kyle Chisholm, Yamaha
9. Davi Millsaps, Honda
10. Tommy Hahn, Suzuki
11. Jason Lawrence, Yamaha
12. Justin Keeney, Kawasaki
13. Josh Hill, Yamaha
14. Chris Blose, Honda
15. Matt Boni, Honda
16. Justin Thomas, Suzuki
17. Ivan Tedesco, Yamaha
18. Manuel Rivas, Kawasaki
19. Josh Gibson, Yamaha
20. Ryan Villopoto, Kawasaki

Supercross Overall Standings:
1. Ryan Dungey, 302
2. Ryan Villopoto, 266
3. Josh Hill, 225
4. Kevin Windham, 223
5. Davi Millsaps, 215
6. Justin Brayton, 191
7. Ivan Tedesco, 183
8. Nick Wey, 159
9. Tommy Hahn, 139
10. Kyle Chisholm, 136

Supercross Lites

Justin Barcia gave the crowd a view of his skidplate to celebrate his second win in his rookie year.
GEICO Powersports Honda’s Justin Barcia got his second win of the season in St. Louis. He finished second in the points.

After winning the title last round, Christophe Pourcel DNF’d after five laps, leaving the class wide open. Justin Barcia nailed the holeshot and never looked back, pulling out a big win in the Lites division with a 15 second advantage aboard his GEICO Powersports Honda. This is Barcia’s second win in his rookie year. The “Wild One” moved himself into the runner-up spot in the East Coast Lites final standings.

Barcia’s fellow rookie, Dean Wilson finished second after battling it out with Brett Metcalfe. In the early laps of the main the Pro Circuit KX250F washed out the front end and had to battle back to his second position. This put him too far behind to catch Barcia.

“It was a shame I crashed; I wanted to win so bad,” said a disappointed Wilson. “I’ve never wanted to win so bad in my life. Things didn’t quite go my way, but I still came out with a second.”

Dean Wilson has just one more chance in Vegas to get a win in the 2010 season.
Kawasaki’s Dean Wilson has just one chace left in Las Vegas to get a win in the 2010 season.

Barcia’s teammate, Brett Metcalfe rounded out the top three. His third-place finish vaulted him into the number three slot in the final points standings. Martin Davalos, who won his heat race, just missed the podium with Blake Baggett in fifth. That makes three rookies in the top-five – the future is bright for SX.

That marks the end of the Eastern SX Lites series. The series now moves back west for the Seattle and Salt Lake City rounds before the 250F riders will clash in the East/West Shootout in Las Vegas. 

Supercross East Lites Results:
1. Justin Barcia, Honda
2. Dean Wilson, Kawasaki
3. Brett Metcalfe, Honda
4. Martin Davalos, Yamaha
5. Blake Baggett, Suzuki
6. Kyle Cunningham, Yamaha
7. Michael Willard, Honda
8. Matt Lemoine, Suzuki
9. Steven Clarke, Suzuki
10. Kyle Keylon, Suzuki
11. Vince Friese, Yamaha
12. Adam Chatfield, Kawasaki
13. James Decotis, Honda
14. Jason Hussey, Kawasaki
15. Les Smith, Yamaha
16. Tevin Tapia, KTM
17. Sean Lipanovich, Honda
18. Levi Kilbarger, Honda
19. Ryan Sipes, Yamaha
20. Christophe Pourcel, Kawasaki

Supercross East Lites Overall Standings:
1. Christophe Pourcel, 160
2. Justin Barcia, 147
3. Brett Metcalfe, 133
4. Austin Stroupe, 126
5. Blake Baggett, 118
6. Dean Wilson, 105
7. Ryan Sipes, 93
8. Kyle Cunningham, 84
9. Martin Davalos, 83
10. Michael Willard, 66

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