2010 Las Vegas AMA Supercross Results

May 8, 2010
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Jake Weimer lead the Pro Circuit freight train from start to finish in Vegas  taking the win in front of a packed house.
Jake Weimer put his 1W machine at the front of the Lites pack to take the East/West Shootout in Sam Boyd Stadium.

Monster Pro Circuit Kawasaki riders Jake Weimer and Christophe Pourcel had the most to lose with their titles on the line in the Dave Coombs East/West Shootout. Weimer, the reigning West Coast champ and Pourcel hailing from the East, the teammates would go head-to-head for ultimate bragging rights.

Dean Wilson pulled the holeshot, but his teammate, Weimer, immediately jumped past with Pourcel doing likewise on the opening lap. With the three Pro Circuit bikes out front, Trey Canard followed in fourth but had his hands full with another green bike. Josh Hansen put a hard pass on a right-hander. There was no contact, but Canard lost the front end and went down, dropping deep into the pack. From there on, Mitch Payton watched his four riders command the entire show.

The rookie, Wilson, put a move on the East Coast champ as they entered the stadium, setting his sights on Weimer out front. After a battle back and forth, Hansen found his way past the two-time 1E rider as well. All eyes were on the lead pack, but GEICO Powersports Honda’s Justin Barcia quietly worked his way into the top-five, it was as far as he would go as the Kawi quartet kept their distance.

The Pro Circuit squad dominated the main event in the East West Shootout taking first through fourth place.
The main event was dominated by the Pro Circuit squad, taking the top four positions.

Hansen pushed Wilson wide after the big ski jump for second and the Crafty Frenchman showed why he earned the nickname. Showing his trademark patience, Pourcel took advantage of the rattled rookie and was able to slip by heading into the final few turns, claiming third place.

Jake Weimer felt he had something to prove to his critics that felt his East Coast counterpart was easily the faster Number-1 plate holder. “I had some motivation of my own. There was kind of a lot of talk the last couple of West Coast rounds. I wanted to come here and make a statement to say what’s up to the people that were doubting me.”

Supercross Lites East/West Shootout  Results:

1. Jake Weimer, Kawasaki
2. Josh Hansen, Kawasaki
3. Christophe Pourcel, Kawasaki
4. Dean Wilson, Kawasaki
5. Justin Barcia, Honda
6. Broc Tickle, Yamaha
7. Martin Davalos, Yamaha
8. Travis Baker, Yamaha
9. Ryan Morais, Suzuki
10. Trey Canard, Honda
11. Cole Seely, Honda
12. Hunter Hewitt, Suzuki
13. Phil Nicoletti, KTM
14. Michael Willard, Honda
15. Jake Canada, Kawasaki
16. Bobby Kiniry, Suzuki
17. Adam Chatfield, Honda
18. James Decotis, Honda
19. Ryan Sipes, Yamaha
20. Kyle Keylon, Suzuki


2010 Supercross Champion Ryan Dungey grabbed the whole shot and lead all twenty laps on the dusty and slick Las Vegas track.
Ryan Dungey proved to the Supercross division why he desrves the 2010 championship aboard his Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z450.

The 2010 Supercross champion, Ryan Dungey, pulled the holeshot to start the 20-lap main event. Michael Byne, riding a JGR Yamaha, started up front but was quickly dispatched by Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Chad Reed and the factory Red Bull Hondas of Andrew Short and Davi Millsaps.

Kevin Windham was riding a two-race win streak coming into Sam Boyd Stadium but suffered a mediocre start that ruined his chance for a hat trick. K-dub had a spirited battle with Millsaps before taking over fourth and immediately caught up to Kyle Chisholm who was running all alone in the third position. The crowd went nuts when the Number 14 bike snuck up the inside after the whoops and moved into podium position at the halfway point. With 10 laps to go, the gap to Reed in second was eight seconds.

“I didn’t give myself a good start; that’s all there is to it. I’m a little bummed about that, but hey, this has been a good year,” said K-dub about his night. Windham could hear the Vegas crowd cheering him on  as he moved through the pack, ” I went over the triple on the last lap and just felt like pumping my fist. The crowd was so loud.”

Chad Reed returned to racing and was able to finally get back on the podium. TwoTwo finished second matching his finish a year ago.
Chad Reed finally got back to the podium with a second-place finish in Las Vegas.

Chad Reed felt like things are begining to click for him now that the wait for his first child is over, “It’s been a really rough year; it just felt like I could never find my feet and get up to speed. My head was definitely more into racing this weekend, just knowing the little man is out and doing well at home.”

Dungey clicked off his laps until the checkers as Reed slowly fell behind. The Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider definitely had some luck in the championship race this season with his competitors falling by the wayside, but his wire-to-wire win in Vegas proves he deserves the title.

“Coming off the last few weekends it was rough. Thankfully tonight got off to a great start,” said the 2010 champ. “I really got to give it up to the guys on the team.”
In only his third 450 race, Kyle Cunningham nearly landed on the podium with his Valli Motorsports Yamaha and managed to hold off the Honda duo of Short and Millsaps in fifth and sixth, respectively. Watch for Cunningham to possibly contest the big bike in the outdoor Nationals. Tommy Hahn finished ninth and was awarded the Top Privateer for the season.

San Manuel Yamaha’s Josh Hill, who was a title contender in the first half of the season, finished a dismal 17th after crashing hard in qualifying. The poor result dropped him to sixth in the overall standings.

Kevin Windham got back up on the podium  but it wasnt the position he had hoped for. The Mississippi native finished third.
K-Dub finished out the 2010 season second in the points.

Supercross Results:
1. Ryan Dungey, Suzuki
2. Chad Reed, Kawasaki
3. Kevin Windham, Honda
4. Kyle Cunningham, Yamaha
5. Andrew Short, Honda
6. Davi Millsaps, Honda
7. Kyle Chisholm, Yamaha
8. Justin Brayton, Yamaha
9. Tommy Hahn, Suzuki
10. Nick Wey, Kawasaki
11. Michael Byrne, Yamaha
12. Matt Boni, Honda
13. Chris Blose, Honda
14. Josh Demuth, KTM
15. Weston Peick, Yamaha
16. Jason Thomas, Suzuki
17. Josh Hill, Yamaha
18. Kyle Partridge, Kawasaki
19. Jake Anstett, Yamaha
20. Gray Davenport, Kawasaki

Supercross Overall Standings:
1. Ryan Dungey, 363
2. Kevin Windham, 293
3. Davi Millsaps, 268
4. Ryan Villopoto, 266
5. Justin Brayton, 238
6. Josh Hill, 233
7. Nick Wey, 197
8. Tommy Hahn, 186
9. Ivan Tedesco, 183
10. Kyle Chisholm, 177

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