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2011 Hangtown AMA Motocross Photo Gallery

View photos from the opening round of the 2011 AMA Pro Motocross Championship in our Hangtown photo gallery.

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Honda's Justin Barcia had to settle for 13th overall at Hangtown after crashing in the final moto.
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Ryan Dungey: "I got good starts today, which was very helpful. I was able to get out in front and pull away for the win in the first moto, which was a good start to the season. I wasn't able to get the job done in the second moto and ended up in second for the moto and second on the day."
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Ryan Dungey - Hangtown Motocross 2011
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Chad Reed withstood the attacks of Ryan Dungey in the final moto to claim the overall at Hangtown for the second year in a row.
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Ryan Villopoto: "It was a tough track today and recovering from being sick definitely didn’t help. It’s good to get back into racing motocross after being out of it for so long. I got some good points and we still have 11 races left. I’ll be working hard to get a win.”
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Tyla Rattray: “It was great to finally get back outdoors and race motocross. I felt good and I’m pretty happy to get on the podium. The track was super rough and by our second moto, it was very physically demanding. It would be great to get back up there again next weekend.”
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Chad Reed - Hangtown Motocross 2011
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Broc Tickle: “I felt good all day, unfortunately my results didn’t show it. When I feel good, but have a tough day, it makes me even more motivated to go out the next week and make up for that last race. I’m glad we got the first race out of the way and I’m looking forward to Texas.”
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Honda's Eli Tomac got the holeshot and finished third in Moto 1 but just missed the overall podium at Hangtown.
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Only 30 seconds...
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Ryan Villopoto - Hangtown Motocross 2011
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Dean Wilson: “The day started off great, but I made a mistake that cost me too much time to reach my teammates up front. I really wanted to win, but it was a good weekend overall. I got some good points and I’ll try for the win again next week.”
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Prior to his crash, KTM's Mike Alessi was leading the charts during qualifying nearly a full second ahead of the competition.
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Mike Alessi cross-rutted on a jump during practice and hit the ground hard, knocking him unconcious and giving him a concussion - his second in just two weeks.
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Beautiful conditions were present for northern California fans who attended the opening round of the 2011 AMA Pro Motocross Championship at Hangtown.
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Just seconds before the gate dropped on the first 250 main.
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Having not raced in three months, Aussie Brett Metcalfe had a good return at Hangtown and finished fifth overall.
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Davi Millsaps (above) posted a great ride aboard his Muscle Milk/Toyota JGRMX Yamaha to finish sixth overall with 4-7 moto scores.
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In his first ever professional Motocross event Suzuki City's Malcolm Stewart obtained the lead on the opening lap of the first moto.
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Race fans evacuated a spot on the hill after disturbing a huge nest of bees.
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Bryan Brimhall failed to qualify on his YZ250 two-stroke.
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Chad Reed was clearly enjoying himself at the races, but he proved to everyone that he's not here to goof around.
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Race fans enjoyed perfect weather for Saturday's racing.
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The Dirt Diggers did a fantastic job prepping the Hangtown facility.
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It was good to see Christophe Pourcel back at the races. He's riding for MotoConcepts Yamaha and finished eighth overall.
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Andrew Short gives young fans a high-five before his race.
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Andrew Short's KTM 350 SX-F barely made it through Moto 1 and came apart in Moto 2.
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It's amazing how much is done before the teams leave the track. Most have their bikes washed and partially disassembled.
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Travis Baker took this nasty spill in the uphill whoop section.
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Travis Baker Crash Part 2.
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Travis Baker Crash Part 3.
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Travis Baker Crash Part 4.
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Trey Canard was on hand to witness his competition.
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KTM's Marvin Musquin had an amazing climb from dead last up to sixth in the second moto to finish fifth overall at Hangtown.
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Frenchman Christophe Pourcel made his debut in the premier MX class aboard MotoConcepts Yamaha with 7-11 moto scores.
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Kawasaki's Jake Weimer had a terrible first moto in which he finished outside the top-20, but he rebounded in the final moto of the day with a sixth-place finish.
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Honda's Kevin Windham had the holeshot in moto 1 but suffered a mechanical problem and dropped off the pace, eventually finishing sixth.