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2012 Supercross Season Photo Gallery

View Supercross racing photos for the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship Series.

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Ryan Villopoto put in a dominant performance at Anaheim.
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James Stewart remains one of the fastest Supercross racers in the series. Now, he just needs to stay off the ground. - Anaheim 1
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Many are anxious to see how Ryan Dungey will do during the first round at Anaheim after switching to Red Bull KTM.
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Chad Reed - 2012 AMA Supercross at Anaheim
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Eli Tomac - 2012 AMA Supercross at Anaheim
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Ryan Dungey - 2012 AMA Supercross at Anaheim
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Brett Metcalfe - 2012 AMA Supercross at Anaheim
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Red Bull KTM's Marvin Musquin finished fourth at Anaheim to start his 2012 campaign in the West Coast Lites class.
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Tyla Rattray - 2012 AMA Supercross at Anaheim
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Chad Reed - 2012 AMA Supercross Round 1 at Anaheim
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Cole Seely - 2012 AMA Supercross at Anaheim
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Cole Seely - 2012 AMA Supercross at Anaheim
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KTM's Ryan Dungey finished on the podium despite crashing. - Anaheim
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Chad Reed: “[Ryan] Villopoto made us look silly out here tonight. I am just happy to get second place tonight in this field of riders.” - Anaheim
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JGRMX Yamaha's James Stewart remained optimistic after his poor performance at Anaheim where he had a bad start and crashed.
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Ryan Villopoto - 2012 AMA Supercross Round 1 at Anaheim
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Chad Reed - 2012 AMA Supercross at Anaheim
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Jason Anderson - 2012 AMA Supercross at Anaheim
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Justin Brayton - 2012 AMA Supercross at Anaheim
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Josh Hansen - 2012 AMA Supercross at Anaheim
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Nico Izzi - 2012 AMA Supercross at Anaheim
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Brett Metcalfe - 2012 AMA Supercross at Anaheim
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Ryan Villopoto continues to be the man to beat after winning the opening round of the 2012 Supercross season.
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Ryan Villopoto (#1) also picked up the holeshot award in the opening round at Anaheim.
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Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto led every lap of the main at Anaheim to claim the first win of the season in dominant fashion.
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Andrew Short - 2012 AMA Supercross at Anaheim
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Ryan Sipes - 2012 AMA Supercross at Anaheim
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Following a major deal with Joe Gibbs Racing, James Stewart will aim to give the JGRMX team more wins before transitioning to NASCAR.
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Tommy Hahn is riding as a privateer in 2012 - Anaheim
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Ivan Tedesco - 2012 AMA Supercross at Anaheim
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Broc Tickle - 2012 AMA Supercross at Anaheim
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Eli Tomac - 2012 AMA Supercross at Anaheim
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Jake Weimer - 2012 AMA Supercross at Anaheim
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Dean Wilson - 2012 AMA Supercross at Anaheim
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Ryan Dungey earned KTM its first-ever Supercross win after dominating Round 2 at Chase Field.
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James Stewart: "It was a tough day all around. I’m really low on energy thanks to being sick, and I just couldn’t get a start tonight to help out my cause. We still have a long ways to go, though, and I’m looking forward to getting the JGR/Toyota Yamaha on the box next weekend in LA.”
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Chad Reed: "We were actually better this week to last week but the results on paper just don’t show it. In the main event I found myself in the wrong place at the wrong time every time. Everyone I came up on was racing hard and instead of me racing hard and charging forward and putting myself in the right position I was continually in the wrong place each time." - Phoenix
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Ryan Villopoto - 2012 AMA Supercross at Phoenix
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Ryan Dungey: "I was definitely motivated by my teammate tonight. I saw that Marvin (Musquin) got second in the Lites main and knew I had to step up my game to match him and do well for our team.” - Phoenix
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Jason Anderson finished seventh in the Lites main at Phoenix after getting a good start inside the top-10.
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Max Anstie - 2012 AMA Supercross at Phoenix
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TLD Honda's Travis Baker was a victim of Cole Seely and Eli Tomac's battle after being pushed wide. He finished the main at Phoenix in 10th.
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Trey Canard - 2012 AMA Supercross at Phoenix
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Honda's Trey Canard returned from injury for the first time at Phoenix where he finished seventh.
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KTM's Ryan Dungey (#5) snagged a nice holeshot in the main at Chase Field and proceeded to lead every lap.
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Rockstar Valli/Star Racing Yamaha's Nico Izzi - 2012 AMA Supercross at Phoenix
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James Stewart - 2012 AMA Supercross at Phoenix
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Frenchman Marvin Musquin helped make it a good night for KTM by finishing second.
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Zachary Osbourne - 2012 AMA Supercross at Phoenix
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Ryan Villopoto: "I knew I had the speed, and really felt my bike was on, but it took a lot of work moving through the field to finish third. I ran into a little bad luck tonight, but overall I feel good about the ride." - Phoenix
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Ryan Dungey - 2012 AMA Supercross at Phoenix
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Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Tyla Rattray had another great start in the main and finished third to take the points lead in the Lites class. - Phoenix
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Tyla Rattray (#28) taking the holeshot in Phoenix.
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Ryan Dungey - 2012 AMA Supercross at Phoenix
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Chad Reed - 2012 AMA Supercross at Phoenix
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TLD Honda's Cole Seely had a great battle with Geico Honda's Eli Tomac in Phoenix where he eventually finished fifth.
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Andrew Short - 2012 AMA Supercross at Phoenix
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James Stewart - 2012 AMA Supercross at Phoenix
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James Stewart (#7) and Chad Reed were taking part in one of their classic battles before JS7 ditched it in the dirt. - Phoenix
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Geico Honda's Eli Tomac once again proved his speed in the Lites class but suffered another poor start. - Phoenix
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Monster Energy Kawasaki's Jake Weimer had a strong night in Phoenix where he finished runner-up.
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Kawasaki's Dean Wilson posted his first win of the season in Phoenix after leading all 15 laps.
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Kevin Windham - 2012 AMA Supercross at Phoenix
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Ryan Dungey - 2012 AMA Supercross at Anaheim
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Ryan Villopoto - 2012 AMA Supercross Los Angeles
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James Stewart - 2012 AMA Supercross Los Angeles
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Eli Tomac - 2012 AMA Supercross Los Angeles
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Ryan Villopoto - 2012 AMA Supercross Los Angeles
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Dean Wilson - 2012 AMA Supercross Los Angeles
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Eli Tomac - 2012 AMA Supercross Los Angeles
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Honda's Trey Canard once again had to leave the track by stretcher. While initial reports declared him uninjured, recent updates have stated he suffered serious injuries to his neck. - Los Angeles
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Suzuki's Martin Davalos (#31) nabbed the holeshot in the Lites main before Eli Tomac (#17) shot ahead. Davalos went on to finish ninth. - Los Angeles
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Start of the main at Dodger Stadium - 2012 AMA Supercross Los Angeles
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Ryan Dungey continues to be one of the most consistent riders in the series after finishing second at Dodger Stadium.
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Red Bull KTM's Marvin Musquin lost a top-five finish after crashing hard in the final laps. - Los Angeles
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Trey Canard (#41) and Ryan Morais (#65) suffered a serious collision at Dodger Stadium that brought out a red flag.
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Tyla Rattray - 2012 AMA Supercross Los Angeles
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Ryan Dungey - 2012 AMA Supercross Los Angeles
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Chad Reed - 2012 AMA Supercross Los Angeles
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Ryan Villopoto (#1) and company blasting down the straight into the first turn at Dodger Stadium - 2012 AMA Supercross Los Angeles
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Despite another crash James Stewart finished on the podium for the first time this season after battling with Reed. - Los Angeles
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2012 Supercross podium at Dodger Stadium (from left to right): James Stewart, Chad Reed and Ryan Dungey.
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Eli Tomac - 2012 AMA Supercross Los Angeles
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Dean Wilson posted second in Round 3 after overtaking Zack Osborne in the final laps of the Lites main.
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For the first time this season James Stewart didn't crash and managed a strong victory for JGR Yamaha in Oakland.
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Ryan Dungey: "I’m bummed that I didn’t land on the podium tonight. But overall, it was still a great night. I earned my first heat race win of the season and I made some good passes in the main event to salvage some points." - Oakland
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Chad Reed: "It is a very competitive field. We have seen four different winners across four events so I am going to have to work a lot harder if I want to pull away from this group." - Oakland
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2012 Oakland Supercross
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James Stewart - 2012 AMA Supercross at Oakland
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After four rounds Geico Honda's Eli Tomac is leading the West Coast Lites Championship by 15 points. - Oakland
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Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Dean Wilson had a tough night in Oakland after falling on the first lap. The Scotsman finished 10th and is currently second in the standings.
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Chad Reed - 2012 AMA Supercross at Oakland
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Eli Tomac - 2012 AMA Supercross at Oakland
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Ryan Villopoto - 2012 AMA Supercross at Oakland
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Ryan Dungey - 2012 AMA Supercross at Oakland
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JGR Yamaha's Davi Millsaps grabbed seventh in Oakland and is currently 10th overall in the championship.
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JDR/J-Star/KTM's Matt Moss claimed his best career finish in Round 4 where he finished fifth overall. - "I’m very excited with my finish and it gives me a confidence boost to know I can run up front. The goal from here out is to work toward a podium result.”
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KTM's Marvin Musquin had a mediocre start but had an impressive night in Oakland after finishing second.
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Chad Reed: "We have come away from tonight with some good points and the red plate, but I wasn’t that happy with the way I rode." - Oakland
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JGR Yamaha's James Stewart finally posted his first win of the season during Round 4 after a difficult start to the year. - Oakland
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Zach Osborne landed on the podium for the second week in a row thanks to another good start and some smart riding. - Oakland
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Ryan Villopoto - 2012 AMA Supercross at Oakland
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L&M Honda's Andrew Short had a top-three start during the main in Oakland but would eventually finish fifth.
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Star Valli Yamaha's Ryan Sipes rebounded from his poor performance in Los Angeles to finish just off the box in fourth at Oakland.
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James Stewart - 2012 AMA Supercross at Oakland
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James Stewart (#7) and Ryan Villopoto both applied pressure on the leader as the pair fought for second halfway into the main. - Oakland
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Honda's Eli Tomac continued to set the bar in the Lites class after winning his second race of the season in Oakland.
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Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto is trailing Dungey and Reed by just two points after a third-place finish in Round 4.
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Dean Wilson - 2012 AMA Supercross at Oakland
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Kevin Windham - 2012 AMA Supercross at Oakland
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Ryan Villopoto is looking for the second supercross title of his career after becoming the first repeat winner in 2012.
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KTM's Ryan Dungey started the main in sixth but spend most of the race overtaking Davi Millsaps and Justin Brayton. He eventually finished fourth. - Anaheim 2
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James Stewart: "To get second tonight was actually pretty good considering how the heat race went and how beat up I feel right now. It [the crash] knocked the wind out of me, and hurt my ribs and my wrist - so I’ll be sore tomorrow and probably Monday. But we’ll be back. It’s nothing we can’t handle, but I was just trying to get through the race from there." - Anaheim 2
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Chad Reed - 2012 Anaheim 2 Supercross
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Cole Seely - 2012 Anaheim 2 Supercross
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After five rounds of racing Ryan Villopoto currently leads the 2012 championship by just three points. In comparison, RV was trailing James Stewart by five points after Round 5 in the 2011 series.
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Chad Reed - 2012 Anaheim 2 Supercross
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Honda's Justin Brayton finished fifth at Anaheim 2 and posted good defense against Ryan Dungey for much of the 20-lap main.
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Ryan Dungey - 2012 Anaheim 2 Supercross
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James Stewart - 2012 Anaheim 2 Supercross
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James Stewart - 2012 Anaheim 2 Supercross
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Chad Reed (above) lost another battle with James Stewart but remains just three points shy of Villopoto. - Anaheim 2
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Ryan Villopoto - 2012 Anaheim 2 Supercross
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James Stewart - 2012 Anaheim 2 Supercross
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Ryan Dungey - 2012 Anaheim 2 Supercross
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Ryan Villopoto is back on the path toward defending his crown after becoming the first repeat winner in 2012. - Anaheim 2
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Eli Tomac: "We got the turkey - three in a row. You never expect that to happen because it's so tough out here but the GEICO Honda is running strong and my riding has been there. Once I figured out my starts, the wins started coming." - Anaheim 2
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Marvin Musquin: "I really focused on my starting technique this week during my training. I have struggled at a few rounds with poor starts and it makes it too hard to come through the pack when I don’t put myself in good position from the start.” - Anaheim 2
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Eli Tomac: "Seely got around me on that second straightaway and the chase was on. We kind of yo-yo'ed for the first few laps. I would push him, then he was pulling me. We were very close. Then he made his mistake and I got around him. From there I just knew I needed to ride solid and I could get the win." - Anaheim 2
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Matt Moss: "This is definitely not where I wanted to finish tonight. But after suffering a poor start, I am happy with how I rode through the pack and the passes I was able to make. Next week I need to improve my starts and battle in the front of the pack at the beginning of the race." - Anaheim 2
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KTM's Marvin Musquin (above) held off Dean Wilson for the final podium spot at Angel Stadium.
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Eli Tomac won his third consecutive race in Anaheim and has taken a decisive lead in the West Coast Lites series.
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Kawasaki's Dean Wilson lost major ground to Eli Tomac at Anaheim 2 after finishing off the podium for the second week in a row.
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Brett Metcalfe: "It was a good night! We were able to put in some work this week and get the set-up back to what we were comfortable with and what we know works. The Yoshimura Suzuki RMZ-450 really worked great all weekend. I was still a little bit off in practice, but in the heat races and the Main, I came through." - San Diego
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Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto was passed by Chad Reed in the final laps at Qualcomm but mounted a great comeback to claim his third win of 2012.
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James Stewart: "I don’t know what happened, I was just riding and doing my thing. I was on my head so quick. I was stuck under the bike – completely stuck on something. I was trying to pull it off, and finally a guy pulled his knife out and cut me out and I got going." - San Diego
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Chad Reed - 2012 AMA Supercross San Diego
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TLD Honda's Cole Seely recorded his second podium in a row in San Diego just behind Dean Wilson. He's now third in the Lites championship 13 points behind Eli Tomac.
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Despite struggling with San Diego's whoops, Ryan Dungey returned to the podium more than 20 seconds behind Reed.
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H&H Kawasaki's Josh Hansen earned his best finish of the season so far in San Diego after posting fifth ahead of Justin Brayton.
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Star Valli Yamaha's Nico Izzi lost a battle on the final lap with teammate Gareth Swanepoel and finished fifth. - San Diego
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Brett Metcalfe: "I qualified third in the heat race and got a good gate pick, so I got where I wanted to be and ripped the holeshot. That was my first holeshot of the year so I'm really pumped with that. I rode solid and I rode as hard as I could." - San Diego
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Marvin Musquin: "This is definitely a disappointing race because I lost a lot of points toward the championship. The good thing is I walked away uninjured and will not be set back at all from my crash. I plan to race a few east coast rounds on the KTM 350 SX-F and I am looking forward to those races and mixing it up with a new class of riders." - San Diego
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Chad Reed proved difficult for RV to beat as the Aussie went head-to-head with the defending champ in the final laps. - San Diego
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Chad Reed - 2012 AMA Supercross San Diego
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Ryan Villopoto - 2012 AMA Supercross San Diego
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TLD Honda's Cole Seely now has back-to-back second-place finishes in the series and is 13 points behind Tomac. - San Diego
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Gareth Swanepoel - 2012 AMA Supercross San Diego
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Monster Energy Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto put in a lot of work for his third win of the season in San Diego.
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Kawasaki's Jake Weimer had a difficult night after having to qualify for the main through the LCQ. Despite getting a good start in the main, Weimer crashed during a hard block pass by Dungey in the first five laps. - San Diego
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Ricky Carmaichael designs his fifth consecutive Supercross Daytona signature course in the 2012 Daytona Supercross by Honda.
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Chad Reed sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament, a broken tibia and fibula, two broken ribs and a broken T6 vertebrae in Dallas.
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Chad Reed was forced to end his 2012 supercross campaign after sustaining serious injuries in Dallas.
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Red Bull KTM's Ryan Dungey had a bad start but came back to finish second in Round 7.
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Justin Barcia: "We had a little battle there for the first several laps. I didn't want to take my teammate [Justin Bogle] out so I played it safe. Once I got around him and got a little space I was able to go after Durham. It took a couple of tries but once I got past him I just rode my own race and finished it out." - Dallas
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Justin Bogle: "I'm as mad as I've ever been after a race. I've been really nervous all day, and I'm never nervous before a race, but once we started I was just letting it go. I got a good start and stayed up there in the top three for a long time and I would have been top five at the very least, but (Stewart) wrecked me and I was stuck under him." - Dallas
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After starting the main down in 14th, KTM's Ryan Dungey charged up to second to salvage as many points as possible. - Dallas
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Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Darryn Durham had a great ride in Dallas where he finished second after leading the first half of the race.
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Darryn Durham (#35) got the holeshot in the first east coast lites main in Dallas.
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James Stewart - 2012 AMA Supercross Dallas
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Chad Reed (#22) and Ryan Villopoto fought with each other in the early laps of the main before the Aussie went over the bars. - Dallas
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Ryan Villopoto (#1) and Chad Reed - 2012 AMA Supercross Dallas
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KTM's Ken Roczen held on for the final podium spot despite a tense opening round. - Dallas
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Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto has now won three rounds in a row after surviving another battle with Aussie Chad Reed. - Dallas
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Justin Bogle and Malcolm Stewart (above) were fined $500 apiece for their actions in Dallas.
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Ryan Villopoto - 2012 AMA Supercross Dallas
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Justin Barcia dominated the Lites main in Atlanta and now leads the field by 12 points heading into the third round of the east coast championship.
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Justin Barcia - 2012 AMA Supercross Atlanta
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Geico Honda's Justin Bogle captured his first-ever Lites class podium in Atlanta.
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Ryan Dungey - 2012 AMA Supercross Atlanta
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Ken Roczen: "I am really upset that I got stuck in the gate. It was hard coming through the pack in the first few laps because a lot of the slower riders don’t jump all of the jumps and I had to work harder to get around them. I was able to come up to 6th and almost got into the top five." - Atlanta
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Cole Seely earned the holeshot in his first-ever 450 race and went on to lead for eight laps before finishing in sixth. - Atlanta
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James Stewart - 2012 AMA Supercross Atlanta
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Ryan Villopoto - 2012 AMA Supercross Atlanta
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Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Blake Baggett got a good start at the Georgia Dome and held on for second.
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Justin Barcia - 2012 AMA Supercross Atlanta
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Ryan Dungey (above) edged closer to Ryan Villopoto in the championship after recording his second win of the season. - Atlanta
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PC Kawasaki's Darryn Durham followed up his second-place finish in Arlington with a top-five result in Atlanta.
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James Stewart: "I felt good tonight but that start stopped me from going for the win. I made some good passes and some aggressive ones to get up through the pack. I was catching those guys up front and then I slowly had to roll the triple at one point and that ended the race right there. I did my best and the team was awesome. We definitely had the chance to do it tonight but the start killed us.” - Atlanta
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Brett Metcalfe: "I was looking forward to this race, but it was a tough day. I didn't feel comfortable in practice and it was a tough track for me. That was a bummer because it was a technical track and normally that's good for me. We had some positives though; I got some good starts on the Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 but I just wasn't able to ride to my potential." - Atlanta
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JGR Yamaha's Davi Millsaps got a good start and held his ground in Atlanta to finish just shy of the podium in fourth.
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Ryan Dungey: "I came into this race feeling confident and refreshed and it all paid off today. My team did an amazing job on my KTM and we had no issues today just a really great race." - Atlanta
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KTM's Ken Roczen jumped the gate in Atlanta and spent the night doing damage control. He eventually finished in sixth.
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Ryan Villopoto - 2012 AMA Supercross Atlanta
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Cole Seely has an amazing debut in the premier supercross class where he finished sixth after leading nearly half the main event. - Atlanta
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A tense battle between Ryan Dungey (#5) and Ryan Villopoto (#1) in Atlanta ended in a great moment of sportsmanship.
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Jake Weimer - 2012 AMA Supercross Atlanta
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Blake Wharton - 2012 AMA Supercross Atlanta
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Geico Honda's Kevin Windham participated in his 200th start in Atlanta where he finished eighth.
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Honda's Justin Brayton posted a solid top-five finish in Round 8. He is currently eighth overall in the championship. - Atlanta
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Ryan Dungey - 2012 AMA Supercross Atlanta
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Construction on the Ricky Carmichael Signature supercross Daytona track has begun.
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Supercross track designed by Ricky Carmichael has begun at Daytona
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Justin Barcia is one of the most aggressive riders in the Lites class and has been unstoppable this season. - St. Louis
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Justin Brayton - 2012 AMA Supercross St. Louis
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Ryan Dungey: "It feels really great to finish strong tonight. I wish I could have had a better start but I am very satisfied with my performance tonight and am glad that I can keep my Red Bull/KTM Team in the championship hunt.” - St. Louis
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Ken Roczen: "I struggled the whole week with a cold and I felt like I was riding tight but I still managed to get my best finish of the season and I’m really happy for that. I’m really looking forward to next weekend in Daytona when my dad, sister and little niece all come over to join me at the race." - St. Louis
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James Stewart: "Something happened off the gate and I got a really bad start and I fell on the first lap so I was even further back but I was riding really well and got back through the pack up until Davi. So, another bad start but I’m stoked with how it went after that." - St. Louis
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Despite losing ground to Dungey in the final laps, Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto (above) stated that he could have pushed harder in the final laps if he needed to. - St. Louis
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Geico Honda's Justin Barcia made it three in a row in St. Louis with another start-to-finish victory.
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Rookie Justin Bogle was battling for a second-place finish before crashing on the final lap. - St. Louis
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Justin Brayton earned his best finish of the season so far in third. - St. Louis
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KTM's Ryan Dungey ran out of laps in St. Louis and finished second behind Villopoto.
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Suzuki's Brett Metcalfe scored eighth in St. Louis after losing a battle with Jake Weimer.
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JGR Yamaha's Davi Millsaps nabbed the holeshot in St. Louis and eventually finished sixth after getting passed by his teammate, James Stewart.
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Marvin Musquin: "The 350 is an amazing bike. I feel very comfortable on the bike and am so happy I was able to get a top ten finish. I will race the next two races in the Supercross class and hope to improve my results." - St. Louis
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James Stewart - 2012 AMA Supercross St. Louis
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Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto snagged his fifth win of the season in the Midwest to kickstart the second half of his title defense.
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Jake Weimer - 2012 AMA Supercross St. Louis
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Rockstar Suzuki's Blake Wharton earned his first podium finish of the season in St. Louis. He's currently fourth in the championship.
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Kevin Windham - 2012 AMA Supercross St. Louis
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Ryan Villopoto became the first rider in off-road motorcycle racing history to win $1 million in a single night of racing at last year's inaugural Monster Energy Cup.
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Ryan Villopoto: “I was really hoping to get out front early and not get roosted, but ended up in last place two corners in." - Daytona
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Bam Bam remains undefeated with four consecutive victories. - Daytona
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Davi Millsaps: "I held in here and did my best. This is the first time I’ve been on the podium since 2010 in Supercross. It’s special, especially being here in Daytona and how the conditions were, and all my family and friends coming to this race. It was definitely a good one for me." - Daytona
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James Stewart - 2012 AMA Supercross Daytona
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Pro Circuit's Blake Baggett nabbed his second runner-up finish this season but could've had more in Daytona.
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Darryn Durham landed another podium in Daytona. The Kawasaki rider has yet to finish outside the top-five this year.
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Marvin Musquin - 2012 AMA Supercross Daytona
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James Stewart (#7) had a great start out of the gates to secure second behind his teammate, Davi Millsaps.
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JGR Yamaha's James Stewart achieved his second win of the season following a shortened mud race in Daytona.
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After winning his heat race and getting the top gate pick, veteran Kevin Windham posted his first podium finish of the season in third. - Daytona
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Ryan Villopoto has the championship on lock down after his win at Indianapolis.
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Justin Brayton narrowly missed the victory in Indy.
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Davi Millsaps snared a podium spot for the second week in a row in Indy.
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Cole Seely continues to fill in for Muscle Milk Honda - Indy 2012.
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Indy was a diaster for James Stewart who failed to make the main event.
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The group goes into corner one during the Supercross main, with Justin Brayton eventually claiming the holeshot - Toronto 2012.
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Barcia enjoys a comfortable points lead over Wharton in the East Coast Lites series - Toronto 2012
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Barcia (1) and Roczen (70) were the strong starters in the Lites main, with the Honda rider getting by the KTM early with a maneuver typical of Bam Bam's style - aggressive but not dirty - Toronto 2012.
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Villopoto claimed win number seven of the 2012 Supercross season, cruising to the checkers at Toronto.
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The Supercross class jumped out of the gate in Toronto with a slew of injuries decimating the ranks.
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Blake Baggett is looking relaxed and the results show it with a third in Houston.
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Things couldn't have gone much worse for Darryn Durham in Houston. The Monster PC Kawasaki rider qualified through the LCQ and then labored to the back of the pack in the main event.
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Ken Roczen scored his first win of the year for Red Bull KTM in Houston.
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Jake Weimer had a successful night in Houston by finishing on the podium and helping Kawasaki score two of the top spots.
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Kevin Windham (14) and James Stewart (7) both failed to score points. Windham crashed out in qualifying and Stewart hit the deck in the main event - Houston 2012.
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Blake Baggett, SX Lites, 2012 New Orleans.
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Ryan Villopoto crossing the finish line at New Orleans, 2012.
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Andrew Short, New Orleans 2012.
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SX New Orleans Podium: Ryan Villopoto in first, Joshua Grant in second and Justin Brayton in third.
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Dean Wilson dropped to second in overall championship points after a disappointing seventh place finish in Seattle.
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Ryan Dungey (5) and Tyler Bowers (74) in Seattle.
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Andrew Short scored his first career SX win in Seattle.
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Ryan Sipes took the win in SX Lites at Seattle.
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Andrew Short (29) led the pack in the SX Main Event, taking the holeshot and the win in Seattle.
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Jason Anderson (44) and Eli Tomac (17) in Salt Lake City.
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Getting ready to start the race in Salt Lake.
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Wilson went down late in the race and was unable to finish - Salt Lake City 2012.
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Eli Tomac wins the 2012 Western Regional Supercross Championship - Salt Lake City.
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Marvin Musquin scored fifth place on his KTM 250SX-F in Salt Lake City.
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2012 Salt Lake City SX Podium.
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Dianna Dahlgren will return in 2013 as Miss Supercross.
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Ryan Dungey (5) and Jake Weimer (21) in Salt Lake.
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Ryan Dungey crossing the finish line for the win in Salt Lake City.
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Andrew Short's Honda CRF450 and new sponsor Chaparral - Salt Lake City 2012.