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Glen Helen Motocross Results

Saturday, May 23, 2009
Chris Pourcel - AMA Motocross Lites  Glen Helen
Frenchman Christophe Pourcel (shown) won the opening moto but was unable to clinch the overall when Ryan Dungey claimed the victory in Moto 2.
Christophe Pourcel picked up at Glen Helen where he left off in the Supercross season with a win in the opening moto of 250 motocross action. The Monster Pro Circuit Kawasaki pilot bested Ryan Dungey and Trey Canard but was unable to repeat the performance in Moto 2. Dungey snared the overall victory with a win in the second outing for Rockstar Makita Suzuki. The rider from Belle Plain, Minnesota was trailed by European Tyla Rattray and Justin Barcia in the final outing. Pourcel claimed second overall behind the RM-Z rider with Rattray third and Tommy Searle fourth, a phenomenal showing from the European contingent. Trey Canard was fifth on his Geico Powersports Honda.

250 Results:
1.Ryan Dungey
2.Christophe Pourcel
3.Tyla Rattray
4.Tommy Searle
5.Trey Canard
6.Justin Barcia
7.Brett Metcalfe
8.Jake Weimer
9.Austin Stroupe
10.Blake Wharton

Ryan Villopoto - AMA Motocross  Glen Helen
Ryan Villopoto has shaken out the rookie nerves in the Supercross season and is back in his winning ways now that the 450 class is outdoors. He claimed the victory at Glen Helen and looks very strong as the crew begins their run at a championship.
The big boys were ready to roll, only this year it is without the biggest names in the sport. With Ricky Carmichael retired for good it seemed as though James Stewart would have an easy time of it, but JS has elected to sit out the outdoor season! That left Chad Reed to make the biggest waves in the early going by posting the fastest practice time at the notoriously rough Glen Helen circuit. The Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider went 4-3 for fourth overall in his first outdoor National since 2006. Instead it was Monster Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto who claimed the overall victory with a two-moto sweep which leaves him with a clean 50 points. RV won with an easy 18-second margin over Josh Grant in Moto 1 and nearly three seconds over Reed's teammate, Mike Alessi, in Moto 2.

Alessi finished second overall with Grant third and Reed just off the podium. Red Bull Honda's Davi Millsaps rounded out the top-5.

450 Results:
1.Ryan Villopoto
2.Mike Alessi
3.Josh Grant
4.Chad Reed
5.Davi Millsaps
6.Tommy Hahn
7.Mike Brown
8.Cody Cooper
9.Weston Peick
10.Andrew Short

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Lewis Gardner -Tommy  June 2, 2009 04:11 AM
Im happy that tommy was able to pull out a top5 finish in his first national in america well done
lee hall -tommy gun  June 1, 2009 04:46 PM
this guy is gonna get faster whatch this space go tommy proud to be british
emile collins -missing the golden age  May 28, 2009 02:27 PM
im missing the time when the gate was like a cloudless night ,,,full of real stars doing battle,,,,hurricane,little professor, jeff ward, lechien,glover ,rick johnson, magoo,,
Mike Kelley in Montana -All the smack  May 28, 2009 12:34 PM
We all know that it is a very tuff sport that we all love. Some of the posts do have merit but the bottom line is :agents/attorneys,teams,sponsers,parents,friends,have alot of imput as to what a rider(s)will do in the up and coming seasons. To call these guys wusses whimps or I beat him because he had $$$$$ is BS. They train train and train some more and they were chosen to so by winning and winning not by milking their way up the podium. Great job RV. Last but not least my rider of choice......"The LAW" better luck next year.MK
mxridr24 -"no competition"???  May 27, 2009 10:20 AM
wow chenko. no competition since ricky is gone. stewart would have more competition in outdoors than you think.
barcia151 -hell yeah  May 27, 2009 05:24 AM
hell yeah justin barcia holdin it down for up state new york 518 do it big kid #151
chenko -whats the differance  May 26, 2009 01:08 PM
whats up with people always talking junk about stewart not reacing outdoors, he is on same contract as reed which hasn't raced an outdoor sence 06 i don't recall anyone calling him a wuss or even saying anything neg. about him. so whats the deal?must just be alot of bubba haters... ps why should he ride it will just be another easy outdoor for him no comp. sence rc is is done.
kameron blackwell -stewart what a joke  May 26, 2009 12:06 PM
stewart is a wuss... what rider wouldnt race outdoors that what the sport is baised on and were it all started.. indoors is cool and all but it doesnt even compair with the great outdoors
keith batterson -hahaha  May 26, 2009 09:03 AM
ive beat ryan villopoto ,,,,, i woulda been just as fast buuut guess wut he had the money to be at the right races at the right times and he had home school plus rides 8 hours a day scince he was 12 he better win ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, keith batterson made it pro on a stock bike i dont ride much cuz i hafta work for my stuff unlike the famouse number 2 welll lets just say on 80s i diddnt lose to him much till he got money ,,, soo this championship is all about who decides to train more cuz they get the fastest bikes handed to them for free rich mans sport nowand it sucks
SAMXRL -RC and Stewy  May 26, 2009 08:16 AM
When you see riders like James Stewert bailing on the outdoors it just reinforces how great Ricky Charmichael was as a champion. The only way he didn't ride both series was if he was injured! J.S.'s sitting this one out will make for a more entertaining series because it will be a week to week affair as to who will win. Ryan V. is a BIG talent and rides with reckless abandon (like R.C.)and has the skill to take it all! Supercross may get all the glory but it's the outdoor series that shows how good a rider is and should be the title ALL riders covet!
Mike -Lawrence  May 26, 2009 07:59 AM
Lawrence sat right behind us on the ridge at the Glenn Helen race. I guess after he paid his fines from last year, he got in another fight last month at an AMA sanctioned event, and is out for the year. I don't know the details, but it's a shame such talent is going to waste. I hope he can get it together, because he is fun to watch.
Brent923 -Justin Barcia  May 26, 2009 04:54 AM
Man Barcica did really good for his first race
Graeme -Proudly South African  May 26, 2009 04:52 AM
Just a heads up, Tyla Ratray is a South African, he won the FIM MX2 world championship in Europe. Go TYLA!
Mark M -It's a good thing!  May 25, 2009 09:49 PM
It's a good thing Carmichael retired. Now any other rider has a chance at winning the 450 title.
Ron -What!  May 25, 2009 09:35 PM
What the hell is Stewart thinking? Sit out the outdoor round! That is what gave Chad Reed a bad name, and now james runs the same card. That is extremely week! Outdoor motocross is what this sport is all about, and when the riders start choosing supercross, or motocross, their fan base is going too take a loss! Next the riders will start riding the easy events, or the ones where it does not rain, or the track is too rough! Give me a break! Ride or retire!
J-law for prez! -race results  May 25, 2009 08:42 PM
what happend with jason lawance he ended up geting like 38 did he fall or something?
liam haworth -searle  May 25, 2009 02:17 PM
can i just say tommy searle has done great for a 20 year old man in america, well done searley all of us over in the uk r dead proud of you, well done !!
09kxf -wrongg  May 25, 2009 12:00 PM
your guys are completely wrong thinking that money makes a man faster, sure does help to get u there but villopoto is an absolute rocket. ever heard the saying "its not the wahn its the magician" do it big 2
Peter -Villo  May 25, 2009 10:12 AM
Watching Ryan ride is like watching poetry in motion, just like Stewart. I wish they were out there together, and I had the TV access to watch them.
george345 -Villo's fast!  May 25, 2009 10:03 AM
#2 is fast, no question about it. Didn't he beat Steward last year outdoors in the world's race? Wish Stewart was out there though, would sure be more interesting than having Reed out there. Reed only decided to race cuz Steward isn't
Richard Mowbray -Tommy Gun  May 25, 2009 08:28 AM
Well done Tommy awesome start to the season kepp it up .
adam -GOAT  May 24, 2009 11:23 PM
no one will ever be the nexr ricky but villos on fire for sure
K-Gab -For all you who doubt Stewart  May 24, 2009 09:46 PM
Theres a reason he went undefeated last year in the outdoors. He's good as hell and i dont blame the man for sitting out now. He has enough money as he is but if he were to race he"d kick everyones ass
mxk -villopoto  May 24, 2009 05:45 PM
Villopoto is amazing he is pretty much the next Ricky Carmicheal forget about Stewart.
Grumpy old MXer -Joe, you're an idiot  May 24, 2009 03:09 PM
Let me say I am not a Stewart fan, never have been, never will be. For you ta say Stewart is afraid to race is th emost idiotic comment I have heard in years...Thanks for the laugh!!!
Joe -He can't handle the pressure  May 24, 2009 12:01 PM
Stewart is afraid to race with the real men outdoors!
Erik -racing  May 24, 2009 10:24 AM
no, the new king is villopoto! our local kid thats real good!
Jamel Pitcher -Know James Stewart  May 24, 2009 06:21 AM
We want James on the gate