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2010 Phoenix Supercross Results

Saturday, January 16, 2010

It didn’t take Ryan Dungey long to go from 450-class newbie to 450-class favorite. That’s now the moniker the Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider will carry into next week’s race at Anaheim 2, after taking a wire-to-wire win at tonight’s round at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona – the second stop of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series.

Ryan Dungey won Round 2 of the AMA Supercross in Phoenix. The rookie is looking strong!

450 MAIN
Last week Dungey looked every bit the equal of defending series champ James Stewart, en route to a second-place finish. And with Stewart mired back in the pack in tonight’s final on his Yamaha (in his own race with Chad Reed), Dungey turned in a dominating performance out front, fending off an early charge by Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto before settling into a comfortable lead by the halfway mark of the race.

It was Dungey’s first career 450-class win and it was an emotional one for everyone in the pits wearing yellow – especially Dungey.

“It’s really hard to put this into words,” said Dungey. “It’s a big step in my career and it’s a pretty amazing feeling. The team worked really hard and we put ourselves in good position and it paid off. I’m glad to get this out of the way and I’ll never forget it.”

Villopoto looked much more inspired than he did last week at A1 and he pushed Dungey early in the race after turning back a determined Austin Stroupe. And while the Suzuki-mounted Stroupe eventually faded to seventh, Villopoto continued his strong pace and out-distanced third-place finisher Josh Hill by several seconds.

“I gained a little on Dungey during the early part of the race, but I just couldn’t do anything with it,” said Villopoto.

“I gained a little on Dungey during the early part of the race, but I just couldn’t do anything with it,” said Villopoto. “This track is typically slippery and I just had to ride really smooth and not make any mistakes, which made it hard to catch up.”

Hill’s third-place finish was his first podium in quite some time and the San Manuel Yamaha rider was relieved to finally be back where he felt he belonged.

“It’s been a little while since I’ve been in this position and it feels good,” said Hill. “My team and I are working 100% and the bike is great. I feel I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been in and I’m looking forward to the rest of the year.”

After posting the fastest time in practice, Stewart’s night went downhill in a hurry during the evening program. In his heat race, Stewart crashed hard after clipping another rider over a jump and the San Manuel Yamaha rider was carted off the track holding his side. He returned in time to ride the LCQ, which he won, however, come main event time things didn’t go much better. Stewart started from the outside gate and was mid-pack after the first turn. While working his way through the pack, Stewart caught up with Kawasaki’s Reed, who didn’t get the best of starts either. Stewart attempted to pass the Aussie on lap five, the two riders going down in the process. Stewart eventually rejoined the race, finishing 15th, while Reed rode back to the pits with an unconfirmed injury, collecting his second DNF in as many weeks.

Josh Hill rounded out the podium
Josh Hill is faster than ever, and this year he has the fitness to match. The San Manuel Yamaha rider finished on the podium.

Valli Motorsport’s Ivan Tedesco rode a strong race to finish fourth, while Honda riders Andrew Short and Kevin Windham rounded out the top-five.

Dungey now holds a nine-point lead over Villopoto in the series standings (47 to 38), with Hill in third at 35 points. Stewarts sits seventh overall with 31 points.

Phoenix SX Results:
1. Ryan Dungey (Suzuki)
2. Ryan Villopoto (Kawasaki)
3. Josh Hill (Yamaha)
4. Ivan Tedesco (Yamaha)
5. Andrew Short (Honda)
6. Kevin Windham (Honda)
7. Austin Stroupe (Suzuki)
8. Justin Brayton (Yamaha)
9. Davi Millsaps (Honda)
10. Thomas Hahn (Suzuki)

250 MAIN
Jake Weimer is two for two in 2010.
Kawasaki's Jake Weimer took his second-consecutive victory in Phoenix, adding to his points lead.
In the SX Lites heats, Monster Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Jake Weimer finished in a solid first place in Heat 1 ahead of Wil Hahn and Cole Seely. During Heat 2, Weimer's teammate, Josh Hansen, took the checkered flag with Ryan Morais placing second.

The 250 West SX Lites main started with Hansen and Blake Wharton vying for first. Wharton inherited the lead when Hansen hit the hay bales in Turn 2. Behind the duo it was Trey Canard, Morais, and Seely. In the final minutes of the main, Weimer took the lead on his KX250F and the stole the win with less than a second separating him from Morais. Wharton grabbed the final podium spot ahead of Hahn and Broc Tickle.

“I struggled a bit for some reason,” said Weimer. “I got my first win (in Phoenix) and I love it here, but I always struggle in the sand (section) every year. I made some mistakes in the beginning and never thought I’d be up here. This is kind of a surprise but it’s great.”

Phoenix 250 West SX Results:
1. Jake Weimer (Kawasaki)
2. Ryan Morais (Suzuki)
3. Blake Wharton (Honda)
4. Wil Hahn (Honda)
5. Brock Tickle (Yamaha)
6. Cole Seely (Honda)
7. Trey Canard (Honda)
8. Tommy Searle (KTM)
9. Robert Kiniry (Suzuki)
10. Phil Nicoletti (KTM)


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450 Supercross
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AMA Supercross Rider Bios
Jake Weimer Bio
Jake Weimer was one of the more underrated 250 riders before nailing down the West Coast SX Championship in 2010. For 2012, he'll aim to recover from a difficult season plagued by injury.
Kyle Regal Bio
Based out of Kemp, Texas, Kyle Regal is a former rookie who skipped the Loretta Lynn’s amateur nationals in favor of turning pro during the 2009 season.
Justin Barcia Bio
Justin Barcia is one of the most highly touted amateurs to come from American motocross breeding grounds. His recent showing in the premier class has proven he's a real contender.
Tommy Searle Bio
British rider Tommy Searle is another speedy european rider who splits his effort between racing in the U.S. and overseas. He is currently contesting the MX2 World Championship series for CLS Kawasaki.
Grant Langston Bio
Few have had a career as long and trying as Grant Langston's. From loses to wins, Grant knows racing and knows it well. Since 2010 he has been officially retired.

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cred19 -bubba !!!  January 31, 2010 01:23 PM
bubba rocks !!!chad sucks!!
WR MIKE. -what the hell.  January 20, 2010 05:49 PM
reed needs to grow up and ride his own race.he is like a baby,i lost respect for him and stuart.put the crap aside and race.look out reed and stuart the rookie is faster than both of you.gooo dungy.
Ricky -It's not the bike that makes you fast.  January 20, 2010 03:17 PM
Reed & Stewart. It was a clear line up Stewart in the corner, not a very clean pass! What a sporting guy Reed is! Dungey, Villopoto, Grant and others are head of Reed. If I was to paying someone money to ride my logo around it would not be Reed! Reed is going backwards, hey I have idea! Have Yamaha use Reed in the YZ450 Commercial.
Jeff F. -Reed has a broken hand.  January 19, 2010 09:41 PM
Chad Reed sustained a broken hand in Pheonix & will be out for a minimum of 6 weeks.That really SUCKS because I'm pretty sure he could have beaten James "needs to grow up" Stewart!For Stewart to go knock Reeds bike over is childish!If Stewart had broken his hand he would'nt have finished the race either.Stewart may be a fast rider but he's also a sloppy & dangerous rider and I can't wait until he crashes out this SX season so someone like Dungey or Villapoto can win!At least they ride clean!
Paul B Aussie -Maxi  January 19, 2010 06:12 PM
Thats big coming from a septict tank (Yank). Aussies arnt cowards mate just ask your marines when they come over here for war games & training they get there ass kicked
CPR -Had Enough  January 19, 2010 11:23 AM
Stewart needs to grow up, be a man and quit crying every time he gets sand in his _ _gina. Too bad it wasn't Tyler Evans bike he knocked over, I would have loved to see that ass whoopin'. I think the world has had enough of Stewart and Woods, lets hear about the fresh new riders making their way to the top. Out with the old and in with the new. Cheers
Donny-19 -The Man  January 19, 2010 06:51 AM
But Stewart's a winner,and Reed isn't.
Chuck -What a laugh  January 19, 2010 04:33 AM
Reed is a buffoon who lacks any class,like all aussie's he's a coward.
Paul B Aussie -Maxi  January 18, 2010 11:15 PM
Reed will be back as aussies thats what we do best. And since you want to talk about harden the F#@$ up, why do you play football with helmets & pads, come to Australia & play without it. then youll now what tough is
Gil carlos (brazil) -daytona 2010  January 18, 2010 03:19 PM
é um luxo!!!! estarei em daytona...
iwasthere -stewart/reed  January 18, 2010 02:50 PM
stewart caused the crash in his heat race. the crash between stewart and reed was just racing although a healthy stewart probably would have saved it. stewart is a great champion when he is winning. when he is not winning, he's a crybaby just like most professional athletes. he should be careful though, if he knocked my bike over i would have bounced him off the floor
rc racer -reguarding the stewart/reed cash on lap five.  January 18, 2010 09:47 AM
i was at the race personally and stewart was not the one who needed to pass the other rider. reed cut to the insde knowing that stewart had been turning out of the corners early and caused a collision of the two just before the finish line jump. reed caused this crash and can't even ride with a possibly hurt hand and stewart can ride with possibly multiple contusions to the shoulder, ribs, arm, forearm, and hand?!? wow shows what kinda person reed really is. someone who is a wimp and can't ride injured to finish a race and someone who has to play dirty just to take out a fellow racer and/or rival.
Harry C -Dungey  January 18, 2010 08:32 AM
Props to Dungey and the Yellow!!Reed is a black eye for Green,maybe he should stick with Aussie MX where the guys ride at 90%.
MRL167 -What were you watching?  January 18, 2010 07:40 AM
Stewart was not trying to pass Reed, it was the other way around. A rider stopped short in front of Stewart and left him no where to go, he was trying to stay up and Reed was right next to him trying to pass. It was an accident plan and simple, but Reed didn't have to shove Stewart's head as they were both trying to get back up. I'm so sick of Reed and his bad attitude. I'm glad he left Yamaha and Stewart is in his place! And good for Stewart for knocking Reed's bike over in the pits after the race!
Will Munny -Sponsors  January 18, 2010 07:04 AM
Kawasaki must be so proud they signed Reed.He's an embarrassment for all of us that ride Green.
FRANK121 -Reed  January 18, 2010 06:53 AM
His hand must be mangled .... I remember a couple of years ago when Reed had a terrible made up broken shoulder, so this hand deal must be REALLY BAD! Hey can Stewart sue for WHIPLASH? LOL
Henry-220 -Reed  January 18, 2010 04:42 AM
Lamest rider ever.I'm surprised someone hasnt knocked all the teeth out of his mouth.
Paul B Aussie -Maxi  January 18, 2010 01:01 AM
Reeds been kickin your ass for 10 years now & is not far off retiring he only ever leaves the track if he is truly injured & remember you are only in round 2 championships are won at the last round, last time I looked
sakiman289 -What?  January 17, 2010 09:35 PM
MrMagoo, check your glasses pal, "then gets cheap shoted by Reed" what where you watching. Have you ever thrown you leg over a bike? Reed had the line, James cut down on him. I'll give you that it was a gutty performance, thats for sure. As to Reed pulling off, you try riding with a broken hand!
Mr Magoo -Chase field  January 17, 2010 09:04 PM
Yeah I'd like to say a real champion showed what a real champ is. James is a real champ, after being hurt, gets back in the saddle qualifies gets back in the main and rides his heart out, then gets cheap shoted by Reed still gets up hurt and finishes the race.Not like a bitch that doesn't get his way, than rides off the track and doesn't finish the race
carpy -Phoenix result  January 17, 2010 08:00 PM
I dig Stewart and Reed, but its about time that new up and coming riders are now showing their skill and team work, I will be at Anaheim next weekend, my brother is even flying over from the UK, should be a great Race.
Tim B -Stunned  January 17, 2010 07:12 PM
Wow, I'm blown away by these results. I'm so happy to see Suzuki on top. Suzuki gets no credit for building great bikes so I'm happy to see this little company beat the big guys.

I'm also just as happy to see Yamaha struggling. Their new bike has to be the most over-hyped bike in decades. They did what Apple does. They have taken old ideas, changed them around a little bit, packaged them together, claimed them as their own ideas, and marketed them as cutting edge and innovative. I would love to see Yamaha not finish in the top 3 at the end of year, but with Stewart I doubt that's going to happen unless he returns to the "Bubba" of old and knocks himself out race after race due to stupid riding which will result in his patented spectacular crashes.

And Mr. Second Place (aka Chad Reed) went from whipping all of the field, except for being dominated by Stewart, and whining along the way to not even finishing in the top 10. It's hilarious! It doesn't look like he's going to finish in the top 3 at the end of the year if he keeps this up. To have Reed and Kawi not finish on the championship podium would be great!

By the way...when is Honda going to sign another MC or RC that can consistently compete?

nik -Reed!!  January 17, 2010 06:59 PM
why the heck didnt reed finish the race??? thats what i wanna know
BDD -Stewart's Status - correction on report  January 17, 2010 02:49 PM
James is fine. No serious injuries. In need of PT. SHAN MOORE - I was at PHX - Stewart didn't "catch REED" in Lap 5. Riding injured, Stewart was ahead of him to entire time. Reed was behind Stewart until Reed tried to pass and collided with Stewart.
Cory -Bubba's injuries  January 17, 2010 06:43 AM
How is James after the crashes in Pheonix, what injuries
ChevyTommy -Where  January 17, 2010 05:55 AM
The same place they were last week I guess.
Larry -077 -Where  January 17, 2010 04:45 AM
Where were the KTM 450's?
Robert4x4 -Stroupe's ride  January 16, 2010 10:31 PM
Stroupe is on a SUZUKI guys