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2010 Anaheim 2 Supercross Results

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Ryan Dungey is slowly starting to put his name on the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series. The Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider claimed his second win in as many races tonight at Anaheim 2, and he did so by coming from behind in what turned out to be one of the most exciting and competitive races of the series so far.

Ryan Dungey came from behind to win A2
Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Ryan Dungey is on a roll, taking his second win in as many races tonight at Anaheim 2.

After passing holeshotter Austin Stroupe, defending series champ James Stewart put his San Manuel Yamaha out front, leading teammate Josh Hill, the Suzuki-mounted Stroupe and Dungey through the opening lap of the 20-lap final. Stewart held the lead until the sixth lap of the race when Hill took over the position with a pass in the whoops. Hill led for the next eight laps with Stewart not far behind. While the Yamaha's were battling for the top spot Dungey had started to close in on them and put himself in a position to make a move at the midway point of the race. When the opportunity came he passed Stewart for second on lap 12 and then got by Hill on lap 14. Once in the lead, Dungey pulled away to a three-second margin by the end of the race.

“This is a good win for me,” said Dungey. “I didn’t get the best of starts and I was behind Josh and James, trying to see what lines worked and it turned out my lines were good and I just stayed patient and rode smart. It was tough because I’ve been getting good starts and this time I was stuck back in fourth or fifth, but I just put my head down and kept pushing forward.”

Josh Hill took Dungey to the wall in this turn.
Yamaha's Josh Hill (75) takes Ryan Dungey (5) high in this turn but Dungey was able to take the lead a few turns later.

Hill looked like a sure winner at the halfway point, but eventually settled for second, admitting after the race that he ran out of steam.

“James messed up in the whoops and I made that triple going into the corner and was able to get by him, but I just used up too much energy,” said Hill. “I just couldn’t hold off Dungey there at the end. I tried so hard to win it in the beginning and I just got a little winded.”

Stewart was in obvious pain when he got off the bike after finishing third and was escorted off the track by the San Manuel entourage without making a comment after he finished up on the podium. However team manager Larry Brooks indicated that Stewart was still hurting from his crash at Phoenix and was going straight to the doctor.

James Stewart finished third.
James Stewart finished third despite riding in obvious pain. The San Manuel Yamaha rider rode only three laps of practice and was basically carried off the track after the final.

“James shouldn’t have been racing,” Brooks said after the race. “He couldn’t hold on during practice and he was in a situation that he was on the fence if he was going to race or not. He needs to go back and get things checked out again because something’s not right.”

Finishing fourth was Red Bull Honda’s Andrew Short, his best performance of the season, coming from sixth at the start. Meanwhile, GEICO Powersports Honda’s Kevin Windham continues his string of strong rides, finish fifth ahead of JGRMX/Muscle Milk/Toyota/Yamaha’s Justin Brayton.

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, Honda’s Davi Millsaps, JGRMX replacement rider Michael Byrne and Valli Motorsport’s Ivan Tedesco rounded out the top 10.


Anaheim 2 Supercross Results:
1. Ryan Dungey, Suzuki
2. Josh Hill, Yamaha
3. James Stewart, Yamaha
4. Andrew Short, Honda
5. Kevin Windham, Honda
6. Justin Brayton, Yamaha
7. Ryan Villopoto, Kawasaki
8. Davi Millsaps, Honda
9. Michael Byrne, Yamaha
10. Ivan Tedesco, Yamaha
11. Kyle Chisholm, Yamaha
12. Tommy Hahn, Suzuki
13. Nick Wey, Kawasaki
14. Jason Thomas, Suzuki
15. Chris Blose, Honda
16. Grant Langston, Yamaha
17. Fabien Izoird, Kawasaki
18. Manuel Rivas Gomez, Kawasaki
19. Justin Keeney, Kawasaki
20. Austin Stroupe, Suzuki

Supercross Overall Standings:
1. Ryan Dungey, 72
2. Josh Hill, 57
3. Ryan Villopoto, 52
4. Andrew Short, 52
5. James Stewart, 51
6. Kevin Windham, 51
7. Ivan Tedesco, 43
8. Justin Brayton, 41
9. Davi Millsaps, 37
10. Tommy Hahn, 30

Supercross Lites

Jake Weimer continued to dominate the Lites division, passing Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki teammate Josh Hansen on the opening lap and then pulling away to a three second margin of victory over TLD/Lucas Oil Honda’s Wil Hahn at the finish.

Jake Weimer took another flag to flag win in the Lites class.
Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Jake Weimer is three for three in the 2010 Supercross Lites West series.

Weimer now holds 19-point lead in the series standings and sounded confident on the podium.

“So far, so good for me,” said Weimer. “I wanted to come out here and win, and that is what I have earned. I am really excited about this. This is a huge step in the right direction.”
 
Hahn held on for second place, his best finish of the 2010 season. 
 
“I rode started good and I made a smart pass on Josh and by that time Jake was too far out front,” said Hahn. “I’m going to do my best to get a win but today I’m happy with second.”

GEICO Powersports Honda’s Trey Canard moved up through the pack to finish third, after completing the opening lap in eighth, despite still suffering the effects of a badly bruised ankle.

Hansen held on for fourth with Hahn’s teammate Cole Seely in fifth.

Supercross Lites Anaheim 2 Results:
1. Jake Weimer, Kawasaki
2. Wil Hahn, Honda
3. Trey Canard, Honda
4. Josh Hansen, Kawasaki
5. Cole Seely, Honda
6. Gautier Paulin, Yamaha
7. Max Anstie, Yamaha
8. Blake Wharton, Honda
9. Travis Baker, Yamaha
10. Broc Tickle, Yamaha
11. Robert Kiniry Suzuki
12. Jeff Alessi, Yamaha
13. Antonio Balbi, Kawasaki
14. Sean Borkenhagen, KTM
15. Ryan Clark Honda
16. Christopher Gosselaar, Honda
17. Hunter Hewitt, Suzuki
18. Tanner Reidman, Honda
19. Jeffrey Mann Jr, Kawasaki
20. Jake Canada, Kawasaki

Supercross Lites Overall Standings:
1. Jake Weimer, 75
2. Trey Canard, 56
3. Wil Hahn, 56
4. Blake Wharton, 51
5. Ryan Morais, 42
6. Broc Tickle, 42
7. Cole Seely, 38
8. Josh Hansen, 32
9. Max Anistie, 32
10. Gautier Paulin, 30

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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.
Matt Goerke Bio
Starting as privateer and transitioning to a factory-sponsored rider, Matt Goerke has slowly been making a name for himself in the 450 class.
Jake Moss Bio
Twin brother to Matt Moss, Jake Moss can be found racing the Australian Supercross series in his home country when he's not stateside.
Kyle Chisholm Bio
Kyle Chisholm was a major success in the Canadian motocross circuit. Now, the 24-year-old is trying to bring that success to the States.
Justin Brayton Bio
Long time motocross/supercross veteran Justin Brayton is steadily climbing the rankings each year and has been offered a factory ride at Honda for 2012.
Jason Lawrence Bio
J-Law has the talent and speed to win championships, like his '08 SX Lites West title. He also has a knack for finding trouble, however.

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Comments
R.Aube -James "Crash" Stewart  January 26, 2010 08:48 AM
Frank 121 obviously has no clue!! What about A1 last year when Stewart took Reed out? BUT!!! that was not enough! Oh no it wasn't! Then the the self centered idiot gets up with out looking and pushes his bike into oncoming traffic and takes out Windham in the process.
I remember no apologies to either rider from Stewart. What I do remember is Stewart walking off the track with his bottom lip sticking out like a pouting little baby.( Since we are talking crybabies)
Stewart is undeniably fast. But his lack of track ethics and his poor rapport with the fans diminish his ability to shine.
As long as there is someone that can show him a wheel now and again (Like Carmichael was famous for) This so called "golden boy" will continue be a danger not only to himself but the rest of the riders on the track as well. Let's just hope he quits the "two a night" trend.
DR -DUNGEY  January 25, 2010 05:20 PM
Dungey is the man... Would this be another year for a rookie to grab a number "1" plate? Could he be able to repeat MC's reign during his first season? I think its possible. But racing is racing, and we can never tell what the next race would be... I hope Dungey could stay healthy throughout the season. I hope he could stand toe to toe with JS. It's a great race... Obviously James is hurt, and hope he could compete as healthy as he can on the next races. Because haters and doubters commonly say that someone grab a championship because JS is hurt. Go Dungey!!!
FRANK121 -Shots at Stewart  January 25, 2010 05:16 PM
Apparently you people still taking the shots at Stewart must have some racial problem because you have not been watching the same races I have? I never recall Stewart slowing down and not passing, then later running someone to force them off the track in a last ditch effort to win? He passed Dungey clean in A1 and racing was clean this weekend without the Australian cry baby. At least when Bubba runs into someone he apologizes after the race. Look for Reed to not even finish in the top 5 when or if he returns .... He is done! I suspect his outdoor title gift is in danger also ... He is done!
J Mizzle -Rockstar  January 25, 2010 01:45 PM
That was a great race, go Dungey. He's fast, has great endurance, and is finally someone to challenge Stewart (and I don't mean by crashing into him...)
R. Aube -Engineer  January 25, 2010 10:05 AM
What's with the hype on Stewart? Anyone ever notice how many riders that guy has taken out over the past couple of years?? If memory serves me..Two in one night last week. Reed should have taken a shot at him like he was falsely accused of doing.

Dougie -great race  January 25, 2010 10:02 AM
Great race,props to Dungey!!,Reed is toast if he even tries to comeback.
FRANK121 -Did U notice  January 25, 2010 08:14 AM
Isn't it IRONIC how CLEAN the racing is when Reed is not on the track! He has got to be the dirtiest, biggest cry baby this sport has ever seen!
Rob -Simply great race  January 25, 2010 05:37 AM
Thumbs up for Stewart, Hill, and Dungey. They made for on exciting race and kept it all clean.
kevin -Laughable  January 24, 2010 09:23 PM
Has to be the same troll posting about the KTM under a different name. Whatever, who cares, get over it you pencild!ck(s). Go ride whatever you want and enjoy yourself.
Terry -Very frank  January 24, 2010 02:31 PM
Sure the top guys would prolly win with the ktm,but with the outstanding shootout results you think someone would jump ship and go orange ...just to improve their placing.Not
Joe -Shootout Whiner  January 24, 2010 12:09 PM
So you whiners about the KTM shootout thing, question: Think the KTM couldnt win with J Stewart at the controls? You guys realize that the racers actually have some input in the finishing of the races right? Let's see... James Stewart won races on a Kawasaki and then on a Yamaha. But Chad Reed won races on a Yamaha and then a Suzuki. Oh my god, what won the shootout on the what? How did the... But the shootout said the... The KTM won the Supercross race? Why didnt the test riders just get their results from Supercross finishes. Huh, maybe they tested the bikes and had opinions and found the KTM to be the best.
Mark -KTM race ready?  January 24, 2010 11:48 AM
Several shootouts name KTM SX 450 bike of the year but nobody races them at the top level and no podiums. Something is very wrong here "shootout experts"?
JC -Maybe not  January 24, 2010 11:11 AM
Maybe they haven't seen Dirt Bike or MXA's shootouts either?
thewall -Fabulous race  January 24, 2010 11:09 AM
One of the best races in a long time. Stewart is obviously hurt and rode smart when he saw he wasn't going to win it without some out of control riding. Just keeping himself in the points. How about Dungey? He is fast AND rides smart. He was patient the entire race waiting to make a good move. It came and he walked away with it. Impressive. Props to Hill. Easy to overlook how well he not only rode but RACED. Great aggressive clean racing from these three.
Samantha Fisher, # 54 -Stewart and Reed.  January 24, 2010 10:28 AM
The wreck between Reed and Stewart was an accsident. no, one ment to take out anyone. But James pushing his bike over is too much. This weakend, Reed wasnt able to ride because of a broken hand. Stweart needs to chill out and take the next race off, he is going to hurt himself. I give him props for racing today and placing well, but hes going to kill himself! But i cant help but to wonder what would have happend if Stewart haddnt raced the main event last weakend and hurt Reed (ON ACCSIDENT!) and Reed was able to race this weakend? But I am very proud of Dungey! Dungey ROCKS!
Slipper -KTM's  January 24, 2010 05:21 AM
Still waiting for one to see the main event in the 450's.Maybe the riders havent seen your test?