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Dallas Supercross Results 2011

Saturday, April 2, 2011
Trey Canard rode to a third place finish in Phoenix.
Ice-Trey took another victory at Dallas, making it three wins so far for the SX rookie in 2011.
The 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series returned to Texas with major rewards for SX rookie Trey Canard. The Factory Honda rider claimed his third win of the season ahead of Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto and Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Meanwhile Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Dean Wilson took another victory in the East Coast Lites division ahead of Geico Powersports Honda teammates Justin Barcia and Blake Wharton.

Supercross

Red Bull KTM’s Mike Alessi roped another holeshot in the main ahead of Canard and Dungey, who both quickly snaked by to take the top-two positions at the start of the race. Despite putting in a good performance in his heat race, Honda’s fill-in rider for Josh Grant -Cole Seely - suffered a hard crash in the opening laps and was out. JGR Yamaha’s Justin Brayton also encountered misfortune and recorded a DNF as Reed shot ahead of Dungey for second. Stewart also found a way ahead of Dungey for third and, although Villopoto was near the back of the pack exiting Turn 1, the Kawasaki rider somehow managed to slip through the field into fifth behind Dungey.

Ryan Villopoto reclaimed the lead in the 2011 championship after taking second in Dallas.
Ryan Villopoto reclaimed the lead in the 2011 championship after taking second in Dallas.
The whoops proved a popular passing point during the evening as Stewart overtook Reed through the section for second. Meanwhile, Canard maintained his major lead out front by more than five seconds as Reed refused to let Stewart get away. Reed threw a solid block pass on Stewart to retake his position, but it wouldn’t be the last encounter between the two. Shortly afterward Stewart got sideways in the whoops and lost his footing while trying to pass Reed. Stewart ended up taking out Reed in the process of crashing, with Reed later recovering down in eighth from the incident. Stewart suffered less than the Aussie after resuming the race in fourth.
 
Events played in favor of Canard, who had his lead increased even more when Dungy also his the dirt. Also benefitting from the crashes was RV, who assumed second behind Canard after Dungey’s crash with Stewart and Honda’s Kevin Windham rounding out the top-five in the final laps. Reed would go on to make more mistakes that forced him down to 10th as Stewart’s bike began emitting steam from its engine. In the final lap Dungey was hunting Villopoto down while leaving Stewart in the dust.
 
Canard eventually snatched his third win in Arlington, bumping him up to fourth in the championship standings.
 
“I’m so grateful,” said Canard. “So many people from home are here. This is such an awesome day and I’m just so thankful. I knew I needed another good start and it happened again. I tried to put in (20) solid laps, (but) the whoops
Ryan Dungey posted yet another podium finish this season after a spirited performance in Texas.
Ryan Dungey posted yet another podium finish this season after a spirited performance in Texas.
were really tough. We’ll see (about the championship). I’m just going to keep doing the best I can. That’s all I can control.”

RV overcame a mediocre start and the crashes around him to finish runner-up, and by doing so reclaimed the lead in the series with just four rounds left.

“Tonight was crazy,” said Villopoto. “I got an ok start. There was a little problem with my bike, but nothing major. I just kept plugging away and things worked in my favor. The track was really tough for 20 laps, so sometimes you just got to sit back and let things happen.”
 
Dungey earned another podium finish in third and now trails Villopoto by just seven points. Stewart recovered from his incident with Reed to finish fourth, but is now 21 points behind the leader. Overall it was a miserable night for Reed, who was performing well before his accident with Stewart. The Aussie also crashed on the final lap, leaving him to finish back in eighth.

Dallas AMA Supercross Results:
1. Trey Canard (Honda)
2. Ryan Villopoto (Kawasaki)
3. Ryan Dungey (Suzuki)
4. James Stewart (Yamaha)
James Stewart missed the podium and had a major crash with Chad Reed. He is now fifth overall in the series.
James Stewart missed the podium and had a major crash with Chad Reed. He is now fifth overall in the series.

5. Kevin Windham (Honda)
6. Andrew Short (KTM)
7. Tommy Hahn (Yamaha)
8. Chad Reed (Honda)
9. Austin Stroupe (Yamaha)
10. Mike Alessi (KTM)
11. Weston Peick (Yamaha)
12. Fabian Izoird (Kawasaki)
13. Chris Blose (Kawasaki)
14. Michael Byrne (Suzuki)
15. Ivan Tedesco (Kawasaki)

2011 AMA Supercross Championship Points:
1. Ryan Villopoto, 255
2. Chad Reed, 249
3. Ryan Dungey, 248
4. Trey Canard, 239
5. James Stewart, 234
6. Andrew Short, 174
7. Kevin Windham, 150
8. Justin Brayton, 141
9. Davi Millsaps, 128
10. Ivan Tedesco, 114
 
Kawasakis Dean Wilson made a last-lap pass ahead of Justin Barcia for his third win of the 2011 season.
Kawasaki's Dean Wilson (#15) made a last-lap pass ahead of Justin Barcia (#17) for his third win of the 2011 season.
Supercross Lites

In the Lites class Barcia started the main on a high note by picking up the holeshot ahead of Yamaha’s Ryan Sipes, Wilson and Wharton. Jason Anderson was an early victim of the Texas circuit after going off the track and crashing out. Meanwhile, Sipes was a constant pest to Barcia, who was doing everything he could to keep his wheel out front. Wharton and Matt Lemoine rounded out the top-five as Sipes took over the lead from Barcia on Lap 3 by beating him through the whoops.
 
But Sipes’ moment of glory didn’t last long as he hit the deck, giving the top position back to Barcia. Suzuki City’s Malcolm Stewart ran sixth in the order ahead of Lance Vincent, Darryn Durham, Justin Sipes and Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett. In the final laps of the contest Wilson really picked up his pace to pressure Barcia. As the laps ticked by Barcia’s lead over the team green rider was cut short through careless errors.
 
With the white flag out, Wilson decided to strike. The Scotsman successfully completed the pass to take the lead on the final lap, and eventually took the checkers ahead of the field.
 
“This (win) means so much,” said Wilson. “It wasn’t an easy race. I’ve been battling the stomach flu all day. I just kept pushing and didn’t give up. It went all the way to the last lap, which was fun for everyone here. I made a pass on him and he got me back, then I got by again, he stuffed me and I stalled. I had one last chance to get him and I stuck it.”
 
Once again Barcia took second, extending his record of finishing on the podium in every East Coast race so far. For the second week in a row Wharton claimed third in the order, finishing more than 15 second behind Wilson at the finish line jump. Despite crashing twice in the main, Stewart managed fourth behind Wharton as Lemoine round out the top-five finishers.

Dallas AMA Supercross Lites Results:
1. Dean Wilson (Kawasaki)
2. Justin Barcia (Honda)
3. Blake Wharton (Honda)
4. Malcolm Stewart (Suzuki)
5. Matt Lemoine (Kawasaki)
Barcia earned another podium in Dallas and leads the East Coast Lites Championship by 13 points with just two races left.
Barcia earned another podium in Dallas and leads the East Coast Lites Championship by 13 points with just two races left.

6. Darryn Durham (Honda)
7. Blake Baggett (Kawasaki)
8. Gannon Audette (Yamaha)
9. Alex Martin (Honda)
10. Tyler Bright (Honda)
11. Hunter Hewitt (Suzuki)
12. Jason Anderson (Suzuki)
13. Taylor Futrell (Honda)
14. Lance Vincent (Honda)
15. Hunter Clements (Honda)

2011 AMA Supercross Lites Championship Points:
1. Justin Barcia, 160
2. Dean Wilson, 147
3. Ryan Sipes, 119
4. Blake Bagget, 114
5. Blake Wharton, 109
6. Matt Lemoine, 96
7. P.J. Larsen, 80
8. Malcolm Stewart, 73
9. Alex Martin, 59
10. Lance Vincent, 56
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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
MTGR   April 4, 2011 07:08 PM
I don't know Monkey, I'm not really a Reed fan but he does have more consecutive top 5 finishes than almost anyone in the sports history. I doubt you get that record of consistency by riding out of control or taking stupid chances. Stewart's record has always been the polar-opposite, which is fine as long as he is just risking his own injuries. As for Stewart having to watch out for Reed, he brought that on himself through years of pushing Reed around. There are a lot of riders who would love some payback on Bubbles, but few willing risk the ire of the AMA by going after their pet project.
monkey   April 3, 2011 08:50 PM
bubba has always road way aggresive, taking reed out was not on purpose.... like ive seen the two-two try to do over & over. reeds the dangerious loose cannon. just lisen to carmichael when hes anouncing the races... hes always said you gotta keep an eye on reed.
Derek   April 3, 2011 06:57 PM
Well done MTGR!!! I am really disappointed with the AMA they Should of sidelined him until he became a better rider. I REALLY feel bad for the rest of the riders on the same track with him. I bet ya RC is glad he doesn't have to race with a "loose cannon". The sad part is he's going to seriously hurt someone. What does he do when he is not racing? http://sports.espn.go.com/action/news/story?id=6269849 LMFAO
MTGR   April 3, 2011 03:22 PM
Stewart should have brought his red and blue lights along, then he could just trick people into pulling over for him rather than having to take them out. Stewart took out Reed because he was riding over his head, as he always has. No denying Stewart's raw speed, but any other rider would have been fined and penalized long ago for being a danger to other competitors. Then again, any other rider would also have faced relentless publicity and questions about his arrest rather than getting half a show-worth of pro-Bubba spin control. Things happen in aggressive racing. And most riders have moments of lost control, of all kinds up to and including the occasional retaliation, but Stewart's record speaks for itself. RC survived because RC was the GOAT and had enough reflexes, talent, and brainpower to move out of the way when he saw potential disaster looming (expect for that blindside at Unadilla, of course). But again, Stewart's record of take-outs is long and consistent - just ask Tedesco, Preston, Windham, Tedesco again, Reed (too many times to count), MC, Windham again, Villopoto, and a whole bunch of lesser-known guys who had races, seasons, and possibly even careers destroyed by him (Tedesco comes to mind again). They should have let Preston beat Stewart senseless in Canada all those years ago, Bubba was still fresh enough then it might have taught him something. Then again, he never learned anything when part-time MC paid him back in kind for a stupid take out. And now he is the almighty "James Stewart" and apparently an officer of the law to boot. I guess Stewart will need to kill or cripple someone before the AMA takes his dangerous Diva-attitude seriously. Or maybe they are just waiting for him to get thrown in jail and take the responsibility away from them.