Anaheim 3 SX Preview
Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, returns to Angel Stadium this Saturday for its third and final stop in Anaheim (3) with Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey and Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jake Weimer leading the AMA Supercross and AMA Supercross Lites class points races, respectively.
For the first time in Monster Energy Supercross history, Supercross and Angels Baseball are teaming up for the final Anaheim race of the season in support of finding a cure for breast cancer. This first-ever PINK Supercross race will help fund the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure 60-mile walk.
Last weekend at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium, Honda Red Bull Racing’s Davi Millsaps, became the fourth different rider this season to win an AMA Supercross class main event.
Davi Millsaps Speaks…
"It was an amazing race for me, and I have the world’s best people around me," said Millsaps. "Honda has always been behind me regardless of how bad my results were, and I am happy to give them this win."
Millsaps, who now has three career AMA Supercross class wins, moved into the lead on lap three and never looked back. Millsaps came into San Diego in sixth place in points, and the win moved him up to fourth place.
Dungey carries a four-point lead into Anaheim this weekend after a forgettable night in San Diego. Dungey and Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto collided in the first turn and started at the rear of the field. Dungey was able to charge up to sixth while Villopoto rebounded to finish fourth.
For the third consecutive week in a row, San Manuel Yamaha’s Josh Hill finished in second place in the AMA Supercross class main event and trails Dungey by just four points.
Josh Hill Speaks…
"I made some mistakes at the beginning of the race, so I slowed down and waited for the right time to begin my charge," said Hill. "I was trying too hard in the beginning and was a little out of control."
In the Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites class main event in San Diego, GEICO Powersports Honda’s Trey Canard, grabbed the SPIKE Holeshot Award with Weimer and teammate Blake Wharton in second and third, respectively. Canard found trouble and went down on the first lap, allowing Weimer to get by and lead the rest of the way, inching closer to the Western Regional title.
Jake Weimer Speaks…
"Yeah it was a good night," said Weimer. "I was able to get a good start right behind Trey (Canard) and unfortunately he went down. I was able to get by and I just tried to be consistent from there. The track was definitely tricky but it held up well."
Through five rounds, Weimer has garnered an impressive 122 points out of a possible 125 by virtue of his four wins and a worst result of second coming in San Francisco. His advantage over Canard in the standings now sits at 26 points with only three races remaining in the eight-race championship.
Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil Honda’s Cole Seely earned his best-career finish of second at San Diego while teammate Wil Hahn finished third.
Last year at Anaheim 3, eventual AMA Supercross class champion James Stewart captured his fifth win of the season. In the Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites class, Jake Weimer earned his third win of 2009.
2010 AMA Supercross Class Results: San Diego
1) Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
2) Josh Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Yamaha
3) Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
4) Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
5) Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
6) Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki
7) Tommy Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Suzuki
8) Grant Langston, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
9) Nick Wey, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki
10) Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Yamaha
2010 AMA Supercross Class Season Standings
1) Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki, 105
2) Josh Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Yamaha, 101
3) Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 95
4) Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 82
5) Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 77
6) Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 72
7) Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda, 69
8) Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda, 66
9) Tommy Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Suzuki, 56
10) James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha, 51
2010 Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Class Results: San Diego
1) Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki
2) Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda
3) Wil Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda
4) Max Anstie, Hemet, Calif., Yamaha
5) Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Yamaha
6) Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda
7) Phil Nicoletti, Bethel, N.Y., KTM
8) P.J. Larsen, Murrieta, Calif., KTM
9) Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Honda
10) Chris Gosselaar, Spring Valley Lake, Calif., Honda
2010 Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Class Season Standings
1) Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki, 122
2) Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, 96
3) Wil Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda, 94
4) Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Yamaha, 78
5) Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda, 76
6) Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Honda, 71
7) Max Anstie, Hemet, Calif., Yamaha, 63
8) Josh Hansen, Elbert Colo., Kawasaki, 56
9) Jeff Alessi, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 45
10) Ryan Morais, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 42
CBS Sports will broadcast the AMA Supercross class Sunday, February 14 at Noon EST. SPEED will broadcast the AMA Supercross Lites class on Sunday, February 14 at 6:00 p.m. EST.