2011 AMA Supercross
The 2011 AMA Supercross series heads to Chase Field in Phoenix this weekend for Round 2 of 17.
At last week’s season opener in Anaheim, Monster Energy Kawasaki rider Ryan Villopoto took the win. He was followed to the line by reigning Supercross Champion Ryan Dungey and San Manuel Yamaha rider James Stewart, a two-time SX champion.
Anaheim 1 Results
The 2011 Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM World Championship, season got underway on Saturday in front of a sold out crowd of motorcycle racing fans at Angel Stadium.
2011 AMA Supercross
For just the second time in 37 years, a rookie stole the show during the 2010 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, as Rockstar/Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey joined legend Jeremy McGrath as the only other first-year champion in the Supercross class.
Who will win the 2011 FIM / AMA Supercross 450cc Championship? After crashing out and sustaining injuries last year, James Stewart on the L&M Racing Yamaha YZ450F is reported to be focused and more determined then ever.
SX Race Report
Kawasaki rider Jake Weimer brought home his fourth win in five races at a muddy Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. With just one short practice and a deteriorating racetrack, the 22-year-old claimed the Supercross Lites victory and extended his points lead to 26 with just three races remaining in the West Coast season.
The consistent rain made for a long day at the track as the teams waited nearly six hours for practice to start. The track crew did a good job keeping the track in good shape as it improved with each session.
Honda rider Trey Canard isn’t letting his victory at last weekend’s 2010 AMA Monster Energy Supercross Lites race go to his head. He just doesn’t have the time.
Canard and the rest of team GEICO Powersports Honda head to Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego for the fifth race of the season this weekend, which has given Canard little time to revel in last Saturday’s success.
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Villopoto San Francisco Interview
Click video to see Ryan Villopoto’s exclusive interview with Ashley Phillips after round 4 of his exciting racing action at the 2010 Supercross in San Francisco. Ryan Villopoto made his ’09 debut in the 450 class after three championship years in Supercross Lites. As a rookie in the premier Superscross class during the 2009 season, Villopoto showed his ability to win.
Anaheim 2 proved to be a tough round for Supercross Lites rider Ryan Morais who crashed during his heat race. Ryan was running in second place in the qualifier until another rider landed on top of him while attempting to triple the last part of the rhythm section before turn six.
Ryan was quickly taken off the track to the Asterisk mobile medical unit, and Ryan was later transported to nearby UCI Medical Center, where he stayed until he was released at approximately 2:30 Sunday morning.
Kawasaki rider Jake Weimer had another great night at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California as he won his heat race and the Supercross Lites main event for the third straight week. Weimer’s Supercross Lites victory at Anaheim 2 marks his third win of the season as well as his fourth win in the last five races at Angel Stadium.
With all the rain in Southern California in the week leading up to the Supercross, Weimer could have easily taken some time off before heading to the races.
Ryan Villopoto earned his second win in three races, pacing the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM Championship season finale at Sam Boyd Stadium. Villopoto’s victory came on the heels of Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Christophe Pourcel’s victory earlier in the evening during the Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Supercross Lites Shootout. In all, the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team placed all four of its riders in the top six with Jake Weimer finishing fourth, Austin Stroupe fifth and Ryan Morais sixth.
Villopoto book-ended his rookie season in the supercross class with wins.