Anaheim 2 Results
As the 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross made its second and final stop at Angel Stadium for the pink-themed "Breast Cancer Awareness" race, Team San Manuel Yamaha’s James Stewart on his Yamaha YZ 450 F had his sights on an eighth-career Supercross class win a Anaheim 2.
Once again James "Bubba" Stewart silenced the crowd and all outlining critics as he led tonight’s Monster Energy AMA Supercross race at the So. Cal. stadium with a perfect effort, en route to his third victory of the SX season, before over 45,000 motorcycle racing fans.
After JS7 set the pace with a clear win in his qualifying race, Stewart led the Supercross field through turn one and began to distance himself from the field in the Supercross main event. James made easy work of the world’s best motocross riders.
Monster Energy’s Ryan Villopoto (2011 Kawasaki KX 450 F) rode in the number-two position for all 20 laps of the main event. Two-Two Motorsports’ Chad Reed (2011 Honda CRF 450 R) finished in third place.
Ryan Villopoto (2011 Kawasaki KX 450 F) says: "The track was slippery tonight, but I had to ride hard and ride smart," explains the hard-charging and fan adored rider. "I’ve learned from a few mistakes I have made this year, so I am happy to finish second and move on to next weekend’s race in Houston."
Stewart added to his title hopes, as he did in Oakland, Anaheim extended his AMA Supercross championship points lead to five over Villopoto at Anaheim 2.
James Stewart (2011 Yamaha YZ 450 F) says: "I am so proud of everyone on my team for making this happen," comments the once-again fasted rider in the world.
"It’s awesome to come here and win in front of a sold-out crowd here at Angel Stadium. I am out here racing against the best guys in the world, so this is never easy."
Defending Supercross class champion Ryan Dungey (2011 Suzuki RM-Z 450) did not finish tonight’s race due to a mechanical failure.
Oddly enough it appeared that his chain derailed (or broke), just before the start / finish line, in a hard fought battle with Andrew Short on his 2011 KTM SX-F 350.
2011 Supercross Results: Anaheim 2
1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha
2. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
3. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Honda
4. Justin Brayton, Cornelius, N.C, Yamaha
5. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda
6. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM
7. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki
8. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda
9. Brett Metcalfe, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki
10. Davi Millsaps, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha
2011 Supercross Point Standings
1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha – 117
2. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki – 112
3. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Honda – 90
4. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda – 87
5. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki – 79
6. Brett Metcalfe, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki – 67
7. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM – 64
8. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda – 59
9. Justin Brayton, Cornelius, N.C, Yamaha – 57
10. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki – 48
SPEED TV is scheduled to broadcast the Supercross Lites class at 5:00 p.m. EST followed by the Supercross class at 4:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011.
AMA SX racing heads to Houston’s Reliant Stadium next Saturday.