2012 AMA Supercross Results
Spoiler Alert: 2012 AMA Supercross Championship results from Angel Stadium, Anaheim II, below
Heading into Anaheim II, round five of the 2012 AMA Supercross Championship, fans witnessed an unusual occurrence, something that didn’t happen since 1976.
This occurrence? Four different riders winning the opening four rounds – Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto (Anaheim I), Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey (Phoenix), Two-Two Motorsports Honda’s Chad Reed (Los Angeles) and JGRMX Yamaha’s James Stewart (Oakland).
And after Saturday evening in Angel Stadium, another odd thing occurred – one competitor became the first rider in history to win twice at Anaheim during a single season – the reigning Supercross Champion, Villopoto.
And the Washington native did it dominating fashion – he led all 20 laps to take the checkered flag. Villopoto grabbed the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot, followed by Reed in second. Reed passed Villopoto on the opening lap, but was quickly overtaken moments later.
By the end of lap one, Stewart moved into third. And on lap eight, Stewart took Reed for second. The three would finish that way – Villopoto, followed by Stewart and Reed, respectively. With his win, Villopoto has 108 points, three ahead of Reed. Dungey, who finished fourth at Anaheim II, is in third with 103 points.
Ryan Villopoto (Monster Energy Kawasaki KX450F Supercross) says: "James (Stewart) and Chad (Reed) were riding good tonight. I knew I had to stay on my toes and not make a mistake. We need to take it one race at a time. I had a great start and to be perfect on the start difficult."
Feld Motor Sports reports that GECIO Honda’s Tomac opened the Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Class main Event with the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot with Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Honda’s Cole Seely, who won the season opening race in Anaheim earlier this year, on his rear wheel through the first turn. Seely quickly passed Tomac for the lead. On Lap 3, Seely, of Murrieta, Calif., slid out and fell back to second place as Tomac assumed the lead. Seely finished second and Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin finished third.
Eli Tomac (GEICO Honda CRF450R Supercross) says: "Tonight’s track was difficult. It’s too bad Cole (Seely) slid out because he was going really fast, and I knew that I would have to work hard to get around him. I look forward to going to San Diego next weekend."
2012 AMA Supercross Class Results: Anaheim II:
1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
2. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha
3. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Honda
4. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
5. Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
6. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda
7. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
8. Mike Alessi, Hilliard, Calif., Suzuki
9. Brett Metcalfe, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki
10. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Kawasaki
2012 AMA Supercross Class Season Standings (following round five of 17):
1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki – 108
2. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Honda – 105
3. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM – 103
4. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha – 95
5. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda – 73
6. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki – 71
7. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda – 59
8. Brett Metcalfe, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki – 57
9. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha – 56
10. Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., Honda – 53
2012 Western Regional Supercross Lites Class Results: Anaheim:
1. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda
2. Cole Seely, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
3. Marvin Musquin, Murrieta, Calif., KTM
4. Dean Wilson, Menifee, Calif., Kawasaki
5. Nico Izzi, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha
6. Michael Lieb, Menifee, Calif., Honda
7. Matt Moss, Sussex Inlet, NS, KTM
8. Vince Friese, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Honda
9. Travis Baker, Temecula, Calif., Honda
10. Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., Suzuki
2012 Western Regional Supercross Lites Class Season Standings:
1. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda – 113
2. Dean Wilson, Menifee, Calif., Kawasaki – 91
3. Marvin Musquin, Murrieta, Calif., KTM – 84
4. Cole Seely, Murrieta, Calif., Honda – 79
5. Zach Osborne, Chesterfield, S.C., Yamaha – 67
6. Nico Izzi, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha – 62
7. Tyla Rattray, Wildomar, Calif., Kawasaki – 60
8. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Suzuki – 54
9. Ryan Sipes, Ekron, Ky., Yamaha – 53
10. Matt Moss, Sussex Inlet, NS, KTM
Photos by Don Williams (except #3, courtesy of KTM)