2012 AMA Dallas Supercross Results
Spoiler Alert: 2012 AMA Supercross results from Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, listed below
The 2012 AMA Supercross Championship headed to Texas for the first time the season, the grid battling before 54,000 fans Saturday evening at Cowboys Stadium, Arlington.
And when the 20-lap event was complete, it would be Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto who would take his third consecutive win, and fourth this season. The KX450F rider was joined on the podium by Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey and the other Monster Energy Kawasaki rider, Jake Weimer.
Grabbing the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot was Motoconcepts Suzuki’s Jeff Alessi, but the RM-Z450 pilot was quickly passed by Villopoto and Two-Two Motorsports Honda’s Chad Reed.
By the end of the second lap, JGRMX Yamaha’s James Stewart was storming to the front, but crashed into teammate Davi Millsaps, causing both riders to lose positions. As for Dungey, the 2010 AMA SX Champion got pushed back to 14th at the start of the race, but fought his way up to fourth with five laps remaining.
The Australian Reed suffered a hectic crash on lap seven, and he wasn’t able to finish the Supercross race. This pulled the pressure off Villopoto, who went on to take his fourth win of 2012 SX (Anaheim I, Anaheim II, San Diego).
Ryan Villopoto (Monster Energy Kawasaki KX450F Supercross) says: “The track really broke down out there tonight, and when that happens, you have to be smart and play it safe. It’s a bummer for Chad (Reed). I am looking forward to next weekend in Atlanta.”
Following Reed’s crash, Weimer would move into second, with Dungey stalking closely behind. Dungey made a pass in the rhythm section, but Weimer quickly retaliated. But on the final lap, Dungey made the pass stick and would finish in second, followed by Weimer.
Ryan Dungey (Red Bull KTM SX-F 450 Supercross) says: “I felt really good tonight. Our team made some great improvements to the bike over the last week and I felt very comfortable all day. I’m glad I was able to make the pass on the final lap. I am happy with my finish tonight and am grateful to the Red Bull/KTM Team for all their hard work.”
With seven of 17 rounds complete in the 2012 AMA Supercross Championship, Villopoto now holds a 13-point lead over Dungey. Due to suffering his first DNF of the season, Reed moves to third, 30 points behind Villopoto. Stewart, who finished sixth in Cowboys Stadium, is in fourt, 42 points behind Villopoto.
In the opening race of the Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Champinship, the reigning champion, GEICO Honda’s Justin Barcia, was victorious. He was oined on the podium by Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Darryn Durham and Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen.
Durham took the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot, followed closely by Rockstar Energy Racing’s Blake Wharton. But while battling with Durham, Wharton crashed at the take-off jump for the triple.
Rookie Justin Bogle, of Cushing, Okla., moved into second place after Wharton’s crash but was subsequently passed on Lap 3 by his teammate and defending Supercross Lites Class Champion Justin Barcia.
Feld Motor Sports says on Lap 6, Barcia and Durham traded places with Durham holding the lead, and on the same lap, Barcia and Bogle traded places. Barcia held down second until Lap 8, when he passed Durham and rode to victory. Roczen passed Bogle for third place on Lap 10.
JDR/JStar/KTM’s Malcolm Stewart attempted to pass Bogle but caused both riders to crash, losing valuable positions. Durham finished second and Roczen finished third.
Justin Barcia (GEICO Honda CR-F250R Supercross) says: “They didn’t make it easy on me tonight. I had a great night, and the team didn’t really have to make any major changes to the bike coming into tonight’s Main Event. I have learned a lot from the past few years, and it paid off tonight. I am going to Atlanta next weekend with the points lead.”
The Monster Energy Supercross Championship heads to Atlanta’s Georgia Dome next Saturday, Feb. 25.
2012 AMA Supercross Class Results: Arlington
1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
3. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki
4. Mike Alessi, Hilliard, Calif., Suzuki
5. Josh Hansen, Elbert, Colo., Kawasaki
6. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha
7. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda
8. Brett Metcalfe, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki
9. Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
10. Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Kawasaki
2012 AMA Supercross Class Season Standings (after seven of 17 rounds):
1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki – 158
2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM – 145
3. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Honda – 128
4. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha – 116
5. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki – 92
6. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda – 92
7. Brett Metcalfe, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki – 88
8. Mike Alessi, Hilliard, Calif., Suzuki – 81
9. Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., Honda – 80
10. Josh Hansen, Elbert, Colo., Kawasaki – 80
Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites Class Results: Arlington
1. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda
2. Darryn Dunham, Butler, Pa., Kawasaki
3. Ken Roczen, Murrieta, Ga., KTM
4. Blake Wharton, Beaumont, Texas, Suzuki
5. Phillip Nicoletti, Cochecton, N.Y., Honda
6. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., KTM
7. Jake Canada, Sun City, Calif., Suzuki
8. PJ Larsen, Murrieta, Calif., KTM
9. Cole Thompson, Brigden, Ontario, Honda
10. Lance Vincent, Youngsville, La., KTM
Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites Class Season Standings:
1. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda – 25
2. Darryn Dunham, Butler, Pa., Kawasaki – 23
3. Ken Roczen, Murrieta, Ga., KTM – 20
4. Blake Wharton, Beaumont, Texas, Suzuki – 18
5. Phillip Nicoletti, Cochecton, N.Y., Honda – 16
6. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., KTM – 15
7. Jake Canada, Sun City, Calif., Suzuki – 14
8. PJ Larsen, Murrieta, Calif., KTM – 13
9. Cole Thompson, Brigden, Ontario, Honda – 12
10. Lance Vincent, Youngsville, La., KTM – 11
Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Class Season Standings:
1. Dean Wilson, Menifee, Calif., Kawasaki – 116
2. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda – 114
3. Cole Seely, Murrieta, Calif., Honda – 101
4. Marvin Musquin, Murrieta, Calif., KTM – 89
5. Nico Izzi, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha – 78
6. Matt Moss, Sussex Inlet, NS, KTM – 73
7. Zach Osborne, Chesterfield, S.C., Yamaha – 67
8. Travis Baker, Temecula, Calif., Honda – 63
9. Tyla Rattray, Wildomar, Calif., Kawasaki – 60
10. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Suzuki – 58