Yoshimura-backed teams dominated the sixth round of the 2011 AMA/FIM Supercross Championship season at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.
The Rockstar Makita Suzuki, Rockstar Energy Suzuki, and Honda racing teams all proved the performance advantage of their Yoshimura products with their strong Supercross results.
Team San Manuel Yamaha Red Bull’s James Stewart had a great start at Houston’s Reliant Stadium this weekend.
He set pace for the day with the fastest qualifying lap time in Practice of 48.60. Stewart then won his Supercross Heat race in dominant fashion, taking the lead in the first lap and posting an even faster lap time of 47.85.
Anaheim II Supercross
Yoshimura-backed teams came back to Anaheim for the fifth round of the 2011 AMA/FIM Supercross Championship season in front of a sell-out crowd Saturday night at Angel Stadium.
The Rockstar Makita Suzuki, Rockstar Energy Suzuki, and Honda racing Supercross teams all showed off their Yoshimura products with strong results.
Red Bull Jump Record
Levi LaVallee jumped an incredible 361 feet while preparing for his Red Bull: New Year. No Limits. world record snowmobile distance jump in San Diego.
Unfortunately, Levi was injured while practicing shortly thereafter and as a result, the Dec. 31, 2010 event has been canceled.
Team San Manuel Yamaha’s Josh Hill finished a well earned second at this weekend’s 2010 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, posting the fifth consecutive podium finish for Team San Manuel Yamaha since the beginning of the 2010 season. Hill is currently ranked second in the overall Supercross Championship points race, just 4 points behind the current race leader, Ryan Dungey.
Teammate and current Supercross Champ, James Stewart did not make the trip to San Diego as he continues to recover from surgery on his right wrist.
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.
American Honda announced today that Honda Red Bull Racing’s Andrew Short underwent further medical examinations as a result of his crash at the San Diego Supercross over the weekend.
Short has sustained a lower leg injury, which is expected to sideline him for approximately six weeks. Short will, however, still be in attendance at Angel Stadium to meet fans, sign autographs and participate in all Honda Red Bull Racing PR activities this weekend at Anaheim 3.
American Honda will release further details regarding Short’s injuries when all tests have been completed.
Chad Reed, still recovering from a broken hand sustained early in the 2010 Supercross Season, flew to California to see his doctor this week. From what we could tell, Reed is still not ready to ride his motorcycle or jump back into the race action quite yet. Reed’s new Kawasaki Team reports that Chad hopes to be riding soon. They also anticipate that Reed will be racing sometime next month.
SX Race Report
The fifth round of the AMA / FIM Supercross Championship got under way with a serious threat of rain over San Diego. The Dirt Wurx crew had secured the track at Qualcomm Stadium under plastic as the rain poured down most of the day.
Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s rookie star Ryan Dungey started off early grabbing the fastest time in practice by almost a second. The gauntlet was thrown down and the other riders were left trying to figure out how to make up eight tenths of a second.
SX Race Report
With James Stewart out, Yamaha San Manuel Team’s Josh Hill scored his fourth consecutive podium result and his second runner-up position in a week at a wet Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego for the fourth round of seventeen in the AMA Supercross series, also an FIM World Championship. The visit to southern California was a good one for Yamaha and the 2010 YZ450F as Valli Motorsports’ Ivan Tedesco rode to third place for his first piece of silverware of the season.
After a day filled with rain, a well-groomed track greeted riders inside San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium for the fifth round of the 2010 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship. 51,843 Southern California fans braved the weather as Davi Millsaps, of Murrieta, California, captured the AMA Supercross class victory. Monster Energy / Pro Circuit / Kawasaki’s Jake Weimer, of Rupert, Idaho, won his fourth AMA Supercross Lites class victory in five races of the Western Regional Championship.