The most recent winner in Supercross Lites, GEICO Powersports Honda rider Trey Canard, looked primed to double up Saturday at the AMA tour stop at Qualcomm Stadium, earning the holeshot award in the main event to thrill a rain-soaked but enthusiastic crowd.
Supercross San Diego
Barely moving through a quarter of the season of the 2010 Supercross series, this year has been fraught with injuries and unbridled competition. As Supercross heads to Round 5 at San Diego, there is one thing you can count on; expect the unexpected!
With the headlining rivals, James Stewart and Chad Reed, both sidelined for an undetermined period of time, there’s a whole new pack of young blood seeking their places on the podium.
Round 5 San Diego
Not since the ‘03 has Monster Energy AMA Supercross seen three different riders in four races earn victories in the premier AMA Supercross class. As Monster Energy Supercross heads into San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium tomorrow night several riders will look for the opportunity to join 2010 AMA Supercross class winners James Stewart, Ryan Dungey and Ryan Villopoto as the fifth stop of the championship unfolds in sunny Southern California.
Rockstar Makita Suzuki is busy practicing and preparing for Round 5 of the AMA Supercross series, which will take place at San Deigo’s Qualcomm Stadium on February 6, 2010. The team’s rookie racing sensation Ryan Dungey has had an amazing start to the 2010 season and is currently the points leader in the highly competitive class.
Dungey put together a great race effort in San Francisco, leading the first half of the main event and putting more than 9 seconds between him and the competition. His foot caught in a rut half way through the race, which ended in a get-off.
Team San Manuel Yamaha’s James Stewart, the reigning 2009 AMA/FIM Supercross Champion, will not be racing in San Diego this weekend. Last week on Friday, January 29th, an evaluation of an MRI showed Stewart had a broken scaphoid bone in his right hand. He underwent immediate surgery, that day, to have it repaired and be on the road to recovery right away. James returned to his home state of Florida for post-surgery therapy immediately following the procedure.
James Stewart Speaks…
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.
Trey Canard Speaks…
Monster Energy / Pro Circuit / Kawasaki is preparing for the penultimate round in California as the Western Region of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Lites Series heads to Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego this Saturday. Jake Weimer has been putting in laps on the practice track and is poised to step up on to the podium Saturday night.
Kawasaki’s Jake Weimer grabbed his fourth straight podium finishing runner-up at AT&T Park in San Francisco. After winning the first three races of the season, Weimer build a solid points cushion and with Saturday’s second place finish Weimer holds a 16 point lead in the championship standings.
Rain during the week meant the dirt inside the stadium was soft adding a level of difficulty to the track. Even though the weather on Saturday was clear, if a little chilly, there schedule was cut short giving Weimer only one timed practice session.
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto returned to the top step of the podium Saturday night at AT&T Park in San Francisco with his first win of 2010. After dominating his heat race, Villopoto took every advantage at his disposal to earn his third career supercross win.
Villopoto had been looking for a breakout race and San Francisco showed the 21-year-old was ready to battle for the title. After moving into second, Villopoto started to cut the gap to first. When the leader went down, Villopoto was able to take control of the race.
Round 5 Preview
The race towards the 2010 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship title got a little tighter heading into this weekend’s race from San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium. AMA Supercross points leader Rockstar-Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey looks to rebound from his worst outing of the season last weekend while Monster-Energy Kawasaki’s Jake Weimer aims to reassert himself as the rider to beat in the AMA Supercross Lites Western Regional Championship.
San Francisco will now always have significance for Ryan Villopoto. Because last night the Washington native took his first premiere class main event win of the 2010 Supercross season. Ryan Dungey, the Cinderella rookie and current points leader, had a fall and ruined his chance for another fairytale moment (following wins at Anaheim and Phoenix) ultimately finishing fourth.
Trey Canard proved his riding ability in 2008 by winning the Supercross Lites East championship in his rookie campaign. Saturday night in San Francisco, the 19-year-old Lites rider showed he could handle the action out west as well by winning his first race of the year at AT&T Park.
The victory extended an impressive streak for Canard’s GEICO Powersports Honda team, which has now placed a rider on the podium at all four races in the 2010 Monster Energy Series. As the season reaches the quarter mark, Canard is a solid second in the 250 West Standings.
On June 25th The United States Marine Corps’ motorcycle safety orientation film, Semper Ride, premiered to 22,500 Marines stationed at MCB Camp Lejeune, MCAS Cherry Point, and MCAS New River. On May 19th, the film also premiered to 3,000 Marines at MCAS Miramar near San Diego, California.
Stewart/Reed Rivalry Heats up as Monster Energy Supercross Heads to Seattle.
Earlier this year, Team San Manuel Yamaha’s James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., put together a seven-race win streak after starting the season in 19th place. It’s been a year of playing catch up for Stewart, who is the 2007 AMA Supercross class champion, and his win at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium brought him within five points of current leader Chad Reed.
11-Point Margin Separates Stewart and Reed.
Following his disappointing 19th place finish at the opening race of the 2009 Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, James Stewart put his season back on track. Albeit a fast track, winning seven consecutive races and erasing the points lead established by Rockstar/Makita Suzuki’s Chad Reed as the championship left San Diego.