Before 41,872 raging race fans, at San Franciso’s AT&T Park tonight, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto won his first Monster Energy AMA Supercross (an FIM World Championship) race. GEICO Powersports Honda’s Trey Canard, of Shawnee, won his first Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites class race of the season, leading wire-to-wire.
San Francisco SX
Once again, the world of Supercross racing is proving just how unpredictable it can be. It was reported late last night that James Stewart underwent surgery to repair a broken bone in his hand that x-rays following his heat race crash at the Phoenix round, January 16, evidently missed. As a result, Stewart will miss tonight’s San Francisco round.
Ryan Dungey, the current 2010 AMA Supercross class points leader, brings a 15-point lead into tomorrow night’s Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, at San Francisco’s AT&T Park and a two-race win streak.
Since 1974, the first rider to win two AMA Supercross class main events in a season has gone on to win the championship 17 times. Ryan Dungey, who is riding in his first full season as a rookie in the AMA Supercross class will compete for his third consecutive win this season.
Ryan Dungey Speaks…
It takes a special person to enjoy the Bay Area on a rainy weekend in January, but when Supercross rider Kevin Windham arrives in town for this Saturday’s race at AT&T Park he’ll undoubtedly be excited about the prospect of getting dirty.
"It’s pretty much a given in our sport that when the racetrack is muddy, K-Dub is the man to beat," said Jeff Majkrzak, co-owner of Windham’s GEICO Powersports Honda race team. "For whatever reason, he just handles the mud better than anyone I’ve ever seen. I’m sure he won’t be upset if it rains all day."
Monster Energy Kawasaki has named Nick Wey as an interim Supercross 450cc rider while Chad Reed recovers from a broken hand. Wey comes to Kawasaki’s factory Supercross effort after racing the first three events aboard a privateer Kawasaki KX 450F.
"Nick is a really good fit for the team," said Monster Energy Kawasaki Supercross Team Manager Mike Fisher. "He has been riding with Ryan during the week and he is already familiar with the bike. Nick is a good rider.
After a storybook start to the 2010 Supercross racing season, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s rookie Ryan Dungey is preparing to take to the track in San Francisco on January 30 for Round 4 of the AMA Supercross. So far, Ryan Dungey has taken home the winner’s trophy two out of three races, and Dungey hasn’t finished lower than second all season.
Team Manager Roger DeCoster is pleased with the way the season has started. With the help of DeCoster and the rest of the team, Dungey has led 43 out of 60 laps in 2010. Despite the great start to the season, the team needs to stay focused.
Saturday night in San Francisco AMA Supercross class rookie Ryan Dungey will race for his third consecutive AMA Supercross class win and Kawasaki’s Jake Weimer hopes to keep his three-race win streak alive in the Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites class as the 2010 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, returns to AT&T Park.
Last Saturday night Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey won his second-straight AMA Supercross class race, and Jake Weimer won his third consecutive Western regional AMA Supercross Lites class race, leading all 15 laps of the main event.
Anaheim 2 proved to be a tough round for Supercross Lites rider Ryan Morais who crashed during his heat race. Ryan was running in second place in the qualifier until another rider landed on top of him while attempting to triple the last part of the rhythm section before turn six.
Ryan was quickly taken off the track to the Asterisk mobile medical unit, and Ryan was later transported to nearby UCI Medical Center, where he stayed until he was released at approximately 2:30 Sunday morning.
Coast Highway Video
Click video to see the Travel Channel’s (UK) new motorcycle travel program: World’s Greatest Motorcycle Rides, by Henry Cole as he travels the California Cosat Highway. He makes this rides on a Saxon motorcycle. Henry likes the looks of the semi custom bike and more important, he believes the motorcycle drives smoothly and comfortably. we guess he has not ridden a modern sport touring motorcycle.
161 MPH Plug-In
Mission Motors, a San Francisco based company redefining the world of performance motorcycles, announced today that its zero-emissions Mission One electric superbike has claimed the national AMA top speed record for an electric motorcycle, achieving a record 150.059 mph two-pass average run sustained for one mile at Bonneville Speedway on September 1st, 2009. Lead up to runs for the record saw one-way speeds across the mile stretch at 161mph.
D-Store (Dainese motorcycle apparel) San Francisco will be hosting a Track Day Expo this Saturday, July 25 at 10am at the store. In conjunction with Pacific Track Time, Catalyst Reaction Suspension, and Race Ready Motorsports, the D-Store will host a free seminar for riders who have thought about participating in a track day but aren’t sure where to start.
This informative expo will answer questions about what to expect for a track day, bike set up including tire and suspension expertise, and of course, what riders need to wear.
MotoGP racer Jorge Lorenzo, second in the Moto GP standing behind his teammate Valentino Rossi, will be making an appearance at the D-Store San Francisco on Tuesday, June the 30th.
Lorenzo will meet his fans at the world’s largest Dainese flagship store from 4pm to 6pm for an autograph session, before making his way to the Laguna Seca MotoGP race.
Today, after nearly two weeks on the Isle of Man, the Mission Motors team and their Mission One motorcycle prototype returned to San Francisco, having taken part in motorsports and electric vehicle history. Friday, June 12th, Mission Motors competed in the first-ever internationally sanctioned Zero Emissions Grand Prix, the TTXGP. One stop on Mission Motors’ road to production of the Mission One, the TTXGP, held in conjunction with the world renowned Isle of Man TT motorcycle race, proved to be the perfect arena to stress test the prototype under extreme real-world race conditions.
As the date of the first Two Day Superbike School approaches, Skip Barber is pulling out the stops to ensure a successful launch of the Skip Barber Superbike School Powered by KTM on June 10-11 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Here is the latest.
Skip Barber Superbike Night in San Francisco
Back in 1972, Jenny Lefferts’ dad’s ideal summer vacation was to take his VW Bus, pack in the family and take a road trip. Sounds a bit like National Lampoon’s ‘Vacation’ with Clark Griswald… so it might have been that Jenny’s dad often got lost.