Monster Energy Supercross Returns to Angel Stadium with First-Ever Pink-Themed Race to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness AURORA, Ill. (February 8, 2010) -- Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, returns to Angel Stadium this ...
Monster Energy Supercross Returns to Angel Stadium with First-Ever Pink-Themed Race to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness
AURORA, Ill. (February 8, 2010) -- Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, returns to Angel Stadium this Saturday for its third and final stop in Anaheim, Calif., with Rockstar/Makita/Suzuki's Ryan Dungey, of Belle Plaine, Minn., and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Jake Weimer, of Rupert, Idaho, leading the AMA Supercross and AMA Supercross Lites class points races, respectively. For the first time in Monster Energy Supercross history, Feld Motor Sports and Angels Baseball are teaming up for the final Anaheim race of the season in support of finding a cure for breast cancer. This first-ever PINK supercross race will help fund the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure 60-mile walk.
Last weekend at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium, Honda Red Bull Racing's Davi Millsaps, of Tallahassee, Fla., became the fourth different rider this season to win an AMA Supercross class main event.
"It was an amazing race for me, and I have the world's best people around me," said Millsaps. "Honda has always been behind me regardless of how bad my results were, and I am happy to give them this win."
Millsaps, who now has three career AMA Supercross class wins, moved into the lead on lap three and never looked back. Millsaps came into San Diego in sixth place in points, and the win moved him up to fourth place.
Dungey carries a four-point lead into Anaheim this weekend after a forgettable night in San Diego. Dungey and Monster Energy Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto collided in the first turn and started at the rear of the field. Dungey was able to charge up to sixth while Villopoto rebounded to finish fourth.
For the third consecutive week in a row, San Manuel Yamaha's Josh Hill finished in second place in the AMA Supercross class main event and trails Dungey by just four points.
"I made some mistakes at the beginning of the race, so I slowed down and waited for the right time to begin my charge," said Hill. "I was trying too hard in the beginning and was a little out of control."
In the Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites class main event in San Diego, GEICO Powersports Honda's Trey Canard, of Shawnee, Okla., grabbed the SPIKE Holeshot Award with Weimer and teammate Blake Wharton, of Pilot Point, Texas, in second and third, respectively. Canard found trouble and went down on the first lap, allowing Weimer to get by and lead the rest of the way, inching closer to the Western Regional title.
"Yeah it was a good night," said Weimer. "I was able to get a good start right behind Trey (Canard) and unfortunately he went down. I was able to get by and I just tried to be consistent from there. The track was definitely tricky but it held up well."
Through five rounds, Weimer has garnered an impressive 122 points out of a possible 125 by virtue of his four wins and a worst result of second coming in San Francisco. His advantage over Canard in the standings now sits at 26 points with only three races remaining in the eight-race championship.
Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil Honda's Cole Seely, of Newbury Park, Calif., earned his best-career finish of second at San Diego while teammate Wil Hahn, of Decatur, Texas, finished third.
Last year at Anaheim 3, eventual AMA Supercross class champion James Stewart captured his fifth win of the season. In the Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites class, Weimer earned his third win of 2009.
CBS Sports will broadcast the AMA Supercross class Sunday, February 14 at Noon EST. SPEED will broadcast the AMA Supercross Lites class on Sunday, February 14 at 6:00 p.m. EST.
Tickets are available at www.SupercrossOnline.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or 714-740-2000, the Angel Stadium box office, Ticketmaster, Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com, and participating Yamaha dealerships. Club Level tickets are $75; Diamond Club seats and Trackside Seats are $50; Extreme seats and Upper Deck seats are $30. All seats are $5 more on the day of the race. Practice and qualifying begin at 12:30 p.m. and racing begins at 7:00 p.m. Just recycle any empty Monster Energy can at the Pit Entrance for your free admission to the Pit Party with a valid Saturday event ticket from 12:30PM -- 6:00PM. Pit Passes will also be available for purchase for $10 on the event day at the Angel Stadium box office.