Villopoto Captures Monster Energy Supercross Win at Anaheim 3 Canard Captures Second Lites Class Win of 2010 Championship ANAHEIM, CALIF. (February 13, 2010) -- Monster Energy/Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto, of Poulsbo, Wash., won tonight's Monster...
Villopoto Captures Monster Energy Supercross Win at Anaheim 3
Canard Captures Second Lites Class Win of 2010 Championship
ANAHEIM, CALIF. (February 13, 2010) -- Monster Energy/Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto, of Poulsbo, Wash., won tonight's Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, at Angel Stadium in front of 34,227 fans. GEICO Powersports Honda's Trey Canard, of Shawnee, Okla., won his second Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites class main event of the season.
Villopoto led the field through turn one, winning the Spike Holeshot Award. San Manuel Yamaha's Josh Hill, of Yoncalla, Ore., was in second and Honda Red Bull Racing's Davi Millsaps, of Tallahassee, Fla., was in third to start the AMA Supercross class main event. Rockstar/Makita/Suzuki's Ryan Dungey, of Belle Plaine, Minn., moved into fifth place by the end of lap one.
GEICO Powersports Honda's Kevin Windham, of Centerville, Miss., passed Millsaps for third place on lap seven then Dungey moved around Millsaps on the following lap, but spun out after the finish line, giving Millsaps the fourth-place position. Eventually, Dungey earned back fourth place, where he finished. Hill finished second and Windham finished third.
Dungey and Hill are now tied in the AMA Supercross class points standings at 123 points apiece.
"This is a good spot to be in as we head to Indianapolis next week," said Villopoto. "I am looking forward to next weekend's race, and I have put myself in a good position."
Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Honda's Wil Hahn, of Decatur, Texas, won the Spike Holeshot Award to open the Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites class main event with Canard and points leader Jake Weimer, who rides for the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team, following in second and third respectively.
Canard made his pass on Hahn near the end of lap one and rode flawlessly to his second victory of the year. On lap three, Weimer, of Rupert, Idaho, also passed Hahn but crashed shortly after securing second place. Weimer re-entered the race in 20th position. DNA Shred Stix/Division 7/Yamaha's Brock Tickle, of Holly, Mich., moved into second place on lap four, where he finished. Hahn held on for third place.
"Getting this win tonight was huge for me," said Canard. "I needed this week after my rough night last weekend in San Diego. We worked hard during the week to come into this race prepared."
Weimer charged through the pack to finish in eighth place and holds down a 14-point lead in the AMA Supercross Lites class.