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AMA SUPERCROSS – LA FINALE À LAS VEGAS : RYAN VILLOPOTO CHAMPION ’2011..!!

Justin Barcia est Champion Lites côte est ’2011

MONSTER ENERGY AMA SUPERCROSS, AN FIM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
SAM BOYD STADIUM – LAS VEGAS, NV
ROUND 1 OF 1 – MAY 7, 2011
POS. # NAME HOMETOWN BIKE INTERVAL TEAM
AMA Supercross Lites LAS VEGAS

1 57 Blake Baggett Grand Terrace, CA, USA Kawasaki KX250F 15 Laps Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki
2 25 Ryan Sipes Ekron, KY, USA Yamaha YZ250F +0.538 DNA Shred Stix/Scott Sports/Yamaha/N-
3 17 Justin Barcia Ochlocknee, GA, USA Honda CRF250R +12.754 GEICO/Honda/Fox/Planet
4 15 Dean Wilson Menifee, CA, USA Kawasaki KX250F +15.375 Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki
5 139 Malcolm Stewart Haines City, FL, USA Suzuki RMZ250 +33.793 ARMA Suzuki City Nitro Circus,
6 48 Matthew Lemoine Collinsville, TX, USA Kawasaki KX250F +41.703 Moto Extreme/Kawasaki/Nitro
7 245 Lance Vincent Youngsville, LA, USA Honda CRF250R +43.409
8 65 Hunter Hewitt Pilot Point, TX, USA Suzuki RMZ250 +46.812 One Industries/Xtreme/Pro
9 44 Les Smith York, SC, USA Honda CRF250R +49.732 Fox Racing/JWR/South of the Border
10 283 Justin Sipes +54.037 GatewayCycles/Motolife/PrivateerJourney/Warthog/Scott/Ti-L
TOP 9 FINISHERS IN EACH RACE TRANSFER TO MAIN EVENT

Broc Tickle est Champion Lites côte Ouest ’2011..

MONSTER ENERGY AMA SUPERCROSS, AN FIM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
SAM BOYD STADIUM – LAS VEGAS, NV
ROUND 1 OF 1 – MAY 7, 2011
POS. # NAME HOMETOWN BIKE INTERVAL TEAM
AMA Supercross Lites LAS VEGAS

1 194 Ken Roczen Mattstedt, Germany KTM 250SXF 15 Laps RedBull/KTM/Teka
2 20 Broc Tickle Holly, MI, USA Kawasaki KX250F +12.126 Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki
3 35 Kyle Cunningham Aledo, TX, USA Yamaha YZF250 +12.645 DNA Shred Stix/Scott Sports/Yamaha/N-
4 19 Eli Tomac Cortez, CO, USA Honda CRF250R +13.475 Geico/Honda/Fox/PlanetFitness/Amsoil
5 36 Cole Seely Corona, CA, USA Honda CRF250R +15.560 Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Honda/Red Bull/PPG/Silly
6 28 Tyla Rattray Wildomar, CA, USA Kawasaki KX250F +19.602 MonsterEnergy/ProCircuitKawasaki
7 71 Ryan Morais Murrieta, CA, USA Suzuki RMZ250 +22.119 Rockstar Energy Drink/American Suzuki/One
8 58 Travis Baker Temecula, CA, USA Honda CRF250R +23.778 TroyLeeDesigns/LucasOil/Honda/RedBull/PPG
9 23 Martin Davalos Cairo, GA, USA Suzuki RMZ250 +26.057 Rockstar Energy Drink/American Suzuki/One
10 100 Joshua Hansen +37.710 Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki
TOP 9 FINISHERS IN EACH RACE TRANSFER TO MAIN EVENT

MONSTER ENERGY AMA SUPERCROSS, AN FIM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
SAM BOYD STADIUM – LAS VEGAS, NV
ROUND 1 OF 1 – MAY 7, 2011
POS. # NAME HOMETOWN BIKE INTERVAL TEAM
AMA Supercross Lites Shootout LAS VEGAS

1 25 Ryan Sipes Ekron, KY, USA Yamaha YZ250F 10 Laps DNA Shred Stix/Scott Sports/Yamaha/N-
2 36 Cole Seely Corona, CA, USA Honda CRF250R +5.054 Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Honda/Red Bull/PPG/Silly
3 194 Ken Roczen Mattstedt, Germany KTM 250SXF +6.250 RedBull/KTM/Teka
4 15 Dean Wilson Menifee, CA, USA Kawasaki KX250F +9.961 Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki
5 23 Martin Davalos Cairo, GA, USA Suzuki RMZ250 +13.063 Rockstar Energy Drink/American Suzuki/One
6 19 Eli Tomac Cortez, CO, USA Honda CRF250R +20.696 Geico/Honda/Fox/PlanetFitness/Amsoil
7 35 Kyle Cunningham Aledo, TX, USA Yamaha YZF250 +22.831 DNA Shred Stix/Scott Sports/Yamaha/N-
8 245 Lance Vincent Youngsville, LA, USA Honda CRF250R +23.197
9 58 Travis Baker Temecula, CA, USA Honda CRF250R +27.090 TroyLeeDesigns/LucasOil/Honda/RedBull/PPG
10 1W Broc Tickle Holly, MI, USA Kawasaki KX250F +28.665 Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki
11 28 Tyla Rattray Wildomar, CA, USA Kawasaki KX250F +34.513 MonsterEnergy/ProCircuitKawasaki
12 57 Blake Baggett Grand Terrace, CA, USA Kawasaki KX250F +35.746 Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki
13 72 Nick Paluzzi Riverside, CA, USA Yamaha YZ250F +39.716 DNAShredStix/ScottSports/Yamaha/NFab/GYTR
14 48 Matthew Lemoine Collinsville, TX, USA Kawasaki KX250F +44.378 Moto Extreme/Kawasaki/Nitro
15 71 Ryan Morais Murrieta, CA, USA Suzuki RMZ250 +46.522 Rockstar Energy Drink/American Suzuki/One I
16 1E Justin Barcia Ochlocknee, GA, USA Honda CRF250R +1:02.067 GEICO/Honda/Fox/Planet
17 44 Les Smith York, SC, USA Honda CRF250R +1:03.728 Fox Racing/JWR/South of the Border
18 139 Malcolm Stewart Haines City, FL, USA Suzuki RMZ250 9 Laps ARMA Suzuki City Nitro Circus,
19 592 Jake Canada Sun City, CA, USA Kawasaki KX250F +29.154
20 65 Hunter Hewitt Pilot Point, TX, USA Suzuki RMZ250 1 Laps One Industries/Xtreme/Pro

Malgré une course de folie de Chad Reed, Ryan Villopoto est le Champion SX ’2011..!!

MONSTER ENERGY AMA SUPERCROSS, AN FIM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
SAM BOYD STADIUM – LAS VEGAS, NV
ROUND 17 OF 17 – MAY 7, 2011
POS. # NAME HOMETOWN BIKE INTERVAL TEAM
AMA Supercross LAS VEGAS

1 22 Chad Reed Dade City, FL, USA Honda CRF450R 20 Laps Bel-Ray/Shift/Fox/Factory Effex/Dunlop/Honda
2 1 Ryan Dungey Belle Plaine, MN, USA Suzuki RMZ450 +1.351 Rockstar/Makita/Suzuki
3 2 Ryan Villopoto Seattle, WA, USA Kawasaki KX450F +35.302 Monster Energy/Kawasaki
4 38 Chris Blose Phoenix, AZ, USA Kawasaki KX450F +48.142 Dodge Motorsports/Hart &
5 29 Andrew Short Smithville, TX, USA KTM 350 +51.374 RedBull/KTM
6 32 Jake Weimer Rupert, ID, USA Kawasaki KX450F +52.939 Monster Energy/Kawasaki
7 74 Austin Stroupe Lincolnton, NC, USA Yamaha YZ450F +55.504 Valli
8 27 Nicholas Wey Dewitt, MI, USA Yamaha YZ450F +56.597 VMS/Rockstar/Yamaha
9 30 Kyle Regal Murrieta, CA, USA Yamaha YZ450F 19 Laps TeamSanManuel/Yamaha
10 942 Tye Simmonds Menifee, CA, USA KTM 350 +6.211
11 911 Tyler Bowers Danville, KY, USA Kawasaki KX450F +7.689
12 43 Weston Peick Wildomar, CA, USA Yamaha YZ450F +27.035
13 18 David Millsaps Carlsbad, CA, USA Yamaha YZ450F 14 Laps JGR/Muscle Milk/Toyota/FMF/Interstate
14 26 Michael Byrne Dade City, FL, USA Suzuki RMZ450 8 Laps BTOSports.com/BBMX/Palmetto
15 7 James Stewart Haines City, FL, USA Yamaha YZ450F 6 Laps TeamSanManuel/Yamaha
16 14 Kevin Windham Centreville, MS, USA Honda CRF450R +1.006 GEICO/Honda/MSR/Planet
17 12 Thomas Hahn Alvord, TX, USA Yamaha YZ450F 3 Laps Moto
18 800 Mike Alessi Victorville, CA, USA KTM 350 2 Laps RedBull/KTM
19 10 Justin Brayton Cornelius, NC, USA Yamaha YZ450F +13.624 JGR/Muscle Milk
20 62 Robert Kiniry Holland Patent, NY, USA Kawasaki KX450F 1 Laps

Ryan Villopoto Claims First Career Monster Energy Supercross Title in Las Vegas

Barcia and Tickle Claim Respective Lites Class Championships

LAS VEGAS (May 7, 2011) – The greatest season ever of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, came to an exciting conclusion on Saturday night in front of a capacity crowd of 39,506 fans inside Sam Boyd Stadium. After 17 rounds of the most competitive racing in supercross history, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, of Poulsbo, Wash., secured his inaugural Supercross class title thanks to a third place finish in the 20-lap main event. In the Eastern Regional Supercross Lites class championship, GEICO Honda’s Justin Barcia, of Ochlocknee, Ga., captured his first career title after a strong third place finish. In the final race of the Western Regional Supercross Lites class championship, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Broc Tickle, of Holly, Mich., also secured his first career title after a runner-up effort in his main event.

Red Bull KTM’s Mike Alessi, of Victorville, Calif., kicked off the final race of the 2011 season in the Supercross class by capturing the Nuclear Cowboyz® Holeshot, with GEICO Honda’s Kevin Windham, of Centreville, Miss., and San Manuel Yamaha’s James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., in tow. Windham quickly moved out front before the conclusion of the first lap, but was passed by Stewart on Lap 3.

Three laps later on Lap 6, Stewart lost control in the whoops and went down in front of Windham, who subsequently fell after trying to avoid his rival. Villopoto then moved into the lead, with Reed on his rear fender. Villopoto fended off Reed’s advances for another five laps before Reed made the winning pass on Lap 11. Rockstar/Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey, of Belle Plaine, Minn., moved by Villopoto shortly after and over the final five laps of the main event, Reed and Dungey brought the crowd to its feet with a close battle to the finish.

In the end, Reed secured his second win of the season while Dungey brought home his series-leading 13th podium finish of the season with a runner-up effort. Villopoto rounded out the podium in third.

“We gave it all we had,” said Reed. “I feel totally blessed this season. Congrats to Ryan (Villopoto). He earned (the championship). He had the most wins this season and to come back form what he went through last year, he has my respect. We did all we can and sometimes, you come up short.”

“I just have to thank everyone at Kawasaki,” said Villopoto. “The team believed in me through thick and thin. We’ll enjoy this. It was a hard-fought battle. I saw James and Kevin go down – the whoops were tough tonight. We all had to run the same line and you couldn’t avoid it. Luckily I got around (the crash). I wasn’t pulling away form Chad, so I just let him by and Ryan (Dungey) was right behind him so then I let him by. I just cruised from there.”

As the gates dropped on the final Eastern Regional Supercross Lites class main event of the season, Barcia grabbed the early lead and quickly opened up a gap over the rest of the field. Behind him, DNA Shred Stix/Star Racing Yamaha’s Ryan Sipes, of Vine Grove, Ky., and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett, of Grand Terrace, Calif., engaged in battle for second and after Barcia crashed out of the lead on Lap 3, put on a bar-to-bar showdown for the win. The duo traded the top spot on several occasions before Baggett made the winning pass on the final lap to secure his second win of the season.

“It was great to go out with a win,” said Baggett. “I had such a crazy season that it’s good to know I’m capable of being patient and having a good final round.”

Sipes finished second, just one bike length behind Baggett, while Barcia recovered from his mishap to finish off his championship season with a podium finish in all nine races.

“I’m lost for words right now,” said Barcia. “It hasn’t set in yet that I’ve won the championship. It’s been an awesome season. The racing has been crazy all year and I’ve had a lot of fun. I have an awesome team behind me that have given me 100-percent support every race. This is a moment I will remember forever.”

In the Western Region Supercross Lites class finale, Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen, of Germany, was the first out of the gates with Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil Honda’s Cole Seely, of Corona, Calif., right behind him. As the pair of riders pulled away from the field, several other competitors, including championship contenders Tickle and GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac, of Cortez, Colo., traded positions throughout the top five. On Lap 4, Roczen crashed out of the lead, allowing Seely to assume the position. Just two laps later, Seely crashed in the same spot and Roczen reclaimed the spot, carrying it on to his first career victory in his rookie supercross season.

“This is awesome,” said Roczen. “I’ve had so much fun racing supercross this season and competing in front of the U.S. fans. It feels great to finish the year off with a win. I feel like I’ve learned so much this (year) and I have a great team behind me. The best part about all of this is seeing how happy (Team Manager) Roger DeCoster is.”

With just two points separating them coming into the evening, Tickle and Tomac kept one another in sight throughout all 15 laps of the main event. Tomac held the upper hand for the majority of the race, until Tickle slipped by on Lap 13 and held off his rival to take the hard-earned championship with a runner-up effort.

“It really is a dream come true,” said Tickle. “I still don’t think it’s real. I know it happened but I still can’t believe it. The past few weeks have been pretty bad for me. I’ve struggled in practice and in the races. I am so happy right now and hope I don’t wake up from this dream.”

DNA Shred Stix/Star Racing Yamaha’s Kyle Cunningham, of Aledo, Texas, finished third, with Tomac following in fourth.

Following the respective regional Supercross Lites class main events, the stars from both coasts competed one final time in the Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout. Fresh off his championship win, Barcia grabbed the Nuclear Cowboyz® Holeshot, but crashed out of the lead on Lap 2, allowing Sipes to move into the lead. From there, the veteran rider never looked back, dominating en route to his second win of the 2011 season.

“(This is) cool,” said Sipes. “After losing the east main the way I did, it’s nice to come back and get this (win). I feel good and I feel that was the best way to end the season.”

Seely secured second while Roczen grabbed the final spot on the podium in third.

Earlier in the evening, the Bret Michaels “Rock Hard-Ride Hard” Award was handed out for the first time. The distinction honors the hardest charging, comeback supercross rider who ultimately proves to push the limits in a quest towards winning the Monster Energy Supercross championship. The award was given to Chad Reed, after the former champion came just four points shy of his third title in his inaugural foray into the world of team ownership.

Supercross Class Results : Las Vegas
1. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Honda
2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki
3. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
4. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Ariz., Kawasaki
5. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM
6. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki
7. Austin Stroupe, Lincolnton, N.C., Yamaha
8. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Yamaha
9. Kyle Regal, Murrieta, Calif, Yamaha
10. Tye Simmonds, Menifee, Calif., KTM

Supercross Class Season Standings (Unofficial Results)
1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki – 338
2. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Honda – 334
3. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki – 328
4. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha – 301
5. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda – 255
6. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM – 230
7. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda – 207
8. Davi Millsaps, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha – 180
9. Justin Brayton, Cornelius, N.C, Yamaha – 155
10. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Yamaha – 152

Western Regional Supercross Lites Class Results : Las Vegas
1. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM
2. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Kawasaki
3. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha
4. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda
5. Cole Seely, Corona, Calif., Honda
6. Tyla Rattray, Wildomar, Calif., Kawasaki
7. Ryan Morais, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
8. Travis Baker, Temecula, Calif., Honda
9. Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., Suzuki
10. Josh Hansen, Elbert, Colo., Kawasaki

Western Regional Supercross Lites Class Season Standings (Unofficial Results)
1. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Kawasaki – 187
2. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda – 181
3. Josh Hansen, Elbert, Colo., Kawasaki – 162
4. Cole Seely, Corona, Calif., Honda – 147
5. Ryan Morais, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki – 138
6. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM – 130
7. Tyla Rattray, Wildomar, Calif., Kawasaki – 126
8. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha – 125
9. Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., Suzuki – 107
10. Ben Evans, Garden City, Idaho, Kawasaki – 75

Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class Results : Las Vegas
1 Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki
2 Ryan Sipes, Vine Grove, Ky., Yamaha
3 Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda
4 Dean Wilson, Menifee, Calif., Kawasaki
5 Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki
6 Matthew Lemoine, Collinsville, Texas., Kawasaki
7 Lance Vincent, Edgewood, N.M., Suzuki
8 Hunter Hewitt, Pilot Point, Texas, Suzuki
9 Les Smith, York, S.C., Honda
10 Justin Sipes, Vine Grove, Ken., Kawasaki

Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class Season Standings (Unofficial Results)
1 Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda – 205
2 Dean Wilson, Menifee, Calif., Kawasaki – 183
3 Ryan Sipes, Vine Grove, Ky., Yamaha – 163
4 Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki – 159
5 Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Honda – 125
6 Matt Lemoine, Collinsville, Texas, Kawasaki – 120
7 Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki – 89
8 Lance Vincent, Youngsville, La., Honda – 83
9 P.J. Larsen, Murrieta, Calif., KTM – 80
10 Hunter Hewitt, Pilot Point, Texas, Suzuki – 80

Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout Results : Las Vegas
1 Ryan Sipes, Vine Grove, Ky., Yamaha
2 Cole Seely, Corona, Calif., Honda
3 Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM
4 Dean Wilson, Menifee, Calif., Kawasaki
5 Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., Suzuki
6 Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda
7 Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha
8 Lance Vincent, Youngsville, La., Honda
9 Travis Baker, Temecula, Calif., Honda
10 Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Kawasaki

(Photos : Kawasaki & Team Honda Geico/Honda)

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