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Report | (Arlington) Supercross 2012

Crisp off the West Coast swing of the season, the 2012 Supercross convoy advanced toward the Dallas/Arlington territory for a Texas-sized confrontation of motocross magnificence. Opening services incorporated the lasers, light show, firecrackers, music and progressively that Feld Motor Sports is know for in delivering appears. Opening functions likewise incorporated an ‘exchange’ by Kevin Windham – where he hopped presumably hop over 110 feet, propelling off a triple bounce, and after that traverse two segments of track to arrive on the end goal! Before long, the matter of the night got going and the power in the Stadium was unmistakable. Awesome hustling was had throughout the night, from the Lites to the huge 450’s, so it might simply be genuine – everything is greater in Texas. Here’s an audit of how everything went down!

The Lites division has been completely awesome up to this point, and as we now begin the East Lites arrangement, the cast of racers has changed however the immense rivalry remains. Ruling East Lites champ Justin Barcia has returned to guard his crown, and he looks TOUGH-picking into right where he cleared out off on the platform a year ago! Tied up in the exemplary Alpinestar dirtbike boots, he advanced toward the front of the pack by lap six, failing to look back for his first win of the new season. Darryn Durham (Kawasaki), who really took the holeshot here in Cowboys Stadium, clutched second place and has certainty going into cycle two that he can contend with the enormous young men. He held off KTM’s Ken Roczen who balanced the platform. Inquisitively wrong from the leaderboard was Blake Baggett, who had an intense fall and battled with a twisted bicycle just to complete, yet he ought to be gotten notification from one week from now. One thing’s without a doubt: the East Lites ought to be extraordinary this year!

The 450cc class arranged next, and as the door dropped and the column of motocross caps shot down toward the principal turn, Jeff Alessi snapped the holeshot however it didn’t take yearn for Ryan Villopoto and Chad Reed to sneak by and assume control over the lead positions. From their the couple would start to split far from whatever is left of the pack. Additionally back, James Stewart had a mid pack begin and on the second lap, he slowed down his machine after the whoop segment. Intense night for Bubba the distance around. Ryan Dungey likewise did not have the best of begins and gradually worked his way up through the pack. In advance, Villopoto and Reed kept on engaging. Reed ( looking sharp in the Shift dirtbike clothing) appeared to be ready to make his turn now and again, yet would then lose a couple of feet to Villopoto contingent upon the segment. Going into the sand segment, Reed had been somewhat speedier than Villopoto, and looked ready to influence a go to endeavor until missing the mark on a dubious however little triple that sent him over the bars and out of the race. Initially analyzed as knee damage, Reed’s season could be in risk a major hit to the focused adjust, as he was set for an exceptionally encouraging begin. Get well, Reedy!

At last it was RV2 winning here in Arlington,taking his third title consecutively and building up his predominance on the field. With Reed out (accepting he will at any rate miss some time), Ryan Dungey might be the just a single remaining in RV2’s method for rehashing as Suprcross champion. Dungey managed to work his way to one more second place, and remains inside 13 purposes of the general lead. Newcomer Jake Weimer has another strong run and adjusts the platform ought to be enjoyable to watch him as the season advances and his certainty develops. James Stewart is well behind the pace in the generally speaking, and a 6th place here does not help him much. He needs wins, period. As we as a whole know, he’s more than competent however needs to remain upright and stack some checkered banners if he’s going to rundown the pioneers. Here’s a gander at the general standings as we leave Texas:

Supercross Lites Main Event

1. Justin Barcia (Honda)

2. Darryn Durham (Kawasaki)

3. Ken Roczen (KTM)

4. Blake Wharton (Suzuki)

5. Phil Nicoletti (Honda)

6. Malcolm Stewart (KTM)

7. Jake Canada (Suzuki)

8. PJ Larsen (KTM)

9. Cole Thompson (Honda)

10. Spear Vincent (KTM)

11. Alex Martin (Honda)

12. Seeker Hewitt (Suzuki)

13. Austin Politelli (Honda)

14. Justin Bogle (Honda)

15. Blake Baggett (Kawasaki)

16. Les Smith (KTM)

17. Angelo Pellegrini (Suzuki)

18. Sean Hackley (KTM)

19. Matt Lemoine (Kawasaki)

20. Kyle Cunningham (Yamaha)

Supercross Main Event

1. Ryan Villopoto (Kawasaki)

2. Ryan Dungey (KTM)

3. Jake Weimer (Kawasaki)

4. Mike Alessi (Suzuki)

5. Josh Hansen (Kawasaki)

6. James Stewart (Yamaha)

7. Kevin Windham (Honda)

8. Brett Metcalfe (Suzuki)

9. Justin Brayton (Honda)

10. Kyle Chisholm (Kawasaki)

11. Broc Tickle (Kawasaki)

12. Scratch Wey (Kawasaki)

13. Kyle Partridge (Kawasaki)

14. Robert Kiniry (Yamaha)

15. Davi Millsaps (Yamaha)

16. Matt Goerke (Suzuki)

17. Gavin Faith (Honda)

18. Nico Izzi (Yamaha)

19. Jeff Alessi (Suzuki)

20. Chad Reed (Honda)

Supercross Lites East Point Standings

1. Justin Barcia 25

2. Darryn Durham 22

3. Ken Roczen 20

4. Blake Wharton 18

5. Phil Nicoletti 16

6. Malcolm Stewart 15

7. Jake Canada 14

8. PJ Larsen 13

9. Cole Thompson 12

10. Spear Vincent 11

Supercross Point Standings

1. Ryan Villopoto 158

2. Ryan Dungey 145

3. Chad Reed 128

4. James Stewart 116

5. Jake Weimer 92

6. Kevin Windham 92

7. Brett Metcalfe 88

8. Mike Alessi 81

9. Justin Brayton 80

10. Josh Hansen 80