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Report | Race (Round 1 – Hangtown)

The 2011 AMA Motocross season began on Saturday, and it was a wondrous thing; a stunning day of mellow temps and daylight, a splendidly prepped track and the absolute best dirtbike racers on the planet making for ideal conditions to get the arrangement off to a thundering begin. Hangtown has been the opening stop of the season throughout recent years (it really pre-dates the AMA), and the general population here in upstate California dependably put on a top of the line appear. The track here at Hangtown is ‘genuine’ motocross: Hills, knocks, bounces, grooves, mud, clean, delicate, hard-you better have those motocross boots lashed! It’s a most loved of fans and racers alike, and has a beautiful history of epic motocross fights from the legends of the game. It’s another season with everybody hoping to get off to a quick begin which thus makes for some extraordinary hustling, and this end of the week would be the same. Notwithstanding the enormous young men on the 450’s, an all-new Lites arrangement started too, as did the 2011 WMX arrangement, including the quickest women on wheels! The whole occasion was a devour for the eyes-and by the looks of the group close by, the ubiquity of the game is at an unequaled high.

In the soul of “women first”, we should begin off the recap with the WMX arrangement. In spite of the fact that a large number of the world’s best ladies will arrange motocross head protector to motocross cap, this season figures to be a three lady fight for the title; Jessica Patterson is the safeguarding AMA Women’s National Motocross champion. Ashley Fiolek has won the title the past two years. What’s more, Steffi Laier is the Women’s World Championship the previous two years. What’s more, it just so happens, is precisely how the would unfurl at Hangtown. Patterson would voyage to simple triumphs in both motos, with Fiolek taking two seconds and Laier taking 66%. We’ll need to check whether this turns into an example, however these three women are an obvious over the field. It should make for incredible dashing toward the front going ahead. Good fortunes, women…

In the Lites class, the names should all be very commonplace to devotees of both the East and West Supercross divisions: Dean Wilson, Justin Barcia, Blake Baggett, Broc Tickle, Eli Tomac and Marvin Musquin were all close by to do fight with a large group of others-and it ought to be an amazingly aggressive arrangement all mid year! You would prefer not to be out there in this field without some genuine perch security! This day would have a place with two partners, as Dean Wilson won the primary moto with Blake Baggett winning the second moto and the general focuses lead (on account of his second place complete in the main moto). These two put forth an early expression yet it’s a whole deal to the title, and they will be tried at all times.

Later in the day, you could guess by the particular thunder of the 450’s that it was the ideal opportunity for the headliner to start. Except for James Stewart (damage), the field in Hangtown incorporated the absolute best the game brings to the table, including the recently delegated Supercross Champ, Ryan Villopoto. In the primary moto of the season-Ryan Dungey, who won a year ago’s outside title, wins effortlessly with Chad Reed and Villopoto asserting second and third individually. The second moto of the day had more interest, with hard hustling, passing and gamesmanship all through. At last, wily vet Chad Reed proceeds with his awesome year (he took second in general in the SX) by winning the second moto and turning into the general focuses pioneer after one occasion. Ryan Dungey comes in second and offers the general lead with Reed, while RV2 takes 66% on the day and is especially in the chase. BTO Sport’s own Michael Byrne has a perfect keep running in both motos, and checks in at eleventh by and large GO BYRNER! Appreciate this take a gander at the official standings:

Motocross Class Results

Chad Reed – HON – 2/1

Ryan Dungey – SUZ – 1/2

Ryan Villopoto – KAW – 3/3

Kevin Windham – HON – 6/4

Brett Metcalfe – SUZ – 5/5

Davi Millsaps – YAM – 4/7

Tommy Hahn – YAM – 8/8

Christophe Pourcel – YAM – 7/11

Ricky Dietrich – YAM – 11/9

Christian Craig – HON – 14/10

Michael Byrne – SUZ – 10/14

Jake Weimer – KAW – 21/6

Kyle Chisholm – YAM – 16/12

Scratch Wey – YAM – 15/13

Mike Brown – KTM – 13/15

250 Lites MX Class Results

Blake Baggett – KAW – 2/1

Dignitary Wilson – KAW – 1/3

Tyla Rattray – KAW – 5/2

Eli Tomac – HON – 3/4

Marvin Musquin – KTM – 4/6

G Swanepoel – YAM – 9/5

K Cunningham – YAM – 8/8

D Durham – HON – 10/9

Broc Tickle – KAW – 13/7

Cole Seely – HON – 7/13

M Davalos – SUZ – 12/11

J Anderson – SUZ – 11/12

Justin Barcia – HON – 6/18

G Audette – YAM – 14/15

Nico Izzi – HON – 30/10

Motocross Class Point Standings

Chad Reed – 47

Ryan Dungey – 47

Ryan Villopoto – 40

Kevin Windham – 33

Brett Metcalfe – 32

Davi Millsaps – 32

Tommy Hahn – 26

Christophe Pourcel – 24

Ricky Dietrich – 22

Christian Craig – 18

Michael Byrne – 18

Jake Weimer – 15

Kyle Chisholm – 14

Scratch Wey – 14

Darker, Simmonds – 14

250 Lites MX Class Point Standings

Blake Baggett – 47

Dignitary Wilson – 45

Tyla Rattray – 38

Eli Tomac – 38

Marvin Musquin – 33

G Swanepoel – 28

K Cunningham – 26

D Durham – 23

Broc Tickle – 22

Cole Seely – 22

M Davalos – 19

J Anderson – 19

Justin Barcia – 18

G Audette – 13

Nico Izzi – 11