Las Vegas practice report

May 6, 2006 5:27pm

It’s dry and dusty here at Sam Body Stadium where practice has concluded for the final round of the Amp’d Mobile Supercross Series here in Las Vegas. Trying to make his first start in the 450 class here in Vegas, Team Kawasaki’s James Stewart set the fastest time with a 1:04:669. Co-points leader Ricky Carmichael was able to set the second fastest time of the day with a 1:05:029, although he did have a few close calls in the second practice where he almost crashed twice. Co-points leader Chad Reed looked very smooth on his Factory Yamaha, and he set the third fastest time in practice with a 1:05:402. 

As for teammates, Stewart’s Kawasaki teammate, Michael Byrne, set the fourth fastest time in practice, but unfortunately he suffered a broken thumb after crashing in the whoop section and will not be racing tonight. Carmichael’s Makita Suzuki teammate Ivan Tedesco had the fifth fastest lap time while Chad Reed’s Yamaha teammate Heath Voss had the ninth fastest time of the 450 class. 

In the battle for supremacy in the 250F class tonight in the Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout, newly crowned Eastern Regional Supercross Champion Davi Millsaps set the best lap time on his factory Honda with a 1:06:135. He narrowly edged Monster Energy/Pro Circuit’s Ryan Villopoto, who turned a 1:06:289. A nice surprise with the third-fastest lap time was BooKoo Honda’s Justin Keeney with a 1:06:879. As for some other notable contenders, Honda’s Andrew Short was sixth fastest with a 1:07:416 and Sobe/Samsung Mobile’s Josh Grant was 10th with a 1:08:720. 

That about wraps up our practice report from here in Sin City. Remember to tune in to the Supercross LIVE! webcast tonight at beginning at 6:45 p.m. P.S.T., or you can tune and watch the race live on SPEED channel tonight!