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Sign of the (Lap) Times: Vancouver Supercross

While reviewing the lap times of the top 10 finishers in each class at Vancouver, it was pretty much business as usual, but one thing did stand out: the rider who posted the fastest lap time in each class ended up finishing in second. That’s right: Team Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey and Team Kawasaki’s James Stewart were the fastest, respectively, in the Lites and Supercross class.
Let’s take a closer look for today’s Scott Sign of the Lap Times.

Supercross Lites

Pos.
Best Lap Time
Rider
Bike
1
55.747
Honda
2
55.516
Suzuki
3
57.467
Zack Osborne
KTM
4
55.726
KTM
5
57.367
Kyle Beaton
Yamaha
6
58.107
Yamaha
7
58.812
Bobby Garrison
Yamaha
8
58.984
Kawasaki
9
58.969
Dennis Jonon
KTM
10
58.990
Kevin Urquhart
Honda

We saw some new faces in the 250F class in Vancouver, and they ended up at the top of the podium. Both Ryan Sipes and Ryan Dungey headed to Vancouver for some seat time before the AMA Supercross Series starts in January, and both riders put in very good rides and finished 1-2, with Sipes taking the win on his Sobe/Samsung Mobile Honda. Dungey, in his first professional supercross, looked very impressive on his Makita Suzuki. So impressive, in fact, that he logged the quickest time in the class with a 55.516. Looking at the 450 class, that time would’ve put him in front of MDK Motorsports David Vuillemin for the fourth fastest in that class—not too bad for the young rookie from Minnesota. (But bear in mind, this track broke down quickly, and the 450 main definitely had a meaner track than the 250 main). No matter, you can count on Dungey making some noise in whichever region he rides in 2007.
     As for Sipes, the young Kentucky native looks to be on his way for a breakthrough season in 2007. Congratulations on your first major win, Ryan. Stay tuned for more on Ryan’s first win in tomorrow’s Bench Racing Ammo.

Ryan Dungey had the fastest lap time in the SX Lites class on his Makita Suzuki RM-Z250

450 class

Pos.
Best Lap Time
Rider
Bike
1
54.401
Suzuki
2
54.049
Kawasaki
3
54.952
Yamaha
4
55.995
David Vuillemin
Honda
5
55.795
Kawasaki
6
56.933
Yamaha
7
56.549
Honda
8
56.613
Kawasaki
9
57.228
Honda
10
57.342
Honda

Injured foot and all, James Stewart was still able to post the fastest lap time in Vancouver, which came on lap five of the 450 main event. The main event winner, RC, had the second fastest time of the night, with last week’s winner Chad Reed guiding his L&M Racing Yamaha to the third place in the main event, as well as having the third fastest lap time. But all three of these riders fastest lap times were in the 54s, which bodes well for Reed, because he looked uncomfortable out there. When he gets to a track where he finds his groove, he will surely shave some time off.

James Stewart rode through the pain of an injured right ankle to record the fastest lap time of the night in Vancouver

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