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Sign of the (Lap) Times: Las Vegas

AMA SX

Finish
Best Lap Time
Rider
Bike
1
1:06.383
Kawasaki
2
1:07.414
Yamaha
3
1:07.769
Honda
6
1:07.894
Kawasaki
4
1:08.525
Suzuki
21
1:08.839
Honda
5
1:08.981
Honda
7
1:09.579
David Vuillemin
Honda
19
1:09.629
Yamaha
8
1:10.558
Honda
10
1:10.566
Suzuki
9
1:11.289
Honda
11
1:11.462
Brock Sellards
Honda
12
1:11.537
Honda
13
1:11.714
Kawasaki
15
1:12.212
Kyle Lewis
Honda
16
1:12.258
Keith R. Johnson
Yamaha
14
1:12.345
Honda
20
1:12.500
Robbie Reynard
Honda
17
1:12.946
Kawasaki

Both titles were already wrapped up, and it was just a weekend to relax and cherish the moment in Las Vegas. So how does Monster Energy Kawasaki’s James Stewart handle having no pressure? He goes out and again lays down the fastest time of the night. In fact, his fastest lap time was more than a full second faster than that of Chad Reed, who had the second fastest time. Stewart’s performance Saturday night was the exclamation point on a dominant 2007 Amp’d Mobile Supercross season. We’re officially in the new era of supercross—the James Stewart Era.
The battle for the two remaining podium positions has really tightened up lately. Second through fourth were separated by less than a half second. That’s close! Makita Suzuki’s Ivan Tedesco was also able to step it up a bit in Vegas, recording the fifth-fastest lap time. 

Kevin has stepped it up

Biggest surprise: We’re going with Kevin Windham. He has really picked it up the past few weeks, and he’s making a legitimate run at Chad Reed for that second step on the podium. It’s a good way to finish up the series for K-Dub, before moving outdoors, where he’s a lot more comfortable. He could be on the box every time this summer.


AMA SX Lites

The battle of AMA SX Lites supremacy went to East Region rider Ryan Dungey, on his Makita Suzuki RM-Z250. The rookie jumped into the lead after the first two turns, and, after banging bars with Team Yamaha’s Josh Hill a few laps later, Dungey went on to win his fourth main event of the season, recording the fastest lap time in the process.

Finish
Best Lap Time
Rider
Bike
1
1:08.781
Suzuki
4
1:08.899
Yamaha
2
1:09.112
Honda
20
1:09.303
Yamaha
5
1:09.533
Honda
3
1:09.543
KTM
12
1:09.574
Branden Jesseman
Yamaha
6
1:09.725
Honda
8
1:10.377
Yamaha
9
1:10.416
Darcy Lange
Kawasaki
17
1:10.479
KTM
7
1:10.837
Kawasaki
10
1:11.020
Yamaha
11
1:11.173
Honda
18
1:11.775
Honda
19
1:12.295
Yamaha
15
1:12.333
Suzuki
14
1:12.415
KTM
16
1:13.422
Kawasaki
13
1:13.473
Kawasaki

The second fastest Lites rider in Vegas was a west coast racer—Jason Lawrence—who grew up on the east coast (New Jersey). Unfortunately, J-Law didn’t get the best of starts and had to work his way up through the pack to finish fourth.

Jake Weimer was very fast in Vegas

Biggest surprise: We have to give major props here to SoBe No Fear/Samsung Mobile Honda’s Jake Weimer. The Idaho-native had a pretty quiet, yet consistent, 2007 campaign, where he finished fourth overall in the Western region. His highest previous finish this season was a third, in San Francisco, and he remained consistent all year long. Weimer really shined in Vegas, though, recording the third-fastest lap time on his way to his best career finish of second. Well done, Jake!

 

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