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Sign of the (Lap) Times: U.S. Open

Las Vegas is all about numbers, and the Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open has some very important digits to speak of. The digits most important are the ones following the dollar sign—but to add more zeroes to your payoff you must lower the numbers of your lap times.

Chad Reed was clearly the fastest rider inside the MGM.

photo: Simon Cudby

Chad Reed was the fastest all weekend long aboard his Yamaha 450F, as he recorded the fastest lap times in both the Toyota Superpole qualifying each night, as well as the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute main events. Reed looked to be on his way to becoming the first rider to ever win the Trifecta—becoming $250,000 richer—but an overly aggressive bid for the holeshot meant a huge first-turn crash in Saturday night’s main event. That all but ended those chances of taking the Saturday win, let alone a quarter-mil.

For this week’s Scott USA Sign of the (Lap) Times, we listed the times of the Toyota Superpole from both nights, as well as the main event lap times below. And check this out: The confines of the MGM Grand Garden Arena are pretty tight, and the track seems very short. The fastest lap time of the entire weekend came in Saturday night’s Toyota Superpole qualifying, which was a 43.084 logged by Chad Reed. But oddly enough, that lap time is longer than one we saw in the 2007 Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series: Looking back at the San Francisco SX, James Stewart recorded a 42.719 on his fastest lap there—and that was inside a baseball park!

For complete results from both nights of the 2007 Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open of Supercross, check out www.ussx.com.

Friday Toyota Superpole

Finish
Best Lap Time
Rider
Bike
1
44.476
Yamaha
2
45.059
Honda
3
45.133
Yamaha
4
45.597
Suzuki
5
45.945
Suzuki
6
46.054
Honda
7
47.040
Honda
8
47.267
KTM
9
48.331
Honda
10
1:22.492
Kawasaki

Friday Main Event

Finish
Best Lap Time
Rider
Bike
1
45.701
Yamaha
2
45.889
Yamaha
3
45.962
Honda
4
46.477
Kawasaki
5
46.827
Suzuki
6
47.389
Honda
7
47.052
Honda
8
47.517
KTM
9
47.494
Suzuki
10
47.059
Honda
11
47.829
Honda
12
47.294
KTM
13
47.925
Bryan Johnson
Honda
14
48.047
Honda
 
 

Saturday Toyota Superpole

Finish
Best Lap Time
Rider
Bike
1
43.084
Yamaha
2
43.214
Yamaha
3
43.527
Honda
4
43.883
Suzuki
5
44.566
Kawasaki
6
44.997
Honda
7
45.080
Honda
8
45.325
Honda
9
45.630
KTM
10
48.189
Honda



Jake Weimer took a surprise win Saturday night.

photo: Steve Bruhn

Saturday Main Event

Finish
Best Lap Time
Rider
Bike
1
45.293
Honda
2
45.387
Honda
3
45.169
Suzuki
4
45.088
Honda
5
44.787
Yamaha
6
45.650
KTM
7
44.924
Honda
8
44.116
Yamaha
9
46.211
Honda
10
46.423
Honda
11
45.317
Suzuki
12
44.803
Kawasaki
13
47.192
Kawasaki
14
47.234
Bryan Johnson
Honda

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