Kawasaki/Racer X Race Report

January 27, 2008 1:42am

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Austin Stroupe led out of the chute in the Lites main, but crashes kept him from his second-straight podium appearance.

Boost Mobile/Yamaha of Troy's Jason Lawrence took the lead soon after the start from Stroupe and took off, leading every lap of the main event to score his first-ever supercross victory.

A multitude of crashes and mistakes cost Ryan Dungey his shot at his third win in four races, but he managed to keep a sizeable points lead of 19 points over second-placed Dan Reardon.

Tommy Hahn had his best showing of the year, battling for the lead, and eventually just nipping Brett Metcalfe at the line for second.
Metcalfe spent most of the race bouncing between second and third with Tommy Hahn, eventually finishing third.

Dan Reardon finished fourth for the third time this year and now sits second in points, 19 points behind Dungey.

Wil Hahn (99) was the second of the Hahn brothers in the top 10 on the day. The Blose brothers (Michael and Chris) also both finished inside the top 10.

Lawrence celebrates his first-ever SX victory.
The 450cc class leaves the line for the main event.

Timmy Ferry grabbed the main-event holeshot, but was quickly overtaken by Heat-one winner Kevin Windham.

Windham was putting on a clinic out front in the beginning of the race, but eventually started losing a lot of ground to the riders behind him, who were jumping the track's triples while he wasn't.

Davi Millsaps was the first rider to catch and pass Windham, and he led for two laps before tossing it away while out front.

Chad Reed (22) took over the lead after Millsaps went down, and Windham (pictured, right of frame) went down in this maneuver over the track's third-base-line triple and went off the track.

Jacob Marsack was the talk of the main event, finishing fourth behind Reed, Windham and Millsaps.

Most of the riders spent some time sprawled out on the track like Ivan Tedesco here. Tedesco's fall here was on the last lap and cost him fifth place. Langston took fifth, Tedesco was sixth, and Nick Wey - the last rider on the lead lap - was seventh.

Reed celebrated his third victory of the season and extended his points lead to 19 over Windham with 13 rounds still left to run.