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Sign of the (Lap) Times: San Francisco

For the second time in less than a month we encountered less than favorable conditions in Monster Energy AMA Supercross, as heavy amounts of precipitation fell throughout the San Francisco area for several days leading up to the main event. The Dirt Wurx crew did what they could to salvage the track, and the laps were shortened in order to get through the program as quickly as possible. The conditions did affect the lap times, but not as much as you’d think. We still saw lap times in the low 50-second range, with the Lites riders having quicker laps than the Supercross class. Check them out:

AMA Supercross Lites

Finish
Best Lap Time
Rider
Bike
3
50.720
Kawasaki
7
50.863
Suzuki
5
51.044
Kawasaki
2
52.184
Kawasaki
1
52.228
Yamaha
4
52.412
Honda
6
52.836
Honda
8
53.708
Suzuki
9
53.810
Yamaha
12
54.093
Yamaha
18
55.004
Eric McCrummen
Honda
10
55.129
Michael Blose
Suzuki
13
55.442
KTM
11
55.474
Honda
22
55.566
Honda
14
56.895
Honda
16
57.021
Honda
19
57.133
Honda
17
57.314
Michael LaPaglia
Suzuki
15
57.525
Carlos Gonzalez
KTM
20
58.562
Kyle Beaton
Yamaha
21
1:14.287
Adam Metzler
Honda

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Brett Metcalfe looks to be getting on track, and he was the fastest rider in Frisco, his 50.720 topping both fields. Of course the track was in a lot better shape during the Lites main event, but give credit to the three fastest Lites riders, as their best times all eclipsed that of the fastest premier-class rider, Chad Reed. Unfortunately their results didn’t reflect the same, as Metcalfe, Dungey and Austin Stroupe finished third, seventh and fifth, respectively. 
 

J-Law wasn't the fastest, but he got to the finish line first in SF.

As for the main event winner, Boost Mobile/Yamaha of Troy’s Jason Lawrence, his fastest lap time was a 52.228, fifth-fastest in the class.

Biggest Surprise: Props to privateer Eric McCrummen, who had the 11th-fastest lap time. Unfortantely, Eric finished 18th in the main.

AMA Supercross

Finish
Best Lap Time
Rider
Bike
1
51.758
Yamaha
3
52.058
Honda
2
52.313
Honda
6
53.027
Honda
5
53.516
Yamaha
10
53.603
Kawasaki
4
53.961
Honda
20
54.839
David Vuillemin
Suzuki
8
55.273
Honda
14
56.018
Eric Sorby
Honda
15
56.606
Suzuki
18
56.607
Yamaha
11
56.793
Yamaha
16
56.976
Yamaha
7
56.984
KTM
13
56.992
Honda
9
57.254
Honda
12
57.646
Honda
19
58.033
Honda
17
58.275
Honda

As Jason Weigandt penned yesterday in 450 Words, with Stewart out of the series, Reed’s biggest threat is no longer an individual racer but himself. He has said he liked the mud, and at Anaheim 1 he finally showed he can win in it. But could he do it again? Yes, and with authority, as he logged the fastest time in the class, topping Red Bull Honda’s Davi Millsaps (52.058) and Torco Racing Fuels Honda’s Kevin Windham (52.313).  Millsaps’ teammate, Ivan Tedesco, was fourth fastest, and Team Yamaha’s Grant Langston was fifth fastest en route to finishing fifth.

Reed got mud skills.

Biggest Surprise: Mud levels the playing field, which helped Bad Boy Energy Drink’s Jacob Marsack en route to his career-best fourth-place finish, but looking at the lap times, the Michigan native wasn’t that far off the pace, having the seventh-fastest lap time (53.961) in the class.

 

 

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