A lot went on between the drop of
the gates and the checkered flags at round six of the Monster
Energy/AMA Supercross Championship, but in the end, the result was the
same as the last few weeks, with San Manuel Yamaha's Chad Reed winning
the 450cc main and Boost Mobile/Yamaha of Troy's Jason Lawrence winning
the Lites class and taking over the series points lead.
All four holeshots in the Heat races came from the exact-same gate -
the second one to the outside of the doghouse. Lites Heat one's
holeshot went to Dan Reardon
(122), who ended up finishing second to
Jake Weimer got the holeshot from the same gate in Lites Heat two and went on to win the Heat.
Timmy Ferry (15) got the start from the preferred gate at the start of 450cc Heat one and went on to win it.
Kevin Windham (14) grabbed the holeshot in 450cc Heat two from the same
gate, and he also went on to win the Heat, beating out Chad Reed (22)
to do so.
Tommy Hahn (right) looked to have the Lites main holeshot before Jason
Lawrence (left, foreground) swept around the outside to steal the
From the holeshot, Lawrence quickly established himself out front and began to pull away from the pack.
Ryan Dungey came into San Diego with the points lead, but round six
marked his third race in a row where falls cost him dearly. He finished
sixth and lost the points lead for the first time this series.
Tommy Hahn ran in second from the outset in the Lites main, and that's
where he finished, matching his best finish of the season from San
Bobby Kiniry started third, and finished third - his first podium finish ever in an AMA Supercross.
Brett Metcalfe had to come through the LCQ to make the main, then came from outside the top 10 in the main event to grab fourth.
It was Lawrence's third win in a row, and it moved him into the points
lead with two points to spare over Dungey and two rounds left to run.
Davi Millsaps (118) grabbed the holeshot in the 450cc main with Chad Reed (22) and Kevin Windham (14) on his tail.
Millsaps (118) led the main for the first two laps before relinquishing it to Reed.
After leading from lap three to lap 12, Reed (22) went down in the sand
section, handing the lead back to Millsaps (on the other side of Reed).
Millsaps led the next four laps.
Reed eventually found his way back by Millsaps and into the lead with
only a few laps left to run. He went on to win his fourth race in a
row, and his fifth of the six rounds run thus far, and he leads the
championship by 35 points with 11 rounds still left to run.
Timmy Ferry (15) found his way by Windham, Andrew Short and the ailing
Millsaps late in the race to grab a come-from-behind second-place
Andrew Short finished fourth on the night.
Windham hung on for fifth.