Detroit Practice Report

In the Lites class practice, it was Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto narrowly edging Torco Racing Fuels Honda’s Josh Grant for the fastest lap honors. Each rider had their share of trouble with the one long whoop section, as the soft dirt is cupping out and rutting up pretty bad. Current points leader Trey Canard was third fastest, followed by Rockstar/Makita Suzuki’s Nico Izzi and MDK KTM’s Ryan Sipes. Check out the top 10 below:

Ryan Villopoto – 50.325
Josh Grant – 50.438
Trey Canard – 50.934
Nico Izzi – 51.656
Ryan Sipes – 51.774
Branden Jesseman – 51.898
Ryan Morais – 51.961
Martin Davalos – 51.995
Kyle Partridge – 52.039
Matt Goerke – 52.063

Ryan Villopoto was quickest in the Lites.

Trey Canard knows the importance of starts

Nico Izzi looked solid aboard the Rockstar/Makita Suzuki

The big development of the day came in the opening session for the premier 450 class. San Manuel Yamaha’s Chad Reed immediately set the fastest lap time (50.515), but a mishap on one of the tricky rhythm sections sent the current points leader to the ground, HARD. Reed was escorted off the track and out of the building by the Asterisk Mobile Medic crew and was taken to a nearby hospital for observation. The last we heard was the he hit his chest really hard and was coughing up blood. Rumors are also circulating that Reed may try and ride at least one lap in a qualifier this evening to get a provisional start into the main event.

Chad Reed gets hauled off the track after the first practice.

In the second 450 practice it was Team Yamaha’s Josh Hill putting in some very smooth and solid laps aboard the #40 YZ450F. Almost every other lap we’d see a different name atop the leader board, but in the end it was Hill getting the nod with a 48.659 over Windham’s 48.820. Check out the top 10 times below:

Josh Hill – 48.659
Kevin Windham – 48.820
Davi Millsaps 49.002
Tim Ferry – 49.116
Andrew Short – 49.184
David Vuillemin – 49.690
Charles Summey – 50.019
Travis Preston – 50.065
Eric Sorby – 50.285
Chad Reed – 50.515

Josh Hill had the best time in the AMA Supercross class

David Vuillemin designed tonight's course

Tonight’s track should provide some very intense, close racing, so be sure to tune into the Supercross Live! webcast at 7:00 p.m. ET over at, and stay tuned to Racer X Online for a full race report and updates.

Kevin Windham

Eric Sorby had the ninth best time in the AMA Supercross class

Ruts will definitely be a factor tonight